Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Lean Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lean Six Sigma over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lean Six Sigma
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 192 172
Rank change year-on-year +28 -20 -7
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 17 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.11% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.13% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 8
West Midlands median daily rate £430 £538 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.05% +50.35% -11.73%
10th Percentile £319 £419 £275
90th Percentile £570 £678 £448
England median daily rate £425 £475 £412
% change year-on-year -10.53% +15.29% -8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £66.25 £27.50 £47.71
% change year-on-year +140.91% -42.36% +138.55%

Lean Six Sigma is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,827 4,481 4,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.59% 82.54% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,430 2,707 2,264
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 133 165
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 £21.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +6.30% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.33 £10.90 £10.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.86 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Lean Six Sigma as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Lean Six Sigma in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lean Six Sigma in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lean Six Sigma in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 8 £351 -
Staffordshire +12 3 £350 -
Coventry - 3 £475 - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £500 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Lean Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Lean Six Sigma.

1 17 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 10 (58.82%) Change Management
3 9 (52.94%) Project Management
3 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
6 4 (23.53%) Business Transformation
7 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.76%) Release Management
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (11.76%) CMMI
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) ISEB
9 1 (5.88%) MOM
9 1 (5.88%) AIX
9 1 (5.88%) ERP
9 1 (5.88%) C#
9 1 (5.88%) SQL
9 1 (5.88%) .NET
9 1 (5.88%) SAP
9 1 (5.88%) Process Management
9 1 (5.88%) PLM

Lean Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (5.88%) Automotive
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) French Language
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Process Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Process Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Process Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Lean Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Data Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Process Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Process Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 10 (58.82%) Change Management
3 9 (52.94%) Project Management
4 8 (47.06%) Software Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (29.41%) DevOps
6 4 (23.53%) Business Transformation
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
8 2 (11.76%) CMMI
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 2 (11.76%) Release Management
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (5.88%) Case Management
9 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) SAP