Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Six Sigma over the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Six Sigma
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 151 178
Rank change year-on-year -27 +27 -38
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 25 30 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.79% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 16
West Midlands median daily rate £314 £341 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.99% -9.67% -5.63%
10th Percentile £251 £302 £225
90th Percentile £484 £492 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 - £15.49
10th Percentile £27.50 - £14.98
90th Percentile £32.50 - £16.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -1.18% -5.56%

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 4,313 3,784 5,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.91% 83.81% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,567 2,388 3,061
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £267 £250 £243
90th Percentile £575 £544 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 142 120
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £40.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the West Midlands

Six Sigma
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 Six Sigma within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
Birmingham -1 14 £425 +36.00% 2
Warwickshire +5 4 - - 3
Shropshire -39 4 £296 -10.77%
Staffordshire -6 1 - - 3
Walsall - 1 £288 - 1
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 17 (68.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (40.00%) ISO 14001
2 10 (40.00%) ISO 9001
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) ERP
3 9 (36.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (28.00%) Degree
4 7 (28.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 6 (24.00%) HNC
5 6 (24.00%) HND
5 6 (24.00%) Process Improvement
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (20.00%) Quality Management
7 4 (16.00%) MS Access
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
7 4 (16.00%) SAP
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL
7 4 (16.00%) assyst
7 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
7 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.00%) Data Privacy
8 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (8.00%) Service Management
9 2 (8.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) ITSM
9 2 (8.00%) CA

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (8.00%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) EDMS
General
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
2 1 (4.00%) Military
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Analyst
2 11 (44.00%) Process Analyst
3 10 (40.00%) Business Process Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) ERP Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) HR Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Data Quality Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Digital Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) SAP Business Process Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Lean Project Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (40.00%) ERP
3 6 (24.00%) Process Improvement
4 5 (20.00%) Quality Management
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.00%) Data Privacy
6 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) BPMN
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Coaching
7 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (8.00%) ITSM
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.00%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (8.00%) Service Management
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 6 (24.00%) HNC
2 6 (24.00%) HND
2 6 (24.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (4.00%) CBAP
4 1 (4.00%) IIBA
4 1 (4.00%) MBA
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) ISO 14001
1 10 (40.00%) ISO 9001
2 7 (28.00%) QA
3 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) CA