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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
England / West Midlands
Rank 105 110 112
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 11 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.82% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.99% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 5
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £228 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +0.62% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.09% +24.61%  

Six Sigma is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1797 2219 1944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.97% 82.43% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1219 1120
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Six Sigma as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 4 £475 +90.00%
Warwickshire -1 3 £450 +12.50%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Six Sigma.

1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 8 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 7 (35.00%) Change Management
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Coaching
5 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (20.00%) PMP
6 4 (20.00%) PMI Certification
6 4 (20.00%) PRINCE
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) ERP
7 3 (15.00%) WLAN
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (10.00%) Use Case
8 2 (10.00%) Data Centre

Six Sigma
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) WLAN
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Process Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Business Process Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Change Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Change Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Process Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Project Change Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Business Process Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Process Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Commercial Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Commercial Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Lean Practitioner
5 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 7 (35.00%) Change Management
3 5 (25.00%) Coaching
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) ERP
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.00%) Process Management
6 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 2 (10.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 4 (20.00%) PMP
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Blue Prism
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Pega