Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 172 142
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +1
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 29 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.32% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.39% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 27
West Midlands median daily rate £422 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.16% +18.75% +2.24%
10th Percentile £306 £390 £202
90th Percentile £553 £555 £530
England median daily rate £430 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -9.47% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £31.44
England median hourly rate £51.79 £40.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +27.86% - +26.56%

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 3,942 4,364 4,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.32% 82.79% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,488 2,694 2,361
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 - 10 £410 -
Birmingham -8 5 £313 -34.21% 2
Staffordshire +8 3 £350 - 2
Warwickshire +2 3 £413 -13.16% 6
Coventry +10 2 £475 - 5
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 (58.62%) Lean Six Sigma
2 13 (44.83%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (44.83%) Project Management
3 11 (37.93%) Change Management
4 9 (31.03%) ITIL
4 9 (31.03%) Software Delivery
5 7 (24.14%) DevOps
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (17.24%) Process Improvement
7 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
7 5 (17.24%) Finance
8 4 (13.79%) CMMI
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (13.79%) Release Management
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (10.34%) Business Process Modelling
9 3 (10.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
9 3 (10.34%) Analytics
9 3 (10.34%) ISEB
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
9 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
10 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (6.90%) Banking

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 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) French Language
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
1 9 (31.03%) Process Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Business Process Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Process Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Data Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Process Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Data Integration Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Integration Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Lean Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Business Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.45%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) AIX
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Lean Six Sigma
2 13 (44.83%) Project Management
3 11 (37.93%) Change Management
4 9 (31.03%) ITIL
4 9 (31.03%) Software Delivery
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) DevOps
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
7 5 (17.24%) Process Improvement
8 4 (13.79%) CMMI
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.79%) Release Management
9 3 (10.34%) Analytics
9 3 (10.34%) Business Analysis
9 3 (10.34%) Business Process Modelling
9 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C#
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 3 (10.34%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.90%) PMP
3 2 (6.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) MOM
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Epicor
1 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) EMC
2 1 (3.45%) HP
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) VMware