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 23 June 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.

Six Sigma
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 123 109
Rank change year-on-year +13 -14  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 11 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.43% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.52% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Median daily rate £450 £396 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £337 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £430 £428
% change year-on-year -3.77% +0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  

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 1699 2488 1862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.65% 82.63% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1486 1172
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 75
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +14 3 £450 +44.92% 1
Warwickshire +6 2 £313 -45.65%
Solihull - 1 £450 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £203 -
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 10 (43.48%) Project Management
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) Change Management
4 7 (30.43%) PRINCE
4 7 (30.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 6 (26.09%) Lean Six Sigma
5 6 (26.09%) Coaching
5 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) Process Improvement
6 5 (21.74%) PMP
6 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
7 4 (17.39%) Firewall
7 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
7 4 (17.39%) WLAN
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
8 3 (13.04%) Banking
8 3 (13.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
8 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 2 (8.70%) Quality Management

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:

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
1 4 (17.39%) WLAN
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Change Manager
1 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Process Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Process Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Change Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Change Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Change Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Project Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Compliance Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Project Management
2 8 (34.78%) Change Management
3 7 (30.43%) PRINCE
4 6 (26.09%) Coaching
4 6 (26.09%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (21.74%) Process Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Migration
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.70%) ERP
8 2 (8.70%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
8 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 7 (30.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 5 (21.74%) PMI Certification
3 5 (21.74%) PMP
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (13.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
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