Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 156 163
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -16
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 17 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.65% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 27
West Midlands median daily rate £432 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £250 £306 £234
90th Percentile £488 £523 £580
England median daily rate £440 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +3.53% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.39 - -
England median hourly rate £45.29 £47.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.16% +11.18% +28.79%

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 4,059 3,552 4,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.04% 82.47% 83.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,462 2,200 2,711
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 138 107
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +23.28% -25.93%
10th Percentile £10.85 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £38.75 £46.50 £38.85
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 June 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 -15 9 £438 -2.78% 3
Warwickshire 0 2 - - 7
Shropshire - 2 £432 -
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 11 (64.71%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
3 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 3 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (17.65%) BPMN
4 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
4 3 (17.65%) ERP
4 3 (17.65%) ISO 14001
4 3 (17.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Automotive
5 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.76%) Process Management
5 2 (11.76%) CMMI
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce

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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) CruiseControl
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Military
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Process Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Process Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Process Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Business Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Business Process Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Manager
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Development Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) BPMN
4 3 (17.65%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (11.76%) CMMI
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.76%) Process Management
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (17.65%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (11.76%) HNC
3 2 (11.76%) HND
4 1 (5.88%) CBAP
4 1 (5.88%) IIBA
4 1 (5.88%) MBA
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 14001
1 3 (17.65%) ISO 9001
2 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle