Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 184 134
Rank change year-on-year +33 -50 +14
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 37 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.50% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.60% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 22
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - -10.11%
10th Percentile £301 £225 £305
90th Percentile £499 £615 £528
England median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.49 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.73% -3.26%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.14
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.28% +34.81%

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 4014 5151 3873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.13% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2564 3089 2216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 137 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +2 11 £313 -5.30%
Warwickshire +8 8 £313 -39.02%
Shropshire - 5 £351 - 1
Coventry +18 4 £475 +28.38%
Staffordshire +13 3 £350 -
Worcestershire +5 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £450 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £203 -
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 16 (43.24%) Lean Six Sigma
2 14 (37.84%) Project Management
3 13 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (32.43%) Change Management
5 10 (27.03%) Finance
5 10 (27.03%) ITIL
6 9 (24.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 9 (24.32%) Process Improvement
7 7 (18.92%) Scrum
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (16.22%) Degree
8 6 (16.22%) PRINCE
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (13.51%) Migration
9 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.51%) PMP
9 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
9 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
9 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
9 5 (13.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 5 (13.51%) Coaching
9 5 (13.51%) Business Transformation
9 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
9 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
10 4 (10.81%) WLAN
10 4 (10.81%) Cisco
10 4 (10.81%) Microsoft

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 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Firewall
1 4 (10.81%) WLAN
2 1 (2.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) French Language
4 1 (2.70%) Local Government
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Consultant
2 9 (24.32%) Project Manager
3 8 (21.62%) Process Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Business Process Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Process Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Process Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Six Sigma Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Lean Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) Business Data Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Business Process Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Data Integration Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Integration Project Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Change Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Data Manager
9 1 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.70%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) AIX
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Lean Six Sigma
2 14 (37.84%) Project Management
3 12 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (32.43%) Change Management
4 10 (27.03%) ITIL
5 9 (24.32%) Process Improvement
6 7 (18.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (18.92%) Scrum
7 6 (16.22%) PRINCE
8 5 (13.51%) Business Transformation
8 5 (13.51%) Coaching
8 5 (13.51%) Migration
8 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
8 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
8 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (10.81%) Quality Management
9 4 (10.81%) Risk Management
10 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C++
1 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
1 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (16.22%) Degree
4 5 (13.51%) PMI Certification
4 5 (13.51%) PMP
4 5 (13.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (8.11%) ISEB
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Epicor
2 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.70%) EMC
3 1 (2.70%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.70%) VMware