The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 109 112 127
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 11 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.45% 0.71% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.03% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £220 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.45 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +28.68%
Six Sigma
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1795 1747 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.75% 68.67% 67.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 824 755
Average daily rate £390 £375 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 43
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Six Sigma across the Berkshire region.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma across the Berkshire region.

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -5 3 - -
Reading +6 2 - -
Newbury - - - -
Six Sigma
South East

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Six Sigma.

1 14 (66.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 13 (61.90%) Finance
3 8 (38.10%) ITIL
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
5 5 (23.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 5 (23.81%) iSeries
5 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
5 5 (23.81%) RPG IV
5 5 (23.81%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 5 (23.81%) DSDM
5 5 (23.81%) RPG
5 5 (23.81%) DB2
5 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (23.81%) IBM
5 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
5 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (14.29%) Marketing
7 3 (14.29%) Misys Midas
7 3 (14.29%) SWIFT
7 3 (14.29%) RPG/400
7 3 (14.29%) Change Control
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 3 (14.29%) MQSeries
7 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Six Sigma. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) WebSphere
2 3 (14.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Misys Midas
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (4.76%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) DB2
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.52%) DataStage
4 1 (4.76%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) ERwin
2 2 (9.52%) Toad
General
1 13 (61.90%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (14.29%) Marketing
4 2 (9.52%) Legal
4 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.76%) Back Office
5 1 (4.76%) Electronics
5 1 (4.76%) Automotive
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Process Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Business Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Designer
3 2 (9.52%) Business Improvement Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Business Improvement Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) RPG Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior RPG Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Business Process Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Process Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (9.52%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) iSeries
2 3 (14.29%) SWIFT
2 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 3 (14.29%) AS400
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) FMCG
4 1 (4.76%) DTV
4 1 (4.76%) CESG
4 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 8 (38.10%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
4 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
4 5 (23.81%) DSDM
4 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
4 5 (23.81%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
6 3 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) eTOM
7 2 (9.52%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
7 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
7 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
7 2 (9.52%) Logistics
7 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) RPG
1 5 (23.81%) RPG IV
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) RPG/400
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (9.52%) HND
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (4.76%) ISEB
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) GMP
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) IBM
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica