The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 109 105 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 11 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.86% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.25% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £222 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £391
% change year-on-year
- +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.40 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.52%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1839 1682 2073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.38% 68.93% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 737 813
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Six Sigma
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
Reading +11 5 £405 -1.81%
Slough -2 4 £250 +11.11% 2
Maidenhead -4 2 - -
Six Sigma
South East

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (59.09%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (18.18%) DSDM
5 4 (18.18%) RPG
5 4 (18.18%) DB2
5 4 (18.18%) IBM
5 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 4 (18.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 4 (18.18%) iSeries
5 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 4 (18.18%) RPG IV
5 4 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
6 3 (13.64%) Change Control
6 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) SAP
6 3 (13.64%) Mainframe

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Misys Midas
2 1 (4.55%) SAP ERP
2 1 (4.55%) SAP HR
2 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
2 1 (4.55%) SAP MM
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) WPA
2 1 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (4.55%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) DB2
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (9.09%) DataStage
4 1 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Toad
1 2 (9.09%) ERwin
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 4 (18.18%) Manufacturing
4 3 (13.64%) Marketing
5 2 (9.09%) Legal
5 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (4.55%) Back Office
6 1 (4.55%) Electronics
6 1 (4.55%) Banking
6 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Programme Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Process Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) RPG Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) RPG Analyst Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior RPG Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Process Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Supply Chain Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Mainframe Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) iSeries
2 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.09%) AS400
3 2 (9.09%) SWIFT
3 2 (9.09%) FMCG
4 1 (4.55%) DTV
4 1 (4.55%) CESG
4 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Lean Six Sigma
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) DSDM
4 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 4 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 4 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
5 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 2 (9.09%) eTOM
6 2 (9.09%) Logistics
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) RPG
1 4 (18.18%) RPG IV
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) RPG/400
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (9.09%) HND
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.55%) CIPD
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GMP
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) Minitab
4 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.55%) Informatica
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