The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 63 57 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 7 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% 1.09% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.48% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £287 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £375 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.40 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +78.98%
Six Sigma
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 610 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.24% 73.94% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 291 333
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% -24.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington - 3 £200 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Chester - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Six Sigma
North West

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (54.55%) MS Visio
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
2 5 (45.45%) Back Office
3 3 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (9.09%) Use Case
5 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
5 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Billing
5 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (45.45%) Back Office
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Analyst
2 7 (63.64%) Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Process Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Operations Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Data Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (9.09%) IT Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA