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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 66 68 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.37% 0.66% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.85% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate
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£343 £285 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.17% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £273 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £357 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +185.71%
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
608 704 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 75.72% 77.11% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 315 325
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 £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 53 14
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -7.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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
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 22 October 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
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Six Sigma
North West

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (58.33%) MS Visio
2 5 (41.67%) Back Office
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Billing
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) SLA
5 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (58.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (41.67%) Back Office
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 8 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards