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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 65 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.21% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.28% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£416 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.45 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+188.20% -65.30%
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
558 724 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.33% 77.60% 67.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 353 268
Average daily rate £385 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015. 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
Knutsford - - - -
Six Sigma
North West

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (28.57%) JD Edwards
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Junior
4 1 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Business Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Process Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) JD Edwards