The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 137 174 178
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +4
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 13 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.35% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.43% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 19
Average daily rate £625 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £552 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £11.45
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +179.47%
Six Sigma
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2644 4145 4733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.02% 80.94% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 3226 3431
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the City of London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 11 (50.00%) Finance
1 11 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 5 (22.73%) SAP
4 5 (22.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
4 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (18.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) eTOM
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (18.18%) Coaching
6 3 (13.64%) MS Office
6 3 (13.64%) Process Management
6 3 (13.64%) Electronics
6 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
6 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
6 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) Document Management
6 3 (13.64%) COBIT
6 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (18.18%) MS Visio
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Converged Networks
1 1 (4.55%) Multicast
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 3 (13.64%) Electronics
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.64%) Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Private Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Back Office
5 1 (4.55%) Billing
5 1 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Process Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Programme Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Process Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Business Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Business Process Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Governance Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Process Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Process Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
1 1 (4.55%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (22.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (13.64%) Robotics
3 2 (9.09%) Fixed Income
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Equities
4 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (4.55%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) SUSE
2 1 (4.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) Coaching
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (18.18%) eTOM
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (13.64%) Document Management
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Process Improvement
5 3 (13.64%) Process Management
5 3 (13.64%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.64%) Robotic Process Automation
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) C++
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.09%) PMP
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) COBIT
2 2 (9.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (4.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (4.55%) EMIR
3 1 (4.55%) MiFID
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) NFS
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Blue Prism
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) VMware