The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 84 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.082% 0.35% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.50% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +26.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
940 808 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 76.99% 71.63% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 388 318
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +7.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £40.00
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 Edinburgh

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) CIMA
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) ACCA
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (25.00%) CFA
3 2 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) EMIR
4 1 (12.50%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (12.50%) IIBA
4 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
4 1 (12.50%) Equities
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Derivative
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Data Mining

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
1 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Analyst
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Process Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Fixed Income
1 1 (12.50%) Equities
1 1 (12.50%) Derivative
1 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CIMA
1 2 (25.00%) ACCA
1 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 2 (25.00%) CFA
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) IIBA
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) EMIR
2 1 (12.50%) Dodd-Frank