The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 380 353 319
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -34
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 227 246 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.64% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 163 183
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£425 £440 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -1.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £312 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £595 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £47.71 £20.00 £26.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.55% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £14.49 £23.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.36 £32.00 £34.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £25.00 £26.40
% change year-on-year
+90.84% -5.30%
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in England

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in England

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in England

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in England

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
London +4 100 £475 - 24
South East -10 55 £400 - 12
West Midlands -1 19 £400 -9.09% 4
North West -29 19 £425 +21.42% 2
South West -4 14 £450 +2.85% 13
Yorkshire -23 11 £369 +1.02% 1
East Midlands -13 6 £513 +17.14% 4
North East -29 2 - -
East of England -11 1 £550 +31.73% 6
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Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 214 (46.62%) Lean Six Sigma
2 139 (30.28%) Finance
3 115 (25.05%) Project Management
4 92 (20.04%) ITIL
5 77 (16.78%) Degree
6 73 (15.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 72 (15.69%) PRINCE2
8 65 (14.16%) MS Excel
9 63 (13.73%) Change Management
10 61 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
11 57 (12.42%) SAP
11 57 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 57 (12.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 55 (11.98%) Banking
13 52 (11.33%) MS Visio
14 49 (10.68%) Microsoft
14 49 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (10.46%) Business Analysis
16 45 (9.80%) Telecoms
16 45 (9.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 43 (9.37%) Coaching
18 41 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
19 40 (8.71%) Manufacturing
20 38 (8.28%) BPMN
21 37 (8.06%) Security Cleared
22 35 (7.63%) ERP
23 34 (7.41%) Service Management
23 34 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
23 34 (7.41%) Process Improvement
24 31 (6.75%) UML

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 29 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.53%) Documentum
3 4 (0.87%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 65 (14.16%) MS Excel
2 52 (11.33%) MS Visio
3 30 (6.54%) MS Project
4 26 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (4.36%) MS Office
6 8 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.44%) Simulink
8 1 (0.22%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.96%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.31%) SAP SRM
3 4 (0.87%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.44%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.44%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.22%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.53%) SaaS
2 5 (1.09%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (0.65%) IaaS
4 2 (0.44%) PaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.01%) Internet
2 12 (2.61%) Broadband
3 3 (0.65%) Wireless
4 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.44%) LAN
4 2 (0.44%) VoIP
4 2 (0.44%) WLAN
4 2 (0.44%) WAN
4 2 (0.44%) FCAPS
4 2 (0.44%) ATM
5 1 (0.22%) MIMO
5 1 (0.22%) LTE
5 1 (0.22%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.22%) IPv4
5 1 (0.22%) IPv6
5 1 (0.22%) 4G
5 1 (0.22%) MVNO
5 1 (0.22%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.18%) MS Access
2 10 (2.18%) SAP BW
3 9 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.09%) OLAP
5 5 (1.09%) DataStage
5 5 (1.09%) EDMS
6 4 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Toad
2 2 (0.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.22%) CANoe
3 1 (0.22%) Subversion
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 139 (30.28%) Finance
2 55 (11.98%) Banking
3 45 (9.80%) Telecoms
4 41 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 40 (8.71%) Manufacturing
6 25 (5.45%) Retail
7 17 (3.70%) Retail Banking
8 13 (2.83%) Legal
8 13 (2.83%) Automotive
9 10 (2.18%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.09%) Back Office
11 4 (0.87%) Law
11 4 (0.87%) French Language
12 3 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.65%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.65%) Electronics
12 3 (0.65%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Marketing
14 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 143 (31.15%) Analyst
2 121 (26.36%) Business Analyst
3 85 (18.52%) Consultant
4 58 (12.64%) Project Manager
5 47 (10.24%) Process Analyst
6 34 (7.41%) Business Process Analyst
7 31 (6.75%) Service Manager
8 25 (5.45%) SAP Consultant
9 23 (5.01%) Process Consultant
9 23 (5.01%) Architect
10 17 (3.70%) Transition Manager
10 17 (3.70%) Service Transition Manager
11 14 (3.05%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 12 (2.61%) Six Sigma Consultant
13 10 (2.18%) Business Manager
13 10 (2.18%) Senior Manager
13 10 (2.18%) Senior Business Analyst
13 10 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.18%) Risk Consultant
14 8 (1.74%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.36%) JSP
2 2 (0.44%) Middleware
2 2 (0.44%) HTML
2 2 (0.44%) .NET
2 2 (0.44%) CSS
3 1 (0.22%) HTML5
3 1 (0.22%) XPages
3 1 (0.22%) Itk
3 1 (0.22%) Web Services
3 1 (0.22%) XML
3 1 (0.22%) XSL
3 1 (0.22%) XSLT
3 1 (0.22%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.05%) PMI
4 12 (2.61%) DTV
4 12 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.61%) FMCG
5 7 (1.53%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (0.87%) Derivative
7 4 (0.87%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.87%) NHS
7 4 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.65%) User Experience
9 2 (0.44%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.44%) CAN bus
9 2 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.44%) Mechatronics
9 2 (0.44%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (1.09%) Linux
1 5 (1.09%) Windows
2 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
3 2 (0.44%) HPUX
3 2 (0.44%) Solaris
4 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
4 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (46.62%) Lean Six Sigma
2 115 (25.05%) Project Management
3 92 (20.04%) ITIL
4 73 (15.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 72 (15.69%) PRINCE2
6 63 (13.73%) Change Management
7 57 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (10.46%) Business Analysis
10 43 (9.37%) Coaching
11 38 (8.28%) BPMN
12 35 (7.63%) ERP
13 34 (7.41%) Service Management
13 34 (7.41%) Process Improvement
13 34 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
14 31 (6.75%) UML
15 29 (6.32%) Quality Management
16 28 (6.10%) Data Modelling
17 27 (5.88%) CRM
17 27 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.10%) SQL
2 11 (2.40%) C
3 5 (1.09%) Java
3 5 (1.09%) VBA
4 3 (0.65%) R
5 2 (0.44%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.22%) VB
6 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.22%) PHP
6 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 77 (16.78%) Degree
2 57 (12.42%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 45 (9.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 37 (8.06%) Security Cleared
5 29 (6.32%) SC Cleared
6 26 (5.66%) PMI Certification
7 18 (3.92%) SAP Certification
8 17 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (3.70%) PMP
9 13 (2.83%) MBA
10 12 (2.61%) MCTS
10 12 (2.61%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 10 (2.18%) ISEB
11 10 (2.18%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 9 (1.96%) Postgraduate
12 9 (1.96%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.87%) CISSP
14 4 (0.87%) CCNA
14 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.45%) SLA
2 20 (4.36%) JSP 440
3 18 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (3.49%) ISO 9001
5 12 (2.61%) COBIT
6 9 (1.96%) QA
6 9 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.74%) GxP
8 4 (0.87%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.44%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.44%) P3O
9 2 (0.44%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.22%) EMIR
10 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.22%) BS15000
10 1 (0.22%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 57 (12.42%) SAP
2 49 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.05%) Oracle
4 10 (2.18%) HP
5 6 (1.31%) Cisco
6 5 (1.09%) IBM
6 5 (1.09%) Cognos
6 5 (1.09%) Informatica
7 4 (0.87%) Lotus
7 4 (0.87%) Apple
7 4 (0.87%) OpenText
8 2 (0.44%) VMware
8 2 (0.44%) webMethods
8 2 (0.44%) Remedy
8 2 (0.44%) Sun
8 2 (0.44%) NCR
8 2 (0.44%) Siemens
8 2 (0.44%) Mitel
8 2 (0.44%) Pega
9 1 (0.22%) Tableau
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