The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 68 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +13
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.54% 0.61% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.90% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£500 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.34% +20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £26.40 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+17.42% +78.98%
Six Sigma
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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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
576 223 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 77.32% 67.58% 63.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 117 137
Average daily rate £363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £7.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 2 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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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
Tyne and Wear - 2 £508 -
Durham -9 1 - -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) ISO 14001
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) BCP
4 2 (25.00%) BS7799
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) BS15000
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (25.00%) CMMI
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Service Operations Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Business Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) AIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) Matrix Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 2 (25.00%) BCP
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (25.00%) CMMI
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) ERP
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) ISO 14001
2 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) BS7799
3 2 (25.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (25.00%) BS15000
4 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) VMware
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy