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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 109 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -17
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 15 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.94% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.92% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Median daily rate £500 £490 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £430 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +28.00%
Six Sigma
England

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
1369 650 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.46% 78.41% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 414 255
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 39 12
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £12.31 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.00 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Six Sigma as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -46 15 £500 +1.01%
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 23 (92.00%) ITIL
2 21 (84.00%) Unix
2 21 (84.00%) AIX
2 21 (84.00%) Solaris
2 21 (84.00%) Red Hat
2 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 21 (84.00%) ITIL V3
3 16 (64.00%) Configuration Management
4 15 (60.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 13 (52.00%) High Availability
5 13 (52.00%) Open Source
5 13 (52.00%) GPFS
5 13 (52.00%) Middleware
5 13 (52.00%) Workflow
5 13 (52.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (52.00%) HACMP
5 13 (52.00%) IBM AIX Certification
6 11 (44.00%) VPN
6 11 (44.00%) IBM
6 11 (44.00%) LAN
6 11 (44.00%) WAN
6 11 (44.00%) Service Management
7 9 (36.00%) SLA
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco
8 8 (32.00%) Sun
8 8 (32.00%) BEA
8 8 (32.00%) iPlanet
8 8 (32.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (32.00%) Linux
8 8 (32.00%) Windows

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (32.00%) iPlanet
1 8 (32.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
3 2 (8.00%) WebLogic Portal
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) LAN
2 11 (44.00%) VPN
2 11 (44.00%) WAN
3 8 (32.00%) BIG-IP
4 7 (28.00%) SAN
5 4 (16.00%) LDAP
6 2 (8.00%) FTP
6 2 (8.00%) NAS
6 2 (8.00%) SSH
7 1 (4.00%) HTTP
7 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.00%) DB2
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) AIX Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) AIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Chief Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Unix Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Unix Support
3 2 (8.00%) Unix Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) AIX Support
4 1 (4.00%) Process Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) Middleware
2 8 (32.00%) JSP
3 7 (28.00%) J2EE
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) HACMP
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (16.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Grid Computing
4 2 (8.00%) HP Storage
4 2 (8.00%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) AIX
1 21 (84.00%) Solaris
1 21 (84.00%) Unix
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) ITIL
2 21 (84.00%) ITIL V3
3 16 (64.00%) Configuration Management
4 15 (60.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 13 (52.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (52.00%) High Availability
5 13 (52.00%) Open Source
5 13 (52.00%) Workflow
6 11 (44.00%) Service Management
7 8 (32.00%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (32.00%) Project Management
8 7 (28.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (28.00%) QMS
9 3 (12.00%) Change Management
10 2 (8.00%) Coaching
10 2 (8.00%) Dashboard Development
10 2 (8.00%) ITSM
10 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (4.00%) Matrix Organization
11 1 (4.00%) OCR
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) IBM AIX Certification
2 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) SLA
2 8 (32.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) GPFS
2 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 8 (32.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (16.00%) OpenView
3 2 (8.00%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (44.00%) IBM
3 8 (32.00%) BEA
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
3 8 (32.00%) F5
3 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 8 (32.00%) Sun
3 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) HP
5 4 (16.00%) Cognos
5 4 (16.00%) Opsware
6 2 (8.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.00%) BMC
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) Qualys
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) Veritas