The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 146 118 122
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 19 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.74% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 7
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£425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £200 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £409 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.71 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £25.00 £26.40
% change year-on-year
+90.84% -5.30%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 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
Cheshire -6 9 £425 +21.42%
Cumbria - 4 - -
Manchester -23 3 £373 +6.42% 1
Lancashire - 3 £455 -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (65.85%) Lean Six Sigma
2 20 (48.78%) Continuous Improvement
2 20 (48.78%) Finance
3 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 18 (43.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (36.59%) MS Visio
5 14 (34.15%) BPMN
6 12 (29.27%) MCTS
6 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (29.27%) SAP
6 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
6 12 (29.27%) Quality Management
6 12 (29.27%) Performance Analysis
7 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
7 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
8 10 (24.39%) Project Management
9 9 (21.95%) Process Management
9 9 (21.95%) Coaching
10 7 (17.07%) Manufacturing
10 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
11 6 (14.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
11 6 (14.63%) Degree
11 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
12 5 (12.20%) MS Project
12 5 (12.20%) ITIL
13 4 (9.76%) Change Management
13 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
13 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (36.59%) MS Visio
2 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
3 5 (12.20%) MS Project
4 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) ATM
General
1 20 (48.78%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Business Analyst
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Process Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Consultant
4 5 (12.20%) Business Process Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Process Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Process Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Business Architect
7 2 (4.88%) VBA Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Lean Practitioner
8 1 (2.44%) Business Improvement Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Business Change Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Excel Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Process Improvement Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) SAP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) User Experience
2 1 (2.44%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (65.85%) Lean Six Sigma
2 20 (48.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 18 (43.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (34.15%) BPMN
5 12 (29.27%) Quality Management
5 12 (29.27%) Performance Analysis
6 10 (24.39%) Project Management
7 9 (21.95%) Process Management
7 9 (21.95%) Coaching
8 7 (17.07%) Risk Management
9 6 (14.63%) Mentoring
9 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (12.20%) ITIL
11 4 (9.76%) Change Management
11 4 (9.76%) Business Analysis
11 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
11 4 (9.76%) Lean Manufacturing
12 3 (7.32%) Zachman Framework
12 3 (7.32%) TOGAF
12 3 (7.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
1 3 (7.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (29.27%) MCTS
2 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.44%) MBA
6 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) HP
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