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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 142 125 99
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -26
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 5 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.15% 0.18% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.26% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£438 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £408
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -3.78%
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
2509 1957 1590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.64% 72.27% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1011 813
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 118 86
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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
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 5 March 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 +5 3 £438 +53.50% 1
Manchester -10 1 £400 +45.45% 4
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (35.71%) Project Management
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) HNC
4 2 (14.29%) HND
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) MS Project
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) JD Edwards
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 2 (14.29%) Process Management
4 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Project
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Lean Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Process Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Assistant Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
1 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 2 (14.29%) Process Management
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) HNC
1 2 (14.29%) HND
1 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 2 (14.29%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) JD Edwards
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