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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 149 153 130
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 11 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.47% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.57% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Median daily rate £224 £388 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.25% +51.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £325 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £460 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £47.71 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £47.71 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-21.40% +53.90%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Manchester -4 10 £223 -42.20% 3
Merseyside +6 1 £300 -
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Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 West region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 10 (66.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Retail
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 2 (13.33%) Office 365
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Legal
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (13.33%) Process Management
6 1 (6.67%) Back Office
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Process Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Improvement Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planner
5 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Trainer
5 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Trainer
5 1 (6.67%) Report Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Process Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft