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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 159 127 119
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -8
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 5 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.76% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 14
Median daily rate £401 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £333 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £475 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.71 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £24.15
% change year-on-year
+35.71% +44.92%
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
3185 2895 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.60% 77.53% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1995 1668 1250
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 140 119
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 May 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 -11 3 £401 -15.52% 5
Cheshire -9 2 - - 1
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 8 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
6 2 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) PMI
6 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Process Management
7 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (6.25%) Workflow
7 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.25%) BPEL
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Process Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Business Improvement Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Planner
6 1 (6.25%) Project Change Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Transformation Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Process Management
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) BPR
7 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) SOA
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.25%) UML
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (6.25%) CBAP
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Avaya
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft