The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 109 119 137
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +18
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 25 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 0.47% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £345 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.40 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.52%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2096 1910 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.50% 70.92% 65.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 950 1120
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £456 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 90 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Six Sigma
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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
Manchester +5 13 £300 -29.41% 4
Cheshire +7 9 £200 -43.00% 2
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
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England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 13 (34.21%) Project Management
2 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
2 12 (31.58%) Finance
3 10 (26.32%) MS Visio
4 9 (23.68%) Lean Six Sigma
5 8 (21.05%) Retail
5 8 (21.05%) MS Project
6 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.79%) ISEB
7 6 (15.79%) Project Planning
8 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (13.16%) UML
8 5 (13.16%) Back Office
8 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.16%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.53%) MS Office
10 3 (7.89%) ITIL
10 3 (7.89%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (7.89%) Degree
10 3 (7.89%) Change Control
11 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
11 2 (5.26%) Marketing
11 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Visio
2 8 (21.05%) MS Project
3 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
4 4 (10.53%) MS Office
5 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Retail
3 5 (13.16%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Back Office
4 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Analyst
2 17 (44.74%) Business Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Project Planner
3 7 (18.42%) Process Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Business Process Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Project Support Officer
5 4 (10.53%) Project Officer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (5.26%) Operations Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
7 2 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Service Operations Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Business Solution Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Solutions Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Project Management
2 12 (31.58%) PRINCE2
3 9 (23.68%) Lean Six Sigma
4 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
5 6 (15.79%) Data Analysis
5 6 (15.79%) Project Planning
6 5 (13.16%) UML
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Change Control
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) Service Management
8 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 2 (5.26%) Change Management
9 1 (2.63%) DSDM
9 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (13.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (2.63%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle
Warrington, Cheshire
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