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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 126 115 134
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 11 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.57% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.80% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Average daily rate
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£263 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £266 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £491 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £393 £381
% change year-on-year
+4.77% +3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.45 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +28.68%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 7 £250 -37.50% 3
Cheshire +3 4 £350 +7.69% 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (43.59%) Project Management
2 14 (35.90%) PRINCE2
2 14 (35.90%) Finance
3 10 (25.64%) MS Visio
4 9 (23.08%) MS Project
5 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.51%) Business Analysis
6 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
6 7 (17.95%) Lean Six Sigma
6 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.38%) Project Planning
7 6 (15.38%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.38%) Banking
7 6 (15.38%) Retail
8 5 (12.82%) Back Office
8 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (12.82%) UML
8 5 (12.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (10.26%) Degree
9 4 (10.26%) Change Control
9 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 4 (10.26%) MS Office
9 4 (10.26%) Oracle
9 4 (10.26%) ISEB
9 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.26%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (7.69%) ITIL
11 2 (5.13%) Service Management
11 2 (5.13%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (25.64%) MS Visio
2 9 (23.08%) MS Project
3 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
4 4 (10.26%) MS Office
5 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Retail
3 5 (12.82%) Back Office
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Business Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Project Planner
3 7 (17.95%) Process Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Project Support Officer
4 5 (12.82%) Project Officer
4 5 (12.82%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Operations Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Service Operations Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Assistant Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Project Management
2 14 (35.90%) PRINCE2
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Business Analysis
4 7 (17.95%) Lean Six Sigma
5 6 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 6 (15.38%) Data Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) UML
7 4 (10.26%) Change Control
7 4 (10.26%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) ITIL
9 2 (5.13%) Service Management
9 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.13%) Change Management
9 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.56%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 5 (12.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.13%) HNC
3 2 (5.13%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) CBAP
4 1 (2.56%) ACCA
4 1 (2.56%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
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