The first table below looks at the demand for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Northamptonshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 37 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 3 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.83% 4.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 6.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 0
Average daily rate £550 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £431 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -15.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
290 158 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 80.33% 68.40% 65.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 97 151
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £16.17 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.74% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.42 £14.50 £150.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Six Sigma
East Midlands

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Six Sigma across the Northamptonshire region.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma across the Northamptonshire region.

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -12 2 £550 +29.41%
Six Sigma
East Midlands

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 10 (83.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (58.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Legal
5 2 (16.67%) Minitab
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (16.67%) MS Project
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) PMI
5 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (8.33%) Process Management

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Improvement Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Process Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) Process Management
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
2 3 (25.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Minitab
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Casewise
2 1 (8.33%) Popkin