The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 106 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 17 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.62% 0.48% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.69% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £510 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £26.40 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+17.42% +78.98%
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2064 1737 1747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.60% 68.76% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 871 866
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 78
Average hourly rate £32.50 £29.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
Six Sigma
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Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 15 (42.86%) Lean Six Sigma
2 13 (37.14%) Manufacturing
3 9 (25.71%) Project Management
3 9 (25.71%) Validation
3 9 (25.71%) Degree
4 8 (22.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (20.00%) Finance
5 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.43%) Change Management
8 4 (11.43%) SQL
9 3 (8.57%) IIS
9 3 (8.57%) MS Project
9 3 (8.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (8.57%) GAMP
9 3 (8.57%) Service Management
9 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.57%) Electronics
9 3 (8.57%) Benchmarking
9 3 (8.57%) Firmware
9 3 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (8.57%) Statistics
9 3 (8.57%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (8.57%) Product Management

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) WAN
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (37.14%) Manufacturing
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Military
4 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Consultant
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Leader
4 2 (5.71%) Process Manager
4 2 (5.71%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Data Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Process Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Developer
5 1 (2.86%) Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (2.86%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
1 2 (5.71%) JSP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Statistics
2 3 (8.57%) SCADA
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) LIMS
4 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) UNIX
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) AIX
2 1 (2.86%) HPUX
2 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Lean Six Sigma
2 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 9 (25.71%) Validation
3 7 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Service Management
7 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.57%) Benchmarking
7 3 (8.57%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (8.57%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Product Management
7 3 (8.57%) Earned Value Management
7 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.57%) PDCA
8 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.71%) ITSM
8 2 (5.71%) Migration
8 2 (5.71%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Degree
2 8 (22.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (5.71%) ACCA
5 2 (5.71%) CFA
5 2 (5.71%) CIMA
6 1 (2.86%) ISEB
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.86%) PMP
6 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.86%) IIBA
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (8.57%) GAMP
2 2 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.86%) EMIR
3 1 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Firmware
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) KVM
3 1 (2.86%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
1 2 (5.71%) HP
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) Citrix
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (2.86%) VMware
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