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 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 109 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 19 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.87% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £440 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £385 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.19% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.40 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +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
2125 1734 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.89% 69.98% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1083 870 844
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +64.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 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
Glasgow -13 2 - -
Edinburgh -16 1 £400 -5.88%
West Lothian - - - - 1
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Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 19 (48.72%) Lean Six Sigma
2 12 (30.77%) Degree
3 11 (28.21%) ITIL
3 11 (28.21%) Project Management
4 10 (25.64%) Manufacturing
5 9 (23.08%) Validation
5 9 (23.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 8 (20.51%) Finance
6 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
6 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
7 7 (17.95%) Service Management
8 6 (15.38%) SQL
8 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 5 (12.82%) UNIX
9 5 (12.82%) LAN
9 5 (12.82%) WAN
9 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
10 4 (10.26%) SAN
10 4 (10.26%) Middleware
10 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
10 4 (10.26%) Change Management
10 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (10.26%) Firewall
10 4 (10.26%) Solaris
10 4 (10.26%) Linux
10 4 (10.26%) VPN
10 4 (10.26%) DNS

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
1 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
1 5 (12.82%) WAN
2 4 (10.26%) VPN
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) SAN
2 4 (10.26%) Firewall
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
General
1 10 (25.64%) Manufacturing
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
2 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
2 3 (7.69%) Programme Manager
2 3 (7.69%) Analyst
2 3 (7.69%) Consultant
2 3 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (7.69%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) Process Manager
3 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
3 2 (5.13%) Data Manager
3 2 (5.13%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (2.56%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
4 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
4 1 (2.56%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (2.56%) Process Consultant
4 1 (2.56%) Developer
4 1 (2.56%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Middleware
2 3 (7.69%) CSS
2 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) JSP
3 2 (5.13%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.56%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
1 4 (10.26%) Open Source
2 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.69%) Statistics
2 3 (7.69%) SCADA
2 3 (7.69%) Firmware
2 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.56%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.56%) Equities
4 1 (2.56%) Derivative
4 1 (2.56%) HACMP
4 1 (2.56%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
2 4 (10.26%) AIX
2 4 (10.26%) Solaris
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) HPUX
4 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Lean Six Sigma
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Project Management
3 9 (23.08%) Validation
4 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
5 7 (17.95%) Service Management
6 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.26%) Change Management
7 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (10.26%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.69%) PDCA
8 3 (7.69%) ITSM
8 3 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Product Management
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (7.69%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Degree
2 9 (23.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (5.13%) ACCA
4 2 (5.13%) CIMA
4 2 (5.13%) CFA
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.56%) PMP
5 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.56%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (2.56%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (7.69%) GAMP
2 2 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.56%) EMIR
3 1 (2.56%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (7.69%) KVM
1 3 (7.69%) RHEV
1 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) HP
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.56%) IBM