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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 107 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 14 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.87% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 9
Average daily rate
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£435 £525 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £445 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £525 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +192.85%
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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
2025 1733 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.42% 68.55% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 850 826
Average daily rate £385 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 69
Average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 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 -8 2 £525 - 3
Glasgow -8 1 - - 2
West Lothian - - - - 1
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Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 14 (36.84%) Lean Six Sigma
2 13 (34.21%) Manufacturing
3 10 (26.32%) Degree
4 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
4 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
4 9 (23.68%) Validation
4 9 (23.68%) ITIL
5 8 (21.05%) Finance
6 7 (18.42%) Project Management
6 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.79%) ITIL V3
7 6 (15.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 5 (13.16%) JSP 440
8 5 (13.16%) Change Management
8 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
8 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
8 5 (13.16%) JSP
9 4 (10.53%) SQL
9 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 3 (7.89%) IIBA
10 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (7.89%) Product Management
10 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
10 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
10 3 (7.89%) SCADA
10 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (7.89%) Statistical Analysis
10 3 (7.89%) Statistics

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (7.89%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
1 3 (7.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) LAN
1 3 (7.89%) WAN
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
1 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) DHCP
2 2 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
General
1 13 (34.21%) Manufacturing
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Electronics
4 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.26%) Military
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Technical Leader
3 3 (7.89%) Quality Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Process Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Data Manager
4 2 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Business Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Coordinator
5 1 (2.63%) Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) JSP
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) CESG
2 3 (7.89%) Statistics
2 3 (7.89%) SCADA
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Open Source
4 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.63%) Derivative
4 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.63%) Equities
4 1 (2.63%) LIMS
4 1 (2.63%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) UNIX
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
1 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) AIX
2 2 (5.26%) HPUX
2 2 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Lean Six Sigma
2 9 (23.68%) Validation
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL V3
5 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.16%) Change Management
6 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.89%) Investment Management
7 3 (7.89%) Product Management
7 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.89%) Service Management
7 3 (7.89%) Benchmarking
7 3 (7.89%) Earned Value Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Degree
2 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 4 (10.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (7.89%) IIBA
5 3 (7.89%) ISEB
6 2 (5.26%) ACCA
6 2 (5.26%) CIMA
6 2 (5.26%) CFA
7 1 (2.63%) PMP
7 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) JSP 440
2 3 (7.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (7.89%) GAMP
3 1 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) EMIR
3 1 (2.63%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Firmware
2 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) KVM
2 2 (5.26%) RHEV
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle
1 3 (7.89%) HP
1 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.26%) VMware
2 2 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (2.63%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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