The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 136 122 123
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.071% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.096% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£477 £408 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.99% -9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £408 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £408 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.11% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2367 2085 1785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.41% 73.99% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 1272 1122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 90 78
Average hourly rate £36.45 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Wiltshire - 5 £529 - 1
Bristol -8 2 £475 +16.56% 3
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Lean Six Sigma
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL V2
6 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) COBIT
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) DMAIC
6 2 (12.50%) BS15000
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) MS Project
6 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 1 (6.25%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Process Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Management Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planner
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Business Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Business Change Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
1 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Lean Six Sigma
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL V2
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) DMAIC
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Contact Management
6 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Process Management
6 1 (6.25%) CMMI
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 1 (6.25%) APMP
3 1 (6.25%) HNC
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PMP
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) BS15000
1 2 (12.50%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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