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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 126 139 123
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 20 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.45% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
Average daily rate £403 £450 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% +11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £397 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £539 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £11.45
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +188.20%
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
2432 2428 1849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.88% 75.08% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1607 1163
Average daily rate £380 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 107 99
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £15.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 8 £450 - 1
Somerset +6 6 £325 -11.80% 1
Bristol +4 5 £390 -17.89%
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (58.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
3 10 (27.78%) PRINCE2
3 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 9 (25.00%) ITIL
5 8 (22.22%) Windows
5 8 (22.22%) Windows 2000
5 8 (22.22%) Windows NT
5 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
5 8 (22.22%) MS Access
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco
5 8 (22.22%) CCNA
5 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (22.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 7 (19.44%) Degree
6 7 (19.44%) SLA
6 7 (19.44%) MS Office
6 7 (19.44%) CMMI
6 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
6 7 (19.44%) Finance
7 6 (16.67%) HNC
7 6 (16.67%) VBA
7 6 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (13.89%) Business Transformation
8 5 (13.89%) Time Management
9 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 7 (19.44%) MS Office
4 6 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) MS Access
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Billing
4 2 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Business Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) NOC Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
3 6 (16.67%) VBA Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Change Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Process Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous improvement Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Service Design Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) Ajax
2 1 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (2.78%) HTML
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
1 8 (22.22%) Windows 2000
1 8 (22.22%) Windows NT
1 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (27.78%) PRINCE2
3 9 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (19.44%) CMMI
4 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
5 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (13.89%) Business Transformation
6 5 (13.89%) Time Management
7 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.11%) Change Management
8 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 3 (8.33%) Coaching
8 3 (8.33%) Critical Success Factor
8 3 (8.33%) DMAIC
8 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
8 3 (8.33%) SDLC
8 3 (8.33%) Use Case
9 2 (5.56%) CRM
9 2 (5.56%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) CCNA
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 7 (19.44%) Degree
4 6 (16.67%) HNC
5 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) CBAP
6 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle