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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 133 123 136
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 6 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.68% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 10
Median daily rate £368 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £358 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £645 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
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
2283 2369 2566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.08% 77.85% 79.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1525 1612
Median daily rate £388 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 96 115
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Six Sigma as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -5 4 £368 -18.33%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 12 (46.15%) ITIL
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco
3 10 (38.46%) Lean Six Sigma
4 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
5 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) CMMI
6 6 (23.08%) Billing
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
6 6 (23.08%) SLA
6 6 (23.08%) CCNA
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
6 6 (23.08%) Windows NT
6 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 5 (19.23%) Change Management
7 5 (19.23%) Business Transformation
8 4 (15.38%) IaaS
8 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
8 4 (15.38%) Skype
8 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (15.38%) Matrix Management
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (15.38%) Firewall
8 4 (15.38%) NEC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) Skype
1 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
General
1 6 (23.08%) Billing
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Change Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Network Support
4 3 (11.54%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Process Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Change Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Change Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Programme Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Robotics
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
1 6 (23.08%) Windows 2000
1 6 (23.08%) Windows NT
1 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
1 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 12 (46.15%) ITIL
3 10 (38.46%) Lean Six Sigma
4 9 (34.62%) Service Delivery
5 7 (26.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (23.08%) CMMI
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) Business Transformation
7 5 (19.23%) Change Management
8 4 (15.38%) Matrix Management
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) Critical Success Factor
9 3 (11.54%) SDLC
9 3 (11.54%) Use Case
10 2 (7.69%) CRM
10 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
10 2 (7.69%) Logical Data Model
10 2 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) CCNA
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) HNC
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) CBAP
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
4 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) NEC
3 1 (3.85%) OpenText