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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 133 107 129
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +22
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.18% 0.45% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.63% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £410 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £24.45 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +28.68%
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
2393 1592 2212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.80% 71.17% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1072 1314
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 152
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 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
Wiltshire -16 3 £438 - 1
Dorset -1 1 - - 3
Bristol -18 1 - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) Lean Six Sigma
2 14 (73.68%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Banking
4 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
4 7 (36.84%) UML
5 6 (31.58%) Retail
5 6 (31.58%) Retail Banking
6 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 4 (21.05%) Business Transformation
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
8 3 (15.79%) Project Management
8 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (15.79%) DMAIC
8 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
9 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
9 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
9 2 (10.53%) DSDM
9 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
9 2 (10.53%) C
9 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
9 2 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
9 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
9 2 (10.53%) BPR
9 2 (10.53%) IT Asset Management
10 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (5.26%) Coaching
10 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MQSeries
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) ATM
1 1 (5.26%) GPRS
1 1 (5.26%) GSM
1 1 (5.26%) UMTS
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) DB2
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) ERwin
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Banking
3 6 (31.58%) Retail
3 6 (31.58%) Retail Banking
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Process Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Process Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Integration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Change Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Manager
6 1 (5.26%) AS400 Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.26%) AS400
1 1 (5.26%) iSeries
1 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Lean Six Sigma
2 7 (36.84%) UML
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (21.05%) Business Transformation
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Change Management
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) DMAIC
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) DSDM
6 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
6 2 (10.53%) BPR
6 2 (10.53%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
2 1 (5.26%) RPG
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) RPG/400
2 1 (5.26%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PMP
2 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) BS15000
1 1 (5.26%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
1 1 (5.26%) IBM
1 1 (5.26%) TIBCO