The table below looks at the statistics for DFSS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DFSS over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing DFSS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

DFSS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DFSS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

DFSS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DFSS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DFSS within the UK.

DFSS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DFSS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DFSS within the UK.

DFSS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DFSS
Top 9 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DFSS 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 DFSS.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt

DFSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DFSS 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 DFSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft