The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)
Rank 592 565 -
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -
Contract jobs citing DFSS 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% 0.008% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
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- £600 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DFSS within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -30 1 - - 1
Barnsley - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -

DFSS
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) MiFID
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) IIBA
2 1 (50.00%) CBAP
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (50.00%) EMIR
2 1 (50.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Decision Table
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

DFSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Decision Table
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (50.00%) IIBA
2 1 (50.00%) CBAP
2 1 (50.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) MiFID
1 1 (50.00%) EMIR
1 1 (50.00%) Dodd-Frank
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
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