The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 373 348 310
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -38
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 234 270 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.64% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 168 173
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £263 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £24.15 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.57% -26.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £16.00 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £36.80 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -6.06%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Six Sigma
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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 -25 218 £450 -1.74% 66
London -19 92 £450 -11.93% 16
South East -17 44 £488 +19.63% 20
East Midlands +13 15 £450 -18.18% 3
Berkshire +3 15 £450 +5.88% 1
Hampshire +1 15 £361 -6.83% 3
Yorkshire -11 15 £365 +21.66% 7
South West +9 14 £488 +13.04% 8
City of London +2 14 £450 -5.26% 4
West Midlands -28 13 £400 +23.07% 4
Northamptonshire 0 12 £450 -18.18%
North West -17 11 £444 +4.41% 3
Scotland -10 10 £420 +2.75% 1
Wiltshire +12 9 £488 +13.04%
West Yorkshire -8 9 £380 +26.66% 5
Reading +13 8 £638 +41.66%
East of England +19 7 £575 +43.75% 2
Northampton -1 7 £450 -18.18%
Leeds -9 7 £400 - 2
North East 0 6 £490 +95.02% 3
Glasgow -3 6 £350 -4.76% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 5 £490 +139.02%
Sheffield +2 5 £270 -1.09% 1
Tyne and Wear +1 5 £490 +101.02% 2
South Yorkshire -3 5 £270 -1.09% 1
Surrey +4 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £405 -2.40% 1
Cheshire -3 4 £444 - 1
Warwickshire -7 4 £400 -3.03% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - -

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 203 (44.32%) Lean Six Sigma
2 154 (33.62%) Finance
3 132 (28.82%) Project Management
4 125 (27.29%) ITIL
5 90 (19.65%) PRINCE2
6 85 (18.56%) Degree
7 76 (16.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 74 (16.16%) Change Management
9 68 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 60 (13.10%) Banking
11 59 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
12 57 (12.45%) MS Visio
13 53 (11.57%) PMI Certification
14 50 (10.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 49 (10.70%) Business Analysis
16 48 (10.48%) Business Transformation
17 47 (10.26%) MS Project
18 45 (9.83%) Telecoms
19 44 (9.61%) PMP
20 41 (8.95%) Process Improvement
21 40 (8.73%) Service Management
22 38 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
23 37 (8.08%) SAP
23 37 (8.08%) Security Cleared
23 37 (8.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
24 36 (7.86%) MS Office
25 35 (7.64%) Coaching
26 34 (7.42%) MS Excel
27 33 (7.21%) Legal
27 33 (7.21%) SC Cleared

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.66%) IIS
3 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 57 (12.45%) MS Visio
2 47 (10.26%) MS Project
3 36 (7.86%) MS Office
4 34 (7.42%) MS Excel
5 26 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.66%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.44%) Simulink
8 1 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.22%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 11 (2.40%) SAP FI-AP
2 5 (1.09%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.44%) HFM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Travel Management
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.22%) Primavera
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.22%) Dropbox
3 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.75%) Internet
2 6 (1.31%) Broadband
3 4 (0.87%) LAN
3 4 (0.87%) WAN
3 4 (0.87%) Wireless
3 4 (0.87%) FlexRay
4 3 (0.66%) LTE
4 3 (0.66%) Firewall
4 3 (0.66%) VPN
5 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.44%) IPv4
5 2 (0.44%) IPv6
5 2 (0.44%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.44%) ATM
5 2 (0.44%) 3G
5 2 (0.44%) 2G
5 2 (0.44%) Network Security
5 2 (0.44%) MIMO
5 2 (0.44%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.53%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.44%) SAP BI
3 2 (0.44%) QlikView
3 2 (0.44%) Hyperion Smart View
4 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.22%) Big Data
4 1 (0.22%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.22%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (0.66%) PeopleTools
3 2 (0.44%) CANoe
3 2 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.22%) MSI
4 1 (0.22%) LSMW
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 154 (33.62%) Finance
2 60 (13.10%) Banking
3 45 (9.83%) Telecoms
4 33 (7.21%) Legal
5 27 (5.90%) Law
6 22 (4.80%) Manufacturing
7 17 (3.71%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (3.06%) Automotive
9 13 (2.84%) Retail
10 10 (2.18%) Marketing
11 8 (1.75%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.75%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.53%) Advertising
13 4 (0.87%) Publishing
13 4 (0.87%) Billing
13 4 (0.87%) Front Office
14 3 (0.66%) Electronics
14 3 (0.66%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.44%) Back Office
16 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 137 (29.91%) Analyst
2 107 (23.36%) Business Analyst
3 81 (17.69%) Project Manager
4 68 (14.85%) Consultant
5 30 (6.55%) Process Analyst
6 24 (5.24%) SAP Consultant
7 23 (5.02%) Service Manager
8 19 (4.15%) Process Consultant
9 17 (3.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 17 (3.71%) Infrastructure Manager
10 16 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (3.49%) Business Manager
11 15 (3.28%) Senior Business Analyst
11 15 (3.28%) Business Process Analyst
12 13 (2.84%) Functional Consultant
12 13 (2.84%) Change Manager
13 11 (2.40%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 9 (1.97%) Business Project Manager
14 9 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
14 9 (1.97%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.28%) JSP
2 7 (1.53%) .NET
2 7 (1.53%) Middleware
3 5 (1.09%) HTML
4 4 (0.87%) Web Services
5 3 (0.66%) XML
6 2 (0.44%) EDI
6 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.44%) HTML5
7 1 (0.22%) BAPI
7 1 (0.22%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.37%) FMCG
3 13 (2.84%) PMI
4 11 (2.40%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.31%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (1.09%) CAN bus
6 5 (1.09%) Mechatronics
6 5 (1.09%) NHS
6 5 (1.09%) DTV
6 5 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.44%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.44%) Telematics
8 2 (0.44%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.44%) Open Source
8 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.44%) HACMP
8 2 (0.44%) Statistics
8 2 (0.44%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.18%) Windows
2 6 (1.31%) UNIX
3 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
5 3 (0.66%) Linux
6 2 (0.44%) AIX
6 2 (0.44%) Solaris
7 1 (0.22%) Android
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (44.32%) Lean Six Sigma
2 132 (28.82%) Project Management
3 125 (27.29%) ITIL
4 90 (19.65%) PRINCE2
5 76 (16.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 74 (16.16%) Change Management
7 68 (14.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (10.70%) Business Analysis
9 48 (10.48%) Business Transformation
10 41 (8.95%) Process Improvement
11 40 (8.73%) Service Management
12 38 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (7.64%) Coaching
14 28 (6.11%) Process Management
14 28 (6.11%) BPR
15 27 (5.90%) Risk Management
15 27 (5.90%) Service Delivery
16 26 (5.68%) Programme Management
17 23 (5.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 23 (5.02%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.06%) C
1 14 (3.06%) SQL
2 5 (1.09%) VBA
3 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
4 3 (0.66%) SQR
4 3 (0.66%) VBScript
4 3 (0.66%) C#
4 3 (0.66%) Java
4 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.44%) VB
5 2 (0.44%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.22%) Python
6 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 85 (18.56%) Degree
2 53 (11.57%) PMI Certification
3 50 (10.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 44 (9.61%) PMP
5 37 (8.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 37 (8.08%) Security Cleared
6 33 (7.21%) SC Cleared
7 23 (5.02%) APMP
8 22 (4.80%) SAP Certification
9 15 (3.28%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 14 (3.06%) ISEB
11 11 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (2.18%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 7 (1.53%) IIBA
14 6 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.09%) CCNA
15 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.87%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (3.28%) JSP 440
3 13 (2.84%) ISO 9001
4 9 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.97%) QA
5 8 (1.75%) ISO 14001
5 8 (1.75%) COBIT
6 6 (1.31%) SLA
7 5 (1.09%) P3O
8 4 (0.87%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.87%) BS15000
9 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.22%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.22%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (8.08%) SAP
2 31 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.49%) Oracle
4 10 (2.18%) HP
5 6 (1.31%) Cisco
5 6 (1.31%) IBM
6 4 (0.87%) CheckPoint
6 4 (0.87%) Teradata
6 4 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (0.66%) Rackspace
7 3 (0.66%) Apple
7 3 (0.66%) Lotus
8 2 (0.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.44%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.44%) Informatica
8 2 (0.44%) NCR
8 2 (0.44%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.44%) OpenText
9 1 (0.22%) Mantas
9 1 (0.22%) Actimize
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
West London
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London
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Rate: competitive
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Bristol
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West Yorkshire
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York
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