The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 349 302 317
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +15
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 262 264 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.55% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.76% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 170 226
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £355 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £653 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £431 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 1
Average hourly rate £24.15 £32.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% -14.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -15.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -88 241 £456 -4.50% 48
London -22 118 £500 -4.76% 18
South East -38 35 £408 -9.44% 5
City of London -5 34 £460 -12.38% 7
West Midlands -4 26 £350 -9.67% 4
Scotland +3 17 £364 -19.16% 4
North West -11 13 £425 +41.66% 5
Berkshire -14 13 £413 -32.09%
North East - 12 £283 - 2
Warwickshire +6 11 £475 +72.72%
Manchester -5 10 £425 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 10 £283 - 2
Yorkshire -17 9 £300 -33.33%
South West -20 9 £431 -3.08% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £205 - 1
West Yorkshire -17 7 £300 -35.82%
East Midlands -18 7 £550 +29.41% 3
East of England -33 7 £400 -5.88% 4
Hampshire +9 6 £388 +3.33% 1
Uxbridge -6 6 £253 -51.90%
Edinburgh -23 6 £463 +2.77% 3
Wiltshire - 6 £431 - 3
Midlands +4 5 - - 2
Staffordshire +3 5 £250 -
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £415 +62.74% 1
Coventry - 5 - -
Glasgow +13 4 £368 - 1
Middlesex -4 4 £233 -51.56%
Leicestershire -10 4 £220 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £423 - 1

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 211 (39.81%) Lean Six Sigma
2 162 (30.57%) Finance
3 152 (28.68%) Project Management
4 127 (23.96%) ITIL
5 113 (21.32%) PRINCE2
6 92 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 83 (15.66%) Business Analysis
8 82 (15.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 80 (15.09%) Banking
10 71 (13.40%) Degree
11 63 (11.89%) Change Management
12 59 (11.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 59 (11.13%) Process Improvement
13 54 (10.19%) SAP
14 53 (10.00%) Manufacturing
14 53 (10.00%) Telecoms
15 48 (9.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 44 (8.30%) Service Delivery
17 42 (7.92%) Service Management
17 42 (7.92%) MS Visio
18 40 (7.55%) MS Excel
19 39 (7.36%) Programme Management
20 38 (7.17%) MS PowerPoint
20 38 (7.17%) Security Cleared
20 38 (7.17%) PMI Certification
21 36 (6.79%) Pharmaceutical
22 34 (6.42%) Microsoft
23 33 (6.23%) Oracle
23 33 (6.23%) SC Cleared
24 32 (6.04%) QA

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 29 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.51%) IIS
3 7 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.57%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 42 (7.92%) MS Visio
2 40 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 38 (7.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (4.53%) MS Project
5 23 (4.34%) MS Office
6 6 (1.13%) CATIA
6 6 (1.13%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.57%) Simulink
8 1 (0.19%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 7 (1.32%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (1.13%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (1.13%) SAP SRM
2 6 (1.13%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.94%) SAP MDM
3 5 (0.94%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.75%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.57%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.38%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.38%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.38%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.38%) MultiFonds
6 2 (0.38%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.38%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.19%) Summit
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
1 2 (0.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.45%) LAN
1 13 (2.45%) Firewall
2 7 (1.32%) SAN
3 6 (1.13%) WAN
4 4 (0.75%) Internet
4 4 (0.75%) VPN
5 3 (0.57%) DNS
5 3 (0.57%) Broadband
5 3 (0.57%) DHCP
6 2 (0.38%) Intranet
7 1 (0.19%) Network Security
7 1 (0.19%) WPA
7 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) Extranet
7 1 (0.19%) ATM
7 1 (0.19%) SMTP
7 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.19%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.19%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.96%) SAP BW
2 14 (2.64%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 9 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (1.70%) SAP HANA
4 8 (1.51%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.32%) OLAP
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.57%) STATISTICA
7 3 (0.57%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.19%) QlikView
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
8 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.19%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 6 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (0.75%) Maven
3 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.38%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.19%) JIRA
5 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.19%) ERwin
General
1 162 (30.57%) Finance
2 80 (15.09%) Banking
3 53 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 53 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 36 (6.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 16 (3.02%) Retail
7 14 (2.64%) Automotive
8 12 (2.26%) Legal
9 8 (1.51%) Marketing
10 7 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.32%) Law
11 6 (1.13%) Publishing
11 6 (1.13%) Back Office
12 5 (0.94%) Billing
13 4 (0.75%) Front Office
13 4 (0.75%) German Language
14 3 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.57%) Electronics
14 3 (0.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 149 (28.11%) Analyst
2 104 (19.62%) Business Analyst
3 78 (14.72%) Project Manager
4 66 (12.45%) Consultant
5 39 (7.36%) Process Analyst
6 28 (5.28%) SAP Consultant
7 27 (5.09%) Architect
8 25 (4.72%) Process Manager
9 22 (4.15%) Programme Manager
10 17 (3.21%) Business Process Analyst
10 17 (3.21%) Process Consultant
11 16 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (3.02%) Business Manager
12 15 (2.83%) Change Manager
13 14 (2.64%) Senior Business Analyst
14 13 (2.45%) Senior Manager
14 13 (2.45%) Functional Consultant
15 12 (2.26%) Quality Manager
16 11 (2.08%) Process Improvement Manager
17 10 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.45%) .NET
2 11 (2.08%) HTML
2 11 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.13%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.94%) CSS
5 4 (0.75%) Web Services
5 4 (0.75%) J2EE
5 4 (0.75%) Middleware
5 4 (0.75%) JAXB
5 4 (0.75%) Hibernate
5 4 (0.75%) JPA
5 4 (0.75%) Java EE
5 4 (0.75%) Spring
6 3 (0.57%) NHibernate
6 3 (0.57%) Ajax
6 3 (0.57%) XHTML
6 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.38%) HTML5
7 2 (0.38%) WPF
8 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.02%) PMI
2 14 (2.64%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (2.26%) FMCG
5 11 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 10 (1.89%) Derivative
7 8 (1.51%) Visualisation
7 8 (1.51%) Equities
8 6 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.94%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.75%) CAN bus
10 4 (0.75%) Open Source
10 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.75%) NHS
10 4 (0.75%) DTV
11 3 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.57%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.57%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.57%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 19 (3.58%) UNIX
2 17 (3.21%) Windows
3 9 (1.70%) Linux
4 7 (1.32%) Solaris
5 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.75%) AIX
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.38%) HPUX
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.38%) Android
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (39.81%) Lean Six Sigma
2 152 (28.68%) Project Management
3 127 (23.96%) ITIL
4 113 (21.32%) PRINCE2
5 92 (17.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 83 (15.66%) Business Analysis
7 63 (11.89%) Change Management
8 59 (11.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 59 (11.13%) Process Improvement
9 44 (8.30%) Service Delivery
10 42 (7.92%) Service Management
11 39 (7.36%) Programme Management
12 32 (6.04%) TOGAF
13 31 (5.85%) Quality Management
14 30 (5.66%) Migration
14 30 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (5.47%) UML
16 28 (5.28%) BPR
17 26 (4.91%) Risk Management
18 24 (4.53%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.47%) SQL
2 18 (3.40%) C
3 13 (2.45%) C#
4 10 (1.89%) Java
5 7 (1.32%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.57%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.38%) C++
7 2 (0.38%) VB
7 2 (0.38%) VC++
8 1 (0.19%) Korn
8 1 (0.19%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) C-shell
8 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (15.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 71 (13.40%) Degree
3 48 (9.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 38 (7.17%) Security Cleared
4 38 (7.17%) PMI Certification
5 33 (6.23%) SC Cleared
6 31 (5.85%) PMP
7 29 (5.47%) ISEB
8 26 (4.91%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 19 (3.58%) SAP Certification
10 17 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.45%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 10 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.70%) CIMA
13 9 (1.70%) ACCA
14 8 (1.51%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (1.32%) CBAP
16 6 (1.13%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.13%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.04%) QA
2 14 (2.64%) ISO 9001
2 14 (2.64%) COBIT
3 12 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.08%) ISO 9000
5 8 (1.51%) SLA
6 7 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (1.13%) GxP
8 5 (0.94%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.94%) EMIR
9 1 (0.19%) IAS 39
9 1 (0.19%) MiFID
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.19%) TickIT
9 1 (0.19%) GAMP
9 1 (0.19%) GMP
9 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.75%) KVM
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.19%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.70%) SCCM
2 3 (0.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.38%) SCOM
3 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (10.19%) SAP
2 34 (6.42%) Microsoft
3 33 (6.23%) Oracle
4 16 (3.02%) Minitab
5 9 (1.70%) Open Text
5 9 (1.70%) IBM
5 9 (1.70%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.32%) VMware
6 7 (1.32%) Citrix
6 7 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.13%) Progress
7 6 (1.13%) HP
8 5 (0.94%) BT
9 4 (0.75%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.75%) Remedy
10 3 (0.57%) Symantec
10 3 (0.57%) 3PAR
11 2 (0.38%) Charles River
11 2 (0.38%) Cisco
11 2 (0.38%) EMC
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ripe4
Rate: £300 - £500+ per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago