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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 386 349 328
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -21
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 212 234 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.62% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 136 138
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £311 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.93 £16.20 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.29 £80.00 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%

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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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
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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 204 £450 -5.26% 71
London +2 111 £475 -5.00% 21
South East -24 37 £416 -2.05% 23
City of London +5 18 £475 - 3
West Midlands +2 13 £391 +29.87% 2
Berkshire -8 12 £420 -1.17% 8
Yorkshire -2 11 £325 +8.33% 2
East Midlands -7 10 £450 -12.19% 7
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £313 - 5
South West -7 8 £477 +16.99% 8
Hampshire -19 8 £550 +61.76% 4
North East +4 6 £419 -23.86%
Leeds -6 6 £390 - 1
West Yorkshire -13 6 £390 +30.00% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £313 - 1
Reading 0 5 £450 -2.70% 8
Northamptonshire -10 5 £450 -18.18% 4
Scotland -17 5 £500 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £529 - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £254 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £254 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 4 £419 -
Tyne and Wear +7 4 £419 -
Nottingham -2 4 £750 +8.69% 2
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £750 +8.69% 3
North West -18 4 £438 +56.25% 5
East of England +5 3 £125 -70.58% 3
Cheshire -1 3 £438 +53.50%
Surrey -6 3 - - 2
Northampton -18 3 £550 +7.31%

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 198 (43.14%) Lean Six Sigma
2 150 (32.68%) Finance
3 143 (31.15%) ITIL
4 135 (29.41%) Project Management
5 88 (19.17%) PRINCE2
6 77 (16.78%) Degree
7 76 (16.56%) Change Management
8 69 (15.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (14.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 62 (13.51%) Banking
11 59 (12.85%) MS Visio
12 55 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
13 53 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
14 52 (11.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 51 (11.11%) Business Analysis
16 50 (10.89%) Service Management
17 45 (9.80%) Process Improvement
18 44 (9.59%) Security Cleared
19 43 (9.37%) Telecoms
20 42 (9.15%) SAP
21 40 (8.71%) PMI Certification
21 40 (8.71%) SC Cleared
22 38 (8.28%) MS Office
22 38 (8.28%) Service Delivery
23 37 (8.06%) MS Project
23 37 (8.06%) PMP
24 36 (7.84%) Business Transformation
24 36 (7.84%) ITIL V3
25 33 (7.19%) BPR
26 31 (6.75%) Manufacturing

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 15 (3.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.65%) IIS
4 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 59 (12.85%) MS Visio
2 38 (8.28%) MS Office
3 37 (8.06%) MS Project
4 26 (5.66%) MS Excel
5 25 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.65%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.44%) Simulink
8 1 (0.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 13 (2.83%) SAP FI-AP
2 5 (1.09%) SAP SRM
2 5 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.44%) HFM
4 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.22%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.22%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.96%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.96%) Internet
2 6 (1.31%) Broadband
3 5 (1.09%) LAN
3 5 (1.09%) WAN
4 4 (0.87%) VPN
4 4 (0.87%) DNS
4 4 (0.87%) Firewall
5 3 (0.65%) SAN
5 3 (0.65%) DHCP
5 3 (0.65%) LTE
6 2 (0.44%) 4G
6 2 (0.44%) MVNO
6 2 (0.44%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.44%) IPv4
6 2 (0.44%) IPv6
6 2 (0.44%) 3G
6 2 (0.44%) Wireless
6 2 (0.44%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (1.53%) SAP BW
2 3 (0.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.65%) QlikView
3 2 (0.44%) DB2
3 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.44%) SAP BI
3 2 (0.44%) Hyperion Smart View
4 1 (0.22%) MySQL
4 1 (0.22%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.22%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.22%) MS Access
4 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 9 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.65%) PeopleTools
3 2 (0.44%) ERwin
4 1 (0.22%) MSI
4 1 (0.22%) LSMW
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 150 (32.68%) Finance
2 62 (13.51%) Banking
3 43 (9.37%) Telecoms
4 31 (6.75%) Manufacturing
5 30 (6.54%) Legal
6 27 (5.88%) Law
7 20 (4.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (3.49%) Automotive
9 13 (2.83%) Retail
10 10 (2.18%) Investment Banking
11 9 (1.96%) Marketing
12 7 (1.53%) Retail Banking
13 6 (1.31%) Front Office
13 6 (1.31%) Electronics
14 4 (0.87%) Billing
14 4 (0.87%) Advertising
15 3 (0.65%) Publishing
15 3 (0.65%) Back Office
16 2 (0.44%) Military
16 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 130 (28.32%) Analyst
2 96 (20.92%) Business Analyst
3 69 (15.03%) Project Manager
4 65 (14.16%) Consultant
5 31 (6.75%) Process Analyst
6 28 (6.10%) SAP Consultant
7 22 (4.79%) Service Manager
8 18 (3.92%) Process Consultant
9 16 (3.49%) Functional Consultant
10 15 (3.27%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 14 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (3.05%) Business Process Analyst
11 14 (3.05%) Architect
11 14 (3.05%) Programme Manager
12 13 (2.83%) Senior Business Analyst
13 11 (2.40%) Management Consultant
13 11 (2.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 11 (2.40%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (2.40%) Business Manager
14 9 (1.96%) Process Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (6.10%) JSP
2 8 (1.74%) Middleware
3 7 (1.53%) .NET
4 5 (1.09%) HTML
5 4 (0.87%) Web Services
6 3 (0.65%) XML
7 2 (0.44%) EDI
7 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.44%) HTML5
8 1 (0.22%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) BAPI
8 1 (0.22%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 55 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.14%) FMCG
3 12 (2.61%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.53%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (1.31%) CAN bus
6 6 (1.31%) PMI
6 6 (1.31%) Mechatronics
7 5 (1.09%) DTV
7 5 (1.09%) CESG
8 4 (0.87%) Statistics
9 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.65%) NHS
9 3 (0.65%) Open Source
9 3 (0.65%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.44%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.44%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.44%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.61%) Windows
2 9 (1.96%) UNIX
3 7 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (0.65%) AIX
5 3 (0.65%) Solaris
5 3 (0.65%) Linux
6 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.22%) HPUX
7 1 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (43.14%) Lean Six Sigma
2 143 (31.15%) ITIL
3 135 (29.41%) Project Management
4 88 (19.17%) PRINCE2
5 76 (16.56%) Change Management
6 69 (15.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 66 (14.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 53 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
9 51 (11.11%) Business Analysis
10 50 (10.89%) Service Management
11 45 (9.80%) Process Improvement
12 38 (8.28%) Service Delivery
13 36 (7.84%) ITIL V3
13 36 (7.84%) Business Transformation
14 33 (7.19%) BPR
15 30 (6.54%) ERP
16 27 (5.88%) Process Management
16 27 (5.88%) Programme Management
17 25 (5.45%) BPMN
18 24 (5.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.92%) C
2 10 (2.18%) SQL
3 5 (1.09%) Java
4 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
4 4 (0.87%) VBA
5 3 (0.65%) SQR
5 3 (0.65%) VBScript
5 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.65%) C#
6 2 (0.44%) RPG
6 2 (0.44%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.44%) RPG/400
6 2 (0.44%) RPG IV
7 1 (0.22%) Python
7 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.22%) VB
7 1 (0.22%) C++
7 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (16.78%) Degree
2 52 (11.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 44 (9.59%) Security Cleared
4 40 (8.71%) SC Cleared
4 40 (8.71%) PMI Certification
5 37 (8.06%) PMP
6 29 (6.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 26 (5.66%) SAP Certification
8 23 (5.01%) APMP
9 20 (4.36%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 16 (3.49%) ISEB
11 12 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.74%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 7 (1.53%) IIBA
15 6 (1.31%) HNC
16 5 (1.09%) HND
17 4 (0.87%) VCP4
18 3 (0.65%) GNVQ
18 3 (0.65%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.10%) JSP 440
2 12 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (2.61%) COBIT
3 9 (1.96%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.96%) SLA
4 8 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.31%) QA
5 6 (1.31%) P3O
6 4 (0.87%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.87%) BS15000
7 3 (0.65%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.22%) GAMP
9 1 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) GPFS
3 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.22%) KVM
3 1 (0.22%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.22%) Puppet
1 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (9.15%) SAP
2 25 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.92%) Oracle
4 13 (2.83%) IBM
5 12 (2.61%) HP
6 5 (1.09%) BMC
6 5 (1.09%) JD Edwards
6 5 (1.09%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.09%) Remedy
7 4 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
7 4 (0.87%) Cognos
7 4 (0.87%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.65%) Open Text
8 3 (0.65%) VMware
8 3 (0.65%) Teradata
8 3 (0.65%) Cisco
8 3 (0.65%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.44%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.44%) Informatica
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: From £600 to £650 per day - 6-12 months contract+
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £27 - £30 per hour + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £27 - £30 per hour + DOE (Banded)
Posted: 14 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Northamptonshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago