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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 383 362 316
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -46
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 262 281 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.50% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.66% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 178 190
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£425 £436 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.57% -2.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £317 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £47.71 £25.00 £26.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.84% -5.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £15.18 £23.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.60 £33.50 £34.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £25.00 £26.40
% change year-on-year
+90.84% -5.30%

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
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -32 237 £425 -3.40% 70
London -9 102 £450 -5.26% 25
South East -13 63 £388 -3.12% 14
Hampshire +4 26 £375 +3.87% 2
Scotland -9 21 £425 +6.25% 3
West Midlands -5 19 £400 -9.09% 4
North West -28 19 £425 +21.42% 2
City of London -3 15 £475 - 3
South West +2 14 £450 +2.85% 13
Surrey +3 12 £438 +43.44% 4
Berkshire -2 12 £475 +31.03% 5
Hook +4 11 £361 -
Yorkshire -24 11 £369 +1.02% 1
Cheshire -6 9 £425 +21.42%
Milton Keynes -5 8 £350 -8.85% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £350 -16.16% 3
West Yorkshire -23 8 £375 +2.73% 1
Glasgow +5 7 £355 -
Leeds - 7 £375 - 1
Bristol -1 6 £438 - 1
Wiltshire -2 6 £460 +5.14% 1
Edinburgh -10 6 £450 +12.50% 3
East Midlands -14 6 £513 +17.14% 3
Slough +2 5 - - 1
Coventry +1 5 £400 -9.09% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £345 -
Woking - 5 - -
Wales - 5 £300 -
Aberdeen +9 4 £450 -
Northamptonshire -3 4 £513 +17.14% 1

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 237 (46.47%) Lean Six Sigma
2 157 (30.78%) Finance
3 132 (25.88%) Project Management
4 103 (20.20%) ITIL
5 88 (17.25%) Degree
6 82 (16.08%) PRINCE2
7 81 (15.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 76 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
9 74 (14.51%) Change Management
10 70 (13.73%) MS Excel
11 69 (13.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 68 (13.33%) Banking
13 62 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 58 (11.37%) SAP
15 57 (11.18%) Microsoft
16 55 (10.78%) MS Visio
17 53 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
18 52 (10.20%) Business Analysis
19 49 (9.61%) Telecoms
20 45 (8.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
21 44 (8.63%) Coaching
21 44 (8.63%) Manufacturing
22 42 (8.24%) Security Cleared
23 41 (8.04%) Pharmaceutical
24 39 (7.65%) BPMN
25 38 (7.45%) Process Improvement
26 37 (7.25%) ERP
27 35 (6.86%) Service Management
27 35 (6.86%) Target Operating Model
28 33 (6.47%) Risk Management

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 29 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.37%) Documentum
3 4 (0.78%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 70 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 55 (10.78%) MS Visio
3 32 (6.27%) MS Project
4 29 (5.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (5.10%) MS Office
6 8 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.39%) Simulink
8 1 (0.20%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (1.76%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.18%) SAP SRM
3 5 (0.98%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.78%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.39%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.20%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.20%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.37%) SaaS
2 6 (1.18%) IBM Blueworks
3 3 (0.59%) IaaS
4 2 (0.39%) PaaS
4 2 (0.39%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.51%) Internet
2 13 (2.55%) Broadband
3 4 (0.78%) IPv4
4 3 (0.59%) SAN
4 3 (0.59%) DHCP
4 3 (0.59%) DNS
4 3 (0.59%) Wireless
4 3 (0.59%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.39%) MVNO
5 2 (0.39%) FCAPS
5 2 (0.39%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.39%) LAN
5 2 (0.39%) VoIP
5 2 (0.39%) WLAN
5 2 (0.39%) WAN
5 2 (0.39%) ATM
6 1 (0.20%) IPv6
6 1 (0.20%) 3G
6 1 (0.20%) MPLS
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.96%) MS Access
3 10 (1.96%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.98%) OLAP
5 5 (0.98%) DataStage
5 5 (0.98%) EDMS
6 4 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.59%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Toad
2 3 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.20%) CANoe
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 157 (30.78%) Finance
2 68 (13.33%) Banking
3 49 (9.61%) Telecoms
4 44 (8.63%) Manufacturing
5 41 (8.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 26 (5.10%) Retail
7 18 (3.53%) Retail Banking
8 15 (2.94%) Automotive
9 13 (2.55%) Legal
10 11 (2.16%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.98%) Back Office
12 4 (0.78%) Law
12 4 (0.78%) Advertising
12 4 (0.78%) French Language
13 3 (0.59%) Marketing
13 3 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.59%) Electronics
14 2 (0.39%) Billing
15 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 156 (30.59%) Analyst
2 132 (25.88%) Business Analyst
3 93 (18.24%) Consultant
4 66 (12.94%) Project Manager
5 50 (9.80%) Process Analyst
6 36 (7.06%) Business Process Analyst
7 31 (6.08%) Service Manager
8 27 (5.29%) Process Consultant
8 27 (5.29%) Architect
9 25 (4.90%) SAP Consultant
10 17 (3.33%) Transition Manager
10 17 (3.33%) Service Transition Manager
11 14 (2.75%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 13 (2.55%) Six Sigma Consultant
13 11 (2.16%) Business Architect
13 11 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.16%) Senior Business Analyst
14 10 (1.96%) Senior Manager
14 10 (1.96%) Business Manager
14 10 (1.96%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.12%) JSP
2 2 (0.39%) Middleware
2 2 (0.39%) HTML
2 2 (0.39%) .NET
2 2 (0.39%) CSS
3 1 (0.20%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.20%) HTML5
3 1 (0.20%) XPages
3 1 (0.20%) Itk
3 1 (0.20%) Web Services
3 1 (0.20%) XML
3 1 (0.20%) XSL
3 1 (0.20%) XSLT
3 1 (0.20%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.90%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 16 (3.14%) PMI
5 12 (2.35%) DTV
5 12 (2.35%) FMCG
6 7 (1.37%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.18%) NHS
8 5 (0.98%) Fixed Income
8 5 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (0.98%) Derivative
8 5 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.78%) User Experience
9 4 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.59%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.59%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.39%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.39%) Mechatronics
11 2 (0.39%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.76%) Windows
2 5 (0.98%) Linux
3 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (0.59%) Mac OS
3 3 (0.59%) UNIX
4 2 (0.39%) HPUX
4 2 (0.39%) Solaris
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (46.47%) Lean Six Sigma
2 132 (25.88%) Project Management
3 103 (20.20%) ITIL
4 82 (16.08%) PRINCE2
5 81 (15.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 74 (14.51%) Change Management
7 62 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 53 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (10.20%) Business Analysis
10 44 (8.63%) Coaching
11 39 (7.65%) BPMN
12 38 (7.45%) Process Improvement
13 37 (7.25%) ERP
14 35 (6.86%) Service Management
14 35 (6.86%) Target Operating Model
15 33 (6.47%) Risk Management
16 32 (6.27%) UML
17 30 (5.88%) Data Modelling
17 30 (5.88%) Quality Management
18 29 (5.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.47%) SQL
2 12 (2.35%) C
3 6 (1.18%) VBA
4 5 (0.98%) Java
5 3 (0.59%) R
6 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.20%) VB
7 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) PHP
7 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 88 (17.25%) Degree
2 69 (13.53%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 45 (8.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 42 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 31 (6.08%) SC Cleared
6 30 (5.88%) PMI Certification
7 19 (3.73%) PMP
8 18 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (3.53%) SAP Certification
9 15 (2.94%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 14 (2.75%) MBA
11 12 (2.35%) MCTS
12 11 (2.16%) ISEB
12 11 (2.16%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 10 (1.96%) Postgraduate
14 9 (1.76%) DV Cleared
15 6 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.90%) SLA
2 21 (4.12%) JSP 440
3 20 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (3.53%) ISO 9001
5 12 (2.35%) COBIT
6 10 (1.96%) QA
7 9 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.57%) ISO 9000
8 8 (1.57%) GxP
9 6 (1.18%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.39%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.39%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.39%) P3O
10 2 (0.39%) EMIR
11 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.20%) BS15000
11 1 (0.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 5 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 58 (11.37%) SAP
2 57 (11.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (2.75%) Oracle
4 13 (2.55%) HP
5 6 (1.18%) Cisco
5 6 (1.18%) IBM
6 5 (0.98%) Cognos
6 5 (0.98%) Informatica
6 5 (0.98%) VMware
7 4 (0.78%) OpenText
7 4 (0.78%) Lotus
7 4 (0.78%) Apple
7 4 (0.78%) Citrix
8 3 (0.59%) AppSense
9 2 (0.39%) Pega
9 2 (0.39%) Mitel
9 2 (0.39%) Sun
9 2 (0.39%) webMethods
9 2 (0.39%) Remedy
9 2 (0.39%) NCR
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £370.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £569 - £609 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £26 - £31 per hour + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £370.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expectations
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago