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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 378 365 321
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -44
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 252 231 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 162 163
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£475 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £253 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £625 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
+15.97% -13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 9
Average hourly rate £33.00 £24.15 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.64% -26.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.38 £27.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £24.15 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+36.64% -26.25%

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
42560 39708 34604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.14% 75.30% 74.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26984 25126 20661
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1224 1175 1047
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -4 235 £475 +11.76% 45
London +13 92 £475 -5.00% 12
South East +5 56 £450 +23.28% 7
North West -21 22 £413 +37.50% 6
Hampshire +21 19 £361 +0.27%
South West +16 18 £450 +4.28% 9
City of London -11 16 £475 -3.06% 5
Hook +7 15 £361 +0.27%
East Midlands -6 13 £450 +28.57% 1
Scotland -7 13 £398 +10.41% 2
Berkshire +2 12 £450 -5.26% 3
West Midlands -17 12 £450 -5.26% 5
Northamptonshire - 11 £450 -
Surrey +8 9 - - 1
Cumbria - 9 £350 - 1
Wiltshire +4 8 £506 +18.97%
Glasgow +1 8 £363 -1.36% 1
West Sussex -9 8 £640 - 2
Yorkshire -16 8 £365 +23.72% 2
Northampton - 8 £525 -
Brentford +4 7 £563 +141.93%
East of England +3 7 £575 - 2
Bristol +6 6 £400 +3.22% 4
Reading 0 5 £575 +41.97% 1
North East -13 5 £490 +75.00% 1
Corsham - 5 £525 -
Brighton - 5 £435 -
East Sussex - 5 £435 - 1
Staines +10 4 - -
Cheshire -7 4 £450 +125.56% 1

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 226 (47.58%) Lean Six Sigma
2 163 (34.32%) Finance
3 135 (28.42%) Project Management
4 107 (22.53%) ITIL
5 91 (19.16%) PRINCE2
5 91 (19.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 90 (18.95%) Degree
7 72 (15.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (14.53%) Change Management
9 67 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
10 63 (13.26%) MS Visio
11 58 (12.21%) Banking
12 53 (11.16%) SAP
12 53 (11.16%) PMI Certification
13 52 (10.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 49 (10.32%) Business Analysis
15 48 (10.11%) MS Excel
16 47 (9.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 46 (9.68%) Telecoms
18 45 (9.47%) Security Cleared
19 44 (9.26%) Business Transformation
20 43 (9.05%) PMP
21 42 (8.84%) MS Project
21 42 (8.84%) Microsoft
22 41 (8.63%) Coaching
23 38 (8.00%) Process Improvement
23 38 (8.00%) SC Cleared
24 36 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
25 35 (7.37%) BPMN
26 32 (6.74%) MS Office

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 17 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.84%) Documentum
2 4 (0.84%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.63%) IIS
3 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
Applications
1 63 (13.26%) MS Visio
2 48 (10.11%) MS Excel
3 42 (8.84%) MS Project
4 32 (6.74%) MS Office
5 22 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.84%) Simulink
7 3 (0.63%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.21%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 14 (2.95%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (1.26%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.42%) HFM
4 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.21%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.21%) Primavera
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.21%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.11%) Internet
2 8 (1.68%) Broadband
3 4 (0.84%) Wireless
3 4 (0.84%) FlexRay
4 3 (0.63%) MVNO
4 3 (0.63%) LTE
5 2 (0.42%) ATM
5 2 (0.42%) 4G
5 2 (0.42%) 2G
5 2 (0.42%) Network Security
5 2 (0.42%) MIMO
5 2 (0.42%) LAN
5 2 (0.42%) WAN
5 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.42%) 3G
5 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.42%) IPv4
5 2 (0.42%) IPv6
6 1 (0.21%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.11%) SAP BW
2 7 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.05%) EDMS
4 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.42%) QlikView
5 2 (0.42%) Hyperion Smart View
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.42%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (0.63%) PeopleTools
2 3 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.42%) CANoe
3 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) LSMW
General
1 163 (34.32%) Finance
2 58 (12.21%) Banking
3 46 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 31 (6.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 28 (5.89%) Legal
6 27 (5.68%) Manufacturing
7 24 (5.05%) Law
8 19 (4.00%) Retail
9 15 (3.16%) Automotive
10 13 (2.74%) Retail Banking
11 8 (1.68%) Marketing
12 7 (1.47%) Investment Banking
13 6 (1.26%) Advertising
14 4 (0.84%) Electronics
15 3 (0.63%) Front Office
15 3 (0.63%) Publishing
15 3 (0.63%) Billing
15 3 (0.63%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 140 (29.47%) Analyst
2 112 (23.58%) Business Analyst
3 75 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 69 (14.53%) Consultant
5 35 (7.37%) Process Analyst
6 29 (6.11%) SAP Consultant
7 24 (5.05%) Business Process Analyst
8 22 (4.63%) Service Manager
9 17 (3.58%) Business Manager
10 16 (3.37%) Architect
11 14 (2.95%) Senior Business Analyst
11 14 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (2.74%) Functional Consultant
12 13 (2.74%) Change Manager
13 11 (2.32%) Infrastructure Manager
13 11 (2.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 11 (2.32%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 10 (2.11%) Process Consultant
15 9 (1.89%) Business Change Manager
15 9 (1.89%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.37%) JSP
2 6 (1.26%) .NET
2 6 (1.26%) Middleware
3 5 (1.05%) HTML
4 4 (0.84%) Web Services
5 3 (0.63%) XML
6 2 (0.42%) EDI
6 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.42%) HTML5
7 1 (0.21%) BAPI
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.11%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.21%) FMCG
3 17 (3.58%) PMI
4 12 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.47%) NHS
6 7 (1.47%) DTV
7 6 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (1.26%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.05%) CAN bus
8 5 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.05%) Mechatronics
9 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.42%) Telematics
10 2 (0.42%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.42%) CESG
10 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.21%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.11%) Windows
2 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
4 3 (0.63%) Linux
4 3 (0.63%) UNIX
5 1 (0.21%) Android
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (47.58%) Lean Six Sigma
2 135 (28.42%) Project Management
3 107 (22.53%) ITIL
4 91 (19.16%) PRINCE2
4 91 (19.16%) Continuous Improvement
5 72 (15.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 69 (14.53%) Change Management
7 49 (10.32%) Business Analysis
8 44 (9.26%) Business Transformation
9 41 (8.63%) Coaching
10 38 (8.00%) Process Improvement
11 36 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (7.37%) BPMN
13 28 (5.89%) Service Management
13 28 (5.89%) Risk Management
14 27 (5.68%) ERP
15 25 (5.26%) Service Delivery
16 24 (5.05%) Quality Management
16 24 (5.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 23 (4.84%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.95%) C
2 12 (2.53%) SQL
3 4 (0.84%) MATLAB
4 3 (0.63%) VBScript
4 3 (0.63%) VBA
4 3 (0.63%) SQR
4 3 (0.63%) C#
4 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.42%) VB
5 2 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 90 (18.95%) Degree
2 53 (11.16%) PMI Certification
3 52 (10.95%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 47 (9.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 45 (9.47%) Security Cleared
6 43 (9.05%) PMP
7 38 (8.00%) SC Cleared
8 27 (5.68%) SAP Certification
9 19 (4.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 18 (3.79%) APMP
11 16 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (2.53%) ISEB
13 11 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.32%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 9 (1.89%) MCTS
15 8 (1.68%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.68%) MBA
16 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (1.26%) Postgraduate
17 5 (1.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.37%) JSP 440
3 15 (3.16%) ISO 9001
4 10 (2.11%) SLA
5 9 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.89%) QA
6 8 (1.68%) ISO 14001
7 5 (1.05%) COBIT
7 5 (1.05%) P3O
8 4 (0.84%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.63%) GxP
10 2 (0.42%) BS15000
10 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.42%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.21%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (11.16%) SAP
2 42 (8.84%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.16%) Oracle
4 7 (1.47%) HP
4 7 (1.47%) IBM
5 6 (1.26%) Cisco
6 4 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (0.84%) OpenText
6 4 (0.84%) Teradata
7 3 (0.63%) Lotus
7 3 (0.63%) Apple
7 3 (0.63%) CheckPoint
7 3 (0.63%) Rackspace
8 2 (0.42%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.42%) Informatica
8 2 (0.42%) NCR
8 2 (0.42%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.21%) Juniper
9 1 (0.21%) Casewise
9 1 (0.21%) TOWER Software
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