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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 376 311 397
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +86
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 262 303 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.57% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.77% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 195 121
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.40 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +78.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.87 £23.28 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £34.08 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.40 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +78.98%

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
42686 39199 42460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26643 24141 24595
Average daily rate £412 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1099 1524
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.97 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.19% -7.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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
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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 -40 229 £450 +0.55% 85
London -35 116 £468 -6.50% 18
South East -30 45 £421 +5.31% 32
West Midlands 0 22 £423 +15.75% 5
Scotland -6 19 £400 -5.88% 3
City of London +10 18 £475 +5.55% 8
Hampshire -10 14 £360 -2.17% 17
East of England -20 14 £600 +41.17% 6
Hertfordshire -8 12 £600 +50.00% 2
North West -9 12 £286 -23.66% 6
Berkshire -2 11 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £400 +42.85% 3
Milton Keynes +11 8 £388 -
Cheshire +1 7 £350 +7.69% 1
South West -35 6 £450 +24.13% 10
Manchester -3 5 £225 -43.75% 3
Birmingham -6 5 £405 +20.89%
North East -29 5 £500 +18.34%
East Midlands -4 4 £425 +21.42% 5
Surrey +2 3 £506 +26.56% 4
Yorkshire +1 3 £365 -3.94% 3
Slough -8 3 - -
Wiltshire -18 3 £438 - 1
Swindon - 3 £438 -
Warrington - 3 £200 -
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £225 -37.93%
Reading +6 2 - -
Maidenhead -1 2 - - 1
West Sussex -4 2 £344 -31.20% 1
Coventry -5 2 £440 +20.54%

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 228 (44.19%) Lean Six Sigma
2 180 (34.88%) Finance
3 160 (31.01%) Project Management
4 153 (29.65%) ITIL
5 127 (24.61%) PRINCE2
6 87 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
7 85 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 77 (14.92%) Change Management
10 72 (13.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 71 (13.76%) Degree
12 67 (12.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 66 (12.79%) Banking
14 57 (11.05%) MS Visio
15 56 (10.85%) Service Delivery
16 54 (10.47%) Service Management
17 53 (10.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 48 (9.30%) Business Analysis
19 47 (9.11%) Manufacturing
19 47 (9.11%) Process Improvement
20 42 (8.14%) PMI Certification
21 41 (7.95%) MS Excel
21 41 (7.95%) SAP
22 38 (7.36%) Oracle
23 35 (6.78%) Pharmaceutical
24 34 (6.59%) ISEB
25 33 (6.40%) MS Office
25 33 (6.40%) Telecoms
26 31 (6.01%) Microsoft
27 30 (5.81%) ITIL V3

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 25 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.33%) IIS
3 6 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.78%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.58%) SAS
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 57 (11.05%) MS Visio
2 41 (7.95%) MS Excel
3 33 (6.40%) MS Office
4 25 (4.84%) MS Project
5 18 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.74%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.58%) Windchill
8 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.39%) Simulink
9 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.13%) SAP SRM
2 5 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
2 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.78%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.58%) SAP FI-AP
4 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.39%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.39%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.39%) Demantra
6 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.10%) Internet
2 13 (2.52%) WAN
3 11 (2.13%) LAN
3 11 (2.13%) Broadband
4 6 (1.16%) DNS
4 6 (1.16%) Firewall
5 5 (0.97%) SAN
6 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.78%) LTE
7 3 (0.58%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.58%) DHCP
7 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.58%) VPN
7 3 (0.58%) GPRS
7 3 (0.58%) GSM
7 3 (0.58%) UMTS
8 2 (0.39%) SMTP
8 2 (0.39%) Multicast
8 2 (0.39%) IMAP
8 2 (0.39%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.13%) SAP BW
2 10 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.16%) DB2
3 6 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.78%) QlikView
4 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.58%) MS Access
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.39%) DataStage
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.36%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.78%) ERwin
3 3 (0.58%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.39%) Toad
4 2 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.19%) RequisitePro
General
1 180 (34.88%) Finance
2 66 (12.79%) Banking
3 47 (9.11%) Manufacturing
4 35 (6.78%) Pharmaceutical
5 33 (6.40%) Telecoms
6 29 (5.62%) Retail
7 19 (3.68%) Investment Banking
8 17 (3.29%) Marketing
9 13 (2.52%) Back Office
10 12 (2.33%) Legal
11 9 (1.74%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.16%) Automotive
13 5 (0.97%) Law
13 5 (0.97%) Front Office
13 5 (0.97%) Billing
13 5 (0.97%) Publishing
14 4 (0.78%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.58%) Electronics
16 2 (0.39%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 144 (27.91%) Analyst
2 99 (19.19%) Business Analyst
3 81 (15.70%) Project Manager
4 64 (12.40%) Consultant
5 44 (8.53%) Process Analyst
6 28 (5.43%) Service Manager
7 26 (5.04%) Business Process Analyst
8 22 (4.26%) SAP Consultant
9 20 (3.88%) Process Consultant
10 19 (3.68%) Designer
11 17 (3.29%) Senior Manager
12 16 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
12 16 (3.10%) Business Manager
12 16 (3.10%) Process Manager
13 14 (2.71%) Senior Business Analyst
13 14 (2.71%) Architect
13 14 (2.71%) Programme Manager
14 13 (2.52%) Process Improvement Consultant
15 12 (2.33%) Transition Manager
15 12 (2.33%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.29%) JSP
2 13 (2.52%) .NET
3 10 (1.94%) HTML
4 9 (1.74%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.97%) Middleware
7 3 (0.58%) Web Services
8 2 (0.39%) OLE
8 2 (0.39%) CSS
8 2 (0.39%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.19%) HTML5
9 1 (0.19%) XML
9 1 (0.19%) EDI
9 1 (0.19%) COM
9 1 (0.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 87 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (5.43%) PMI
3 23 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.29%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.52%) FMCG
6 12 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (2.33%) DTV
7 11 (2.13%) Statistics
8 7 (1.36%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.16%) Equities
9 6 (1.16%) iSeries
10 5 (0.97%) NHS
10 5 (0.97%) Derivative
11 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.78%) AS400
11 4 (0.78%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.58%) CAN bus
12 3 (0.58%) Open Source
12 3 (0.58%) Firmware
12 3 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.65%) UNIX
2 15 (2.91%) Windows
3 13 (2.52%) Linux
4 6 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.58%) Solaris
5 3 (0.58%) AIX
6 2 (0.39%) HPUX
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.39%) SUSE
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (44.19%) Lean Six Sigma
2 160 (31.01%) Project Management
3 153 (29.65%) ITIL
4 127 (24.61%) PRINCE2
5 85 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 77 (14.92%) Change Management
8 67 (12.98%) Continuous Improvement
9 56 (10.85%) Service Delivery
10 54 (10.47%) Service Management
11 48 (9.30%) Business Analysis
12 47 (9.11%) Process Improvement
13 30 (5.81%) ITIL V3
14 27 (5.23%) Programme Management
14 27 (5.23%) Workflow
14 27 (5.23%) Risk Management
14 27 (5.23%) UML
14 27 (5.23%) BPR
15 23 (4.46%) Process Management
15 23 (4.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.04%) C
2 23 (4.46%) SQL
3 10 (1.94%) PL/SQL
4 9 (1.74%) C#
5 7 (1.36%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.16%) RPG
6 6 (1.16%) RPG IV
7 4 (0.78%) RPG/400
7 4 (0.78%) Perl
8 3 (0.58%) Java
8 3 (0.58%) VBA
9 2 (0.39%) Python
9 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.39%) Ruby
9 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.39%) C++
9 2 (0.39%) VBScript
10 1 (0.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (13.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 71 (13.76%) Degree
3 53 (10.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 42 (8.14%) PMI Certification
5 34 (6.59%) ISEB
6 28 (5.43%) Security Cleared
7 22 (4.26%) SAP Certification
8 18 (3.49%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (3.10%) PMP
11 14 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (2.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 11 (2.13%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 9 (1.74%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.74%) APMP
15 7 (1.36%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.36%) HND
16 6 (1.16%) ACCA
16 6 (1.16%) MBA
16 6 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.23%) COBIT
2 18 (3.49%) ISO 9001
3 15 (2.91%) QA
3 15 (2.91%) JSP 440
4 11 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (1.55%) ISO 14001
6 8 (1.55%) SLA
7 4 (0.78%) GAMP
7 4 (0.78%) BS15000
7 4 (0.78%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.78%) EMIR
7 4 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.39%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.39%) GMP
9 2 (0.39%) GxP
9 2 (0.39%) BS7799
10 1 (0.19%) Basel II
10 1 (0.19%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.58%) RACF
2 3 (0.58%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.39%) NFS
3 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.39%) KVM
3 2 (0.39%) RHEV
4 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (0.58%) SCCM
1 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (7.95%) SAP
2 38 (7.36%) Oracle
3 31 (6.01%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.94%) HP
5 9 (1.74%) JD Edwards
6 8 (1.55%) IBM
7 6 (1.16%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.16%) Cognos
7 6 (1.16%) Open Text
8 5 (0.97%) VMware
8 5 (0.97%) ServiceNow
8 5 (0.97%) TIBCO
8 5 (0.97%) Remedy
9 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.78%) Citrix
10 3 (0.58%) BMC
10 3 (0.58%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.58%) Progress
10 3 (0.58%) BT
10 3 (0.58%) Minitab
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour + overtime
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £520.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £53 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
T-Impact Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: to £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: to £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: to £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Northamptonshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago