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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 359 328 372
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +44
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 269 263 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.69% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 178 129
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% +192.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £30.75 £10.50
% change year-on-year
+4.06% +192.85%

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
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -32 237 £450 - 61
London -42 113 £463 -7.50% 21
South East +3 58 £440 +21.88% 13
Hampshire +1 24 £393 +17.31% 1
City of London +9 22 £444 +4.41% 5
Scotland +8 20 £420 -20.00% 5
West Midlands +2 19 £390 -22.00% 3
East Midlands +10 12 £500 +14.28% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £425 +30.76% 3
Berkshire +8 9 £375 -7.97% 3
Northamptonshire -1 9 £500 +17.64% 4
Milton Keynes -5 9 £430 - 1
Hertfordshire -7 9 £600 +71.42% 1
East of England -15 9 £600 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire -8 8 £248 -30.28% 7
Edinburgh -6 6 £525 - 3
North East -42 6 £240 -36.00%
Middlesex +5 5 £484 +4.08%
Birmingham -6 5 £405 -19.00% 2
North West -20 5 £250 -27.00% 1
South West -40 5 £575 +58.62% 5
Sheffield +7 4 £225 - 2
South Yorkshire +4 4 £225 - 3
Surrey -5 4 £506 - 3
Tyne and Wear -44 4 £240 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -45 4 £240 -
Northampton -5 3 £550 - 4
Manchester -9 3 £219 -45.31% 1
Wiltshire -13 3 - - 2
Cheshire +4 2 £375 +35.13%

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 239 (45.27%) Lean Six Sigma
2 174 (32.95%) Finance
3 168 (31.82%) ITIL
4 158 (29.92%) Project Management
5 121 (22.92%) PRINCE2
6 90 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
7 88 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (14.77%) Degree
10 77 (14.58%) Change Management
11 67 (12.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 64 (12.12%) Banking
13 62 (11.74%) Service Management
14 58 (10.98%) MS Visio
15 57 (10.80%) Service Delivery
16 56 (10.61%) Manufacturing
16 56 (10.61%) Process Improvement
17 54 (10.23%) Business Analysis
18 53 (10.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 50 (9.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
20 48 (9.09%) SAP
21 43 (8.14%) ITIL V3
22 42 (7.95%) PMI Certification
23 39 (7.39%) MS Excel
24 38 (7.20%) Pharmaceutical
25 36 (6.82%) Oracle
25 36 (6.82%) Security Cleared
26 35 (6.63%) ISEB
27 33 (6.25%) MS Office
27 33 (6.25%) BPR

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 20 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.52%) IIS
3 7 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (0.95%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.57%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 58 (10.98%) MS Visio
2 39 (7.39%) MS Excel
3 33 (6.25%) MS Office
4 27 (5.11%) MS Project
5 23 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.14%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.57%) Windchill
8 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.19%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 13 (2.46%) SAP SRM
2 8 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
3 7 (1.33%) SAP FI-AP
3 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.95%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.38%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.38%) Demantra
8 1 (0.19%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.33%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.60%) Internet
2 13 (2.46%) WAN
2 13 (2.46%) Broadband
3 11 (2.08%) LAN
4 8 (1.52%) DNS
5 6 (1.14%) SAN
5 6 (1.14%) Firewall
6 5 (0.95%) DHCP
7 4 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.76%) LTE
8 3 (0.57%) UMTS
8 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.57%) VPN
8 3 (0.57%) GPRS
8 3 (0.57%) GSM
8 3 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.38%) Multicast
9 2 (0.38%) SMTP
9 2 (0.38%) CTI
9 2 (0.38%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.27%) SAP BW
2 9 (1.70%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.33%) DB2
5 4 (0.76%) MS Access
5 4 (0.76%) QlikView
5 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.38%) DataStage
7 2 (0.38%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (0.95%) ERwin
2 4 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.38%) Toad
4 2 (0.38%) Subversion
4 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
General
1 174 (32.95%) Finance
2 64 (12.12%) Banking
3 56 (10.61%) Manufacturing
4 38 (7.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 33 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 31 (5.87%) Retail
7 18 (3.41%) Investment Banking
8 17 (3.22%) Marketing
9 14 (2.65%) Legal
10 11 (2.08%) Retail Banking
11 10 (1.89%) Back Office
12 9 (1.70%) Automotive
12 9 (1.70%) Law
13 5 (0.95%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.95%) Billing
13 5 (0.95%) Publishing
13 5 (0.95%) Electronics
14 4 (0.76%) Front Office
15 2 (0.38%) Advertising
15 2 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 147 (27.84%) Analyst
2 111 (21.02%) Business Analyst
3 75 (14.20%) Consultant
4 72 (13.64%) Project Manager
5 43 (8.14%) Process Analyst
6 32 (6.06%) Service Manager
7 29 (5.49%) SAP Consultant
8 26 (4.92%) Process Consultant
8 26 (4.92%) Business Process Analyst
9 22 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (3.60%) Senior Business Analyst
10 19 (3.60%) Architect
10 19 (3.60%) Designer
11 18 (3.41%) Process Manager
12 16 (3.03%) Transition Manager
12 16 (3.03%) Service Transition Manager
13 15 (2.84%) Programme Manager
14 14 (2.65%) Functional Consultant
14 14 (2.65%) SAP Functional Consultant
15 13 (2.46%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.11%) JSP
2 11 (2.08%) .NET
3 7 (1.33%) HTML
4 6 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.95%) Middleware
6 4 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.57%) Web Services
8 2 (0.38%) CSS
8 2 (0.38%) OLE
9 1 (0.19%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.19%) J2EE
9 1 (0.19%) XML
9 1 (0.19%) COM
9 1 (0.19%) EDI
9 1 (0.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 90 (17.05%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.55%) PMI
3 20 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.22%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.65%) FMCG
6 13 (2.46%) Statistics
6 13 (2.46%) DTV
7 12 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (1.33%) iSeries
9 6 (1.14%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.95%) Derivative
10 5 (0.95%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.95%) AS400
11 4 (0.76%) CESG
11 4 (0.76%) Equities
11 4 (0.76%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.57%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.57%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.57%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.36%) UNIX
2 13 (2.46%) Linux
2 13 (2.46%) Windows
3 6 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.57%) AIX
5 3 (0.57%) Solaris
6 2 (0.38%) HPUX
6 2 (0.38%) SUSE
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.19%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (45.27%) Lean Six Sigma
2 168 (31.82%) ITIL
3 158 (29.92%) Project Management
4 121 (22.92%) PRINCE2
5 88 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 77 (14.58%) Change Management
8 67 (12.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 62 (11.74%) Service Management
10 57 (10.80%) Service Delivery
11 56 (10.61%) Process Improvement
12 54 (10.23%) Business Analysis
13 43 (8.14%) ITIL V3
14 33 (6.25%) BPR
15 27 (5.11%) ERP
16 26 (4.92%) Risk Management
16 26 (4.92%) Process Management
17 25 (4.73%) Workflow
18 24 (4.55%) Waterfall
19 23 (4.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.49%) C
2 18 (3.41%) SQL
3 7 (1.33%) RPG
3 7 (1.33%) RPG IV
4 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
4 6 (1.14%) C#
5 5 (0.95%) VBA
5 5 (0.95%) RPG/400
6 4 (0.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.76%) Perl
7 3 (0.57%) C++
7 3 (0.57%) Java
7 3 (0.57%) Python
8 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.38%) VBScript
8 2 (0.38%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.19%) VB
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (14.77%) Degree
2 53 (10.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 50 (9.47%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 42 (7.95%) PMI Certification
5 36 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 35 (6.63%) ISEB
7 29 (5.49%) SAP Certification
8 28 (5.30%) SC Cleared
9 19 (3.60%) PMP
10 17 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (2.84%) APMP
12 14 (2.65%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 11 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (1.70%) HND
15 8 (1.52%) HNC
16 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
17 6 (1.14%) IIBA
17 6 (1.14%) MBA
17 6 (1.14%) ACCA
18 5 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.73%) JSP 440
2 22 (4.17%) COBIT
3 15 (2.84%) ISO 9001
4 12 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.89%) SLA
5 10 (1.89%) QA
6 7 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.76%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.76%) P3O
7 4 (0.76%) GAMP
7 4 (0.76%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.76%) BS15000
8 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.38%) EMIR
9 2 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.38%) GMP
9 2 (0.38%) GxP
9 2 (0.38%) BS7799
System Software
1 6 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.57%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.57%) RACF
2 3 (0.57%) Firmware
3 2 (0.38%) KVM
3 2 (0.38%) RHEV
3 2 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.38%) NFS
3 2 (0.38%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.38%) Puppet
2 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (9.09%) SAP
2 36 (6.82%) Oracle
3 30 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 14 (2.65%) IBM
4 14 (2.65%) HP
5 10 (1.89%) Cognos
5 10 (1.89%) JD Edwards
6 9 (1.70%) Open Text
7 7 (1.33%) Remedy
8 6 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.14%) VMware
9 5 (0.95%) BMC
9 5 (0.95%) TIBCO
10 4 (0.76%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.57%) PTC
11 3 (0.57%) Citrix
11 3 (0.57%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.57%) Progress
12 2 (0.38%) Cisco
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