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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 373 387 335
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -52
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 257 218 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.55% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 126 147
Average daily rate £425 £462 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £344 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.64% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
Average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 £16.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +103.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.28 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £36.46 £58.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.00 £11.45
% change year-on-year
+28.78% +188.20%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 212 £450 -1.31% 60
London 0 115 £500 - 23
Scotland +28 42 £415 -12.63% 5
Renfrewshire +21 25 £420 -
Erskine +13 25 £420 -
South West +13 20 £403 -10.55% 3
South East -24 20 £423 - 6
City of London +37 16 £625 +31.57% 6
West Midlands -8 15 £400 +4.57% 5
East of England +5 11 £520 +81.65% 3
North West -13 10 £375 -2.91% 11
East Midlands -6 9 £400 -27.27% 2
Essex - 9 £520 -
Wiltshire 0 8 £450 - 1
Manchester -11 8 £375 +11.94% 8
Northamptonshire +17 7 £388 -29.54% 1
Northampton +17 7 £388 -29.54% 1
Hampshire -1 7 £402 +15.18%
Edinburgh -11 7 £525 +10.52%
Glasgow - 7 £199 - 5
Birmingham - 7 £415 - 4
Somerset +8 6 £325 -11.80% 1
Yorkshire -11 6 £485 -17.44% 6
North East -26 6 £288 -31.34% 1
Bristol +1 5 £390 -17.89%
Berkshire -5 5 - - 3
Tyne and Wear -32 5 £288 -31.34% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 5 £288 -31.34% 1
Chelmsford - 5 - -
Brentford +10 4 £488 -

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (39.13%) Lean Six Sigma
2 162 (32.02%) ITIL
3 154 (30.43%) Project Management
4 147 (29.05%) Finance
5 94 (18.58%) Degree
6 86 (17.00%) Process Improvement
7 82 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
8 74 (14.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 71 (14.03%) PRINCE2
10 69 (13.64%) Change Management
11 66 (13.04%) Security Cleared
12 63 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 62 (12.25%) MS Visio
14 60 (11.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 58 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
16 57 (11.26%) ITIL V3
17 55 (10.87%) Business Analysis
18 51 (10.08%) SC Cleared
19 49 (9.68%) Service Delivery
20 47 (9.29%) Banking
21 46 (9.09%) SAP
22 45 (8.89%) MS Excel
23 44 (8.70%) JSP 440
24 41 (8.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
24 41 (8.10%) Microsoft
25 38 (7.51%) HP
26 37 (7.31%) Service Management
26 37 (7.31%) Workflow
27 36 (7.11%) Process Management
28 34 (6.72%) SQL

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (6.13%) OpenStack
2 20 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.38%) IIS
4 6 (1.19%) SAS
5 5 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (12.25%) MS Visio
2 45 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 33 (6.52%) MS Office
4 26 (5.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.96%) MS Project
6 2 (0.40%) Simulink
6 2 (0.40%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.40%) TargetLink
7 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Relativity
1 6 (1.19%) Symantec eDiscovery
2 4 (0.79%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.79%) SAP SRM
3 3 (0.59%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.40%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.37%) SaaS
2 9 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.99%) IaaS
3 5 (0.99%) IBM Blueworks
4 3 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.36%) Internet
2 13 (2.57%) LAN
2 13 (2.57%) WAN
3 9 (1.78%) Firewall
4 6 (1.19%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.99%) VPN
6 3 (0.59%) Converged Networks
6 3 (0.59%) Intranet
6 3 (0.59%) SAN
6 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.59%) VLAN
7 2 (0.40%) FCAPS
7 2 (0.40%) Multicast
7 2 (0.40%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.40%) Unicast
7 2 (0.40%) VoIP
7 2 (0.40%) WLAN
8 1 (0.20%) 3G
8 1 (0.20%) Broadband
8 1 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.56%) MS Access
1 18 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.58%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.58%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.38%) Big Data
5 5 (0.99%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.79%) DataStage
6 4 (0.79%) OLAP
7 3 (0.59%) GIS
7 3 (0.59%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.40%) MySQL
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.40%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 11 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 11 (2.17%) Maven
1 11 (2.17%) Subversion
2 10 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.59%) Toad
4 2 (0.40%) Hudson
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.40%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.20%) MSI
5 1 (0.20%) RequisitePro
General
1 147 (29.05%) Finance
2 47 (9.29%) Banking
3 31 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 24 (4.74%) Manufacturing
5 21 (4.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 19 (3.75%) Legal
7 12 (2.37%) Back Office
7 12 (2.37%) Marketing
7 12 (2.37%) Retail
8 7 (1.38%) Electronics
8 7 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.19%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.19%) Wholesale Banking
10 5 (0.99%) Automotive
10 5 (0.99%) Billing
10 5 (0.99%) Front Office
11 4 (0.79%) Local Government
11 4 (0.79%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 166 (32.81%) Analyst
2 91 (17.98%) Business Analyst
3 83 (16.40%) Consultant
4 63 (12.45%) Project Manager
5 62 (12.25%) Process Analyst
6 28 (5.53%) Process Consultant
7 27 (5.34%) Business Process Analyst
8 25 (4.94%) Architect
9 20 (3.95%) SAP Consultant
10 17 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (2.96%) Programme Manager
11 15 (2.96%) Six Sigma Consultant
12 14 (2.77%) Lean Consultant
13 12 (2.37%) Change Manager
14 11 (2.17%) IT Analyst
14 11 (2.17%) Process Improvement Analyst
14 11 (2.17%) Senior Business Analyst
14 11 (2.17%) Service Analyst
15 10 (1.98%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.38%) Middleware
2 4 (0.79%) CSS
2 4 (0.79%) SAP TM
3 3 (0.59%) SAP Basis
3 3 (0.59%) XML
4 2 (0.40%) Web Services
5 1 (0.20%) .NET
5 1 (0.20%) Ajax
5 1 (0.20%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.20%) HTML
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.20%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.34%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.95%) FMCG
5 13 (2.57%) PMI
6 12 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 11 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.58%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.58%) NHS
9 7 (1.38%) Equities
9 7 (1.38%) Internet of Things
9 7 (1.38%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.38%) Robotics
10 6 (1.19%) Derivative
11 5 (0.99%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.99%) HACMP
11 5 (0.99%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.79%) Statistics
13 3 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.15%) Windows
2 8 (1.58%) Windows 2000
2 8 (1.58%) Windows NT
2 8 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (1.58%) Windows XP
3 7 (1.38%) Linux
3 7 (1.38%) Solaris
3 7 (1.38%) Unix
4 5 (0.99%) AIX
4 5 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.40%) HPUX
6 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.40%) SUSE
6 2 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.40%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (39.13%) Lean Six Sigma
2 162 (32.02%) ITIL
3 154 (30.43%) Project Management
4 86 (17.00%) Process Improvement
5 74 (14.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 71 (14.03%) PRINCE2
7 69 (13.64%) Change Management
8 63 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 58 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
10 57 (11.26%) ITIL V3
11 55 (10.87%) Business Analysis
12 49 (9.68%) Service Delivery
13 37 (7.31%) Service Management
13 37 (7.31%) Workflow
14 36 (7.11%) Process Management
15 33 (6.52%) Coaching
16 32 (6.32%) Data Analysis
17 30 (5.93%) BPMN
18 29 (5.73%) Waterfall
19 28 (5.53%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.72%) SQL
2 10 (1.98%) VBA
3 7 (1.38%) PL/SQL
4 4 (0.79%) C
4 4 (0.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.59%) MapBasic
6 2 (0.40%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.40%) Perl
6 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.20%) C++
7 1 (0.20%) C-shell
7 1 (0.20%) Python
7 1 (0.20%) Ruby
7 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (18.58%) Degree
2 66 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 60 (11.86%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 51 (10.08%) SC Cleared
5 41 (8.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 23 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 20 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (3.75%) ISEB
9 16 (3.16%) SAP Certification
10 13 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.17%) PMP
12 9 (1.78%) CCNA
13 7 (1.38%) HNC
14 6 (1.19%) MCTS
15 5 (0.99%) CBAP
15 5 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.99%) IBM AIX Certification
15 5 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.70%) JSP 440
2 28 (5.53%) SLA
3 14 (2.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (2.37%) COBIT
5 9 (1.78%) GxP
6 8 (1.58%) MiFID
6 8 (1.58%) QA
7 7 (1.38%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.99%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.59%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.40%) EMIR
10 2 (0.40%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.40%) MISRA
11 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.20%) ISO26262
System Software
1 7 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (0.99%) GPFS
2 5 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (1.78%) SCCM
2 6 (1.19%) EnCase
2 6 (1.19%) FTK
3 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (9.09%) SAP
2 41 (8.10%) Microsoft
3 38 (7.51%) HP
4 25 (4.94%) Oracle
5 15 (2.96%) Cisco
6 14 (2.77%) ServiceNow
7 10 (1.98%) CollabNet
8 7 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.19%) Blue Prism
9 6 (1.19%) dtSearch
9 6 (1.19%) Nuix
9 6 (1.19%) Recommind
10 5 (0.99%) Citrix
10 5 (0.99%) IBM
10 5 (0.99%) VMware
11 4 (0.79%) Cognos
11 4 (0.79%) LANDesk
12 3 (0.59%) Informatica
12 3 (0.59%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.59%) Mapinfo
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £296 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £650 to £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £521 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 24 days ago