The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 348 334 377
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +43
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 263 265 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.71% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 158 135
Average daily rate
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£420 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year
- +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.40 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £23.28 £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.08 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.40 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.52%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -36 229 £423 -6.11% 74
London -16 93 £450 -10.00% 21
South East -20 47 £350 -12.43% 15
North West +12 24 £300 -25.00% 7
Scotland -9 21 £400 -8.57% 2
East Midlands +4 16 £413 +17.85% 4
Berkshire -6 13 £378 -5.62% 6
Hampshire -4 12 £361 -3.73% 2
West Midlands -16 12 £450 +5.88% 6
City of London +7 11 £475 +6.03% 1
Manchester +2 11 £350 -17.64% 5
Cheshire +7 10 £200 -46.80% 1
South West -24 10 £438 -12.50% 11
East of England -19 9 £425 +61.90% 4
Milton Keynes +3 8 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £325 +16.07% 2
Surrey -5 8 £305 -23.75% 2
Brentford +3 7 £265 -48.31% 1
Swindon +2 6 £438 +9.37% 2
Northamptonshire +1 6 £438 -
Yorkshire -2 6 £373 +4.56% 4
Wiltshire -9 6 £438 +9.37% 3
North East -10 6 £450 -4.25% 1
Warrington - 6 £200 - 1
Reading +8 5 £405 -0.30%
Northampton +7 5 £425 -
Glasgow -2 5 - -
Slough +2 4 £250 +11.11% 3
Hertfordshire 0 4 £600 +92.00% 3
West Yorkshire -2 3 £373 -9.14% 3

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 207 (40.99%) Lean Six Sigma
2 182 (36.04%) Finance
3 161 (31.88%) Project Management
4 137 (27.13%) ITIL
5 123 (24.36%) PRINCE2
6 98 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 80 (15.84%) Degree
8 79 (15.64%) Change Management
9 75 (14.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 72 (14.26%) Banking
11 53 (10.50%) Continuous Improvement
12 52 (10.30%) MS Visio
12 52 (10.30%) Business Analysis
13 51 (10.10%) Service Delivery
13 51 (10.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 48 (9.50%) Service Management
15 45 (8.91%) Process Improvement
16 44 (8.71%) Manufacturing
17 43 (8.51%) Oracle
18 42 (8.32%) PMI Certification
19 41 (8.12%) MS Excel
20 40 (7.92%) ISEB
21 32 (6.34%) Pharmaceutical
21 32 (6.34%) Retail
21 32 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
22 31 (6.14%) BPR
22 31 (6.14%) Telecoms
22 31 (6.14%) Microsoft
22 31 (6.14%) SAP
23 30 (5.94%) UML

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 29 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.97%) IIS
3 5 (0.99%) SAS
4 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.79%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.40%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
Applications
1 52 (10.30%) MS Visio
2 41 (8.12%) MS Excel
3 26 (5.15%) MS Project
3 26 (5.15%) MS Office
4 22 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.38%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.59%) Simulink
6 3 (0.59%) CATIA
7 2 (0.40%) Windchill
8 1 (0.20%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 8 (1.58%) SAP SRM
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) SAP FI-AP
2 4 (0.79%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.40%) MultiFonds
3 2 (0.40%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.40%) Demantra
3 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.40%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.20%) Summit
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.20%) SaaS
1 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.57%) LAN
2 12 (2.38%) WAN
3 10 (1.98%) Internet
4 8 (1.58%) Firewall
4 8 (1.58%) DNS
4 8 (1.58%) SAN
5 7 (1.39%) Broadband
6 6 (1.19%) VPN
7 5 (0.99%) DHCP
8 4 (0.79%) LTE
8 4 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.59%) GPRS
9 3 (0.59%) GSM
9 3 (0.59%) UMTS
9 3 (0.59%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.40%) CTI
10 2 (0.40%) Intranet
10 2 (0.40%) SMTP
10 2 (0.40%) IMAP
10 2 (0.40%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.39%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.79%) DB2
5 4 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.59%) MS Access
6 3 (0.59%) QlikView
7 2 (0.40%) DataStage
7 2 (0.40%) STATISTICA
8 1 (0.20%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.40%) Toad
4 2 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.40%) RequisitePro
4 2 (0.40%) ERwin
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 182 (36.04%) Finance
2 72 (14.26%) Banking
3 44 (8.71%) Manufacturing
4 32 (6.34%) Retail
4 32 (6.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 31 (6.14%) Telecoms
6 26 (5.15%) Investment Banking
7 19 (3.76%) Marketing
8 13 (2.57%) Back Office
9 12 (2.38%) Legal
10 10 (1.98%) Automotive
11 9 (1.78%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.39%) Publishing
13 5 (0.99%) Billing
14 4 (0.79%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.79%) Front Office
15 3 (0.59%) Electronics
15 3 (0.59%) Advertising
15 3 (0.59%) German Language
15 3 (0.59%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 158 (31.29%) Analyst
2 106 (20.99%) Business Analyst
3 85 (16.83%) Project Manager
4 61 (12.08%) Consultant
5 43 (8.51%) Process Analyst
6 24 (4.75%) Business Process Analyst
6 24 (4.75%) Process Consultant
7 20 (3.96%) Senior Analyst
7 20 (3.96%) Service Manager
8 19 (3.76%) Senior Manager
8 19 (3.76%) Programme Manager
9 18 (3.56%) Senior Business Analyst
10 16 (3.17%) Business Manager
10 16 (3.17%) Process Improvement Consultant
10 16 (3.17%) Process Manager
11 15 (2.97%) SAP Consultant
11 15 (2.97%) Support Analyst
12 14 (2.77%) Business Consultant
13 12 (2.38%) Architect
14 11 (2.18%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.37%) .NET
2 14 (2.77%) ASP.NET
3 13 (2.57%) HTML
4 10 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.58%) Middleware
5 8 (1.58%) JSP
6 4 (0.79%) Web Services
7 3 (0.59%) CSS
8 2 (0.40%) OLE
9 1 (0.20%) XML
9 1 (0.20%) EDI
9 1 (0.20%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.20%) HTML5
9 1 (0.20%) STL
9 1 (0.20%) COM
9 1 (0.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.16%) PMI
2 19 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.77%) FMCG
4 13 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.58%) Fixed Income
5 8 (1.58%) Equities
5 8 (1.58%) DTV
6 7 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.19%) Open Source
8 5 (0.99%) NHS
8 5 (0.99%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.99%) Derivative
8 5 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.79%) iSeries
9 4 (0.79%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.79%) CAN bus
10 3 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.59%) Statistics
10 3 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.54%) UNIX
2 20 (3.96%) Windows
3 14 (2.77%) Linux
4 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.19%) Solaris
5 6 (1.19%) AIX
6 3 (0.59%) HPUX
6 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.40%) SUSE
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (40.99%) Lean Six Sigma
2 161 (31.88%) Project Management
3 137 (27.13%) ITIL
4 123 (24.36%) PRINCE2
5 98 (19.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (15.64%) Change Management
7 53 (10.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 52 (10.30%) Business Analysis
9 51 (10.10%) Service Delivery
10 48 (9.50%) Service Management
11 45 (8.91%) Process Improvement
12 32 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (6.14%) BPR
14 30 (5.94%) UML
14 30 (5.94%) Risk Management
15 26 (5.15%) Programme Management
16 25 (4.95%) Workflow
17 20 (3.96%) PRINCE
17 20 (3.96%) Business Transformation
18 19 (3.76%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.15%) SQL
2 19 (3.76%) C
3 14 (2.77%) C#
4 13 (2.57%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.99%) Java
7 4 (0.79%) RPG IV
7 4 (0.79%) Perl
7 4 (0.79%) RPG
8 3 (0.59%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.40%) Ruby
9 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.40%) RPG/400
9 2 (0.40%) Python
9 2 (0.40%) C++
9 2 (0.40%) VBScript
10 1 (0.20%) VB
10 1 (0.20%) VBA
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 80 (15.84%) Degree
2 75 (14.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 51 (10.10%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 42 (8.32%) PMI Certification
5 40 (7.92%) ISEB
6 25 (4.95%) Security Cleared
7 24 (4.75%) PMP
8 22 (4.36%) SC Cleared
9 15 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.38%) SAP Certification
10 12 (2.38%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 9 (1.78%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 8 (1.58%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (1.19%) HND
14 6 (1.19%) APMP
15 5 (0.99%) CRISC
15 5 (0.99%) CISSP
15 5 (0.99%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.16%) COBIT
2 18 (3.56%) QA
3 16 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 14 (2.77%) ISO 9001
5 11 (2.18%) SLA
6 8 (1.58%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.58%) EMIR
6 8 (1.58%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (1.39%) ISO 14001
8 6 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.79%) BS15000
10 3 (0.59%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.40%) GMP
11 2 (0.40%) BS7799
11 2 (0.40%) GxP
11 2 (0.40%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.20%) P3O
12 1 (0.20%) Basel II
12 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 8 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.99%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.59%) RACF
3 3 (0.59%) KVM
3 3 (0.59%) RHEV
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.40%) NFS
4 2 (0.40%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.99%) SCCM
2 3 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (8.51%) Oracle
2 31 (6.14%) SAP
2 31 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 10 (1.98%) HP
4 9 (1.78%) Red Hat
5 8 (1.58%) VMware
5 8 (1.58%) IBM
6 7 (1.39%) Citrix
7 5 (0.99%) Progress
7 5 (0.99%) Minitab
7 5 (0.99%) Open Text
7 5 (0.99%) JD Edwards
7 5 (0.99%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.79%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.59%) Symantec
9 3 (0.59%) Remedy
9 3 (0.59%) Casewise
10 2 (0.40%) Lotus
10 2 (0.40%) PTC
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £45 - £50 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Aximis (West) Limited
Rate: Up to £70K + Car Allownace + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Thales
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago