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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 330 302 386
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +84
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 291 312 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.59% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.81% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 194 137
Average daily rate
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£425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% +5.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £328 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.40 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.30% +78.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £23.28 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.08 £18.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.40 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-5.30% +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
41740 38461 41085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.30% 70.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25873 23589 23801
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1035 1459
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -40 254 £428 -4.78% 68
London -37 110 £475 -2.56% 22
South East -12 50 £375 -6.25% 11
North West +11 22 £300 -20.00% 7
Scotland -9 22 £400 -5.88% 3
West Midlands +1 21 £445 +4.70% 2
City of London +4 14 £475 +5.79% 5
East of England -18 14 £410 +7.54% 6
East Midlands +1 13 £438 +25.00% 3
Hampshire -2 13 £361 -9.75% 3
Berkshire -4 13 £363 -9.37% 3
Manchester +1 12 £300 -25.00% 6
Cheshire +4 9 £255 -27.21% 1
Hertfordshire -10 9 £600 +92.00% 2
Brentford +5 8 £485 -3.09%
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £389 +38.83% 2
South West -39 8 £438 +20.68% 8
Milton Keynes +8 7 £360 -
Northamptonshire +3 6 £438 - 2
Yorkshire +1 6 £373 -0.66% 3
Surrey -4 6 £305 -23.75%
North East -15 6 £475 +12.42% 3
Northampton +1 5 £425 - 2
Glasgow -7 5 - - 1
Warrington - 5 £200 -
Nottinghamshire +8 4 £225 -37.93%
Reading +6 4 - - 1
Slough 0 4 £250 +11.11%
Wiltshire -17 4 £438 - 1
Swindon - 4 £438 - 1

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 221 (42.42%) Lean Six Sigma
2 175 (33.59%) Finance
3 157 (30.13%) Project Management
4 155 (29.75%) ITIL
5 131 (25.14%) PRINCE2
6 90 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 76 (14.59%) Degree
8 75 (14.40%) Change Management
8 75 (14.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 65 (12.48%) Banking
10 63 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 56 (10.75%) Service Management
12 55 (10.56%) MS Visio
13 54 (10.36%) Service Delivery
14 53 (10.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 49 (9.40%) PMI Certification
16 48 (9.21%) Business Analysis
17 47 (9.02%) Process Improvement
18 45 (8.64%) Manufacturing
19 44 (8.45%) Oracle
20 41 (7.87%) MS Excel
21 39 (7.49%) ISEB
22 36 (6.91%) Pharmaceutical
23 35 (6.72%) SAP
24 33 (6.33%) MS Office
25 32 (6.14%) Microsoft
26 31 (5.95%) Risk Management
26 31 (5.95%) Telecoms
26 31 (5.95%) Retail
27 30 (5.76%) UML

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 28 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.07%) IIS
3 5 (0.96%) SAS
3 5 (0.96%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (0.77%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.58%) MQSeries
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.19%) Drupal
7 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 55 (10.56%) MS Visio
2 41 (7.87%) MS Excel
3 33 (6.33%) MS Office
4 26 (4.99%) MS Project
5 18 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (2.30%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.58%) Simulink
7 3 (0.58%) Windchill
8 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.92%) SAP SRM
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.58%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.58%) Misys Midas
3 3 (0.58%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.38%) Demantra
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.38%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.38%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.38%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.19%) Summit
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.26%) WAN
2 16 (3.07%) LAN
3 13 (2.50%) Internet
4 10 (1.92%) Firewall
5 9 (1.73%) Broadband
6 8 (1.54%) DNS
6 8 (1.54%) SAN
7 6 (1.15%) VPN
8 5 (0.96%) DHCP
9 4 (0.77%) LTE
9 4 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.58%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (0.58%) GPRS
10 3 (0.58%) GSM
10 3 (0.58%) UMTS
10 3 (0.58%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.38%) CTI
11 2 (0.38%) Intranet
11 2 (0.38%) SMTP
11 2 (0.38%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.73%) SAP BW
3 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.96%) DB2
4 5 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.77%) QlikView
6 3 (0.58%) MS Access
7 2 (0.38%) DataStage
7 2 (0.38%) STATISTICA
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.58%) ERwin
4 2 (0.38%) Subversion
4 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.38%) Toad
4 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.38%) RequisitePro
General
1 175 (33.59%) Finance
2 65 (12.48%) Banking
3 45 (8.64%) Manufacturing
4 36 (6.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 31 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 31 (5.95%) Retail
6 20 (3.84%) Investment Banking
7 16 (3.07%) Marketing
8 12 (2.30%) Legal
8 12 (2.30%) Back Office
9 9 (1.73%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.15%) Automotive
11 5 (0.96%) Billing
11 5 (0.96%) Publishing
12 4 (0.77%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.77%) Law
13 3 (0.58%) Front Office
14 2 (0.38%) Electronics
14 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 155 (29.75%) Analyst
2 103 (19.77%) Business Analyst
3 82 (15.74%) Project Manager
4 63 (12.09%) Consultant
5 42 (8.06%) Process Analyst
6 25 (4.80%) Business Process Analyst
7 23 (4.41%) Service Manager
8 21 (4.03%) Process Consultant
9 19 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (3.45%) SAP Consultant
10 18 (3.45%) Senior Manager
10 18 (3.45%) Programme Manager
11 17 (3.26%) Senior Business Analyst
12 16 (3.07%) Business Manager
12 16 (3.07%) Designer
13 15 (2.88%) Process Manager
13 15 (2.88%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.69%) Process Improvement Consultant
15 13 (2.50%) Architect
16 11 (2.11%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.26%) .NET
2 14 (2.69%) ASP.NET
3 13 (2.50%) HTML
4 11 (2.11%) JSP
5 10 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.54%) Middleware
7 4 (0.77%) Web Services
8 3 (0.58%) CSS
9 2 (0.38%) OLE
9 2 (0.38%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.19%) HTML5
10 1 (0.19%) XML
10 1 (0.19%) EDI
10 1 (0.19%) STL
10 1 (0.19%) COM
10 1 (0.19%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.37%) PMI
2 20 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.07%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.50%) FMCG
5 10 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (1.92%) DTV
6 9 (1.73%) Statistics
7 7 (1.34%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.15%) Equities
8 6 (1.15%) Open Source
9 5 (0.96%) iSeries
9 5 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.96%) NHS
9 5 (0.96%) SCADA
9 5 (0.96%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.77%) Derivative
10 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.77%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.58%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.57%) UNIX
2 20 (3.84%) Windows
3 15 (2.88%) Linux
4 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.15%) Solaris
5 6 (1.15%) AIX
6 3 (0.58%) HPUX
6 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.38%) SUSE
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (42.42%) Lean Six Sigma
2 157 (30.13%) Project Management
3 155 (29.75%) ITIL
4 131 (25.14%) PRINCE2
5 90 (17.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 75 (14.40%) Change Management
7 63 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
8 56 (10.75%) Service Management
9 54 (10.36%) Service Delivery
10 48 (9.21%) Business Analysis
11 47 (9.02%) Process Improvement
12 31 (5.95%) Risk Management
13 30 (5.76%) UML
13 30 (5.76%) Programme Management
13 30 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (5.57%) BPR
15 26 (4.99%) Workflow
16 24 (4.61%) ITIL V3
17 22 (4.22%) Process Management
18 21 (4.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (5.37%) SQL
2 23 (4.41%) C
3 14 (2.69%) C#
4 13 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.96%) RPG
6 5 (0.96%) RPG IV
7 4 (0.77%) Java
7 4 (0.77%) Perl
8 3 (0.58%) RPG/400
8 3 (0.58%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.38%) Ruby
9 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.38%) VBA
9 2 (0.38%) Python
9 2 (0.38%) C++
9 2 (0.38%) VBScript
10 1 (0.19%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 76 (14.59%) Degree
2 75 (14.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 53 (10.17%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 49 (9.40%) PMI Certification
5 39 (7.49%) ISEB
6 27 (5.18%) Security Cleared
7 24 (4.61%) PMP
8 19 (3.65%) SC Cleared
9 18 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (3.26%) SAP Certification
11 15 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (2.30%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 11 (2.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 10 (1.92%) APMP
15 7 (1.34%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (1.34%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.34%) HND
16 5 (0.96%) CISSP
16 5 (0.96%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.61%) COBIT
2 17 (3.26%) ISO 9001
3 15 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (2.88%) QA
4 10 (1.92%) SLA
5 9 (1.73%) JSP 440
6 8 (1.54%) ISO 14001
6 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.15%) EMIR
7 6 (1.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.77%) BS15000
9 3 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.58%) GAMP
10 2 (0.38%) GMP
10 2 (0.38%) BS7799
10 2 (0.38%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.19%) P3O
11 1 (0.19%) Basel II
11 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (0.96%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.58%) RACF
3 3 (0.58%) KVM
3 3 (0.58%) RHEV
4 2 (0.38%) NFS
4 2 (0.38%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
5 1 (0.19%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.15%) SCCM
2 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (8.45%) Oracle
2 35 (6.72%) SAP
3 32 (6.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.92%) HP
5 9 (1.73%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.54%) VMware
6 8 (1.54%) IBM
7 6 (1.15%) Open Text
7 6 (1.15%) JD Edwards
7 6 (1.15%) Citrix
8 5 (0.96%) Cognos
8 5 (0.96%) TIBCO
9 4 (0.77%) Minitab
9 4 (0.77%) BT
9 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.58%) Progress
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco
10 3 (0.58%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.58%) PTC
10 3 (0.58%) Symantec
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Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
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London
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Birmingham
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rate: Up to £70K + Car Allowance + Benefits
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Hook
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Essex
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