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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Six Sigma
Rank 388 320 360
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +40
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 213 275 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.73% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 162 132
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£450 £460 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £430 £378
% change year-on-year
-1.74% +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £10.54 £27.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £35.10 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 -68 192 £450 -2.17% 44
London -48 77 £475 - 8
South East -39 49 £425 -10.52% 14
Hampshire -4 19 £360 +3.44%
Yorkshire -1 16 £320 -1.53% 5
Scotland -5 16 £435 -3.33%
East Midlands +11 13 £575 +27.77% 2
City of London -19 13 £461 +2.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 12 £425 +11.84% 1
Milton Keynes -6 10 £413 -45.18%
Sheffield - 10 £238 -
South Yorkshire - 10 £238 -
Berkshire -8 9 £450 +9.09% 1
Edinburgh -11 9 £500 +11.11%
South West -25 9 £445 +15.58% 4
West Midlands -1 8 £383 -17.29% 4
Wiltshire -11 8 £450 +21.62%
North West -8 7 £375 -1.31% 2
North East -27 7 £240 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 6 £240 - 1
Tyne and Wear -26 6 £240 - 1
Reading +17 5 £438 +16.66%
Surrey -15 5 £450 -21.73% 2
East of England -18 5 £413 +13.79% 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 £750 -
Nottingham - 5 £750 -
Cheshire +10 4 £385 +35.08% 1
Hertfordshire +8 4 £413 +32.00%
Swindon -11 4 £473 +27.70%
Northamptonshire -19 4 £575 +35.29% 1

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 203 (42.65%) Lean Six Sigma
2 159 (33.40%) ITIL
3 154 (32.35%) Finance
4 149 (31.30%) Project Management
5 108 (22.69%) PRINCE2
6 80 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (15.55%) Change Management
8 73 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 72 (15.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 72 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
10 67 (14.08%) Degree
11 60 (12.61%) Service Management
12 56 (11.76%) Process Improvement
13 54 (11.34%) Banking
14 51 (10.71%) Service Delivery
15 49 (10.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 49 (10.29%) Security Cleared
16 48 (10.08%) MS Visio
17 46 (9.66%) Manufacturing
18 45 (9.45%) SAP
18 45 (9.45%) Business Analysis
19 42 (8.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
19 42 (8.82%) ITIL V3
19 42 (8.82%) PMI Certification
20 39 (8.19%) SC Cleared
21 33 (6.93%) BPR
21 33 (6.93%) MS Office
22 31 (6.51%) MS Project
22 31 (6.51%) MS Excel
23 30 (6.30%) Telecoms

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.63%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 48 (10.08%) MS Visio
2 33 (6.93%) MS Office
3 31 (6.51%) MS Excel
3 31 (6.51%) MS Project
4 20 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.63%) Windchill
6 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.10%) SAP SRM
2 8 (1.68%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (1.68%) SAP FI-AP
3 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.63%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.42%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.42%) Demantra
7 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.21%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.47%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.52%) WAN
1 12 (2.52%) Internet
2 10 (2.10%) LAN
3 9 (1.89%) Broadband
4 7 (1.47%) Firewall
5 5 (1.05%) VPN
5 5 (1.05%) DNS
5 5 (1.05%) SAN
6 4 (0.84%) DHCP
7 3 (0.63%) LTE
7 3 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.63%) GPRS
7 3 (0.63%) GSM
7 3 (0.63%) UMTS
8 2 (0.42%) Multicast
8 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.21%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.52%) SAP BW
2 8 (1.68%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.05%) QlikView
5 4 (0.84%) DB2
6 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.42%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.42%) MS Access
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.21%) DataStage
8 1 (0.21%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.21%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (0.63%) ERwin
3 2 (0.42%) Subversion
3 2 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) Toad
General
1 154 (32.35%) Finance
2 54 (11.34%) Banking
3 46 (9.66%) Manufacturing
4 30 (6.30%) Telecoms
5 27 (5.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 18 (3.78%) Retail
7 17 (3.57%) Legal
8 15 (3.15%) Investment Banking
9 13 (2.73%) Law
10 11 (2.31%) Automotive
11 8 (1.68%) Front Office
12 7 (1.47%) Retail Banking
13 5 (1.05%) Publishing
13 5 (1.05%) Marketing
14 4 (0.84%) Back Office
14 4 (0.84%) Electronics
15 3 (0.63%) Advertising
16 2 (0.42%) Military
16 2 (0.42%) Private Banking
17 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 115 (24.16%) Analyst
2 88 (18.49%) Business Analyst
3 75 (15.76%) Project Manager
4 71 (14.92%) Consultant
5 33 (6.93%) Process Analyst
6 32 (6.72%) Service Manager
7 28 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
8 21 (4.41%) Process Consultant
9 19 (3.99%) Business Process Analyst
9 19 (3.99%) Architect
10 15 (3.15%) Designer
11 14 (2.94%) Programme Manager
11 14 (2.94%) Process Manager
12 13 (2.73%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 13 (2.73%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 13 (2.73%) Infrastructure Manager
12 13 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (2.73%) Functional Consultant
13 12 (2.52%) Services Delivery Manager
13 12 (2.52%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.09%) JSP
2 11 (2.31%) Middleware
3 5 (1.05%) .NET
4 3 (0.63%) Web Services
5 2 (0.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.21%) XML
6 1 (0.21%) EDI
6 1 (0.21%) J2EE
6 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 80 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.99%) PMI
3 16 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.94%) Statistics
5 13 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.52%) FMCG
7 9 (1.89%) DTV
8 7 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (0.84%) CAN bus
10 4 (0.84%) Mechatronics
10 4 (0.84%) iSeries
10 4 (0.84%) Open Source
10 4 (0.84%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.84%) CESG
11 3 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.63%) AS400
11 3 (0.63%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (2.31%) UNIX
2 10 (2.10%) Windows
3 8 (1.68%) Linux
4 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.84%) Solaris
6 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (0.84%) AIX
7 2 (0.42%) HPUX
7 2 (0.42%) SUSE
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (42.65%) Lean Six Sigma
2 159 (33.40%) ITIL
3 149 (31.30%) Project Management
4 108 (22.69%) PRINCE2
5 74 (15.55%) Change Management
6 73 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (15.13%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (15.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 60 (12.61%) Service Management
9 56 (11.76%) Process Improvement
10 51 (10.71%) Service Delivery
11 45 (9.45%) Business Analysis
12 42 (8.82%) ITIL V3
13 33 (6.93%) BPR
14 28 (5.88%) ERP
15 26 (5.46%) Process Management
15 26 (5.46%) Programme Management
15 26 (5.46%) Validation
16 24 (5.04%) BPMN
17 21 (4.41%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 24 (5.04%) C
2 12 (2.52%) SQL
3 6 (1.26%) VBA
4 5 (1.05%) Java
5 4 (0.84%) RPG
5 4 (0.84%) RPG IV
6 3 (0.63%) RPG/400
6 3 (0.63%) C++
6 3 (0.63%) Python
7 2 (0.42%) Perl
7 2 (0.42%) Ruby
7 2 (0.42%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 67 (14.08%) Degree
2 49 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 42 (8.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 42 (8.82%) PMI Certification
4 39 (8.19%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.67%) SAP Certification
6 24 (5.04%) PMP
7 23 (4.83%) ISEB
7 23 (4.83%) APMP
8 20 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.52%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 11 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (1.68%) HNC
11 8 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.68%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 5 (1.05%) IIBA
12 5 (1.05%) HND
13 4 (0.84%) ACCA
14 3 (0.63%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.67%) JSP 440
2 22 (4.62%) COBIT
3 12 (2.52%) ISO 9001
4 10 (2.10%) SLA
4 10 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.68%) QA
6 6 (1.26%) BS15000
7 4 (0.84%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.84%) GAMP
7 4 (0.84%) P3O
8 3 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.63%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.42%) GxP
9 2 (0.42%) BS7799
10 1 (0.21%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.63%) Firmware
3 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.42%) NFS
3 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.42%) KVM
3 2 (0.42%) RHEV
3 2 (0.42%) GPFS
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (9.45%) SAP
2 26 (5.46%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.62%) Oracle
4 15 (3.15%) HP
5 13 (2.73%) IBM
6 10 (2.10%) JD Edwards
6 10 (2.10%) Cognos
7 7 (1.47%) Open Text
7 7 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.05%) Remedy
8 5 (1.05%) BMC
9 4 (0.84%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.84%) VMware
10 3 (0.63%) PTC
10 3 (0.63%) Progress
11 2 (0.42%) Cisco
11 2 (0.42%) Citrix
11 2 (0.42%) Informatica
11 2 (0.42%) MicroStrategy
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