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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma
Rank 373 305 339
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +34
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 219 270 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.75% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 155 126
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£450 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 20
Average hourly rate £33.00 £16.51 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.87% -49.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.28 £10.54 £27.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.46 £63.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.45 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+188.20% -65.30%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -45 210 £450 -5.26% 92
London -27 106 £500 +4.16% 22
South East -21 45 £425 -10.52% 17
City of London +1 18 £475 - 9
Hampshire -13 13 £349 -3.32% 3
Berkshire -8 11 £438 +8.69% 5
East Midlands +10 10 £563 +18.42% 7
West Midlands +6 9 £383 +14.17% 8
Yorkshire -3 9 £575 +91.66% 10
South West -13 9 £450 +12.50% 10
Scotland -17 9 £448 -0.55% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 8 £325 -56.81% 1
Wiltshire -3 7 £450 +16.88% 2
Milton Keynes -7 7 £325 -56.81%
North West -8 7 £395 +38.59% 5
North East -9 7 £419 - 4
South Yorkshire - 7 £406 -
Sheffield - 7 £406 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 6 £419 -
East of England -4 6 £286 -28.43% 6
Tyne and Wear -7 6 £419 -
Edinburgh -7 6 £475 +5.55% 2
Surrey -11 6 £450 -21.73% 3
Hertfordshire +4 5 £286 -24.91% 1
Reading +3 5 £438 - 2
Cheshire +7 4 £416 +46.05% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 4 £750 +8.69%
Nottingham -3 4 £750 +8.69%
Newbury -1 3 £450 +24.13% 1
Manchester -1 3 £335 +21.81% 3

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 204 (42.68%) Lean Six Sigma
2 162 (33.89%) ITIL
3 154 (32.22%) Finance
4 136 (28.45%) Project Management
5 92 (19.25%) PRINCE2
6 78 (16.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 76 (15.90%) Change Management
8 75 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
9 73 (15.27%) Degree
10 69 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
12 59 (12.34%) Banking
13 58 (12.13%) Service Management
14 56 (11.72%) SAP
14 56 (11.72%) MS Visio
15 51 (10.67%) Security Cleared
16 50 (10.46%) Process Improvement
17 49 (10.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 49 (10.25%) Business Analysis
18 46 (9.62%) Service Delivery
19 44 (9.21%) Manufacturing
20 42 (8.79%) SC Cleared
21 41 (8.58%) ITIL V3
22 40 (8.37%) MS Office
23 39 (8.16%) PMI Certification
24 35 (7.32%) SAP Certification
24 35 (7.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
25 32 (6.69%) MS Project
25 32 (6.69%) ERP
26 31 (6.49%) BPR

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 14 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.46%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.84%) IIS
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.63%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 56 (11.72%) MS Visio
2 40 (8.37%) MS Office
3 32 (6.69%) MS Project
4 28 (5.86%) MS Excel
5 22 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.63%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.42%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.21%) Windchill
8 1 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.21%) Simulink
8 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) SAP FI-AP
2 10 (2.09%) SAP SRM
3 7 (1.46%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.63%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.42%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.21%) SAP WM
7 1 (0.21%) CA Clarity
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.46%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.51%) Internet
2 9 (1.88%) WAN
3 7 (1.46%) Broadband
3 7 (1.46%) LAN
4 6 (1.26%) Firewall
5 4 (0.84%) VPN
6 3 (0.63%) DNS
6 3 (0.63%) DHCP
6 3 (0.63%) SAN
6 3 (0.63%) LTE
6 3 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.42%) MIMO
7 2 (0.42%) 4G
7 2 (0.42%) 3G
7 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.42%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.42%) IPv4
7 2 (0.42%) IPv6
7 2 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.72%) SAP BW
2 8 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.84%) QlikView
3 4 (0.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.63%) DB2
5 2 (0.42%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.21%) MS Access
6 1 (0.21%) MySQL
6 1 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.21%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (0.63%) PeopleTools
2 3 (0.63%) ERwin
3 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) LSMW
General
1 154 (32.22%) Finance
2 59 (12.34%) Banking
3 44 (9.21%) Manufacturing
4 30 (6.28%) Telecoms
5 29 (6.07%) Pharmaceutical
6 23 (4.81%) Legal
7 21 (4.39%) Law
8 15 (3.14%) Automotive
9 13 (2.72%) Retail
10 11 (2.30%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.46%) Marketing
12 6 (1.26%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.26%) Electronics
12 6 (1.26%) Front Office
13 4 (0.84%) Billing
14 3 (0.63%) Back Office
14 3 (0.63%) Advertising
15 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.42%) Military
15 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 119 (24.90%) Analyst
2 89 (18.62%) Business Analyst
3 75 (15.69%) Consultant
4 66 (13.81%) Project Manager
5 36 (7.53%) SAP Consultant
6 31 (6.49%) Process Analyst
7 27 (5.65%) Service Manager
8 18 (3.77%) Functional Consultant
8 18 (3.77%) Architect
8 18 (3.77%) Process Consultant
9 17 (3.56%) SAP Functional Consultant
10 16 (3.35%) Business Process Analyst
11 15 (3.14%) Designer
12 14 (2.93%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.72%) Developer
13 13 (2.72%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 13 (2.72%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (2.72%) Process Manager
14 11 (2.30%) Management Consultant
14 11 (2.30%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.28%) JSP
2 8 (1.67%) Middleware
3 7 (1.46%) .NET
4 5 (1.05%) HTML
5 3 (0.63%) XML
6 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.42%) HTML5
6 2 (0.42%) Web Services
6 2 (0.42%) EDI
7 1 (0.21%) BAPI
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.21%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.97%) FMCG
3 13 (2.72%) PMI
3 13 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.51%) Statistics
4 12 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.46%) DTV
5 7 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (1.26%) Performance Metrics
7 5 (1.05%) Mechatronics
7 5 (1.05%) CESG
7 5 (1.05%) CAN bus
8 4 (0.84%) SWIFT
8 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.63%) AS400
9 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.63%) SCADA
9 3 (0.63%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.63%) Open Source
9 3 (0.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (2.51%) Windows
2 10 (2.09%) UNIX
3 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (0.84%) Linux
5 3 (0.63%) AIX
5 3 (0.63%) Solaris
6 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.21%) HPUX
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Android
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (42.68%) Lean Six Sigma
2 162 (33.89%) ITIL
3 136 (28.45%) Project Management
4 92 (19.25%) PRINCE2
5 78 (16.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 76 (15.90%) Change Management
7 69 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 67 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (12.13%) Service Management
10 50 (10.46%) Process Improvement
11 49 (10.25%) Business Analysis
12 46 (9.62%) Service Delivery
13 41 (8.58%) ITIL V3
14 32 (6.69%) ERP
15 31 (6.49%) BPR
15 31 (6.49%) Process Management
16 29 (6.07%) Programme Management
17 27 (5.65%) Business Transformation
18 25 (5.23%) BPMN
19 24 (5.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.81%) C
2 12 (2.51%) SQL
3 5 (1.05%) Java
3 5 (1.05%) VBA
4 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.63%) VBScript
5 3 (0.63%) RPG
5 3 (0.63%) C#
5 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.63%) SQR
5 3 (0.63%) RPG/400
5 3 (0.63%) RPG IV
6 1 (0.21%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.21%) Python
6 1 (0.21%) PHP
6 1 (0.21%) C++
6 1 (0.21%) VB
6 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 73 (15.27%) Degree
2 51 (10.67%) Security Cleared
3 49 (10.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 42 (8.79%) SC Cleared
5 39 (8.16%) PMI Certification
6 35 (7.32%) SAP Certification
6 35 (7.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 28 (5.86%) PMP
8 26 (5.44%) APMP
9 18 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (3.56%) ISEB
11 14 (2.93%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 10 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (1.88%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 7 (1.46%) IIBA
14 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.05%) HNC
16 4 (0.84%) ACCA
17 3 (0.63%) MBA
17 3 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.86%) JSP 440
2 20 (4.18%) COBIT
3 11 (2.30%) ISO 9001
4 10 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.67%) SLA
6 6 (1.26%) QA
6 6 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.05%) P3O
8 4 (0.84%) GAMP
8 4 (0.84%) BS15000
9 3 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.63%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.42%) GxP
11 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (0.63%) Firmware
1 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.42%) GPFS
2 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.21%) RHEV
3 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (0.21%) SCCM
1 1 (0.21%) Puppet
1 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 56 (11.72%) SAP
2 27 (5.65%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.18%) Oracle
4 12 (2.51%) IBM
5 11 (2.30%) HP
6 8 (1.67%) Cognos
7 7 (1.46%) JD Edwards
8 5 (1.05%) Open Text
8 5 (1.05%) BMC
8 5 (1.05%) Remedy
9 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.84%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.84%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.63%) VMware
10 3 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco
10 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.42%) Informatica
11 2 (0.42%) Primavera
11 2 (0.42%) BT
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
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Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington
Volt
Rate: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £360.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £590 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £555 - £605 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 days ago