The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Six Sigma
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 105 101
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 14 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.76% 0.60% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.75% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 8
Median daily rate £463 £513 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.75% +19.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £391 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £541 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -4.06% +1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  

Six Sigma is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1493 1861 1933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.27% 80.01% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 1025 954
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 71 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Six Sigma as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in Berkshire

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Six Sigma in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in Berkshire

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in Berkshire

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in Berkshire

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 4 £310 -
Reading +15 3 £510 +4.61%
Bracknell - 1 £438 -
Six Sigma
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 17 (53.13%) Project Management
2 14 (43.75%) PRINCE2
2 14 (43.75%) Process Improvement
3 13 (40.63%) ITIL
4 11 (34.38%) PMP
5 10 (31.25%) PMI Certification
5 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (31.25%) Lean Six Sigma
6 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (25.00%) SDLC
8 7 (21.88%) Service Management
9 6 (18.75%) ITSM
9 6 (18.75%) Marketing
10 5 (15.63%) COBIT
10 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (15.63%) MSF
10 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
11 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
11 4 (12.50%) CMMI
11 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
11 4 (12.50%) Change Management
11 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.50%) Scrum
11 4 (12.50%) ERP
11 4 (12.50%) SAP
11 4 (12.50%) QA
11 4 (12.50%) Change Control
11 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
General
1 6 (18.75%) Marketing
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) French Language
4 1 (3.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Management Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior QA Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Quality Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Service Management Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Lean Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Communications Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Communications Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.25%) FMCG
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Project Management
2 14 (43.75%) PRINCE2
2 14 (43.75%) Process Improvement
3 13 (40.63%) ITIL
4 10 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (31.25%) Lean Six Sigma
5 8 (25.00%) SDLC
6 7 (21.88%) Service Management
7 6 (18.75%) ITSM
8 5 (15.63%) Business Analysis
8 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (15.63%) MSF
9 4 (12.50%) Change Control
9 4 (12.50%) Change Management
9 4 (12.50%) CMMI
9 4 (12.50%) IT Governance
9 4 (12.50%) Operations Management
9 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 4 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) PMP
2 10 (31.25%) PMI Certification
3 4 (12.50%) CSQA
4 3 (9.38%) ISEB
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (9.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) Master's Degree
5 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) COBIT
1 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (12.50%) PMO
2 4 (12.50%) QA
3 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) Informatica
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com