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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
South East / Berkshire
Rank 84 109 122
Rank change year-on-year +25 +13  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 16 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 0.53% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Median daily rate £325 £400 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -8.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £400 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.09% +24.61%  

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 1477 1972 2162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.67% 80.62% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1036 1108
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 53
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £74.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Reading +22 8 £388 -3.12% 2
Slough +5 3 £290 -27.50%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Six Sigma
South East

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 16 (64.00%) Project Management
2 15 (60.00%) ITIL
3 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2
3 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (32.00%) PMP
4 8 (32.00%) PMI Certification
5 7 (28.00%) Service Management
5 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (24.00%) Process Improvement
7 5 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
7 5 (20.00%) PMO
7 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.00%) ITSM
7 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) SDLC
8 4 (16.00%) MSF
8 4 (16.00%) COBIT
8 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (16.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
9 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
9 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

Six Sigma
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Changepoint
1 1 (4.00%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) QlikView
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) French Language
3 1 (4.00%) German Language
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Management Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Business Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Business Process Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) PMO Lead
5 2 (8.00%) Process Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Project Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Transformation Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Expert
6 1 (4.00%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.00%) PMI
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Linux
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Project Management
2 15 (60.00%) ITIL
3 9 (36.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (28.00%) Business Analysis
4 7 (28.00%) Service Management
5 6 (24.00%) Process Improvement
5 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
6 5 (20.00%) ITSM
7 4 (16.00%) Lean Six Sigma
7 4 (16.00%) MSF
7 4 (16.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (16.00%) SDLC
8 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (12.00%) Data Architecture
8 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (12.00%) Operations Management
8 3 (12.00%) Order to Cash
8 3 (12.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) PMI Certification
1 8 (32.00%) PMP
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CBAP
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PMO
2 4 (16.00%) COBIT
2 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle