Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 143 153
Rank change year-on-year +18 +10 +9
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 36 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.88% 0.68% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.83% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 11
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.01% -3.01%
10th Percentile £307 £306 £331
90th Percentile £498 £556 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £28.73 - £71.06

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3408 3480 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.21% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1875 2179
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.50 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Six Sigma as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 8 £456 -17.05%
Maidenhead - 8 £310 -
Slough +6 3 £413 +32.00%
Newbury -1 2 £360 -
Bracknell -3 1 £438 -7.89%
Six Sigma
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 9 (25.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 8 (22.22%) SAP
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (16.67%) Project Management
6 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (16.67%) DMAIC
6 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 5 (13.89%) Change Management
7 5 (13.89%) MBA
7 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.89%) Marketing
8 4 (11.11%) MS Project Server
8 4 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (11.11%) Process Improvement
8 4 (11.11%) SDLC
8 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (11.11%) ITIL
8 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
8 4 (11.11%) Electronics
9 3 (8.33%) Billing
9 3 (8.33%) Network Design
9 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical

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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
1 1 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (2.78%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.56%) QlikView
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (13.89%) Marketing
4 4 (11.11%) Electronics
4 4 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (8.33%) Billing
5 3 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (5.56%) Banking
6 2 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
1 7 (19.44%) Designer
2 5 (13.89%) Process Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Implementation Specialist
4 3 (8.33%) Process Designer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (5.56%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Quality Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Quality Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) FMCG
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (16.67%) DMAIC
4 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 5 (13.89%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL
6 4 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 4 (11.11%) SDLC
7 3 (8.33%) Network Design
7 3 (8.33%) Service Design
7 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Contract Management
8 2 (5.56%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C++
1 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 5 (13.89%) MBA
3 2 (5.56%) CSQA
3 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.56%) PMP
3 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) GxP
2 1 (2.78%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) SAP
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Informatica
4 1 (2.78%) DocuSign
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com