The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 27 April 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 89 74
Rank change year-on-year +35 -15  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.36% 0.18% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.21% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £375 - £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £420 £450
% change year-on-year -2.97% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 - £32.50

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 464 942 862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 82.42% 85.25% 86.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 643 544
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 38
Median hourly rate £43.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.87% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in Cheshire

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Chester +12 1 £375 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Six Sigma
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) iPad
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management

Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall