The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 28 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 98 84
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.21% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £363 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £420 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £456 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.52%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1113 1469 1147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 79.50% 82.62% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 885 685
Median daily rate £400 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 33
Median hourly rate £29.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) BPMN
3 1 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (33.33%) BPR
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 1 (33.33%) PMO
3 1 (33.33%) Business Change Management

Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Lean Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Lean Practitioner
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) BPMN
2 1 (33.33%) BPR
2 1 (33.33%) Business Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (66.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (33.33%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PMO