The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
England / North East
Rank - 64 51
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 0 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 1.15% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.35% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £285 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +1.25% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 644 741 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.62% 85.07% 73.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 505 258
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £29.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in the North East

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the North East

Six Sigma
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) JSP 440
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) JSP 440