Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 207 208
Rank change year-on-year +20 +1 -35
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 14 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.30% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 16
North West median daily rate £450 £275 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -31.89% +30.24%
10th Percentile £335 £205 £288
90th Percentile £583 £393 £473
England median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
North West median hourly rate £55.00 - £47.71
10th Percentile £47.50 - £41.36
90th Percentile £57.50 - £49.92
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.14
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.28% +34.81%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4662 5717 6933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.28% 83.84% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 3683 4206
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Six Sigma as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the North West

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in the North West

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in the North West

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the North West

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester +15 4 £400 +77.78% 1
Cumbria -2 4 - -
Merseyside +6 2 £500 +66.67%
Lancashire - 1 £350 -
Cheshire - 1 £600 -
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 9 (64.29%) Lean Six Sigma
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (42.86%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) BPR
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Supply Chain Transformation
6 2 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (7.14%) Line Management
7 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Measurement
7 1 (7.14%) Gantt Chart
7 1 (7.14%) People Management

Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Lean Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Lean Practitioner
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Supply Chain Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Supply Chain Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Business Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Supply Chain Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) FMCG
2 1 (7.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Lean Six Sigma
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (42.86%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) BPR
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 2 (14.29%) Supply Chain Transformation
7 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Line Management
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 14001
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP