The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 53 77 68
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.37% 0.40% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 0.51% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £388 £400 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -42.85%  
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 780 717
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.30% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 421 399
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.59 £50.33 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.04% +86.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.05 £18.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in Reading

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in Reading

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 9 (69.23%) PMP
3 8 (61.54%) PMI Certification
4 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
6 5 (38.46%) Service Management
6 5 (38.46%) COBIT
6 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (38.46%) MSF
7 4 (30.77%) IT Governance
7 4 (30.77%) Operations Management
7 4 (30.77%) ITSM
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 3 (23.08%) MOF
8 3 (23.08%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (23.08%) Degree
8 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
8 3 (23.08%) Order to Cash
9 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
9 2 (15.38%) Remediation Plan
9 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
9 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
9 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
9 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
9 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
9 2 (15.38%) Line Management

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Changepoint
1 1 (7.69%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
1 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) QlikView
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
2 1 (7.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Management Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Service Management Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Support Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Expert
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 6 (46.15%) Service Delivery
3 5 (38.46%) MSF
3 5 (38.46%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) IT Governance
4 4 (30.77%) ITSM
4 4 (30.77%) Operations Management
4 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
5 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) MOF
5 3 (23.08%) Order to Cash
5 3 (23.08%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
6 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 2 (15.38%) Line Management
6 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
6 2 (15.38%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) PMP
2 8 (61.54%) PMI Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) COBIT
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle