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 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 68 64
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.52% 0.46% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.58% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £510 £488 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £418 £553
10% offered a daily rate of more than £582 £518 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £428
% change year-on-year -4.06% +0.52%  
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 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 455 693 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.27% 80.12% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 412 321
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 37
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.00 £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (66.67%) PMP
3 7 (58.33%) PMI Certification
4 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (41.67%) MSF
4 5 (41.67%) COBIT
5 4 (33.33%) IT Governance
5 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
5 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (33.33%) ITSM
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) MOF
6 3 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
7 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
7 2 (16.67%) Marketing
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Order to Cash
7 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
7 2 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
7 2 (16.67%) Master's Degree

Six Sigma
Co-occurring 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 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) QlikView
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) French Language
3 1 (8.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Management Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Service Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Expert
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lean Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Project Management
2 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) MSF
3 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (41.67%) Service Management
4 4 (33.33%) IT Governance
4 4 (33.33%) ITSM
4 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (25.00%) MOF
5 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (16.67%) Line Management
6 2 (16.67%) Order to Cash
6 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (16.67%) Remediation Plan
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) PMP
2 7 (58.33%) PMI Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Master's Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) COBIT
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com