Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 6 months to 23 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 258 311 304
Rank change year-on-year +53 -7 -21
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 120 70 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 0.42% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 43 55
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £299
90th Percentile £500 £571 £488
England median daily rate £425 £450 £430
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.65% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
South East median hourly rate £28.73 - £71.06
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +32.81%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13930 13767 15584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.73% 82.56% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8344 8295 9308
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 556 610
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.13 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the South East

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in the South East

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in the South East

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the South East

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Six Sigma in the South East

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Thames Valley +16 50 £450 -
Berkshire +3 35 £444 -6.58%
Surrey +15 29 £425 -29.17% 1
Hampshire +17 26 £372 +3.05% 5
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £500 +11.11%
West Sussex -7 5 £350 -11.95% 1
Middlesex - 4 £253 -
East Sussex +2 2 £463 +2.78%
M4 Corridor - 1 £550 -
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 53 (44.17%) Lean Six Sigma
2 37 (30.83%) Telecoms
3 36 (30.00%) Finance
4 33 (27.50%) ITIL
5 32 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (22.50%) BPMN
7 27 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (20.83%) Process Improvement
9 22 (18.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (18.33%) Project Management
10 20 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (15.83%) Business Process Modelling
12 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
12 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.50%) IBM
13 15 (12.50%) SAP
13 15 (12.50%) MS Visio
13 15 (12.50%) Service Management
13 15 (12.50%) Programme Management
13 15 (12.50%) IBM Blueworks
14 14 (11.67%) DMAIC
14 14 (11.67%) PRINCE2
14 14 (11.67%) BPR
14 14 (11.67%) PMO
15 12 (10.00%) UML
15 12 (10.00%) Analytics
16 11 (9.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 11 (9.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 11 (9.17%) Degree

Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.33%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 11 (9.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) SAP ERP
2 3 (2.50%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) PaaS
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.83%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) Broadband
1 5 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (1.67%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.67%) QlikView
2 4 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.50%) OLAP
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) JIRA
1 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (30.83%) Telecoms
2 36 (30.00%) Finance
3 10 (8.33%) Billing
4 8 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (5.83%) Banking
5 7 (5.83%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.17%) Electronics
7 4 (3.33%) Marketing
8 3 (2.50%) Back Office
8 3 (2.50%) Front Office
9 2 (1.67%) Retail
10 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.83%) Automotive
10 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (46.67%) Analyst
2 22 (18.33%) Process Analyst
3 16 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 9 (7.50%) Consultant
4 9 (7.50%) Service Manager
5 8 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 8 (6.67%) Pensions Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) Business Process Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) Delivery Manager
6 7 (5.83%) Designer
7 6 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) OSS Business Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Service Transition Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Transition Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Workflow Analyst
9 4 (3.33%) Digital Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.83%) Frameworx
4 5 (4.17%) Digital TV
4 5 (4.17%) FMCG
5 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) PMI
6 3 (2.50%) Robotics
7 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.17%) Lean Six Sigma
2 33 (27.50%) ITIL
3 32 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (22.50%) BPMN
6 25 (20.83%) Process Improvement
7 22 (18.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (18.33%) Project Management
8 20 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (15.83%) Business Process Modelling
10 15 (12.50%) Programme Management
10 15 (12.50%) Service Management
11 14 (11.67%) BPR
11 14 (11.67%) DMAIC
11 14 (11.67%) PRINCE2
12 12 (10.00%) Analytics
12 12 (10.00%) UML
13 11 (9.17%) Data Modelling
14 10 (8.33%) Business Analysis
15 8 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.67%) C++
2 2 (1.67%) VBA
3 1 (0.83%) C
3 1 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.83%) Tcl
3 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.17%) Degree
1 11 (9.17%) ISEB
1 11 (9.17%) PMI Certification
1 11 (9.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 9 (7.50%) PMP
3 5 (4.17%) MBA
3 5 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (3.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 3 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.67%) CSQA
6 2 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) HNC
6 2 (1.67%) HND
6 2 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (0.83%) CCA
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.83%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.67%) PMO
2 6 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.17%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 5 (4.17%) QA
4 2 (1.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.67%) SLA
5 1 (0.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.83%) GDPR
5 1 (0.83%) GxP
5 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.50%) IBM
2 15 (12.50%) SAP
3 5 (4.17%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) Cognos
5 3 (2.50%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.67%) Adobe
6 2 (1.67%) Informatica
6 2 (1.67%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.67%) Motorola
6 2 (1.67%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.83%) Concur
7 1 (0.83%) DocuSign
7 1 (0.83%) EMC
7 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com