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 3 months to 30 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.

Six Sigma
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 241 226
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 46 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.28% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.34% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 16
Median daily rate £400 £410 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -15.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £400 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £488 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +1.25% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £32.50
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6471 7650 7815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.69% 81.35% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3756 4713 4313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 268 281
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +30 18 £350 -12.50% 1
Hampshire +22 11 £400 -2.43%
Surrey +14 8 £290 -38.94% 2
West Sussex +7 6 £436 -8.21%
Middlesex +5 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 South East region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 29 (43.28%) ITIL
2 25 (37.31%) Project Management
3 21 (31.34%) Lean Six Sigma
4 18 (26.87%) ISEB
5 17 (25.37%) Telecoms
6 16 (23.88%) Business Analysis
6 16 (23.88%) Process Improvement
6 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (22.39%) Service Management
8 14 (20.90%) Finance
9 13 (19.40%) PRINCE2
10 10 (14.93%) UML
10 10 (14.93%) PMP
10 10 (14.93%) PMI Certification
10 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (14.93%) ITSM
10 10 (14.93%) BPMN
10 10 (14.93%) Degree
11 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
11 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
11 9 (13.43%) CRM
11 9 (13.43%) Business Process Modelling
12 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
13 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
14 6 (8.96%) MS Project
14 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared

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 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Project
3 4 (5.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.48%) MS Office
5 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Changepoint
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.49%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) IaaS
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Intranet
1 2 (2.99%) SAN
2 1 (1.49%) Broadband
2 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 17 (25.37%) Telecoms
2 14 (20.90%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Billing
4 3 (4.48%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) German Language
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (56.72%) Analyst
2 20 (29.85%) Business Analyst
3 16 (23.88%) Process Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Business Process Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Telecoms Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Management Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Process Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Service Management Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Project Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Support Specialist
8 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Business Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) PMO Lead
9 2 (2.99%) Transformation Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Transformation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.46%) Frameworx
4 3 (4.48%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.49%) Fintech
6 1 (1.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Linux
1 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) ITIL
2 25 (37.31%) Project Management
3 21 (31.34%) Lean Six Sigma
4 16 (23.88%) Business Analysis
4 16 (23.88%) Process Improvement
5 15 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (22.39%) Service Management
6 13 (19.40%) PRINCE2
7 10 (14.93%) BPMN
7 10 (14.93%) ITSM
7 10 (14.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (14.93%) UML
8 9 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (13.43%) Business Process Modelling
8 9 (13.43%) CRM
8 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.96%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.96%) ITIL V3
9 6 (8.96%) Programme Management
10 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) ISEB
2 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 10 (14.93%) PMI Certification
2 10 (14.93%) PMP
3 8 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (4.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.49%) CBAP
6 1 (1.49%) CIMA
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) PMO
2 5 (7.46%) COBIT
2 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (4.48%) GDPR
3 3 (4.48%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.49%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.49%) QA
5 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) NFS
2 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) HP
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.49%) Citrix
4 1 (1.49%) Informatica
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.49%) VMware
4 1 (1.49%) webMethods