Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 16 November 2018 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 West
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 156 179
Rank change year-on-year -39 +23 +10
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 30 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.81% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.97% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 16
South West median daily rate £425 £431 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +1.17% -5.28%
10th Percentile £325 £367 £311
90th Percentile £544 £511 £513
England median daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
South West median hourly rate £27.36 - £42.50
10th Percentile £22.42 - £37.50
90th Percentile £42.00 - £47.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +12.50% -8.63%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,410 4,732 4,779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.85% 83.52% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,409 2,984 3,188
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £250 £237
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 197 276
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £29.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +20.48% -23.55%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.10 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the South West

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in the South West

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the South West over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in the South West

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the South West

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the South West over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Six Sigma in the South West

Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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
Wiltshire -33 12 £525 +13.51% 3
Bristol -14 9 £383 -7.55% 5
Gloucestershire -9 5 - - 1
Dorset - 2 £420 - 1
Devon -5 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 - - 3
Six Sigma
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 14 (46.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (33.33%) Change Management
3 9 (30.00%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 8 (26.67%) Process Improvement
5 7 (23.33%) Target Operating Model
5 7 (23.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
6 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) Windows
7 5 (16.67%) SLA
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 5 (16.67%) Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) Service Design
7 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (13.33%) Workshop Facilitation
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) Back Office
9 3 (10.00%) CMMI
9 3 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) DMAIC
9 3 (10.00%) HNC
9 3 (10.00%) CCNA

Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (3.33%) Skype
2 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Back Office
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Lean Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Process Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Process Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Six Sigma Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Pensions Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Transition Manager
5 1 (3.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (33.33%) Change Management
3 9 (30.00%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 8 (26.67%) Process Improvement
5 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
5 7 (23.33%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.67%) Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.67%) Service Design
8 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 4 (13.33%) Workshop Facilitation
9 3 (10.00%) DMAIC
9 3 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) CCNA
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) HNC
3 3 (10.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (3.33%) CBAP
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 3 (10.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Minitab
3 1 (3.33%) NEC