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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
England / South West
Rank 122 126 135
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 13 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.38% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.48% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Median daily rate £388 £403 £499
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.72% -19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £358 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.50 -
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2087 2284 2437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.71% 79.67% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1508 1583
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 139 82
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 22 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
Wiltshire +7 6 £475 +5.55%
Bristol +1 4 £269 -30.19%
Somerset +4 2 £425 -
Six Sigma
England

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 20 (83.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 14 (58.33%) Finance
3 12 (50.00%) Process Improvement
4 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
5 8 (33.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 7 (29.17%) Project Management
6 7 (29.17%) DMAIC
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Cisco
9 3 (12.50%) APMP
9 3 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
10 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
10 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.33%) Time Management
10 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.33%) VLAN
10 2 (8.33%) Internet
10 2 (8.33%) BPR
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.33%) CCNA
10 2 (8.33%) Windows
10 2 (8.33%) CRM
10 2 (8.33%) Broadband
10 2 (8.33%) Service Management
10 2 (8.33%) Change Management
10 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi

Six Sigma
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Broadband
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
1 2 (8.33%) VLAN
1 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Process Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Business Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Business Process Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Change Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Process Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Delivery Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Business Process Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Business Process Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) CRM Manager
7 1 (4.17%) CRM Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Process Mapping Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Lean Six Sigma
2 12 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 9 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 7 (29.17%) DMAIC
4 7 (29.17%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (12.50%) Regulatory Compliance
8 2 (8.33%) BPR
8 2 (8.33%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) CRM
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) Service Management
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Time Management
9 1 (4.17%) Budget Control
9 1 (4.17%) Business Process Mapping
9 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
9 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.50%) APMP
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft