The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma Black Belt in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma Black Belt over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Six Sigma Black Belt
Rank 572 538 535
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -3
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 21 61 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.55% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 24
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£488 £433 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.71% -17.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £300 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £375 £456
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.70 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.70 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10798 11013 8885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.32% 19.54% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 6209 4710
Average daily rate £390 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 547 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

Six Sigma Black Belt
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Six Sigma Black Belt Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the UK.

Six Sigma Black Belt Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Six Sigma Black Belt Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the UK.

Six Sigma Black Belt Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -42 19 £488 +13.37% 5
London -11 9 £425 -22.72% 2
City of London +20 6 £449 -14.47% 1
East of England +20 3 £625 +56.25%
Hertfordshire +11 3 £625 +56.25%
Scotland -1 2 - - 1
Glasgow -4 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £330 +10.00%
East Midlands - 1 £550 - 1
Northampton - 1 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £550 -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Slough - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
North West - - - -

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Six Sigma Black Belt also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 37 (86.05%) Six Sigma
2 28 (65.12%) Lean Six Sigma
3 20 (46.51%) Finance
4 16 (37.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (30.23%) Coaching
6 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (20.93%) DMAIC
7 8 (18.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 8 (18.60%) Process Improvement
7 8 (18.60%) Banking
8 7 (16.28%) Project Management
9 6 (13.95%) Change Management
10 5 (11.63%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 4 (9.30%) Retail
11 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.30%) Legal
12 3 (6.98%) Law
12 3 (6.98%) Process Management
12 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
12 3 (6.98%) Business Transformation
13 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (4.65%) Business Process Improvement
13 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 2 (4.65%) Procure-to-pay
13 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
13 2 (4.65%) QMS
13 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
13 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
13 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Six Sigma Black Belt also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Six Sigma Black Belt. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Project
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
General
1 20 (46.51%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 4 (9.30%) Legal
4 3 (6.98%) Law
5 2 (4.65%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Process Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Service Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Continuous Improvement Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Service Design Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.65%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Process Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Process Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Process Improvement Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Process Improvement Specialist
6 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (86.05%) Six Sigma
2 28 (65.12%) Lean Six Sigma
3 16 (37.21%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (30.23%) Coaching
5 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.93%) DMAIC
6 8 (18.60%) Process Improvement
7 7 (16.28%) Project Management
8 6 (13.95%) Change Management
9 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (6.98%) Process Management
10 3 (6.98%) Business Transformation
11 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.65%) Procure-to-pay
11 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
11 2 (4.65%) Quality Management
11 2 (4.65%) QMS
11 2 (4.65%) Business Process Improvement
11 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 5 (11.63%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 2 (4.65%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) MBA
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.65%) SAP
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft