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 28 May 2016 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma Black Belt
Rank 605 617 548
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -69
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 51 32 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.058% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 0.30% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 36
Median daily rate £463 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £411 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £613 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £358
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +46.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.84 -

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
11782 10739 10430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.61% 19.45% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7314 6155 6082
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 547 534
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

Six Sigma Black Belt
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +7 50 £463 -7.50% 4
London +1 24 £439 -7.63%
Yorkshire +20 9 £450 +36.36% 2
York - 6 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £450 -
South East +2 5 £519 +3.75% 2
City of London +39 4 £428 -9.61%
East Midlands +13 4 £563 +7.14%
Northamptonshire +4 3 £550 +4.76%
Northampton +2 3 £550 +4.76%
Wiltshire -8 3 £450 -14.28%
South West -11 3 £450 -14.28%
Berkshire - 3 £538 -
North West -2 2 £415 -
Corsham -7 2 £425 -24.44%
Manchester -13 2 £415 -
West Sussex -23 2 £500 +5.26%
South Yorkshire - 2 £588 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £430 -
Sheffield - 2 £588 - 1
Worthing - 2 £500 -
North East - 2 £430 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £430 -
East of England +8 1 £650 +4.00%
West Yorkshire +2 1 - - 1
Scotland -19 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £575 -
Leicestershire - 1 £575 -

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 71 (79.78%) Six Sigma
2 38 (42.70%) Lean Six Sigma
3 28 (31.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 27 (30.34%) Change Management
5 25 (28.09%) Finance
6 19 (21.35%) Project Management
6 19 (21.35%) Process Improvement
7 18 (20.22%) MS Excel
8 16 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
9 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (13.48%) Process Management
10 12 (13.48%) Coaching
11 11 (12.36%) MS Visio
11 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
11 11 (12.36%) Business Process Improvement
11 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
12 9 (10.11%) Banking
12 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
12 9 (10.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
13 8 (8.99%) eTOM
13 8 (8.99%) Degree
13 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
13 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
14 7 (7.87%) Apple
14 7 (7.87%) C#
14 7 (7.87%) .NET
14 7 (7.87%) ITIL

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top Related IT Skills 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 (4.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (20.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.36%) MS Visio
3 6 (6.74%) MS Office
4 4 (4.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) LAN
1 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) Big Data
General
1 25 (28.09%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
2 9 (10.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.87%) Retail
4 6 (6.74%) Back Office
5 3 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.25%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Legal
7 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Military
7 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Business Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Consultant
3 10 (11.24%) Process Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Six Sigma Consultant
4 9 (10.11%) Lean Consultant
4 9 (10.11%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Business Process Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.87%) Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Business Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Business Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Business Process Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Process Improvement Specialist
10 3 (3.37%) Business Improvement Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Business Process Specialist
10 3 (3.37%) Process Improvement Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) .NET
2 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.87%) iPad
2 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) PMI
4 3 (3.37%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.25%) Animation
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Robotics
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) IVR
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Android
1 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (79.78%) Six Sigma
2 38 (42.70%) Lean Six Sigma
3 27 (30.34%) Change Management
4 19 (21.35%) Process Improvement
4 19 (21.35%) Project Management
5 16 (17.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (13.48%) Coaching
7 12 (13.48%) Process Management
8 11 (12.36%) Business Process Improvement
8 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
8 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.99%) eTOM
10 8 (8.99%) Mentoring
11 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.87%) ITIL
11 7 (7.87%) Mobile Development
11 7 (7.87%) Software Delivery
12 6 (6.74%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.87%) C#
2 2 (2.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 9 (10.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 8 (8.99%) Degree
3 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.74%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 4 (4.49%) PMI Certification
5 4 (4.49%) PMP
6 2 (2.25%) CISSP
6 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.12%) ISEB
7 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.12%) MCSE
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) PMBOK
3 2 (2.25%) SLA
4 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Apple
3 6 (6.74%) Minitab
4 2 (2.25%) NCR
5 1 (1.12%) SAP
5 1 (1.12%) Siebel
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