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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma Black Belt
Rank 612 623 573
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -50
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 52 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.042% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 0.22% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 32
Average daily rate £450 £481 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £414 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £625 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £525 £370
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +41.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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
11871 11091 10725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.24% 19.55% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7464 6267 6098
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 557 544
Average hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.14 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 50 £450 -6.49% 1
London -2 28 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +9 9 £450 +36.36%
North Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
York - 5 £450 -
City of London +42 4 £428 -4.78%
East Midlands - 4 £563 -
South East -14 3 £500 -
Northampton - 3 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £550 -
West Yorkshire -3 2 - -
West Sussex -12 2 £500 +5.26%
Scotland -19 2 £450 -
North East - 2 £430 -
North West - 2 £415 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £430 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £430 -
Manchester - 2 £415 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £588 -
Sheffield - 2 £588 -
Worthing - 2 £500 -
East of England +9 1 £425 -32.00%
Leicestershire - 1 £575 -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £575 -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 62 (78.48%) Six Sigma
2 29 (36.71%) Lean Six Sigma
3 26 (32.91%) Change Management
4 24 (30.38%) Finance
4 24 (30.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 17 (21.52%) Process Improvement
6 16 (20.25%) Project Management
6 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
7 13 (16.46%) Process Management
8 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
9 11 (13.92%) PRINCE2
9 11 (13.92%) Business Process Improvement
10 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
10 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (12.66%) MS Visio
10 10 (12.66%) Coaching
11 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 8 (10.13%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 8 (10.13%) eTOM
12 8 (10.13%) Degree
12 8 (10.13%) Mentoring
13 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (8.86%) Software Delivery
13 7 (8.86%) Retail
14 6 (7.59%) Apple
14 6 (7.59%) ITIL
14 6 (7.59%) C#
14 6 (7.59%) .NET
14 6 (7.59%) Management Information System

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (6.33%) MS Office
4 4 (5.06%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) LAN
1 1 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Big Data
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Retail
3 6 (7.59%) Back Office
3 6 (7.59%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.80%) Legal
4 3 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Analyst
2 16 (20.25%) Business Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Consultant
4 11 (13.92%) Process Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Business Process Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Six Sigma Consultant
7 7 (8.86%) Architect
7 7 (8.86%) Lean Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) .NET Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Business Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Business Process Architect
9 4 (5.06%) Process Improvement Specialist
10 3 (3.80%) Business Improvement Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Business Process Specialist
10 3 (3.80%) Process Improvement Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
3 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.59%) iPad
2 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.06%) PMI
4 3 (3.80%) Animation
5 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.53%) Robotics
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) IVR
6 1 (1.27%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Android
1 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (78.48%) Six Sigma
2 29 (36.71%) Lean Six Sigma
3 26 (32.91%) Change Management
4 17 (21.52%) Process Improvement
5 16 (20.25%) Project Management
6 13 (16.46%) Process Management
7 12 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (13.92%) Business Process Improvement
8 11 (13.92%) PRINCE2
9 10 (12.66%) Business Analysis
9 10 (12.66%) Coaching
9 10 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (10.13%) eTOM
11 8 (10.13%) Mentoring
12 7 (8.86%) Software Delivery
13 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (7.59%) DMAIC
13 6 (7.59%) Mobile Development
13 6 (7.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) C#
2 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (30.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 8 (10.13%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
3 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 4 (5.06%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.06%) PMP
5 2 (2.53%) CISSP
5 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.27%) ISEB
6 1 (1.27%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.27%) MCSE
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) PMBOK
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Apple
3 5 (6.33%) Minitab
4 2 (2.53%) NCR
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Siebel