The table below looks at the statistics for Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Six Sigma over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 416 400 401
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 235 249 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 165 166
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £361 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 7
Median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.93% +6.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +6.45%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
43989 42942 40972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.91% 79.23% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29145 27166 25895
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1025 1234 1230
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Six Sigma as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend

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

Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Six Sigma
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 -41 202 £475 - 50
London -5 84 £500 +5.26% 26
South East -24 41 £488 +8.33% 8
Scotland +7 33 £420 +5.66% 3
Renfrewshire -22 16 £421 +0.29% 1
Erskine -24 16 £421 +0.29% 1
East Midlands +15 15 £381 -15.27% 1
North East -36 15 £500 +2.04%
Tyne and Wear -39 15 £500 +1.01%
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 15 £500 +1.01%
City of London +45 14 £508 +6.84% 8
Hampshire -3 13 £400 +10.80% 1
Yorkshire +6 12 £450 +23.28% 3
Berkshire -3 12 £525 +16.66% 4
Northampton +6 11 £388 -26.19% 1
Northamptonshire 0 11 £388 -13.88% 1
West Midlands -8 11 £433 -3.88% 3
South West -14 10 £385 -14.44%
East of England +10 9 £475 -17.39% 2
Edinburgh 0 9 £375 - 1
Surrey -13 7 £475 -
York +14 6 £450 +23.28%
North Yorkshire +11 6 £450 +23.28% 1
North West -27 6 £400 -3.03% 7
Bristol +1 5 £350 -12.50%
Basingstoke - 5 £394 -
Hertfordshire +14 4 £438 -30.00%
Slough +10 4 £500 +16.27% 4
South Yorkshire -3 4 £358 -17.81% 1
Staines -7 4 - -

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 205 (40.04%) Lean Six Sigma
2 180 (35.16%) Project Management
3 161 (31.45%) ITIL
4 121 (23.63%) Finance
5 80 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (15.63%) Security Cleared
6 78 (15.23%) ITIL V3
7 77 (15.04%) Degree
8 76 (14.84%) Change Management
9 73 (14.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 73 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
10 72 (14.06%) Process Improvement
11 66 (12.89%) PRINCE2
12 57 (11.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 57 (11.13%) JSP 440
12 57 (11.13%) SC Cleared
12 57 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
13 55 (10.74%) Business Analysis
14 53 (10.35%) Service Delivery
15 46 (8.98%) Banking
15 46 (8.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 45 (8.79%) MS Visio
17 44 (8.59%) Telecoms
18 43 (8.40%) SAP
19 41 (8.01%) Service Management
20 39 (7.62%) OpenStack
21 38 (7.42%) ITSM
21 38 (7.42%) HP
22 36 (7.03%) BPR
23 35 (6.84%) ITIL Certification

Six Sigma
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 39 (7.62%) OpenStack
2 19 (3.71%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.56%) iPlanet
3 8 (1.56%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.98%) Apache
4 5 (0.98%) CMS
4 5 (0.98%) SAS
5 4 (0.78%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (8.79%) MS Visio
2 30 (5.86%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.86%) MS Project
3 26 (5.08%) MS Office
4 19 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.37%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 7 (1.37%) SAP SRM
2 6 (1.17%) Relativity
2 6 (1.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 5 (0.98%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.39%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.76%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (0.98%) IaaS
3 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.08%) Firewall
2 24 (4.69%) LAN
3 22 (4.30%) WAN
4 13 (2.54%) Internet
5 11 (2.15%) VPN
6 10 (1.95%) SAN
7 8 (1.56%) BIG-IP
8 5 (0.98%) Skype
8 5 (0.98%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.78%) LDAP
10 3 (0.59%) 3G
10 3 (0.59%) Converged Networks
10 3 (0.59%) Intranet
10 3 (0.59%) WebEx
11 2 (0.39%) Broadband
11 2 (0.39%) FTP
11 2 (0.39%) GSM
11 2 (0.39%) NAS
11 2 (0.39%) SSH
12 1 (0.20%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.34%) SAP BW
1 12 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.56%) MS Access
3 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.98%) DB2
5 4 (0.78%) Big Data
5 4 (0.78%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.59%) DataStage
6 3 (0.59%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.39%) QualityStage
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 2 (0.39%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.20%) Maven
2 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.20%) Subversion
2 1 (0.20%) VersionOne
General
1 121 (23.63%) Finance
2 46 (8.98%) Banking
3 44 (8.59%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.71%) Pharmaceutical
4 19 (3.71%) Retail
5 17 (3.32%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.54%) Legal
7 9 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.37%) Billing
9 7 (1.37%) Marketing
10 5 (0.98%) Back Office
10 5 (0.98%) Electronics
10 5 (0.98%) Local Government
11 4 (0.78%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Publishing
11 4 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.59%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (36.52%) Analyst
2 115 (22.46%) Business Analyst
3 63 (12.30%) Process Analyst
4 58 (11.33%) Consultant
5 55 (10.74%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.27%) Business Process Analyst
7 23 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
8 22 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.30%) SAP Consultant
9 18 (3.52%) Architect
10 17 (3.32%) Senior Business Analyst
11 16 (3.13%) Change Manager
12 15 (2.93%) Functional Consultant
12 15 (2.93%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.54%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 12 (2.34%) Service Analyst
15 11 (2.15%) IT Manager
15 11 (2.15%) Process Engineer
15 11 (2.15%) Process Improvement Specialist
16 10 (1.95%) Six Sigma Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.54%) Middleware
2 8 (1.56%) JSP
3 7 (1.37%) J2EE
3 7 (1.37%) XML
4 5 (0.98%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.59%) CSS
5 3 (0.59%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.59%) Web Services
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.20%) ODBC
7 1 (0.20%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 73 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.71%) FMCG
5 16 (3.13%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.54%) HACMP
7 12 (2.34%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.76%) PMI
8 9 (1.76%) Statistics
9 8 (1.56%) Performance Metrics
10 7 (1.37%) Frameworx
10 7 (1.37%) Robotics
11 6 (1.17%) User Experience
12 5 (0.98%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.78%) Clustering
13 4 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.78%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.59%) Animation
14 3 (0.59%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.49%) Unix
2 21 (4.10%) AIX
2 21 (4.10%) Solaris
3 12 (2.34%) Windows
4 11 (2.15%) Linux
5 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.20%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (40.04%) Lean Six Sigma
2 180 (35.16%) Project Management
3 161 (31.45%) ITIL
4 80 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 78 (15.23%) ITIL V3
6 76 (14.84%) Change Management
7 72 (14.06%) Process Improvement
8 66 (12.89%) PRINCE2
9 57 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
9 57 (11.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 55 (10.74%) Business Analysis
11 53 (10.35%) Service Delivery
12 41 (8.01%) Service Management
13 38 (7.42%) ITSM
14 36 (7.03%) BPR
15 31 (6.05%) Target Operating Model
15 31 (6.05%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (5.66%) Workflow
17 27 (5.27%) UML
18 26 (5.08%) Business Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.73%) SQL
2 8 (1.56%) Java
3 5 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.39%) C
4 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.20%) MapBasic
5 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.20%) VB
5 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 77 (15.04%) Degree
3 73 (14.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 57 (11.13%) SC Cleared
5 46 (8.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 35 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (4.88%) ISEB
8 16 (3.13%) SAP Certification
9 14 (2.73%) PMI Certification
10 13 (2.54%) IBM AIX Certification
10 13 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 12 (2.34%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 10 (1.95%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.76%) APMP
14 8 (1.56%) PMP
15 7 (1.37%) CBAP
15 7 (1.37%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
16 5 (0.98%) MAPM
17 3 (0.59%) CIPD
17 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.13%) JSP 440
2 20 (3.91%) SLA
3 12 (2.34%) QA
4 11 (2.15%) COBIT
5 8 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.17%) GxP
7 5 (0.98%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.78%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.78%) MiFID
8 4 (0.78%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.59%) P3O
10 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.20%) EMIR
11 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.54%) GPFS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.17%) EnCase
3 6 (1.17%) FTK
4 4 (0.78%) OpenView
5 2 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (8.40%) SAP
2 38 (7.42%) HP
3 34 (6.64%) ServiceNow
4 30 (5.86%) Microsoft
5 21 (4.10%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.13%) VMware
7 15 (2.93%) Cisco
7 15 (2.93%) IBM
8 13 (2.54%) Oracle
9 9 (1.76%) Minitab
10 8 (1.56%) BEA
10 8 (1.56%) F5
10 8 (1.56%) Sun
11 7 (1.37%) JD Edwards
12 6 (1.17%) Blue Prism
12 6 (1.17%) Cognos
12 6 (1.17%) dtSearch
12 6 (1.17%) Nuix
12 6 (1.17%) OpenText
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