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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
UK
Rank 428 367 382
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +15
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 180 277 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.64% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 167 138
Median daily rate £438 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £400 £431
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +26.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.50 £29.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £42.10 £36.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £41.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-33.73% +29.68%

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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Six Sigma Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 February 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
England -34 156 £438 +3.66% 36
London -23 66 £475 -5.00% 11
South East +21 31 £413 +2.86% 8
City of London +2 18 £519 -17.00% 6
Scotland -2 18 £488 +16.07%
East Midlands +6 17 £450 +20.00%
Berkshire +18 14 £383 -4.37% 4
Nottingham - 12 £488 -
Nottinghamshire - 12 £488 -
South West +11 11 £450 +11.80% 4
North West +22 9 £401 +7.00% 4
Surrey +22 9 £290 -38.94% 1
West Midlands -4 9 £475 +31.03% 6
Edinburgh +22 7 £538 +2.38%
Guildford +6 7 £290 -38.94% 1
East of England -3 5 £513 -1.44% 1
Yorkshire +22 4 £287 -54.08% 2
Reading +21 4 £475 +18.75% 4
Swindon +4 4 £475 +5.55%
Wiltshire +3 4 £475 +5.55% 1
Birmingham -7 4 £438 +75.00% 1
Slough +10 3 £290 -27.50%
Manchester +6 3 £363 -3.33% 3
Hampshire +5 3 £425 +3.40%
Somerset -1 3 £425 +30.76%
Bristol -1 3 £275 -29.48% 3
Warwickshire -1 3 £463 +15.62%
Merseyside -2 3 £500 +53.84% 1
Glasgow -7 3 £500 +61.64%
Stirling - 3 £425 -

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 183 (47.66%) Lean Six Sigma
2 150 (39.06%) Project Management
3 136 (35.42%) Finance
4 109 (28.39%) ITIL
5 107 (27.86%) Process Improvement
6 102 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (22.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (20.57%) PRINCE2
9 67 (17.45%) Change Management
10 66 (17.19%) Business Analysis
11 64 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 55 (14.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 51 (13.28%) Security Cleared
13 51 (13.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 45 (11.72%) Banking
15 44 (11.46%) Microsoft
16 40 (10.42%) ITIL V3
17 39 (10.16%) ISEB
18 38 (9.90%) MS Visio
18 38 (9.90%) MS Excel
18 38 (9.90%) Degree
19 34 (8.85%) Coaching
20 33 (8.59%) SC Cleared
21 32 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
22 30 (7.81%) ERP
23 29 (7.55%) MS Office
24 28 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
24 28 (7.29%) JSP 440
24 28 (7.29%) MS PowerPoint
25 27 (7.03%) SharePoint

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 27 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.34%) OpenStack
2 9 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (1.82%) iPlanet
3 7 (1.82%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.78%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.52%) SAS
5 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 38 (9.90%) MS Excel
1 38 (9.90%) MS Visio
2 29 (7.55%) MS Office
3 28 (7.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (4.43%) MS Project
5 6 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.78%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.78%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.52%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.52%) Sonata
4 1 (0.26%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) HFM
4 1 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.04%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.39%) Firewall
2 7 (1.82%) BIG-IP
2 7 (1.82%) Internet
2 7 (1.82%) SAN
3 6 (1.56%) VLAN
4 3 (0.78%) Broadband
4 3 (0.78%) LDAP
4 3 (0.78%) WLAN
5 2 (0.52%) FTP
5 2 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.52%) NAS
5 2 (0.52%) SSH
5 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.52%) Wireless
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.26%) VoIP
6 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 9 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.82%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.78%) DB2
6 3 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (0.78%) QlikView
7 2 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.52%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.52%) DataStage
8 1 (0.26%) Big Data
8 1 (0.26%) DTS
8 1 (0.26%) EDMS
8 1 (0.26%) Essbase
8 1 (0.26%) MS Access
8 1 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.52%) Toad
3 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
General
1 136 (35.42%) Finance
2 45 (11.72%) Banking
3 23 (5.99%) Retail
3 23 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.91%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.60%) Marketing
6 8 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.56%) Back Office
7 6 (1.56%) Legal
8 5 (1.30%) Dutch Language
9 4 (1.04%) Law
9 4 (1.04%) Local Government
10 3 (0.78%) Automotive
10 3 (0.78%) Billing
10 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.52%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 148 (38.54%) Analyst
2 76 (19.79%) Business Analyst
3 53 (13.80%) Process Analyst
4 52 (13.54%) Project Manager
5 38 (9.90%) Consultant
6 25 (6.51%) Business Process Analyst
7 20 (5.21%) Business Manager
8 19 (4.95%) Process Consultant
9 14 (3.65%) Architect
10 12 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (2.86%) Business Consultant
11 11 (2.86%) Change Manager
12 10 (2.60%) Business Process Consultant
12 10 (2.60%) CRM Manager
12 10 (2.60%) CRM Project Manager
12 10 (2.60%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
13 9 (2.34%) Data Analyst
13 9 (2.34%) Transformation Manager
14 8 (2.08%) Business Change Manager
14 8 (2.08%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.82%) J2EE
2 6 (1.56%) JSP
3 4 (1.04%) Web Services
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.26%) .NET
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.17%) PMI
4 11 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.86%) Equities
5 10 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.34%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.34%) e-Learning
6 9 (2.34%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.82%) Credit Risk
8 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.04%) CMDB
9 4 (1.04%) Fintech
10 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.78%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.78%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (0.78%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.78%) User Experience
11 2 (0.52%) Frameworx
11 2 (0.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.91%) Windows
2 10 (2.60%) Linux
3 9 (2.34%) Unix
4 7 (1.82%) AIX
4 7 (1.82%) Solaris
4 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (47.66%) Lean Six Sigma
2 150 (39.06%) Project Management
3 109 (28.39%) ITIL
4 107 (27.86%) Process Improvement
5 102 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (22.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (20.57%) PRINCE2
8 67 (17.45%) Change Management
9 66 (17.19%) Business Analysis
10 55 (14.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 40 (10.42%) ITIL V3
12 34 (8.85%) Coaching
13 30 (7.81%) ERP
14 28 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (6.77%) Target Operating Model
16 25 (6.51%) Service Delivery
16 25 (6.51%) UML
17 24 (6.25%) Service Management
17 24 (6.25%) Use Case
18 23 (5.99%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.34%) SQL
2 8 (2.08%) C
3 7 (1.82%) Java
4 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.26%) Python
5 1 (0.26%) R
5 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (13.28%) Security Cleared
1 51 (13.28%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 39 (10.16%) ISEB
3 38 (9.90%) Degree
4 33 (8.59%) SC Cleared
5 32 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 23 (5.99%) PMI Certification
7 19 (4.95%) CBAP
8 18 (4.69%) DV Cleared
9 15 (3.91%) PMP
10 12 (3.13%) CITP
11 10 (2.60%) Chartered Engineer
12 8 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (2.08%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 7 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (1.56%) CCNA
14 6 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.78%) CISA
15 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.78%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.29%) JSP 440
2 13 (3.39%) ISO 9000
2 13 (3.39%) MiFID
3 12 (3.13%) COBIT
3 12 (3.13%) QA
4 11 (2.86%) SLA
5 8 (2.08%) Basel III
6 6 (1.56%) PMBOK
7 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
7 5 (1.30%) GDPR
8 4 (1.04%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.52%) BS25999
10 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.52%) GxP
10 2 (0.52%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) NFS
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
1 7 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.52%) OpenView
4 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.52%) SCCM
4 2 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 44 (11.46%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.51%) SAP
3 18 (4.69%) Cisco
3 18 (4.69%) Oracle
4 15 (3.91%) HP
5 10 (2.60%) Cognos
6 9 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.08%) Informatica
7 8 (2.08%) Tableau
7 8 (2.08%) VMware
8 7 (1.82%) BEA
8 7 (1.82%) F5
8 7 (1.82%) Sun
9 5 (1.30%) IBM
10 4 (1.04%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.04%) EMC
10 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.04%) Symantec
11 3 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.78%) Talend
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