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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 410 392 374
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 252 277 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 156 162
Median daily rate £450 £450 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £335 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £29.00 £46.36 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.45% +54.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £34.40 £16.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.04 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £46.36 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-37.45% +54.51%

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
44681 45476 42373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.84% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29558 29423 26292
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 £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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
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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 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 -34 221 £450 - 63
London -47 74 £460 -3.15% 20
South East +9 56 £450 +5.75% 7
Scotland +3 25 £420 +12.00% 2
East of England +40 23 £485 -11.81% 1
West Midlands -27 21 £378 -5.62% 18
Berkshire +4 18 £488 +13.96% 1
Hampshire -2 18 £374 -9.27% 2
City of London +39 16 £500 +5.26% 14
Renfrewshire -6 14 £420 +40.00% 1
Erskine -9 14 £420 +40.00% 1
North East -29 12 £500 +5.26% 5
Tyne and Wear -37 12 £500 +2.56% 5
Birmingham -5 11 £225 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 11 £500 +2.56% 5
East Midlands +6 10 £394 -25.00% 1
South West -13 10 £415 -2.35% 2
Surrey -8 9 £600 +41.17%
North West -17 8 £250 -37.50% 6
Manchester +1 7 £225 -30.76% 5
Wiltshire -3 7 £415 -2.35%
Staines -3 7 £600 +41.17%
Northampton +3 6 £375 -28.57%
Northamptonshire 0 6 £375 -28.57%
Hook -4 6 £361 -15.05%
Bracknell - 6 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £375 -
Norfolk - 6 £490 -
Milton Keynes +15 5 £450 -5.26% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 5 £450 -5.26% 1

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 216 (43.11%) Lean Six Sigma
2 188 (37.52%) Project Management
3 178 (35.53%) ITIL
4 111 (22.16%) Finance
5 94 (18.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 81 (16.17%) PRINCE2
7 74 (14.77%) Security Cleared
8 71 (14.17%) ITIL V3
8 71 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
9 69 (13.77%) Change Management
10 66 (13.17%) Process Improvement
11 64 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
12 60 (11.98%) Degree
12 60 (11.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 58 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
13 58 (11.58%) Business Analysis
14 53 (10.58%) JSP 440
15 48 (9.58%) MS Visio
16 46 (9.18%) SC Cleared
17 45 (8.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 45 (8.98%) Service Delivery
18 43 (8.58%) SAP
19 42 (8.38%) Telecoms
19 42 (8.38%) Service Management
20 38 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
21 37 (7.39%) Firewall
22 36 (7.19%) Microsoft
23 35 (6.99%) MS Office
24 34 (6.79%) Unix
24 34 (6.79%) ITSM

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 23 (4.59%) OpenStack
2 18 (3.59%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.19%) iPlanet
4 14 (2.79%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.00%) Apache
5 5 (1.00%) CMS
5 5 (1.00%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.40%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.40%) SAS
7 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 48 (9.58%) MS Visio
2 35 (6.99%) MS Office
3 32 (6.39%) MS Excel
4 30 (5.99%) MS Project
5 26 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.99%) SAP SRM
2 10 (2.00%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 7 (1.40%) SAP MDM
4 4 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.60%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.40%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.40%) Maximo
6 2 (0.40%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.40%) Primavera
6 2 (0.40%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.40%) SAP FI-AP
6 2 (0.40%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.20%) Lawson
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.59%) IBM Blueworks
2 8 (1.60%) IaaS
3 3 (0.60%) Office 365
3 3 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (7.39%) Firewall
2 27 (5.39%) LAN
2 27 (5.39%) WAN
3 21 (4.19%) BIG-IP
4 15 (2.99%) Internet
5 11 (2.20%) SAN
6 9 (1.80%) Broadband
7 8 (1.60%) VPN
8 6 (1.20%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.00%) LDAP
9 5 (1.00%) Skype
10 3 (0.60%) 3G
10 3 (0.60%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.60%) FTP
10 3 (0.60%) HTTP
10 3 (0.60%) NAS
10 3 (0.60%) SMS
10 3 (0.60%) SSH
10 3 (0.60%) WebEx
11 2 (0.40%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.19%) Oracle Database
2 12 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.20%) SAP BW
4 10 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.40%) DataStage
6 6 (1.20%) DB2
6 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.00%) OLAP
8 4 (0.80%) Big Data
8 4 (0.80%) Data Mart
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.60%) MS Access
10 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.40%) GIS
10 2 (0.40%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.40%) QualityStage
11 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Toad
2 1 (0.20%) JIRA
2 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.20%) VersionOne
General
1 111 (22.16%) Finance
2 42 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 33 (6.59%) Banking
4 24 (4.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 23 (4.59%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.19%) Retail
7 11 (2.20%) Legal
8 7 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.00%) Billing
9 5 (1.00%) Local Government
10 4 (0.80%) Back Office
10 4 (0.80%) Marketing
10 4 (0.80%) Publishing
10 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
12 2 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 177 (35.33%) Analyst
2 104 (20.76%) Business Analyst
3 56 (11.18%) Process Analyst
4 55 (10.98%) Project Manager
5 52 (10.38%) Consultant
6 34 (6.79%) Business Process Analyst
7 23 (4.59%) SAP Consultant
8 17 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (2.79%) Change Manager
9 14 (2.79%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (2.79%) Service Manager
10 13 (2.59%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.40%) Architect
11 12 (2.40%) Senior Manager
12 11 (2.20%) Functional Consultant
12 11 (2.20%) Process Improvement Analyst
12 11 (2.20%) Service Analyst
13 10 (2.00%) Process Improvement Specialist
13 10 (2.00%) Senior Business Analyst
13 10 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.79%) JSP
2 16 (3.19%) J2EE
3 10 (2.00%) Middleware
4 7 (1.40%) Web Services
5 6 (1.20%) XML
6 5 (1.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.40%) .NET
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (0.40%) CSS
8 2 (0.40%) jQuery
9 1 (0.20%) ODBC
9 1 (0.20%) SAP Fiori
9 1 (0.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.19%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.99%) FMCG
4 18 (3.59%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.59%) Data Structures
5 15 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.00%) HACMP
7 10 (2.00%) PMI
8 9 (1.80%) User Experience
9 8 (1.60%) e-Learning
9 8 (1.60%) Performance Metrics
10 7 (1.40%) Frameworx
11 6 (1.20%) Digital TV
11 6 (1.20%) Statistics
12 5 (1.00%) Clustering
12 5 (1.00%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.80%) Smart Meter
14 3 (0.60%) HP Storage
14 3 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (6.79%) Unix
2 32 (6.39%) AIX
2 32 (6.39%) Solaris
3 24 (4.79%) Linux
3 24 (4.79%) Windows
4 22 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (43.11%) Lean Six Sigma
2 188 (37.52%) Project Management
3 178 (35.53%) ITIL
4 94 (18.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 81 (16.17%) PRINCE2
6 71 (14.17%) ITIL V3
7 69 (13.77%) Change Management
8 66 (13.17%) Process Improvement
9 64 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 58 (11.58%) Business Analysis
10 58 (11.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 45 (8.98%) Service Delivery
12 42 (8.38%) Service Management
13 34 (6.79%) ITSM
14 30 (5.99%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (5.19%) BPR
15 26 (5.19%) Risk Management
16 23 (4.59%) Scrum
17 22 (4.39%) UML
17 22 (4.39%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.39%) Java
2 12 (2.40%) SQL
3 7 (1.40%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.80%) C
5 2 (0.40%) C#
6 1 (0.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 60 (11.98%) Degree
2 60 (11.98%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 46 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 45 (8.98%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 38 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
6 32 (6.39%) ISEB
7 18 (3.59%) SAP Certification
8 17 (3.39%) APMP
9 15 (2.99%) CBAP
9 15 (2.99%) PMI Certification
9 15 (2.99%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 14 (2.79%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.40%) PMP
11 12 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 10 (2.00%) IBM AIX Certification
13 9 (1.80%) CISSP
14 7 (1.40%) Chartered Engineer
14 7 (1.40%) CITP
14 7 (1.40%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (10.58%) JSP 440
2 23 (4.59%) SLA
3 10 (2.00%) QA
4 9 (1.80%) ISO 9001
5 8 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.00%) COBIT
7 5 (1.00%) GxP
8 4 (0.80%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.80%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.60%) P3O
9 3 (0.60%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.40%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.40%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.20%) EFQM
11 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 25 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.00%) GPFS
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (3.79%) EMC NetWorker
1 19 (3.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (1.00%) OpenView
3 4 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (0.80%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (8.58%) SAP
2 36 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 31 (6.19%) Cisco
3 31 (6.19%) Red Hat
4 29 (5.79%) HP
4 29 (5.79%) Oracle
5 27 (5.39%) VMware
6 26 (5.19%) ServiceNow
7 22 (4.39%) Sun
8 21 (4.19%) F5
9 17 (3.39%) BEA
10 14 (2.79%) IBM
11 13 (2.59%) Cognos
12 9 (1.80%) Minitab
12 9 (1.80%) OpenText
13 7 (1.40%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.40%) Remedy
14 6 (1.20%) EMC
15 5 (1.00%) Informatica
15 5 (1.00%) NEC
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £440 - £445 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Costello & Reyes Limited
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £51000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Pentonville Road - London
Ticketmaster
Rate: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 20 days ago