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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 400 419 376
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -43
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 250 249 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.43% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.53% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 146 185
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £314 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £403
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £29.00 £47.71 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.22% +90.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £45.35 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.36 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £47.71 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-39.22% +90.84%

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
44128 46836 44243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.32% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29130 30462 27410
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1273 1191
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +1 219 £450 +5.88% 40
London -23 81 £450 -5.26% 16
South East -2 42 £450 +9.09% 8
Scotland +12 24 £412 -3.05% 1
Berkshire +24 22 £475 - 3
West Midlands -22 22 £335 -16.25% 2
City of London +42 21 £384 -19.21% 7
East of England +37 20 £485 -11.81%
East Midlands +10 15 £450 -12.19% 3
Birmingham +1 14 £225 - 1
North West +1 11 £225 -47.05% 4
Renfrewshire -1 11 £421 +40.33% 1
Erskine -3 11 £421 +40.33% 1
Wiltshire +12 10 £415 -9.78%
Manchester +7 10 £224 -39.93% 3
South West +6 10 £415 -7.77% 2
North East -12 10 £504 -
Tyne and Wear -12 9 £504 -
Hampshire +1 8 £361 -3.73% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 8 £504 -
Derbyshire - 7 £450 -
Bracknell - 7 £475 - 1
Glasgow +10 6 £393 +10.56%
Norfolk - 6 £490 -
Wales +23 5 £375 +25.00% 1
Cardiff +22 5 £375 +13.63% 1
South Wales +19 5 £375 +13.63% 1
Corsham +3 5 £388 -22.50%
Edinburgh +2 5 £450 -
Hook -5 5 £361 -

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 213 (44.01%) Lean Six Sigma
2 183 (37.81%) Project Management
3 176 (36.36%) ITIL
4 113 (23.35%) Finance
5 81 (16.74%) PRINCE2
5 81 (16.74%) Security Cleared
6 80 (16.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
8 73 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
9 69 (14.26%) ITIL V3
10 63 (13.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 62 (12.81%) Change Management
12 61 (12.60%) Business Analysis
12 61 (12.60%) Process Improvement
13 57 (11.78%) JSP 440
14 55 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
15 51 (10.54%) SC Cleared
16 49 (10.12%) Degree
17 47 (9.71%) Service Delivery
18 44 (9.09%) MS Visio
19 41 (8.47%) Telecoms
20 39 (8.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
21 38 (7.85%) Service Management
21 38 (7.85%) Microsoft
22 37 (7.64%) MS Office
23 35 (7.23%) Cisco
23 35 (7.23%) Banking
24 34 (7.02%) ISEB
25 33 (6.82%) MS Excel
25 33 (6.82%) Firewall

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 20 (4.13%) OpenStack
1 20 (4.13%) WebLogic
2 18 (3.72%) iPlanet
3 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.24%) MQSeries
5 5 (1.03%) Apache
5 5 (1.03%) CMS
5 5 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 37 (7.64%) MS Office
3 33 (6.82%) MS Excel
4 23 (4.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (4.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.27%) SAP SRM
2 7 (1.45%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 7 (1.45%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.83%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.41%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.41%) Maximo
5 2 (0.41%) OpenLink RightAngle
5 2 (0.41%) Primavera
5 2 (0.41%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.21%) Lawson
6 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.27%) IBM Blueworks
2 8 (1.65%) IaaS
3 3 (0.62%) Office 365
3 3 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.82%) Firewall
2 23 (4.75%) BIG-IP
3 21 (4.34%) LAN
3 21 (4.34%) WAN
4 16 (3.31%) Internet
5 13 (2.69%) SAN
6 11 (2.27%) Broadband
7 6 (1.24%) LDAP
7 6 (1.24%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.03%) FTP
8 5 (1.03%) NAS
8 5 (1.03%) Skype
9 4 (0.83%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.83%) HTTP
9 4 (0.83%) SMS
9 4 (0.83%) SSH
9 4 (0.83%) VPN
10 3 (0.62%) 3G
10 3 (0.62%) WebEx
11 2 (0.41%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.96%) Oracle Database
2 11 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.45%) DB2
4 6 (1.24%) DataStage
5 5 (1.03%) OLAP
5 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.03%) SAP BW
6 4 (0.83%) Big Data
6 4 (0.83%) Data Mart
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.41%) GIS
7 2 (0.41%) MS Access
7 2 (0.41%) QlikView
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Toad
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
General
1 113 (23.35%) Finance
2 41 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 35 (7.23%) Banking
4 21 (4.34%) Manufacturing
5 20 (4.13%) Retail
6 18 (3.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (2.69%) Legal
8 7 (1.45%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.24%) Billing
9 6 (1.24%) Marketing
9 6 (1.24%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.03%) Back Office
10 5 (1.03%) Local Government
11 3 (0.62%) Automotive
11 3 (0.62%) Electronics
12 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.41%) Military
12 2 (0.41%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 164 (33.88%) Analyst
2 101 (20.87%) Business Analyst
3 54 (11.16%) Project Manager
4 50 (10.33%) Process Analyst
5 42 (8.68%) Consultant
6 31 (6.40%) Business Process Analyst
7 18 (3.72%) Architect
8 17 (3.51%) Service Manager
9 16 (3.31%) Change Manager
10 15 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (2.89%) Service Analyst
12 12 (2.48%) Programme Manager
12 12 (2.48%) SAP Consultant
13 11 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
13 11 (2.27%) Senior Manager
13 11 (2.27%) Six Sigma Consultant
14 10 (2.07%) Agile Coach
14 10 (2.07%) IT Manager
14 10 (2.07%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.34%) JSP
2 18 (3.72%) J2EE
3 11 (2.27%) Web Services
4 6 (1.24%) XML
5 5 (1.03%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (0.83%) Middleware
7 2 (0.41%) .NET
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (0.41%) CSS
7 2 (0.41%) jQuery
8 1 (0.21%) ODBC
8 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.89%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.89%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.69%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.07%) FMCG
6 10 (2.07%) PMI
7 9 (1.86%) User Experience
8 8 (1.65%) e-Learning
8 8 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
8 8 (1.65%) Statistics
9 7 (1.45%) Clustering
9 7 (1.45%) Digital TV
9 7 (1.45%) Frameworx
10 5 (1.03%) HP Storage
10 5 (1.03%) HP StoreVirtual
10 5 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.03%) SCADA
11 4 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.20%) Unix
1 30 (6.20%) Windows
2 29 (5.99%) Solaris
3 28 (5.79%) AIX
4 26 (5.37%) Linux
5 24 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.62%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (44.01%) Lean Six Sigma
2 183 (37.81%) Project Management
3 176 (36.36%) ITIL
4 81 (16.74%) PRINCE2
5 80 (16.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (16.32%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (14.26%) ITIL V3
8 62 (12.81%) Change Management
9 61 (12.60%) Business Analysis
9 61 (12.60%) Process Improvement
10 55 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
11 47 (9.71%) Service Delivery
12 38 (7.85%) Service Management
13 27 (5.58%) ITSM
13 27 (5.58%) Waterfall
14 26 (5.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 25 (5.17%) Coaching
16 24 (4.96%) UML
17 23 (4.75%) Kalman Filter
17 23 (4.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.96%) Java
2 13 (2.69%) SQL
3 7 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.24%) C
5 2 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.21%) Python
6 1 (0.21%) R
6 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (16.74%) Security Cleared
2 63 (13.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 51 (10.54%) SC Cleared
4 49 (10.12%) Degree
5 39 (8.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 34 (7.02%) ISEB
7 28 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (3.93%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.31%) CBAP
9 16 (3.31%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 15 (3.10%) PMI Certification
11 14 (2.89%) APMP
12 12 (2.48%) PMP
13 11 (2.27%) SAP Certification
14 10 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 7 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
15 7 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (1.45%) CISSP
15 7 (1.45%) CITP
15 7 (1.45%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (11.78%) JSP 440
2 30 (6.20%) SLA
3 11 (2.27%) QA
4 9 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.65%) ISO 9001
6 7 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.24%) COBIT
8 5 (1.03%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.83%) MiFID
9 4 (0.83%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.83%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.62%) Def Stans
10 3 (0.62%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.41%) P3O
12 1 (0.21%) EFQM
System Software
1 27 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.83%) GPFS
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (4.34%) EMC NetWorker
2 20 (4.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (1.45%) OpenView
4 6 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (1.24%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (7.85%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.23%) Cisco
3 31 (6.40%) SAP
4 30 (6.20%) Oracle
4 30 (6.20%) VMware
5 28 (5.79%) HP
6 27 (5.58%) Red Hat
7 24 (4.96%) Sun
8 23 (4.75%) F5
9 19 (3.93%) BEA
10 17 (3.51%) Cognos
10 17 (3.51%) ServiceNow
11 13 (2.69%) IBM
12 9 (1.86%) Minitab
13 8 (1.65%) EMC
14 7 (1.45%) Informatica
14 7 (1.45%) Remedy
14 7 (1.45%) Tableau
15 6 (1.24%) Opsware
15 6 (1.24%) Symantec
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