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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 400 417 389
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 267 256 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.55% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 150 175
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £534 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 6
Median hourly rate £38.75 £47.71 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +53.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £31.44 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.92 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £47.71 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +53.90%

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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +18 225 £450 +12.50% 32
London -12 77 £450 - 12
South East -7 39 £448 +17.37% 4
Scotland +22 34 £420 -1.17%
Renfrewshire -5 24 £422 -
Erskine - 24 £422 -
Berkshire +18 21 £475 -
City of London +25 19 £265 -44.21% 3
South West +9 19 £415 -5.14% 3
East of England +17 17 £490 -14.78%
East Midlands +4 17 £450 -12.19%
West Midlands -25 17 £330 -17.50% 4
Wiltshire +18 16 £415 +3.75%
North East -12 12 £488 -
Birmingham - 12 £225 -
North West +7 11 £224 -46.72% 4
Hampshire 0 11 £361 -3.73% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 11 £488 -
Manchester +5 10 £223 -47.02% 3
Yorkshire +5 9 £403 +9.15% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 9 £488 -
Swindon +10 8 £415 +3.75%
Derbyshire - 8 £450 -
Corsham +1 7 £388 -22.50%
Bracknell - 7 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £475 -
Nottingham - 6 £475 -
Norfolk - 6 £490 -
Cardiff +24 5 £375 +13.63%
South Wales +23 5 £375 +13.63%

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 214 (44.12%) Lean Six Sigma
2 191 (39.38%) Project Management
3 186 (38.35%) ITIL
4 102 (21.03%) Finance
5 93 (19.18%) Security Cleared
6 82 (16.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 82 (16.91%) ITIL V3
7 80 (16.49%) PRINCE2
8 79 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
10 68 (14.02%) JSP 440
11 65 (13.40%) Process Improvement
12 62 (12.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 62 (12.78%) Business Analysis
13 61 (12.58%) SC Cleared
14 58 (11.96%) Change Management
15 54 (11.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 51 (10.52%) Degree
17 49 (10.10%) Service Delivery
18 45 (9.28%) Telecoms
19 44 (9.07%) MS Visio
19 44 (9.07%) Microsoft
20 43 (8.87%) MS Office
21 40 (8.25%) ISEB
22 38 (7.84%) MS Excel
23 37 (7.63%) Cisco
24 35 (7.22%) Windows
24 35 (7.22%) Service Management
25 32 (6.60%) SAP
25 32 (6.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt

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 26 (5.36%) OpenStack
2 20 (4.12%) WebLogic
3 18 (3.71%) iPlanet
4 10 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.24%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (0.82%) Apache
7 4 (0.82%) CMS
8 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.41%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (9.07%) MS Visio
2 43 (8.87%) MS Office
3 38 (7.84%) MS Excel
4 28 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (3.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.86%) SAP ERP
1 9 (1.86%) SAP SRM
2 6 (1.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (1.03%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 3 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
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 MDM
5 2 (0.41%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
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 Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.27%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (1.44%) IaaS
3 4 (0.82%) Office 365
4 3 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.39%) Firewall
2 23 (4.74%) BIG-IP
3 18 (3.71%) WAN
4 16 (3.30%) Internet
4 16 (3.30%) LAN
5 13 (2.68%) SAN
6 11 (2.27%) Broadband
7 6 (1.24%) LDAP
8 5 (1.03%) FTP
8 5 (1.03%) NAS
8 5 (1.03%) VLAN
9 4 (0.82%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.82%) HTTP
9 4 (0.82%) SMS
9 4 (0.82%) SSH
9 4 (0.82%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.82%) VPN
10 3 (0.62%) Skype
11 2 (0.41%) 3G
12 1 (0.21%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.95%) Oracle Database
2 13 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.27%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.65%) DataStage
5 7 (1.44%) DB2
6 6 (1.24%) Data Mart
7 5 (1.03%) OLAP
7 5 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.82%) Big Data
8 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.62%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.41%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.41%) GIS
10 2 (0.41%) MS Access
10 2 (0.41%) QlikView
10 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (1.24%) Toad
2 1 (0.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
General
1 102 (21.03%) Finance
2 45 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.39%) Banking
4 25 (5.15%) Manufacturing
5 22 (4.54%) Retail
6 18 (3.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (2.68%) Legal
8 7 (1.44%) Marketing
9 6 (1.24%) Local Government
10 4 (0.82%) Automotive
10 4 (0.82%) Back Office
10 4 (0.82%) Billing
10 4 (0.82%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.41%) Electronics
11 2 (0.41%) Law
11 2 (0.41%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 156 (32.16%) Analyst
2 89 (18.35%) Business Analyst
3 51 (10.52%) Project Manager
4 49 (10.10%) Process Analyst
5 45 (9.28%) Consultant
6 30 (6.19%) Business Process Analyst
7 18 (3.71%) Architect
8 16 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (2.89%) Service Manager
10 13 (2.68%) Business Manager
11 12 (2.47%) Six Sigma Consultant
12 11 (2.27%) Process Improvement Analyst
12 11 (2.27%) SAP Consultant
12 11 (2.27%) Service Analyst
13 10 (2.06%) Agile Coach
13 10 (2.06%) Process Consultant
14 9 (1.86%) Change Manager
14 9 (1.86%) Lean Consultant
14 9 (1.86%) Service Transition Manager
14 9 (1.86%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.33%) JSP
2 18 (3.71%) J2EE
3 12 (2.47%) Web Services
4 5 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (0.82%) AngularJS
5 4 (0.82%) Middleware
5 4 (0.82%) XML
6 2 (0.41%) .NET
6 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (0.41%) CSS
6 2 (0.41%) jQuery
7 1 (0.21%) ODBC
7 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.12%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.47%) Data Structures
4 12 (2.47%) PMI
4 12 (2.47%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.06%) FMCG
7 9 (1.86%) Frameworx
7 9 (1.86%) Statistics
8 8 (1.65%) Performance Metrics
8 8 (1.65%) User Experience
9 7 (1.44%) Clustering
9 7 (1.44%) Digital TV
9 7 (1.44%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.03%) HP Storage
10 5 (1.03%) HP StoreVirtual
10 5 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.03%) SCADA
11 4 (0.82%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.22%) Windows
2 31 (6.39%) Unix
3 29 (5.98%) Solaris
4 28 (5.77%) AIX
5 26 (5.36%) Linux
6 24 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.62%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.62%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (44.12%) Lean Six Sigma
2 191 (39.38%) Project Management
3 186 (38.35%) ITIL
4 82 (16.91%) ITIL V3
4 82 (16.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (16.49%) PRINCE2
6 79 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (13.40%) Process Improvement
8 62 (12.78%) Business Analysis
8 62 (12.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 58 (11.96%) Change Management
10 49 (10.10%) Service Delivery
11 35 (7.22%) Service Management
12 30 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (6.19%) UML
12 30 (6.19%) Waterfall
13 28 (5.77%) BPMN
13 28 (5.77%) Coaching
14 27 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 24 (4.95%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.95%) Java
2 15 (3.09%) SQL
3 6 (1.24%) C
3 6 (1.24%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.41%) C#
5 1 (0.21%) Python
5 1 (0.21%) R
5 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 93 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 61 (12.58%) SC Cleared
3 54 (11.13%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 51 (10.52%) Degree
5 40 (8.25%) ISEB
6 32 (6.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 22 (4.54%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (3.71%) CBAP
10 17 (3.51%) PMI Certification
11 13 (2.68%) APMP
12 12 (2.47%) PMP
13 11 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (2.27%) SAP Certification
14 10 (2.06%) CCNA
14 10 (2.06%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 8 (1.65%) Chartered Engineer
15 8 (1.65%) CITP
16 7 (1.44%) CISSP
16 7 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (14.02%) JSP 440
2 31 (6.39%) SLA
3 13 (2.68%) QA
4 8 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.65%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.03%) COBIT
6 5 (1.03%) Def Stans
6 5 (1.03%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.82%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.82%) MiFID
7 4 (0.82%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.41%) P3O
9 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.21%) EFQM
System Software
1 26 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.82%) GPFS
4 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (4.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 20 (4.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (1.44%) 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 2 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (9.07%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.63%) Cisco
3 32 (6.60%) SAP
4 31 (6.39%) HP
5 30 (6.19%) Oracle
6 29 (5.98%) VMware
7 27 (5.57%) Red Hat
8 24 (4.95%) Sun
9 23 (4.74%) F5
10 21 (4.33%) Cognos
11 19 (3.92%) BEA
12 14 (2.89%) IBM
13 10 (2.06%) ServiceNow
14 9 (1.86%) Informatica
14 9 (1.86%) Minitab
14 9 (1.86%) Tableau
15 7 (1.44%) EMC
15 7 (1.44%) Remedy
16 6 (1.24%) Opsware
16 6 (1.24%) Symantec
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