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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
UK
Rank 400 385 394
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 188 252 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.62% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 144 130
Median daily rate £475 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Median hourly rate £34.25 £40.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.43% +24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.00 £31.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.10 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% +30.76%

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
36868 40843 39798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.19% 81.72% 78.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24443 26520 25648
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 930 1195 1050
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -11 168 £475 +5.55% 24
London -17 86 £520 +4.00% 10
South East +19 26 £425 +5.98% 6
City of London +4 22 £519 -17.00% 2
Scotland 0 15 £475 +17.86% 2
Berkshire +25 12 £475 +22.58% 3
East Midlands +8 12 £498 +24.37% 1
South West -7 10 £475 +11.43% 2
West Midlands -16 10 £475 +18.75% 3
Surrey +29 9 £290 -33.33% 1
North West +24 9 £383 +2.00% 2
Nottinghamshire - 9 £498 -
Nottingham - 9 £498 -
Yorkshire +10 7 £425 -12.37%
Wiltshire +2 7 £475 +5.55%
Guildford - 7 £290 -
Reading +13 5 £475 - 1
Swindon +2 5 £475 +5.55%
Edinburgh +18 4 £538 +59.25% 1
Manchester +9 4 £363 -3.33% 1
East of England +3 4 £513 -12.39%
Warwickshire 0 4 £475 +18.75%
Birmingham -5 4 £475 +38.68%
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +13 3 £425 -12.37%
Leeds +10 3 £356 +3.18%
Glasgow +4 3 £500 +151.72%
Merseyside +4 3 £500 +66.66%
Somerset -3 3 £425 +30.76%
Suffolk - 3 £513 -

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 192 (46.94%) Lean Six Sigma
2 157 (38.39%) Project Management
3 137 (33.50%) Finance
4 125 (30.56%) ITIL
5 111 (27.14%) Process Improvement
6 108 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
7 92 (22.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 71 (17.36%) PRINCE2
8 71 (17.36%) Business Analysis
9 70 (17.11%) Security Cleared
10 69 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
11 66 (16.14%) Change Management
12 64 (15.65%) Continuous Improvement
13 56 (13.69%) ITIL V3
14 53 (12.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 47 (11.49%) Microsoft
16 44 (10.76%) Banking
16 44 (10.76%) SC Cleared
17 42 (10.27%) JSP 440
18 40 (9.78%) ISEB
19 39 (9.54%) Coaching
20 36 (8.80%) Degree
21 35 (8.56%) MS Visio
22 34 (8.31%) ERP
22 34 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
22 34 (8.31%) MS Excel
23 32 (7.82%) MS PowerPoint
24 31 (7.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
24 31 (7.58%) MS Office
24 31 (7.58%) Service Delivery

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 22 (5.38%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.93%) OpenStack
3 10 (2.44%) iPlanet
3 10 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (0.98%) MQSeries
5 4 (0.98%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 35 (8.56%) MS Visio
2 34 (8.31%) MS Excel
3 32 (7.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (7.58%) MS Office
5 13 (3.18%) MS Project
6 6 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.93%) SAP ERP
2 4 (0.98%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.73%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.73%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.49%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.49%) Sonata
5 1 (0.24%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) HFM
5 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.71%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.24%) IaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.91%) Firewall
2 11 (2.69%) BIG-IP
3 9 (2.20%) SAN
4 7 (1.71%) Internet
5 6 (1.47%) VLAN
6 4 (0.98%) FTP
6 4 (0.98%) LDAP
6 4 (0.98%) NAS
7 3 (0.73%) Broadband
7 3 (0.73%) SSH
8 2 (0.49%) HTTP
8 2 (0.49%) SMS
8 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.49%) WLAN
9 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.24%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.24%) LAN
9 1 (0.24%) VoIP
9 1 (0.24%) WAN
9 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.42%) Oracle Database
2 10 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.98%) DB2
3 4 (0.98%) QlikView
3 4 (0.98%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (0.49%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.49%) DataStage
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.24%) DTS
6 1 (0.24%) EDMS
6 1 (0.24%) Essbase
6 1 (0.24%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Toad
2 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
General
1 137 (33.50%) Finance
2 44 (10.76%) Banking
3 29 (7.09%) Retail
4 23 (5.62%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.93%) Marketing
7 10 (2.44%) Legal
8 8 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.71%) Back Office
9 7 (1.71%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.22%) Dutch Language
10 5 (1.22%) Local Government
10 5 (1.22%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.73%) Automotive
11 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.49%) Electronics
12 2 (0.49%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.49%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 147 (35.94%) Analyst
2 79 (19.32%) Business Analyst
3 53 (12.96%) Process Analyst
4 44 (10.76%) Project Manager
5 40 (9.78%) Consultant
6 27 (6.60%) Business Process Analyst
7 25 (6.11%) Business Manager
8 19 (4.65%) Process Consultant
9 18 (4.40%) Architect
10 12 (2.93%) Change Manager
11 11 (2.69%) Business Consultant
11 11 (2.69%) Data Manager
11 11 (2.69%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
12 10 (2.44%) Business Process Consultant
12 10 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (2.44%) Service Manager
13 9 (2.20%) Business Change Manager
13 9 (2.20%) Financial Analyst
13 9 (2.20%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.44%) J2EE
1 10 (2.44%) JSP
2 7 (1.71%) Web Services
3 4 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.24%) .NET
4 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 69 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.40%) PMI
4 12 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.44%) Equities
5 10 (2.44%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.20%) e-Learning
6 9 (2.20%) Market Risk
7 7 (1.71%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.47%) Fintech
8 6 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
9 5 (1.22%) CMDB
9 5 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.22%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
9 5 (1.22%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.98%) Clustering
10 4 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.98%) FMCG
10 4 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.62%) Windows
2 13 (3.18%) Linux
3 12 (2.93%) Solaris
3 12 (2.93%) Unix
4 11 (2.69%) AIX
4 11 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.47%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.73%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.73%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (46.94%) Lean Six Sigma
2 157 (38.39%) Project Management
3 125 (30.56%) ITIL
4 111 (27.14%) Process Improvement
5 108 (26.41%) Agile Software Development
6 92 (22.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (17.36%) Business Analysis
7 71 (17.36%) PRINCE2
8 66 (16.14%) Change Management
9 64 (15.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 56 (13.69%) ITIL V3
11 39 (9.54%) Coaching
12 34 (8.31%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (8.31%) ERP
13 31 (7.58%) Service Delivery
14 29 (7.09%) UML
15 28 (6.85%) Waterfall
16 26 (6.36%) Target Operating Model
16 26 (6.36%) Use Case
17 24 (5.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.69%) Java
2 10 (2.44%) C
3 6 (1.47%) SQL
4 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.24%) Python
4 1 (0.24%) R
4 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (17.11%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 44 (10.76%) SC Cleared
4 40 (9.78%) ISEB
5 36 (8.80%) Degree
6 31 (7.58%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 26 (6.36%) DV Cleared
8 22 (5.38%) PMI Certification
9 21 (5.13%) CBAP
10 13 (3.18%) CITP
11 12 (2.93%) PMP
12 11 (2.69%) Chartered Engineer
13 10 (2.44%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 9 (2.20%) CCNA
14 9 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.22%) HNC
18 3 (0.73%) CISA
18 3 (0.73%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (10.27%) JSP 440
2 19 (4.65%) SLA
3 16 (3.91%) MiFID
4 13 (3.18%) ISO 9000
4 13 (3.18%) QA
5 12 (2.93%) COBIT
6 8 (1.96%) Basel III
7 6 (1.47%) PMBOK
8 5 (1.22%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.98%) GDPR
10 3 (0.73%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.49%) BS25999
11 2 (0.49%) GxP
11 2 (0.49%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.49%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 12 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
1 10 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (1.47%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.98%) OpenView
5 3 (0.73%) SCCM
6 2 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 47 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.33%) SAP
3 23 (5.62%) Cisco
4 19 (4.65%) HP
5 18 (4.40%) Oracle
6 16 (3.91%) Cognos
7 13 (3.18%) Tableau
7 13 (3.18%) VMware
8 12 (2.93%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.69%) F5
9 11 (2.69%) Sun
10 10 (2.44%) BEA
11 7 (1.71%) IBM
12 6 (1.47%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.47%) EMC
12 6 (1.47%) Informatica
12 6 (1.47%) Symantec
13 4 (0.98%) BMC
13 4 (0.98%) Pega
13 4 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
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