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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 403 400 386
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 252 242 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.55% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 167 160
Median daily rate £435 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £361 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 9
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%

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
45312 44104 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.52% 78.83% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29953 27498 26558
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 £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1290 1223
Median hourly rate £33.99 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £48.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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 -30 214 £450 - 51
London -4 89 £500 +5.26% 28
South East -26 42 £448 -0.55% 7
Scotland +12 33 £420 - 4
Berkshire +9 21 £400 -20.00% 2
North East -15 19 £463 -8.86%
West Midlands -7 18 £410 +2.50% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 18 £463 -8.86%
Tyne and Wear -22 18 £463 -8.86%
East Midlands +10 16 £365 -18.88% 3
Erskine -22 15 £420 -
Renfrewshire -23 15 £420 -
Yorkshire +1 12 £450 +20.80% 3
City of London +43 11 £475 +5.55% 11
Northampton +9 11 £365 -18.88% 1
Northamptonshire +4 11 £365 -18.88% 1
Hampshire 0 10 £400 -5.88% 3
Birmingham +3 8 £250 -50.00%
Edinburgh -4 8 £400 -20.00% 3
Slough +12 7 £500 +16.27% 1
Reading 0 7 £400 -30.43% 1
North Yorkshire +14 6 £450 +23.28% 1
York +13 6 £450 +23.28%
East of England +7 6 £438 -23.91% 3
South West -10 6 £368 -18.33% 1
North West -24 6 £400 -9.85% 4
Basingstoke - 5 £394 - 2
Glasgow +4 4 £423 +16.55% 1
Bristol -5 4 £368 -18.33%
South Yorkshire -8 4 £358 -15.38%

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 204 (40.16%) Lean Six Sigma
2 179 (35.24%) ITIL
2 179 (35.24%) Project Management
3 127 (25.00%) Finance
4 86 (16.93%) Security Cleared
5 82 (16.14%) ITIL V3
6 78 (15.35%) Change Management
7 76 (14.96%) Degree
7 76 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
8 74 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 69 (13.58%) Process Improvement
10 68 (13.39%) PRINCE2
11 63 (12.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 62 (12.20%) SC Cleared
13 60 (11.81%) JSP 440
14 56 (11.02%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (10.83%) Business Analysis
16 54 (10.63%) Service Delivery
17 51 (10.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 50 (9.84%) Service Management
19 49 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
20 46 (9.06%) Banking
20 46 (9.06%) SAP
21 45 (8.86%) HP
21 45 (8.86%) ITSM
22 42 (8.27%) OpenStack
23 40 (7.87%) MS Visio
24 38 (7.48%) Telecoms
25 34 (6.69%) ServiceNow
26 33 (6.50%) ITIL Certification

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 42 (8.27%) OpenStack
2 20 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.38%) iPlanet
3 7 (1.38%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.98%) Apache
4 5 (0.98%) CMS
4 5 (0.98%) SAS
5 3 (0.59%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 40 (7.87%) MS Visio
2 28 (5.51%) MS Project
3 26 (5.12%) MS Excel
3 26 (5.12%) MS Office
4 17 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.57%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 8 (1.57%) SAP SRM
2 6 (1.18%) Relativity
2 6 (1.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 5 (0.98%) SAP CO
3 5 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.98%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (0.98%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.39%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.39%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.77%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.72%) Firewall
2 23 (4.53%) LAN
3 21 (4.13%) WAN
4 11 (2.17%) Internet
4 11 (2.17%) VPN
5 9 (1.77%) SAN
6 7 (1.38%) BIG-IP
7 4 (0.79%) Skype
7 4 (0.79%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.59%) 3G
8 3 (0.59%) Converged Networks
8 3 (0.59%) Intranet
8 3 (0.59%) LDAP
8 3 (0.59%) WebEx
9 2 (0.39%) FTP
9 2 (0.39%) GSM
9 2 (0.39%) Multicast
9 2 (0.39%) NAS
9 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.39%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.56%) SAP BW
2 11 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.57%) MS Access
5 7 (1.38%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.79%) Big Data
7 3 (0.59%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.59%) DataStage
7 3 (0.59%) DB2
7 3 (0.59%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.39%) QualityStage
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.20%) GIS
9 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Git (software)
1 8 (1.57%) Subversion
2 7 (1.38%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.38%) Maven
2 7 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.39%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.20%) Toad
4 1 (0.20%) VersionOne
General
1 127 (25.00%) Finance
2 46 (9.06%) Banking
3 38 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 20 (3.94%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.74%) Retail
7 14 (2.76%) Legal
8 9 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.57%) Marketing
10 6 (1.18%) Billing
11 5 (0.98%) Electronics
11 5 (0.98%) Local Government
11 5 (0.98%) Wholesale Banking
12 4 (0.79%) Back Office
12 4 (0.79%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.79%) Publishing
12 4 (0.79%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.59%) Front Office
13 3 (0.59%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 178 (35.04%) Analyst
2 110 (21.65%) Business Analyst
3 67 (13.19%) Consultant
4 61 (12.01%) Process Analyst
5 53 (10.43%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.12%) SAP Consultant
7 25 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.72%) Business Process Analyst
8 24 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (3.74%) Architect
10 18 (3.54%) Senior Business Analyst
11 16 (3.15%) Change Manager
11 16 (3.15%) Functional Consultant
11 16 (3.15%) Programme Manager
12 14 (2.76%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 14 (2.76%) Service Analyst
13 11 (2.17%) IT Manager
13 11 (2.17%) Process Consultant
13 11 (2.17%) Process Engineer
13 11 (2.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.76%) Middleware
2 7 (1.38%) JSP
2 7 (1.38%) XML
3 6 (1.18%) J2EE
4 5 (0.98%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.59%) CSS
5 3 (0.59%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.59%) Web Services
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Fiori
7 1 (0.20%) SAP TM
7 1 (0.20%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 23 (4.53%) FMCG
4 22 (4.33%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.15%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 13 (2.56%) HACMP
7 9 (1.77%) PMI
7 9 (1.77%) Statistics
8 7 (1.38%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.38%) Frameworx
8 7 (1.38%) Robotics
9 6 (1.18%) Equities
9 6 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
9 6 (1.18%) User Experience
9 6 (1.18%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.98%) Derivative
11 4 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 24 (4.72%) Unix
2 20 (3.94%) AIX
2 20 (3.94%) Solaris
3 16 (3.15%) Windows
4 12 (2.36%) Linux
5 7 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.18%) Windows 2000
6 6 (1.18%) Windows NT
6 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.18%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) SUSE
8 2 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (40.16%) Lean Six Sigma
2 179 (35.24%) ITIL
2 179 (35.24%) Project Management
3 82 (16.14%) ITIL V3
4 78 (15.35%) Change Management
5 74 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 69 (13.58%) Process Improvement
7 68 (13.39%) PRINCE2
8 56 (11.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 55 (10.83%) Business Analysis
10 54 (10.63%) Service Delivery
11 50 (9.84%) Service Management
12 49 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (8.86%) ITSM
14 31 (6.10%) BPR
14 31 (6.10%) Target Operating Model
14 31 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
15 28 (5.51%) Workflow
16 26 (5.12%) Process Management
16 26 (5.12%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.35%) SQL
2 7 (1.38%) Java
3 5 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 4 (0.79%) C
5 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.20%) C++
6 1 (0.20%) MapBasic
6 1 (0.20%) Perl
6 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.20%) Python
6 1 (0.20%) Ruby
6 1 (0.20%) VB
6 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 86 (16.93%) Security Cleared
2 76 (14.96%) Degree
3 63 (12.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 62 (12.20%) SC Cleared
5 51 (10.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 33 (6.50%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (4.53%) ISEB
8 19 (3.74%) SAP Certification
9 15 (2.95%) PMI Certification
10 13 (2.56%) IBM AIX Certification
11 12 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (2.17%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 9 (1.77%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.77%) PMP
14 8 (1.57%) APMP
15 6 (1.18%) CBAP
15 6 (1.18%) CCNA
15 6 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (1.18%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
16 4 (0.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (11.81%) JSP 440
2 25 (4.92%) SLA
3 14 (2.76%) COBIT
4 8 (1.57%) QA
5 7 (1.38%) MiFID
6 6 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.18%) GxP
7 5 (0.98%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.98%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.39%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.39%) P3O
9 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.20%) EMIR
10 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (2.56%) GPFS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.18%) EnCase
3 6 (1.18%) FTK
4 3 (0.59%) OpenView
5 2 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (9.06%) SAP
2 45 (8.86%) HP
3 34 (6.69%) ServiceNow
4 30 (5.91%) Microsoft
5 22 (4.33%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.54%) Cisco
7 15 (2.95%) VMware
8 13 (2.56%) IBM
8 13 (2.56%) Oracle
9 8 (1.57%) Minitab
10 7 (1.38%) BEA
10 7 (1.38%) CollabNet
10 7 (1.38%) F5
10 7 (1.38%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.38%) OpenText
10 7 (1.38%) Sun
11 6 (1.18%) Blue Prism
11 6 (1.18%) dtSearch
11 6 (1.18%) Nuix
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