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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 425 400 414
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 201 256 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.46% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 153 154
Median daily rate £475 £421 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £286 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 8
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +20.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £33.00 £29.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.72 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +23.88%

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
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 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -26 179 £475 +6.98% 30
London -5 85 £500 +5.26% 14
South East +17 28 £380 -1.93% 3
Scotland -8 19 £420 +5.00% 2
South West +2 15 £450 +12.50%
City of London -5 15 £488 -7.14% 3
Hampshire +25 13 £375 +1.35%
Yorkshire +15 13 £475 +6.20% 3
Erskine -2 13 £420 -
Renfrewshire -8 13 £420 +2.43%
Wiltshire 0 12 £463 +15.62%
Berkshire -2 11 £475 +20.25%
West Yorkshire +19 8 £475 +6.14% 2
Swindon +7 8 £463 +15.62%
West Midlands -15 8 £475 -5.00% 3
East Midlands +3 7 £91 - 1
North West -1 7 £351 +3.85% 5
Manchester +2 6 £357 +1.85% 4
East of England -5 5 £513 -10.86%
South Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
Leeds +13 4 £425 -5.02% 2
Midlands +7 4 £750 +87.50%
Hook +4 4 £398 -3.28%
Reading +2 4 £475 +5.55%
Corsham -9 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 £450 -
Derbyshire - 4 £91 -
Derby - 4 £91 -
Slough +10 3 - -
Birmingham -3 3 £475 +14.45%

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 212 (45.69%) Lean Six Sigma
2 174 (37.50%) Project Management
3 161 (34.70%) ITIL
4 142 (30.60%) Finance
5 106 (22.84%) Process Improvement
6 101 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
7 91 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 88 (18.97%) PRINCE2
9 84 (18.10%) Security Cleared
10 79 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
11 76 (16.38%) Business Analysis
12 66 (14.22%) Continuous Improvement
13 64 (13.79%) ITIL V3
13 64 (13.79%) Change Management
14 56 (12.07%) Microsoft
15 55 (11.85%) SC Cleared
16 49 (10.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 49 (10.56%) JSP 440
17 44 (9.48%) MS Excel
17 44 (9.48%) MS Visio
18 43 (9.27%) Banking
19 42 (9.05%) MS Office
20 40 (8.62%) ISEB
20 40 (8.62%) Degree
20 40 (8.62%) Coaching
21 38 (8.19%) SAP
21 38 (8.19%) ERP
22 37 (7.97%) MS PowerPoint
23 32 (6.90%) Retail
23 32 (6.90%) 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 28 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.23%) OpenStack
3 13 (2.80%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.37%) iPlanet
5 9 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.43%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (9.48%) MS Excel
1 44 (9.48%) MS Visio
2 42 (9.05%) MS Office
3 37 (7.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.80%) MS Project
5 2 (0.43%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.43%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 14 (3.02%) SAP ERP
2 8 (1.72%) SAP SRM
3 6 (1.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 3 (0.65%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 3 (0.65%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.43%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.43%) Maximo
6 2 (0.43%) OpenLink RightAngle
6 2 (0.43%) Primavera
6 2 (0.43%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.43%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.43%) Sonata
7 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.16%) IBM Blueworks
2 5 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.86%) IaaS
4 3 (0.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.31%) Firewall
2 16 (3.45%) BIG-IP
3 10 (2.16%) Internet
4 9 (1.94%) Broadband
4 9 (1.94%) WAN
5 7 (1.51%) LAN
5 7 (1.51%) VLAN
6 6 (1.29%) SAN
7 4 (0.86%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.86%) SMS
8 3 (0.65%) FTP
8 3 (0.65%) HTTP
8 3 (0.65%) NAS
9 2 (0.43%) LDAP
9 2 (0.43%) SSH
9 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.22%) 3G
10 1 (0.22%) DMZ
10 1 (0.22%) Intranet
10 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.09%) Oracle Database
2 14 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.29%) Data Mart
4 6 (1.29%) DataStage
5 4 (0.86%) OLAP
5 4 (0.86%) QlikView
5 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.65%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.43%) DB2
7 2 (0.43%) GIS
7 2 (0.43%) MS Access
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.22%) Essbase
8 1 (0.22%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Toad
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) Rational Rose
General
1 142 (30.60%) Finance
2 43 (9.27%) Banking
3 32 (6.90%) Retail
4 27 (5.82%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.39%) Manufacturing
6 16 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (3.23%) Legal
8 13 (2.80%) Marketing
9 7 (1.51%) Back Office
9 7 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.08%) Dutch Language
10 5 (1.08%) Local Government
10 5 (1.08%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Automotive
12 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.43%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.43%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (34.91%) Analyst
2 93 (20.04%) Business Analyst
3 53 (11.42%) Consultant
4 50 (10.78%) Process Analyst
4 50 (10.78%) Project Manager
5 23 (4.96%) Business Process Analyst
6 20 (4.31%) Architect
6 20 (4.31%) Business Manager
7 19 (4.09%) Process Consultant
8 13 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (2.80%) SAP Consultant
9 12 (2.59%) Data Manager
9 12 (2.59%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
10 11 (2.37%) Business Consultant
10 11 (2.37%) Change Manager
11 10 (2.16%) Business Process Consultant
11 10 (2.16%) Service Manager
12 9 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (1.94%) Service Analyst
12 9 (1.94%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.02%) JSP
2 12 (2.59%) J2EE
3 10 (2.16%) Web Services
4 3 (0.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.03%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.80%) Data Structures
4 12 (2.59%) PMI
5 11 (2.37%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.16%) Equities
6 10 (2.16%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.94%) e-Learning
7 9 (1.94%) FMCG
7 9 (1.94%) Market Risk
7 9 (1.94%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.51%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.29%) CMDB
10 5 (1.08%) Digital TV
10 5 (1.08%) SCADA
10 5 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.08%) User Experience
11 4 (0.86%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.47%) Windows
2 19 (4.09%) Linux
3 18 (3.88%) Solaris
3 18 (3.88%) Unix
4 17 (3.66%) AIX
4 17 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.51%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000
6 3 (0.65%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.65%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (45.69%) Lean Six Sigma
2 174 (37.50%) Project Management
3 161 (34.70%) ITIL
4 106 (22.84%) Process Improvement
5 101 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (19.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (18.97%) PRINCE2
8 76 (16.38%) Business Analysis
9 66 (14.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 64 (13.79%) Change Management
10 64 (13.79%) ITIL V3
11 40 (8.62%) Coaching
12 38 (8.19%) ERP
13 31 (6.68%) UML
13 31 (6.68%) Waterfall
14 30 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (6.25%) Service Delivery
15 29 (6.25%) Use Case
16 25 (5.39%) Programme Management
17 24 (5.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.66%) Java
2 13 (2.80%) SQL
3 12 (2.59%) C
4 1 (0.22%) Python
4 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 84 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 55 (11.85%) SC Cleared
3 49 (10.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 40 (8.62%) Degree
4 40 (8.62%) ISEB
5 32 (6.90%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 29 (6.25%) CBAP
7 27 (5.82%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.66%) PMI Certification
9 16 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (3.23%) CITP
10 15 (3.23%) PMP
11 13 (2.80%) Chartered Engineer
11 13 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.80%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 12 (2.59%) CCNA
13 10 (2.16%) APMP
14 9 (1.94%) CISSP
14 9 (1.94%) SAP Certification
15 8 (1.72%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.56%) JSP 440
2 22 (4.74%) SLA
3 15 (3.23%) MiFID
4 13 (2.80%) QA
5 11 (2.37%) COBIT
6 8 (1.72%) Basel III
7 6 (1.29%) Def Stans
7 6 (1.29%) ISO 9000
7 6 (1.29%) ISO 9001
8 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.86%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.86%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.65%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.43%) BS25999
11 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.43%) GxP
11 2 (0.43%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.22%) EFQM
12 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 15 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (3.02%) EMC NetWorker
2 13 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (0.86%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.65%) OpenView
5 2 (0.43%) SCCM
5 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 56 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 38 (8.19%) SAP
3 30 (6.47%) Cisco
4 26 (5.60%) Oracle
5 20 (4.31%) Cognos
6 18 (3.88%) HP
6 18 (3.88%) VMware
7 17 (3.66%) Sun
8 16 (3.45%) F5
8 16 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.02%) Tableau
10 12 (2.59%) BEA
11 10 (2.16%) Informatica
12 7 (1.51%) IBM
13 5 (1.08%) Varonis
14 4 (0.86%) Blue Prism
14 4 (0.86%) EMC
14 4 (0.86%) Pega
14 4 (0.86%) Remedy
14 4 (0.86%) Symantec
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