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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Six Sigma
Rank 433 398 389
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -9
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 214 255 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 159 167
Median daily rate £450 £451 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +7.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.80 £18.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.63 £33.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +28.00%

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -48 177 £450 -5.26% 39
London -28 60 £500 +5.26% 8
South East -2 46 £475 +5.55% 10
Scotland +13 37 £421 +12.33% 4
Renfrewshire -23 19 £420 +16.66% 2
Erskine -25 19 £420 +16.66% 2
North East -43 15 £500 +2.04% 1
Tyne and Wear -46 15 £500 +1.01%
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 15 £500 +1.01%
Berkshire -7 14 £513 +19.81% 2
Hampshire +1 13 £361 -17.48% 2
West Midlands -23 13 £396 -12.00% 6
Yorkshire +4 12 £450 +29.49% 2
City of London +31 11 £533 +12.10% 4
East Midlands +9 11 £375 -28.57% 2
East of England +21 10 £525 -2.32% 3
Surrey -5 10 £538 +26.47%
Northamptonshire +3 9 £375 -28.57% 1
Northampton +1 9 £375 -28.57% 1
Edinburgh -6 9 £450 - 1
North Yorkshire +9 7 £450 +23.28%
York +8 7 £450 +23.28%
Staines -5 7 £600 +41.17%
South West -11 7 £375 -6.25% 3
Slough +8 6 £500 +16.27% 1
Warwickshire -3 5 £575 - 1
Basingstoke - 5 £394 -
Reading -2 4 £488 -13.33% 1
Hook -3 4 £361 -3.73%
Birmingham -5 4 £311 -37.90% 2

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 200 (42.83%) Lean Six Sigma
2 162 (34.69%) Project Management
3 140 (29.98%) ITIL
4 120 (25.70%) Finance
5 83 (17.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (15.42%) Degree
7 71 (15.20%) Process Improvement
8 67 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
9 64 (13.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 64 (13.70%) Change Management
10 60 (12.85%) PRINCE2
10 60 (12.85%) Security Cleared
11 58 (12.42%) Continuous Improvement
11 58 (12.42%) ITIL V3
12 56 (11.99%) Business Analysis
13 54 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (10.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 48 (10.28%) Service Delivery
16 45 (9.64%) MS Visio
17 43 (9.21%) Service Management
18 42 (8.99%) SAP
19 41 (8.78%) SC Cleared
19 41 (8.78%) JSP 440
19 41 (8.78%) Banking
20 37 (7.92%) Telecoms
21 34 (7.28%) ITSM
22 33 (7.07%) BPR
22 33 (7.07%) Microsoft
23 31 (6.64%) ITIL Certification
24 30 (6.42%) MS Project

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 24 (5.14%) OpenStack
2 12 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.71%) iPlanet
3 8 (1.71%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.07%) Apache
4 5 (1.07%) CMS
5 4 (0.86%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.43%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.43%) SAS
6 2 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 45 (9.64%) MS Visio
2 30 (6.42%) MS Project
3 26 (5.57%) MS Excel
3 26 (5.57%) MS Office
4 21 (4.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.36%) SAP SRM
2 10 (2.14%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 7 (1.50%) SAP MDM
4 6 (1.28%) Relativity
4 6 (1.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 3 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.64%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.64%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
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 FI-AP
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.21%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.36%) IBM Blueworks
2 6 (1.28%) IaaS
3 3 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.78%) Firewall
2 26 (5.57%) LAN
3 24 (5.14%) WAN
4 14 (3.00%) Internet
5 11 (2.36%) VPN
6 8 (1.71%) BIG-IP
7 7 (1.50%) SAN
8 6 (1.28%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.07%) Skype
10 4 (0.86%) Broadband
10 4 (0.86%) LDAP
11 3 (0.64%) 3G
11 3 (0.64%) Intranet
11 3 (0.64%) WebEx
12 2 (0.43%) FTP
12 2 (0.43%) GSM
12 2 (0.43%) HTTP
12 2 (0.43%) NAS
12 2 (0.43%) SSH
13 1 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.78%) SAP BW
2 12 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.93%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.28%) DataStage
7 5 (1.07%) DB2
8 4 (0.86%) Big Data
8 4 (0.86%) MS Access
8 4 (0.86%) OLAP
9 3 (0.64%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.43%) GIS
10 2 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.43%) QualityStage
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Toad
2 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.21%) VersionOne
General
1 120 (25.70%) Finance
2 41 (8.78%) Banking
3 37 (7.92%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 24 (5.14%) Manufacturing
6 21 (4.50%) Retail
7 10 (2.14%) Legal
8 8 (1.71%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.71%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.50%) Billing
10 5 (1.07%) Local Government
10 5 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.86%) Publishing
12 3 (0.64%) Back Office
12 3 (0.64%) Electronics
12 3 (0.64%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.64%) Marketing
13 2 (0.43%) Automotive
13 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 173 (37.04%) Analyst
2 103 (22.06%) Business Analyst
3 59 (12.63%) Process Analyst
4 52 (11.13%) Consultant
5 50 (10.71%) Project Manager
6 31 (6.64%) Business Process Analyst
7 23 (4.93%) SAP Consultant
8 16 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
9 14 (3.00%) Functional Consultant
9 14 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (2.78%) Programme Manager
11 12 (2.57%) Change Manager
11 12 (2.57%) Process Improvement Specialist
11 12 (2.57%) Senior Business Analyst
11 12 (2.57%) Service Manager
12 11 (2.36%) Architect
12 11 (2.36%) SAP Functional Consultant
12 11 (2.36%) Senior Manager
13 10 (2.14%) IT Manager
13 10 (2.14%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.78%) Middleware
2 8 (1.71%) JSP
3 7 (1.50%) J2EE
4 6 (1.28%) XML
5 5 (1.07%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.07%) CSS
6 3 (0.64%) Web Services
7 2 (0.43%) .NET
7 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (0.43%) jQuery
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.21%) ODBC
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Fiori
8 1 (0.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.35%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 18 (3.85%) FMCG
4 17 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.00%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.78%) HACMP
7 8 (1.71%) e-Learning
7 8 (1.71%) Performance Metrics
7 8 (1.71%) PMI
7 8 (1.71%) Statistics
7 8 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.50%) Frameworx
9 6 (1.28%) User Experience
10 4 (0.86%) Clustering
10 4 (0.86%) DTV
10 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.64%) Animation
11 3 (0.64%) Robotics
11 3 (0.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.93%) Unix
2 21 (4.50%) AIX
2 21 (4.50%) Solaris
3 10 (2.14%) Windows
4 9 (1.93%) Linux
5 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (42.83%) Lean Six Sigma
2 162 (34.69%) Project Management
3 140 (29.98%) ITIL
4 83 (17.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 71 (15.20%) Process Improvement
6 64 (13.70%) Change Management
7 60 (12.85%) PRINCE2
8 58 (12.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 58 (12.42%) ITIL V3
9 56 (11.99%) Business Analysis
10 54 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (10.28%) Service Delivery
12 43 (9.21%) Service Management
13 34 (7.28%) ITSM
14 33 (7.07%) BPR
15 27 (5.78%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (5.78%) Workflow
16 25 (5.35%) Business Process Improvement
17 24 (5.14%) Target Operating Model
18 23 (4.93%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.36%) SQL
2 8 (1.71%) Java
3 7 (1.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.43%) C
4 2 (0.43%) C#
5 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (15.42%) Degree
2 64 (13.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 60 (12.85%) Security Cleared
4 49 (10.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 41 (8.78%) SC Cleared
6 31 (6.64%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (5.57%) ISEB
8 17 (3.64%) SAP Certification
9 13 (2.78%) IBM AIX Certification
9 13 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (2.78%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 11 (2.36%) PMI Certification
11 9 (1.93%) APMP
12 8 (1.71%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.50%) MAPM
13 7 (1.50%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 6 (1.28%) CBAP
14 6 (1.28%) PMP
15 5 (1.07%) CISSP
16 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.78%) JSP 440
2 19 (4.07%) SLA
3 11 (2.36%) COBIT
4 9 (1.93%) QA
5 8 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.28%) ISO 9001
7 5 (1.07%) GxP
8 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.64%) P3O
9 3 (0.64%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.43%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.43%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.43%) MiFID
10 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.21%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (2.78%) GPFS
1 13 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (1.28%) EnCase
3 6 (1.28%) FTK
4 4 (0.86%) OpenView
5 3 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (8.99%) SAP
2 33 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.21%) ServiceNow
4 27 (5.78%) HP
5 21 (4.50%) Red Hat
6 17 (3.64%) Cisco
7 16 (3.43%) IBM
8 14 (3.00%) Oracle
9 13 (2.78%) VMware
10 9 (1.93%) Cognos
10 9 (1.93%) Minitab
10 9 (1.93%) OpenText
11 8 (1.71%) BEA
11 8 (1.71%) F5
11 8 (1.71%) Sun
12 7 (1.50%) JD Edwards
12 7 (1.50%) Remedy
13 6 (1.28%) dtSearch
13 6 (1.28%) Nuix
13 6 (1.28%) Recommind
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