The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma Black Belt
London / City of London
Rank 153 153 188
Rank change year-on-year 0 +35  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 1.02% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Median daily rate - £476 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £31.70

Six Sigma Black Belt is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 428 490 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.30% 14.73% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 350 630
Median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £20.89 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.04% -2.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £37.37 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Six Sigma Black Belt
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Six Sigma Black Belt as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in the City of London

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in the City of London

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 4 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) BPMN
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) BPMN
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle