The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Six Sigma 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
London / City of London
Rank 147 148 178
Rank change year-on-year +1 +30  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 7 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 14
Median daily rate £550 £550 £462
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £427 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £740 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +1.25% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.09% +24.61%  

Six Sigma is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the City of London

Six Sigma
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 in the City of London.

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

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in the City of London

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the City of London

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 16 (59.26%) Lean Six Sigma
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 10 (37.04%) Use Case
6 9 (33.33%) CBAP
6 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 9 (33.33%) ISEB
6 9 (33.33%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (29.63%) UML
7 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
7 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
7 8 (29.63%) SWOT Analysis
7 8 (29.63%) Swim Lanes
8 7 (25.93%) CITP
8 7 (25.93%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (25.93%) Project Management
9 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
10 4 (14.81%) Banking
10 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
10 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (14.81%) Business Process Analysis
11 3 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
11 3 (11.11%) Equities

Six Sigma
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) HFM
1 1 (3.70%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Essbase
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Business Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Process Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Business Process Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) IT Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Project Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Business Process Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) HR Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Lean Consultant
8 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Project Delivery Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Design Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Equities
2 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
3 2 (7.41%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Lean Six Sigma
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (44.44%) Business Analysis
4 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 10 (37.04%) Use Case
6 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (29.63%) Swim Lanes
7 8 (29.63%) SWOT Analysis
7 8 (29.63%) UML
8 7 (25.93%) Project Management
9 4 (14.81%) Business Process Analysis
9 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
10 3 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
11 2 (7.41%) BPMN
11 2 (7.41%) Business Process Modelling
11 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
11 2 (7.41%) SDLC
11 2 (7.41%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) CBAP
1 9 (33.33%) ISEB
2 8 (29.63%) DV Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) Chartered Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) CITP
4 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (3.70%) CISM
5 1 (3.70%) CISSP
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau