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 June 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.

Six Sigma
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 154 184
Rank change year-on-year -4 +30  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 11 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 19
Median daily rate £488 £533 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +12.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £468 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £740 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -4.06% +1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  

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 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 11 (61.11%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 10 (55.56%) Business Analysis
3 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (38.89%) UML
4 7 (38.89%) ISEB
4 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (38.89%) CBAP
4 7 (38.89%) Swim Lanes
4 7 (38.89%) Use Case
4 7 (38.89%) Chartered Engineer
4 7 (38.89%) CITP
4 7 (38.89%) SWOT Analysis
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.56%) Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.56%) Robotics

Six Sigma
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IBM Blueworks
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) French Language
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Process Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Junior
7 1 (5.56%) Junior Project Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Service Architect
7 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (5.56%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Fintech
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.56%) Robotics
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (55.56%) Business Analysis
2 10 (55.56%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 8 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (38.89%) Swim Lanes
4 7 (38.89%) SWOT Analysis
4 7 (38.89%) UML
4 7 (38.89%) Use Case
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (5.56%) BPR
7 1 (5.56%) Business Process Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (5.56%) Data Management
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CBAP
1 7 (38.89%) Chartered Engineer
1 7 (38.89%) CITP
1 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) ISEB
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (5.56%) APMP
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) PMP
3 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Blue Prism
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