The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma Black Belt
England / East Midlands
Rank - 93 90
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.67% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.27%  
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 East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 277 299 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.55% 18.42% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 191 153
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

Six Sigma Black Belt
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in the East Midlands