The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 83 76
Rank change year-on-year +17 -7  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.67% 0.53% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.64% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 762 1250 1151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.67% 82.78% 81.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 700 648
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.86 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.33% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.94 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in Edinburgh

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 7 (70.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Insight
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) Service Design
4 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Law
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Business Development
5 1 (10.00%) MiFID

Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Coach
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Scrum Master
2 2 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Security Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum Master
2 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) Customer Insight
4 2 (20.00%) DevOps
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) DMAIC
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
1 1 (10.00%) QA