The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma Black Belt
UK / England
Rank 562 574 565
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 15 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.078% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.37% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 22
Median daily rate £563 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £325 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £590 £623
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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8528 10220 9566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.67% 21.00% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5360 6444 5545
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 375 423
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

Six Sigma Black Belt
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in England

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma Black Belt in England

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in England

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 5 £550 +15.78% 1
South West +2 4 £625 +92.30%
East of England -3 2 - -
South East - 2 £506 - 6
West Midlands +14 1 £525 +16.66%
North West - 1 - - 1
Six Sigma Black Belt
UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 38 (82.61%) Six Sigma
2 28 (60.87%) Lean Six Sigma
3 24 (52.17%) Finance
4 18 (39.13%) Process Improvement
5 15 (32.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 14 (30.43%) Project Management
7 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (19.57%) Change Management
8 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (17.39%) Retail
9 8 (17.39%) DMAIC
10 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
10 6 (13.04%) Degree
11 5 (10.87%) Marketing
11 5 (10.87%) Banking
11 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.70%) PMO
12 4 (8.70%) C
12 4 (8.70%) SAP
12 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
12 4 (8.70%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 4 (8.70%) BPMN
12 4 (8.70%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 3 (6.52%) CBAP
13 3 (6.52%) Business Process Mapping
13 3 (6.52%) People Management
13 3 (6.52%) Software Delivery
13 3 (6.52%) Feasibility Study
13 3 (6.52%) Regulatory Compliance
13 3 (6.52%) Data Architecture

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (4.35%) MS Office
1 2 (4.35%) MS Project
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (2.17%) ServiceMax
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Rational Rose
General
1 24 (52.17%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Retail
3 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Marketing
4 3 (6.52%) Legal
5 2 (4.35%) Automotive
5 2 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Process Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Business Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.87%) Lean Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Process Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Six Sigma Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) Business Support Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Process Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Healthcare Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Healthcare Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Lean Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Marketing Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Sales Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Marketing Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Sales Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.52%) Market Risk
1 3 (6.52%) PMI
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (82.61%) Six Sigma
2 28 (60.87%) Lean Six Sigma
3 18 (39.13%) Process Improvement
4 14 (30.43%) Project Management
5 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (19.57%) Change Management
7 8 (17.39%) DMAIC
8 6 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) BPMN
10 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
11 3 (6.52%) Business Process Mapping
11 3 (6.52%) Data Architecture
11 3 (6.52%) People Management
11 3 (6.52%) Project Governance
11 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
11 3 (6.52%) Software Delivery
11 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (6.52%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 6 (13.04%) Degree
3 4 (8.70%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 4 (8.70%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 3 (6.52%) CBAP
4 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) PMO
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.17%) GMP
3 1 (2.17%) ISO13485
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) SAP
2 3 (6.52%) Ariba
3 1 (2.17%) Casewise
3 1 (2.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Minitab
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow