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 28 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 Black Belt
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 580 596
Rank change year-on-year +32 +16  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 35 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.081% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 23
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £421 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £500 £513
% change year-on-year -13.75% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £15.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £15.98

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 8346 10685 9435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.31% 21.61% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5013 6746 5597
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 378 473
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 +14 15 £550 +18.91% 1
South East +24 6 £499 -7.20%
South West +1 6 £481 +6.94% 3
North West +24 3 £381 -8.13% 3
West Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +11 2 £375 -16.66%
Six Sigma Black Belt
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 41 (82.00%) Six Sigma
2 34 (68.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 25 (50.00%) Finance
4 17 (34.00%) Process Improvement
5 16 (32.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 10 (20.00%) Coaching
6 10 (20.00%) Change Management
7 9 (18.00%) Project Management
7 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
7 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (16.00%) Degree
8 8 (16.00%) Banking
9 7 (14.00%) Retail
9 7 (14.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
10 6 (12.00%) Marketing
10 6 (12.00%) DMAIC
11 5 (10.00%) SAP
11 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
11 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
11 5 (10.00%) Master's Degree
12 4 (8.00%) User Experience
12 4 (8.00%) Minitab
12 4 (8.00%) Process Management
12 4 (8.00%) Legal
12 4 (8.00%) ITIL
12 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
13 3 (6.00%) Ariba

Six Sigma Black Belt
Co-occurring 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 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
General
1 25 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.00%) Retail
4 6 (12.00%) Marketing
4 6 (12.00%) Retail Banking
5 4 (8.00%) Legal
6 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (4.00%) Automotive
8 1 (2.00%) Danish Language
8 1 (2.00%) Law
8 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Consultant
2 13 (26.00%) Lean Consultant
3 11 (22.00%) Six Sigma Consultant
4 8 (16.00%) Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.00%) Process Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Business Process Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Process Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Process Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Designer
9 2 (4.00%) Healthcare Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Healthcare Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Lean Practitioner
9 2 (4.00%) Marketing Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Sales Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Marketing Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Sales Manager
9 2 (4.00%) UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) User Experience
3 3 (6.00%) PMI
4 2 (4.00%) FMCG
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (82.00%) Six Sigma
2 34 (68.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 17 (34.00%) Process Improvement
4 10 (20.00%) Change Management
4 10 (20.00%) Coaching
5 9 (18.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (18.00%) Project Management
6 6 (12.00%) DMAIC
7 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
7 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
8 4 (8.00%) ITIL
8 4 (8.00%) Process Management
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.00%) Business Transformation
9 3 (6.00%) CMMI
9 3 (6.00%) Project Governance
9 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
10 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 8 (16.00%) Degree
3 7 (14.00%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 5 (10.00%) Master's Degree
5 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.00%) CBAP
7 1 (2.00%) PMP
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) COBIT
2 1 (2.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.00%) GMP
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 13485
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) SAP
2 4 (8.00%) Minitab
3 3 (6.00%) Ariba
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
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