Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 474 490 447
Rank change year-on-year +16 -43 +6
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 410 364 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.48% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 219 270
England median daily rate £425 £475 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +10.08% -4.11%
10th Percentile £308 £298 £305
90th Percentile £549 £600 £638
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £420
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 16
England median hourly rate £46.25 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -1.23% +26.56%
10th Percentile £28.66 £29.25 £31.97
90th Percentile £61.00 £47.50 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +26.56%

Six Sigma is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 77,453 75,596 81,978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.04% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,346 50,436 53,969
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.12%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,783 2,059 2,503
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Six Sigma as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in England

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in England

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in England

Six Sigma
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 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in England

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Six Sigma in England

Six Sigma
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -43 137 £433 -8.95% 16
South East +40 115 £425 +10.39% 14
Midlands +8 60 £368 -22.63% 35
North of England +35 43 £508 +19.41% 10
South West +10 38 £425 -4.23% 9
West Midlands +33 32 £390 -13.39% 29
Yorkshire +27 32 £518 +8.95% 2
East Midlands -2 28 £365 -18.89% 5
East of England -10 14 £406 -18.95% 3
North West +2 11 £450 +24.14% 6
Six Sigma
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 240 (58.54%) Lean Six Sigma
2 119 (29.02%) Project Management
3 116 (28.29%) Process Improvement
4 106 (25.85%) Finance
4 106 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (22.93%) ITIL
6 77 (18.78%) Change Management
7 74 (18.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (16.59%) Business Analysis
9 61 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
10 60 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 58 (14.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 57 (13.90%) Telecoms
13 56 (13.66%) PRINCE2
14 48 (11.71%) Degree
15 46 (11.22%) Microsoft
16 43 (10.49%) MS Visio
16 43 (10.49%) Programme Management
16 43 (10.49%) BPMN
17 38 (9.27%) UML
18 37 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
19 36 (8.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
20 35 (8.54%) PMI Certification
20 35 (8.54%) Manufacturing
21 33 (8.05%) SAP
21 33 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
22 32 (7.80%) Security Cleared
23 31 (7.56%) ISEB
24 29 (7.07%) PMP
24 29 (7.07%) Service Management

Six Sigma
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:

Application Platforms
1 15 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.49%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.24%) CMS
3 1 (0.24%) Liferay
Applications
1 43 (10.49%) MS Visio
2 37 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (8.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (5.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.49%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.24%) Investran
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.24%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.66%) IBM Blueworks
2 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.46%) Office 365
3 5 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.49%) Taleo
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.17%) SMS
2 7 (1.71%) Internet
3 6 (1.46%) Broadband
4 3 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (0.73%) VLAN
5 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.49%) Firewall
5 2 (0.49%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.49%) WLAN
6 1 (0.24%) Intranet
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.20%) QlikView
2 5 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.98%) SAP BW
4 3 (0.73%) OLAP
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.49%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.49%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.24%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (0.98%) JIRA
2 4 (0.98%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (25.85%) Finance
2 57 (13.90%) Telecoms
3 35 (8.54%) Manufacturing
4 25 (6.10%) Banking
4 25 (6.10%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (2.68%) Billing
6 9 (2.20%) Marketing
7 8 (1.95%) Retail
8 6 (1.46%) Electronics
8 6 (1.46%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.22%) Advertising
10 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.73%) Legal
10 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.49%) Automotive
11 2 (0.49%) German Language
11 2 (0.49%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 153 (37.32%) Analyst
2 80 (19.51%) Business Analyst
3 62 (15.12%) Process Analyst
4 43 (10.49%) Project Manager
5 36 (8.78%) Business Process Analyst
5 36 (8.78%) Consultant
6 28 (6.83%) Architect
7 18 (4.39%) Process Engineer
8 16 (3.90%) Business Architect
9 13 (3.17%) Service Manager
10 12 (2.93%) Data Analyst
11 10 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
12 9 (2.20%) Process Consultant
12 9 (2.20%) Process Improvement Analyst
12 9 (2.20%) Programme Manager
12 9 (2.20%) SAP Consultant
13 8 (1.95%) Business Improvement Analyst
13 8 (1.95%) IT Manager
13 8 (1.95%) Pensions Analyst
13 8 (1.95%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.98%) .NET
2 3 (0.73%) .NET Framework
2 3 (0.73%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (0.49%) EDI
3 2 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.24%) Java EE
4 1 (0.24%) SOAP
4 1 (0.24%) Spring
4 1 (0.24%) WCF
4 1 (0.24%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.17%) PMI
5 11 (2.68%) FMCG
6 8 (1.95%) Frameworx
6 8 (1.95%) Reference Data
6 8 (1.95%) Robotics
7 6 (1.46%) CMDB
8 5 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.22%) Digital TV
8 5 (1.22%) NHS
9 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.73%) User Experience
10 2 (0.49%) Fintech
10 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.49%) iPad
11 1 (0.24%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.24%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.24%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.44%) Windows
2 3 (0.73%) VMS
2 3 (0.73%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.49%) Unix
4 1 (0.24%) AIX
4 1 (0.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (58.54%) Lean Six Sigma
2 119 (29.02%) Project Management
3 116 (28.29%) Process Improvement
4 106 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (22.93%) ITIL
6 77 (18.78%) Change Management
7 74 (18.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (16.59%) Business Analysis
9 60 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
10 56 (13.66%) PRINCE2
11 43 (10.49%) BPMN
11 43 (10.49%) Programme Management
12 38 (9.27%) UML
13 29 (7.07%) Service Management
14 28 (6.83%) Service Design
15 27 (6.59%) Business Process Modelling
16 26 (6.34%) Service Delivery
17 23 (5.61%) ERP
17 23 (5.61%) Process Management
18 22 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.20%) SQL
2 4 (0.98%) C++
2 4 (0.98%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.73%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.49%) C#
4 2 (0.49%) Java
4 2 (0.49%) VBA
5 1 (0.24%) C
5 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.24%) Tcl
5 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (14.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 48 (11.71%) Degree
3 36 (8.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 35 (8.54%) PMI Certification
5 32 (7.80%) Security Cleared
6 31 (7.56%) ISEB
7 29 (7.07%) PMP
8 18 (4.39%) DV Cleared
9 15 (3.66%) SC Cleared
10 13 (3.17%) CBAP
10 13 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.20%) MBA
11 9 (2.20%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 8 (1.95%) SAP Certification
13 6 (1.46%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (1.46%) CITP
13 6 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.22%) IIBA
14 5 (1.22%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.85%) PMO
2 14 (3.41%) QA
3 9 (2.20%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.95%) COSO
5 7 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.46%) ISO 9001
6 6 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (1.22%) Def Stans
7 5 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (1.22%) GDPR
7 5 (1.22%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.98%) SLA
9 2 (0.49%) COBIT
9 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.24%) EMIR
10 1 (0.24%) GxP
10 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.24%) MiFID
10 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.49%) MOM
Vendors
1 46 (11.22%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.05%) SAP
3 16 (3.90%) IBM
3 16 (3.90%) ServiceNow
4 8 (1.95%) Blue Prism
4 8 (1.95%) Oracle
5 7 (1.71%) Cisco
6 5 (1.22%) Casewise
7 4 (0.98%) WSO2
8 3 (0.73%) Ariba
8 3 (0.73%) Cognos
8 3 (0.73%) Murex
8 3 (0.73%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.49%) EMC
9 2 (0.49%) Epicor
9 2 (0.49%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.49%) Minitab
9 2 (0.49%) Tableau
10 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) VMware