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 3 months to 23 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 422 403
Rank change year-on-year -19 -19  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 144 218 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 137 157
Median daily rate £414 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.05% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £315 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £420 £450
% change year-on-year -3.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £32.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 - £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 - £38.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 - £32.50

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36358 42746 40848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.68% 83.01% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24052 28650 25799
Median daily rate £450 £443 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 931 960 1207
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 -21 50 £475 - 12
South East +26 39 £403 -15.26% 9
West Midlands +17 14 £475 +17.28% 5
South West +9 12 £275 -28.57% 3
East Midlands -22 9 £445 +18.66%
North West +22 7 £369 -7.81% 6
Yorkshire +17 5 £400 -11.11% 4
East of England -1 5 £431 -4.16% 2
Midlands - 1 £350 -
Six Sigma
UK

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

1 164 (52.56%) Lean Six Sigma
2 126 (40.38%) Finance
3 107 (34.29%) Project Management
4 90 (28.85%) ITIL
5 80 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 74 (23.72%) Process Improvement
8 72 (23.08%) PRINCE2
9 64 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
10 58 (18.59%) Business Analysis
10 58 (18.59%) Change Management
11 40 (12.82%) ISEB
12 39 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 37 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 36 (11.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 35 (11.22%) Degree
15 35 (11.22%) MS Visio
15 35 (11.22%) UML
16 33 (10.58%) Banking
17 32 (10.26%) Security Cleared
18 31 (9.94%) Use Case
18 31 (9.94%) Microsoft
18 31 (9.94%) Service Management
19 29 (9.29%) Microsoft Excel
20 28 (8.97%) PMI Certification
21 24 (7.69%) ERP
22 23 (7.37%) Telecoms
22 23 (7.37%) BPMN
23 22 (7.05%) Management Information System
23 22 (7.05%) Business Intelligence

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 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.92%) iPlanet
2 6 (1.92%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.60%) Confluence
4 3 (0.96%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.64%) SAS
5 2 (0.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 35 (11.22%) MS Visio
2 29 (9.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (5.13%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.64%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.64%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.32%) HFM
3 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.96%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.64%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.85%) Firewall
2 7 (2.24%) SAN
3 6 (1.92%) BIG-IP
3 6 (1.92%) Internet
4 4 (1.28%) Broadband
5 3 (0.96%) LDAP
5 3 (0.96%) VLAN
5 3 (0.96%) WLAN
6 2 (0.64%) FTP
6 2 (0.64%) Intranet
6 2 (0.64%) NAS
6 2 (0.64%) SSH
6 2 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.64%) Wireless
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.32%) HTTP
7 1 (0.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.88%) Oracle Database
2 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.28%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.96%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.96%) DB2
5 3 (0.96%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.32%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.32%) EDMS
6 1 (0.32%) Essbase
6 1 (0.32%) MS Access
6 1 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) Rational Rose
General
1 126 (40.38%) Finance
2 33 (10.58%) Banking
3 23 (7.37%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.53%) Marketing
4 11 (3.53%) Retail
5 7 (2.24%) Legal
6 6 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.60%) Back Office
8 4 (1.28%) Billing
8 4 (1.28%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
9 3 (0.96%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.96%) Law
10 2 (0.64%) Front Office
10 2 (0.64%) Local Government
10 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 132 (42.31%) Analyst
2 81 (25.96%) Business Analyst
3 53 (16.99%) Project Manager
4 42 (13.46%) Process Analyst
5 31 (9.94%) Consultant
6 19 (6.09%) Business Process Analyst
7 15 (4.81%) Process Consultant
8 13 (4.17%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 12 (3.85%) Architect
10 11 (3.53%) Business Manager
10 11 (3.53%) Change Manager
11 9 (2.88%) CRM Manager
11 9 (2.88%) CRM Project Manager
11 9 (2.88%) Data Analyst
11 9 (2.88%) Delivery Manager
11 9 (2.88%) Lean Consultant
11 9 (2.88%) Service Manager
12 8 (2.56%) Business Process Consultant
12 8 (2.56%) Six Sigma Consultant
13 7 (2.24%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.92%) J2EE
2 5 (1.60%) JSP
3 3 (0.96%) Web Services
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.81%) PMI
4 7 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.92%) Credit Risk
5 6 (1.92%) Market Risk
5 6 (1.92%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.60%) Equities
6 5 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.60%) Frameworx
6 5 (1.60%) User Experience
7 4 (1.28%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.96%) e-Learning
8 3 (0.96%) Fintech
8 3 (0.96%) HP Storage
8 3 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.64%) Clustering
9 2 (0.64%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.88%) Linux
1 9 (2.88%) Windows
2 7 (2.24%) Unix
3 6 (1.92%) AIX
3 6 (1.92%) Solaris
3 6 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (52.56%) Lean Six Sigma
2 107 (34.29%) Project Management
3 90 (28.85%) ITIL
4 80 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (24.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (23.72%) Process Improvement
7 72 (23.08%) PRINCE2
8 58 (18.59%) Business Analysis
8 58 (18.59%) Change Management
9 37 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 35 (11.22%) UML
11 31 (9.94%) Service Management
11 31 (9.94%) Use Case
12 24 (7.69%) ERP
13 23 (7.37%) BPMN
14 22 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (7.05%) Target Operating Model
15 21 (6.73%) Business Process Modelling
16 20 (6.41%) CRM
16 20 (6.41%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.92%) Java
2 5 (1.60%) C
2 5 (1.60%) SQL
3 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (12.82%) ISEB
2 39 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 36 (11.54%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 35 (11.22%) Degree
5 32 (10.26%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.97%) PMI Certification
7 19 (6.09%) DV Cleared
8 18 (5.77%) CBAP
8 18 (5.77%) PMP
9 14 (4.49%) CITP
10 12 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
10 12 (3.85%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (2.24%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 6 (1.92%) APMP
13 6 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.49%) PMO
2 11 (3.53%) COBIT
2 11 (3.53%) MiFID
3 9 (2.88%) ISO 9000
3 9 (2.88%) SLA
4 8 (2.56%) Basel III
4 8 (2.56%) QA
5 7 (2.24%) GDPR
6 6 (1.92%) Data Quality
6 6 (1.92%) JSP 440
7 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (1.60%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.64%) BS25999
8 2 (0.64%) GxP
8 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.64%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.32%) GMP
9 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.64%) NFS
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (1.28%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.64%) OpenView
4 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.73%) SAP
3 14 (4.49%) Cisco
3 14 (4.49%) Oracle
4 8 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.24%) VMware
6 6 (1.92%) BEA
6 6 (1.92%) Cognos
6 6 (1.92%) F5
6 6 (1.92%) HP
6 6 (1.92%) Sun
7 5 (1.60%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.60%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.60%) Tableau
8 4 (1.28%) 3PAR
8 4 (1.28%) Ariba
8 4 (1.28%) EMC
8 4 (1.28%) IBM
8 4 (1.28%) Informatica
8 4 (1.28%) Symantec
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