The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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 / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 156 135
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.034% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.13% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -10.52% -9.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 753 517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.74% 25.67% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 432 255
Median daily rate £375 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 27
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +37.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

Six Sigma Black Belt
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 4 (80.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (60.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) DTS
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Brio
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Life Science
4 1 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing

Six Sigma Black Belt
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DTS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Process Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Improvement Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
1 3 (60.00%) Six Sigma
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Brio
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle