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 30 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.

Six Sigma Black Belt
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 129 126
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.077% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.00% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £296 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.23% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +13.88% -18.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.70
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 301 471 471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 16.90% 18.03% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 254 247
Median daily rate £340 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 33
Median hourly rate £47.23 £14.93 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +216.44% -48.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £38.04 £51.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

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

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma Black Belt in Scotland

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Dundee - 1 £205 -
Glasgow - 1 £388 - 1
Six Sigma Black Belt
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 5 (71.43%) Six Sigma
1 5 (71.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (14.29%) GDPR
5 1 (14.29%) Brio
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Business Development
5 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) DTS

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 (14.29%) DTS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Improvement Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Process Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Six Sigma Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Six Sigma
2 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Process Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Business Development
5 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (14.29%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Wealth Management
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
1 1 (14.29%) MiFID
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Brio
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle