The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 110 120
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 5 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 1.26% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 1.47% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 5
Median daily rate £475 £421 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.75% +12.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -4.06% +1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1809 2511 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.45% 85.44% 81.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 1429 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 65
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in Scotland

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Six Sigma in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in Scotland

Six Sigma
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 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 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
Stirling +10 2 £475 -
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Glasgow +7 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £375 -
Six Sigma
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 9 (56.25%) Lean Six Sigma
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (31.25%) Analytics
3 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (18.75%) Customer Insight
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 3 (18.75%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (18.75%) Service Design
6 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (12.50%) Scorecard
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Law
6 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (12.50%) QlikView
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

Six Sigma
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) DTS
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Improvement Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Process Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Scrum Master
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Derivative
3 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Lean Six Sigma
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Analytics
3 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (25.00%) Change Management
4 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (18.75%) Business Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 3 (18.75%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (18.75%) Customer Insight
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Service Design
5 3 (18.75%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (12.50%) Data Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 1 (6.25%) IIBA
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) Brio