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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma
UK / Scotland
Rank 90 111 116
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 12 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.70% 0.89% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.07% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 1
Median daily rate £500 £412 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.50% -17.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.09% +24.61%  

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 1436 2147 2262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.93% 83.18% 81.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 1195 1245
Median daily rate £390 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 41
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in Scotland

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Edinburgh +22 6 £525 -
Glasgow -3 2 £500 +61.64% 1
Dundee - 1 £205 -
Stirling - 1 £350 -
Six Sigma
UK

Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 13 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (23.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (19.23%) Coaching
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
7 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
7 4 (15.38%) Analytics
7 4 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
7 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) JSP 440
7 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Scrum
7 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
7 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 3 (11.54%) Service Design
8 3 (11.54%) Customer Insight
8 3 (11.54%) Business Analytics
9 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database

Six Sigma
Top Related 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 (3.85%) iPlanet
1 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Sonata
1 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) DTS
2 1 (3.85%) QlikView
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Law
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Coach
3 3 (11.54%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Improvement Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Business Improvement Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Security Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum Master
4 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) AIX
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Solaris
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 10 (38.46%) Project Management
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (19.23%) Coaching
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 4 (15.38%) Process Improvement
6 4 (15.38%) Scrum
6 4 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (11.54%) Business Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (11.54%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) JSP 440
2 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.85%) GDPR
3 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (3.85%) MiFID
3 1 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) BEA
2 1 (3.85%) Brio
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) F5
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Informatica
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) Sun
2 1 (3.85%) VMware