The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 605 618
Rank change year-on-year +39 +13  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 35 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.073% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 23
Median daily rate £488 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £420 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £525
% change year-on-year -10.52% -9.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £15.98
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8902 11739 10644
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.83% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5326 7337 6185
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 445 556
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma Black Belt in the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma Black Belt in the UK

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 24 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +45 33 £488 +2.63% 7
London +18 15 £550 +18.91% 1
South East +32 6 £499 -3.85%
South West +6 4 - - 3
Wiltshire +5 4 - - 3
Swindon - 4 - - 3
Berkshire +23 3 £518 -3.72%
North West +21 3 £381 -8.13%
West Midlands - 3 £425 - 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
Yorkshire +13 2 £375 -16.66%
Manchester +11 2 £381 -8.13%
Oxford - 2 £444 -
West Yorkshire +23 1 £375 -
Reading +15 1 £510 -
Sheffield +10 1 - -
South Yorkshire +4 1 - -
City of London -1 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £450 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £203 -
Coventry - 1 £425 - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £375 -
Workington - 1 - -

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 with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 45 (80.36%) Six Sigma
2 36 (64.29%) Lean Six Sigma
3 23 (41.07%) Finance
4 20 (35.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 20 (35.71%) Process Improvement
5 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (21.43%) Coaching
6 11 (19.64%) PRINCE2
7 10 (17.86%) Project Management
7 10 (17.86%) Change Management
7 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.07%) Degree
9 8 (14.29%) Marketing
9 8 (14.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.50%) Banking
11 6 (10.71%) Retail
11 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
11 6 (10.71%) DMAIC
12 5 (8.93%) SAP
12 5 (8.93%) Retail Banking
12 5 (8.93%) Target Operating Model
12 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
12 5 (8.93%) Master's Degree
13 4 (7.14%) User Experience
13 4 (7.14%) FMCG
13 4 (7.14%) PMI Certification
13 4 (7.14%) Process Management
13 4 (7.14%) Minitab
13 4 (7.14%) Legal

Six Sigma Black Belt
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) DTS
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (41.07%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Marketing
3 7 (12.50%) Banking
4 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
4 6 (10.71%) Retail
5 5 (8.93%) Retail Banking
6 4 (7.14%) Legal
7 2 (3.57%) Automotive
7 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.79%) Danish Language
8 1 (1.79%) Law
8 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Consultant
2 14 (25.00%) Lean Consultant
3 13 (23.21%) Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) Six Sigma Consultant
5 7 (12.50%) Process Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.14%) Business Process Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Process Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement Manager
8 3 (5.36%) Process Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Designer
9 2 (3.57%) Lean Practitioner
9 2 (3.57%) Marketing Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Marketing Project Manager
9 2 (3.57%) Process Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Sales Manager
9 2 (3.57%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) FMCG
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) PMI
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Life Science
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (80.36%) Six Sigma
2 36 (64.29%) Lean Six Sigma
3 20 (35.71%) Process Improvement
4 12 (21.43%) Coaching
4 12 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (19.64%) PRINCE2
6 10 (17.86%) Change Management
6 10 (17.86%) Project Management
7 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (10.71%) DMAIC
9 5 (8.93%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.93%) Target Operating Model
10 4 (7.14%) Process Management
11 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (5.36%) Business Transformation
11 3 (5.36%) ITIL
11 3 (5.36%) Project Governance
11 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
12 2 (3.57%) Market Research
12 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
1 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
3 8 (14.29%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
4 5 (8.93%) Master's Degree
5 4 (7.14%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.79%) CBAP
7 1 (1.79%) PMP
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (1.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.79%) GMP
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) SAP
2 4 (7.14%) Minitab
3 3 (5.36%) Ariba
4 1 (1.79%) Brio
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle
4 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
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