Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 810 839 823
Rank change year-on-year +29 -16 +13
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 68 55 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.052% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 33 47
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £355 £413 £320
90th Percentile £550 £645 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19215 21966 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 20.73% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11759 13662 13661
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £240
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £382
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.44% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 916 873 1092
UK median hourly rate £26.55 £26.00 £24.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% +7.12% +27.75%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +8.00% +31.58%

Six Sigma Black Belt
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Six Sigma Black Belt as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 12 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 67 £450 -10.00% 1
UK excluding London +48 46 £450 -2.70% 1
London -10 21 £450 -10.00%
South West +7 16 £475 +5.56%
Midlands +38 12 £450 - 1
South East +9 11 £510 -10.33%
West Midlands +32 10 £450 - 1
North of England +62 4 £475 +5.56%
North West - 4 £475 -
East Midlands +3 2 - -
East of England -21 2 £406 -37.50%
Scotland -9 1 £650 +100.00%

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 61 (89.71%) Six Sigma
2 40 (58.82%) Lean Six Sigma
3 18 (26.47%) Finance
4 16 (23.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 16 (23.53%) Process Improvement
5 13 (19.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (17.65%) DMAIC
7 11 (16.18%) Project Management
8 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
9 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (10.29%) ITIL
10 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
10 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
11 6 (8.82%) Retail Banking
11 6 (8.82%) Coaching
11 6 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (8.82%) Banking
12 5 (7.35%) MBA
12 5 (7.35%) UML
12 5 (7.35%) RUP
12 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
12 5 (7.35%) Rational Rose
12 5 (7.35%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 5 (7.35%) Casewise
12 5 (7.35%) Use Case
12 5 (7.35%) BPMN
12 5 (7.35%) Wireframes
12 5 (7.35%) Feasibility Study
12 5 (7.35%) Business Process Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) IaaS
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.94%) PaaS
2 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) SMS
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Rational Rose
General
1 18 (26.47%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 6 (8.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (8.82%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.94%) Advertising
5 2 (2.94%) Automotive
5 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (20.59%) Consultant
3 9 (13.24%) Business Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Lean Consultant
3 9 (13.24%) Six Sigma Consultant
4 8 (11.76%) Process Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Lean Practitioner
7 3 (4.41%) Process Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Process Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Process Improvement Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Lean Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Process Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Six Sigma Specialist
8 2 (2.94%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) FMCG
1 3 (4.41%) PMI
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Robotics
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (89.71%) Six Sigma
2 40 (58.82%) Lean Six Sigma
3 16 (23.53%) Process Improvement
4 13 (19.12%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (17.65%) DMAIC
6 11 (16.18%) Project Management
7 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.29%) Business Analysis
9 7 (10.29%) ITIL
9 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
10 6 (8.82%) Coaching
11 5 (7.35%) BPMN
11 5 (7.35%) Business Process Analysis
11 5 (7.35%) Feasibility Study
11 5 (7.35%) RUP
11 5 (7.35%) Sequence Diagram
11 5 (7.35%) UML
11 5 (7.35%) Use Case
11 5 (7.35%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 5 (7.35%) MBA
2 5 (7.35%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 3 (4.41%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
4 2 (2.94%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.94%) PMP
4 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) COBIT
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (7.35%) Casewise
2 3 (4.41%) Blue Prism
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.47%) SAP
4 1 (1.47%) VMware