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 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Six Sigma Black Belt
UK
Rank 575 600 594
Rank change year-on-year +25 -6  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt 21 42 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.079% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 21
Median daily rate £513 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £584 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £550
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 402 477
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma Black Belt.

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

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 22 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 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
England +10 15 £563 +25.00% 10
Scotland +22 5 £388 -20.51% 1
London +5 5 £550 +15.78% 1
South West -2 4 £625 +92.30%
Wiltshire - 4 £625 -
Swindon - 3 £625 -
Glasgow - 3 £388 - 1
South East +28 2 £506 +1.10% 6
East of England -2 2 - -
Watford - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
West Midlands +7 1 £525 +16.66%
City of London +1 1 - -
West Sussex +1 1 £436 -12.80% 4
Lancashire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £575 - 2
Blackpool - 1 - -
Redhill - 1 £575 - 1
East Grinstead - 1 £436 -
Dundee - 1 £205 -
Birmingham - 1 £525 -
North West - 1 - - 1

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Six Sigma Black Belt.

1 45 (81.82%) Six Sigma
2 30 (54.55%) Lean Six Sigma
3 25 (45.45%) Finance
4 21 (38.18%) Process Improvement
5 20 (36.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 15 (27.27%) Project Management
7 14 (25.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (16.36%) DMAIC
9 9 (16.36%) Change Management
9 9 (16.36%) Retail
10 8 (14.55%) Degree
11 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
12 6 (10.91%) Banking
13 5 (9.09%) Marketing
14 4 (7.27%) PMO
14 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 4 (7.27%) BPMN
14 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
14 4 (7.27%) C
14 4 (7.27%) SAP
14 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
15 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (5.45%) ISEB
15 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (5.45%) PMI
15 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
15 3 (5.45%) Ariba

Six Sigma Black Belt
Top Related 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 2 (3.64%) MS Office
1 2 (3.64%) MS Project
1 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (1.82%) ServiceMax
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Big Data
1 1 (1.82%) DTS
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (45.45%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Retail
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
4 5 (9.09%) Marketing
5 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (5.45%) Legal
6 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (3.64%) Automotive
7 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Analyst
2 13 (23.64%) Process Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Business Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Consultant
5 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
6 5 (9.09%) Lean Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Process Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Business Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Process Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Business Improvement Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Marketing Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Marketing Project Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Process Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Process Improvement Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Sales Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.45%) Market Risk
1 3 (5.45%) PMI
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.82%) Life Science
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) Six Sigma
2 30 (54.55%) Lean Six Sigma
3 21 (38.18%) Process Improvement
4 15 (27.27%) Project Management
5 14 (25.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (16.36%) Change Management
7 9 (16.36%) DMAIC
8 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
9 4 (7.27%) BPMN
9 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.45%) Business Transformation
10 3 (5.45%) Data Architecture
10 3 (5.45%) Process Management
10 3 (5.45%) Project Governance
10 3 (5.45%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.45%) Requirements Management
10 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) C
2 1 (1.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 8 (14.55%) Degree
3 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
3 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 3 (5.45%) CBAP
4 3 (5.45%) ISEB
4 3 (5.45%) PMI Certification
4 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PMO
2 3 (5.45%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.82%) GMP
3 1 (1.82%) ISO13485
3 1 (1.82%) MiFID
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (7.27%) SAP
2 3 (5.45%) Ariba
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Brio
4 1 (1.82%) Casewise
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Minitab
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow