Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 17 November 2018 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 472 492
Rank change year-on-year -79 +20 -22
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 354 475 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.46% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.54% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 311 289
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £283
90th Percentile £629 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 16
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -8.63%
10th Percentile £23.62 £23.50 £23.49
90th Percentile £69.25 £57.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -9.89%

Six Sigma is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,041 88,174 90,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,899 58,617 59,550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,116 2,483
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +6.67% -

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Six Sigma over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Top 15 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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 -121 290 £475 +10.47% 89
UK excluding London -50 256 £425 - 76
London -49 93 £498 +10.56% 24
South East -55 76 £475 +11.76% 13
Scotland +31 53 £390 +0.65% 2
North of England -36 34 £375 -25.00% 19
East of England +22 33 £510 +23.64% 8
South West -40 30 £425 -1.45% 15
Midlands -61 23 £338 -7.53% 10
North West -1 22 £350 -22.22% 10
West Midlands -38 19 £303 -15.97% 9
Yorkshire -32 9 £450 -11.76% 5
Wales -14 7 £475 +72.73% 8
East Midlands -18 4 £425 +16.44% 1
North East -2 3 £475 - 4

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 179 (50.56%) Lean Six Sigma
2 117 (33.05%) Finance
3 89 (25.14%) Process Improvement
4 88 (24.86%) ITIL
5 79 (22.32%) Project Management
6 74 (20.90%) MS Visio
7 71 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 63 (17.80%) Continuous Improvement
10 60 (16.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 60 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
11 58 (16.38%) PRINCE2
12 47 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
13 45 (12.71%) Security Cleared
14 44 (12.43%) Business Analysis
15 39 (11.02%) BPMN
15 39 (11.02%) Workshop Facilitation
16 37 (10.45%) ITIL V3
17 33 (9.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 33 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
18 30 (8.47%) Change Management
19 29 (8.19%) Service Management
20 28 (7.91%) ERP
20 28 (7.91%) Microsoft
21 26 (7.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 26 (7.34%) Degree
22 25 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
22 25 (7.06%) JSP 440
23 24 (6.78%) SC Cleared
23 24 (6.78%) Service Delivery

Six Sigma
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 16 (4.52%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.24%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.56%) CICS
3 2 (0.56%) Confluence
3 2 (0.56%) SAP Portal
3 2 (0.56%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 74 (20.90%) MS Visio
2 33 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (7.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (4.24%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) assyst
2 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.56%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.95%) IBM Blueworks
2 10 (2.82%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (1.98%) Office 365
4 6 (1.69%) Taleo
5 4 (1.13%) SaaS
6 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.56%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.28%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.54%) Broadband
1 9 (2.54%) Internet
2 7 (1.98%) VLAN
3 5 (1.41%) MVNO
4 2 (0.56%) Skype
4 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.56%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.13%) DTS
1 4 (1.13%) MS Access
2 2 (0.56%) DB2
2 2 (0.56%) MySQL
2 2 (0.56%) Power BI
2 2 (0.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.28%) EDMS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.28%) QlikView
3 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) JIRA
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.56%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) JMeter
3 1 (0.28%) JUnit
3 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.28%) Selenium
3 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (33.05%) Finance
2 23 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.80%) Manufacturing
4 15 (4.24%) Billing
5 13 (3.67%) Banking
6 12 (3.39%) Retail
7 7 (1.98%) Marketing
8 6 (1.69%) Back Office
9 5 (1.41%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Electronics
11 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.56%) Front Office
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Military
12 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 135 (38.14%) Analyst
2 77 (21.75%) Business Analyst
3 66 (18.64%) Process Analyst
4 42 (11.86%) Consultant
5 33 (9.32%) Project Manager
6 28 (7.91%) Architect
7 25 (7.06%) Business Process Analyst
8 20 (5.65%) Process Consultant
9 19 (5.37%) Pensions Analyst
10 18 (5.08%) Six Sigma Consultant
11 15 (4.24%) Lean Consultant
12 14 (3.95%) Pensions Business Analyst
13 12 (3.39%) Process Improvement Consultant
14 9 (2.54%) Business Architect
14 9 (2.54%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
14 9 (2.54%) Transition Manager
15 8 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
16 7 (1.98%) Business Consultant
16 7 (1.98%) Chief Architect
16 7 (1.98%) Process Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.69%) .NET
2 5 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.56%) HTML
3 2 (0.56%) J2EE
3 2 (0.56%) REST
3 2 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.54%) Digital TV
2 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.54%) Robotics
3 7 (1.98%) CMDB
3 7 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (1.69%) Fintech
5 5 (1.41%) PMI
5 5 (1.41%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.41%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.13%) Cyberattack
7 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.85%) TM Forum
7 3 (0.85%) User Experience
8 2 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.56%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.08%) Windows
2 7 (1.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.28%) Linux
4 1 (0.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (50.56%) Lean Six Sigma
2 89 (25.14%) Process Improvement
3 88 (24.86%) ITIL
4 79 (22.32%) Project Management
5 71 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 63 (17.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 60 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
9 58 (16.38%) PRINCE2
10 44 (12.43%) Business Analysis
11 39 (11.02%) BPMN
11 39 (11.02%) Workshop Facilitation
12 37 (10.45%) ITIL V3
13 30 (8.47%) Change Management
14 29 (8.19%) Service Management
15 28 (7.91%) ERP
16 24 (6.78%) Service Delivery
17 22 (6.21%) Coaching
18 21 (5.93%) Analytics
18 21 (5.93%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.82%) Java
2 7 (1.98%) C
3 6 (1.69%) C#
4 4 (1.13%) VB
5 3 (0.85%) SQL
6 2 (0.56%) C++
6 2 (0.56%) COBOL
6 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.56%) Perl
6 2 (0.56%) PL/1
6 2 (0.56%) Python
6 2 (0.56%) REXX
6 2 (0.56%) VBA
6 2 (0.56%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (16.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 45 (12.71%) Security Cleared
3 33 (9.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 26 (7.34%) Degree
5 24 (6.78%) SC Cleared
6 15 (4.24%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.67%) PMP
8 12 (3.39%) HNC
9 11 (3.11%) ISEB
10 8 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (2.26%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.98%) CCNA
11 7 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.41%) HND
13 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.56%) APMP
14 2 (0.56%) IRCA
14 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
14 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.06%) JSP 440
2 18 (5.08%) ISO 9001
3 15 (4.24%) QA
4 10 (2.82%) Data Quality
5 8 (2.26%) PMO
6 7 (1.98%) COSO
6 7 (1.98%) ISO 14001
7 5 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 5 (1.41%) SLA
8 4 (1.13%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.85%) COBIT
9 3 (0.85%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.28%) EMIR
10 1 (0.28%) FATCA
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.28%) MiFID
10 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) ACF2
1 2 (0.56%) Docker
1 2 (0.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.56%) Ansible
2 2 (0.56%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (7.91%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.08%) SAP
3 16 (4.52%) IBM
4 11 (3.11%) Oracle
5 9 (2.54%) Cisco
6 8 (2.26%) HP
7 7 (1.98%) Blue Prism
8 6 (1.69%) Automation Anywhere
8 6 (1.69%) UiPath
9 3 (0.85%) BMC
9 3 (0.85%) Remedy
9 3 (0.85%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.56%) Ariba
10 2 (0.56%) CA
10 2 (0.56%) Casewise
10 2 (0.56%) Concur
10 2 (0.56%) Mercator
10 2 (0.56%) NEC
10 2 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.28%) IFS