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 3 months to 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 435 400
Rank change year-on-year +16 -35  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 193 221 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.49% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 144 159
Median daily rate £438 £450 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -0.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £367 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £43.00 £33.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.10 £47.00 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +12.50%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 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 +31 180 £438 -2.77% 49
London +24 72 £475 -5.00% 15
South East +26 50 £415 -12.63% 11
Berkshire +20 14 £463 -9.75% 1
South West +5 14 £399 +6.33% 3
West Midlands +24 13 £381 -4.20% 3
West Sussex +25 11 £415 -17.00%
City of London 0 11 £488 -8.45% 7
Yorkshire +18 10 £375 -16.66% 4
Wiltshire +6 10 £438 -2.77% 3
Hampshire -1 10 £370 -4.51% 4
West Yorkshire +28 8 £375 - 4
Surrey +7 8 £425 -20.93% 4
East Midlands -13 7 £500 +33.33% 4
Leeds - 7 £375 - 4
Swindon - 7 £438 - 3
North West +25 6 £381 -12.85% 7
East of England -8 6 £413 -10.81% 1
Scotland +2 5 £475 +12.75%
Basingstoke -14 5 £325 -17.46% 1
Bristol -2 4 £325 -7.14%
Luton - 4 £413 -
Maidenhead - 4 £310 -
Bedfordshire - 4 £413 -
Manchester +14 3 £363 -17.14% 6
Middlesex +14 3 £316 -36.75%
Birmingham +14 3 £450 +44.92%
Reading +12 3 £510 +4.61%
Hook +6 3 £372 +3.04%
Guildford -1 3 £513 +8.03% 3

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 with a requirement for Six Sigma.

1 184 (51.54%) Lean Six Sigma
2 128 (35.85%) Finance
3 115 (32.21%) Project Management
4 96 (26.89%) ITIL
5 92 (25.77%) Process Improvement
6 88 (24.65%) PRINCE2
7 82 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
8 80 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 74 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
10 64 (17.93%) Change Management
11 58 (16.25%) Business Analysis
12 46 (12.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 44 (12.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 42 (11.76%) Banking
15 40 (11.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (10.92%) ISEB
17 38 (10.64%) PMI Certification
17 38 (10.64%) Degree
18 37 (10.36%) BPMN
18 37 (10.36%) UML
18 37 (10.36%) Service Management
19 34 (9.52%) Telecoms
20 33 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
21 30 (8.40%) MS Visio
21 30 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
21 30 (8.40%) Service Delivery
22 29 (8.12%) Microsoft
22 29 (8.12%) SAP
23 27 (7.56%) Security Cleared
24 26 (7.28%) ERP

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 8 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.68%) Confluence
3 4 (1.12%) MS Project Server
4 2 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 33 (9.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (8.40%) MS Visio
3 21 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
5 13 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.68%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.40%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.12%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (0.56%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.68%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.56%) PaaS
2 2 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.28%) IaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.96%) Internet
2 6 (1.68%) Broadband
3 3 (0.84%) Firewall
3 3 (0.84%) SAN
3 3 (0.84%) WLAN
4 2 (0.56%) Intranet
4 2 (0.56%) MVNO
4 2 (0.56%) VLAN
4 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.56%) Wireless
5 1 (0.28%) SMS
5 1 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.40%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.84%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.84%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (0.84%) QlikView
4 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) DTS
5 1 (0.28%) EDMS
5 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (0.56%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 128 (35.85%) Finance
2 42 (11.76%) Banking
3 34 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.32%) Manufacturing
5 18 (5.04%) Marketing
6 13 (3.64%) Retail
7 8 (2.24%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.24%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.96%) Front Office
9 6 (1.68%) Back Office
10 5 (1.40%) Billing
10 5 (1.40%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.40%) Law
10 5 (1.40%) Legal
11 4 (1.12%) Local Government
12 3 (0.84%) Automotive
12 3 (0.84%) German Language
13 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 144 (40.34%) Analyst
2 81 (22.69%) Business Analyst
3 69 (19.33%) Project Manager
4 45 (12.61%) Process Analyst
5 36 (10.08%) Consultant
6 22 (6.16%) Business Process Analyst
7 18 (5.04%) Service Manager
8 16 (4.48%) Lean Consultant
9 14 (3.92%) Architect
10 12 (3.36%) Service Transition Manager
10 12 (3.36%) Transition Manager
11 11 (3.08%) Six Sigma Consultant
12 10 (2.80%) CRM Manager
12 10 (2.80%) CRM Project Manager
12 10 (2.80%) Delivery Manager
12 10 (2.80%) Process Consultant
13 9 (2.52%) Business Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Telecoms Analyst
14 8 (2.24%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
14 8 (2.24%) Lean Practitioner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
1 3 (0.84%) Velocity
2 1 (0.28%) .NET
2 1 (0.28%) CSS
2 1 (0.28%) HTML
2 1 (0.28%) HTML5
2 1 (0.28%) Node.js
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.28%) Web Services
2 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.73%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.88%) PMI
3 18 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.96%) Frameworx
6 6 (1.68%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.68%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.40%) FMCG
8 4 (1.12%) NHS
8 4 (1.12%) Robotics
8 4 (1.12%) User Experience
9 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.84%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.84%) Fintech
10 2 (0.56%) Derivative
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.56%) Life Science
11 1 (0.28%) Equities
11 1 (0.28%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.56%) Linux
1 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (0.56%) Unix
1 2 (0.56%) Windows
1 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (51.54%) Lean Six Sigma
2 115 (32.21%) Project Management
3 96 (26.89%) ITIL
4 92 (25.77%) Process Improvement
5 88 (24.65%) PRINCE2
6 82 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (22.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (17.93%) Change Management
9 58 (16.25%) Business Analysis
10 40 (11.20%) Continuous Improvement
11 37 (10.36%) BPMN
11 37 (10.36%) Service Management
11 37 (10.36%) UML
12 30 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (8.40%) Service Delivery
13 26 (7.28%) ERP
13 26 (7.28%) Scrum
14 25 (7.00%) Business Process Modelling
15 24 (6.72%) CRM
16 23 (6.44%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.68%) SQL
2 3 (0.84%) C
3 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.56%) VBA
4 1 (0.28%) Java
4 1 (0.28%) Pascal
4 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (12.89%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 44 (12.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 39 (10.92%) ISEB
4 38 (10.64%) Degree
4 38 (10.64%) PMI Certification
5 27 (7.56%) Security Cleared
6 23 (6.44%) PMP
7 12 (3.36%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.36%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.80%) CBAP
9 9 (2.52%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 8 (2.24%) APMP
10 8 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (1.96%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (1.96%) CITP
11 7 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (1.96%) SAP Certification
12 6 (1.68%) Master's Degree
12 6 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.04%) COBIT
2 17 (4.76%) PMO
3 14 (3.92%) ISO 9000
4 11 (3.08%) QA
5 8 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 7 (1.96%) GDPR
7 6 (1.68%) Data Quality
7 6 (1.68%) SLA
8 5 (1.40%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.28%) FINREP
10 1 (0.28%) GMP
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.28%) MiFID
10 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) NFS
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (8.12%) Microsoft
1 29 (8.12%) SAP
2 9 (2.52%) Oracle
3 7 (1.96%) Cisco
4 6 (1.68%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.68%) IBM
4 6 (1.68%) Informatica
4 6 (1.68%) Minitab
4 6 (1.68%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.12%) Ariba
5 4 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.84%) Bloomberg
6 3 (0.84%) Cognos
6 3 (0.84%) Pega
6 3 (0.84%) Reuters
6 3 (0.84%) Talend
7 2 (0.56%) HP
7 2 (0.56%) Motorola
7 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.56%) Tableau
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Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
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Square One Resources
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bootle, Merseyside
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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