Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 492 501 444
Rank change year-on-year +9 -57 +14
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 413 372 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.47% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 226 307
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.43% -7.78%
10th Percentile £313 £302 £285
90th Percentile £545 £600 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 16
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +24.62%
10th Percentile £23.50 £25.75 £31.97
90th Percentile £63.00 £56.25 £48.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +16.13% -6.63% +27.69%

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 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

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 20 February 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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Top 14 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 20 February 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 +1 383 £425 -10.53% 94
UK excluding London +33 266 £425 - 79
London -29 138 £435 -8.42% 18
South East +20 92 £425 +17.73% 16
Midlands +10 55 £411 -13.47% 29
North of England +45 47 £450 +5.88% 10
South West +20 31 £415 -10.27% 11
West Midlands +22 29 £413 -13.16% 23
Yorkshire +6 26 £400 -15.79% 2
East Midlands +1 26 £365 -21.93% 6
North West +18 21 £458 +26.21% 6
Scotland -34 20 £375 -10.71% 2
East of England -4 17 £470 -8.29% 10
Wales -2 4 £525 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 236 (57.14%) Lean Six Sigma
2 124 (30.02%) Project Management
3 117 (28.33%) Process Improvement
4 107 (25.91%) Finance
5 100 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (21.79%) ITIL
7 76 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 65 (15.74%) Change Management
8 65 (15.74%) PRINCE2
9 60 (14.53%) Business Analysis
10 58 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
11 56 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 55 (13.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 50 (12.11%) Degree
14 49 (11.86%) Telecoms
15 48 (11.62%) MS Visio
16 46 (11.14%) Microsoft
17 42 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
17 42 (10.17%) Programme Management
18 39 (9.44%) BPMN
19 38 (9.20%) Manufacturing
20 36 (8.72%) Security Cleared
20 36 (8.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
21 34 (8.23%) SAP
22 33 (7.99%) UML
22 33 (7.99%) PMI Certification
23 31 (7.51%) PMP
24 30 (7.26%) Service Management
24 30 (7.26%) Service Delivery
24 30 (7.26%) Business Process Modelling

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 9 (2.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.24%) CMS
3 1 (0.24%) Liferay
Applications
1 48 (11.62%) MS Visio
2 42 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (5.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.73%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.48%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.48%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Investran
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.63%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.24%) Office 365
5 1 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.91%) SMS
2 5 (1.21%) Internet
3 4 (0.97%) Broadband
3 4 (0.97%) VLAN
4 3 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.24%) Firewall
6 1 (0.24%) Intranet
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) Wireless
6 1 (0.24%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.18%) QlikView
2 4 (0.97%) SAP BW
3 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.48%) PowerCenter
4 2 (0.48%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (2.91%) Rational DOORS
1 12 (2.91%) Rational Quality Manager
1 12 (2.91%) Rational Team Concert
2 2 (0.48%) JIRA
3 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
General
1 107 (25.91%) Finance
2 49 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 38 (9.20%) Manufacturing
4 27 (6.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 23 (5.57%) Banking
6 9 (2.18%) Marketing
7 8 (1.94%) Billing
8 7 (1.69%) Retail
9 6 (1.45%) Advertising
9 6 (1.45%) Electronics
10 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.73%) Legal
12 2 (0.48%) Automotive
12 2 (0.48%) German Language
12 2 (0.48%) Law
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 153 (37.05%) Analyst
2 82 (19.85%) Business Analyst
3 62 (15.01%) Process Analyst
4 50 (12.11%) Project Manager
5 39 (9.44%) Consultant
6 37 (8.96%) Business Process Analyst
7 19 (4.60%) Process Engineer
8 15 (3.63%) Architect
9 12 (2.91%) Change Manager
10 11 (2.66%) Senior Manager
10 11 (2.66%) Service Manager
11 10 (2.42%) IT Manager
11 10 (2.42%) SAP Consultant
12 9 (2.18%) Business Architect
12 9 (2.18%) Business Improvement Analyst
12 9 (2.18%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.18%) IT Analyst
12 9 (2.18%) Process Consultant
12 9 (2.18%) Process Improvement Analyst
13 8 (1.94%) Pensions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.73%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (0.48%) EDI
2 2 (0.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.24%) .NET
3 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.24%) Java EE
3 1 (0.24%) SOAP
3 1 (0.24%) Spring
3 1 (0.24%) WCF
3 1 (0.24%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.39%) PMI
3 11 (2.66%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.18%) FMCG
5 7 (1.69%) Frameworx
5 7 (1.69%) Robotics
5 7 (1.69%) User Experience
6 6 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.21%) CMDB
7 5 (1.21%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.97%) Fintech
8 4 (0.97%) NHS
8 4 (0.97%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.73%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.48%) iPad
10 2 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.24%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.24%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (1.94%) Windows
2 5 (1.21%) VMS
3 4 (0.97%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.24%) AIX
4 1 (0.24%) Linux
4 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (57.14%) Lean Six Sigma
2 124 (30.02%) Project Management
3 117 (28.33%) Process Improvement
4 100 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (21.79%) ITIL
6 76 (18.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (15.74%) Change Management
7 65 (15.74%) PRINCE2
8 60 (14.53%) Business Analysis
9 56 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 42 (10.17%) Programme Management
11 39 (9.44%) BPMN
12 33 (7.99%) UML
13 30 (7.26%) Business Process Modelling
13 30 (7.26%) Service Delivery
13 30 (7.26%) Service Management
14 23 (5.57%) ERP
15 22 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (5.33%) Matrix Organization
15 22 (5.33%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (0.97%) C
2 3 (0.73%) SQL
3 2 (0.48%) C#
3 2 (0.48%) Java
4 1 (0.24%) C++
4 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (13.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 50 (12.11%) Degree
3 36 (8.72%) Security Cleared
3 36 (8.72%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 33 (7.99%) PMI Certification
5 31 (7.51%) PMP
6 29 (7.02%) ISEB
7 18 (4.36%) SC Cleared
8 17 (4.12%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (3.15%) CBAP
11 10 (2.42%) MBA
11 10 (2.42%) SAP Certification
11 10 (2.42%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 6 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.21%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (1.21%) CITP
13 5 (1.21%) HNC
13 5 (1.21%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
14 4 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.08%) PMO
2 12 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (2.18%) COSO
4 8 (1.94%) GDPR
4 8 (1.94%) QA
5 7 (1.69%) SLA
6 5 (1.21%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.21%) Def Stans
6 5 (1.21%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.97%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.48%) COBIT
8 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.24%) EMIR
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.24%) MiFID
9 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (0.48%) MOM
2 1 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 46 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.23%) SAP
3 21 (5.08%) IBM
4 20 (4.84%) ServiceNow
5 8 (1.94%) Cisco
6 7 (1.69%) Ariba
6 7 (1.69%) Oracle
7 5 (1.21%) Blue Prism
8 4 (0.97%) Minitab
8 4 (0.97%) WSO2
9 3 (0.73%) Informatica
10 2 (0.48%) Casewise
10 2 (0.48%) EMC
10 2 (0.48%) Epicor
10 2 (0.48%) Tableau
11 1 (0.24%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.24%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.24%) Twitter
11 1 (0.24%) VMware