Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 539 505 486
Rank change year-on-year -34 -19 -24
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 387 391 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 267 310
UK median daily rate £430 £436 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.38% -0.91% -2.22%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £312
90th Percentile £588 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £414 £420
% change year-on-year +1.51% -1.49% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 5
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £23.75 £23.25 £12.89
90th Percentile £68.75 £57.50 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -1.18% +13.33%

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 88,125 82,523 92,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.56% 84.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,129 54,070 60,770
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,375 2,085 2,305
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.91%

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 19 August 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 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Six Sigma in the UK

Six Sigma
Top 16 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 19 August 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 -85 300 £450 +3.21% 77
UK excluding London +2 291 £420 +1.51% 66
London -66 88 £500 +5.26% 18
South East -55 75 £436 +7.56% 20
Scotland +13 64 £390 -8.24% 3
North of England -13 42 £350 -15.15% 6
East of England +21 34 £475 +15.15% 6
Midlands -15 32 £425 -5.56% 24
South West -17 30 £420 -1.18% 3
West Midlands -24 26 £425 -5.56% 22
North West +3 25 £350 -6.67% 3
Yorkshire -14 14 £400 -18.37% 2
Wales -8 13 £425 -19.05% 3
East Midlands -4 6 £425 -15.00% 2
North East -4 3 £271 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £355 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 189 (48.84%) Lean Six Sigma
2 114 (29.46%) Finance
3 113 (29.20%) ITIL
4 92 (23.77%) Process Improvement
5 91 (23.51%) Project Management
6 88 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
7 80 (20.67%) PRINCE2
8 70 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
9 68 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (16.02%) Business Analysis
11 60 (15.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 60 (15.50%) MS Visio
12 55 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
13 50 (12.92%) ITIL V3
13 50 (12.92%) Security Cleared
14 49 (12.66%) BPMN
15 47 (12.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 42 (10.85%) Degree
16 42 (10.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 42 (10.85%) Microsoft
17 39 (10.08%) Change Management
18 37 (9.56%) Telecoms
19 35 (9.04%) JSP 440
20 32 (8.27%) SC Cleared
21 31 (8.01%) Service Management
22 30 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
22 30 (7.75%) Coaching
23 27 (6.98%) Service Delivery
24 25 (6.46%) SAP
25 24 (6.20%) Microsoft Office

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 20 (5.17%) OpenStack
2 13 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.52%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.26%) CICS
4 1 (0.26%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 60 (15.50%) MS Visio
2 30 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (5.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) assyst
1 3 (0.78%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.52%) Magento
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.84%) IBM Blueworks
2 10 (2.58%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (1.55%) Taleo
4 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.78%) Office 365
4 3 (0.78%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.39%) Internet
2 16 (4.13%) Broadband
3 9 (2.33%) VLAN
4 4 (1.03%) SMS
5 2 (0.52%) Converged Networks
5 2 (0.52%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.52%) LAN
5 2 (0.52%) MPLS
5 2 (0.52%) Unified Communications
5 2 (0.52%) VoIP
5 2 (0.52%) VPN
5 2 (0.52%) WAN
5 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
6 1 (0.26%) IPv4
6 1 (0.26%) MVNO
6 1 (0.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.78%) MS Access
2 3 (0.78%) QlikView
3 2 (0.52%) DTS
3 2 (0.52%) EDMS
3 2 (0.52%) MySQL
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.26%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Selenium
2 4 (1.03%) JIRA
3 3 (0.78%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.78%) JMeter
3 3 (0.78%) JUnit
3 3 (0.78%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.52%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
General
1 114 (29.46%) Finance
2 37 (9.56%) Telecoms
3 19 (4.91%) Banking
4 14 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.36%) Billing
5 13 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (2.07%) Back Office
7 7 (1.81%) Legal
7 7 (1.81%) Retail
8 6 (1.55%) Marketing
9 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 2 (0.52%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (31.52%) Analyst
2 66 (17.05%) Business Analyst
3 57 (14.73%) Process Analyst
4 53 (13.70%) Consultant
5 41 (10.59%) Project Manager
6 30 (7.75%) Architect
7 28 (7.24%) Business Process Analyst
8 20 (5.17%) Process Consultant
8 20 (5.17%) Six Sigma Consultant
9 14 (3.62%) Lean Consultant
10 13 (3.36%) Transition Manager
11 12 (3.10%) Business Consultant
11 12 (3.10%) Service Manager
11 12 (3.10%) Service Transition Manager
12 11 (2.84%) Designer
13 10 (2.58%) Business Architect
13 10 (2.58%) Pensions Analyst
14 9 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement Consultant
14 9 (2.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 9 (2.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.03%) .NET
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.52%) HTML
2 2 (0.52%) J2EE
2 2 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.26%) REST
3 1 (0.26%) SOAP
3 1 (0.26%) WCF
3 1 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.36%) Digital TV
2 13 (3.36%) PMI
2 13 (3.36%) Virtual Team
3 10 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.58%) Robotics
4 7 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.29%) CMDB
5 5 (1.29%) Fintech
5 5 (1.29%) User Experience
6 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (0.78%) TM Forum
7 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.52%) iSeries
8 1 (0.26%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.26%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.26%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.13%) Windows
2 10 (2.58%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.81%) Linux
4 3 (0.78%) Unix
5 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (48.84%) Lean Six Sigma
2 113 (29.20%) ITIL
3 92 (23.77%) Process Improvement
4 91 (23.51%) Project Management
5 88 (22.74%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (20.67%) PRINCE2
7 70 (18.09%) Problem-Solving
8 68 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (16.02%) Business Analysis
10 60 (15.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 50 (12.92%) ITIL V3
12 49 (12.66%) BPMN
13 39 (10.08%) Change Management
14 31 (8.01%) Service Management
15 30 (7.75%) Coaching
16 27 (6.98%) Service Delivery
17 22 (5.68%) Programme Management
18 21 (5.43%) Business Transformation
19 20 (5.17%) Decision-Making
19 20 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.81%) C
1 7 (1.81%) Java
2 5 (1.29%) C#
2 5 (1.29%) SQL
3 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.78%) VB
4 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.52%) VBA
5 1 (0.26%) C++
5 1 (0.26%) COBOL
5 1 (0.26%) Perl
5 1 (0.26%) PL/1
5 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.26%) Python
5 1 (0.26%) REXX
5 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (12.92%) Security Cleared
2 47 (12.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 42 (10.85%) Degree
3 42 (10.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 32 (8.27%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.43%) DV Cleared
6 19 (4.91%) PMP
7 18 (4.65%) ISEB
7 18 (4.65%) PMI Certification
8 16 (4.13%) HNC
9 12 (3.10%) CBAP
9 12 (3.10%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 9 (2.33%) CCNA
10 9 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.81%) HND
12 6 (1.55%) IIBA
13 5 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (1.03%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (9.04%) JSP 440
2 16 (4.13%) ISO 9001
3 14 (3.62%) QA
4 10 (2.58%) ISO 14001
5 9 (2.33%) PMO
6 7 (1.81%) COSO
7 6 (1.55%) COBIT
8 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
8 5 (1.29%) GDPR
8 5 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (1.29%) PMBOK
9 4 (1.03%) ISO 9000
9 4 (1.03%) SLA
10 3 (0.78%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.26%) EMIR
12 1 (0.26%) FATCA
12 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (0.52%) ACF2
1 2 (0.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.52%) Docker
1 2 (0.52%) RACF
2 1 (0.26%) Firmware
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.52%) Ansible
2 2 (0.52%) Control-M
2 2 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (10.85%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.46%) SAP
3 16 (4.13%) Oracle
4 13 (3.36%) HP
5 12 (3.10%) IBM
6 11 (2.84%) Cisco
7 7 (1.81%) Blue Prism
8 6 (1.55%) Informatica
9 5 (1.29%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.03%) Automation Anywhere
10 4 (1.03%) UiPath
11 3 (0.78%) Ariba
11 3 (0.78%) BT
11 3 (0.78%) Capita
12 2 (0.52%) BMC
12 2 (0.52%) Casewise
12 2 (0.52%) Mercator
12 2 (0.52%) Remedy
12 2 (0.52%) Workday
13 1 (0.26%) ATG