Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 547 492 455
Rank change year-on-year -55 -37 -4
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 357 350 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.46% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 220 313
UK median daily rate £430 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £313
90th Percentile £575 £589 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -0.25% +3.66% -8.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 5
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% +3.70% +23.66%
10th Percentile £19.68 £23.75 £34.30
90th Percentile £74.00 £56.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.25 £41.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +51.83% -1.20% +25.76%

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 86,297 76,245 88,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.63% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,940 50,019 58,259
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,268 2,079 2,320
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.46 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £26.92
% change year-on-year -18.00% -7.11% +22.34%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 -52 301 £439 -0.28% 64
UK excluding London -13 236 £424 -0.25% 52
London -86 108 £475 - 17
South East -34 76 £425 +2.41% 11
North of England -2 41 £400 +3.23% 9
Midlands -16 32 £450 -5.26% 18
Scotland -33 32 £375 -21.05% 2
East of England +19 27 £470 +13.94% 6
North West -5 25 £440 +17.33% 5
West Midlands -17 24 £432 -9.16% 13
South West +1 18 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -12 14 £356 -10.94% 3
Wales -4 9 £488 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -16 8 £450 -6.49% 5
North East - 2 £250 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £355 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 176 (49.30%) Lean Six Sigma
2 110 (30.81%) Project Management
3 106 (29.69%) Finance
4 96 (26.89%) Process Improvement
5 93 (26.05%) ITIL
6 87 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (23.81%) PRINCE2
8 71 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 62 (17.37%) Business Analysis
10 60 (16.81%) Continuous Improvement
11 57 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
12 54 (15.13%) Change Management
13 52 (14.57%) Degree
14 51 (14.29%) Telecoms
14 51 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
15 48 (13.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 39 (10.92%) Microsoft
17 38 (10.64%) BPMN
18 35 (9.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 35 (9.80%) PMP
19 32 (8.96%) PMI Certification
19 32 (8.96%) MS Visio
19 32 (8.96%) Security Cleared
20 30 (8.40%) Programme Management
21 29 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
21 29 (8.12%) Business Process Modelling
22 28 (7.84%) ISEB
22 28 (7.84%) UML
22 28 (7.84%) ITIL V3
22 28 (7.84%) Coaching

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 7 (1.96%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) CICS
3 1 (0.28%) Confluence
3 1 (0.28%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 32 (8.96%) MS Visio
2 27 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (7.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (6.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Magento
1 2 (0.56%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.56%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.28%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.56%) SaaS
2 2 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.28%) G Suite
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.64%) Internet
2 12 (3.36%) Broadband
3 5 (1.40%) SMS
4 4 (1.12%) VLAN
5 3 (0.84%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.56%) Converged Networks
6 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.56%) LAN
6 2 (0.56%) MPLS
6 2 (0.56%) Skype
6 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.56%) VoIP
6 2 (0.56%) VPN
6 2 (0.56%) WAN
6 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.28%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.28%) Intranet
7 1 (0.28%) WebEx
7 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.84%) QlikView
3 3 (0.84%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.28%) EDMS
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Selenium
2 3 (0.84%) HP UFT
2 3 (0.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.84%) JIRA
2 3 (0.84%) JMeter
2 3 (0.84%) JUnit
2 3 (0.84%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
General
1 106 (29.69%) Finance
2 51 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.60%) Banking
3 20 (5.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 15 (4.20%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.80%) Marketing
6 8 (2.24%) Retail
7 6 (1.68%) Legal
8 5 (1.40%) Electronics
9 4 (1.12%) Back Office
9 4 (1.12%) Billing
9 4 (1.12%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.84%) Advertising
10 3 (0.84%) Automotive
10 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.28%) International Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (31.65%) Analyst
2 69 (19.33%) Business Analyst
3 52 (14.57%) Project Manager
4 40 (11.20%) Process Analyst
5 38 (10.64%) Consultant
6 26 (7.28%) Business Process Analyst
7 17 (4.76%) Process Consultant
8 14 (3.92%) Architect
9 13 (3.64%) Business Consultant
10 12 (3.36%) Lean Consultant
10 12 (3.36%) Six Sigma Consultant
11 11 (3.08%) Designer
11 11 (3.08%) Service Manager
12 10 (2.80%) Change Manager
12 10 (2.80%) Process Engineer
12 10 (2.80%) Telecoms Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Business Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Service Transition Manager
13 9 (2.52%) Transition Manager
14 8 (2.24%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.84%) Web Services
2 2 (0.56%) .NET
2 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (0.56%) SOAP
2 2 (0.56%) WCF
2 2 (0.56%) WinForms
3 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.97%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.48%) PMI
3 11 (3.08%) Virtual Team
4 9 (2.52%) User Experience
5 8 (2.24%) Digital TV
6 7 (1.96%) Robotics
7 5 (1.40%) Frameworx
7 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.12%) Fintech
8 4 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.56%) CMDB
10 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.56%) FMCG
10 2 (0.56%) iSeries
10 2 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.96%) Linux
2 6 (1.68%) Windows
3 5 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.84%) Unix
4 3 (0.84%) VMS
5 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (49.30%) Lean Six Sigma
2 110 (30.81%) Project Management
3 96 (26.89%) Process Improvement
4 93 (26.05%) ITIL
5 87 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (23.81%) PRINCE2
7 71 (19.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (17.37%) Business Analysis
9 60 (16.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 54 (15.13%) Change Management
11 51 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
12 38 (10.64%) BPMN
13 30 (8.40%) Programme Management
14 29 (8.12%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (8.12%) Business Process Modelling
15 28 (7.84%) Coaching
15 28 (7.84%) ITIL V3
15 28 (7.84%) UML
16 26 (7.28%) Service Management
17 20 (5.60%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.96%) C
2 6 (1.68%) SQL
3 4 (1.12%) C#
4 3 (0.84%) Bash Shell
4 3 (0.84%) Java
5 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.28%) C++
6 1 (0.28%) COBOL
6 1 (0.28%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) PL/1
6 1 (0.28%) Python
6 1 (0.28%) REXX
6 1 (0.28%) VB
6 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (14.57%) Degree
2 48 (13.45%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 35 (9.80%) PMP
3 35 (9.80%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 32 (8.96%) PMI Certification
4 32 (8.96%) Security Cleared
5 28 (7.84%) ISEB
6 20 (5.60%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.76%) CBAP
7 17 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 13 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.80%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 8 (2.24%) HNC
11 7 (1.96%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 6 (1.68%) APMP
12 6 (1.68%) IIBA
12 6 (1.68%) Master's Degree
12 6 (1.68%) MBA
13 5 (1.40%) ISTQB
13 5 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.20%) JSP 440
2 12 (3.36%) PMO
3 10 (2.80%) GDPR
3 10 (2.80%) QA
4 6 (1.68%) COSO
5 5 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.40%) PMBOK
5 5 (1.40%) SLA
6 4 (1.12%) COBIT
6 4 (1.12%) ISO 14001
6 4 (1.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.56%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.56%) ACF2
1 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.56%) RACF
2 1 (0.28%) Firmware
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Control-M
2 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.28%) MOM
2 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.00%) SAP
3 11 (3.08%) Oracle
4 8 (2.24%) Cisco
5 7 (1.96%) Ariba
5 7 (1.96%) HP
5 7 (1.96%) Informatica
5 7 (1.96%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.12%) Minitab
7 3 (0.84%) Blue Prism
7 3 (0.84%) BT
7 3 (0.84%) IBM
8 2 (0.56%) Casewise
8 2 (0.56%) Workday
9 1 (0.28%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.28%) Capita
9 1 (0.28%) Demandware
9 1 (0.28%) hybris
9 1 (0.28%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.28%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud