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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 443 403 393
Rank change year-on-year -40 -10  
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 162 258 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 158 150
Median daily rate £413 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £580 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +2.50% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 10
Median hourly rate £52.50 £40.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% +24.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £40.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.09% +24.61%  

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 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -29 145 £413 -4.62% 46
London -32 49 £413 -17.50% 11
South East +38 46 £400 -2.43% 8
Berkshire +33 18 £350 -12.50% 1
South West -1 13 £388 +0.64% 3
Hampshire +22 11 £400 -2.43%
Scotland +15 11 £500 +19.04% 1
West Midlands +3 11 £475 +18.75% 4
East Midlands -14 10 £445 +18.66% 2
Reading +18 9 £388 -3.12% 1
North West +30 8 £400 +3.22% 9
Surrey +8 8 £290 -38.94% 2
City of London -7 7 £525 -4.54% 1
Edinburgh +19 6 £525 -
Guildford +10 6 £285 -40.00%
Wiltshire +8 6 £475 +5.55%
West Sussex +6 6 £436 -8.21%
Basingstoke - 6 £235 -
Nottinghamshire +14 5 £450 -
Swindon +3 5 £475 +5.55%
Nottingham - 5 £450 -
Bristol +1 4 £269 -30.19% 3
Birmingham -4 4 £475 +90.00% 2
East Grinstead - 4 £436 -
Slough +6 3 £290 -27.50%
Warwickshire -1 3 £450 +12.50% 1
Hertfordshire -2 3 - - 1
East of England -14 3 - - 5
Watford - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 £500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 177 (50.57%) Lean Six Sigma
2 135 (38.57%) Finance
3 131 (37.43%) Project Management
4 101 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (28.57%) ITIL
6 92 (26.29%) Process Improvement
7 80 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 78 (22.29%) PRINCE2
9 64 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
10 61 (17.43%) Business Analysis
11 60 (17.14%) Change Management
12 44 (12.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 44 (12.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (12.00%) Banking
14 41 (11.71%) ISEB
15 40 (11.43%) Degree
16 38 (10.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 38 (10.86%) Microsoft
16 38 (10.86%) MS Visio
16 38 (10.86%) MS Excel
17 37 (10.57%) Security Cleared
18 32 (9.14%) UML
19 31 (8.86%) Use Case
20 29 (8.29%) ERP
20 29 (8.29%) Coaching
21 28 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
21 28 (8.00%) Service Management
21 28 (8.00%) PMI Certification
22 26 (7.43%) CRM
22 26 (7.43%) ITIL V3

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 22 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.00%) iPlanet
3 7 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.43%) Confluence
5 3 (0.86%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.57%) SAS
6 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 38 (10.86%) MS Excel
1 38 (10.86%) MS Visio
2 21 (6.00%) MS Office
3 19 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (4.86%) MS Project
5 6 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.43%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.57%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.57%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.57%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.57%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.57%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (0.57%) Sonata
3 1 (0.29%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) HFM
3 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.86%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.29%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.71%) Firewall
2 7 (2.00%) BIG-IP
2 7 (2.00%) Internet
2 7 (2.00%) SAN
3 4 (1.14%) Broadband
4 3 (0.86%) LDAP
4 3 (0.86%) Wireless
4 3 (0.86%) WLAN
5 2 (0.57%) FTP
5 2 (0.57%) Intranet
5 2 (0.57%) NAS
5 2 (0.57%) SSH
5 2 (0.57%) VLAN
5 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.29%) HTTP
6 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.14%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.86%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.86%) DB2
5 3 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.57%) QlikView
7 1 (0.29%) Big Data
7 1 (0.29%) DTS
7 1 (0.29%) EDMS
7 1 (0.29%) Essbase
7 1 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
General
1 135 (38.57%) Finance
2 42 (12.00%) Banking
3 24 (6.86%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.57%) Retail
5 11 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.14%) Marketing
6 6 (1.71%) Back Office
6 6 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.43%) Legal
8 4 (1.14%) Law
9 3 (0.86%) Automotive
9 3 (0.86%) Billing
9 3 (0.86%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.86%) Local Government
9 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.57%) German Language
10 2 (0.57%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 144 (41.14%) Analyst
2 84 (24.00%) Business Analyst
3 53 (15.14%) Project Manager
4 47 (13.43%) Process Analyst
5 35 (10.00%) Consultant
6 21 (6.00%) Business Process Analyst
7 16 (4.57%) Business Manager
8 14 (4.00%) Architect
8 14 (4.00%) Process Consultant
9 12 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.14%) Change Manager
10 11 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
10 11 (3.14%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
11 10 (2.86%) CRM Manager
11 10 (2.86%) CRM Project Manager
12 8 (2.29%) Business Change Manager
12 8 (2.29%) Business Consultant
12 8 (2.29%) Business Process Consultant
12 8 (2.29%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.29%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.00%) J2EE
2 6 (1.71%) JSP
3 3 (0.86%) Web Services
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.57%) PMI
4 11 (3.14%) Equities
5 10 (2.86%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.57%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.57%) e-Learning
6 9 (2.57%) Market Risk
7 7 (2.00%) Credit Risk
7 7 (2.00%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.43%) Frameworx
8 5 (1.43%) User Experience
9 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.14%) Fintech
10 3 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.86%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.86%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (0.86%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.57%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.86%) Linux
1 10 (2.86%) Windows
2 8 (2.29%) Unix
3 7 (2.00%) AIX
3 7 (2.00%) Solaris
3 7 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (50.57%) Lean Six Sigma
2 131 (37.43%) Project Management
3 101 (28.86%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (28.57%) ITIL
5 92 (26.29%) Process Improvement
6 80 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 78 (22.29%) PRINCE2
8 61 (17.43%) Business Analysis
9 60 (17.14%) Change Management
10 44 (12.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (9.14%) UML
12 31 (8.86%) Use Case
13 29 (8.29%) Coaching
13 29 (8.29%) ERP
14 28 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (8.00%) Service Management
15 26 (7.43%) CRM
15 26 (7.43%) ITIL V3
16 25 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
17 24 (6.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.29%) C
2 7 (2.00%) Java
3 6 (1.71%) SQL
4 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (12.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 41 (11.71%) ISEB
3 40 (11.43%) Degree
4 38 (10.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 37 (10.57%) Security Cleared
6 28 (8.00%) PMI Certification
7 21 (6.00%) SC Cleared
8 20 (5.71%) PMP
9 18 (5.14%) CBAP
10 15 (4.29%) DV Cleared
11 12 (3.43%) CITP
12 10 (2.86%) Chartered Engineer
13 8 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (1.71%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 5 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (1.14%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
17 3 (0.86%) APMP
17 3 (0.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.86%) COBIT
2 16 (4.57%) PMO
3 14 (4.00%) JSP 440
4 13 (3.71%) MiFID
5 11 (3.14%) QA
6 10 (2.86%) ISO 9000
7 8 (2.29%) Basel III
7 8 (2.29%) SLA
8 7 (2.00%) GDPR
9 6 (1.71%) Data Quality
10 5 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (1.43%) PMBOK
11 3 (0.86%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.57%) BS25999
12 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.57%) GxP
12 2 (0.57%) ISO22301
13 1 (0.29%) Def Stans
13 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.29%) ISO13485
System Software
1 8 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) NFS
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 7 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (1.14%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.57%) OpenView
4 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (10.86%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.86%) SAP
3 18 (5.14%) Oracle
4 15 (4.29%) Cisco
5 10 (2.86%) HP
6 9 (2.57%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.29%) VMware
8 7 (2.00%) BEA
8 7 (2.00%) F5
8 7 (2.00%) Sun
9 6 (1.71%) Cognos
10 5 (1.43%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.43%) Informatica
10 5 (1.43%) Tableau
11 4 (1.14%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.14%) Ariba
11 4 (1.14%) EMC
11 4 (1.14%) IBM
11 4 (1.14%) Symantec
12 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £600.00 - £725 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Rullion
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Rate: £285 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago