Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 485 459
Rank change year-on-year +18 -26 -11
Contract jobs citing Six Sigma 471 454 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 284 298
UK median daily rate £425 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.49% +4.71% -2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £282 £300
90th Percentile £550 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 16
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £43.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -7.28% +34.81%
10th Percentile £23.50 £21.79 £31.97
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.50 £49.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £43.78
% change year-on-year - -8.63% +36.81%

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +47 445 £425 -5.56% 35
UK excluding London +33 316 £425 +1.19% 24
London -27 152 £450 -5.26% 12
South East +50 120 £425 - 7
Midlands +27 66 £363 -12.65% 4
North of England +53 47 £500 +21.95% 8
South West +13 45 £431 -1.43% 3
West Midlands +28 35 £360 -8.28% 3
Yorkshire +38 32 £510 +20.00% 4
East Midlands +6 31 £363 -9.66% 1
Scotland -38 19 £388 -7.74% 1
North West +20 14 £450 +63.64% 1
East of England -19 12 £413 -15.38% 1
Wales +13 6 £400 +6.67%
North East +53 1 - - 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 273 (57.96%) Lean Six Sigma
2 128 (27.18%) Project Management
3 125 (26.54%) Finance
4 122 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (25.48%) Process Improvement
6 113 (23.99%) ITIL
7 86 (18.26%) Change Management
8 79 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (16.56%) Analytical Skills
10 73 (15.50%) Business Analysis
11 63 (13.38%) PRINCE2
12 61 (12.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 61 (12.95%) BPMN
13 57 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
14 55 (11.68%) MS Visio
15 52 (11.04%) Microsoft
16 50 (10.62%) Telecoms
17 49 (10.40%) Manufacturing
17 49 (10.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 46 (9.77%) SAP
19 44 (9.34%) Service Management
20 43 (9.13%) Degree
21 42 (8.92%) UML
22 41 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
23 40 (8.49%) Banking
24 38 (8.07%) Service Delivery
25 35 (7.43%) Service Design
26 34 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
26 34 (7.22%) ISEB
26 34 (7.22%) Security Cleared

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 17 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.85%) MS Project Server
3 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.21%) CMS
4 1 (0.21%) Confluence
4 1 (0.21%) Liferay
Applications
1 55 (11.68%) MS Visio
2 41 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (5.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (3.82%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) SAP HR
2 5 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.64%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.42%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.42%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.03%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.49%) Office 365
3 5 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.64%) SaaS
4 3 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.21%) Lucidchart
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.97%) SMS
2 6 (1.27%) Internet
3 5 (1.06%) Broadband
4 4 (0.85%) Firewall
4 4 (0.85%) WLAN
5 2 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.42%) MVNO
5 2 (0.42%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (0.42%) VLAN
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.34%) QlikView
2 6 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.06%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.85%) SAP BW
5 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.64%) OLAP
5 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (2.55%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (1.27%) Rational Rose
3 5 (1.06%) JIRA
4 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 125 (26.54%) Finance
2 50 (10.62%) Telecoms
3 49 (10.40%) Manufacturing
4 40 (8.49%) Banking
5 31 (6.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (2.97%) Billing
7 12 (2.55%) Marketing
8 10 (2.12%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.70%) Back Office
9 8 (1.70%) Retail
10 6 (1.27%) Front Office
11 5 (1.06%) Advertising
11 5 (1.06%) Electronics
11 5 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.85%) Legal
13 3 (0.64%) Automotive
13 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.42%) German Language
14 2 (0.42%) Law
15 1 (0.21%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 169 (35.88%) Analyst
2 80 (16.99%) Business Analyst
3 69 (14.65%) Process Analyst
4 61 (12.95%) Consultant
5 47 (9.98%) Project Manager
6 35 (7.43%) Business Process Analyst
7 31 (6.58%) Architect
8 21 (4.46%) Service Manager
9 20 (4.25%) Business Architect
10 13 (2.76%) Process Engineer
10 13 (2.76%) Service Transition Manager
10 13 (2.76%) Transition Manager
11 12 (2.55%) SAP Consultant
12 11 (2.34%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.34%) IT Manager
13 10 (2.12%) Process Consultant
14 9 (1.91%) Delivery Manager
14 9 (1.91%) Designer
14 9 (1.91%) Functional Consultant
14 9 (1.91%) Process Improvement Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.27%) SAP Fiori
2 4 (0.85%) .NET
3 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.42%) EDI
5 1 (0.21%) CSS
5 1 (0.21%) CSS3
5 1 (0.21%) HTML
5 1 (0.21%) HTML5
5 1 (0.21%) Java EE
5 1 (0.21%) JSON
5 1 (0.21%) Meteor
5 1 (0.21%) RESTful
5 1 (0.21%) Spring
5 1 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.21%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.56%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.76%) PMI
5 11 (2.34%) FMCG
6 8 (1.70%) Frameworx
6 8 (1.70%) Reference Data
7 7 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.49%) NHS
7 7 (1.49%) Robotics
8 5 (1.06%) Digital TV
9 4 (0.85%) CMDB
9 4 (0.85%) User Experience
9 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.42%) iPad
12 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.21%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (1.91%) Windows
2 4 (0.85%) Unix
3 3 (0.64%) VMS
4 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.21%) AIX
5 1 (0.21%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (57.96%) Lean Six Sigma
2 128 (27.18%) Project Management
3 122 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (25.48%) Process Improvement
5 113 (23.99%) ITIL
6 86 (18.26%) Change Management
7 79 (16.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 73 (15.50%) Business Analysis
9 63 (13.38%) PRINCE2
10 61 (12.95%) BPMN
11 57 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
12 44 (9.34%) Service Management
13 42 (8.92%) UML
14 38 (8.07%) Service Delivery
15 35 (7.43%) Service Design
16 33 (7.01%) Business Process Modelling
17 32 (6.79%) Programme Management
18 30 (6.37%) Data Modelling
18 30 (6.37%) ERP
19 29 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.49%) SQL
2 5 (1.06%) C++
2 5 (1.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.85%) C
3 4 (0.85%) Java
4 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.64%) VBA
5 1 (0.21%) Pascal
5 1 (0.21%) Tcl
5 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (12.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 49 (10.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 43 (9.13%) Degree
4 34 (7.22%) ISEB
4 34 (7.22%) Security Cleared
5 28 (5.94%) PMI Certification
6 21 (4.46%) PMP
7 16 (3.40%) SC Cleared
8 13 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (2.55%) CBAP
9 12 (2.55%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.55%) SAP Certification
10 10 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (1.27%) CITP
11 6 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.27%) MBA
11 6 (1.27%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
12 5 (1.06%) CISSP
12 5 (1.06%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.46%) PMO
2 15 (3.18%) QA
3 12 (2.55%) COBIT
3 12 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.49%) COSO
5 7 (1.49%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 7 (1.49%) SLA
6 3 (0.64%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.64%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.42%) GDPR
7 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.21%) EMIR
8 1 (0.21%) FINREP
8 1 (0.21%) GxP
8 1 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.21%) MiFID
8 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) MOM
2 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.77%) SAP
3 23 (4.88%) IBM
4 16 (3.40%) ServiceNow
5 9 (1.91%) Blue Prism
6 8 (1.70%) Cisco
6 8 (1.70%) Oracle
7 7 (1.49%) Concur
8 6 (1.27%) Casewise
9 4 (0.85%) Cognos
9 4 (0.85%) WSO2
10 3 (0.64%) Informatica
10 3 (0.64%) Minitab
10 3 (0.64%) Murex
10 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.64%) Tableau
10 3 (0.64%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.42%) Ariba
11 2 (0.42%) Epicor
11 2 (0.42%) JD Edwards