The table below looks at the statistics for Lean Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lean Six Sigma over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 124 119 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.11% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£450 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
Lean Six Sigma
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Lean Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lean Six Sigma across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Lean Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma across the Berkshire region.

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Lean Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Lean Six Sigma
South East

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Lean Six Sigma also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lean Six Sigma.

1 12 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 9 (75.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (41.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
6 3 (25.00%) IBM
6 3 (25.00%) DB2
6 3 (25.00%) RPG
6 3 (25.00%) DSDM
6 3 (25.00%) iSeries
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) RPG IV
6 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (16.67%) SWIFT
7 2 (16.67%) RPG/400
7 2 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
7 2 (16.67%) SQL

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Lean Six Sigma also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lean Six Sigma. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) DataStage
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) ERwin
2 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Process Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Improvement Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (16.67%) AS400 Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Six Sigma Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Business Improvement Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Process Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Process Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) iSeries
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) SWIFT
2 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) DSDM
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) eTOM
5 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Process Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) RPG
1 3 (25.00%) RPG IV
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) RPG/400
3 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft