The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 112 111 133
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 8 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.72% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +15.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £431 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.56 £36.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-40.12% +89.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1844 1657 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.32% 68.30% 65.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 720 811
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Lean Six Sigma
South East

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 July 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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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
Slough +1 4 £250 +12.35%
Lean Six Sigma
South East

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) RPG
4 4 (30.77%) DSDM
4 4 (30.77%) DB2
4 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
4 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
4 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
4 4 (30.77%) iSeries
4 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
4 4 (30.77%) RPG IV
4 4 (30.77%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) BPR
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (15.38%) DataStage
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) ERwin
6 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) GMP
6 2 (15.38%) Toad
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) SQL

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) MVNO
2 1 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) DB2
2 2 (15.38%) DataStage
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) ERwin
1 2 (15.38%) Toad
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) RPG Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) RPG Analyst Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior RPG Analyst Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior RPG Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Programmer
2 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Process Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Process Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) iSeries
2 2 (15.38%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) AS400
2 2 (15.38%) FMCG
2 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) DSDM
3 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
3 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
3 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) BPR
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) eTOM
4 2 (15.38%) Logistics
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
4 2 (15.38%) Business Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) RPG
1 4 (30.77%) RPG IV
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) RPG/400
3 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) HND
3 2 (15.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (7.69%) CBAP
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GMP
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Minitab