The table below looks at the statistics for Lean Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 193 217 192
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 10 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
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£463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £400 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4559 5435 4802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.69% 76.91% 75.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3564 4025 3624
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 70 80
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £45.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

Lean Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Lean Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Lean Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lean Six Sigma across the City of London region.

Lean Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 16 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
4 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
4 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) Private Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) ITSM
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Cognos
7 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
7 2 (12.50%) PMI
7 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
7 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 2 (12.50%) Wealth Management
7 2 (12.50%) MAPM
7 2 (12.50%) BPMN
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Private Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Process Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Process Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (12.50%) TM1 Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Process Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Engineering Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITSM
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Wealth Management
6 2 (12.50%) BPMN
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
7 1 (6.25%) Process Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (12.50%) MAPM
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos
2 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.25%) BMC
2 1 (6.25%) Remedy
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft