The table below looks at the statistics for Lean Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 August 2015 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 157 133 133
Rank change year-on-year
-24 0
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£420 £393 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £391 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £395 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.13% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.71 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £20.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+138.55% -44.44%
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3408 2293 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.80% 74.33% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2092 1270 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Lean Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Lean Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Lean Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lean Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Lean Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Cheshire -7 4 £425 +8.28%
Manchester - 3 £373 - 1
Cumbria - 3 - -
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Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 18 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (62.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (51.85%) BPMN
5 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
6 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (44.44%) SAP
6 12 (44.44%) MS Visio
6 12 (44.44%) Quality Management
6 12 (44.44%) MCTS
6 12 (44.44%) Performance Analysis
7 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
8 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (22.22%) Project Management
9 6 (22.22%) Process Management
9 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
10 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
11 4 (14.81%) Lean Manufacturing
11 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 4 (14.81%) Banking
11 4 (14.81%) Retail
11 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
11 4 (14.81%) Coaching
12 3 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
12 3 (11.11%) Zachman Framework

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (44.44%) MS Visio
2 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) ATM
General
1 18 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.70%) Front Office
5 1 (3.70%) Back Office
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Business Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Process Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Business Process Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Process Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Business Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Process Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Business Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Change Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) SAP Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Change Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) PMI
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 18 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (62.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (51.85%) BPMN
5 12 (44.44%) Performance Analysis
5 12 (44.44%) Quality Management
6 6 (22.22%) Process Management
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Risk Management
8 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (14.81%) Coaching
8 4 (14.81%) Lean Manufacturing
9 3 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 3 (11.11%) SOA
10 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
10 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
11 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (44.44%) MCTS
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 4 (14.81%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.70%) MBA
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 12 (44.44%) SAP