The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 North West 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 124 124 136
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.15% 0.061%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.21% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£390 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.85% +2.94%
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2112 1894 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.59% 70.94% 65.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £454 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 87 112
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Lean Six Sigma
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 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
Cheshire - 3 £393 - 1
Manchester -5 1 £225 -47.05% 1
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
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England

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Billing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (11.11%) BPMN
4 1 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) DSDM
4 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) SLA
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) NHS
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Operations Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Service Operations Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Business Solution Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Project Officer
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) IT Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) BPMN
4 1 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) DSDM
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle