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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 128 126 112
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 19 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -10.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £258 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £394 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £439
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.71 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £13.11 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+263.92% -63.58%
Lean Six Sigma
England

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
2778 2203 1815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.40% 73.14% 72.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1165 895
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 94 83
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.37 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 2015.

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 July 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
Cumbria - 11 £350 -
Cheshire -2 4 £450 +13.92%
Manchester -9 3 £413 +34.58%
Lean Six Sigma
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 25 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 17 (68.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (64.00%) Finance
4 15 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (52.00%) BPMN
6 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (44.00%) MS Visio
7 11 (44.00%) SAP
7 11 (44.00%) Quality Management
7 11 (44.00%) MCTS
7 11 (44.00%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (28.00%) Process Management
10 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
11 5 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
11 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
11 5 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
11 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
11 5 (20.00%) SOA
12 4 (16.00%) Project Management
12 4 (16.00%) Retail
12 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
12 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
13 3 (12.00%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (44.00%) MS Visio
2 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) ATM
General
1 16 (64.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 3 (12.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Banking
5 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Process Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Business Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Process Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Process Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Change Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Business Process Architect
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Change Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 17 (68.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (52.00%) BPMN
5 11 (44.00%) Performance Analysis
5 11 (44.00%) Quality Management
6 7 (28.00%) Process Management
7 5 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (20.00%) SOA
7 5 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (12.00%) Lean Manufacturing
9 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (12.00%) Coaching
10 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
11 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
11 1 (4.00%) Process Architecture
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (44.00%) MCTS
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 4 (16.00%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (4.00%) MBA
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) SAP