The table below looks at the statistics for Lean Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 117 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.15% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£399 £425 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.16% +24.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2025 1733 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 73.42% 68.55% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 850 826
Average daily rate £385 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 69
Average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £9.25 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

Lean Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Lean Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Edinburgh - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 6 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 5 (35.71%) Validation
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) PDCA
5 3 (21.43%) SCADA
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (21.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Product Management
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Statistics
5 3 (21.43%) Benchmarking
5 3 (21.43%) DNS
5 3 (21.43%) SAN
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) Firmware
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) WAN

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Senior Quality Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) CSS
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Statistics
2 3 (21.43%) SCADA
3 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (14.29%) AIX
2 2 (14.29%) HPUX
2 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 5 (35.71%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (21.43%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Benchmarking
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Product Management
3 3 (21.43%) PDCA
4 2 (14.29%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) ERP
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) PLM
5 1 (7.14%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (21.43%) GAMP
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Firmware
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) KVM
2 2 (14.29%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix