The table below looks at the statistics for Lean Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 255 218 211
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -7
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 11 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.23% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.31% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
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£550 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £359
% change year-on-year
- +25.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7382 6452 5457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.32% 72.86% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4060 3447 2670
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 264 306
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £49.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Lean Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Lean Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Lean Six Sigma
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Hampshire - 4 £550 - 2
Berkshire -8 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -13 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
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Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 32 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 16 (50.00%) Finance
3 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
4 12 (37.50%) ITIL
5 7 (21.88%) Service Management
5 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.88%) Internet
6 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (15.63%) Broadband
7 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
7 5 (15.63%) DTV
8 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
9 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (9.38%) BPR
9 3 (9.38%) Automotive
10 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.25%) Change Management
10 2 (6.25%) Workflow
10 2 (6.25%) AS400
10 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
10 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
10 2 (6.25%) Banking
10 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
10 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (6.25%) IBM

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (6.25%) MQSeries
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) DB2
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) ERwin
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.38%) Automotive
4 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 2 (6.25%) General Ledger
4 2 (6.25%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Business Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Service Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Transition Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Service Transition Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Process Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Business Process Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Business Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Process Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Change Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Change Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Business Change Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) DTV
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) AS400
2 2 (6.25%) iSeries
2 2 (6.25%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.25%) SWIFT
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 12 (37.50%) ITIL
3 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
3 7 (21.88%) Service Management
4 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.38%) BPR
6 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
7 2 (6.25%) Line Management
7 2 (6.25%) Coaching
7 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) DSDM
7 2 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) RPG
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
1 2 (6.25%) RPG/400
1 2 (6.25%) RPG IV
2 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
1 5 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
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