The table below looks at the statistics for Lean Six Sigma skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lean Six Sigma over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 492 479 456
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 121 117 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 73 81
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £335 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £595 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £47.71 £13.11 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.92% -63.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £13.11 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+263.92% -63.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42498 40281 37334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.13% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27435 25058 22430
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1192 1110
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
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

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

Lean Six Sigma Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Lean Six Sigma Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the UK.

Lean Six Sigma Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 7 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
England -16 111 £478 +12.35% 28
London +5 52 £513 +5.12% 8
South East -7 26 £435 +20.83% 5
North West -7 19 £400 +3.09%
Cumbria - 11 £350 -
Scotland -4 8 £365 +1.38% 1
Hampshire +2 6 £361 +0.27%
Berkshire +10 5 £403 +61.00% 2
Brentford +3 5 £563 +20.00%
City of London -3 5 £500 -13.04% 5
South West -19 5 £450 +2.85% 11
Brighton - 5 £435 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 5 £325 -
East Sussex - 5 £435 -
Surrey - 5 £425 - 1
Cheshire -1 4 £450 +13.92%
Hook -6 4 £361 +0.27%
East Midlands -12 4 £525 +31.25%
Staines - 4 - -
Renfrewshire +8 3 £300 -13.74%
Erskine +6 3 £300 -13.74%
Northamptonshire -1 3 £525 +23.52%
Wiltshire -2 3 £525 +20.00% 1
Edinburgh -2 3 - - 1
Northampton -2 3 £525 +23.52%
Manchester -12 3 £413 +34.58%
Yorkshire -20 3 £330 -13.15%
West Sussex - 3 £693 - 2
Slough +3 2 - - 2
Bradford -7 2 £330 -

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 251 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 96 (38.25%) Finance
3 63 (25.10%) Continuous Improvement
4 47 (18.73%) SAP
5 43 (17.13%) Project Management
6 42 (16.73%) MS Visio
7 40 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (14.74%) Banking
8 37 (14.74%) Degree
9 36 (14.34%) ITIL
10 34 (13.55%) PRINCE2
10 34 (13.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 33 (13.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 32 (12.75%) Manufacturing
13 31 (12.35%) BPMN
14 30 (11.95%) MS Excel
15 29 (11.55%) Microsoft
16 27 (10.76%) Telecoms
17 26 (10.36%) ERP
17 26 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (9.96%) Business Transformation
18 25 (9.96%) Change Management
19 24 (9.56%) SAP Certification
19 24 (9.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 24 (9.56%) Coaching
20 22 (8.76%) Process Improvement
21 21 (8.37%) Analytics
22 19 (7.57%) Retail
23 18 (7.17%) Business Analysis
23 18 (7.17%) Service Management

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 4 (1.59%) Documentum
2 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.40%) SAS
Applications
1 42 (16.73%) MS Visio
2 30 (11.95%) MS Excel
3 17 (6.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (5.58%) MS Project
4 14 (5.58%) MS Office
5 1 (0.40%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 13 (5.18%) SAP FI-AP
2 7 (2.79%) SAP SRM
3 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.80%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.80%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.80%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.40%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Travel Management
5 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.40%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.40%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.39%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.59%) Broadband
1 9 (3.59%) Internet
2 3 (1.20%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.20%) DHCP
2 3 (1.20%) DNS
2 3 (1.20%) IPv4
2 3 (1.20%) SAN
3 2 (0.80%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.18%) SAP BW
2 5 (1.99%) EDMS
3 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.80%) OLAP
4 2 (0.80%) DataStage
5 1 (0.40%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Toad
1 2 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.40%) LSMW
General
1 96 (38.25%) Finance
2 37 (14.74%) Banking
3 33 (13.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 32 (12.75%) Manufacturing
5 27 (10.76%) Telecoms
6 19 (7.57%) Retail
7 18 (7.17%) Legal
8 15 (5.98%) Retail Banking
9 14 (5.58%) Law
10 7 (2.79%) Automotive
11 3 (1.20%) Advertising
11 3 (1.20%) Marketing
11 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.20%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.80%) Back Office
13 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (30.28%) Analyst
2 58 (23.11%) Business Analyst
3 53 (21.12%) Consultant
4 29 (11.55%) SAP Consultant
5 25 (9.96%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.57%) Process Analyst
7 15 (5.98%) Business Process Analyst
8 13 (5.18%) Functional Consultant
9 12 (4.78%) Architect
10 11 (4.38%) Service Manager
10 11 (4.38%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 9 (3.59%) Transition Manager
11 9 (3.59%) Business Architect
11 9 (3.59%) Change Manager
11 9 (3.59%) Senior Manager
11 9 (3.59%) Process Consultant
11 9 (3.59%) Service Transition Manager
12 8 (3.19%) Process Engineer
13 7 (2.79%) Business Manager
13 7 (2.79%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.40%) CSS
1 1 (0.40%) EDI
1 1 (0.40%) BAPI
1 1 (0.40%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.58%) FMCG
3 9 (3.59%) DTV
4 6 (2.39%) PMI
5 5 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (1.99%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.59%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.80%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.40%) Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.40%) CMDB
9 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.20%) UNIX
1 3 (1.20%) Windows
1 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 63 (25.10%) Continuous Improvement
3 43 (17.13%) Project Management
4 40 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 36 (14.34%) ITIL
6 34 (13.55%) PRINCE2
7 31 (12.35%) BPMN
8 26 (10.36%) ERP
9 25 (9.96%) Change Management
9 25 (9.96%) Business Transformation
10 24 (9.56%) Coaching
11 22 (8.76%) Process Improvement
12 21 (8.37%) Analytics
13 18 (7.17%) Service Management
13 18 (7.17%) Business Analysis
14 16 (6.37%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (5.98%) Quality Management
15 15 (5.98%) Data Modelling
15 15 (5.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.19%) SQL
2 6 (2.39%) C
3 3 (1.20%) VBA
3 3 (1.20%) R
4 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (14.74%) Degree
2 34 (13.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 24 (9.56%) SAP Certification
3 24 (9.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 17 (6.77%) Security Cleared
5 15 (5.98%) PMI Certification
6 14 (5.58%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.18%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 12 (4.78%) PMP
9 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (4.38%) MBA
9 11 (4.38%) MCTS
10 9 (3.59%) Postgraduate
11 8 (3.19%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.79%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
13 6 (2.39%) APMP
14 3 (1.20%) ISEB
14 3 (1.20%) ACCA
14 3 (1.20%) CIMA
15 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.18%) SLA
2 11 (4.38%) ISO 9001
3 9 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.20%) P3O
5 2 (0.80%) QA
6 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.20%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (18.73%) SAP
2 29 (11.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.39%) IBM
4 4 (1.59%) OpenText
5 3 (1.20%) VMware
5 3 (1.20%) AppSense
5 3 (1.20%) HP
5 3 (1.20%) Citrix
6 2 (0.80%) Informatica
6 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.80%) Cognos
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle
7 1 (0.40%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.40%) webMethods
7 1 (0.40%) Remedy
7 1 (0.40%) Casewise
7 1 (0.40%) Pega
7 1 (0.40%) Minitab
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