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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 534 521 480
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -41
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 92 91 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 62
Average daily rate £450 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £411 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 87 £450 -10.00% 32
London -4 46 £500 - 13
East Midlands -6 11 £388 -29.54% 2
Northampton +19 9 £375 -31.81%
Northamptonshire +17 9 £375 -31.81%
South West +12 9 £450 -7.69% 1
City of London +33 7 £625 +21.06% 3
Manchester -11 6 £375 - 5
North West -15 6 £375 -14.28% 6
North East -17 5 £288 -
Tyne and Wear -26 5 £288 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 5 £288 -
West Yorkshire -7 4 £485 +340.90% 3
Yorkshire -22 4 £485 -15.65% 4
South East +8 3 £400 -27.27% 1
Scotland -2 3 £525 +10.52% 3
Leeds -9 3 £345 +213.63% 3
Edinburgh -12 3 £525 +10.52%
Bristol - 3 £403 -
Somerset - 3 - -
Brentford - 3 £475 -
Swindon -1 2 £450 -14.28%
Wiltshire -4 2 £450 -7.69%
Leicester - 2 £450 -
West Midlands - 2 £415 - 5
Leicestershire - 2 £450 - 2
Newbury +8 1 - -
Berkshire +7 1 - - 1
West Sussex +5 1 £400 -23.80%
East of England +1 1 £425 +1.49%

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 72 (36.18%) Finance
3 47 (23.62%) Process Improvement
4 43 (21.61%) Continuous Improvement
4 43 (21.61%) ITIL
5 39 (19.60%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (17.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 29 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (14.07%) MS Visio
9 27 (13.57%) SAP
9 27 (13.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 25 (12.56%) MS Excel
10 25 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (11.56%) PRINCE2
12 21 (10.55%) Workflow
12 21 (10.55%) Business Analysis
13 19 (9.55%) Project Management
13 19 (9.55%) Coaching
14 18 (9.05%) BPMN
14 18 (9.05%) FMCG
14 18 (9.05%) Waterfall
14 18 (9.05%) Service Management
14 18 (9.05%) Banking
15 17 (8.54%) Degree
15 17 (8.54%) Process Management
15 17 (8.54%) Microsoft
15 17 (8.54%) SAP Certification
16 16 (8.04%) MS Office
16 16 (8.04%) Release Management
17 14 (7.04%) Pharmaceutical

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (1.51%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (1.51%) SAS
1 3 (1.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.50%) Apache
2 1 (0.50%) IIS
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (14.07%) MS Visio
2 25 (12.56%) MS Excel
3 16 (8.04%) MS Office
4 10 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.01%) MS Project
6 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) SAP FI
1 5 (2.51%) SAP SRM
2 4 (2.01%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.01%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.02%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.52%) Firewall
2 7 (3.52%) LAN
2 7 (3.52%) WAN
3 6 (3.02%) Internet
4 5 (2.51%) VPN
5 1 (0.50%) Network Security
5 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.53%) MS Access
2 9 (4.52%) SAP BW
3 5 (2.51%) Big Data
4 4 (2.01%) OLAP
5 3 (1.51%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.51%) DataStage
5 3 (1.51%) GIS
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.50%) Redis
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Jenkins
1 11 (5.53%) Maven
2 10 (5.03%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.03%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (5.03%) Subversion
3 3 (1.51%) Toad
4 2 (1.01%) Hudson
4 2 (1.01%) VersionOne
General
1 72 (36.18%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Banking
3 14 (7.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (6.03%) Back Office
4 12 (6.03%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.51%) Retail
7 4 (2.01%) Marketing
8 2 (1.01%) Automotive
8 2 (1.01%) Billing
8 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
9 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (34.67%) Analyst
2 42 (21.11%) Consultant
3 35 (17.59%) Process Analyst
4 32 (16.08%) Business Analyst
5 20 (10.05%) SAP Consultant
6 16 (8.04%) Project Manager
7 15 (7.54%) Process Consultant
8 11 (5.53%) Functional Consultant
9 10 (5.03%) Architect
9 10 (5.03%) Business Process Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Lean Consultant
9 10 (5.03%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 10 (5.03%) Six Sigma Consultant
9 10 (5.03%) Software Manager
10 9 (4.52%) Configuration Manager
10 9 (4.52%) Software Configuration Manager
11 8 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Business Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Service Analyst
13 6 (3.02%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.02%) Middleware
2 2 (1.01%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (1.01%) XML
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) Ajax
3 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.60%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.05%) FMCG
3 6 (3.02%) PMI
4 5 (2.51%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.51%) HACMP
4 5 (2.51%) Internet of Things
4 5 (2.51%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.51%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.51%) Augmented Reality
6 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.51%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.50%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.50%) Robotics
8 1 (0.50%) SCADA
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.51%) AIX
1 5 (2.51%) Solaris
1 5 (2.51%) Unix
2 2 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 47 (23.62%) Process Improvement
3 43 (21.61%) Continuous Improvement
3 43 (21.61%) ITIL
4 29 (14.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (11.56%) PRINCE2
7 21 (10.55%) Business Analysis
7 21 (10.55%) Workflow
8 19 (9.55%) Coaching
8 19 (9.55%) Project Management
9 18 (9.05%) BPMN
9 18 (9.05%) Service Management
9 18 (9.05%) Waterfall
10 17 (8.54%) Process Management
11 16 (8.04%) Release Management
12 14 (7.04%) Change Management
13 13 (6.53%) Data Analysis
14 12 (6.03%) ITSM
15 11 (5.53%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.52%) SQL
1 9 (4.52%) VBA
2 4 (2.01%) PL/SQL
3 3 (1.51%) MapBasic
4 2 (1.01%) C
4 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) C-shell
5 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (17.59%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 27 (13.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 17 (8.54%) Degree
3 17 (8.54%) SAP Certification
4 14 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.03%) ISEB
6 8 (4.02%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.02%) MCTS
7 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.02%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.51%) CBAP
8 5 (2.51%) IBM AIX Certification
8 5 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.01%) BC Cleared
9 4 (2.01%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 3 (1.51%) CCA
11 2 (1.01%) MCP
11 2 (1.01%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.53%) SLA
2 5 (2.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.01%) ISO 9000
3 4 (2.01%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.01%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
5 1 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.50%) EMIR
5 1 (0.50%) MiFID
5 1 (0.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (2.51%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.01%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (13.57%) SAP
2 17 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.03%) CollabNet
3 10 (5.03%) HP
4 8 (4.02%) Oracle
5 5 (2.51%) Cisco
5 5 (2.51%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.01%) IBM
6 4 (2.01%) LANDesk
7 3 (1.51%) Avaya
7 3 (1.51%) Cognos
7 3 (1.51%) Informatica
7 3 (1.51%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.51%) Mapinfo
8 2 (1.01%) FNZ
8 2 (1.01%) OpenText
8 2 (1.01%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.01%) Tableau
9 1 (0.50%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.50%) hybris
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