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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lean Six Sigma over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 541 516 485
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -31
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 102 130 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 72
Median daily rate £450 £475 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £316 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £403 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £47.71 £21.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +121.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.71 £21.56
% change year-on-year
- +121.34%

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
44747 45474 41772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.69% 79.85% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29561 29429 25946
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1036 1183 1168
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

Lean Six Sigma
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 98 £450 -5.26% 24
London -24 38 £450 -10.00% 11
South East +10 32 £425 +2.71% 4
Hampshire +12 15 £361 - 1
City of London +50 10 £500 - 8
Berkshire +6 9 £531 +31.98%
Hook +8 6 £361 -
East Midlands +4 6 £375 -28.57% 2
Northampton -1 5 £375 -28.57%
Northamptonshire -5 5 £375 -28.57%
North West -19 5 £300 -25.00% 2
West Midlands -22 5 £600 +93.54% 2
Basingstoke - 5 £394 -
Slough +7 4 £313 -
Scotland -2 4 £444 -1.38%
Edinburgh -5 4 £444 -
Manchester -9 4 £343 -16.96% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £450 -
Warwickshire -4 3 £600 -
Wiltshire -4 3 £450 -14.28%
South West -5 3 £450 -
East of England - 3 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £413 +38.65%
Corsham -7 2 £425 -19.04%
North East -41 2 £285 -28.75% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £285 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £285 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £413 -
South Yorkshire -2 1 £375 +41.50%

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Lean Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Lean Six Sigma.

1 216 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 51 (23.61%) ITIL
3 49 (22.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (21.30%) Finance
5 42 (19.44%) Process Improvement
6 37 (17.13%) Project Management
7 32 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (14.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 28 (12.96%) Business Analysis
9 28 (12.96%) Service Management
9 28 (12.96%) Change Management
10 27 (12.50%) SAP
11 26 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (11.57%) PRINCE2
13 24 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 24 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (9.26%) Workflow
14 20 (9.26%) MS Visio
14 20 (9.26%) Security Cleared
15 19 (8.80%) Telecoms
16 18 (8.33%) ISEB
16 18 (8.33%) SAP Certification
16 18 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 17 (7.87%) MS Office
17 17 (7.87%) Manufacturing
18 16 (7.41%) MS Excel
18 16 (7.41%) Coaching
19 15 (6.94%) UML
19 15 (6.94%) Configuration Management
19 15 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.31%) Apache
1 5 (2.31%) CMS
1 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (9.26%) MS Visio
2 17 (7.87%) MS Office
3 16 (7.41%) MS Excel
4 8 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (6.48%) SAP SRM
2 9 (4.17%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 7 (3.24%) SAP MDM
4 4 (1.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.93%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.93%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.93%) SAP FI-AP
5 2 (0.93%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.46%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.78%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.48%) Firewall
1 14 (6.48%) LAN
2 12 (5.56%) WAN
3 11 (5.09%) VPN
4 6 (2.78%) Broadband
4 6 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (0.46%) DMZ
5 1 (0.46%) Intranet
5 1 (0.46%) MVNO
5 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.09%) SAP BW
2 4 (1.85%) Data Mart
2 4 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.85%) DataStage
2 4 (1.85%) OLAP
3 2 (0.93%) Big Data
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (1.85%) Toad
2 1 (0.46%) VersionOne
General
1 46 (21.30%) Finance
2 19 (8.80%) Telecoms
3 17 (7.87%) Manufacturing
4 15 (6.94%) Banking
4 15 (6.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.78%) Retail
6 3 (1.39%) Back Office
6 3 (1.39%) Local Government
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.46%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 80 (37.04%) Analyst
2 45 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 43 (19.91%) Consultant
4 28 (12.96%) Process Analyst
5 22 (10.19%) SAP Consultant
6 14 (6.48%) Business Process Analyst
7 13 (6.02%) Service Manager
8 10 (4.63%) Functional Consultant
8 10 (4.63%) Unix Engineer
9 9 (4.17%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 9 (4.17%) Six Sigma Consultant
10 8 (3.70%) Change Manager
10 8 (3.70%) Lean Consultant
10 8 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.70%) SAP SRM Consultant
11 7 (3.24%) Agile Coach
11 7 (3.24%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 7 (3.24%) Process Improvement Analyst
11 7 (3.24%) Service Transition Manager
11 7 (3.24%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.02%) Middleware
2 5 (2.31%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.31%) XML
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.94%) FMCG
3 13 (6.02%) HACMP
4 9 (4.17%) User Experience
5 7 (3.24%) Frameworx
5 7 (3.24%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (2.78%) Digital TV
6 6 (2.78%) Statistics
7 5 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.39%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Economics
9 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.46%) Life Science
10 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.02%) AIX
1 13 (6.02%) Solaris
1 13 (6.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 51 (23.61%) ITIL
3 49 (22.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (19.44%) Process Improvement
5 37 (17.13%) Project Management
6 28 (12.96%) Business Analysis
6 28 (12.96%) Change Management
6 28 (12.96%) Service Management
7 26 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (11.57%) PRINCE2
9 24 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (9.26%) Workflow
11 18 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (7.41%) Coaching
13 15 (6.94%) Configuration Management
13 15 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 15 (6.94%) UML
14 13 (6.02%) BPMN
14 13 (6.02%) BPR
14 13 (6.02%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.31%) JavaScript
1 5 (2.31%) SQL
2 2 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (14.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 24 (11.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 20 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 18 (8.33%) ISEB
4 18 (8.33%) SAP Certification
5 15 (6.94%) Degree
6 13 (6.02%) IBM AIX Certification
7 8 (3.70%) CBAP
8 7 (3.24%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
9 6 (2.78%) CITP
9 6 (2.78%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.31%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 4 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.39%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.46%) CCNP
14 1 (0.46%) CCSP
14 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.24%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (3.24%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.78%) SLA
3 5 (2.31%) COBIT
4 4 (1.85%) Solvency II
5 3 (1.39%) P3O
6 1 (0.46%) EFQM
6 1 (0.46%) MiFID
6 1 (0.46%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (6.02%) GPFS
2 5 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (12.50%) SAP
2 13 (6.02%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.02%) Red Hat
3 11 (5.09%) IBM
4 7 (3.24%) Minitab
4 7 (3.24%) OpenText
4 7 (3.24%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.31%) Cognos
5 5 (2.31%) VMware
6 4 (1.85%) Informatica
7 2 (0.93%) Cisco
7 2 (0.93%) LANDesk
7 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.93%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.46%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.46%) Juniper
8 1 (0.46%) Motorola
8 1 (0.46%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.46%) Tableau
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