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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 526 477 442
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -35
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 104 131 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 77 107
Average daily rate
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£398 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £335 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £600 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £408 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.74% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £47.71 £20.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.55% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £20.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+138.55% -44.44%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -30 91 £395 -12.22% 25
London -29 37 £475 +2.15% 9
South East -19 21 £361 +0.27% 6
Scotland -5 11 £450 +18.42% 3
North West -20 10 £420 +7.00% 1
South West +2 8 £450 -
West Midlands +4 6 £345 -14.81% 2
Berkshire -6 6 - -
Bristol - 6 £438 -
City of London +9 5 £488 +16.20% 1
Slough +7 5 - -
Hampshire +6 5 £361 +7.76%
Hook +6 5 £361 +7.76%
Yorkshire -24 5 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £350 - 2
Staffordshire - 5 £345 - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £350 - 2
Glasgow +10 4 £450 -
Cheshire -13 4 £425 +8.28%
Edinburgh - 4 £475 - 3
Wales - 4 £339 -
Erskine +11 3 £300 -13.74%
Renfrewshire +6 3 £300 -13.74%
East Midlands -9 3 £538 +21.12% 1
West Yorkshire -27 3 £375 - 1
South Wales - 3 £378 -
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Cardiff - 3 £378 -
Barrow-in-Furness - 3 - -
Macclesfield - 3 - -

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 85 (36.02%) Finance
3 53 (22.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 49 (20.76%) Banking
5 45 (19.07%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 42 (17.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (16.10%) SAP
8 36 (15.25%) BPMN
9 35 (14.83%) MS Excel
9 35 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (13.98%) MS Visio
10 33 (13.98%) Degree
11 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
11 32 (13.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (12.71%) ITIL
13 29 (12.29%) Manufacturing
14 27 (11.44%) Project Management
15 24 (10.17%) Change Management
15 24 (10.17%) Business Analysis
16 23 (9.75%) Telecoms
17 22 (9.32%) Process Improvement
18 21 (8.90%) Coaching
19 20 (8.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
19 20 (8.47%) Retail
20 19 (8.05%) PRINCE2
21 18 (7.63%) ERP
21 18 (7.63%) SAP Certification
21 18 (7.63%) Analytics
22 17 (7.20%) Root Cause Analysis
23 16 (6.78%) Data Modelling

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (1.69%) Documentum
2 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.42%) SAS
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 35 (14.83%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.98%) MS Visio
3 13 (5.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.24%) MS Office
5 7 (2.97%) MS Project
6 1 (0.42%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (3.81%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (2.54%) SAP SRM
3 4 (1.69%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.85%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.85%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.85%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.42%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.42%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.54%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.08%) Broadband
1 12 (5.08%) Internet
2 3 (1.27%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.27%) DHCP
2 3 (1.27%) DNS
2 3 (1.27%) IPv4
2 3 (1.27%) SAN
3 2 (0.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.24%) SAP BW
2 5 (2.12%) DataStage
2 5 (2.12%) EDMS
2 5 (2.12%) OLAP
2 5 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.27%) MS Access
3 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Toad
2 1 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 85 (36.02%) Finance
2 49 (20.76%) Banking
3 32 (13.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 29 (12.29%) Manufacturing
5 23 (9.75%) Telecoms
6 20 (8.47%) Retail
7 16 (6.78%) Retail Banking
8 10 (4.24%) Legal
9 9 (3.81%) Automotive
10 6 (2.54%) Investment Banking
11 5 (2.12%) Back Office
12 4 (1.69%) Law
13 2 (0.85%) Advertising
13 2 (0.85%) Marketing
14 1 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.42%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.42%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 67 (28.39%) Analyst
2 55 (23.31%) Business Analyst
2 55 (23.31%) Consultant
3 23 (9.75%) SAP Consultant
4 20 (8.47%) Process Analyst
5 19 (8.05%) Process Consultant
6 16 (6.78%) Business Process Analyst
7 15 (6.36%) Service Manager
8 13 (5.51%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.08%) Architect
9 12 (5.08%) Transition Manager
9 12 (5.08%) Service Transition Manager
10 10 (4.24%) Business Architect
11 8 (3.39%) Senior Manager
11 8 (3.39%) Process Engineer
11 8 (3.39%) Six Sigma Consultant
12 7 (2.97%) Change Manager
12 7 (2.97%) Functional Consultant
13 6 (2.54%) SAP Functional Consultant
13 6 (2.54%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.42%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.08%) DTV
3 7 (2.97%) FMCG
4 5 (2.12%) PMI
4 5 (2.12%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.69%) Derivative
5 4 (1.69%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.27%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.27%) User Experience
6 3 (1.27%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.85%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.42%) CMDB
8 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.27%) UNIX
1 3 (1.27%) Windows
1 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 53 (22.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 42 (17.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (15.25%) BPMN
5 30 (12.71%) ITIL
6 27 (11.44%) Project Management
7 24 (10.17%) Change Management
7 24 (10.17%) Business Analysis
8 22 (9.32%) Process Improvement
9 21 (8.90%) Coaching
10 19 (8.05%) PRINCE2
11 18 (7.63%) ERP
11 18 (7.63%) Analytics
12 17 (7.20%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (6.78%) Data Modelling
13 16 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (6.36%) Service Management
14 15 (6.36%) Quality Management
14 15 (6.36%) Mentoring
15 12 (5.08%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.66%) SQL
2 4 (1.69%) C
3 3 (1.27%) VBA
3 3 (1.27%) R
4 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (19.07%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 33 (13.98%) Degree
3 20 (8.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 18 (7.63%) SAP Certification
5 14 (5.93%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 14 (5.93%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.08%) MCTS
6 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.66%) MBA
8 10 (4.24%) Postgraduate
9 8 (3.39%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.39%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 6 (2.54%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.69%) ISEB
12 3 (1.27%) ACCA
12 3 (1.27%) CIMA
12 3 (1.27%) PMP
12 3 (1.27%) APMP
13 2 (0.85%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.93%) SLA
2 13 (5.51%) ISO 9001
3 12 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.69%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.85%) P3O
6 1 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) QA
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (16.10%) SAP
2 32 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.54%) IBM
4 5 (2.12%) Cognos
4 5 (2.12%) Informatica
5 4 (1.69%) OpenText
6 3 (1.27%) VMware
6 3 (1.27%) AppSense
6 3 (1.27%) HP
6 3 (1.27%) Citrix
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle
7 2 (0.85%) Pega
7 2 (0.85%) webMethods
8 1 (0.42%) Remedy
8 1 (0.42%) Minitab
8 1 (0.42%) hybris
8 1 (0.42%) Casewise
8 1 (0.42%) JD Edwards
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