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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 475 429 497
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +68
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 131 150 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.39% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 106 63
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£438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £344 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £688 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +89.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +89.47%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Lean Six Sigma Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 2014. 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 -40 116 £445 -1.11% 19
London +1 56 £458 -13.88% 5
South East -26 20 £360 -15.29% 5
Berkshire +9 11 £400 +3.22% 2
Scotland -12 10 £380 -10.58% 2
East Midlands -3 8 £444 +24.56% 1
West Midlands -9 8 £405 +6.57% 3
City of London +8 6 £420 -27.04% 3
South West -39 6 £438 +20.68% 1
Northampton +10 5 £425 -
Northamptonshire +3 5 £425 - 1
Hampshire -16 5 £335 -16.25% 2
Slough -2 4 £250 +11.11%
Wiltshire -16 4 £438 -
Swindon - 4 £438 -
Cheshire 0 3 £393 -
North West -11 3 £393 +7.16% 3
Durham -4 2 - - 1
Birmingham -4 2 £405 +20.89% 2
North East -20 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire +2 1 - -
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £440 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Livingston - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Amersham - - - -

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 97 (43.69%) Finance
3 47 (21.17%) ITIL
4 44 (19.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (18.47%) Project Management
6 40 (18.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 38 (17.12%) Change Management
8 35 (15.77%) Manufacturing
9 32 (14.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 32 (14.41%) Process Improvement
10 31 (13.96%) SAP
10 31 (13.96%) PRINCE2
11 29 (13.06%) MS Visio
12 28 (12.61%) Degree
13 25 (11.26%) Banking
14 24 (10.81%) Business Analysis
14 24 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 20 (9.01%) Oracle
15 20 (9.01%) MS Excel
16 19 (8.56%) SAP Certification
17 18 (8.11%) BPR
17 18 (8.11%) Service Management
17 18 (8.11%) Retail
17 18 (8.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 17 (7.66%) Procure-to-pay
18 17 (7.66%) Telecoms
18 17 (7.66%) Microsoft
19 16 (7.21%) Workflow
20 15 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
20 15 (6.76%) ISEB

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 10 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.25%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.80%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (1.35%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.35%) SAS
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (13.06%) MS Visio
2 20 (9.01%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.76%) MS Office
4 9 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.95%) SAP SRM
2 3 (1.35%) Misys Midas
2 3 (1.35%) SAP FI-AP
3 2 (0.90%) Demantra
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.90%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.90%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.45%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.41%) Internet
2 9 (4.05%) Broadband
3 7 (3.15%) LAN
3 7 (3.15%) WAN
4 6 (2.70%) VPN
4 6 (2.70%) DNS
4 6 (2.70%) SAN
4 6 (2.70%) Firewall
5 5 (2.25%) DHCP
6 1 (0.45%) Intranet
6 1 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.45%) MVNO
6 1 (0.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.50%) SAP BW
2 8 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.25%) DB2
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.90%) MS Access
5 2 (0.90%) DataStage
5 2 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) ERwin
2 2 (0.90%) Toad
3 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 97 (43.69%) Finance
2 35 (15.77%) Manufacturing
3 25 (11.26%) Banking
4 24 (10.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (8.11%) Retail
6 17 (7.66%) Telecoms
7 12 (5.41%) Marketing
8 8 (3.60%) Retail Banking
9 5 (2.25%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.80%) Billing
11 2 (0.90%) Back Office
11 2 (0.90%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.90%) Law
11 2 (0.90%) Legal
12 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (29.28%) Analyst
2 52 (23.42%) Business Analyst
2 52 (23.42%) Consultant
3 20 (9.01%) SAP Consultant
4 19 (8.56%) Project Manager
5 17 (7.66%) Process Consultant
6 16 (7.21%) Process Analyst
7 15 (6.76%) Service Manager
8 11 (4.95%) Process Improvement Consultant
8 11 (4.95%) SAP P2P Consultant
9 10 (4.50%) Business Process Analyst
9 10 (4.50%) Business Consultant
10 9 (4.05%) Transition Manager
10 9 (4.05%) Service Transition Manager
10 9 (4.05%) Process Manager
11 8 (3.60%) SAP Functional Consultant
11 8 (3.60%) Architect
11 8 (3.60%) Functional Consultant
12 7 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.15%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.70%) Middleware
2 4 (1.80%) Web Services
3 3 (1.35%) CSS
4 2 (0.90%) .NET
4 2 (0.90%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.95%) FMCG
2 10 (4.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.05%) DTV
4 8 (3.60%) Statistics
5 6 (2.70%) PMI
5 6 (2.70%) Open Source
6 5 (2.25%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.25%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.25%) iSeries
7 3 (1.35%) SCADA
7 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.35%) AS400
7 3 (1.35%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.35%) Firmware
8 2 (0.90%) NHS
8 2 (0.90%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Equities
9 1 (0.45%) Economics
9 1 (0.45%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.86%) UNIX
2 9 (4.05%) Linux
3 6 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.70%) AIX
3 6 (2.70%) Solaris
4 3 (1.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 47 (21.17%) ITIL
3 44 (19.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (18.47%) Project Management
5 38 (17.12%) Change Management
6 32 (14.41%) Process Improvement
6 32 (14.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 31 (13.96%) PRINCE2
8 24 (10.81%) Business Analysis
9 18 (8.11%) BPR
9 18 (8.11%) Service Management
10 17 (7.66%) Procure-to-pay
11 16 (7.21%) Workflow
12 15 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (6.76%) Waterfall
13 14 (6.31%) Service Delivery
14 13 (5.86%) Risk Management
14 13 (5.86%) ERP
15 12 (5.41%) Business Transformation
16 11 (4.95%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.86%) C
2 8 (3.60%) SQL
3 5 (2.25%) RPG
3 5 (2.25%) RPG IV
4 3 (1.35%) RPG/400
5 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (18.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 28 (12.61%) Degree
3 19 (8.56%) SAP Certification
4 18 (8.11%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 15 (6.76%) ISEB
6 14 (6.31%) PMI Certification
7 10 (4.50%) Security Cleared
8 9 (4.05%) PMP
9 7 (3.15%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 6 (2.70%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.25%) CRISC
11 5 (2.25%) CISA
11 5 (2.25%) CISM
11 5 (2.25%) CISSP
12 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.35%) MBA
12 3 (1.35%) APMP
13 2 (0.90%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 2 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.41%) ISO 9001
2 8 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.15%) QA
4 4 (1.80%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (1.35%) GAMP
6 2 (0.90%) GMP
6 2 (0.90%) SLA
6 2 (0.90%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.45%) EMIR
7 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.45%) COBIT
7 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.45%) Basel II
7 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (2.25%) VMware ESX
1 5 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.35%) KVM
2 3 (1.35%) RHEV
2 3 (1.35%) RACF
3 1 (0.45%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (13.96%) SAP
2 20 (9.01%) Oracle
3 17 (7.66%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.15%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.70%) JD Edwards
5 6 (2.70%) Open Text
5 6 (2.70%) IBM
6 5 (2.25%) Citrix
6 5 (2.25%) VMware
6 5 (2.25%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.35%) HP
8 3 (1.35%) Progress
9 2 (0.90%) Casewise
10 1 (0.45%) Minitab
10 1 (0.45%) Cognos
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