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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 481 445 532
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +87
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 125 147 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.38% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 105 52
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£445 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £336 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £690 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £375 £382
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -1.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -27 111 £450 - 22
London +8 61 £450 -18.18% 6
South East -17 21 £368 -8.12% 4
Berkshire +9 10 £425 +9.67%
Scotland -9 10 £380 -10.58% 3
East of England - 10 £600 - 1
City of London +18 9 £420 -27.04% 3
West Midlands -18 7 £405 +15.71% 2
Hampshire -3 6 £349 -5.23%
South West -27 5 £450 +24.13% 1
Cheshire +10 3 £393 +37.71% 1
North West -5 3 £393 +6.80% 3
Slough -5 3 - -
Wiltshire -16 3 £438 -
Swindon - 3 £438 -
East Midlands -3 2 £625 +75.43% 4
Durham -3 2 - -
Birmingham -9 2 £405 +20.89%
North East -29 2 - -
Milton Keynes -2 1 £375 -
Coventry -5 1 £440 +20.54%
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £375 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £320 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Lincoln - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Livingston - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Middlesbrough - - - -

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 230 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 99 (43.04%) Finance
3 54 (23.48%) ITIL
4 46 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (18.70%) Project Management
6 40 (17.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 39 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (16.96%) Change Management
7 39 (16.96%) Manufacturing
8 35 (15.22%) SAP
8 35 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 34 (14.78%) PRINCE2
10 32 (13.91%) MS Visio
10 32 (13.91%) Process Improvement
11 31 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (13.04%) Banking
13 26 (11.30%) Degree
13 26 (11.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (10.87%) Business Analysis
15 22 (9.57%) Service Management
15 22 (9.57%) SAP Certification
15 22 (9.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 21 (9.13%) MS Excel
17 20 (8.70%) Oracle
18 19 (8.26%) MS Office
18 19 (8.26%) Microsoft
18 19 (8.26%) Telecoms
19 18 (7.83%) Workflow
19 18 (7.83%) Procure-to-pay
20 17 (7.39%) Waterfall

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.61%) WebSphere
2 6 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (1.74%) MQSeries
4 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.30%) SAS
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.43%) Drupal
6 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (13.91%) MS Visio
2 21 (9.13%) MS Excel
3 19 (8.26%) MS Office
4 10 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.78%) SAP SRM
2 4 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.74%) Misys Midas
3 3 (1.30%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.87%) Demantra
4 2 (0.87%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.52%) Internet
2 11 (4.78%) Broadband
3 4 (1.74%) LAN
3 4 (1.74%) WAN
3 4 (1.74%) DNS
3 4 (1.74%) SAN
4 3 (1.30%) DHCP
4 3 (1.30%) VPN
4 3 (1.30%) Firewall
5 1 (0.43%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.43%) MVNO
5 1 (0.43%) Intranet
5 1 (0.43%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.78%) SAP BW
2 6 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.61%) DB2
3 4 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.87%) MS Access
5 2 (0.87%) DataStage
5 2 (0.87%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (1.74%) ERwin
2 2 (0.87%) Toad
3 1 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 99 (43.04%) Finance
2 39 (16.96%) Manufacturing
3 30 (13.04%) Banking
4 26 (11.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 19 (8.26%) Telecoms
6 17 (7.39%) Retail
7 13 (5.65%) Marketing
8 8 (3.48%) Retail Banking
9 6 (2.61%) Investment Banking
10 5 (2.17%) Law
11 4 (1.74%) Billing
12 3 (1.30%) Legal
13 2 (0.87%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.87%) Back Office
14 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 69 (30.00%) Analyst
2 54 (23.48%) Consultant
3 51 (22.17%) Business Analyst
4 22 (9.57%) Process Analyst
4 22 (9.57%) SAP Consultant
5 19 (8.26%) Service Manager
5 19 (8.26%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.39%) Process Consultant
7 11 (4.78%) Business Process Analyst
7 11 (4.78%) Transition Manager
7 11 (4.78%) Process Improvement Consultant
7 11 (4.78%) Service Transition Manager
7 11 (4.78%) SAP P2P Consultant
8 10 (4.35%) Process Manager
8 10 (4.35%) Business Consultant
9 8 (3.48%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 8 (3.48%) Functional Consultant
10 7 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.04%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (3.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.30%) Web Services
1 3 (1.30%) Middleware
2 2 (0.87%) OLE
2 2 (0.87%) .NET
2 2 (0.87%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.96%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.78%) DTV
2 11 (4.78%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.35%) FMCG
4 9 (3.91%) Statistics
5 7 (3.04%) PMI
6 6 (2.61%) iSeries
7 4 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.74%) AS400
7 4 (1.74%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.30%) Firmware
8 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.30%) SCADA
8 3 (1.30%) Open Source
8 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.87%) NHS
10 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.43%) Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.78%) UNIX
2 8 (3.48%) Linux
3 4 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.30%) AIX
4 3 (1.30%) Solaris
5 2 (0.87%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 54 (23.48%) ITIL
3 46 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (18.70%) Project Management
5 39 (16.96%) Change Management
6 35 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 34 (14.78%) PRINCE2
8 32 (13.91%) Process Improvement
9 31 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (10.87%) Business Analysis
11 22 (9.57%) Service Management
12 18 (7.83%) Workflow
12 18 (7.83%) Procure-to-pay
13 17 (7.39%) Waterfall
14 16 (6.96%) Service Delivery
14 16 (6.96%) BPR
15 15 (6.52%) ERP
16 13 (5.65%) Process Management
16 13 (5.65%) Risk Management
17 12 (5.22%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.65%) C
2 7 (3.04%) SQL
3 6 (2.61%) RPG
3 6 (2.61%) RPG IV
4 4 (1.74%) RPG/400
5 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (17.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 26 (11.30%) Degree
3 22 (9.57%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 22 (9.57%) SAP Certification
4 15 (6.52%) PMI Certification
4 15 (6.52%) ISEB
5 9 (3.91%) PMP
6 8 (3.48%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.04%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 5 (2.17%) CRISC
8 5 (2.17%) MBA
8 5 (2.17%) CISA
8 5 (2.17%) CISM
8 5 (2.17%) CISSP
9 4 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.30%) APMP
10 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.87%) HNC
11 2 (0.87%) HND
11 2 (0.87%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.09%) ISO 9001
2 10 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.04%) QA
4 4 (1.74%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (1.30%) GAMP
6 2 (0.87%) GMP
6 2 (0.87%) SLA
6 2 (0.87%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.43%) EMIR
7 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.43%) COBIT
7 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.43%) Basel II
7 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.30%) RACF
1 3 (1.30%) VMware ESX
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) KVM
2 2 (0.87%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (1.30%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (15.22%) SAP
2 20 (8.70%) Oracle
3 19 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.48%) JD Edwards
5 6 (2.61%) Open Text
5 6 (2.61%) IBM
6 5 (2.17%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.74%) Remedy
7 4 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.74%) BMC
7 4 (1.74%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.74%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.30%) VMware
8 3 (1.30%) Citrix
8 3 (1.30%) Progress
9 2 (0.87%) Cognos
9 2 (0.87%) HP
9 2 (0.87%) Casewise
10 1 (0.43%) Minitab
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