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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 555 529 540
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 109 118 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 95 59
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £361 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £623 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.44% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.35 -

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
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
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 £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -15 100 £450 - 28
London -23 37 £500 +11.11% 13
East Midlands +9 15 £375 -16.66%
South East -28 15 £400 -11.11% 5
Northampton +14 11 £375 -11.76%
Northamptonshire +10 11 £375 -16.66%
Tyne and Wear - 11 £285 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £285 - 1
North East - 11 £285 - 1
Yorkshire +2 10 £450 +5.88% 2
Berkshire +6 9 £400 -11.11% 1
West Midlands -8 7 £550 +37.50% 2
Scotland -17 7 £400 -13.97% 2
Reading -2 5 £400 -
Edinburgh -5 5 £400 -20.00% 1
York - 5 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
Birmingham +6 3 £550 +46.66% 2
South Yorkshire -4 3 £350 -40.42%
City of London +37 2 £613 +29.49% 3
Slough +11 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £425 -15.00%
East of England +9 2 £425 -32.00%
Leicestershire +5 2 £450 +45.16%
Manchester -7 2 £401 -15.52% 3
West Yorkshire -9 2 £525 +38.15% 2
North West -16 2 £401 -10.83% 4
Kent - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £500 -
South West +4 1 - - 1

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 56 (27.59%) Finance
3 47 (23.15%) ITIL
4 38 (18.72%) Process Improvement
5 31 (15.27%) Project Management
5 31 (15.27%) Service Management
6 30 (14.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 30 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
7 29 (14.29%) SAP
7 29 (14.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 26 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (12.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (11.82%) PRINCE2
10 23 (11.33%) Change Management
11 21 (10.34%) Banking
12 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (9.36%) ITSM
13 19 (9.36%) SAP Certification
13 19 (9.36%) Coaching
14 18 (8.87%) Configuration Management
14 18 (8.87%) FMCG
14 18 (8.87%) Degree
15 17 (8.37%) MS Visio
16 16 (7.88%) Release Management
16 16 (7.88%) Business Analysis
16 16 (7.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 16 (7.88%) Waterfall
17 15 (7.39%) Workflow
17 15 (7.39%) Manufacturing
18 14 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical

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 (2.46%) Apache
1 5 (2.46%) CMS
2 2 (0.99%) SAS
2 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (8.37%) MS Visio
2 13 (6.40%) MS Excel
3 12 (5.91%) MS Office
4 6 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.94%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 8 (3.94%) SAP SRM
2 5 (2.46%) SAP CO
2 5 (2.46%) SAP FI
2 5 (2.46%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (2.46%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.99%) SAP FI-AP
3 2 (0.99%) SAP Travel Management
4 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.94%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) Firewall
1 13 (6.40%) LAN
2 11 (5.42%) VPN
2 11 (5.42%) WAN
3 2 (0.99%) Internet
4 1 (0.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.40%) SAP BW
2 3 (1.48%) Big Data
3 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.99%) GIS
3 2 (0.99%) MS Access
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.49%) DataStage
4 1 (0.49%) OLAP
4 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (5.42%) Jenkins
1 11 (5.42%) Maven
2 10 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.93%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (4.93%) Subversion
3 2 (0.99%) Hudson
4 1 (0.49%) Toad
4 1 (0.49%) VersionOne
General
1 56 (27.59%) Finance
2 21 (10.34%) Banking
3 15 (7.39%) Manufacturing
4 14 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.96%) Retail
5 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.97%) Back Office
6 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Billing
7 2 (0.99%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.99%) Marketing
7 2 (0.99%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Local Government
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 66 (32.51%) Analyst
2 47 (23.15%) Consultant
3 34 (16.75%) Business Analyst
4 29 (14.29%) Process Analyst
5 24 (11.82%) SAP Consultant
6 15 (7.39%) Functional Consultant
7 13 (6.40%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 11 (5.42%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.42%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (4.93%) Senior Business Analyst
9 10 (4.93%) Software Manager
9 10 (4.93%) Unix Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) Architect
10 9 (4.43%) Change Manager
10 9 (4.43%) Configuration Manager
10 9 (4.43%) Software Configuration Manager
11 8 (3.94%) SAP SRM Consultant
11 8 (3.94%) Six Sigma Consultant
12 7 (3.45%) Lean Consultant
13 6 (2.96%) Process Improvement Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.40%) Middleware
2 5 (2.46%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.46%) XML
3 2 (0.99%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.78%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.87%) FMCG
3 13 (6.40%) HACMP
4 6 (2.96%) User Experience
5 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.97%) Statistics
6 4 (1.97%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.48%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.99%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.99%) PMI
9 1 (0.49%) DTV
9 1 (0.49%) Economics
9 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.40%) AIX
1 13 (6.40%) Solaris
1 13 (6.40%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 47 (23.15%) ITIL
3 38 (18.72%) Process Improvement
4 31 (15.27%) Project Management
4 31 (15.27%) Service Management
5 26 (12.81%) Continuous Improvement
5 26 (12.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (11.82%) PRINCE2
7 23 (11.33%) Change Management
8 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (9.36%) Coaching
9 19 (9.36%) ITSM
10 18 (8.87%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.88%) Business Analysis
11 16 (7.88%) Release Management
11 16 (7.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 16 (7.88%) Waterfall
12 15 (7.39%) Workflow
13 14 (6.90%) Business Transformation
13 14 (6.90%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.96%) SQL
2 5 (2.46%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.99%) C
3 2 (0.99%) MapBasic
3 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (14.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 29 (14.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 19 (9.36%) SAP Certification
4 18 (8.87%) Degree
5 13 (6.40%) IBM AIX Certification
6 10 (4.93%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.43%) ISEB
8 7 (3.45%) CBAP
8 7 (3.45%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 5 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.97%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.48%) CCA
12 2 (0.99%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.99%) MCP
12 2 (0.99%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.49%) APMP
13 1 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) SLA
2 5 (2.46%) COBIT
2 5 (2.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.99%) P3O
3 2 (0.99%) QA
4 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.49%) EMIR
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
4 1 (0.49%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (6.40%) GPFS
2 5 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (14.29%) SAP
2 13 (6.40%) Red Hat
3 11 (5.42%) IBM
4 10 (4.93%) CollabNet
4 10 (4.93%) HP
5 8 (3.94%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.96%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.96%) Minitab
6 6 (2.96%) OpenText
7 5 (2.46%) VMware
8 2 (0.99%) Avaya
8 2 (0.99%) FNZ
8 2 (0.99%) LANDesk
8 2 (0.99%) Mapinfo
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle
8 2 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.99%) Tableau
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco
9 1 (0.49%) Cognos
9 1 (0.49%) WorldPay
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