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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 506 491 441
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -50
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 122 123 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 74 88
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £335 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £593 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £47.71 £21.56 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.34% -40.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.71 £21.56 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+121.34% -40.12%

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -6 113 £475 +11.76% 24
London 0 63 £500 +11.11% 9
South East -20 17 £403 +11.80% 3
North West -8 13 £375 -4.45% 7
Scotland -2 9 £450 +18.42% 2
South West -1 8 £450 +2.85% 1
Berkshire -2 8 £403 +19.25% 2
Cumbria - 8 £375 -
Brentford +4 6 £563 +25.00%
City of London -13 6 £500 +29.95% 2
Slough +2 5 - - 1
Bristol - 5 £425 -
Hook -4 4 £361 +6.96% 1
Cheshire -6 4 £425 +8.28% 2
Hampshire -6 4 £361 +6.96% 1
East Midlands -14 4 £525 +23.52% 1
Yorkshire -18 4 £315 -17.10%
Edinburgh - 4 - - 2
Barrow-in-Furness - 4 - -
Erskine +11 3 £300 -13.74%
Renfrewshire +6 3 £300 -13.74%
West Midlands +5 3 £355 -24.06% 3
Wiltshire -2 3 £525 +20.00%
Northamptonshire -2 3 £525 +23.52%
Northampton -3 3 £525 +23.52%
Macclesfield - 3 - - 1
Glasgow +2 2 £450 -
Wales - 2 £300 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £355 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £513 -

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 92 (38.02%) Finance
3 55 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
4 47 (19.42%) Banking
5 39 (16.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (15.70%) Project Management
6 38 (15.70%) MS Visio
7 37 (15.29%) SAP
7 37 (15.29%) Degree
7 37 (15.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 35 (14.46%) BPMN
9 33 (13.64%) ITIL
9 33 (13.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (12.81%) Manufacturing
10 31 (12.81%) MS Excel
10 31 (12.81%) Microsoft
11 30 (12.40%) PRINCE2
12 29 (11.98%) Telecoms
13 27 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (10.33%) Change Management
15 24 (9.92%) Business Transformation
16 23 (9.50%) Coaching
17 22 (9.09%) Process Improvement
18 21 (8.68%) Business Analysis
19 19 (7.85%) ERP
19 19 (7.85%) SAP Certification
19 19 (7.85%) Retail
20 18 (7.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
20 18 (7.44%) Analytics
21 17 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (1.65%) Documentum
2 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (15.70%) MS Visio
2 31 (12.81%) MS Excel
3 14 (5.79%) MS Office
4 13 (5.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (4.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.41%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (2.48%) SAP SRM
3 4 (1.65%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.83%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.83%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.83%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.41%) Bankmaster
6 1 (0.41%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.31%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.55%) Broadband
1 11 (4.55%) Internet
2 3 (1.24%) NetScaler
2 3 (1.24%) DHCP
2 3 (1.24%) DNS
2 3 (1.24%) IPv4
2 3 (1.24%) SAN
3 2 (0.83%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.13%) SAP BW
2 5 (2.07%) DataStage
2 5 (2.07%) EDMS
2 5 (2.07%) OLAP
2 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.83%) MS Access
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (2.07%) Toad
2 2 (0.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 92 (38.02%) Finance
2 47 (19.42%) Banking
3 33 (13.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 31 (12.81%) Manufacturing
5 29 (11.98%) Telecoms
6 19 (7.85%) Retail
7 17 (7.02%) Retail Banking
8 14 (5.79%) Legal
9 10 (4.13%) Law
10 7 (2.89%) Automotive
10 7 (2.89%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.24%) Back Office
11 3 (1.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (32.64%) Analyst
2 62 (25.62%) Business Analyst
3 50 (20.66%) Consultant
4 24 (9.92%) SAP Consultant
5 20 (8.26%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.85%) Process Analyst
7 14 (5.79%) Business Process Analyst
8 13 (5.37%) Service Manager
9 12 (4.96%) Process Consultant
9 12 (4.96%) Architect
10 11 (4.55%) Transition Manager
10 11 (4.55%) Service Transition Manager
11 10 (4.13%) Business Architect
12 9 (3.72%) Senior Manager
13 8 (3.31%) Functional Consultant
13 8 (3.31%) Process Engineer
13 8 (3.31%) Six Sigma Consultant
14 7 (2.89%) SAP Functional Consultant
14 7 (2.89%) Senior Business Analyst
14 7 (2.89%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.55%) DTV
3 8 (3.31%) FMCG
4 5 (2.07%) PMI
4 5 (2.07%) Freedom of Information
4 5 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.65%) Derivative
5 4 (1.65%) NHS
5 4 (1.65%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.83%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.83%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.83%) User Experience
8 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.41%) CMDB
8 1 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.24%) UNIX
1 3 (1.24%) Windows
1 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 55 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 39 (16.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 38 (15.70%) Project Management
5 35 (14.46%) BPMN
6 33 (13.64%) ITIL
7 30 (12.40%) PRINCE2
8 25 (10.33%) Change Management
9 24 (9.92%) Business Transformation
10 23 (9.50%) Coaching
11 22 (9.09%) Process Improvement
12 21 (8.68%) Business Analysis
13 19 (7.85%) ERP
14 18 (7.44%) Analytics
15 17 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
15 17 (7.02%) Data Modelling
16 16 (6.61%) Service Management
17 15 (6.20%) Mentoring
18 14 (5.79%) Quality Management
19 13 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.55%) SQL
2 5 (2.07%) C
3 3 (1.24%) VBA
3 3 (1.24%) R
4 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (15.29%) Degree
1 37 (15.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 19 (7.85%) SAP Certification
3 18 (7.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 15 (6.20%) Security Cleared
5 14 (5.79%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 12 (4.96%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.55%) MBA
7 11 (4.55%) MCTS
7 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (4.55%) PMI Certification
8 10 (4.13%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 9 (3.72%) PMP
9 9 (3.72%) Postgraduate
10 8 (3.31%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.65%) ISEB
11 4 (1.65%) APMP
12 3 (1.24%) ACCA
12 3 (1.24%) CIMA
13 2 (0.83%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.79%) SLA
2 13 (5.37%) ISO 9001
3 11 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.24%) P3O
4 3 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) QA
5 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (15.29%) SAP
2 31 (12.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.31%) IBM
4 5 (2.07%) Informatica
4 5 (2.07%) Cognos
5 4 (1.65%) OpenText
6 3 (1.24%) VMware
6 3 (1.24%) AppSense
6 3 (1.24%) HP
6 3 (1.24%) Citrix
7 2 (0.83%) webMethods
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle
7 2 (0.83%) Pega
8 1 (0.41%) Casewise
8 1 (0.41%) Minitab
8 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.41%) Remedy
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Lancashire
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