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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 497 472 505
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +33
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 115 115 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.30% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 85 47
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £329 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -

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
42724 38810 38732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.15% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 24127 22614
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1169 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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
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 31 October 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 -35 110 £450 -10.00% 31
London -5 56 £450 -18.18% 10
South East -18 22 £361 +6.96% 8
East Midlands +6 11 £500 +14.28% 3
City of London +18 10 £463 -13.95% 1
Northamptonshire -2 9 £500 +17.64% 2
Berkshire +10 7 £400 - 1
West Midlands -7 6 £405 -4.70% 1
North East -33 6 £240 -36.00%
Hertfordshire -13 5 £600 +92.00%
East of England -17 5 £600 +92.00% 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £240 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £240 -
Northampton -4 3 £550 - 2
Scotland -4 3 £399 -6.16% 1
Middlesex +5 2 £503 +11.66%
Yorkshire -4 2 - - 5
Surrey -4 2 - - 2
Birmingham -6 2 £405 -12.43%
South West -29 2 - - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Durham -4 1 - -
Milton Keynes -8 1 £375 - 1
West Yorkshire -11 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -19 1 £375 +15.38% 2
Bradford - 1 - - 1
Leicester - 1 £425 -
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £425 -

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 100 (42.02%) Finance
3 58 (24.37%) ITIL
4 45 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 44 (18.49%) Manufacturing
5 44 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
6 42 (17.65%) Process Improvement
6 42 (17.65%) SAP
7 40 (16.81%) Project Management
8 33 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (13.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 32 (13.45%) PRINCE2
9 32 (13.45%) MS Visio
10 31 (13.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 31 (13.03%) Change Management
10 31 (13.03%) Banking
11 29 (12.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 29 (12.18%) SAP Certification
12 25 (10.50%) Service Management
13 24 (10.08%) Degree
13 24 (10.08%) Telecoms
14 23 (9.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 21 (8.82%) BPR
15 21 (8.82%) ERP
16 20 (8.40%) Microsoft
16 20 (8.40%) Business Analysis
16 20 (8.40%) Procure-to-pay
17 19 (7.98%) Workflow
17 19 (7.98%) Retail
17 19 (7.98%) MS Excel

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.52%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (2.10%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.26%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.26%) SAS
6 2 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.42%) Drupal
7 1 (0.42%) Alfresco
Applications
1 32 (13.45%) MS Visio
2 19 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 17 (7.14%) MS Office
4 13 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.46%) SAP SRM
2 7 (2.94%) SAP FI-AP
3 5 (2.10%) Misys Midas
4 4 (1.68%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.84%) Demantra
5 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.84%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.84%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.42%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.10%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.56%) Internet
2 13 (5.46%) Broadband
3 4 (1.68%) LAN
3 4 (1.68%) WAN
3 4 (1.68%) DNS
3 4 (1.68%) SAN
4 3 (1.26%) Firewall
4 3 (1.26%) DHCP
4 3 (1.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.04%) SAP BW
2 7 (2.94%) DB2
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.84%) DataStage
6 2 (0.84%) QlikView
6 2 (0.84%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (2.10%) ERwin
2 2 (0.84%) Toad
General
1 100 (42.02%) Finance
2 44 (18.49%) Manufacturing
3 31 (13.03%) Banking
3 31 (13.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 24 (10.08%) Telecoms
5 19 (7.98%) Retail
6 13 (5.46%) Marketing
7 10 (4.20%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.94%) Investment Banking
9 5 (2.10%) Law
9 5 (2.10%) Billing
10 4 (1.68%) Legal
11 3 (1.26%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.84%) Automotive
13 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.42%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (27.31%) Consultant
2 63 (26.47%) Analyst
3 48 (20.17%) Business Analyst
4 29 (12.18%) SAP Consultant
5 24 (10.08%) Service Manager
6 21 (8.82%) Process Analyst
7 20 (8.40%) Process Consultant
8 15 (6.30%) Transition Manager
8 15 (6.30%) Service Transition Manager
9 14 (5.88%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 14 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
9 14 (5.88%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.46%) Business Process Analyst
11 12 (5.04%) Business Consultant
11 12 (5.04%) Process Improvement Consultant
11 12 (5.04%) Process Manager
12 11 (4.62%) SAP P2P Consultant
12 11 (4.62%) Architect
13 8 (3.36%) Information Manager
14 7 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.26%) Web Services
1 3 (1.26%) Middleware
2 2 (0.84%) OLE
2 2 (0.84%) .NET
2 2 (0.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.46%) DTV
3 12 (5.04%) FMCG
4 10 (4.20%) Statistics
4 10 (4.20%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.94%) iSeries
6 6 (2.52%) PMI
7 5 (2.10%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.10%) AS400
7 5 (2.10%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.26%) Open Source
8 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.26%) SCADA
8 3 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.42%) Clustering
10 1 (0.42%) Economics
10 1 (0.42%) Derivative
10 1 (0.42%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.04%) UNIX
2 9 (3.78%) Linux
3 4 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.26%) AIX
4 3 (1.26%) Solaris
5 2 (0.84%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 58 (24.37%) ITIL
3 45 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (17.65%) Process Improvement
5 40 (16.81%) Project Management
6 33 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (13.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 32 (13.45%) PRINCE2
8 31 (13.03%) Change Management
9 25 (10.50%) Service Management
10 21 (8.82%) ERP
10 21 (8.82%) BPR
11 20 (8.40%) Business Analysis
11 20 (8.40%) Procure-to-pay
12 19 (7.98%) Workflow
13 18 (7.56%) Service Delivery
14 17 (7.14%) Waterfall
15 13 (5.46%) Process Management
16 12 (5.04%) Risk Management
17 11 (4.62%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.30%) C
2 8 (3.36%) SQL
3 7 (2.94%) RPG
3 7 (2.94%) RPG IV
4 5 (2.10%) RPG/400
5 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (12.18%) SAP Certification
1 29 (12.18%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 24 (10.08%) Degree
3 23 (9.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 14 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 12 (5.04%) ISEB
6 10 (4.20%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.36%) PMP
8 6 (2.52%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (2.10%) CISSP
9 5 (2.10%) MBA
9 5 (2.10%) CISA
9 5 (2.10%) CISM
9 5 (2.10%) CRISC
10 4 (1.68%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 3 (1.26%) APMP
11 3 (1.26%) MAPM
12 2 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 12 (5.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.68%) QA
4 3 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.26%) SLA
4 3 (1.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.26%) GAMP
5 2 (0.84%) GMP
5 2 (0.84%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.84%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) EMIR
6 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (1.26%) Firmware
1 3 (1.26%) RACF
1 3 (1.26%) VMware ESX
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.84%) KVM
2 2 (0.84%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (1.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.84%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 42 (17.65%) SAP
2 20 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.98%) Oracle
4 12 (5.04%) IBM
5 8 (3.36%) JD Edwards
6 7 (2.94%) Open Text
7 4 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.68%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.68%) Remedy
7 4 (1.68%) Cognos
7 4 (1.68%) BMC
7 4 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.68%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.26%) Citrix
8 3 (1.26%) Progress
8 3 (1.26%) VMware
9 2 (0.84%) Casewise
9 2 (0.84%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.84%) HP
10 1 (0.42%) Google
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