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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 496 431 459
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +28
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 87 122 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.34% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 67 50
Average daily rate
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£513 £466 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £312 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -50 86 £516 +8.68% 35
London -20 54 £513 +2.50% 13
South East -16 12 £550 +22.22% 4
City of London +7 8 £520 -5.45% 7
East Midlands +7 5 £550 +15.78% 3
North East -9 4 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Yorkshire -6 3 £588 +95.83% 3
Northamptonshire -10 3 £550 +15.78% 2
North West -11 3 £438 +56.25% 2
West Sussex -13 3 £525 +32.91%
South West -14 3 £450 - 3
Wiltshire - 3 £450 - 1
East of England -1 2 £419 +11.66%
Manchester -2 2 - - 1
Surrey -6 2 - - 1
Northampton -12 2 £550 +15.78% 2
Sheffield - 2 £588 -
Swindon - 2 £473 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £588 -
Cheshire +4 1 £438 +53.50% 1
Newbury 0 1 £450 +30.43% 1
Berkshire -6 1 £450 - 2
Scotland -11 1 £475 +5.55% 4
Oxfordshire -16 1 - -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £438 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 204 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 84 (41.18%) Finance
3 50 (24.51%) SAP
3 50 (24.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 45 (22.06%) ITIL
5 42 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (17.65%) Manufacturing
8 35 (17.16%) SAP Certification
9 32 (15.69%) Process Improvement
10 29 (14.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 28 (13.73%) Banking
11 28 (13.73%) Project Management
12 27 (13.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 26 (12.75%) ERP
14 25 (12.25%) Service Management
15 24 (11.76%) MS Visio
15 24 (11.76%) PRINCE2
16 23 (11.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 21 (10.29%) Change Management
17 21 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (9.80%) MS Office
19 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
19 18 (8.82%) Workflow
19 18 (8.82%) FMCG
20 17 (8.33%) Microsoft
21 16 (7.84%) Service Delivery
22 15 (7.35%) Process Management
22 15 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
22 15 (7.35%) Procure-to-pay

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (1.47%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.47%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 20 (9.80%) MS Office
3 15 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (5.88%) MS Excel
5 5 (2.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (5.88%) SAP FI-AP
2 10 (4.90%) SAP SRM
3 4 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.47%) Misys Midas
4 3 (1.47%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.98%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.98%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.49%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.49%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.49%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.49%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.45%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) Internet
2 7 (3.43%) Broadband
3 3 (1.47%) LAN
3 3 (1.47%) WAN
3 3 (1.47%) VPN
3 3 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (0.49%) DNS
4 1 (0.49%) DHCP
4 1 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.37%) SAP BW
2 5 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.47%) DB2
4 2 (0.98%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.49%) QlikView
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.47%) ERwin
2 1 (0.49%) LSMW
General
1 84 (41.18%) Finance
2 36 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 28 (13.73%) Banking
4 27 (13.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 18 (8.82%) Telecoms
6 11 (5.39%) Law
6 11 (5.39%) Legal
7 10 (4.90%) Retail
8 6 (2.94%) Retail Banking
9 5 (2.45%) Marketing
9 5 (2.45%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.47%) Automotive
10 3 (1.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.49%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.49%) Billing
12 1 (0.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (28.92%) Consultant
2 43 (21.08%) Analyst
3 36 (17.65%) SAP Consultant
4 26 (12.75%) Business Analyst
5 22 (10.78%) Process Analyst
6 18 (8.82%) Functional Consultant
7 17 (8.33%) Service Manager
7 17 (8.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
8 13 (6.37%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.88%) Architect
9 12 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
10 11 (5.39%) Process Consultant
11 9 (4.41%) Process Manager
11 9 (4.41%) Transition Manager
11 9 (4.41%) Service Transition Manager
12 8 (3.92%) Programme Manager
13 7 (3.43%) Developer
14 6 (2.94%) SAP Manager
14 6 (2.94%) SAP SRM Consultant
15 5 (2.45%) Process Improvement Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.47%) Middleware
2 1 (0.49%) SAP ALE
2 1 (0.49%) BAPI
2 1 (0.49%) EDI
2 1 (0.49%) CSS
2 1 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.82%) FMCG
3 8 (3.92%) Statistics
4 7 (3.43%) DTV
5 5 (2.45%) PMI
6 4 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.47%) SCADA
7 3 (1.47%) AS400
7 3 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.47%) iSeries
7 3 (1.47%) Open Source
7 3 (1.47%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.98%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.98%) HACMP
9 1 (0.49%) Derivative
9 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.94%) UNIX
2 4 (1.96%) Linux
3 3 (1.47%) AIX
3 3 (1.47%) Solaris
4 1 (0.49%) HPUX
4 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 50 (24.51%) Continuous Improvement
3 45 (22.06%) ITIL
4 38 (18.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (15.69%) Process Improvement
6 28 (13.73%) Project Management
7 26 (12.75%) ERP
8 25 (12.25%) Service Management
9 24 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 21 (10.29%) Change Management
10 21 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (8.82%) Workflow
12 16 (7.84%) Service Delivery
13 15 (7.35%) Process Management
13 15 (7.35%) Procure-to-pay
14 13 (6.37%) BPR
15 11 (5.39%) Release Management
15 11 (5.39%) Business Analysis
15 11 (5.39%) Quality Management
15 11 (5.39%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.41%) C
2 4 (1.96%) SQL
3 3 (1.47%) RPG
3 3 (1.47%) RPG/400
3 3 (1.47%) RPG IV
4 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (17.16%) SAP Certification
2 29 (14.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 23 (11.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 13 (6.37%) Degree
5 11 (5.39%) Security Cleared
6 10 (4.90%) PMI Certification
7 8 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (3.43%) PMP
9 6 (2.94%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.96%) APMP
10 4 (1.96%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
11 3 (1.47%) MBA
11 3 (1.47%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
11 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.98%) IBM AIX Certification
12 2 (0.98%) ISEB
12 2 (0.98%) MAPM
13 1 (0.49%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.47%) QA
3 3 (1.47%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.47%) GAMP
3 3 (1.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.98%) P3O
4 2 (0.98%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.47%) Firmware
2 2 (0.98%) GPFS
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.49%) KVM
3 1 (0.49%) RHEV
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 50 (24.51%) SAP
2 17 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.90%) IBM
4 7 (3.43%) Oracle
5 4 (1.96%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.96%) Remedy
5 4 (1.96%) CheckPoint
5 4 (1.96%) BMC
5 4 (1.96%) JD Edwards
6 3 (1.47%) Open Text
6 3 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.47%) Cognos
7 1 (0.49%) Google
7 1 (0.49%) VMware
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) HP
7 1 (0.49%) Progress
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