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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 500 473 501
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +28
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 101 104 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 70 45
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.24% -1.33%
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
41912 38210 37430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 73.73% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27230 23695 21813
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1178 1152 1466
Average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.54% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -44 98 £450 - 28
London -15 44 £456 -17.04% 12
South East -26 21 £375 +3.87% 6
East Midlands +5 12 £500 +17.64% 1
City of London +23 10 £463 +2.77% 1
Northamptonshire -6 9 £500 +25.00%
Berkshire +5 7 £438 +9.37% 1
North East -28 7 £240 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £240 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £240 -
Yorkshire -7 5 £588 +80.76% 3
Hertfordshire -6 4 £600 +92.00% 2
East of England -7 4 £600 +74.54% 2
South West -27 4 £450 - 1
Northampton -5 3 £550 +46.66%
Surrey - 3 - - 2
Scotland -9 2 £437 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £588 -
Sheffield - 2 £588 -
Newbury -1 1 £450 -21.73%
North West -7 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -8 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes -10 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £375 +15.38%
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Middlesbrough - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - - 1

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 232 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 103 (44.40%) Finance
3 55 (23.71%) ITIL
4 47 (20.26%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (18.10%) Process Improvement
7 41 (17.67%) Project Management
8 39 (16.81%) SAP
8 39 (16.81%) Manufacturing
9 38 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 34 (14.66%) PRINCE2
11 32 (13.79%) Banking
11 32 (13.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 31 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (13.36%) Change Management
13 30 (12.93%) MS Visio
14 28 (12.07%) Pharmaceutical
15 27 (11.64%) SAP Certification
16 24 (10.34%) Service Management
17 22 (9.48%) Telecoms
17 22 (9.48%) Degree
17 22 (9.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 21 (9.05%) Microsoft
18 21 (9.05%) MS Excel
19 20 (8.62%) ERP
19 20 (8.62%) Workflow
20 18 (7.76%) Business Analysis
20 18 (7.76%) Oracle
20 18 (7.76%) Service Delivery
20 18 (7.76%) BPR

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.02%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.59%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (2.16%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.29%) SAS
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
Applications
1 30 (12.93%) MS Visio
2 21 (9.05%) MS Excel
3 17 (7.33%) MS Office
4 15 (6.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.60%) SAP SRM
2 5 (2.16%) Misys Midas
2 5 (2.16%) SAP FI-AP
3 4 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.72%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.86%) Demantra
4 2 (0.86%) SAP QM
4 2 (0.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.90%) Internet
2 11 (4.74%) Broadband
3 5 (2.16%) LAN
3 5 (2.16%) WAN
4 4 (1.72%) VPN
4 4 (1.72%) Firewall
5 3 (1.29%) SAN
5 3 (1.29%) DNS
6 2 (0.86%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.31%) SAP BW
2 7 (3.02%) DB2
3 5 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.86%) QlikView
4 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.86%) MS Access
4 2 (0.86%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (2.16%) ERwin
2 2 (0.86%) Toad
General
1 103 (44.40%) Finance
2 39 (16.81%) Manufacturing
3 32 (13.79%) Banking
4 28 (12.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (9.48%) Telecoms
6 16 (6.90%) Retail
7 10 (4.31%) Retail Banking
8 8 (3.45%) Marketing
9 6 (2.59%) Legal
10 5 (2.16%) Law
10 5 (2.16%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.29%) Private Banking
11 3 (1.29%) Automotive
11 3 (1.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.43%) Back Office
12 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (25.86%) Analyst
1 60 (25.86%) Consultant
2 44 (18.97%) Business Analyst
3 27 (11.64%) SAP Consultant
4 22 (9.48%) Process Analyst
4 22 (9.48%) Service Manager
5 17 (7.33%) Process Consultant
6 16 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.60%) Business Process Analyst
7 13 (5.60%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 13 (5.60%) Transition Manager
7 13 (5.60%) Functional Consultant
7 13 (5.60%) Service Transition Manager
8 12 (5.17%) Process Improvement Consultant
9 11 (4.74%) Architect
10 10 (4.31%) SAP P2P Consultant
10 10 (4.31%) Process Manager
11 8 (3.45%) Information Manager
12 7 (3.02%) SAP Architect
12 7 (3.02%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.72%) Middleware
2 3 (1.29%) Web Services
3 2 (0.86%) .NET
3 2 (0.86%) CSS
3 2 (0.86%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (20.26%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.17%) FMCG
3 11 (4.74%) DTV
4 10 (4.31%) Statistics
5 8 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.02%) iSeries
7 6 (2.59%) PMI
8 5 (2.16%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.16%) AS400
8 5 (2.16%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.72%) Open Source
10 3 (1.29%) SCADA
11 2 (0.86%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.86%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.86%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.86%) HACMP
12 1 (0.43%) Derivative
12 1 (0.43%) Economics
12 1 (0.43%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.60%) UNIX
2 8 (3.45%) Linux
3 4 (1.72%) Solaris
3 4 (1.72%) AIX
4 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 55 (23.71%) ITIL
3 46 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (18.10%) Process Improvement
5 41 (17.67%) Project Management
6 38 (16.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 34 (14.66%) PRINCE2
8 31 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (13.36%) Change Management
9 24 (10.34%) Service Management
10 20 (8.62%) ERP
10 20 (8.62%) Workflow
11 18 (7.76%) Business Analysis
11 18 (7.76%) Service Delivery
11 18 (7.76%) BPR
12 17 (7.33%) Procure-to-pay
13 16 (6.90%) Waterfall
13 16 (6.90%) Process Management
14 12 (5.17%) Risk Management
15 11 (4.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.74%) C
2 7 (3.02%) RPG
2 7 (3.02%) SQL
2 7 (3.02%) RPG IV
3 5 (2.16%) RPG/400
4 2 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (13.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 27 (11.64%) SAP Certification
3 22 (9.48%) Degree
3 22 (9.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 14 (6.03%) PMI Certification
5 11 (4.74%) ISEB
6 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
7 8 (3.45%) PMP
8 7 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (2.59%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.59%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 5 (2.16%) CISA
10 5 (2.16%) CISM
10 5 (2.16%) CISSP
10 5 (2.16%) CRISC
11 4 (1.72%) MBA
12 3 (1.29%) MAPM
12 3 (1.29%) APMP
13 2 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.17%) ISO 9001
2 10 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.16%) QA
4 3 (1.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (1.29%) GAMP
4 3 (1.29%) SLA
4 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.86%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.86%) GMP
5 2 (0.86%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.43%) Basel II
6 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.29%) RACF
1 3 (1.29%) Firmware
2 2 (0.86%) RHEV
2 2 (0.86%) GPFS
2 2 (0.86%) KVM
2 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.86%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.86%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 39 (16.81%) SAP
2 21 (9.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.76%) Oracle
4 14 (6.03%) IBM
5 8 (3.45%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.16%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.16%) Open Text
7 4 (1.72%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.72%) Cognos
7 4 (1.72%) BMC
7 4 (1.72%) Remedy
8 3 (1.29%) Progress
9 2 (0.86%) VMware
9 2 (0.86%) Casewise
9 2 (0.86%) HP
9 2 (0.86%) Citrix
9 2 (0.86%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.43%) Google
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