The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lean Six Sigma
Rank 495 464 507
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +43
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 92 80 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 57 64
Average daily rate £468 £450 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.88% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £339 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £730 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.29% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £50.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 86 £475 +9.19% 18
London -20 43 £538 -10.41% 7
City of London -9 10 £518 -13.75% 3
South East -15 10 £525 +30.43% 2
Yorkshire -15 7 £300 -23.07%
Scotland -3 6 £324 -28.11% 1
Berkshire -10 6 £525 -11.76%
South West -16 6 £438 +20.68% 3
North East - 6 £416 -
West Yorkshire -15 5 £300 -9.09%
Midlands - 5 - -
North West -17 4 £425 +41.66% 3
Manchester - 4 £425 - 1
East Midlands -13 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Northamptonshire -16 3 £550 +29.41%
Hampshire - 2 £538 -
Sheffield - 2 £273 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £273 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Reading -3 1 £525 +54.41%
East Sussex -8 1 - -
Hertfordshire -12 1 £400 -3.03% 2
East of England -30 1 £400 -3.03% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £313 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Chester - - - - 1

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 62 (29.38%) Finance
3 53 (25.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 43 (20.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (18.48%) Business Analysis
6 38 (18.01%) Project Management
7 37 (17.54%) SAP
8 35 (16.59%) ITIL
9 33 (15.64%) Process Improvement
10 29 (13.74%) Manufacturing
10 29 (13.74%) Banking
11 28 (13.27%) PRINCE2
11 28 (13.27%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (12.80%) Change Management
13 25 (11.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 22 (10.43%) Telecoms
15 21 (9.95%) SAP BW
16 20 (9.48%) Security Cleared
17 19 (9.00%) Pharmaceutical
17 19 (9.00%) SAP Certification
17 19 (9.00%) Degree
18 18 (8.53%) Service Delivery
18 18 (8.53%) SC Cleared
19 15 (7.11%) QA
20 14 (6.64%) Business Process Improvement
20 14 (6.64%) Procure-to-pay
21 13 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
21 13 (6.16%) MS Excel
22 12 (5.69%) C
22 12 (5.69%) Quality Management

Lean Six Sigma
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (6.16%) MS PowerPoint
1 13 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.27%) MS Office
3 8 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.90%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 7 (3.32%) SAP FI-AP
2 6 (2.84%) SAP SRM
3 5 (2.37%) SAP MDM
4 4 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.90%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.90%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.90%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.95%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.95%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.95%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) IaaS
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.37%) LAN
1 5 (2.37%) WAN
2 4 (1.90%) Firewall
2 4 (1.90%) VPN
3 3 (1.42%) SAN
3 3 (1.42%) Broadband
3 3 (1.42%) DNS
3 3 (1.42%) DHCP
3 3 (1.42%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) SMTP
4 1 (0.47%) ATM
4 1 (0.47%) Intranet
4 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.47%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.95%) SAP BW
2 9 (4.27%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (4.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 9 (4.27%) SAP HANA
3 7 (3.32%) OLAP
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.47%) QlikView
6 1 (0.47%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 62 (29.38%) Finance
2 29 (13.74%) Manufacturing
2 29 (13.74%) Banking
3 22 (10.43%) Telecoms
4 19 (9.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.74%) Retail
6 5 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.37%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.90%) Legal
8 3 (1.42%) Law
8 3 (1.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.95%) Billing
9 2 (0.95%) Back Office
9 2 (0.95%) Automotive
10 1 (0.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (27.01%) Analyst
2 42 (19.91%) Consultant
3 39 (18.48%) Business Analyst
4 24 (11.37%) SAP Consultant
5 23 (10.90%) Process Analyst
5 23 (10.90%) Project Manager
6 16 (7.58%) Process Manager
7 13 (6.16%) Functional Consultant
8 10 (4.74%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 9 (4.27%) Process Consultant
9 9 (4.27%) Process Improvement Manager
10 8 (3.79%) QA Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Change Manager
11 7 (3.32%) Business Process Analyst
11 7 (3.32%) Architect
12 6 (2.84%) SAP P2P Consultant
12 6 (2.84%) Six Sigma Consultant
12 6 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.84%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.84%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.90%) Middleware
2 3 (1.42%) Web Services
3 2 (0.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.27%) FMCG
2 5 (2.37%) Equities
2 5 (2.37%) Computer Science
3 4 (1.90%) Open Source
3 4 (1.90%) Derivative
3 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (1.90%) PMI
4 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.42%) DTV
4 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
5 2 (0.95%) Clustering
5 2 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) HACMP
6 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.47%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.47%) Informatics
6 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.84%) UNIX
2 5 (2.37%) Solaris
2 5 (2.37%) Linux
3 4 (1.90%) AIX
4 3 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.95%) HPUX
6 1 (0.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 43 (20.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (18.48%) Business Analysis
4 38 (18.01%) Project Management
5 35 (16.59%) ITIL
6 33 (15.64%) Process Improvement
7 28 (13.27%) PRINCE2
7 28 (13.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (12.80%) Change Management
9 18 (8.53%) Service Delivery
10 14 (6.64%) Business Process Improvement
10 14 (6.64%) Procure-to-pay
11 12 (5.69%) Quality Management
12 11 (5.21%) Service Management
12 11 (5.21%) DMAIC
13 10 (4.74%) Workflow
13 10 (4.74%) CRM
13 10 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (4.27%) ETL
14 9 (4.27%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.69%) C
2 3 (1.42%) SQL
3 2 (0.95%) VB
4 1 (0.47%) Perl
4 1 (0.47%) Korn
4 1 (0.47%) C-shell
4 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (25.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 25 (11.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 20 (9.48%) Security Cleared
4 19 (9.00%) SAP Certification
4 19 (9.00%) Degree
5 18 (8.53%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.21%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 9 (4.27%) ISEB
7 9 (4.27%) PMI Certification
8 6 (2.84%) PMP
9 5 (2.37%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.37%) CBAP
10 4 (1.90%) Chartered Engineer
10 4 (1.90%) CITP
10 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.95%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.47%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.11%) QA
2 10 (4.74%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.37%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.42%) SLA
6 2 (0.95%) COBIT
6 2 (0.95%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) VMware ESX
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.95%) KVM
3 1 (0.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (17.54%) SAP
2 9 (4.27%) Business Objects
2 9 (4.27%) Open Text
3 7 (3.32%) Oracle
4 5 (2.37%) Red Hat
4 5 (2.37%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.37%) Minitab
5 4 (1.90%) IBM
6 3 (1.42%) HP
6 3 (1.42%) Citrix
6 3 (1.42%) VMware
7 2 (0.95%) Casewise
8 1 (0.47%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.47%) Veritas
8 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.47%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.47%) Popkin
Derby, Derbyshire
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 a day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago