The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Lean Six Sigma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Lean Six Sigma over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lean Six Sigma
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 515 543 528
Rank change year-on-year +28 -15  
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 80 114 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 72 97
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £303 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £550 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £437 £408 £450
% change year-on-year +7.17% -9.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 - £27.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.35

Lean Six Sigma is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 38674 46354 45419
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.52% 82.93% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25470 30647 28229
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 989 1091 1331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Lean Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Lean Six Sigma as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Lean Six Sigma in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lean Six Sigma in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lean Six Sigma in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lean Six Sigma in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 71 £450 - 25
London +25 28 £538 +7.50% 5
South East +23 15 £436 -0.34% 7
Hampshire - 9 £370 - 2
South West +8 8 £338 - 3
East Midlands -22 6 £445 +14.83%
Basingstoke - 6 £235 -
Scotland +27 5 £450 -2.70%
City of London +10 5 £625 +2.04% 2
Wiltshire - 5 £500 -
North West +34 4 £381 -4.98% 5
West Sussex - 4 £436 - 1
Swindon - 4 £500 -
Cardiff - 4 £525 -
Wales - 4 £525 - 1
South Wales - 4 £525 -
Yorkshire +23 3 £400 -11.11% 3
West Midlands +21 3 £513 -6.81% 2
Edinburgh +11 3 £550 +18.91%
East of England +6 3 - -
Docklands, London - 3 £613 -
Watford - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Leeds +20 2 £400 -23.80% 2
West Yorkshire +19 2 £400 -23.80% 2
Birmingham +12 2 £525 -4.54% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £421 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £463 -
Bristol - 2 £269 - 3
Nottingham - 2 £421 -

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Lean Six Sigma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Lean Six Sigma.

1 182 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 81 (44.51%) Finance
3 61 (33.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 58 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (26.37%) Project Management
6 45 (24.73%) Change Management
7 44 (24.18%) ITIL
8 42 (23.08%) Process Improvement
9 38 (20.88%) PRINCE2
10 37 (20.33%) Business Analysis
11 36 (19.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 32 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (17.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 26 (14.29%) ERP
15 25 (13.74%) UML
15 25 (13.74%) ISEB
16 24 (13.19%) Target Operating Model
17 23 (12.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
18 21 (11.54%) Security Cleared
19 20 (10.99%) SAP
19 20 (10.99%) Use Case
19 20 (10.99%) Banking
20 17 (9.34%) Business Process Modelling
21 16 (8.79%) Coaching
22 15 (8.24%) MS Visio
22 15 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
22 15 (8.24%) Service Management
22 15 (8.24%) DV Cleared
22 15 (8.24%) BPMN
22 15 (8.24%) CBAP

Lean Six Sigma
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (8.24%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.04%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) SAP ERP
1 4 (2.20%) SAP HR
1 4 (2.20%) SAP Payroll
2 2 (1.10%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.10%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.10%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.55%) HFM
3 1 (0.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.55%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.20%) Broadband
2 3 (1.65%) Firewall
2 3 (1.65%) Internet
3 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.55%) Big Data
1 1 (0.55%) DB2
1 1 (0.55%) EDMS
1 1 (0.55%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 81 (44.51%) Finance
2 20 (10.99%) Banking
3 10 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.40%) Marketing
4 8 (4.40%) Retail
5 6 (3.30%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.75%) Legal
7 4 (2.20%) Back Office
7 4 (2.20%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.20%) Law
8 3 (1.65%) Automotive
8 3 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.10%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.10%) Local Government
9 2 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.55%) Games
10 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.55%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 75 (41.21%) Analyst
2 52 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 28 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 21 (11.54%) Process Analyst
5 19 (10.44%) Consultant
6 13 (7.14%) Business Manager
6 13 (7.14%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
7 11 (6.04%) Architect
8 9 (4.95%) Change Manager
8 9 (4.95%) Lean Consultant
8 9 (4.95%) Process Consultant
9 8 (4.40%) Business Process Analyst
9 8 (4.40%) Six Sigma Consultant
10 6 (3.30%) Business Change Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.75%) Transformation Manager
12 4 (2.20%) Continuous Improvement Manager
12 4 (2.20%) Regulatory Business Analyst
12 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.30%) Credit Risk
3 6 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.30%) Market Risk
4 5 (2.75%) Frameworx
5 4 (2.20%) User Experience
6 3 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.65%) Fintech
6 3 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.65%) PMI
7 2 (1.10%) NHS
7 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.55%) iPad
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 61 (33.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 58 (31.87%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (26.37%) Project Management
5 45 (24.73%) Change Management
6 44 (24.18%) ITIL
7 42 (23.08%) Process Improvement
8 38 (20.88%) PRINCE2
9 37 (20.33%) Business Analysis
10 36 (19.78%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (14.29%) ERP
12 25 (13.74%) UML
13 24 (13.19%) Target Operating Model
14 20 (10.99%) Use Case
15 17 (9.34%) Business Process Modelling
16 16 (8.79%) Coaching
17 15 (8.24%) BPMN
17 15 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (8.24%) Service Management
18 14 (7.69%) Swim Lanes
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.20%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (17.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 25 (13.74%) ISEB
3 23 (12.64%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 21 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 15 (8.24%) CBAP
5 15 (8.24%) DV Cleared
6 14 (7.69%) Degree
7 12 (6.59%) Chartered Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) CITP
8 7 (3.85%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
9 5 (2.75%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.20%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.20%) PMP
10 4 (2.20%) SAP Certification
11 2 (1.10%) APMP
11 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.04%) MiFID
2 8 (4.40%) Basel III
3 6 (3.30%) PMO
4 5 (2.75%) PMBOK
5 4 (2.20%) GDPR
6 3 (1.65%) QA
6 3 (1.65%) SLA
7 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (1.10%) GxP
7 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.55%) COBIT
8 1 (0.55%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 20 (10.99%) SAP
2 8 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.75%) ServiceNow
3 5 (2.75%) Tableau
4 4 (2.20%) Ariba
4 4 (2.20%) Cognos
5 3 (1.65%) Pega
6 2 (1.10%) Baan
6 2 (1.10%) Cisco
6 2 (1.10%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle
7 1 (0.55%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.55%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.55%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.55%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.55%) IBM
7 1 (0.55%) Minitab
7 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.55%) Reuters
7 1 (0.55%) WorldPay
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago