Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 654 672 643
Rank change year-on-year +18 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 191 216 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 140 172
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £306 £325
90th Percentile £600 £588 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £415 £441
% change year-on-year +5.42% -5.79% +10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
UK median hourly rate £52.50 - £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £47.71

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 80749 91852 91010
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.21% 83.48% 80.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 52942 60585 57564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2076 2197 2573
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.10% +5.59%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +4.24%

Lean Six Sigma
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Lean Six Sigma as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lean Six Sigma in the UK

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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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Lean Six Sigma in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Top 16 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 174 £450 - 25
UK excluding London +49 121 £438 +5.42% 20
London -4 66 £525 +10.53% 5
South East +36 51 £431 +1.29% 6
South West +21 18 £419 -6.94%
Midlands +3 18 £450 +2.86% 4
North of England +47 15 £400 +8.11% 7
East Midlands -26 11 £450 +20.00% 1
Scotland +31 8 £350 -24.32%
North West +40 7 £400 +3.23% 6
West Midlands +26 7 £475 -13.64% 3
Yorkshire +24 7 £400 -11.11%
Wales - 6 £525 -
East of England -6 4 - - 3
North East +43 1 - - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 69 (36.13%) Finance
3 52 (27.23%) ITIL
4 50 (26.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (24.61%) PRINCE2
6 45 (23.56%) Process Improvement
7 37 (19.37%) Project Management
7 37 (19.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (16.23%) Business Analysis
11 30 (15.71%) BPMN
11 30 (15.71%) Change Management
12 28 (14.66%) Banking
12 28 (14.66%) UML
12 28 (14.66%) Continuous Improvement
13 26 (13.61%) ISEB
13 26 (13.61%) Business Process Modelling
14 22 (11.52%) SAP
15 21 (10.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 20 (10.47%) Telecoms
17 19 (9.95%) ERP
18 17 (8.90%) Service Management
19 16 (8.38%) Security Cleared
20 15 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
20 15 (7.85%) Coaching
21 14 (7.33%) CRM
21 14 (7.33%) BPR
21 14 (7.33%) Manufacturing
21 14 (7.33%) Use Case

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 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (6.28%) MS Visio
2 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (5.76%) SAP HR
2 4 (2.09%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.05%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.05%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.52%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) IBM Blueworks
1 3 (1.57%) SaaS
2 2 (1.05%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) Broadband
2 5 (2.62%) Internet
3 2 (1.05%) MVNO
3 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.52%) OLAP
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 69 (36.13%) Finance
2 28 (14.66%) Banking
3 20 (10.47%) Telecoms
4 14 (7.33%) Manufacturing
4 14 (7.33%) Marketing
5 12 (6.28%) Retail
6 9 (4.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (4.71%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.62%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.09%) Automotive
8 4 (2.09%) Back Office
8 4 (2.09%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.09%) Law
8 4 (2.09%) Legal
9 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
9 2 (1.05%) Front Office
10 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (37.17%) Analyst
2 42 (21.99%) Business Analyst
3 32 (16.75%) Consultant
4 30 (15.71%) Project Manager
5 21 (10.99%) Process Analyst
6 15 (7.85%) Lean Consultant
7 14 (7.33%) Architect
8 11 (5.76%) Six Sigma Consultant
9 7 (3.66%) Business Process Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) Telecoms Analyst
9 7 (3.66%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 6 (3.14%) Business Architect
10 6 (3.14%) Process Consultant
11 5 (2.62%) Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.62%) Service Manager
12 4 (2.09%) Functional Consultant
12 4 (2.09%) Project Analyst
12 4 (2.09%) SAP Consultant
12 4 (2.09%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.57%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (1.05%) CSS
2 2 (1.05%) HTML
2 2 (1.05%) HTML5
3 1 (0.52%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.52%) CSS3
3 1 (0.52%) JSON
3 1 (0.52%) Meteor
3 1 (0.52%) Node.js
3 1 (0.52%) RESTful
3 1 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.80%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.19%) Frameworx
4 6 (3.14%) PMI
5 5 (2.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.62%) Robotics
5 5 (2.62%) User Experience
6 4 (2.09%) FMCG
6 4 (2.09%) NHS
6 4 (2.09%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.57%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Fintech
9 1 (0.52%) iPad
9 1 (0.52%) IVR
9 1 (0.52%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (100.00%) Six Sigma
2 52 (27.23%) ITIL
3 50 (26.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (24.61%) PRINCE2
5 45 (23.56%) Process Improvement
6 37 (19.37%) Project Management
7 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (16.23%) Business Analysis
9 30 (15.71%) BPMN
9 30 (15.71%) Change Management
10 28 (14.66%) Continuous Improvement
10 28 (14.66%) UML
11 26 (13.61%) Business Process Modelling
12 19 (9.95%) ERP
13 17 (8.90%) Service Management
14 15 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (7.85%) Coaching
15 14 (7.33%) BPR
15 14 (7.33%) CRM
15 14 (7.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.57%) C
1 3 (1.57%) Java
2 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.52%) C++
3 1 (0.52%) SQL
3 1 (0.52%) Tcl
3 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (19.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 26 (13.61%) ISEB
3 21 (10.99%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 16 (8.38%) Security Cleared
5 13 (6.81%) Degree
6 12 (6.28%) PMI Certification
7 9 (4.71%) CBAP
7 9 (4.71%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
8 7 (3.66%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (3.66%) CITP
8 7 (3.66%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.66%) SAP Certification
9 6 (3.14%) PMP
10 4 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.09%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.57%) Master's Degree
12 2 (1.05%) APMP
12 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.14%) PMO
2 3 (1.57%) COBIT
2 3 (1.57%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.57%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) GDPR
3 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (11.52%) SAP
2 8 (4.19%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.14%) Concur
4 5 (2.62%) Minitab
4 5 (2.62%) ServiceNow
5 4 (2.09%) Ariba
5 4 (2.09%) Cognos
6 3 (1.57%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.57%) Pega
6 3 (1.57%) Reuters
7 2 (1.05%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco
7 2 (1.05%) Motorola
7 2 (1.05%) Tableau
8 1 (0.52%) FNZ
8 1 (0.52%) WorldPay
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