Period
to 17 January 2018

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 17 January 2018 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 649 665 677
Rank change year-on-year +16 +12 -16
Contract jobs citing Lean Six Sigma 248 200 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 119 128
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +15.22% -8.39%
10th Percentile £313 £353 £299
90th Percentile £545 £675 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £394
% change year-on-year -5.56% +14.29% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
UK median hourly rate £35.75 £27.50 £47.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -42.36% +90.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 - £47.71

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84,751 81,607 87,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.83% 82.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,773 54,043 56,866
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,963 2,262 2,675
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.08% -4.00% +25.00%

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 17 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lean Six Sigma over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Lean Six Sigma in the UK

Lean Six Sigma
Top 14 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 17 January 2018. 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 +51 241 £425 -10.53% 42
UK excluding London +88 166 £425 -5.56% 33
London -29 81 £430 -14.00% 13
South East +11 51 £400 +7.24% 8
Midlands +23 41 £368 -25.38% 8
North of England +65 40 £501 +17.94% 8
Yorkshire +42 32 £510 +20.00%
East Midlands +12 24 £363 -19.44% 2
South West +10 24 £425 -10.53% 3
West Midlands +13 17 £430 -20.05% 6
North West +11 8 £450 +17.65% 7
Scotland -19 6 £419 -16.25% 4
East of England -23 3 £375 -18.92% 2
Wales - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 247 (99.60%) Six Sigma
2 87 (35.08%) Process Improvement
3 78 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (29.03%) Project Management
5 62 (25.00%) Change Management
5 62 (25.00%) ITIL
6 57 (22.98%) Finance
7 51 (20.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (16.13%) Business Analysis
9 39 (15.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 39 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 37 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (11.69%) PRINCE2
12 28 (11.29%) Telecoms
13 26 (10.48%) Service Design
14 25 (10.08%) SAP
14 25 (10.08%) Degree
15 24 (9.68%) UML
16 23 (9.27%) BPMN
17 22 (8.87%) ISEB
18 21 (8.47%) MS Visio
18 21 (8.47%) Service Delivery
19 20 (8.06%) Service Management
19 20 (8.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
20 19 (7.66%) Process Management
21 18 (7.26%) BPR
22 17 (6.85%) ERP
22 17 (6.85%) Microsoft
22 17 (6.85%) Banking
22 17 (6.85%) Matrix Organization

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 7 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (8.47%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (1.21%) SAP SRM
2 2 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.81%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.81%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.81%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (0.81%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Investran
3 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.42%) Office 365
2 5 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.21%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.24%) SMS
2 5 (2.02%) Internet
3 4 (1.61%) Broadband
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.61%) SAP BW
2 3 (1.21%) OLAP
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.81%) QlikView
3 2 (0.81%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) JIRA
1 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (22.98%) Finance
2 28 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.85%) Banking
4 14 (5.65%) Manufacturing
5 13 (5.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.42%) Marketing
7 5 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.21%) Retail
8 3 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Advertising
9 2 (0.81%) Automotive
9 2 (0.81%) German Language
9 2 (0.81%) Law
9 2 (0.81%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 83 (33.47%) Analyst
2 43 (17.34%) Business Analyst
3 36 (14.52%) Process Analyst
4 27 (10.89%) Consultant
5 26 (10.48%) Business Process Analyst
6 25 (10.08%) Architect
7 22 (8.87%) Project Manager
8 16 (6.45%) Business Architect
9 15 (6.05%) Process Engineer
10 11 (4.44%) Service Manager
11 9 (3.63%) SAP Consultant
12 7 (2.82%) Technical Architect
13 6 (2.42%) Change Manager
13 6 (2.42%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
13 6 (2.42%) OSS Business Analyst
13 6 (2.42%) Process Improvement Analyst
13 6 (2.42%) Technical Manager
13 6 (2.42%) Technical Project Manager
14 5 (2.02%) IT Analyst
14 5 (2.02%) Lean Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.21%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (0.81%) EDI
2 2 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.40%) SOAP
3 1 (0.40%) WCF
3 1 (0.40%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.03%) FMCG
3 8 (3.23%) Frameworx
3 8 (3.23%) Reference Data
4 6 (2.42%) Robotics
5 5 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.02%) NHS
6 4 (1.61%) Digital TV
6 4 (1.61%) PMI
7 3 (1.21%) User Experience
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.81%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.40%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.21%) VMS
2 1 (0.40%) AIX
2 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (99.60%) Six Sigma
2 87 (35.08%) Process Improvement
3 78 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (29.03%) Project Management
5 62 (25.00%) Change Management
5 62 (25.00%) ITIL
6 51 (20.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (16.13%) Business Analysis
8 39 (15.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (11.69%) PRINCE2
10 26 (10.48%) Service Design
11 24 (9.68%) UML
12 23 (9.27%) BPMN
13 21 (8.47%) Service Delivery
14 20 (8.06%) Service Management
15 19 (7.66%) Process Management
16 18 (7.26%) BPR
17 17 (6.85%) ERP
17 17 (6.85%) Matrix Organization
18 15 (6.05%) Behavioural Change
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.42%) SQL
2 2 (0.81%) C#
2 2 (0.81%) VBA
3 1 (0.40%) C
3 1 (0.40%) C++
3 1 (0.40%) Java
3 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.40%) Tcl
3 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (15.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
2 25 (10.08%) Degree
3 22 (8.87%) ISEB
4 20 (8.06%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 15 (6.05%) Security Cleared
6 11 (4.44%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.03%) MBA
7 10 (4.03%) PMI Certification
8 9 (3.63%) CBAP
8 9 (3.63%) SAP Certification
9 7 (2.82%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 6 (2.42%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (2.42%) CITP
10 6 (2.42%) PMP
11 5 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (2.02%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
13 3 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.21%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.23%) COSO
1 8 (3.23%) PMO
2 6 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.02%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.02%) QA
4 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.21%) SLA
6 2 (0.81%) GDPR
6 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.40%) COBIT
7 1 (0.40%) EMIR
7 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.81%) MOM
2 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (10.08%) SAP
2 17 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.03%) ServiceNow
4 7 (2.82%) Blue Prism
5 4 (1.61%) WSO2
6 3 (1.21%) Ariba
6 3 (1.21%) Cognos
6 3 (1.21%) Murex
6 3 (1.21%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.81%) Minitab
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle
8 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.40%) Concur
8 1 (0.40%) FXall
8 1 (0.40%) Reuters
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.40%) Twitter