The table below looks at the statistics for Sentinel skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sentinel over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Fidessa LatentZero Sentinel
Rank 148 183 196
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +13
Contract jobs citing Sentinel 5 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.097% 0.17%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.16% 1.16% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £225 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Business Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
232 430 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.37% 8.36% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 316 282
Average daily rate £480 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £637 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 £45.50 £29.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.18% +55.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £45.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.90 £45.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £17.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+116.90% -49.28%

Sentinel
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sentinel across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Sentinel Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Sentinel
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sentinel across the City of London region.

Sentinel Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Sentinel
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sentinel across the City of London region.

Sentinel Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Sentinel
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sentinel 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 Sentinel.

1 6 (85.71%) Fixed Income
2 5 (71.43%) Front Office
2 5 (71.43%) Fidessa
2 5 (71.43%) LatentZero
3 4 (57.14%) Legal
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
5 2 (28.57%) thinkFolio
5 2 (28.57%) Equities
5 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (28.57%) webMethods
5 2 (28.57%) StatPro
5 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Minerva
6 1 (14.29%) SimCorp
6 1 (14.29%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
6 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (14.29%) BI-SAM
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Sentinel
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sentinel 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 Sentinel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 5 (71.43%) LatentZero
2 2 (28.57%) thinkFolio
3 1 (14.29%) Minerva
3 1 (14.29%) SimCorp Dimension
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (71.43%) Front Office
2 4 (57.14%) Legal
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Fidessa Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Graduate
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Fidessa Support
4 1 (14.29%) Fidessa Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Graduate Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Integration Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Fixed Income
2 2 (28.57%) Equities
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Fidessa
2 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (28.57%) StatPro
2 2 (28.57%) webMethods
3 1 (14.29%) BI-SAM
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) SimCorp