The table below looks at the statistics for Sentinel skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sentinel over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Fidessa LatentZero Sentinel
Rank 595 573 521
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -52
Contract jobs citing Sentinel 12 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.017% 0.059%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.28% 0.20% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 18
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£525 £600 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £488 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £480 £395 £550
% change year-on-year
+21.51% -28.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4245 4595 4335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 8.73% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2423 2564 2180
Average daily rate £450 £425 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 79
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.80 £52.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-39.98% -0.82%

Sentinel
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Sentinel Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sentinel
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sentinel within the UK.

Sentinel Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sentinel
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sentinel within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Sentinel Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Sentinel
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sentinel within the UK.

Sentinel Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sentinel
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sentinel within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 12 £525 -12.50%
London -7 8 £525 -14.28%
South West +13 4 £480 -
City of London +8 4 £675 +5.88%
Bristol +2 3 £480 -

Sentinel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 10 (58.82%) Asset Management
1 10 (58.82%) Derivative
2 8 (47.06%) thinkFolio
2 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (41.18%) Investment Management
3 7 (41.18%) LatentZero
3 7 (41.18%) Tesseract
3 7 (41.18%) Minerva
3 7 (41.18%) Front Office
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
4 5 (29.41%) Legal
5 4 (23.53%) Validation
5 4 (23.53%) Fixed Income
5 4 (23.53%) Equities
5 4 (23.53%) Fund Management
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Charles River
5 4 (23.53%) Fidessa
5 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Bloomberg
7 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
8 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
8 1 (5.88%) Critical Success Factor

Sentinel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (47.06%) thinkFolio
2 7 (41.18%) LatentZero
2 7 (41.18%) Tesseract
2 7 (41.18%) Minerva
3 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
General
1 7 (41.18%) Front Office
2 5 (29.41%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Business Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Security Advisor
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) CLAS Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Derivative
2 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Fixed Income
3 4 (23.53%) Equities
4 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Asset Management
2 7 (41.18%) Investment Management
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
4 4 (23.53%) Validation
4 4 (23.53%) Fund Management
4 4 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Information Assurance
4 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
7 1 (5.88%) Critical Success Factor
7 1 (5.88%) Change Management
7 1 (5.88%) Information Security
7 1 (5.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Charles River
1 4 (23.53%) Fidessa
2 2 (11.76%) Bloomberg