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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Fidessa LatentZero Sentinel
Rank 609 565 580
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +15
Contract jobs citing Sentinel 4 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.023% 0.015%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.083% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 7
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£525 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £488 £475
% change year-on-year
- +2.63%
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
4813 4620 5313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.25% 8.81% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2810 2498 2672
Average daily rate £450 £443 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 78 103
Average hourly rate £26.54 £19.59 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.51% -44.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -35.71%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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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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
London -12 4 £525 +10.52% 3
England -35 4 £525 +10.52% 3
City of London +13 3 £600 +20.00%
South East - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Sentinel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) Investment Management
2 7 (50.00%) LatentZero
3 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
4 5 (35.71%) Minerva
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Fidessa
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security
5 3 (21.43%) thinkFolio
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) Fund Management
6 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
6 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
6 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
6 2 (14.29%) CISM
6 2 (14.29%) Front Office
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Tesseract
6 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (14.29%) CISSP
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 2 (14.29%) Charles River
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) XML
7 1 (7.14%) OO
7 1 (7.14%) MS Project

Sentinel
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (50.00%) LatentZero
2 5 (35.71%) Minerva
3 2 (14.29%) Tesseract
4 1 (7.14%) Global One
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Front Office
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.14%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Investment Management
2 6 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Fund Management
4 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
1 2 (14.29%) CISM
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Fidessa
1 3 (21.43%) thinkFolio
2 2 (14.29%) Charles River
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Reuters
3 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg