Period
to 24 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sentinel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sentinel over the 6 months to 24 September 2021 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.

Fidessa LatentZero Sentinel
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 732 494 845
Rank change year-on-year -238 +351 +63
Contract jobs citing Sentinel 65 27 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.091% 0.005%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.29% 1.18% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 17 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £563 -
% change year-on-year +2.22% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.13 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 - -

Sentinel is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 5,039 2,282 6,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.27% 7.68% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,021 1,384 3,781
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
25th Percentile £413 £407 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £606 £575
90th Percentile £713 £713 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 21 74
10th Percentile £16.23 £15.48 £11.25
25th Percentile £25.25 £21.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £24.41
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +74.13% +4.13%
75th Percentile £62.50 £50.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £68.00 £57.17 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.75 £41.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year +10.91% +19.57% +72.50%

Sentinel
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sentinel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sentinel.

Daily rate trend for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sentinel over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sentinel.

Hourly rate trend for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sentinel over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sentinel within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 2021. 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 -193 60 £550 - 19
London -170 41 £538 -2.27% 8
UK excluding London -163 14 £575 +2.22% 14
Work from Home -249 10 £538 +12.15%
South East - 5 £625 - 2
South West - 4 £375 -
Scotland -74 2 £575 - 2
East of England - 2 - - 3
North West - 1 £700 - 2
North of England - 1 £700 - 6

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Sentinel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Sentinel.

1 38 (58.46%) Azure
1 38 (58.46%) Azure Sentinel
2 28 (43.08%) Firewall
3 27 (41.54%) SIEM
4 25 (38.46%) Finance
5 23 (35.38%) AWS
6 20 (30.77%) Terraform
7 18 (27.69%) Python
8 17 (26.15%) Security Monitoring
8 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
9 16 (24.62%) Microsoft 365
9 16 (24.62%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (24.62%) Security Operations
10 15 (23.08%) Service Management
11 12 (18.46%) Analytics
12 11 (16.92%) GCP
12 11 (16.92%) Linux
13 10 (15.38%) DNS
13 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
13 10 (15.38%) Splunk
13 10 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (15.38%) Patch Management
14 9 (13.85%) Kubernetes
14 9 (13.85%) GDPR
14 9 (13.85%) Vulnerability Management
14 9 (13.85%) PaaS
14 9 (13.85%) DevOps
14 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
14 9 (13.85%) Information Security
15 8 (12.31%) Banking

Sentinel
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 (10.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 38 (58.46%) Azure
1 38 (58.46%) Azure Sentinel
2 23 (35.38%) AWS
3 16 (24.62%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (16.92%) GCP
5 10 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (13.85%) PaaS
7 7 (10.77%) IaaS
7 7 (10.77%) OneDrive
8 6 (9.23%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (7.69%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (6.15%) Google Workspace
11 3 (4.62%) Azure Storage
11 3 (4.62%) GitHub
11 3 (4.62%) GitHub Actions
12 2 (3.08%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 2 (3.08%) OpenShift
13 1 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.08%) Firewall
2 10 (15.38%) DNS
3 8 (12.31%) HTTP
4 7 (10.77%) BGP
4 7 (10.77%) ICMP
4 7 (10.77%) Internet
4 7 (10.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (10.77%) Network Security
4 7 (10.77%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.15%) DHCP
7 3 (4.62%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.62%) SNMP
7 3 (4.62%) SSL
7 3 (4.62%) VPN
8 1 (1.54%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) BigQuery
2 1 (1.54%) GIS
2 1 (1.54%) Looker
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.08%) CircleCI
2 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.08%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.54%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 25 (38.46%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
2 8 (12.31%) Social Skills
3 7 (10.77%) Legal
4 5 (7.69%) Public Sector
5 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.08%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Retail
7 1 (1.54%) Electronics
7 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.54%) Marketing
7 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Security Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (9.23%) Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Microsoft 365 Architect
8 3 (4.62%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.62%) SIEM Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Data Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.15%) ARM Templates
2 2 (3.08%) JSON
2 2 (3.08%) YAML
3 1 (1.54%) Middleware
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Hedge funds
1 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.08%) CMDB
3 2 (3.08%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (1.54%) Life Science
4 1 (1.54%) STB
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.92%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.08%) CoreOS
4 2 (3.08%) Debian
4 2 (3.08%) VMS
5 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.54%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) SIEM
2 17 (26.15%) Security Monitoring
3 16 (24.62%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (24.62%) Security Operations
4 15 (23.08%) Service Management
5 12 (18.46%) Analytics
6 10 (15.38%) Patch Management
7 9 (13.85%) DevOps
7 9 (13.85%) Information Security
7 9 (13.85%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (10.77%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (9.23%) ITIL
10 6 (9.23%) OWASP
11 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.69%) Coaching
11 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.15%) Digital Forensics
12 4 (6.15%) Mentoring
12 4 (6.15%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) Python
2 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.77%) C#
3 7 (10.77%) SQL
4 4 (6.15%) C
5 2 (3.08%) Groovy
6 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.54%) C++
6 1 (1.54%) Go
6 1 (1.54%) LookML
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) CISSP
2 5 (7.69%) Degree
3 4 (6.15%) CISM
4 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.08%) GIAC
5 2 (3.08%) IBM Certification
5 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) SSCP
6 1 (1.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.54%) CCIE
6 1 (1.54%) CCNA
6 1 (1.54%) CISA
6 1 (1.54%) CNE
6 1 (1.54%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.54%) MCSE
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.54%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) GDPR
2 8 (12.31%) NIST
3 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.08%) NCSC
3 2 (3.08%) SLA
4 1 (1.54%) GLBA
4 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.54%) PMO
4 1 (1.54%) SOC 2
System Software
1 10 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (30.77%) Terraform
2 9 (13.85%) Kubernetes
3 6 (9.23%) QRadar
4 3 (4.62%) Istio
5 2 (3.08%) Ansible
5 2 (3.08%) Grafana
6 1 (1.54%) CSIRT
6 1 (1.54%) EnCase
6 1 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Splunk
2 9 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) ArcSight
4 5 (7.69%) CyberArk
5 4 (6.15%) LogRhythm
6 3 (4.62%) IBM
7 2 (3.08%) Google
7 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.08%) Tanium
8 1 (1.54%) Alibaba
8 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.54%) Charles River
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle
8 1 (1.54%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) Snow
8 1 (1.54%) Veracode
8 1 (1.54%) Zscaler