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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Fidessa LatentZero Sentinel
UK
Rank 590 643 620
Rank change year-on-year +53 -23  
Contract jobs citing Sentinel 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.077% 0.024% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £388 - £638
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 - £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 - £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3884 4247 4635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.57% 7.98% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2342 2557 2578
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 39
Median hourly rate £38.39 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.58% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

Sentinel
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sentinel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sentinel over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sentinel in the UK

Sentinel
Top 5 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 3 £388 -
London +35 2 £544 -
City of London +4 1 £700 -
East Midlands - 1 £230 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £230 -

Sentinel
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Sentinel 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 Sentinel.

1 11 (61.11%) Asset Management
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) thinkFolio
2 7 (38.89%) Investment Management
3 6 (33.33%) Charles River
4 5 (27.78%) Fixed Income
5 4 (22.22%) Fidessa
5 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (22.22%) Front Office
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Equities
5 4 (22.22%) LatentZero
5 4 (22.22%) Minerva
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Perl
6 3 (16.67%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) Information Security
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) EMC
6 3 (16.67%) Kerberos
6 3 (16.67%) NFS
6 3 (16.67%) DNS
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 3 (16.67%) Sun
6 3 (16.67%) Unix
6 3 (16.67%) Solaris
6 3 (16.67%) Linux

Sentinel
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) thinkFolio
2 4 (22.22%) LatentZero
2 4 (22.22%) Minerva
3 3 (16.67%) LongView
4 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (11.11%) Global One
4 2 (11.11%) SimCorp Dimension
4 2 (11.11%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) Kerberos
1 3 (16.67%) LDAP
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Front Office
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) Asset Management Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Business Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Fidessa Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Fidessa Support
2 3 (16.67%) Fidessa Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Virtualisation Administrator
2 3 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Information Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Scripter
3 2 (11.11%) Monitoring Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Compliance Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Fixed Income
2 4 (22.22%) Equities
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (11.11%) Derivative
3 2 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (11.11%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Solaris
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Asset Management
2 7 (38.89%) Investment Management
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Fund Management
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 3 (16.67%) Kernel Tuning
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Collateral Management
5 2 (11.11%) Conceptual Models
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance
5 2 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) ISMS
5 2 (11.11%) IT Governance
5 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) Korn
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CEH
1 2 (11.11%) CISM
1 2 (11.11%) CISMP
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
1 2 (11.11%) CRISC
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (11.11%) GPG13
1 2 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 2 (11.11%) RMADS
2 1 (5.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) NFS
1 3 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Charles River
2 4 (22.22%) Fidessa
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) CyberArk
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) Remedy
3 3 (16.67%) Splunk
3 3 (16.67%) Sun
3 3 (16.67%) Veritas
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 2 (11.11%) SimCorp
5 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg