Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 730 565 750
Rank change year-on-year -165 +185 +129
Contract jobs citing Sentinel 94 26 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.063% 0.003%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.85% 0.96% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 17 0
10th Percentile £410 £361 -
25th Percentile £475 £425 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £558 -
Median % change year-on-year +3.14% - -
75th Percentile £649 £600 -
90th Percentile £778 £619 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £583 -
% change year-on-year -1.29% - -

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 5,070 2,716 5,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.78% 6.61% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,084 1,617 3,208
10th Percentile £363 £313 £320
25th Percentile £440 £400 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £590
90th Percentile £742 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 31 80
10th Percentile £17.17 £15.17 £13.94
25th Percentile £21.00 £17.75 £18.25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £24.12
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +107.30% -25.78%
75th Percentile £63.00 £60.35 £47.43
90th Percentile £75.00 £62.03 £53.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £50.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +78.57% -13.85%

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 19 January 2022.

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
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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -149 81 £575 +3.14% 21
London -132 66 £550 +4.76% 7
UK excluding London -120 22 £575 -1.29% 16
Scotland -45 10 £525 -9.87% 1
South East - 9 £550 - 7
Work from Home -153 8 £525 -7.89% 5
West Midlands - 2 £1,000 - 1
Midlands - 2 £1,000 - 2
North West -47 1 £700 +20.17% 2
North of England -55 1 £700 +20.17% 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 75 (79.79%) Azure
1 75 (79.79%) Azure Sentinel
2 43 (45.74%) Firewall
3 39 (41.49%) SIEM
4 37 (39.36%) Terraform
4 37 (39.36%) Finance
4 37 (39.36%) Security Operations
5 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
6 32 (34.04%) Python
6 32 (34.04%) Microsoft 365
7 31 (32.98%) PowerShell
8 30 (31.91%) Analytics
9 29 (30.85%) Security Monitoring
10 28 (29.79%) CI/CD
10 28 (29.79%) AWS
10 28 (29.79%) Service Management
11 27 (28.72%) Log Analytics
11 27 (28.72%) Azure Monitor
12 24 (25.53%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (24.47%) Penetration Testing
13 23 (24.47%) C#
14 22 (23.40%) MS Visio
14 22 (23.40%) BGP
14 22 (23.40%) Reverse Proxy
14 22 (23.40%) RBAC
15 21 (22.34%) Secrets Management
15 21 (22.34%) Cloud Computing
16 20 (21.28%) Splunk
17 18 (19.15%) Azure Active Directory
17 18 (19.15%) Active Directory

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 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.19%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (23.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.06%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 75 (79.79%) Azure
1 75 (79.79%) Azure Sentinel
2 32 (34.04%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (29.79%) AWS
4 27 (28.72%) Azure Monitor
5 21 (22.34%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (19.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (13.83%) GCP
8 8 (8.51%) PaaS
9 5 (5.32%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (4.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (4.26%) Azure Key Vault
10 4 (4.26%) Google Workspace
11 3 (3.19%) IaaS
11 3 (3.19%) OneDrive
11 3 (3.19%) SaaS
11 3 (3.19%) Serverless
12 2 (2.13%) Amazon EKS
13 1 (1.06%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (1.06%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 43 (45.74%) Firewall
2 22 (23.40%) BGP
2 22 (23.40%) Reverse Proxy
3 10 (10.64%) DNS
4 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.51%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (8.51%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (7.45%) HTTP
6 7 (7.45%) ICMP
6 7 (7.45%) Internet
7 6 (6.38%) DHCP
8 3 (3.19%) Network Security
8 3 (3.19%) SNMP
8 3 (3.19%) VPN
9 1 (1.06%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.06%) LAN
9 1 (1.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) GIS
1 1 (1.06%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.06%) CircleCI
2 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.06%) GitLab
2 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 37 (39.36%) Finance
2 15 (15.96%) Public Sector
3 12 (12.77%) Social Skills
4 11 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.57%) Banking
5 9 (9.57%) Legal
6 4 (4.26%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.26%) Retail
7 3 (3.19%) Marketing
8 2 (2.13%) Electronics
8 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.06%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.06%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 24 (25.53%) Security Engineer
2 23 (24.47%) Architect
3 19 (20.21%) Cloud Architect
4 18 (19.15%) Security Architect
5 16 (17.02%) Analyst
5 16 (17.02%) Azure Engineer
6 15 (15.96%) Azure Architect
6 15 (15.96%) Microsoft 365 Architect
7 12 (12.77%) Active Directory Architect
7 12 (12.77%) Consultant
8 9 (9.57%) Security Consultant
9 8 (8.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (8.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 5 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (5.32%) SOC Manager
11 4 (4.26%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Platform Engineer
11 4 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (4.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) ARM Templates
2 3 (3.19%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.32%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.26%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) CMDB
5 2 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (1.06%) iPad
6 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.96%) Windows
2 12 (12.77%) Linux
3 9 (9.57%) Unix
4 8 (8.51%) Android
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.06%) CentOS
6 1 (1.06%) Debian
6 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.49%) SIEM
2 37 (39.36%) Security Operations
3 30 (31.91%) Analytics
4 29 (30.85%) Security Monitoring
5 28 (29.79%) CI/CD
5 28 (29.79%) Service Management
6 27 (28.72%) Log Analytics
7 24 (25.53%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (24.47%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (23.40%) RBAC
10 21 (22.34%) Secrets Management
11 14 (14.89%) DevOps
11 14 (14.89%) Information Security
12 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (11.70%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (10.64%) Infrastructure as Code
15 9 (9.57%) Coaching
15 9 (9.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
16 7 (7.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (34.04%) Python
2 31 (32.98%) PowerShell
3 23 (24.47%) C#
4 10 (10.64%) SQL
5 4 (4.26%) C
6 2 (2.13%) Java
7 1 (1.06%) ABAP
7 1 (1.06%) Go
7 1 (1.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (9.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) CISSP
3 7 (7.45%) Degree
3 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.26%) AWS Certification
4 4 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.26%) CISM
5 2 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.13%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.13%) IBM Certification
5 2 (2.13%) SSCP
6 1 (1.06%) CCSP
6 1 (1.06%) CEH
6 1 (1.06%) CISA
6 1 (1.06%) CRISC
6 1 (1.06%) GIAC
6 1 (1.06%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.06%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) NIST
2 9 (9.57%) GDPR
3 7 (7.45%) NCSC
4 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.13%) SLA
6 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 18 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) Docker
3 1 (1.06%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.06%) Squid
Systems Management
1 37 (39.36%) Terraform
2 14 (14.89%) QRadar
3 10 (10.64%) Kubernetes
4 8 (8.51%) ArcSight ESM
4 8 (8.51%) Nessus
5 3 (3.19%) Consul
5 3 (3.19%) Kibana
5 3 (3.19%) Packer
6 2 (2.13%) Pingdom
6 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.06%) Ansible
7 1 (1.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (1.06%) CSIRT
7 1 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.06%) Puppet
7 1 (1.06%) Salt
Vendors
1 34 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.28%) Splunk
3 13 (13.83%) ArcSight
4 11 (11.70%) Cisco
5 8 (8.51%) LogLogic
5 8 (8.51%) McAfee
5 8 (8.51%) VMware
6 5 (5.32%) CyberArk
7 4 (4.26%) LogRhythm
8 3 (3.19%) Carbon Black
8 3 (3.19%) CrowdStrike
8 3 (3.19%) IBM
8 3 (3.19%) Meraki
8 3 (3.19%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.19%) Sophos
8 3 (3.19%) Zscaler
9 2 (2.13%) AppDynamics
9 2 (2.13%) Dynatrace
9 2 (2.13%) SAP
9 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds