The table below looks at the statistics for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 34 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing FTP 5 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.52% 2.83% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 28.21% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate £225 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £368 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.16% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £39.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.64% +116.43%
FTP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.07% 10.03% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 10
Average daily rate £425 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £17.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FTP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

FTP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FTP across the Bedfordshire region.

FTP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FTP across the Bedfordshire region.

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

FTP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Luton -8 3 £225 -50.00%
FTP
East of England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing FTP 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 FTP.

1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) FogBugz
3 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (40.00%) SAP HANA
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) SAP Fiori
3 2 (40.00%) SAPUI5
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) SAP ERP
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) SAP PI
3 2 (40.00%) NetWeaver
3 2 (40.00%) WSDL
3 2 (40.00%) ABAP
3 2 (40.00%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing FTP 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 FTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (60.00%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (40.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) ETL Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) ABAP Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (20.00%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) ERP Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Developer
4 1 (20.00%) SAP PI Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) BAPI
2 2 (40.00%) SAP Fiori
2 2 (40.00%) SAP PI
2 2 (40.00%) SAPUI5
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) WSDL
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Data Transformation
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
1 3 (60.00%) ETL
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) BPEL
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (40.00%) SAP