The first table below looks at the demand for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 60 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing FTP 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.42% 0.16% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 1.27% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +9.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £395
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £39.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-25.94% +31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 79 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.53% 12.85% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 40
Average daily rate £310 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
FTP
West Midlands

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

FTP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

FTP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Flash
1 2 (50.00%) XHTML
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
1 2 (50.00%) W3C
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) SEO

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Flash
1 2 (50.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) W3C
2 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) SUSE
2 1 (25.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (25.00%) SEO
1 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Stellent
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco