The table below looks at the statistics for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 145 190 197
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +7
Contract jobs citing FTP 12 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 1.46% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Average daily rate £588 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £343 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+37.08% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £17.50
FTP
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
433 754 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.40% 13.46% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 549 518
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.90 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

FTP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

FTP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FTP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

FTP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (47.06%) HTTP
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
3 5 (29.41%) Puppet
3 5 (29.41%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
4 4 (23.53%) IPsec
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (23.53%) SMTP
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Web Services
4 4 (23.53%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) Open Source
5 3 (17.65%) Cacti
5 3 (17.65%) Postfix
5 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) AIX
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 2 (11.76%) JBoss
3 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.88%) IIS
4 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.88%) SAS
4 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) HTTP
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) IPsec
3 4 (23.53%) SMTP
4 3 (17.65%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) BGP
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) SSH
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) DMVPN
6 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.88%) ISDN
6 1 (5.88%) LDAP
6 1 (5.88%) SNMP
6 1 (5.88%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) Travis CI
3 1 (5.88%) Ant
3 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 3 (17.65%) WebSphere Architect
3 2 (11.76%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Java Middleware Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) XML
3 3 (17.65%) JMS
4 2 (11.76%) EJB
4 2 (11.76%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (11.76%) J2EE
4 2 (11.76%) Middleware
4 2 (11.76%) XML Messaging
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) Drools
5 1 (5.88%) Java SE
5 1 (5.88%) POSIX
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) AIX
3 3 (17.65%) Debian
3 3 (17.65%) Solaris
3 3 (17.65%) SUSE
3 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
4 2 (11.76%) CentOS
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) SOA
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) EAI
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Storage Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
4 1 (5.88%) Fuzz Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.88%) ISMS
4 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.88%) OWASP
4 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
1 6 (35.29%) Java
1 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 5 (29.41%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) AWK
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) Korn
5 1 (5.88%) sed
5 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (5.88%) CEH
2 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) NFS
1 3 (17.65%) Postfix
1 3 (17.65%) Squid
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Docker
2 2 (11.76%) Samba
2 2 (11.76%) Sendmail
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Ceph
3 1 (5.88%) Dovecot
3 1 (5.88%) iptables
3 1 (5.88%) KVM
3 1 (5.88%) PowerHA
3 1 (5.88%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
2 3 (17.65%) Cacti
2 3 (17.65%) Nagios
3 2 (11.76%) Ansible
3 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.88%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (5.88%) RANCID
4 1 (5.88%) systemd
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) CA
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Solace
4 1 (5.88%) Supermicro