The first table below looks at the demand for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 83 69 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing FTP 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 0.41% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 3.03% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £275 £341 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.34% -10.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 132 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.46% 13.68% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 103
Average daily rate £325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
FTP
North West

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

FTP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

FTP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) VB
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) XML
1 4 (57.14%) XSL
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) NHS
2 3 (42.86%) OOP
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) HL7
3 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 1 (14.29%) Toad
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (14.29%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) AIX Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) XML
1 4 (57.14%) XSL
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (14.29%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) HPUX
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) SUSE
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
2 3 (42.86%) OOP
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Business Development
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
3 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) HL7
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds