The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 81 - 85
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing FTP 7 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.51% - 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.74% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£323 - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £418
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.40 £28.95
% change year-on-year
+143.90% -43.35%
FTP
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
187 149 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.72% 12.55% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 75 44
Average daily rate £305 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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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
Stockport - - - -
FTP
North West

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (87.50%) Tomcat
1 7 (87.50%) SOA
2 6 (75.00%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Release Management
3 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) SUSE
3 5 (62.50%) Apache
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (62.50%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (62.50%) VB
3 5 (62.50%) HPUX
3 5 (62.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) WebLogic Integration
3 5 (62.50%) TIBCO
3 5 (62.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 5 (62.50%) MS Access
3 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (87.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (62.50%) WebLogic Integration
2 5 (62.50%) WebLogic
2 5 (62.50%) Apache
3 2 (25.00%) Liferay
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) MS Access
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Tester
2 5 (62.50%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Software Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) JMS
2 2 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) Java EE
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (25.00%) JPA
2 2 (25.00%) Drools
2 2 (25.00%) Apache CXF
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 2 (25.00%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 2 (25.00%) Spring Batch
2 2 (25.00%) JAX-RS
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (62.50%) N-Tier
3 2 (25.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) HPUX
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) SUSE
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) SOA
2 5 (62.50%) Statistical Analysis
2 5 (62.50%) Release Management
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Security Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Integration Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) EAI
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VB
1 5 (62.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB
1 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) TIBCO
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
4 1 (12.50%) VMware