The table below looks at the statistics for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 138 132 116
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing FTP 16 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.05% 1.76% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
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£300 £255 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -25.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
FTP
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
524 397 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.59% 12.54% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 163 125
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 50
Average hourly rate £17.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.59% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

FTP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

FTP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FTP across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

FTP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

FTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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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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
Lancashire +9 8 £275 -
Manchester -9 3 £550 +100.00% 1
Merseyside - 3 - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Cumbria - - - -
FTP
England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (68.18%) HTTP
2 14 (63.64%) Linux
3 13 (59.09%) VMware
4 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
4 12 (54.55%) IIS
4 12 (54.55%) DNS
4 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 11 (50.00%) SSL
5 11 (50.00%) Apache
5 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (45.45%) Tomcat
6 10 (45.45%) Java
7 9 (40.91%) J2EE
7 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
7 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
8 8 (36.36%) SQL
8 8 (36.36%) .NET
8 8 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (36.36%) Jetty
8 8 (36.36%) Xen
8 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
8 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (36.36%) DHCP
8 8 (36.36%) IPsec
8 8 (36.36%) nginx
8 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
9 7 (31.82%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (31.82%) Google
9 7 (31.82%) Amazon EC2

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (54.55%) IIS
1 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 11 (50.00%) Apache
3 10 (45.45%) Tomcat
4 8 (36.36%) Jetty
4 8 (36.36%) nginx
5 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 2 (9.09%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (31.82%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (31.82%) Google App Engine
2 7 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (31.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) HTTP
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
3 11 (50.00%) SSL
4 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
5 8 (36.36%) IPsec
5 8 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) SMTP
7 1 (4.55%) LDAP
7 1 (4.55%) RTP
7 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
7 1 (4.55%) AMQP
7 1 (4.55%) PuTTY
7 1 (4.55%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (4.55%) SQLPlus
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Toad
3 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Integration Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Release Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) J2EE
2 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 7 (31.82%) Servlets
4 2 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (4.55%) XML
5 1 (4.55%) JMS
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (4.55%) JMX
5 1 (4.55%) JAAS
5 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.55%) Java EE
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (4.55%) Apache CXF
5 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
5 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Open Source
2 4 (18.18%) Clustering
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.55%) NHS
5 1 (4.55%) DTV
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) HPUX
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) SUSE
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Release Management
5 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VB
3 2 (9.09%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (4.55%) Scala
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) MCP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (36.36%) Xen
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Puppet
2 6 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Google
4 5 (22.73%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (9.09%) TIBCO
7 1 (4.55%) InterSystems
7 1 (4.55%) SAP
7 1 (4.55%) IBM