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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 154 139 134
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing FTP 3 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.095% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 2.85% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
Median daily rate £548 £344 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.27% -19.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.56 £30.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+10.92% +49.38%
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
465 597 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.80% 14.39% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 347 227
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 50 37
Median hourly rate £19.63 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing FTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +2 2 £548 +21.66% 1
Cheshire +14 1 £475 +35.71%
Manchester -5 1 £548 +62.22% 2
FTP
England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing FTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for FTP.

1 14 (63.64%) HTTP
2 13 (59.09%) SOAP
3 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 10 (45.45%) Unix
4 10 (45.45%) Oracle
5 9 (40.91%) VMware
5 9 (40.91%) WebSphere
6 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
6 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 8 (36.36%) Middleware
6 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (36.36%) SDLC
7 7 (31.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
7 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (31.82%) Web Services
7 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 6 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (27.27%) B2B
8 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
9 5 (22.73%) ISEB
9 5 (22.73%) SOA
9 5 (22.73%) SMTP
9 5 (22.73%) XML
9 5 (22.73%) MS Project
9 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (40.91%) WebSphere
2 7 (31.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (13.64%) Apache
3 3 (13.64%) IIS
4 2 (9.09%) Jetty
4 2 (9.09%) Mongrel
4 2 (9.09%) nginx
4 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 1 (4.55%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (22.73%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.09%) Google App Engine
1 2 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) HTTP
2 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (22.73%) SMTP
4 3 (13.64%) DNS
4 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
4 3 (13.64%) SSL
5 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) IPsec
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.09%) Travis CI
2 1 (4.55%) Fiddler
2 1 (4.55%) Firebug
2 1 (4.55%) JMeter
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) The Grinder
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Integration Architect
2 4 (18.18%) OAT Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) OAT Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Messaging Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Web Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) IT Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) SOAP
2 8 (36.36%) Middleware
3 7 (31.82%) Web Services
4 6 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (22.73%) XML
6 3 (13.64%) EDIFACT
7 2 (9.09%) .NET
7 2 (9.09%) J2EE
7 2 (9.09%) Servlets
8 1 (4.55%) ELK Stack
8 1 (4.55%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.55%) iSeries
4 1 (4.55%) Tandem
4 1 (4.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Unix
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) SDLC
2 7 (31.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (27.27%) B2B
3 6 (27.27%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
4 5 (22.73%) SOA
4 5 (22.73%) Use Case
5 4 (18.18%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Open Source
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JCL
2 2 (9.09%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 1 (4.55%) COBOL
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) Siebel Certification
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) SANS
4 1 (4.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.09%) Xen
2 1 (4.55%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) QRadar
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) Google
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Siebel
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) Axway
5 1 (4.55%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.55%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) LogRhythm
5 1 (4.55%) Splunk