The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 118 114 124
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing FTP 12 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.45% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.06% 3.14% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
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£323 £334 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% -16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £431 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +37.39%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
392 382 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.04% 14.34% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 180 197
Average daily rate £300 £284 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.72% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.74% +60.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £14.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
FTP
England

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
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 23 July 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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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
Cheshire +11 6 £235 -47.77%
Manchester +3 5 £323 +24.51% 1
Lancashire - - - -
FTP
England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 13 (72.22%) HP
2 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 12 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (44.44%) Security Testing
3 8 (44.44%) Statistical Analysis
3 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 8 (44.44%) Release Management
3 8 (44.44%) SUSE
3 8 (44.44%) ISEB Practitioner
3 8 (44.44%) WebLogic
3 8 (44.44%) VB
3 8 (44.44%) HPUX
3 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) Apache
3 8 (44.44%) Tomcat
3 8 (44.44%) MS Access
3 8 (44.44%) ISEB
3 8 (44.44%) WebLogic Integration
3 8 (44.44%) TIBCO
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) N-Tier
3 8 (44.44%) SOA
3 8 (44.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 8 (44.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (33.33%) HTTP
4 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 8 (44.44%) WebLogic
1 8 (44.44%) Apache
1 8 (44.44%) Tomcat
1 8 (44.44%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) HTTP
2 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) PuTTY
4 1 (5.56%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) MS Access
2 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Toad
1 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 5 (27.78%) Non-Functional Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Administrator
3 4 (22.22%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) AIX Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
3 1 (5.56%) APPC
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) AS400
2 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) UNIX
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
1 8 (44.44%) HPUX
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) SUSE
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) OS/400
3 1 (5.56%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Security Testing
2 8 (44.44%) SOA
2 8 (44.44%) Statistical Analysis
2 8 (44.44%) Release Management
3 6 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) VB
1 8 (44.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) COBOL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) RPG
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISEB
1 8 (44.44%) ISEB Practitioner
1 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
1 8 (44.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (22.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) HP
2 12 (66.67%) Oracle
3 8 (44.44%) TIBCO
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) IBM