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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 145 138 119
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -19
Contract jobs citing FTP 9 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 3.21% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 10
Median daily rate £400 £450 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £401 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £538 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £388 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.29% +20.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £21.53 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-41.92% -28.25%
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
538 468 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.74% 12.10% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 234 199
Median daily rate £388 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 44
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 4 £450 -
Manchester -7 4 £375 -21.15% 4
Cheshire - 1 £465 -
FTP
England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (65.22%) HTTP
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
4 9 (39.13%) SOAP
5 8 (34.78%) Unix
5 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
6 7 (30.43%) Finance
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 7 (30.43%) Oracle
7 6 (26.09%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Web Services
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) DHCP
8 5 (21.74%) DNS
8 5 (21.74%) HP
8 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) SMTP
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) DB2
9 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
9 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (17.39%) Validation

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 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) Jetty
3 2 (8.70%) nginx
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (8.70%) Google App Engine
1 2 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) HTTP
2 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) DHCP
3 5 (21.74%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) SMTP
5 3 (13.04%) SSL
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) BGP
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
6 2 (8.70%) HTTPS
6 2 (8.70%) IPsec
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) SSH
6 2 (8.70%) TACACS
6 2 (8.70%) Telnet
6 2 (8.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) DB2
3 2 (8.70%) MS Access
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
1 2 (8.70%) Toad
1 2 (8.70%) Travis CI
2 1 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) OAT Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) OAT Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Operations Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Unix Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Web Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Web Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) WebOps Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) SOAP
2 6 (26.09%) XML
3 5 (21.74%) Web Services
4 4 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (13.04%) Middleware
6 2 (8.70%) .NET
6 2 (8.70%) EDIFACT
6 2 (8.70%) HTML
6 2 (8.70%) J2EE
6 2 (8.70%) JMS
6 2 (8.70%) REST
6 2 (8.70%) Servlets
6 2 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (4.35%) CSS
7 1 (4.35%) ISPF
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Presales
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Test Management
4 2 (8.70%) Use Case
4 2 (8.70%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) JCL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Siebel Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) DameWare
2 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
1 7 (30.43%) VMware
2 5 (21.74%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Google
5 2 (8.70%) LexisNexis
5 2 (8.70%) Siebel
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper