The first table below looks at the demand for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Reading 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 74 63 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing FTP 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.53% 3.03% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
261 198 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.42% 25.92% 38.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 72 114
Average daily rate £300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.55 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £19.10 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
FTP
Berkshire

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

FTP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

FTP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (66.67%) SMTP
1 6 (66.67%) HTTP
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) SSH
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) FWSM
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) Workflow
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) OSPF
5 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 2 (22.22%) IGRP
5 2 (22.22%) Tivoli

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SMTP
1 6 (66.67%) HTTP
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) SSH
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) MPLS
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) FWSM
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) IPsec
5 2 (22.22%) ATM
5 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
5 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Network Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) AIX Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Fault Management
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) SABSA
3 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) DoDAF
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCIE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) NFS
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 3 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) StorageTek
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle