The table below looks at the statistics for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 389 435 432
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -3
Contract jobs citing FTP 230 152 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 2.13% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 90 94
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £418
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.40 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.90% -40.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £16.40 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.20 £16.40 £47.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.40 £28.95
% change year-on-year
+143.90% -43.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FTP
Daily Rate Trend

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

FTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

FTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

FTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

FTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

FTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England +56 219 £400 +13.47% 46
London +40 93 £423 -5.05% 21
South East +15 35 £413 +26.92% 4
North West +6 28 £425 +88.05%
East of England -5 23 £350 - 1
City of London +35 21 £475 -5.00% 4
South West -27 21 £450 +38.46% 8
Bedfordshire - 17 £356 - 1
West Midlands -5 16 £388 -5.48% 3
Luton - 15 £356 -
Hampshire - 12 £484 - 2
Berkshire +13 11 £250 +13.63% 2
Surrey -3 10 £413 +3.12%
Lancashire -12 9 £515 -
Cheshire +8 8 £415 +83.62%
Manchester - 7 £323 -
Birmingham - 5 £315 -
Preston - 5 £515 -
Reading +17 4 £238 -
Essex -3 4 £288 -
Crewe - 4 £435 -
West Yorkshire +4 3 - - 1
Leeds 0 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -3 3 - - 7
Greenford - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire -24 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £150 -
Brighton - 2 £150 -
Woking 0 1 £475 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 151 (36.56%) Windows
2 150 (36.32%) HTTP
3 114 (27.60%) Linux
4 109 (26.39%) Microsoft
5 104 (25.18%) SQL
5 104 (25.18%) Oracle
6 97 (23.49%) IIS
7 95 (23.00%) UNIX
8 86 (20.82%) TCP/IP
9 84 (20.34%) DNS
10 82 (19.85%) XML
11 80 (19.37%) Finance
12 68 (16.46%) Java
13 67 (16.22%) Firewall
14 65 (15.74%) .NET
15 63 (15.25%) DHCP
16 59 (14.29%) WebSphere
17 58 (14.04%) SQL Server
18 53 (12.83%) Web Services
19 52 (12.59%) Tomcat
19 52 (12.59%) Active Directory
20 48 (11.62%) Migration
21 46 (11.14%) Internet
21 46 (11.14%) ITIL
21 46 (11.14%) MS Excel
22 45 (10.90%) HTML
22 45 (10.90%) PowerShell
23 43 (10.41%) Middleware
24 41 (9.93%) Apache
24 41 (9.93%) IBM

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 97 (23.49%) IIS
2 59 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 52 (12.59%) Tomcat
4 41 (9.93%) Apache
5 16 (3.87%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.63%) WebLogic
6 15 (3.63%) MQSeries
6 15 (3.63%) MS Exchange
6 15 (3.63%) Jetty
6 15 (3.63%) nginx
7 14 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.69%) WebLogic Integration
11 6 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.97%) CMS
14 3 (0.73%) Documentum
Applications
1 46 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.30%) MS Office
3 13 (3.15%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.73%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.48%) SPSS
8 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.42%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.69%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (0.97%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.97%) RMDS
5 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.48%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (4.60%) Google App Engine
3 11 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 150 (36.32%) HTTP
2 86 (20.82%) TCP/IP
3 84 (20.34%) DNS
4 67 (16.22%) Firewall
5 63 (15.25%) DHCP
6 46 (11.14%) Internet
7 41 (9.93%) SSL
8 35 (8.47%) HTTPS
9 34 (8.23%) LAN
9 34 (8.23%) Telnet
10 30 (7.26%) SNMP
11 28 (6.78%) SMTP
11 28 (6.78%) WAN
12 25 (6.05%) SSH
13 22 (5.33%) NAS
14 21 (5.08%) IPsec
15 19 (4.60%) MPLS
16 17 (4.12%) Network Security
17 16 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (3.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.30%) Oracle Database
3 22 (5.33%) MySQL
4 19 (4.60%) DB2
5 18 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (2.66%) Oracle ODI
7 10 (2.42%) Big Data
8 8 (1.94%) OLAP
8 8 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.69%) MS Access
9 7 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.97%) QlikView
11 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
11 4 (0.97%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.97%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (3.63%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.91%) Subversion
3 9 (2.18%) Selenium
4 8 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.94%) JIRA
4 8 (1.94%) Toad
5 7 (1.69%) JUnit
5 7 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.45%) Redmine
6 6 (1.45%) Trac
6 6 (1.45%) Bugzilla
6 6 (1.45%) LoadRunner
6 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.97%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.97%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.97%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 80 (19.37%) Finance
2 33 (7.99%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.30%) Banking
4 18 (4.36%) Retail
5 12 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.66%) Legal
7 10 (2.42%) Marketing
8 9 (2.18%) Military
9 8 (1.94%) Publishing
10 5 (1.21%) Electronics
10 5 (1.21%) Billing
11 4 (0.97%) International Banking
11 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.97%) Automotive
12 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.48%) German Language
13 2 (0.48%) Law
13 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.24%) Front Office
14 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 90 (21.79%) Analyst
2 61 (14.77%) Developer
3 38 (9.20%) Architect
4 32 (7.75%) Administrator
5 31 (7.51%) Support Analyst
6 29 (7.02%) Consultant
6 29 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (4.60%) Applications Support
9 14 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (3.39%) Test Analyst
10 12 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.66%) Applications Support Analyst
11 11 (2.66%) ETL Developer
11 11 (2.66%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (2.42%) Data Analyst
12 10 (2.42%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.18%) Test Engineer
13 9 (2.18%) Integration Analyst
14 8 (1.94%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (19.85%) XML
2 65 (15.74%) .NET
3 53 (12.83%) Web Services
4 45 (10.90%) HTML
5 43 (10.41%) Middleware
6 36 (8.72%) CSS
7 31 (7.51%) SOAP
8 24 (5.81%) XSD
9 23 (5.57%) J2EE
10 19 (4.60%) WebSphere MQ
11 18 (4.36%) EDI
12 17 (4.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 17 (4.12%) jQuery
13 16 (3.87%) ASP.NET
14 15 (3.63%) Servlets
14 15 (3.63%) JSON
15 13 (3.15%) REST
16 12 (2.91%) Oracle Fusion
16 12 (2.91%) JMS
17 11 (2.66%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.81%) AS400
3 23 (5.57%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.87%) Open Source
5 12 (2.91%) Data Integration
5 12 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.66%) Firmware
6 11 (2.66%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.94%) Clustering
8 7 (1.69%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.69%) W3C
9 5 (1.21%) Replication
9 5 (1.21%) DataPower
9 5 (1.21%) Social Media
9 5 (1.21%) iSeries
10 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.97%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.97%) Life Science
10 4 (0.97%) STB
10 4 (0.97%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 151 (36.56%) Windows
2 114 (27.60%) Linux
3 95 (23.00%) UNIX
4 33 (7.99%) Solaris
5 25 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (4.60%) AIX
8 14 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.42%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.42%) SUSE
10 9 (2.18%) HPUX
11 6 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.45%) zOS
12 4 (0.97%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.73%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.48%) i5/OS
14 2 (0.48%) CentOS
14 2 (0.48%) OS/400
14 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (11.62%) Migration
2 46 (11.14%) ITIL
3 30 (7.26%) E-Commerce
4 29 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (6.54%) SOA
6 22 (5.33%) Configuration Management
6 22 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (5.08%) Unit Testing
8 20 (4.84%) DevOps
8 20 (4.84%) ETL
9 17 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (4.12%) Network Management
10 16 (3.87%) B2B
11 14 (3.39%) Integration Testing
11 14 (3.39%) UML
12 13 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (3.15%) Performance Testing
12 13 (3.15%) Release Management
12 13 (3.15%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (2.91%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 104 (25.18%) SQL
2 68 (16.46%) Java
3 45 (10.90%) PowerShell
4 40 (9.69%) JavaScript
5 32 (7.75%) Perl
6 25 (6.05%) Shell Script
7 24 (5.81%) Bash Shell
8 23 (5.57%) PHP
9 19 (4.60%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.63%) VBScript
11 14 (3.39%) XPath
11 14 (3.39%) VB
11 14 (3.39%) VB.NET
12 13 (3.15%) C#
12 13 (3.15%) Korn
13 12 (2.91%) Ruby
14 11 (2.66%) C
15 10 (2.42%) Groovy
15 10 (2.42%) RPG
16 9 (2.18%) AWK
Qualifications
1 29 (7.02%) Degree
2 28 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 23 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (4.36%) ISTQB
4 18 (4.36%) ISEB
4 18 (4.36%) CCNP
5 17 (4.12%) CCIE
6 16 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.87%) CISSP
7 10 (2.42%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.21%) MCSE
11 5 (1.21%) CCNA
11 5 (1.21%) RHCE
11 5 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.48%) MCPD
13 2 (0.48%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.12%) SLA
2 7 (1.69%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (1.45%) QA
4 4 (0.97%) Basel III
5 3 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) COBIT
System Software
1 52 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.12%) Xen
4 10 (2.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 9 (2.18%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.97%) Postfix
6 4 (0.97%) Sendmail
6 4 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.97%) NFS
7 3 (0.73%) RACF
7 3 (0.73%) Samba
8 2 (0.48%) XenApp
8 2 (0.48%) qmail
8 2 (0.48%) vSphere
8 2 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.48%) Squid
8 2 (0.48%) Snort
8 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.48%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (6.30%) SCOM
2 21 (5.08%) Puppet
3 18 (4.36%) SCCM
4 15 (3.63%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (3.39%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (1.45%) Nagios
7 5 (1.21%) nmon
8 4 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.97%) OpenView
9 3 (0.73%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.73%) Nessus
9 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.48%) Cacti
10 2 (0.48%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.48%) OMEGAMON
10 2 (0.48%) Foglight
Vendors
1 109 (26.39%) Microsoft
2 104 (25.18%) Oracle
3 41 (9.93%) IBM
3 41 (9.93%) VMware
4 35 (8.47%) Cisco
5 27 (6.54%) Red Hat
6 26 (6.30%) HP
7 23 (5.57%) Google
8 22 (5.33%) Citrix
9 16 (3.87%) SAP
10 13 (3.15%) TIBCO
10 13 (3.15%) JBoss
10 13 (3.15%) Cognos
11 11 (2.66%) Sun
12 9 (2.18%) Adobe
12 9 (2.18%) Juniper
13 8 (1.94%) SunGard
14 7 (1.69%) Calypso
14 7 (1.69%) JD Edwards
14 7 (1.69%) Clearswift
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