The table below looks at the statistics for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
UK
Rank 468 418 453
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +35
Contract jobs citing FTP 129 216 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 2.86% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 123 108
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £17.20 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- -31.64%

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
6713 7548 7809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.53% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 4440 4257
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 327 448
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.19 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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
England -48 116 £455 +19.34% 40
London +8 45 £475 +18.75% 15
South East -20 32 £475 +52.00% 8
North West +24 13 £375 +9.09% 6
Manchester +15 11 £350 +1.81% 1
Oxford +6 9 £500 +110.52% 1
Surrey +4 9 £438 +14.37% 1
Oxfordshire +1 9 £500 +110.52% 1
Hampshire -16 8 £425 +36.00% 1
West Yorkshire +14 6 £440 +60.00%
Yorkshire +12 6 £440 +26.61%
City of London +3 6 £450 -14.28% 3
South West - 6 £550 -
East of England -15 5 £220 -49.71% 3
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
Devon - 5 £550 -
Berkshire +5 4 £310 -8.82% 4
Salford - 4 £550 -
Cardiff +22 3 £425 +30.76%
South Wales +16 3 £425 +18.05%
Bradford +10 3 - -
Slough +8 3 - -
Wales +7 3 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands +5 3 £500 +17.64% 1
Birmingham +1 3 £350 -23.07% 3
Canary Wharf -1 3 £400 -36.00%
West Midlands -1 3 £350 -15.15% 4
Portsmouth -5 3 £480 -
Hertfordshire -7 3 £150 -71.42% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £150 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for FTP.

1 114 (41.76%) Linux
2 98 (35.90%) Windows
3 96 (35.16%) DNS
4 87 (31.87%) HTTP
5 83 (30.40%) TCP/IP
5 83 (30.40%) Finance
6 79 (28.94%) Unix
7 77 (28.21%) Microsoft
8 68 (24.91%) SSL
9 61 (22.34%) SQL
9 61 (22.34%) VMware
10 60 (21.98%) IBM
11 59 (21.61%) Java
12 56 (20.51%) Firewall
13 55 (20.15%) DHCP
14 54 (19.78%) IIS
15 53 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 47 (17.22%) Puppet
17 45 (16.48%) SQL Server
18 44 (16.12%) Apache
19 43 (15.75%) Oracle
19 43 (15.75%) Configuration Management
20 42 (15.38%) IPsec
21 41 (15.02%) SSH
21 41 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
22 39 (14.29%) DevOps
23 38 (13.92%) WebSphere
23 38 (13.92%) SMTP
24 37 (13.55%) Red Hat
24 37 (13.55%) Jenkins

FTP
Top Related IT Skills 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 54 (19.78%) IIS
2 44 (16.12%) Apache
3 38 (13.92%) WebSphere
4 35 (12.82%) Tomcat
5 27 (9.89%) Jetty
5 27 (9.89%) Mongrel
5 27 (9.89%) nginx
6 11 (4.03%) JBoss
7 10 (3.66%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.93%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 6 (2.20%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.83%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.47%) SAS
12 4 (1.47%) Skype for Business
13 3 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (1.10%) Mule
Applications
1 26 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.83%) MS Office
3 3 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.47%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.10%) Exstream
4 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) HFM
5 1 (0.37%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.37%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.89%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (9.89%) Google App Engine
2 27 (9.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 16 (5.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.40%) Boomi
5 4 (1.47%) IaaS
5 4 (1.47%) iPaaS
5 4 (1.47%) PaaS
5 4 (1.47%) SaaS
6 3 (1.10%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.73%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.37%) Office 365
8 1 (0.37%) Route 53
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (35.16%) DNS
2 87 (31.87%) HTTP
3 83 (30.40%) TCP/IP
4 68 (24.91%) SSL
5 56 (20.51%) Firewall
6 55 (20.15%) DHCP
7 42 (15.38%) IPsec
8 41 (15.02%) SSH
9 38 (13.92%) SMTP
10 31 (11.36%) HTTPS
11 30 (10.99%) VPN
12 29 (10.62%) Internet
13 23 (8.42%) SNMP
14 20 (7.33%) BGP
14 20 (7.33%) OSPF
14 20 (7.33%) SAN
15 19 (6.96%) NAS
16 18 (6.59%) WAN
17 17 (6.23%) MPLS
18 16 (5.86%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.96%) MySQL
3 16 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.93%) Big Data
6 8 (2.93%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.93%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.20%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.83%) DB2
8 5 (1.83%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.47%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.10%) Data Lake
10 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 37 (13.55%) Jenkins
2 31 (11.36%) Travis CI
3 10 (3.66%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.93%) ClearCase
5 7 (2.56%) Subversion
5 7 (2.56%) XMLSpy
6 6 (2.20%) Ant
6 6 (2.20%) Metasploit
6 6 (2.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (2.20%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (2.20%) SoapUI
6 6 (2.20%) StarTeam
7 5 (1.83%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.83%) Maven
8 4 (1.47%) Checkstyle
8 4 (1.47%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.47%) JUnit
8 4 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (1.47%) XMLUnit
9 3 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 83 (30.40%) Finance
2 26 (9.52%) Banking
2 26 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.40%) Electronics
4 10 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.66%) Marketing
5 9 (3.30%) Law
6 8 (2.93%) Legal
7 6 (2.20%) Billing
7 6 (2.20%) Retail
8 4 (1.47%) Front Office
9 3 (1.10%) Advertising
9 3 (1.10%) Back Office
10 2 (0.73%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 53 (19.41%) Developer
2 19 (6.96%) Administrator
3 16 (5.86%) Consultant
4 15 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
5 14 (5.13%) Architect
5 14 (5.13%) Network Engineer
6 13 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 12 (4.40%) Analyst
8 11 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.03%) Unix Administrator
9 10 (3.66%) Data Engineer
9 10 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.30%) ETL Developer
10 9 (3.30%) Storage Administrator
11 7 (2.56%) Applications Support
11 7 (2.56%) Design Engineer
11 7 (2.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (2.56%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.56%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.19%) Web Services
2 35 (12.82%) .NET
3 33 (12.09%) J2EE
3 33 (12.09%) Middleware
4 28 (10.26%) Servlets
5 27 (9.89%) XML
6 26 (9.52%) SOAP
7 21 (7.69%) REST
8 18 (6.59%) ISPF
8 18 (6.59%) JMS
9 17 (6.23%) JDBC
10 15 (5.49%) HTML
11 12 (4.40%) CSS
12 11 (4.03%) XSD
12 11 (4.03%) XSL
13 9 (3.30%) RESTful
14 8 (2.93%) WSDL
14 8 (2.93%) XSLT
15 7 (2.56%) Apache Axis
16 6 (2.20%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.33%) Data Centre
3 19 (6.96%) Mainframe
4 17 (6.23%) iSeries
5 16 (5.86%) Tandem
6 15 (5.49%) Management Information System
7 12 (4.40%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (4.03%) Clustering
8 11 (4.03%) DataPower
9 10 (3.66%) IPTV
9 10 (3.66%) Over-the-Top Content
9 10 (3.66%) Video on Demand
10 8 (2.93%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (2.93%) STB
11 7 (2.56%) EMC VNX
11 7 (2.56%) Replication
12 6 (2.20%) Computer Science
12 6 (2.20%) EFT
13 5 (1.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 114 (41.76%) Linux
2 98 (35.90%) Windows
3 79 (28.94%) Unix
4 29 (10.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (8.06%) Windows Server
6 20 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (6.23%) zOS
8 16 (5.86%) Solaris
8 16 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.03%) Android
9 11 (4.03%) Ubuntu
9 11 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.66%) CentOS
11 8 (2.93%) AIX
12 7 (2.56%) SUSE
13 5 (1.83%) HPUX
14 4 (1.47%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.47%) Windows XP
15 3 (1.10%) Mac OS X
15 3 (1.10%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.75%) Configuration Management
2 39 (14.29%) DevOps
3 31 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (10.99%) Open Source
5 29 (10.62%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (8.06%) Service Delivery
6 22 (8.06%) SOA
7 21 (7.69%) B2B
7 21 (7.69%) ITIL
8 18 (6.59%) High Availability
8 18 (6.59%) Load Balancing
9 16 (5.86%) ETL
10 14 (5.13%) Service Management
11 13 (4.76%) Incident Management
11 13 (4.76%) Network Architecture
11 13 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (4.40%) Change Management
12 12 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (4.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.34%) SQL
2 59 (21.61%) Java
3 22 (8.06%) JCL
4 21 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 20 (7.33%) Perl
6 18 (6.59%) Python
7 15 (5.49%) C
8 13 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 13 (4.76%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.40%) JavaScript
9 12 (4.40%) PHP
10 11 (4.03%) Shell Script
11 8 (2.93%) ActionScript
11 8 (2.93%) ActionScript 2.0
12 7 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.20%) ActionScript 3.0
13 6 (2.20%) C#
14 5 (1.83%) XPath
15 4 (1.47%) COBOL
15 4 (1.47%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (9.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (6.59%) CCNP
4 17 (6.23%) CCNA
5 13 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 11 (4.03%) CISSP
7 10 (3.66%) Degree
8 9 (3.30%) JNCIA
8 9 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (2.93%) AWS Certification
9 8 (2.93%) CCIP
9 8 (2.93%) CEH
10 7 (2.56%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.20%) RHCT
12 5 (1.83%) CCIE
12 5 (1.83%) MCSA
12 5 (1.83%) MCSE
13 4 (1.47%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (1.47%) CISA
13 4 (1.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.69%) QA
2 10 (3.66%) SLA
3 4 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.73%) IFRS
5 2 (0.73%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.37%) RMADS
6 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (10.26%) Xen
3 22 (8.06%) Active Directory
4 19 (6.96%) Time Sharing Option
5 17 (6.23%) NFS
6 16 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (4.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 10 (3.66%) Veritas File System
9 8 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (2.56%) Hyper-V
11 6 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (2.20%) vSphere
12 5 (1.83%) VMware ESX
13 4 (1.47%) Firmware
13 4 (1.47%) HDFS
13 4 (1.47%) Sendmail
14 3 (1.10%) Docker
14 3 (1.10%) Samba
14 3 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 47 (17.22%) Puppet
2 18 (6.59%) Nagios
3 14 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (4.40%) NetBackup
5 10 (3.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 9 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (2.93%) EMC Navisphere
8 7 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (2.56%) SCCM
9 5 (1.83%) Ansible
9 5 (1.83%) SCOM
9 5 (1.83%) Tivoli NetView
10 4 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (1.47%) Terraform
11 3 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.10%) Marathon
11 3 (1.10%) Mesos
11 3 (1.10%) QRadar
11 3 (1.10%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.10%) vRealize
Vendors
1 77 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 61 (22.34%) VMware
3 60 (21.98%) IBM
4 43 (15.75%) Oracle
5 37 (13.55%) Red Hat
6 33 (12.09%) Cisco
7 30 (10.99%) HP
8 29 (10.62%) Google
9 25 (9.16%) SAP
10 19 (6.96%) Axway
10 19 (6.96%) Veritas
11 15 (5.49%) Sun
12 14 (5.13%) EMC
12 14 (5.13%) IBM Sterling
13 13 (4.76%) Dell
13 13 (4.76%) NetApp
14 11 (4.03%) Brocade
15 10 (3.66%) CA
15 10 (3.66%) Symantec
16 9 (3.30%) Juniper
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