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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 489 454 437
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -17
Contract jobs citing FTP 173 210 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 2.58% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 115 109
Median daily rate £431 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.91% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £21.53 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.53 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -24.47%

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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 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
England -41 157 £440 +7.97% 28
London -16 50 £450 +14.28% 6
South East -2 37 £390 -0.95% 10
East of England +12 19 £484 +1.84% 1
North West +11 19 £400 -10.11% 5
City of London +31 14 £488 +31.75% 4
Yorkshire -1 14 £500 +33.33%
Scotland +22 10 £300 -14.46%
Berkshire -4 10 £363 -14.70% 4
Buckinghamshire +18 9 £525 +38.15%
Milton Keynes +17 9 £525 +50.00%
Norfolk +6 9 £500 +48.14%
Hampshire +4 9 £363 +1.75% 2
Norwich - 9 £500 -
South Yorkshire -5 8 £500 +28.20%
Sheffield -9 8 £500 +28.20%
Liverpool +11 7 £461 +23.00% 1
Merseyside +9 7 £461 +23.00% 1
Edinburgh +7 7 £275 -26.95%
Manchester -15 7 £375 -21.05% 1
East Midlands - 6 £455 -
Derbyshire - 6 £455 -
West Yorkshire +8 5 £320 -8.57%
Oxfordshire 0 5 £363 -31.60% 2
North East -31 5 £490 +40.00%
Tyne and Wear -34 5 £490 +40.00%
Hook - 5 £300 -
Lancashire +14 4 - - 1
Leeds +3 4 - -
Surrey +1 4 - -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 with a requirement for FTP.

1 160 (38.37%) Windows
2 157 (37.65%) HTTP
3 141 (33.81%) Linux
4 121 (29.02%) Unix
5 120 (28.78%) Microsoft
6 113 (27.10%) TCP/IP
7 112 (26.86%) DNS
8 90 (21.58%) Java
9 83 (19.90%) Finance
10 82 (19.66%) Firewall
11 81 (19.42%) Oracle
12 78 (18.71%) DHCP
12 78 (18.71%) IPsec
13 76 (18.23%) WebSphere
14 75 (17.99%) VMware
15 68 (16.31%) SQL Server
16 62 (14.87%) Puppet
17 60 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 60 (14.39%) IBM
18 59 (14.15%) Python
19 58 (13.91%) SSL
19 58 (13.91%) SSH
20 56 (13.43%) IIS
20 56 (13.43%) SQL
20 56 (13.43%) Middleware
20 56 (13.43%) Security Cleared
21 55 (13.19%) Red Hat
21 55 (13.19%) Internet
21 55 (13.19%) Cisco
22 54 (12.95%) VPN

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 76 (18.23%) WebSphere
2 56 (13.43%) IIS
3 40 (9.59%) Tomcat
4 39 (9.35%) nginx
5 35 (8.39%) Jetty
5 35 (8.39%) Mongrel
6 31 (7.43%) Apache
7 26 (6.24%) MQSeries
8 19 (4.56%) MS Exchange
9 17 (4.08%) Skype for Business
10 14 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (2.40%) SharePoint
12 9 (2.16%) IBM Transformation Extender
12 9 (2.16%) Oracle Service Bus
13 8 (1.92%) JBoss
14 6 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (1.20%) CMS
15 5 (1.20%) iPlanet
15 5 (1.20%) WebLogic
15 5 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 32 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 20 (4.80%) MS Office
3 15 (3.60%) MS Project
4 8 (1.92%) ProjectWise
5 5 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.24%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Exstream
3 2 (0.48%) Unica
4 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.24%) Maximo
4 1 (0.24%) Movex
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (4.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (3.84%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (3.84%) Google App Engine
5 12 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (2.40%) Boomi
6 10 (2.40%) Office 365
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.72%) IaaS
7 3 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Route 53
7 3 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.48%) SaaS
8 2 (0.48%) Yammer
9 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 157 (37.65%) HTTP
2 113 (27.10%) TCP/IP
3 112 (26.86%) DNS
4 82 (19.66%) Firewall
5 78 (18.71%) DHCP
5 78 (18.71%) IPsec
6 58 (13.91%) SSH
6 58 (13.91%) SSL
7 55 (13.19%) Internet
8 54 (12.95%) VPN
9 49 (11.75%) SMTP
10 36 (8.63%) NAS
10 36 (8.63%) SAN
11 35 (8.39%) HTTPS
12 27 (6.47%) LDAP
13 25 (6.00%) Network Security
14 22 (5.28%) SNMP
15 21 (5.04%) BGP
16 18 (4.32%) OSPF
17 16 (3.84%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (16.31%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.99%) MySQL
3 30 (7.19%) MongoDB
4 23 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (5.04%) Relational Database
6 20 (4.80%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.84%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (3.12%) DB2
9 13 (3.12%) RDBMS
10 12 (2.88%) NoSQL
11 11 (2.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.96%) Big Data
12 4 (0.96%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.72%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.72%) MS Access
13 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 48 (11.51%) Jenkins
2 41 (9.83%) Travis CI
3 8 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (1.92%) StarTeam
4 7 (1.68%) XMLSpy
5 6 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.44%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (1.20%) Subversion
7 4 (0.96%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.96%) JIRA
7 4 (0.96%) Selenium
7 4 (0.96%) Toad
8 3 (0.72%) Ant
8 3 (0.72%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.72%) Gradle
8 3 (0.72%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.72%) JUnit
8 3 (0.72%) Maven
8 3 (0.72%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (19.90%) Finance
2 18 (4.32%) Banking
2 18 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.16%) Marketing
4 8 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.92%) Publishing
4 8 (1.92%) Retail
5 7 (1.68%) Electronics
6 6 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.44%) Games
6 6 (1.44%) Law
6 6 (1.44%) Legal
7 5 (1.20%) Advertising
8 4 (0.96%) Back Office
8 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.72%) Front Office
9 3 (0.72%) Local Government
10 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 62 (14.87%) Developer
2 48 (11.51%) Analyst
3 35 (8.39%) Architect
4 34 (8.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (6.00%) Consultant
5 25 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
5 25 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 24 (5.76%) Project Manager
7 19 (4.56%) Administrator
8 15 (3.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 15 (3.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 15 (3.60%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.36%) Integration Architect
10 11 (2.64%) Designer
10 11 (2.64%) Senior DevOps
10 11 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (2.64%) Test Analyst
11 10 (2.40%) ETL Developer
11 10 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (2.40%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.43%) Middleware
2 44 (10.55%) XML
3 41 (9.83%) Web Services
4 39 (9.35%) J2EE
4 39 (9.35%) SOAP
5 36 (8.63%) Servlets
6 35 (8.39%) .NET
7 32 (7.67%) ISPF
8 29 (6.95%) LAMP
9 26 (6.24%) WebSphere MQ
10 25 (6.00%) HTML
11 24 (5.76%) JMS
12 23 (5.52%) CSS
13 22 (5.28%) LEMP Stack
14 20 (4.80%) REST
15 19 (4.56%) LAPP Stack
16 17 (4.08%) IBM Integration Bus
17 15 (3.60%) XSLT
18 11 (2.64%) EDI
19 10 (2.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.79%) Management Information System
2 43 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (8.39%) Data Centre
4 34 (8.15%) Mainframe
5 24 (5.76%) Tandem
6 23 (5.52%) Virtual Team
7 19 (4.56%) iSeries
8 18 (4.32%) Client/Server
9 15 (3.60%) CESG
9 15 (3.60%) Clustering
9 15 (3.60%) Cryptography
10 13 (3.12%) DataPower
11 11 (2.64%) IBM Mainframe
11 11 (2.64%) iPad
12 9 (2.16%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.68%) PKI
14 6 (1.44%) Data Integration
14 6 (1.44%) Digital Media
14 6 (1.44%) Fixed Income
14 6 (1.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 160 (38.37%) Windows
2 141 (33.81%) Linux
3 121 (29.02%) Unix
4 32 (7.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.56%) Windows Server
6 18 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (4.08%) SUSE
7 17 (4.08%) Windows Vista
7 17 (4.08%) zOS
8 16 (3.84%) AIX
9 15 (3.60%) Solaris
10 14 (3.36%) CentOS
11 11 (2.64%) MVS
12 9 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (1.68%) Debian
13 7 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.44%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.20%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (12.95%) DevOps
2 51 (12.23%) Migration
2 51 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 50 (11.99%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (10.55%) Configuration Management
6 38 (9.11%) Change Management
7 31 (7.43%) ITIL
7 31 (7.43%) Project Management
8 29 (6.95%) Service Delivery
9 26 (6.24%) Open Source
9 26 (6.24%) Risk Management
9 26 (6.24%) SOA
10 23 (5.52%) Load Balancing
11 22 (5.28%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (5.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 21 (5.04%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (4.56%) ETL
14 18 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (4.32%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 90 (21.58%) Java
2 59 (14.15%) Python
3 56 (13.43%) SQL
4 53 (12.71%) Perl
5 46 (11.03%) Bash Shell
6 36 (8.63%) JCL
7 25 (6.00%) JavaScript
7 25 (6.00%) PHP
7 25 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 24 (5.76%) Ruby
9 21 (5.04%) REXX
10 14 (3.36%) C
11 12 (2.88%) T-SQL
12 11 (2.64%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.92%) ActionScript
13 8 (1.92%) ActionScript 2.0
14 7 (1.68%) AWK
14 7 (1.68%) C#
14 7 (1.68%) sed
15 6 (1.44%) C++
Qualifications
1 56 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.83%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.43%) Degree
4 21 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.04%) CISSP
5 15 (3.60%) CEH
5 15 (3.60%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (3.36%) CCNP
7 13 (3.12%) CCNA
8 9 (2.16%) JNCIS
9 6 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.44%) CISA
10 5 (1.20%) CCIE
10 5 (1.20%) ISEB
11 4 (0.96%) CISM
12 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.48%) RHCT
13 2 (0.48%) SANS
13 2 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.84%) QA
2 11 (2.64%) RMADS
3 10 (2.40%) SLA
4 8 (1.92%) HL7
5 6 (1.44%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.20%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.96%) BS7799
7 4 (0.96%) SEPA
8 3 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.72%) ISO20022
9 2 (0.48%) GxP
10 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 60 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (10.31%) Active Directory
3 32 (7.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 23 (5.52%) Samba
5 20 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (3.84%) Sendmail
7 14 (3.36%) Xen
8 9 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (1.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (1.68%) StorNext
11 6 (1.44%) NFS
12 5 (1.20%) Hyper-V
12 5 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.20%) UAG
12 5 (1.20%) XenApp
13 4 (0.96%) Docker
14 3 (0.72%) HDFS
14 3 (0.72%) KVM
14 3 (0.72%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 62 (14.87%) Puppet
2 32 (7.67%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (5.76%) Nagios
4 18 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (3.84%) OpenView
6 10 (2.40%) Ansible
7 9 (2.16%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.92%) Control-M
8 8 (1.92%) SCCM
8 8 (1.92%) Tivoli
9 6 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (1.20%) Cacti
10 5 (1.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (1.20%) SCOM
10 5 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.96%) Netcool
12 3 (0.72%) Mesos
12 3 (0.72%) Munin
Vendors
1 120 (28.78%) Microsoft
2 81 (19.42%) Oracle
3 75 (17.99%) VMware
4 60 (14.39%) IBM
5 55 (13.19%) Cisco
5 55 (13.19%) Red Hat
6 53 (12.71%) HP
7 34 (8.15%) Citrix
8 31 (7.43%) CheckPoint
8 31 (7.43%) NetApp
9 27 (6.47%) F5
10 20 (4.80%) Google
11 17 (4.08%) Juniper
11 17 (4.08%) SAP
12 15 (3.60%) Opsware
13 12 (2.88%) BMC
13 12 (2.88%) Dell
13 12 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (2.64%) CA
14 11 (2.64%) Symantec
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