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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 360 393 434
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +41
Contract jobs citing FTP 278 190 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.36% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 2.68% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 110 87
Average daily rate
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£400 £341 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £295 £395
% change year-on-year
+29.45% -25.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £41.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.53% +215.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £22.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.40 £50.47 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.43 £37.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-25.85% +4.96%

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
8494 7098 8320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.53% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4807 3899 3950
Average daily rate £363 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 449 618
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 +37 261 £400 +14.28% 59
London -15 95 £425 - 22
South East +11 53 £400 +33.55% 10
East of England +4 29 £350 - 2
North West -2 25 £425 +68.65% 2
City of London +9 23 £450 -14.28% 5
Bedfordshire - 23 £350 -
South West -18 22 £443 -0.56% 12
Luton - 21 £350 -
Berkshire +27 20 £250 +35.13% 3
West Midlands 0 19 £425 +11.84% 6
Hampshire - 19 £475 - 4
Devon - 15 £450 - 1
Plymouth - 15 £450 -
Surrey -4 13 £400 -3.03% 1
Warwickshire - 13 £425 - 1
Lancashire -11 10 £500 -
Reading +16 9 £288 - 1
Yorkshire +4 8 £290 +16.00% 4
North East -32 8 £430 +4.24% 1
Tyne and Wear -34 8 £430 +4.24% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 8 £430 +4.24% 1
Cheshire +1 7 £425 +77.82%
West Yorkshire -5 6 £125 -50.00% 3
Preston - 5 £515 -
Leamington Spa - 5 £425 -
Leeds -3 4 - - 1
Crewe - 4 £435 -
Birmingham - 4 £315 - 5
Staines - 4 £400 - 1

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 183 (39.02%) Windows
2 149 (31.77%) HTTP
3 130 (27.72%) Microsoft
4 126 (26.87%) Linux
5 113 (24.09%) UNIX
5 113 (24.09%) DNS
6 112 (23.88%) Oracle
6 112 (23.88%) IIS
7 99 (21.11%) SQL
8 95 (20.26%) TCP/IP
9 88 (18.76%) XML
10 84 (17.91%) Firewall
11 83 (17.70%) Finance
11 83 (17.70%) DHCP
12 80 (17.06%) Active Directory
13 72 (15.35%) .NET
14 71 (15.14%) Web Services
15 64 (13.65%) Java
15 64 (13.65%) MS Excel
16 58 (12.37%) SQL Server
17 57 (12.15%) Internet
18 55 (11.73%) WebSphere
19 52 (11.09%) Migration
20 50 (10.66%) Tomcat
21 48 (10.23%) SSL
22 47 (10.02%) MS Office
22 47 (10.02%) JavaScript
22 47 (10.02%) PowerShell
23 46 (9.81%) E-Commerce
23 46 (9.81%) Middleware

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 112 (23.88%) IIS
2 55 (11.73%) WebSphere
3 50 (10.66%) Tomcat
4 34 (7.25%) Apache
5 20 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.05%) MQSeries
7 17 (3.62%) MS Exchange
8 15 (3.20%) WebLogic
9 12 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (2.35%) JBoss
11 10 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.92%) nginx
12 9 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.92%) Jetty
13 8 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 8 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.71%) SAS
14 7 (1.49%) WebLogic Integration
15 6 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 64 (13.65%) MS Excel
2 47 (10.02%) MS Office
3 13 (2.77%) Photoshop
4 11 (2.35%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (0.85%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.43%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.43%) SPSS
10 1 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.13%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.85%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.85%) RMDS
3 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.64%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 2 (0.43%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.43%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.43%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.21%) Shopify
6 1 (0.21%) Eikon
6 1 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.35%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (31.77%) HTTP
2 113 (24.09%) DNS
3 95 (20.26%) TCP/IP
4 84 (17.91%) Firewall
5 83 (17.70%) DHCP
6 57 (12.15%) Internet
7 48 (10.23%) SSL
8 43 (9.17%) Telnet
9 42 (8.96%) SMTP
10 41 (8.74%) HTTPS
11 35 (7.46%) LAN
12 32 (6.82%) NAS
13 30 (6.40%) WAN
13 30 (6.40%) SNMP
14 26 (5.54%) VPN
14 26 (5.54%) SSH
15 18 (3.84%) Wireless
16 17 (3.62%) MPLS
17 16 (3.41%) DMZ
17 16 (3.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.12%) Oracle Database
3 20 (4.26%) DB2
4 19 (4.05%) MySQL
5 18 (3.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (2.35%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (2.13%) Big Data
9 9 (1.92%) MS Access
10 8 (1.71%) Base SAS
10 8 (1.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 7 (1.49%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (1.49%) OLAP
12 5 (1.07%) Star Schema
12 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.85%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 10 (2.13%) Visual Studio
1 10 (2.13%) Subversion
1 10 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.92%) Selenium
2 9 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.49%) JIRA
4 6 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.28%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.28%) Toad
4 6 (1.28%) JUnit
5 5 (1.07%) Bugzilla
5 5 (1.07%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (1.07%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (1.07%) Redmine
5 5 (1.07%) Trac
6 4 (0.85%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.85%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.64%) MSI
7 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
General
1 83 (17.70%) Finance
2 33 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.18%) Banking
4 19 (4.05%) Retail
5 17 (3.62%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.35%) Military
7 10 (2.13%) Marketing
8 9 (1.92%) Legal
9 7 (1.49%) Publishing
10 6 (1.28%) Automotive
11 5 (1.07%) Electronics
11 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.85%) International Banking
12 4 (0.85%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.64%) Billing
14 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.43%) Law
14 2 (0.43%) German Language
15 1 (0.21%) French Language
15 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 104 (22.17%) Analyst
2 73 (15.57%) Developer
3 41 (8.74%) Architect
4 40 (8.53%) Consultant
5 38 (8.10%) Administrator
6 37 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 33 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (5.97%) Support Engineer
9 22 (4.69%) Applications Support
10 14 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
11 13 (2.77%) Applications Support Analyst
12 12 (2.56%) Data Analyst
12 12 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.56%) Business Analyst
12 12 (2.56%) Integration Analyst
13 11 (2.35%) Test Analyst
13 11 (2.35%) ETL Developer
14 10 (2.13%) Test Engineer
14 10 (2.13%) Operations Analyst
14 10 (2.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (18.76%) XML
2 72 (15.35%) .NET
3 71 (15.14%) Web Services
4 46 (9.81%) Middleware
5 45 (9.59%) HTML
6 37 (7.89%) CSS
7 33 (7.04%) SOAP
8 28 (5.97%) XSD
9 23 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (4.48%) EDI
10 21 (4.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 19 (4.05%) jQuery
11 19 (4.05%) ASP.NET
12 18 (3.84%) J2EE
13 16 (3.41%) ODBC
13 16 (3.41%) JSON
14 14 (2.99%) REST
15 12 (2.56%) JMS
16 11 (2.35%) WSDL
17 10 (2.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.26%) AS400
4 15 (3.20%) Mainframe
5 13 (2.77%) Data Integration
6 12 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.35%) Clustering
8 8 (1.71%) Open Source
9 7 (1.49%) Statistics
9 7 (1.49%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.49%) W3C
10 6 (1.28%) Smartcard
10 6 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.28%) Replication
10 6 (1.28%) Life Science
10 6 (1.28%) PKI
11 5 (1.07%) STB
11 5 (1.07%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.07%) Smartphone
11 5 (1.07%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 183 (39.02%) Windows
2 126 (26.87%) Linux
3 113 (24.09%) UNIX
4 40 (8.53%) Solaris
5 34 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (4.26%) AIX
9 12 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 11 (2.35%) Windows XP
11 10 (2.13%) SUSE
11 10 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.92%) HPUX
13 7 (1.49%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.28%) zOS
15 5 (1.07%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.85%) VxWorks
17 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.64%) Android
17 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (11.09%) Migration
2 46 (9.81%) E-Commerce
3 44 (9.38%) ITIL
4 32 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (5.76%) ETL
5 27 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (5.33%) SOA
7 18 (3.84%) DevOps
8 17 (3.62%) Unit Testing
9 16 (3.41%) Integration Testing
9 16 (3.41%) Network Management
9 16 (3.41%) B2B
9 16 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (3.20%) Configuration Management
11 14 (2.99%) ERP
11 14 (2.99%) UML
12 13 (2.77%) Quantitative Risk Management
12 13 (2.77%) Test Scripting
13 12 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (2.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.11%) SQL
2 64 (13.65%) Java
3 47 (10.02%) JavaScript
3 47 (10.02%) PowerShell
4 38 (8.10%) Shell Script
5 28 (5.97%) Perl
6 21 (4.48%) PHP
6 21 (4.48%) VB
7 20 (4.26%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.84%) Korn
8 18 (3.84%) C#
9 17 (3.62%) VBScript
10 16 (3.41%) AWK
10 16 (3.41%) C
10 16 (3.41%) sed
11 14 (2.99%) VB.NET
11 14 (2.99%) T-SQL
11 14 (2.99%) XPath
12 13 (2.77%) Python
13 12 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.61%) Degree
3 30 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (4.48%) CISSP
5 20 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.05%) CCNP
7 17 (3.62%) CCIE
8 15 (3.20%) ISEB
8 15 (3.20%) ISTQB
9 14 (2.99%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.56%) CCNA
11 11 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (1.49%) CEH
13 7 (1.49%) GIAC
13 7 (1.49%) MCP
13 7 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 6 (1.28%) GPEN
14 6 (1.28%) MCSE
14 6 (1.28%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.05%) SLA
2 9 (1.92%) QA
3 7 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.64%) Basel III
5 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.43%) WAI
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 80 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 27 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
4 11 (2.35%) Firmware
4 11 (2.35%) VMware ESX
5 10 (2.13%) Xen
6 9 (1.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 8 (1.71%) Snort
8 5 (1.07%) NFS
8 5 (1.07%) vSphere
9 4 (0.85%) Postfix
9 4 (0.85%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.85%) Samba
9 4 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.64%) RACF
10 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.43%) XenApp
11 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 36 (7.68%) SCOM
2 29 (6.18%) SCCM
3 15 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (2.56%) Tivoli
5 11 (2.35%) Puppet
6 9 (1.92%) Nagios
7 8 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.28%) OPNET
8 6 (1.28%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.07%) nmon
10 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.64%) Nessus
10 3 (0.64%) OpenView
11 2 (0.43%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.43%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.43%) WSUS
11 2 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
11 2 (0.43%) Foglight
11 2 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 130 (27.72%) Microsoft
2 112 (23.88%) Oracle
3 44 (9.38%) IBM
4 41 (8.74%) VMware
5 39 (8.32%) Cisco
6 38 (8.10%) Red Hat
7 31 (6.61%) Citrix
8 30 (6.40%) HP
9 22 (4.69%) SAP
10 21 (4.48%) Sun
11 16 (3.41%) Cognos
12 13 (2.77%) TIBCO
13 12 (2.56%) Google
14 11 (2.35%) Akamai
14 11 (2.35%) Reuters
14 11 (2.35%) Bloomberg
15 9 (1.92%) Remedy
15 9 (1.92%) Clearswift
16 8 (1.71%) Adobe
17 7 (1.49%) Calypso
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £1 - £999 per annum + (Negotiable)
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £575 - £625 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 19 days ago
Farnborough
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago