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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 419 449 389
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -60
Contract jobs citing FTP 211 158 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 2.08% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 100 126
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £368 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.16% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Average hourly rate £27.00 £39.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% +116.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £24.10 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £39.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £39.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-31.64% +116.43%

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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +29 186 £375 -8.53% 41
South East +61 72 £313 -18.56% 18
London -31 45 £413 -8.33% 13
Hampshire +40 34 £313 -34.21% 2
East of England -4 19 £369 -13.23% 2
North East -7 19 £417 +38.83%
Tyne and Wear -9 19 £417 +38.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £417 -
Scotland +6 15 £255 -
Berkshire +10 11 £345 -13.75% 7
Buckinghamshire - 10 £530 - 3
Yorkshire -4 9 £305 - 3
West Midlands -9 9 £300 -29.82% 2
Surrey -6 8 £425 +45.29% 2
Glasgow - 8 £225 -
West Yorkshire -2 7 £275 - 1
Reading - 7 £500 - 5
Southampton +17 6 £313 -34.21% 1
Hertfordshire +3 6 £525 +50.00%
East Midlands -4 6 £425 +57.40%
North West -9 6 £344 - 2
Manchester -16 6 £344 - 2
Derbyshire - 6 £425 -
City of London +32 5 £525 +16.66% 1
Bedfordshire -1 5 £225 -50.00%
Wales -10 5 £375 +36.36% 1
West Sussex - 5 - -
Milton Keynes - 5 £530 - 3
Chesterfield - 5 £425 -
Coventry - 4 £300 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 198 (43.14%) Linux
2 192 (41.83%) DNS
3 176 (38.34%) HTTP
4 154 (33.55%) TCP/IP
5 148 (32.24%) DHCP
6 145 (31.59%) Microsoft
7 138 (30.07%) SSL
8 134 (29.19%) Windows
9 122 (26.58%) Java
10 121 (26.36%) VMware
11 118 (25.71%) Unix
12 116 (25.27%) IIS
13 112 (24.40%) .NET
14 106 (23.09%) IPsec
15 105 (22.88%) WebSphere
16 104 (22.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 103 (22.44%) Configuration Management
18 93 (20.26%) Firewall
19 85 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
19 85 (18.52%) IBM
20 82 (17.86%) Jenkins
21 79 (17.21%) Cisco
21 79 (17.21%) Apache
21 79 (17.21%) SSH
22 76 (16.56%) SQL Server
23 75 (16.34%) Tomcat
23 75 (16.34%) Servlets
23 75 (16.34%) Finance
24 74 (16.12%) nginx
24 74 (16.12%) Amazon AWS

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 116 (25.27%) IIS
2 105 (22.88%) WebSphere
3 79 (17.21%) Apache
4 75 (16.34%) Tomcat
5 74 (16.12%) nginx
6 71 (15.47%) Jetty
7 27 (5.88%) CMS
8 24 (5.23%) SharePoint
9 17 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (3.49%) MS Exchange
10 16 (3.49%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
11 11 (2.40%) Oracle 10gAS
11 11 (2.40%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (2.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 10 (2.18%) Drupal
12 10 (2.18%) MQSeries
12 10 (2.18%) PowerExchange
13 9 (1.96%) JBoss
14 8 (1.74%) CICS
14 8 (1.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (6.75%) MS Office
2 27 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.65%) Fireworks
4 3 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.65%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Maximo
2 5 (1.09%) BPCS
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) Exstream
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 74 (16.12%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (13.73%) Google Cloud Platform
3 62 (13.51%) Amazon EC2
3 62 (13.51%) Google App Engine
4 50 (10.89%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.96%) GitHub
6 8 (1.74%) SaaS
7 7 (1.53%) IaaS
7 7 (1.53%) PaaS
8 6 (1.31%) Office 365
9 3 (0.65%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.65%) MailChimp
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.22%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 192 (41.83%) DNS
2 176 (38.34%) HTTP
3 154 (33.55%) TCP/IP
4 148 (32.24%) DHCP
5 138 (30.07%) SSL
6 106 (23.09%) IPsec
7 93 (20.26%) Firewall
8 79 (17.21%) SSH
9 71 (15.47%) SMTP
10 64 (13.94%) VPN
11 43 (9.37%) LAN
12 41 (8.93%) HTTPS
13 36 (7.84%) LDAP
14 35 (7.63%) SNMP
15 33 (7.19%) Internet
16 32 (6.97%) WAN
17 26 (5.66%) Network Security
17 26 (5.66%) VoIP
17 26 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (5.01%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 18 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.49%) DB2
4 14 (3.05%) MySQL
5 13 (2.83%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.18%) PowerCenter
8 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.74%) Easytrieve
10 8 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (1.31%) Data Mining
11 6 (1.31%) GIS
11 6 (1.31%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.31%) MS Access
11 6 (1.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.05%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (3.05%) StarTeam
3 12 (2.61%) ChangeMan
3 12 (2.61%) GitLab
4 11 (2.40%) Log4j
4 11 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.18%) ClearCase
5 10 (2.18%) XMLSpy
6 9 (1.96%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.74%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.53%) JIRA
8 7 (1.53%) Toad
9 6 (1.31%) Subversion
10 5 (1.09%) Introscope
10 5 (1.09%) JProfiler
11 4 (0.87%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.87%) Metasploit
11 4 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.65%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 75 (16.34%) Finance
2 27 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 22 (4.79%) Banking
4 13 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.53%) Retail
6 6 (1.31%) Automotive
7 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.09%) Marketing
7 5 (1.09%) Publishing
8 4 (0.87%) Billing
8 4 (0.87%) Front Office
8 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) French Language
10 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 72 (15.69%) Developer
2 67 (14.60%) Analyst
3 54 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 41 (8.93%) Consultant
5 31 (6.75%) Administrator
6 26 (5.66%) Architect
7 21 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (4.14%) Senior Network Engineer
9 17 (3.70%) Operations Analyst
10 16 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.05%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (3.05%) Web Analyst
12 13 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (2.61%) Support Engineer
13 12 (2.61%) Test Analyst
14 11 (2.40%) DevOps Consultant
15 10 (2.18%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.18%) Tester
16 9 (1.96%) Design Engineer
16 9 (1.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (24.40%) .NET
2 75 (16.34%) Servlets
3 72 (15.69%) J2EE
4 60 (13.07%) Web Services
5 53 (11.55%) XML
6 50 (10.89%) SOAP
7 39 (8.50%) HTML
8 34 (7.41%) CSS
8 34 (7.41%) REST
9 30 (6.54%) Middleware
10 28 (6.10%) jQuery
11 22 (4.79%) HTML5
11 22 (4.79%) ISPF
12 19 (4.14%) ASP.NET
12 19 (4.14%) EDI
13 18 (3.92%) RSS
14 17 (3.70%) JMS
14 17 (3.70%) JSON
15 14 (3.05%) IBM Integration Bus
16 12 (2.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.63%) Data Centre
3 29 (6.32%) Mainframe
4 24 (5.23%) DataPower
5 18 (3.92%) Social Media
6 17 (3.70%) iSeries
7 15 (3.27%) AS400
7 15 (3.27%) Client/Server
8 13 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (2.61%) Management Information System
10 11 (2.40%) Computer Science
10 11 (2.40%) HACMP
10 11 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
11 10 (2.18%) SWIFT
12 9 (1.96%) Data Integration
13 8 (1.74%) VSAM
14 7 (1.53%) Algorithms
14 7 (1.53%) Clustering
14 7 (1.53%) User Experience
15 6 (1.31%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 198 (43.14%) Linux
2 134 (29.19%) Windows
3 118 (25.71%) Unix
4 28 (6.10%) Solaris
5 26 (5.66%) Windows Server
6 24 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.92%) Mac OS
8 17 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (3.27%) AIX
9 15 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (3.05%) Ubuntu
11 12 (2.61%) CentOS
11 12 (2.61%) Windows 7
12 11 (2.40%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.74%) MVS
13 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.31%) SUSE
14 6 (1.31%) Windows 8
14 6 (1.31%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (22.44%) Configuration Management
2 85 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (14.16%) DevOps
5 49 (10.68%) Open Source
6 47 (10.24%) Unit Testing
7 42 (9.15%) Automated Testing
7 42 (9.15%) ITIL
8 28 (6.10%) Migration
9 26 (5.66%) SOA
10 24 (5.23%) SDLC
11 23 (5.01%) Web Operations
12 22 (4.79%) Content Management
13 21 (4.58%) SEO
14 20 (4.36%) Load Balancing
15 19 (4.14%) Network Design
16 18 (3.92%) Project Management
17 17 (3.70%) Change Management
17 17 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
18 14 (3.05%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (26.58%) Java
2 66 (14.38%) SQL
3 44 (9.59%) JavaScript
4 42 (9.15%) Perl
5 31 (6.75%) PHP
6 30 (6.54%) Python
7 29 (6.32%) Shell Script
8 27 (5.88%) JCL
9 25 (5.45%) REXX
9 25 (5.45%) VB
10 21 (4.58%) ActionScript
11 18 (3.92%) C
11 18 (3.92%) C++
12 17 (3.70%) C#
13 15 (3.27%) Bash Shell
13 15 (3.27%) PowerShell
14 12 (2.61%) COBOL
15 9 (1.96%) VBA
16 8 (1.74%) Assembly Language
16 8 (1.74%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 63 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 39 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (8.06%) Degree
5 32 (6.97%) CCNA
6 30 (6.54%) CCNP
7 11 (2.40%) CCSE
8 10 (2.18%) ISEB
9 9 (1.96%) CCENT
10 8 (1.74%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.87%) CCSA
12 4 (0.87%) CEH
12 4 (0.87%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (0.87%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.87%) MCSE
12 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.65%) CCNP Voice
13 3 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.01%) QA
2 20 (4.36%) SLA
3 15 (3.27%) HL7
4 11 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (2.18%) SEPA
6 6 (1.31%) PCI DSS
7 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.65%) WCAG
9 1 (0.22%) RMADS
9 1 (0.22%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 104 (22.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (14.16%) Xen
3 54 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 22 (4.79%) Time Sharing Option
5 18 (3.92%) NFS
6 15 (3.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 14 (3.05%) Samba
8 13 (2.83%) UAG
9 10 (2.18%) Docker
10 9 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (1.96%) vSphere
11 8 (1.74%) Sendmail
11 8 (1.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.31%) GPFS
13 6 (1.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 6 (1.31%) XenApp
14 4 (0.87%) iptables
15 3 (0.65%) Postfix
15 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 62 (13.51%) Puppet
2 32 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (3.27%) Nagios
4 15 (3.27%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.74%) SCOM
7 7 (1.53%) Ansible
7 7 (1.53%) SCCM
8 6 (1.31%) BladeLogic
8 6 (1.31%) Ganglia
9 5 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
9 5 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (1.09%) Netcool
9 5 (1.09%) nmon
10 4 (0.87%) Cacti
10 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.65%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.65%) systemd
Vendors
1 145 (31.59%) Microsoft
2 121 (26.36%) VMware
3 85 (18.52%) IBM
4 79 (17.21%) Cisco
5 66 (14.38%) Google
6 53 (11.55%) Oracle
7 37 (8.06%) Red Hat
8 32 (6.97%) HP
9 30 (6.54%) Citrix
10 25 (5.45%) Remedy
11 23 (5.01%) CheckPoint
12 20 (4.36%) CA
13 19 (4.14%) SAP
14 16 (3.49%) Juniper
15 12 (2.61%) Blue Coat
15 12 (2.61%) BMC
16 11 (2.40%) Axway
16 11 (2.40%) F5
16 11 (2.40%) Informatica
17 10 (2.18%) NetApp
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