The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 395 442 375
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -67
Contract jobs citing FTP 190 127 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.57% 1.83% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 66 104
Average daily rate
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£340 £355 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.29 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £31.47 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £41.70 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-24.05% +37.39%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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 +50 180 £340 -5.88% 44
London +27 73 £420 -11.57% 15
South East +6 34 £355 +9.23% 12
East of England -5 22 £248 -10.00% 4
Yorkshire +12 17 £325 +30.00% 3
West Midlands -4 17 £450 +12.50% 3
Hampshire -10 14 £350 -22.22% 3
City of London +28 12 £406 -18.75% 4
North West -4 12 £323 -3.37% 1
Warwickshire +7 10 £470 +108.88%
Berkshire +3 10 £408 +81.11% 3
Leamington Spa - 10 £470 -
Essex +5 9 £165 -49.23% 1
Hertfordshire +6 8 £248 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 8 £350 +40.00% 3
Surrey +3 7 £413 +10.00%
Scotland -14 7 £229 -23.55%
South Yorkshire - 7 £175 -
Cheshire +11 6 £235 -47.77%
Leeds +6 6 £345 +38.00% 3
Reading +12 5 £408 +226.00% 2
Manchester +3 5 £323 +24.51% 1
Edinburgh -19 5 £220 -
Luton - 5 £350 - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £350 - 2
Basingstoke +11 4 £325 -27.77%
Stevenage - 4 £263 - 1
Canary Wharf - 4 £800 -
Birmingham +3 3 £280 -30.00%
Watford - 3 £248 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 136 (37.78%) Windows
2 123 (34.17%) HTTP
3 112 (31.11%) UNIX
4 108 (30.00%) Linux
4 108 (30.00%) Oracle
5 98 (27.22%) SQL
6 92 (25.56%) Finance
7 89 (24.72%) Microsoft
8 72 (20.00%) XML
9 67 (18.61%) IIS
10 66 (18.33%) DNS
10 66 (18.33%) Firewall
11 61 (16.94%) TCP/IP
12 57 (15.83%) .NET
13 55 (15.28%) SQL Server
14 49 (13.61%) Migration
15 48 (13.33%) Java
16 47 (13.06%) ITIL
17 45 (12.50%) Solaris
18 44 (12.22%) Web Services
18 44 (12.22%) DHCP
19 43 (11.94%) Internet
20 41 (11.39%) SSH
21 39 (10.83%) WebSphere
21 39 (10.83%) IBM
22 37 (10.28%) Middleware
23 36 (10.00%) SSL
23 36 (10.00%) MS Excel
23 36 (10.00%) HTML
24 35 (9.72%) Oracle Database

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 67 (18.61%) IIS
2 39 (10.83%) WebSphere
3 30 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 26 (7.22%) Apache
5 17 (4.72%) WebLogic
6 15 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (3.89%) SharePoint
8 13 (3.61%) MS Exchange
9 9 (2.50%) WebLogic Integration
10 8 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (2.22%) Jetty
10 8 (2.22%) nginx
10 8 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (1.94%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.67%) OpenROAD
13 4 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (0.83%) CICS
Applications
1 36 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.33%) MS Office
3 7 (1.94%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.78%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.94%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.11%) Endur
4 4 (1.11%) ZaiNet
4 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.11%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (1.11%) Aligne
4 4 (1.11%) RMDS
5 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.78%) Google App Engine
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (34.17%) HTTP
2 66 (18.33%) DNS
2 66 (18.33%) Firewall
3 61 (16.94%) TCP/IP
4 44 (12.22%) DHCP
5 43 (11.94%) Internet
6 41 (11.39%) SSH
7 36 (10.00%) SSL
8 32 (8.89%) HTTPS
9 26 (7.22%) SMTP
10 24 (6.67%) NAS
11 20 (5.56%) Wireless
12 19 (5.28%) Telnet
12 19 (5.28%) VPN
13 18 (5.00%) WAN
14 16 (4.44%) LAN
15 13 (3.61%) IPsec
16 11 (3.06%) LDAP
17 10 (2.78%) Broadband
18 9 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (3.89%) MySQL
6 11 (3.06%) MS Access
6 11 (3.06%) Oracle ODI
7 10 (2.78%) OLAP
8 9 (2.50%) Big Data
9 8 (2.22%) DB2
9 8 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.67%) Data Mart
11 6 (1.67%) Ingres
11 6 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
11 6 (1.67%) Star Schema
11 6 (1.67%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (1.11%) QlikView
12 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.89%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.33%) Toad
2 12 (3.33%) Subversion
2 12 (3.33%) JIRA
2 12 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.06%) JUnit
4 8 (2.22%) Trac
4 8 (2.22%) Selenium
4 8 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.94%) Redmine
5 7 (1.94%) LoadRunner
5 7 (1.94%) Bugzilla
6 6 (1.67%) ClearQuest
7 4 (1.11%) Maven
7 4 (1.11%) Ant
7 4 (1.11%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.11%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.83%) JProfiler
General
1 92 (25.56%) Finance
2 25 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.61%) Banking
4 10 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.50%) Military
6 7 (1.94%) Legal
6 7 (1.94%) Billing
7 6 (1.67%) Marketing
7 6 (1.67%) Front Office
8 5 (1.39%) Electronics
8 5 (1.39%) Retail
9 4 (1.11%) Publishing
9 4 (1.11%) Automotive
10 3 (0.83%) German Language
11 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (26.39%) Analyst
2 56 (15.56%) Developer
3 34 (9.44%) Support Analyst
4 32 (8.89%) Administrator
5 24 (6.67%) Architect
6 22 (6.11%) Support Engineer
7 20 (5.56%) Applications Support
7 20 (5.56%) Consultant
8 16 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (3.89%) Test Analyst
10 12 (3.33%) Data Analyst
11 11 (3.06%) Applications Support Analyst
11 11 (3.06%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.06%) ETL Developer
12 10 (2.78%) Test Engineer
12 10 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (2.50%) Network Engineer
13 9 (2.50%) UNIX Administrator
14 8 (2.22%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.00%) XML
2 57 (15.83%) .NET
3 44 (12.22%) Web Services
4 37 (10.28%) Middleware
5 36 (10.00%) HTML
6 30 (8.33%) CSS
7 25 (6.94%) SOAP
8 18 (5.00%) XSD
8 18 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 17 (4.72%) JSON
10 15 (4.17%) jQuery
11 13 (3.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 13 (3.61%) JMS
11 13 (3.61%) ASP.NET
12 12 (3.33%) J2EE
12 12 (3.33%) EDI
12 12 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (2.78%) WSDL
14 9 (2.50%) Spring
14 9 (2.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.83%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.89%) AS400
3 13 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.06%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.50%) Open Source
5 9 (2.50%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 9 (2.50%) Firmware
6 7 (1.94%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.67%) Clustering
7 6 (1.67%) DataPower
7 6 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.39%) Life Science
8 5 (1.39%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.39%) Replication
9 4 (1.11%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 136 (37.78%) Windows
2 112 (31.11%) UNIX
3 108 (30.00%) Linux
4 45 (12.50%) Solaris
5 30 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (7.50%) AIX
7 24 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 16 (4.44%) SUSE
11 9 (2.50%) HPUX
12 7 (1.94%) zOS
13 6 (1.67%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.11%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.56%) CentOS
15 2 (0.56%) MVS
15 2 (0.56%) OS/390
16 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.61%) Migration
2 47 (13.06%) ITIL
3 29 (8.06%) SOA
4 24 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (5.56%) ETL
6 19 (5.28%) Change Management
7 17 (4.72%) Release Management
7 17 (4.72%) Performance Testing
8 15 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (3.61%) Unit Testing
9 13 (3.61%) Integration Testing
9 13 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.33%) Configuration Management
10 12 (3.33%) Security Testing
11 11 (3.06%) Data Transformation
11 11 (3.06%) DevOps
11 11 (3.06%) ERP
11 11 (3.06%) Automated Testing
12 10 (2.78%) Web Development
12 10 (2.78%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 98 (27.22%) SQL
2 48 (13.33%) Java
3 33 (9.17%) Perl
4 32 (8.89%) PowerShell
5 31 (8.61%) JavaScript
6 29 (8.06%) Shell Script
7 20 (5.56%) VB
7 20 (5.56%) C
8 19 (5.28%) PHP
8 19 (5.28%) T-SQL
9 18 (5.00%) C#
10 14 (3.89%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.89%) Bash Shell
11 13 (3.61%) Korn
12 12 (3.33%) VBScript
13 10 (2.78%) XPath
13 10 (2.78%) Groovy
13 10 (2.78%) Ruby
14 9 (2.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 9 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.39%) ISEB
1 23 (6.39%) Degree
2 22 (6.11%) ISTQB
3 14 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 11 (3.06%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.94%) CCNA
9 5 (1.39%) MCP
9 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.11%) RHCE
10 4 (1.11%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.11%) MCDST
10 4 (1.11%) MCITP
10 4 (1.11%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.83%) CISSP
11 3 (0.83%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.78%) SLA
2 9 (2.50%) QA
3 5 (1.39%) Basel III
4 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 17 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.78%) NFS
5 9 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (1.94%) Xen
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.11%) Samba
8 4 (1.11%) vSphere
8 4 (1.11%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.83%) XenApp
9 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.83%) RACF
10 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.56%) Snort
10 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.56%) qmail
10 2 (0.56%) Postfix
11 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (5.83%) Tivoli
2 17 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (3.33%) Puppet
3 12 (3.33%) SCOM
4 8 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.22%) SCCM
5 7 (1.94%) nmon
6 4 (1.11%) OpenView
6 4 (1.11%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.83%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.83%) Nagios
7 3 (0.83%) CA SiteMinder
7 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (0.56%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.28%) OPNET
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (0.28%) Netcool
Vendors
1 108 (30.00%) Oracle
2 89 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.83%) IBM
4 26 (7.22%) VMware
5 25 (6.94%) HP
5 25 (6.94%) Citrix
6 24 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 20 (5.56%) Cisco
8 17 (4.72%) Sun
9 13 (3.61%) Google
9 13 (3.61%) SolarWinds
10 11 (3.06%) F5
10 11 (3.06%) Cognos
10 11 (3.06%) SAP
11 10 (2.78%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.78%) NetApp
11 10 (2.78%) TIBCO
12 8 (2.22%) Reuters
12 8 (2.22%) Bloomberg
12 8 (2.22%) JBoss
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