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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 361 386 404
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +18
Contract jobs citing FTP 275 195 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.39% 2.79% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 116 81
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £297 £368
% change year-on-year
+26.15% -19.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.75 £41.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.26% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £22.58 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £50.47 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-45.27% -1.33%

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
8118 6995 8016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.23% 13.46% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4655 3850 3842
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 473 605
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +40 263 £400 +23.07% 39
London -11 93 £425 +13.33% 13
South East +18 58 £359 +19.78% 7
East of England +5 29 £350 - 4
Bedfordshire +9 25 £350 -
Luton -2 23 £350 -
Berkshire +23 22 £275 -37.76% 2
City of London +1 22 £488 -9.30% 7
South West -18 22 £443 +1.72% 8
Hampshire 0 21 £415 -12.63% 2
West Midlands +3 20 £419 +45.65% 3
North West -8 18 £463 +89.54% 1
Devon - 15 £450 -
Plymouth - 15 £450 -
Warwickshire - 13 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +1 12 £215 -14.00% 2
Surrey -2 11 £463 -2.63%
Reading - 10 £325 -
West Yorkshire +6 9 £215 -14.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 8 £430 +4.24% 1
North East -28 8 £430 +4.24% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 8 £430 +4.24% 1
Leeds -6 6 £215 -14.00% 1
Leamington Spa - 6 £425 -
Basingstoke +1 5 £340 -28.42%
Birmingham - 5 £315 - 1
Staines - 5 £400 -
East Midlands +3 4 £388 +55.00%
Bracknell -7 3 - - 1
Manchester -8 3 £425 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 194 (41.19%) Windows
2 140 (29.72%) HTTP
3 139 (29.51%) Microsoft
4 136 (28.87%) DNS
5 134 (28.45%) Linux
6 116 (24.63%) IIS
7 111 (23.57%) UNIX
8 106 (22.51%) DHCP
9 101 (21.44%) TCP/IP
10 93 (19.75%) Oracle
11 91 (19.32%) Active Directory
12 86 (18.26%) Firewall
13 84 (17.83%) SQL
14 82 (17.41%) Finance
15 71 (15.07%) MS Excel
16 69 (14.65%) .NET
17 63 (13.38%) Web Services
17 63 (13.38%) XML
18 60 (12.74%) E-Commerce
19 57 (12.10%) MS Office
19 57 (12.10%) Java
19 57 (12.10%) Internet
20 54 (11.46%) SQL Server
21 53 (11.25%) Migration
22 52 (11.04%) Tomcat
22 52 (11.04%) WebSphere
23 51 (10.83%) PowerShell
24 49 (10.40%) SMTP
24 49 (10.40%) JavaScript
24 49 (10.40%) HTML

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 116 (24.63%) IIS
2 52 (11.04%) Tomcat
2 52 (11.04%) WebSphere
3 37 (7.86%) Apache
4 23 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.03%) MQSeries
6 13 (2.76%) WebLogic
7 12 (2.55%) MS Exchange
8 11 (2.34%) JBoss
9 10 (2.12%) Jetty
9 10 (2.12%) nginx
10 8 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.70%) SAS
10 8 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.49%) WebLogic Integration
11 7 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 71 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 57 (12.10%) MS Office
3 13 (2.76%) Photoshop
4 11 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 7 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.85%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.42%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.42%) SPSS
9 1 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.21%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) RMDS
1 4 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.42%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.42%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.42%) Eikon
3 1 (0.21%) Shopify
3 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (2.55%) Google App Engine
4 12 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 140 (29.72%) HTTP
2 136 (28.87%) DNS
3 106 (22.51%) DHCP
4 101 (21.44%) TCP/IP
5 86 (18.26%) Firewall
6 57 (12.10%) Internet
7 49 (10.40%) SMTP
8 48 (10.19%) SSL
9 42 (8.92%) HTTPS
9 42 (8.92%) Telnet
10 35 (7.43%) LAN
11 34 (7.22%) VPN
11 34 (7.22%) NAS
12 33 (7.01%) WAN
13 30 (6.37%) SNMP
14 28 (5.94%) SSH
15 22 (4.67%) Wireless
16 18 (3.82%) SAN
16 18 (3.82%) DMZ
16 18 (3.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.67%) DB2
3 20 (4.25%) MySQL
4 15 (3.18%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.91%) MS Access
8 8 (1.70%) Base SAS
8 8 (1.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 8 (1.70%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 5 (1.06%) OLAP Cube
10 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.06%) OLAP
10 5 (1.06%) Star Schema
10 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.85%) Data Mart
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 11 (2.34%) Selenium
2 10 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.91%) Subversion
4 7 (1.49%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.27%) SoapUI
5 6 (1.27%) JIRA
5 6 (1.27%) MSI
6 5 (1.06%) Bugzilla
6 5 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.06%) JUnit
6 5 (1.06%) Trac
6 5 (1.06%) Redmine
7 4 (0.85%) ClearQuest
7 4 (0.85%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.85%) Toad
8 3 (0.64%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
General
1 82 (17.41%) Finance
2 31 (6.58%) Banking
3 29 (6.16%) Telecoms
4 24 (5.10%) Retail
5 20 (4.25%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.76%) Legal
6 13 (2.76%) Marketing
7 11 (2.34%) Military
8 8 (1.70%) Publishing
9 5 (1.06%) Electronics
9 5 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.85%) International Banking
11 3 (0.64%) German Language
11 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.64%) Automotive
11 3 (0.64%) Billing
12 2 (0.42%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.42%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 108 (22.93%) Analyst
2 65 (13.80%) Developer
3 45 (9.55%) Support Analyst
4 43 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (8.49%) Consultant
6 36 (7.64%) Architect
7 35 (7.43%) Administrator
8 27 (5.73%) Support Engineer
9 25 (5.31%) Applications Support
10 17 (3.61%) Web Engineer
11 16 (3.40%) Applications Support Analyst
12 14 (2.97%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (2.97%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.55%) Data Analyst
14 11 (2.34%) Network Engineer
15 10 (2.12%) Tester
15 10 (2.12%) Test Analyst
15 10 (2.12%) Help Desk Support
15 10 (2.12%) Help Desk Analyst
15 10 (2.12%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.65%) .NET
2 63 (13.38%) Web Services
2 63 (13.38%) XML
3 49 (10.40%) HTML
4 37 (7.86%) CSS
5 34 (7.22%) Middleware
6 23 (4.88%) SOAP
7 22 (4.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 21 (4.46%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 19 (4.03%) J2EE
10 18 (3.82%) ASP.NET
11 17 (3.61%) XSD
12 14 (2.97%) ODBC
13 12 (2.55%) EDI
14 10 (2.12%) XHTML
14 10 (2.12%) Servlets
14 10 (2.12%) JSON
14 10 (2.12%) HTML5
15 9 (1.91%) jQuery
16 8 (1.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.52%) Management Information System
1 26 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.61%) AS400
3 16 (3.40%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.34%) Smartcard
4 11 (2.34%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.34%) Clustering
5 10 (2.12%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.12%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.12%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.91%) Open Source
7 7 (1.49%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.49%) iSeries
7 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.49%) PKI
7 7 (1.49%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.49%) W3C
8 6 (1.27%) Replication
8 6 (1.27%) STB
8 6 (1.27%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 194 (41.19%) Windows
2 134 (28.45%) Linux
3 111 (23.57%) UNIX
4 38 (8.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (7.86%) Solaris
6 27 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (4.25%) Windows 7
9 18 (3.82%) AIX
10 12 (2.55%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.55%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.34%) SUSE
11 11 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (1.91%) HPUX
13 6 (1.27%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.85%) zOS
14 4 (0.85%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.64%) OS/400
15 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.64%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (12.74%) E-Commerce
2 53 (11.25%) Migration
3 48 (10.19%) ITIL
4 31 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (4.88%) DevOps
6 22 (4.67%) ETL
7 21 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (3.82%) Configuration Management
9 17 (3.61%) Unit Testing
9 17 (3.61%) Integration Testing
10 16 (3.40%) Test Scripting
10 16 (3.40%) Network Management
10 16 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (2.97%) Quantitative Risk Management
11 14 (2.97%) SOA
11 14 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (2.76%) Release Management
13 12 (2.55%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (2.55%) SIEM
13 12 (2.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.83%) SQL
2 57 (12.10%) Java
3 51 (10.83%) PowerShell
4 49 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 37 (7.86%) Shell Script
6 27 (5.73%) Perl
7 22 (4.67%) PHP
8 20 (4.25%) VB
8 20 (4.25%) Korn
8 20 (4.25%) Bash Shell
9 18 (3.82%) AWK
9 18 (3.82%) VBScript
9 18 (3.82%) sed
10 17 (3.61%) C
11 14 (2.97%) C#
12 13 (2.76%) Python
13 12 (2.55%) RPG
13 12 (2.55%) Ruby
14 10 (2.12%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.91%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 40 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (5.73%) Degree
4 22 (4.67%) CISSP
5 21 (4.46%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.03%) CCNP
7 18 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (3.61%) CCIE
9 15 (3.18%) CCNA
9 15 (3.18%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.97%) ISEB
10 14 (2.97%) MCP
10 14 (2.97%) ISTQB
11 10 (2.12%) MCDST
11 10 (2.12%) MCITP
11 10 (2.12%) A+ Certification
12 8 (1.70%) MCSE
12 8 (1.70%) GIAC
13 7 (1.49%) GCIH
13 7 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.52%) SLA
2 9 (1.91%) QA
3 7 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.42%) WAI
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (19.32%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.97%) VMware ESX
4 13 (2.76%) Forefront TMG
5 12 (2.55%) Firmware
6 11 (2.34%) Xen
7 9 (1.91%) Snort
8 8 (1.70%) vSphere
9 7 (1.49%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (1.06%) NFS
12 4 (0.85%) Samba
12 4 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.85%) Postfix
12 4 (0.85%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.64%) Squid
13 3 (0.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 47 (9.98%) SCOM
2 37 (7.86%) SCCM
3 17 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (2.76%) Puppet
5 11 (2.34%) Nagios
6 9 (1.91%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.27%) OPNET
7 6 (1.27%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.64%) Nessus
8 3 (0.64%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.64%) OpenView
8 3 (0.64%) nmon
8 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.42%) Cacti
Vendors
1 139 (29.51%) Microsoft
2 93 (19.75%) Oracle
3 48 (10.19%) IBM
3 48 (10.19%) VMware
4 41 (8.70%) Cisco
4 41 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 37 (7.86%) Citrix
6 32 (6.79%) HP
7 22 (4.67%) Sun
7 22 (4.67%) SAP
8 17 (3.61%) Reuters
9 16 (3.40%) Bloomberg
10 13 (2.76%) TIBCO
10 13 (2.76%) Google
10 13 (2.76%) Akamai
11 10 (2.12%) Clearswift
11 10 (2.12%) CQG
11 10 (2.12%) Cognos
12 9 (1.91%) Remedy
13 8 (1.70%) Adobe
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £515 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago