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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 414 436 377
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -59
Contract jobs citing FTP 194 129 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.57% 1.85% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 66 103
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £216 £210
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
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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 £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
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 £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 28 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 28 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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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 +56 184 £350 -2.09% 40
London +40 73 £423 -13.33% 12
South East -16 34 £355 +9.23% 13
East of England -16 24 £248 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +9 17 £325 +30.00% 3
West Midlands +4 17 £450 +20.00% 2
North West -5 14 £323 -3.37% 3
Hampshire -5 14 £350 -22.22% 3
City of London +11 13 £425 -15.00% 3
Berkshire +3 10 £408 +81.11% 3
Essex +4 9 £165 -49.23%
Cheshire +9 8 £235 -47.77% 2
West Yorkshire +4 8 £350 +40.00% 3
Hertfordshire +3 8 £248 -
Surrey 0 7 £413 +10.00%
Scotland -19 7 £229 -23.55% 2
Bedfordshire - 7 £356 - 2
Leeds +6 6 £345 +38.00% 3
Luton - 6 £350 - 1
Reading +8 5 £408 +226.00% 2
Manchester -3 5 £323 +24.51% 1
Edinburgh -17 5 £220 - 1
Basingstoke +15 4 £325 -27.77%
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Birmingham -3 3 £280 -30.00%
Crewe - 3 - - 2
Watford - 3 £248 -
Slough +1 2 £210 -4.54% 1
South West -32 2 £315 -3.07% 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 138 (38.55%) Windows
2 121 (33.80%) HTTP
3 108 (30.17%) Oracle
4 106 (29.61%) UNIX
5 105 (29.33%) Linux
6 101 (28.21%) SQL
7 89 (24.86%) Microsoft
8 88 (24.58%) Finance
9 72 (20.11%) XML
10 70 (19.55%) IIS
11 66 (18.44%) DNS
12 59 (16.48%) Firewall
13 57 (15.92%) TCP/IP
13 57 (15.92%) .NET
14 53 (14.80%) SQL Server
15 51 (14.25%) Java
16 50 (13.97%) ITIL
16 50 (13.97%) Migration
17 46 (12.85%) Solaris
18 45 (12.57%) Web Services
18 45 (12.57%) DHCP
19 43 (12.01%) Internet
19 43 (12.01%) WebSphere
20 42 (11.73%) IBM
21 39 (10.89%) Middleware
22 38 (10.61%) MS Excel
23 35 (9.78%) SSH
23 35 (9.78%) HTML
23 35 (9.78%) Oracle Database
24 34 (9.50%) Active Directory

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 70 (19.55%) IIS
2 43 (12.01%) WebSphere
3 32 (8.94%) Tomcat
4 26 (7.26%) Apache
5 17 (4.75%) WebLogic
6 15 (4.19%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (3.91%) SharePoint
8 12 (3.35%) MS Exchange
9 10 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (2.51%) MQSeries
10 9 (2.51%) WebLogic Integration
11 8 (2.23%) Jetty
11 8 (2.23%) nginx
11 8 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (1.68%) OpenROAD
14 4 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 3 (0.84%) CICS
Applications
1 38 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.66%) MS Office
3 7 (1.96%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.79%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.96%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.12%) Endur
4 4 (1.12%) ZaiNet
4 4 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (1.12%) Aligne
4 4 (1.12%) 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 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.79%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (33.80%) HTTP
2 66 (18.44%) DNS
3 59 (16.48%) Firewall
4 57 (15.92%) TCP/IP
5 45 (12.57%) DHCP
6 43 (12.01%) Internet
7 35 (9.78%) SSH
8 32 (8.94%) HTTPS
8 32 (8.94%) SSL
9 25 (6.98%) SMTP
10 23 (6.42%) NAS
11 20 (5.59%) Wireless
12 19 (5.31%) Telnet
13 18 (5.03%) WAN
14 16 (4.47%) LAN
15 15 (4.19%) VPN
16 13 (3.63%) IPsec
17 10 (2.79%) Broadband
18 8 (2.23%) X.400
18 8 (2.23%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.80%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.78%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (3.63%) MySQL
6 11 (3.07%) MS Access
6 11 (3.07%) Oracle ODI
7 10 (2.79%) DB2
7 10 (2.79%) OLAP
8 9 (2.51%) Big Data
9 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.68%) Data Mart
11 6 (1.68%) Ingres
11 6 (1.68%) Oracle Discoverer
11 6 (1.68%) Star Schema
11 6 (1.68%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (1.12%) QlikView
12 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.35%) Subversion
2 12 (3.35%) JIRA
2 12 (3.35%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.07%) JUnit
3 11 (3.07%) Toad
4 8 (2.23%) Trac
4 8 (2.23%) Selenium
4 8 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.96%) Redmine
5 7 (1.96%) Bugzilla
6 6 (1.68%) ClearQuest
6 6 (1.68%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.12%) Ant
7 4 (1.12%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.12%) Maven
7 4 (1.12%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.84%) JProfiler
General
1 88 (24.58%) Finance
2 24 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.19%) Banking
4 9 (2.51%) Military
5 8 (2.23%) Legal
6 7 (1.96%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.96%) Retail
6 7 (1.96%) Billing
7 6 (1.68%) Marketing
7 6 (1.68%) Front Office
8 5 (1.40%) Electronics
9 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.12%) Publishing
9 4 (1.12%) Automotive
10 3 (0.84%) German Language
11 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 96 (26.82%) Analyst
2 58 (16.20%) Developer
3 36 (10.06%) Support Analyst
4 32 (8.94%) Administrator
5 24 (6.70%) Architect
6 23 (6.42%) Support Engineer
7 21 (5.87%) Consultant
8 20 (5.59%) Applications Support
9 16 (4.47%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (3.91%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.35%) Data Analyst
12 11 (3.07%) Applications Support Analyst
12 11 (3.07%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.07%) ETL Developer
13 10 (2.79%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (2.79%) Test Engineer
13 10 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.51%) UNIX Administrator
15 8 (2.23%) Operations Analyst
15 8 (2.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.11%) XML
2 57 (15.92%) .NET
3 45 (12.57%) Web Services
4 39 (10.89%) Middleware
5 35 (9.78%) HTML
6 30 (8.38%) CSS
7 24 (6.70%) SOAP
8 20 (5.59%) WebSphere MQ
9 18 (5.03%) XSD
10 17 (4.75%) JSON
11 15 (4.19%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 15 (4.19%) jQuery
12 14 (3.91%) J2EE
13 13 (3.63%) ASP.NET
13 13 (3.63%) JMS
14 12 (3.35%) EDI
14 12 (3.35%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (2.79%) WSDL
16 9 (2.51%) Spring
16 9 (2.51%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.87%) Management Information System
2 16 (4.47%) AS400
3 13 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.07%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.51%) Open Source
5 9 (2.51%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.51%) N-Tier
5 9 (2.51%) Firmware
6 7 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.96%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.68%) Clustering
7 6 (1.68%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.68%) DataPower
8 5 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.40%) Life Science
8 5 (1.40%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.40%) Replication
9 4 (1.12%) Handset
9 4 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 138 (38.55%) Windows
2 106 (29.61%) UNIX
3 105 (29.33%) Linux
4 46 (12.85%) Solaris
5 29 (8.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (7.82%) AIX
7 23 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (5.03%) Windows 7
10 16 (4.47%) SUSE
11 9 (2.51%) HPUX
12 7 (1.96%) zOS
13 6 (1.68%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.12%) 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 50 (13.97%) ITIL
1 50 (13.97%) Migration
2 29 (8.10%) SOA
3 24 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (5.59%) ETL
5 19 (5.31%) Change Management
6 17 (4.75%) Release Management
7 16 (4.47%) Performance Testing
8 15 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (3.91%) Unit Testing
9 14 (3.91%) Integration Testing
10 13 (3.63%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.35%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.35%) Security Testing
12 11 (3.07%) Data Transformation
12 11 (3.07%) DevOps
12 11 (3.07%) ERP
12 11 (3.07%) Automated Testing
13 10 (2.79%) Web Development
13 10 (2.79%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 101 (28.21%) SQL
2 51 (14.25%) Java
3 33 (9.22%) Perl
3 33 (9.22%) PowerShell
4 31 (8.66%) JavaScript
5 29 (8.10%) Shell Script
6 20 (5.59%) VB
6 20 (5.59%) C
7 19 (5.31%) T-SQL
8 18 (5.03%) C#
8 18 (5.03%) PHP
9 16 (4.47%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.91%) VB.NET
11 13 (3.63%) Korn
12 12 (3.35%) VBScript
13 10 (2.79%) XPath
13 10 (2.79%) Groovy
13 10 (2.79%) Ruby
14 9 (2.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 9 (2.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (6.42%) ISEB
2 22 (6.15%) ISTQB
2 22 (6.15%) Degree
3 14 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.07%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.07%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (2.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.96%) CCNA
8 5 (1.40%) MCP
8 5 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.12%) RHCE
9 4 (1.12%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.12%) MCDST
9 4 (1.12%) MCITP
10 3 (0.84%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.84%) CISSP
10 3 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.35%) SLA
2 9 (2.51%) QA
3 5 (1.40%) Basel III
4 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (9.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 16 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.51%) NFS
4 9 (2.51%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (1.96%) Xen
6 5 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.12%) Samba
7 4 (1.12%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.84%) vSphere
8 3 (0.84%) RACF
9 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.56%) Snort
9 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.56%) qmail
9 2 (0.56%) Postfix
9 2 (0.56%) XenApp
10 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 20 (5.59%) Tivoli
2 16 (4.47%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (3.91%) SCOM
4 12 (3.35%) Puppet
5 9 (2.51%) SCCM
6 8 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.96%) nmon
8 4 (1.12%) OpenView
9 3 (0.84%) Nagios
9 3 (0.84%) CA SiteMinder
9 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.56%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.28%) WSUS
11 1 (0.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 108 (30.17%) Oracle
2 89 (24.86%) Microsoft
3 42 (11.73%) IBM
4 23 (6.42%) VMware
4 23 (6.42%) Citrix
4 23 (6.42%) Red Hat
5 22 (6.15%) HP
6 19 (5.31%) Cisco
7 16 (4.47%) Sun
8 13 (3.63%) Google
9 12 (3.35%) SolarWinds
10 11 (3.07%) Cognos
10 11 (3.07%) SAP
11 10 (2.79%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.51%) NetApp
13 8 (2.23%) Reuters
13 8 (2.23%) Bloomberg
13 8 (2.23%) JBoss
14 7 (1.96%) EMC
14 7 (1.96%) Juniper
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £420 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago