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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 413 442 387
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -55
Contract jobs citing FTP 185 160 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 2.20% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 80 97
Average daily rate
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£319 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 9
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +2 160 £325 -15.58% 32
London +12 73 £420 +12.00% 16
South East -44 21 £425 -5.55% 3
North West -6 16 £300 +8.92% 3
Yorkshire -9 16 £275 -4.34% 4
Scotland +8 13 £300 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -2 13 £281 -2.17% 4
Leeds -6 13 £281 -2.17% 4
City of London +20 12 £513 +7.89% 4
Hampshire -7 10 £375 -16.66%
East of England +17 9 £400 +8.10% 2
Lancashire +6 8 £275 -
Berkshire -1 8 £450 +36.36% 2
Blackpool - 7 £275 -
West Lothian - 7 £300 -
East Midlands +9 6 £400 -1.84%
Hertfordshire - 6 £438 - 1
Livingston - 6 £300 -
Essex +9 3 £325 -23.52%
South West +1 3 £310 -7.46% 4
Brentwood -3 3 £325 +96.96%
Manchester -6 3 £550 +100.00% 1
Gloucestershire -11 3 £310 - 3
Southampton - 3 £525 -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £520 -
West Midlands -20 2 £291 -40.56%
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 141 (36.62%) Windows
2 135 (35.06%) Microsoft
3 129 (33.51%) Linux
4 120 (31.17%) DNS
5 111 (28.83%) HTTP
6 105 (27.27%) SQL
7 104 (27.01%) DHCP
8 100 (25.97%) TCP/IP
9 95 (24.68%) .NET
10 80 (20.78%) SSL
11 77 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 73 (18.96%) IIS
13 68 (17.66%) Finance
14 65 (16.88%) UNIX
15 63 (16.36%) Oracle
16 62 (16.10%) Configuration Management
17 60 (15.58%) VMware
18 57 (14.81%) MS Excel
19 56 (14.55%) Java
20 51 (13.25%) Firewall
21 50 (12.99%) Web Services
21 50 (12.99%) Puppet
22 48 (12.47%) IBM
22 48 (12.47%) IPsec
23 47 (12.21%) Active Directory
23 47 (12.21%) XML
24 45 (11.69%) Relational Database
24 45 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
25 43 (11.17%) DevOps
26 42 (10.91%) Agile Software Development

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 73 (18.96%) IIS
2 35 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 35 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 31 (8.05%) Apache
4 22 (5.71%) nginx
4 22 (5.71%) Jetty
5 20 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 14 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.08%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.56%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.30%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.30%) Lync
11 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.04%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.78%) JBoss
13 2 (0.52%) LiveLink
Applications
1 57 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 41 (10.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.52%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.52%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.52%) InDesign
6 2 (0.52%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.30%) Maximo
4 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.78%) BusinessWare
5 2 (0.52%) Endur
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.52%) ZaiNet
5 2 (0.52%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.52%) Eikon
5 2 (0.52%) Aligne
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.26%) Shopify
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 40 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (5.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 21 (5.45%) Google App Engine
4 17 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.56%) SaaS
5 6 (1.56%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 120 (31.17%) DNS
2 111 (28.83%) HTTP
3 104 (27.01%) DHCP
4 100 (25.97%) TCP/IP
5 80 (20.78%) SSL
6 51 (13.25%) Firewall
7 48 (12.47%) IPsec
8 33 (8.57%) SMTP
9 29 (7.53%) VPN
10 27 (7.01%) HTTPS
11 23 (5.97%) SSH
11 23 (5.97%) NAS
12 22 (5.71%) Internet
13 19 (4.94%) WAN
14 17 (4.42%) Wireless
15 15 (3.90%) LAN
15 15 (3.90%) SAN
16 13 (3.38%) Ethernet
16 13 (3.38%) Telnet
17 11 (2.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (11.69%) Relational Database
3 37 (9.61%) RDBMS
4 34 (8.83%) MySQL
5 32 (8.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 31 (8.05%) MongoDB
7 29 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (5.97%) NoSQL
10 21 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (4.16%) DB2
13 10 (2.60%) MS Access
14 9 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (1.56%) SQLite
15 6 (1.56%) DTS
16 5 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
16 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database
17 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (9.61%) Jenkins
2 29 (7.53%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.64%) Subversion
4 10 (2.60%) Selenium
5 8 (2.08%) JIRA
6 7 (1.82%) Toad
6 7 (1.82%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (1.30%) MSI
8 5 (1.30%) WebDriver
8 5 (1.30%) Trac
9 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.04%) Redmine
10 3 (0.78%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.78%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.78%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.52%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.52%) StarTeam
General
1 68 (17.66%) Finance
2 34 (8.83%) Manufacturing
2 34 (8.83%) Banking
3 24 (6.23%) Retail
4 22 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.60%) Legal
6 9 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.08%) Publishing
8 7 (1.82%) Billing
8 7 (1.82%) Marketing
9 4 (1.04%) Military
9 4 (1.04%) Electronics
10 3 (0.78%) Front Office
10 3 (0.78%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.52%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.52%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) German Language
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (22.34%) Analyst
2 45 (11.69%) Developer
3 32 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 26 (6.75%) Programmer
4 26 (6.75%) Support Analyst
5 24 (6.23%) Applications Support
6 22 (5.71%) Consultant
7 21 (5.45%) Web Engineer
8 20 (5.19%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (5.19%) VB Programmer
9 18 (4.68%) Administrator
10 17 (4.42%) Architect
11 15 (3.90%) Tester
11 15 (3.90%) Applications Support Analyst
12 13 (3.38%) Test Analyst
12 13 (3.38%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.12%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.60%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.60%) Systems Administrator
15 9 (2.34%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (24.68%) .NET
2 50 (12.99%) Web Services
3 47 (12.21%) XML
4 23 (5.97%) J2EE
5 21 (5.45%) Servlets
6 20 (5.19%) WCF
7 19 (4.94%) HTML
8 17 (4.42%) SOAP
9 16 (4.16%) JSON
10 14 (3.64%) .NET Framework
10 14 (3.64%) Middleware
11 8 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (1.82%) Ajax
12 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.82%) XSD
13 6 (1.56%) JMS
13 6 (1.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 6 (1.56%) .NET Compact Framework
13 6 (1.56%) REST
14 5 (1.30%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.61%) Open Source
2 19 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.12%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.60%) Mainframe
4 10 (2.60%) PKI
5 9 (2.34%) AS400
6 8 (2.08%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.82%) iSeries
7 7 (1.82%) GIS
8 6 (1.56%) Replication
8 6 (1.56%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.56%) Clustering
8 6 (1.56%) SWIFT
9 5 (1.30%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.30%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.30%) PDA
9 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (36.62%) Windows
2 129 (33.51%) Linux
3 65 (16.88%) UNIX
4 34 (8.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (7.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (4.16%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.64%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.38%) Solaris
10 12 (3.12%) AIX
10 12 (3.12%) Windows Vista
11 11 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (1.56%) HPUX
13 6 (1.56%) Windows CE
14 5 (1.30%) OS/400
14 5 (1.30%) i5/OS
14 5 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.04%) CentOS
15 4 (1.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (16.10%) Configuration Management
2 45 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (11.17%) DevOps
4 42 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (9.35%) E-Commerce
6 33 (8.57%) Migration
7 31 (8.05%) Automated Testing
8 25 (6.49%) ITIL
9 19 (4.94%) OO
9 19 (4.94%) Microservices
9 19 (4.94%) Unit Testing
10 18 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (3.90%) ETL
12 14 (3.64%) Project Management
12 14 (3.64%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.64%) CRM
13 13 (3.38%) SOA
14 12 (3.12%) OOP
14 12 (3.12%) Quantitative Risk Management
15 11 (2.86%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (27.27%) SQL
2 56 (14.55%) Java
3 36 (9.35%) C#
4 30 (7.79%) JavaScript
5 29 (7.53%) PowerShell
6 28 (7.27%) VB
7 26 (6.75%) C
8 22 (5.71%) Shell Script
9 20 (5.19%) VB6
10 14 (3.64%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.86%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.86%) Korn
12 10 (2.60%) Ruby
12 10 (2.60%) ActionScript 2.0
12 10 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.60%) ActionScript
12 10 (2.60%) Python
13 9 (2.34%) RPG
13 9 (2.34%) AWK
13 9 (2.34%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (7.01%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.19%) Degree
3 17 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.86%) MCP
5 11 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 10 (2.60%) CCNP
6 10 (2.60%) CCNA
7 7 (1.82%) MCSE
7 7 (1.82%) IBM Certification
8 6 (1.56%) MBA
8 6 (1.56%) CFA
9 5 (1.30%) MCDST
9 5 (1.30%) MCITP
9 5 (1.30%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.30%) MCT
9 5 (1.30%) CCIE
10 4 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.42%) QA
2 16 (4.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.52%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.26%) GAAP
4 1 (0.26%) HL7
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 47 (12.21%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.68%) Xen
4 13 (3.38%) Firmware
5 12 (3.12%) vSphere
6 11 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (1.82%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.56%) Snort
8 6 (1.56%) XenApp
9 5 (1.30%) PowerHA
9 5 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (1.30%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.04%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.78%) Postfix
11 3 (0.78%) SpamAssassin
12 2 (0.52%) NFS
12 2 (0.52%) qmail
12 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (12.99%) Puppet
2 41 (10.65%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (7.79%) SCOM
4 20 (5.19%) SCCM
5 8 (2.08%) Nagios
6 7 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (1.56%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.30%) Tivoli NetView
9 4 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.04%) Control-M
10 3 (0.78%) Netcool
10 3 (0.78%) SELinux
10 3 (0.78%) Iperf
11 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.52%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.52%) MOM
11 2 (0.52%) OPNET
11 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.52%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 135 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 63 (16.36%) Oracle
3 60 (15.58%) VMware
4 48 (12.47%) IBM
5 29 (7.53%) Citrix
6 26 (6.75%) Red Hat
7 25 (6.49%) Cisco
8 23 (5.97%) Google
9 21 (5.45%) HP
10 13 (3.38%) SAP
10 13 (3.38%) Sun
11 8 (2.08%) Reuters
11 8 (2.08%) Symantec
11 8 (2.08%) F5
12 7 (1.82%) NetApp
12 7 (1.82%) Cognos
13 6 (1.56%) EMC
13 6 (1.56%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.56%) Akamai
13 6 (1.56%) Assembla
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