The table below looks at the statistics for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
UK
Rank 459 407 393
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -14
Contract jobs citing FTP 132 212 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 2.88% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 127 124
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £361 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.53% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.38 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.59% +10.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.19 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+20.24% +54.01%

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
6858 7366 7533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.48% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4166 4299 4257
Median daily rate £400 £398 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 368 423
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing FTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 124 £425 +11.47% 32
London +29 54 £475 +11.76% 11
South East +3 43 £462 +37.87% 9
Surrey +21 16 £409 -3.70% 1
City of London -4 10 £525 -8.69% 5
East of England -6 10 £214 -34.07% 1
Hampshire +1 8 £425 +36.00% 1
Oxford +8 7 £500 +110.52% 2
Oxfordshire +1 7 £500 +110.52% 2
Berkshire +14 6 £500 +69.49% 4
East Midlands +1 5 £400 -5.88% 1
Essex +1 5 £285 -34.85%
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £474 -10.61%
Yorkshire +10 4 £360 +3.59%
Slough +9 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes +6 4 £474 -10.61%
Hertfordshire -10 4 £150 -70.00%
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £150 -
West Yorkshire +9 3 £400 +19.40%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £425 -
Nottingham - 3 £425 -
Hook - 3 £425 -
South West +18 2 £215 -70.66% 4
Basingstoke +15 2 - - 1
North West +14 2 £325 -5.45% 3
Manchester +12 2 £325 -3.70% 2
Leeds +11 2 £400 +19.40%
Bedfordshire +3 2 £283 +25.55% 1
West Midlands -17 2 £250 -16.66% 1
North East -36 2 £520 +12.43% 1

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FTP.

1 110 (38.60%) Windows
2 108 (37.89%) Linux
3 93 (32.63%) HTTP
4 87 (30.53%) Unix
5 85 (29.82%) DNS
6 82 (28.77%) Finance
7 81 (28.42%) TCP/IP
8 72 (25.26%) Microsoft
9 68 (23.86%) SQL
10 60 (21.05%) VMware
11 57 (20.00%) Oracle
12 54 (18.95%) SQL Server
12 54 (18.95%) Firewall
12 54 (18.95%) SSH
13 50 (17.54%) Java
14 49 (17.19%) DHCP
15 48 (16.84%) SSL
15 48 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 45 (15.79%) SMTP
17 44 (15.44%) IIS
18 43 (15.09%) Red Hat
19 42 (14.74%) Web Services
20 40 (14.04%) Internet
21 38 (13.33%) HP
21 38 (13.33%) IBM
22 37 (12.98%) Cisco
22 37 (12.98%) Puppet
23 36 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
23 36 (12.63%) IPsec
24 35 (12.28%) SOAP

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (15.44%) IIS
2 33 (11.58%) Apache
2 33 (11.58%) WebSphere
3 25 (8.77%) Tomcat
4 19 (6.67%) nginx
5 18 (6.32%) Jetty
5 18 (6.32%) Mongrel
6 15 (5.26%) MS Exchange
7 11 (3.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.46%) JBoss
8 7 (2.46%) SAS
8 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
8 7 (2.46%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.40%) iPlanet
10 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.40%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 30 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.11%) MS Office
4 5 (1.75%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.40%) SAP SD
4 3 (1.05%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (1.05%) Exstream
4 3 (1.05%) Unica
5 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.35%) HFM
6 1 (0.35%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.61%) Google Cloud Platform
2 16 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.91%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (4.91%) Google App Engine
4 8 (2.81%) Boomi
5 5 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.40%) IaaS
6 4 (1.40%) PaaS
6 4 (1.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.70%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.70%) iPaaS
7 2 (0.70%) Office 365
7 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 93 (32.63%) HTTP
2 85 (29.82%) DNS
3 81 (28.42%) TCP/IP
4 54 (18.95%) Firewall
4 54 (18.95%) SSH
5 49 (17.19%) DHCP
6 48 (16.84%) SSL
7 45 (15.79%) SMTP
8 40 (14.04%) Internet
9 36 (12.63%) IPsec
10 30 (10.53%) HTTPS
11 28 (9.82%) VPN
12 26 (9.12%) SAN
13 25 (8.77%) NAS
14 20 (7.02%) SNMP
15 18 (6.32%) Telnet
16 17 (5.96%) LDAP
17 16 (5.61%) BGP
17 16 (5.61%) OSPF
18 15 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.12%) MySQL
3 13 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (4.56%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.16%) Big Data
6 9 (3.16%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.81%) DB2
8 7 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.11%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.40%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.70%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 30 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 21 (7.37%) Travis CI
3 10 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.81%) ClearCase
4 8 (2.81%) SoapUI
4 8 (2.81%) Subversion
5 7 (2.46%) Ant
5 7 (2.46%) XMLSpy
6 6 (2.11%) Maven
6 6 (2.11%) Metasploit
6 6 (2.11%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (2.11%) StarTeam
7 5 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.75%) JIRA
7 5 (1.75%) JUnit
7 5 (1.75%) Toad
8 4 (1.40%) Checkstyle
8 4 (1.40%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.40%) JMeter
8 4 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 82 (28.77%) Finance
2 33 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.67%) Banking
4 16 (5.61%) Marketing
5 15 (5.26%) Electronics
6 13 (4.56%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.81%) Legal
8 7 (2.46%) Law
9 5 (1.75%) Advertising
9 5 (1.75%) Billing
9 5 (1.75%) Retail
10 3 (1.05%) Back Office
10 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.05%) Front Office
11 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.70%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 49 (17.19%) Developer
2 22 (7.72%) Administrator
3 21 (7.37%) Analyst
4 19 (6.67%) Architect
4 19 (6.67%) Consultant
4 19 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (5.26%) Network Engineer
7 14 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (4.21%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.51%) Data Engineer
9 10 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.51%) Technical Leader
9 10 (3.51%) Unix Administrator
10 9 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.16%) Test Leader
11 8 (2.81%) Integration Architect
11 8 (2.81%) Service Desk Engineer
11 8 (2.81%) Storage Administrator
11 8 (2.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.74%) Web Services
2 35 (12.28%) SOAP
3 32 (11.23%) Middleware
4 31 (10.88%) XML
5 24 (8.42%) .NET
6 23 (8.07%) HTML
7 22 (7.72%) J2EE
8 20 (7.02%) Servlets
9 19 (6.67%) CSS
10 16 (5.61%) REST
11 13 (4.56%) JMS
12 12 (4.21%) ISPF
12 12 (4.21%) JDBC
13 11 (3.86%) XSD
13 11 (3.86%) XSL
14 10 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (3.16%) JSP
15 9 (3.16%) LAMP
15 9 (3.16%) XSLT
16 8 (2.81%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.63%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.91%) Clustering
5 13 (4.56%) iSeries
6 11 (3.86%) Client/Server
6 11 (3.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (3.86%) Tandem
7 10 (3.51%) Mainframe
8 9 (3.16%) EFT
9 8 (2.81%) DataPower
9 8 (2.81%) EMC VNX
10 7 (2.46%) CESG
10 7 (2.46%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.46%) Cryptography
10 7 (2.46%) IPTV
10 7 (2.46%) Over-the-Top Content
10 7 (2.46%) Video on Demand
11 6 (2.11%) PKI
11 6 (2.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 110 (38.60%) Windows
2 108 (37.89%) Linux
3 87 (30.53%) Unix
4 27 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (8.77%) Windows Server
6 24 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (7.37%) Solaris
8 14 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.86%) AIX
10 10 (3.51%) Android
10 10 (3.51%) CentOS
10 10 (3.51%) Ubuntu
11 9 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.16%) zOS
12 7 (2.46%) SUSE
13 6 (2.11%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.75%) HPUX
15 4 (1.40%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.40%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.05%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (10.53%) DevOps
2 29 (10.18%) Configuration Management
3 28 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (8.77%) SOA
6 24 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (7.72%) ITIL
8 20 (7.02%) B2B
9 19 (6.67%) Change Management
9 19 (6.67%) SDLC
9 19 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 18 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (5.96%) High Availability
11 17 (5.96%) Open Source
12 16 (5.61%) ETL
12 16 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (5.26%) Load Balancing
13 15 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (4.56%) Digital Marketing
14 13 (4.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.86%) SQL
2 50 (17.54%) Java
3 24 (8.42%) Python
4 21 (7.37%) Perl
5 19 (6.67%) Bash Shell
6 18 (6.32%) PowerShell
7 17 (5.96%) PHP
8 16 (5.61%) JCL
9 14 (4.91%) JavaScript
10 13 (4.56%) C
11 11 (3.86%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.86%) T-SQL
12 7 (2.46%) C#
13 6 (2.11%) ActionScript
13 6 (2.11%) ActionScript 2.0
13 6 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.11%) R
13 6 (2.11%) Ruby
14 5 (1.75%) XPath
15 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.96%) CCNA
5 16 (5.61%) Degree
6 14 (4.91%) CCNP
7 13 (4.56%) CISSP
8 11 (3.86%) CEH
9 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.81%) AWS Certification
11 7 (2.46%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (2.11%) CISM
12 6 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 6 (2.11%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.11%) MCSE
12 6 (2.11%) RHCT
13 5 (1.75%) CCIE
13 5 (1.75%) CCIP
13 5 (1.75%) ISEB
13 5 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.07%) QA
2 10 (3.51%) SLA
3 5 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.40%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.70%) RMADS
6 2 (0.70%) WCAG
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 16 (5.61%) NFS
4 15 (5.26%) Xen
5 13 (4.56%) Time Sharing Option
5 13 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (3.16%) Veritas File System
8 8 (2.81%) Hyper-V
9 7 (2.46%) Sendmail
9 7 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.46%) VMware ESX
10 6 (2.11%) HDFS
10 6 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.75%) vSphere
12 4 (1.40%) Firmware
12 4 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.40%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.05%) Samba
13 3 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 37 (12.98%) Puppet
2 17 (5.96%) Nagios
3 16 (5.61%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 15 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (3.51%) OpenView
5 10 (3.51%) SCCM
6 9 (3.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 8 (2.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.81%) SCOM
8 7 (2.46%) EMC Navisphere
9 6 (2.11%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (1.75%) vRealize
11 4 (1.40%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.05%) Ansible
12 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 72 (25.26%) Microsoft
2 60 (21.05%) VMware
3 57 (20.00%) Oracle
4 43 (15.09%) Red Hat
5 38 (13.33%) HP
5 38 (13.33%) IBM
6 37 (12.98%) Cisco
7 26 (9.12%) SAP
8 19 (6.67%) Veritas
9 18 (6.32%) Google
10 17 (5.96%) EMC
11 15 (5.26%) NetApp
11 15 (5.26%) Sun
12 13 (4.56%) Citrix
12 13 (4.56%) Symantec
13 11 (3.86%) Dell
14 10 (3.51%) Brocade
15 9 (3.16%) Axway
15 9 (3.16%) Opsware
16 8 (2.81%) IBM Sterling
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