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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 407 449 400
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -49
Contract jobs citing FTP 208 134 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 1.86% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 73 102
Average daily rate
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£361 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £620 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £31.30 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.40 £33.70 £48.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £28.95
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +17.44%

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +50 195 £363 -3.33% 59
London +43 90 £425 -12.82% 29
South East +9 37 £375 +7.14% 3
East of England -1 28 £338 - 6
North West +8 21 £323 +7.50% 2
City of London +43 20 £450 -10.00% 10
Hampshire +7 19 £473 -
Bedfordshire - 12 £363 - 3
West Midlands -10 11 £375 -6.30% 3
Luton - 11 £356 - 1
Cheshire +22 10 £340 - 2
Berkshire +9 9 £225 +1.12% 2
Essex +1 9 £200 -
Surrey -3 7 £388 -3.12%
Hertfordshire -7 7 £263 - 2
Manchester - 5 £323 -
Crewe - 5 £435 -
Reading +11 4 £238 -
Yorkshire -2 4 - - 2
Scotland -12 4 £220 -
Edinburgh -15 4 £220 -
Basingstoke - 4 £325 -
Birmingham - 4 £298 - 1
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Leeds +5 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire 0 3 - - 1
South West -34 3 £315 -3.07% 11
Slough 0 2 £225 +2.27%
Lancashire -15 2 - -
East Midlands +3 1 - - 1

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 141 (37.40%) Windows
2 135 (35.81%) HTTP
3 107 (28.38%) Linux
4 105 (27.85%) SQL
4 105 (27.85%) Oracle
5 97 (25.73%) Microsoft
6 89 (23.61%) Finance
7 88 (23.34%) UNIX
8 81 (21.49%) IIS
9 75 (19.89%) XML
10 65 (17.24%) DNS
11 64 (16.98%) .NET
12 59 (15.65%) Java
12 59 (15.65%) TCP/IP
13 55 (14.59%) Firewall
14 53 (14.06%) DHCP
15 49 (13.00%) SQL Server
15 49 (13.00%) WebSphere
16 47 (12.47%) Middleware
17 46 (12.20%) Web Services
17 46 (12.20%) ITIL
18 45 (11.94%) Tomcat
18 45 (11.94%) Active Directory
18 45 (11.94%) Migration
19 43 (11.41%) Internet
20 42 (11.14%) IBM
21 41 (10.88%) PowerShell
22 39 (10.34%) MS Excel
23 37 (9.81%) HTML
24 34 (9.02%) JavaScript

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 81 (21.49%) IIS
2 49 (13.00%) WebSphere
3 45 (11.94%) Tomcat
4 31 (8.22%) Apache
5 19 (5.04%) WebLogic
6 16 (4.24%) SharePoint
7 15 (3.98%) MQSeries
8 13 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (3.45%) MS Exchange
8 13 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (3.18%) Jetty
9 12 (3.18%) nginx
10 9 (2.39%) WebLogic Integration
11 8 (2.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (1.06%) CMS
14 4 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
15 3 (0.80%) Confluence
15 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.16%) MS Office
3 9 (2.39%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.53%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Cognos TM1
2 8 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.86%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.06%) Endur
4 4 (1.06%) ZaiNet
4 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.06%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (1.06%) Aligne
4 4 (1.06%) RMDS
5 2 (0.53%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.53%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.24%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (3.71%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (3.71%) Google App Engine
3 8 (2.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (35.81%) HTTP
2 65 (17.24%) DNS
3 59 (15.65%) TCP/IP
4 55 (14.59%) Firewall
5 53 (14.06%) DHCP
6 43 (11.41%) Internet
7 33 (8.75%) SSL
8 30 (7.96%) HTTPS
9 26 (6.90%) SSH
10 24 (6.37%) SMTP
11 22 (5.84%) Telnet
11 22 (5.84%) NAS
12 19 (5.04%) Wireless
13 16 (4.24%) IPsec
14 14 (3.71%) LAN
14 14 (3.71%) VPN
15 13 (3.45%) SNMP
15 13 (3.45%) WAN
16 12 (3.18%) Broadband
17 10 (2.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.02%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (3.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (3.71%) DB2
6 12 (3.18%) MySQL
7 11 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (2.65%) Big Data
9 9 (2.39%) OLAP
9 9 (2.39%) MS Access
10 8 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (1.33%) Data Mart
12 5 (1.33%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (1.33%) Star Schema
12 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.33%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (1.06%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.18%) Subversion
3 10 (2.65%) Selenium
3 10 (2.65%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.39%) JUnit
4 9 (2.39%) JIRA
5 8 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.86%) Trac
6 7 (1.86%) Redmine
6 7 (1.86%) Toad
6 7 (1.86%) Bugzilla
7 5 (1.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.06%) ClearQuest
8 4 (1.06%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.06%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.80%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (0.80%) JProfiler
9 3 (0.80%) Introscope
General
1 89 (23.61%) Finance
2 26 (6.90%) Banking
3 21 (5.57%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.51%) Retail
5 11 (2.92%) Legal
6 10 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.65%) Marketing
7 9 (2.39%) Military
8 7 (1.86%) Billing
8 7 (1.86%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.33%) Electronics
9 5 (1.33%) Publishing
10 4 (1.06%) Automotive
10 4 (1.06%) Front Office
10 4 (1.06%) International Banking
11 3 (0.80%) German Language
12 2 (0.53%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 88 (23.34%) Analyst
2 58 (15.38%) Developer
3 37 (9.81%) Architect
4 34 (9.02%) Support Analyst
5 28 (7.43%) Support Engineer
6 27 (7.16%) Administrator
7 26 (6.90%) Consultant
8 19 (5.04%) Applications Support
9 15 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.71%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (3.18%) Test Analyst
12 11 (2.92%) Business Analyst
12 11 (2.92%) Data Analyst
12 11 (2.92%) Applications Support Analyst
12 11 (2.92%) Test Engineer
12 11 (2.92%) ETL Developer
13 10 (2.65%) Operations Analyst
14 9 (2.39%) Technical Analyst
15 8 (2.12%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (19.89%) XML
2 64 (16.98%) .NET
3 47 (12.47%) Middleware
4 46 (12.20%) Web Services
5 37 (9.81%) HTML
6 29 (7.69%) CSS
7 27 (7.16%) SOAP
8 20 (5.31%) J2EE
9 19 (5.04%) XSD
10 18 (4.77%) jQuery
11 17 (4.51%) EDI
12 15 (3.98%) WebSphere MQ
13 13 (3.45%) ASP.NET
13 13 (3.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 13 (3.45%) JSON
14 12 (3.18%) Oracle Fusion
14 12 (3.18%) Servlets
15 11 (2.92%) JMS
15 11 (2.92%) WSDL
15 11 (2.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.37%) AS400
2 18 (4.77%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.18%) Firmware
3 12 (3.18%) Mainframe
3 12 (3.18%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.92%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.39%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.12%) Open Source
7 6 (1.59%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.59%) Clustering
7 6 (1.59%) Life Science
7 6 (1.59%) STB
8 5 (1.33%) Replication
8 5 (1.33%) W3C
8 5 (1.33%) DataPower
8 5 (1.33%) iSeries
9 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.06%) Handset
10 3 (0.80%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 141 (37.40%) Windows
2 107 (28.38%) Linux
3 88 (23.34%) UNIX
4 33 (8.75%) Solaris
5 21 (5.57%) AIX
6 20 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (3.71%) SUSE
9 12 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.18%) Windows 7
10 11 (2.92%) HPUX
11 8 (2.12%) zOS
12 4 (1.06%) VxWorks
12 4 (1.06%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.53%) i5/OS
13 2 (0.53%) MVS
13 2 (0.53%) OS/400
13 2 (0.53%) OS/390
13 2 (0.53%) CentOS
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.20%) ITIL
2 45 (11.94%) Migration
3 28 (7.43%) SOA
4 23 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (5.57%) E-Commerce
6 20 (5.31%) ETL
7 17 (4.51%) Unit Testing
8 16 (4.24%) Release Management
8 16 (4.24%) DevOps
9 14 (3.71%) Performance Testing
9 14 (3.71%) Integration Testing
9 14 (3.71%) Configuration Management
10 13 (3.45%) B2B
10 13 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.45%) Quantitative Risk Management
11 12 (3.18%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (3.18%) Security Testing
11 12 (3.18%) Test Scripting
11 12 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (2.92%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 105 (27.85%) SQL
2 59 (15.65%) Java
3 41 (10.88%) PowerShell
4 34 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 30 (7.96%) Perl
6 25 (6.63%) Shell Script
7 22 (5.84%) Bash Shell
8 20 (5.31%) VB
9 19 (5.04%) T-SQL
9 19 (5.04%) PHP
10 17 (4.51%) C#
11 15 (3.98%) VB.NET
12 13 (3.45%) C
12 13 (3.45%) Korn
12 13 (3.45%) XPath
13 12 (3.18%) Ruby
13 12 (3.18%) VBScript
14 10 (2.65%) RPG
14 10 (2.65%) Groovy
15 9 (2.39%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 28 (7.43%) Degree
2 21 (5.57%) ISTQB
2 21 (5.57%) ISEB
3 14 (3.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (2.92%) ISEB Practitioner
5 10 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.59%) CCNA
9 5 (1.33%) RHCE
10 4 (1.06%) CCNP
10 4 (1.06%) MCSE
11 3 (0.80%) MCP
11 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.53%) CEH
12 2 (0.53%) MCDST
12 2 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.18%) SLA
2 7 (1.86%) QA
2 7 (1.86%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (1.06%) Basel III
4 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 45 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.92%) Xen
4 10 (2.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 9 (2.39%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (1.06%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.80%) RACF
8 2 (0.53%) Samba
8 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.53%) Snort
8 2 (0.53%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.53%) XenApp
8 2 (0.53%) NFS
8 2 (0.53%) vSphere
8 2 (0.53%) qmail
8 2 (0.53%) Postfix
9 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (5.57%) SCOM
2 14 (3.71%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (3.71%) Puppet
2 14 (3.71%) SCCM
2 14 (3.71%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.06%) OpenView
5 3 (0.80%) Nessus
5 3 (0.80%) Nagios
5 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.80%) nmon
6 2 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 2 (0.53%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.53%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (0.53%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.53%) Foglight
6 2 (0.53%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (0.53%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 105 (27.85%) Oracle
2 97 (25.73%) Microsoft
3 42 (11.14%) IBM
4 29 (7.69%) VMware
5 24 (6.37%) HP
6 20 (5.31%) Red Hat
7 19 (5.04%) Cisco
8 18 (4.77%) Citrix
8 18 (4.77%) Google
9 15 (3.98%) TIBCO
10 14 (3.71%) SAP
11 13 (3.45%) Cognos
12 11 (2.92%) Sun
13 9 (2.39%) Juniper
14 8 (2.12%) SunGard
14 8 (2.12%) JBoss
15 7 (1.86%) Adobe
15 7 (1.86%) Calypso
15 7 (1.86%) JD Edwards
15 7 (1.86%) Clearswift
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