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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 444 375 426
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +51
Contract jobs citing FTP 161 180 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.37% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.19% 2.44% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 97 68
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -57 153 £385 -3.75% 63
London -47 66 £375 -28.57% 29
South East -1 46 £450 +44.00% 17
Surrey -6 18 £500 +127.27%
Berkshire -11 16 £330 -5.71% 5
City of London -22 13 £475 -5.00% 11
East of England -38 12 £370 +13.84% 5
Hampshire +2 9 £450 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire -31 8 £288 +91.66% 7
West Midlands -7 7 £490 +45.18%
South West -12 6 £335 +67.50% 2
Essex -17 6 £425 +30.76% 1
North West -19 6 £275 -19.34% 3
Scotland - 6 £263 - 3
West Yorkshire -12 5 £288 - 2
Edinburgh - 5 £225 - 3
Reading -13 4 £450 +350.00% 5
Leeds -15 4 £288 - 2
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Manchester -16 3 £275 -19.34% 1
East Midlands -7 2 £408 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - - 3
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £438 -
Kent +6 1 £513 - 2
Slough +3 1 £210 -
Birmingham -12 1 - -
Hertfordshire -14 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire -17 1 £565 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 150 (39.16%) Windows
2 129 (33.68%) UNIX
3 103 (26.89%) Finance
4 102 (26.63%) Linux
5 99 (25.85%) Oracle
6 94 (24.54%) SQL
7 93 (24.28%) HTTP
8 69 (18.02%) TCP/IP
9 61 (15.93%) Microsoft
9 61 (15.93%) Java
10 59 (15.40%) AIX
11 58 (15.14%) SSH
12 57 (14.88%) Solaris
13 55 (14.36%) XML
13 55 (14.36%) Firewall
14 54 (14.10%) SQL Server
15 53 (13.84%) ITIL
15 53 (13.84%) DNS
16 52 (13.58%) IBM
17 50 (13.05%) Middleware
18 47 (12.27%) Internet
18 47 (12.27%) Shell Script
19 45 (11.75%) HTML
20 42 (10.97%) IIS
20 42 (10.97%) SSL
21 40 (10.44%) MS Office
21 40 (10.44%) HP
22 38 (9.92%) Banking
23 37 (9.66%) VMware
23 37 (9.66%) VPN

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 42 (10.97%) IIS
2 28 (7.31%) Tomcat
3 23 (6.01%) WebSphere
3 23 (6.01%) Apache
4 16 (4.18%) WebLogic
4 16 (4.18%) Node.js
4 16 (4.18%) Gentran
5 15 (3.92%) MS Exchange
6 14 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (1.83%) CMS
9 6 (1.57%) OpenROAD
9 6 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.78%) Drupal
11 3 (0.78%) Sonic ESB
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (10.44%) MS Office
2 33 (8.62%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.66%) Photoshop
4 7 (1.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (1.31%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.04%) MS Project
6 4 (1.04%) FreeHand
6 4 (1.04%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.52%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.35%) Aligne
1 9 (2.35%) Endur
1 9 (2.35%) ZaiNet
2 6 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (1.04%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.52%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.52%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (0.78%) PaaS
1 3 (0.78%) IaaS
2 2 (0.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 93 (24.28%) HTTP
2 69 (18.02%) TCP/IP
3 58 (15.14%) SSH
4 55 (14.36%) Firewall
5 53 (13.84%) DNS
6 47 (12.27%) Internet
7 42 (10.97%) SSL
8 37 (9.66%) VPN
9 35 (9.14%) WAN
10 33 (8.62%) LAN
10 33 (8.62%) DHCP
11 32 (8.36%) HTTPS
12 31 (8.09%) SMTP
13 26 (6.79%) SAN
14 18 (4.70%) DMZ
15 17 (4.44%) LDAP
16 16 (4.18%) TELNET
17 15 (3.92%) NAS
17 15 (3.92%) Wireless
18 14 (3.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.66%) DB2
4 13 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (1.83%) MySQL
6 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.57%) Ingres
7 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.31%) SQLPlus
8 5 (1.31%) DataStage
8 5 (1.31%) OLAP
8 5 (1.31%) MS Access
9 4 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.04%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.78%) QlikView
10 3 (0.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (2.87%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.09%) Subversion
2 8 (2.09%) Toad
3 7 (1.83%) Ant
4 6 (1.57%) Maven
4 6 (1.57%) JIRA
5 5 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.31%) MSI
5 5 (1.31%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.31%) JUnit
6 4 (1.04%) Selenium
7 3 (0.78%) Trac
7 3 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.78%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.52%) NUnit
8 2 (0.52%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.52%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 103 (26.89%) Finance
2 38 (9.92%) Banking
3 28 (7.31%) Telecoms
4 22 (5.74%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.66%) Retail
6 10 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.83%) German Language
7 7 (1.83%) Military
8 6 (1.57%) Legal
8 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.57%) Front Office
9 4 (1.04%) Billing
9 4 (1.04%) Games
9 4 (1.04%) Advertising
9 4 (1.04%) Back Office
9 4 (1.04%) Marketing
10 3 (0.78%) Interactive Media
10 3 (0.78%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.52%) Local Government
11 2 (0.52%) French Language
Job Titles
1 79 (20.63%) Analyst
2 47 (12.27%) Developer
3 44 (11.49%) Administrator
4 27 (7.05%) Support Analyst
5 23 (6.01%) Consultant
5 23 (6.01%) Systems Administrator
6 21 (5.48%) Architect
7 20 (5.22%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
9 16 (4.18%) Network Engineer
10 14 (3.66%) UNIX Administrator
11 12 (3.13%) Business Analyst
12 9 (2.35%) Middleware Specialist
12 9 (2.35%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 9 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (2.09%) Support Engineer
13 8 (2.09%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.09%) Applications Support
14 7 (1.83%) Designer
14 7 (1.83%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.36%) XML
2 50 (13.05%) Middleware
3 45 (11.75%) HTML
4 32 (8.36%) CSS
5 27 (7.05%) Web Services
6 25 (6.53%) .NET
7 18 (4.70%) ISPF
7 18 (4.70%) ActiveMQ
8 16 (4.18%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (3.92%) SOAP
9 15 (3.92%) JMS
10 12 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (2.87%) JSON
11 11 (2.87%) Ajax
12 10 (2.61%) XHTML
12 10 (2.61%) XSLT
12 10 (2.61%) jQuery
13 8 (2.09%) HTML5
13 8 (2.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 7 (1.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.09%) Mainframe
2 23 (6.01%) Clustering
3 20 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.96%) GIS
5 13 (3.39%) CLARiiON
6 11 (2.87%) Celerra
7 9 (2.35%) AS400
8 8 (2.09%) NHS
9 7 (1.83%) Replication
10 6 (1.57%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.57%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.57%) Life Science
10 6 (1.57%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.31%) CMDB
11 5 (1.31%) iSeries
12 4 (1.04%) CESG
12 4 (1.04%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.04%) W3C
12 4 (1.04%) Firmware
12 4 (1.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 150 (39.16%) Windows
2 129 (33.68%) UNIX
3 102 (26.63%) Linux
4 59 (15.40%) AIX
5 57 (14.88%) Solaris
6 37 (9.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (6.01%) Windows 7
10 11 (2.87%) SUSE
11 8 (2.09%) zOS
12 7 (1.83%) MVS
12 7 (1.83%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.57%) OS/390
14 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.04%) OS/400
15 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.04%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.04%) i5/OS
16 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.84%) ITIL
2 33 (8.62%) Migration
3 28 (7.31%) Change Management
4 27 (7.05%) Incident Management
5 18 (4.70%) SOA
6 17 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (4.44%) Project Management
7 15 (3.92%) Content Management
8 14 (3.66%) ETL
8 14 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (3.39%) Change Control
9 13 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.13%) Software Deployment
10 12 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (2.87%) ETRM
11 11 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.35%) Release Management
12 9 (2.35%) Problem Management
12 9 (2.35%) Fault Management
12 9 (2.35%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (24.54%) SQL
2 61 (15.93%) Java
3 47 (12.27%) Shell Script
4 34 (8.88%) Perl
5 32 (8.36%) JavaScript
6 25 (6.53%) VB
7 24 (6.27%) C
7 24 (6.27%) JCL
8 21 (5.48%) ActionScript
8 21 (5.48%) ActionScript 2.0
9 20 (5.22%) C#
10 15 (3.92%) Python
11 13 (3.39%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.13%) PHP
12 12 (3.13%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.61%) PL/SQL
14 9 (2.35%) VBScript
15 8 (2.09%) REXX
16 7 (1.83%) XPath
16 7 (1.83%) sed
Qualifications
1 16 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
1 16 (4.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (3.13%) ISEB
4 10 (2.61%) ISTQB
5 9 (2.35%) Degree
6 7 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.83%) CCNP
6 7 (1.83%) CCNA
7 6 (1.57%) CCIE
7 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.57%) CISSP
7 6 (1.57%) RHCE
7 6 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.31%) MCP
8 5 (1.31%) CISM
8 5 (1.31%) MCITP
9 4 (1.04%) MCDST
9 4 (1.04%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.70%) SLA
2 14 (3.66%) QA
3 10 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (1.04%) Basel III
5 4 (1.04%) HL7
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.05%) NFS
3 19 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.18%) vSphere
5 13 (3.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 10 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (2.09%) XenApp
8 7 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.04%) Samba
9 4 (1.04%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.52%) RACF
10 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (4.70%) Tivoli
2 10 (2.61%) Backup Exec
2 10 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.61%) Puppet
3 9 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (2.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 8 (2.09%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.83%) SCCM
6 6 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (1.57%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.31%) SCOM
7 5 (1.31%) nmon
8 4 (1.04%) Tivoli NetView
8 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.78%) Control-M
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.52%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 99 (25.85%) Oracle
2 61 (15.93%) Microsoft
3 52 (13.58%) IBM
4 40 (10.44%) HP
5 37 (9.66%) VMware
6 35 (9.14%) Cisco
7 29 (7.57%) F5
8 28 (7.31%) Red Hat
9 25 (6.53%) Citrix
10 19 (4.96%) CheckPoint
11 17 (4.44%) Sun
12 14 (3.66%) EMC
12 14 (3.66%) NetApp
12 14 (3.66%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.13%) Adobe
14 11 (2.87%) Axway
14 11 (2.87%) Veritas
15 10 (2.61%) Remedy
16 8 (2.09%) JBoss
16 8 (2.09%) BMC
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Rotherham
Modis International - London
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Comtecs
Rate: £125 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago