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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 452 425 447
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs citing FTP 169 189 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 2.47% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 111 68
Average daily rate
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£376 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.53 £29.25 £33.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.41% -12.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £29.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-26.41% -25.94%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -41 158 £388 +10.71% 43
London -4 69 £375 -8.53% 16
South East 0 44 £375 +4.16% 10
North West -24 17 £438 +35.65% 4
East of England -8 16 £463 +86.86% 5
City of London -10 12 £373 -5.39% 3
Berkshire +6 11 £500 +22.69% 4
Surrey +1 11 £450 +20.00%
Hertfordshire -1 11 £475 +91.91% 4
Manchester -3 10 £463 +43.41% 2
Buckinghamshire - 8 £410 - 2
Newbury - 7 - -
West Sussex - 6 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 - - 2
North East - 6 - - 2
Hampshire -16 5 £356 +1.78% 3
Crawley - 5 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £338 - 2
Stevenage -7 4 - - 1
Scotland -12 4 £351 +52.93% 1
Ealing - 4 £330 -
Epsom - 4 - -
Leatherhead - 4 £450 -
Liverpool - 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Wales - 3 £330 -
Sunderland - 3 - - 1
Watford -2 2 £475 +91.91%
Reading -5 2 £500 +22.69% 2
Edinburgh -11 2 £377 +71.38% 1

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 113 (32.38%) Linux
2 100 (28.65%) HTTP
3 98 (28.08%) Microsoft
4 97 (27.79%) DNS
5 96 (27.51%) SQL
6 94 (26.93%) Windows
7 93 (26.65%) TCP/IP
8 78 (22.35%) .NET
9 74 (21.20%) DHCP
10 71 (20.34%) UNIX
11 68 (19.48%) VMware
12 66 (18.91%) Firewall
13 65 (18.62%) SQL Server
14 63 (18.05%) Oracle
15 61 (17.48%) Finance
16 59 (16.91%) SSL
17 58 (16.62%) IBM
18 57 (16.33%) IPsec
19 56 (16.05%) Cisco
19 56 (16.05%) IIS
20 54 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
21 49 (14.04%) Java
21 49 (14.04%) SMTP
22 47 (13.47%) XML
23 46 (13.18%) Configuration Management
24 38 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
25 37 (10.60%) VPN
25 37 (10.60%) WebSphere
26 36 (10.32%) Jenkins
27 35 (10.03%) Agile Software Development

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 56 (16.05%) IIS
2 37 (10.60%) WebSphere
3 34 (9.74%) Tomcat
4 31 (8.88%) SharePoint
5 29 (8.31%) Apache
6 28 (8.02%) Jetty
6 28 (8.02%) nginx
7 19 (5.44%) CICS
8 12 (3.44%) MS Exchange
9 11 (3.15%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (2.87%) Lync
11 8 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (1.43%) Mule
13 5 (1.43%) WebLogic
14 4 (1.15%) PowerExchange
14 4 (1.15%) MQSeries
14 4 (1.15%) Apache Solr
14 4 (1.15%) Mule ESB
15 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.87%) MS Office
3 4 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Maximo
2 6 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.86%) BusinessWare
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.57%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.29%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (7.74%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (7.74%) Google App Engine
2 27 (7.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 26 (7.45%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (3.44%) SaaS
5 11 (3.15%) PaaS
6 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.29%) Office 365
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 100 (28.65%) HTTP
2 97 (27.79%) DNS
3 93 (26.65%) TCP/IP
4 74 (21.20%) DHCP
5 66 (18.91%) Firewall
6 59 (16.91%) SSL
7 57 (16.33%) IPsec
8 49 (14.04%) SMTP
9 37 (10.60%) VPN
10 32 (9.17%) SSH
11 30 (8.60%) HTTPS
11 30 (8.60%) LAN
12 24 (6.88%) WAN
13 22 (6.30%) VoIP
13 22 (6.30%) Wireless
14 21 (6.02%) SNMP
15 20 (5.73%) Telnet
15 20 (5.73%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (5.44%) Ethernet
16 19 (5.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (7.16%) Relational Database
5 24 (6.88%) DB2
6 23 (6.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 21 (6.02%) RDBMS
8 16 (4.58%) MongoDB
9 14 (4.01%) IMS/DB
10 13 (3.72%) MySQL
11 11 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (3.15%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.43%) Oracle Discoverer
13 5 (1.43%) NoSQL
14 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (1.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 36 (10.32%) Jenkins
2 29 (8.31%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.15%) JIRA
4 9 (2.58%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.72%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.72%) Subversion
6 5 (1.43%) Trac
7 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.15%) Redmine
7 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.86%) Selenium
8 3 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.86%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.86%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.86%) JUnit
8 3 (0.86%) Toad
8 3 (0.86%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.57%) Hudson
9 2 (0.57%) MSBuild
General
1 61 (17.48%) Finance
2 30 (8.60%) Manufacturing
2 30 (8.60%) Banking
3 22 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.87%) General Ledger
5 8 (2.29%) Retail
6 7 (2.01%) Publishing
7 6 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.72%) Marketing
8 5 (1.43%) Back Office
9 4 (1.15%) Electronics
10 3 (0.86%) Front Office
10 3 (0.86%) Legal
11 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.57%) French Language
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (16.62%) Analyst
2 52 (14.90%) Developer
3 29 (8.31%) Network Engineer
4 21 (6.02%) Programmer
5 18 (5.16%) Consultant
6 17 (4.87%) VB Programmer
7 16 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (4.58%) Architect
7 16 (4.58%) Support Analyst
8 13 (3.72%) Tester
8 13 (3.72%) Administrator
9 12 (3.44%) Test Analyst
10 11 (3.15%) Applications Support
10 11 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.87%) BizTalk Developer
12 9 (2.58%) Support Engineer
12 9 (2.58%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (2.58%) Senior Network Engineer
13 8 (2.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (22.35%) .NET
2 47 (13.47%) XML
3 34 (9.74%) Web Services
4 29 (8.31%) J2EE
5 28 (8.02%) Servlets
5 28 (8.02%) HTML
6 16 (4.58%) SOAP
6 16 (4.58%) 802.1X
7 12 (3.44%) REST
8 11 (3.15%) WCF
9 9 (2.58%) CSS
9 9 (2.58%) JSON
10 8 (2.29%) EDI
11 7 (2.01%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.01%) Middleware
11 7 (2.01%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.72%) EDIFACT
13 5 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (1.43%) JMS
14 4 (1.15%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.16%) Mainframe
3 13 (3.72%) Data Integration
4 12 (3.44%) Clustering
5 11 (3.15%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.87%) GIS
6 10 (2.87%) AS400
7 8 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.29%) PKI
8 7 (2.01%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.01%) Blackberry
8 7 (2.01%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.72%) iSeries
9 6 (1.72%) TRADACOMS
9 6 (1.72%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.72%) SWIFT
10 5 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.43%) FlexPod
10 5 (1.43%) Statistics
11 4 (1.15%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 113 (32.38%) Linux
2 94 (26.93%) Windows
3 71 (20.34%) UNIX
4 21 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.01%) Solaris
8 13 (3.72%) MVS
9 12 (3.44%) AIX
10 7 (2.01%) Embedded Linux
11 6 (1.72%) CentOS
12 5 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.43%) zOS
12 5 (1.43%) HPUX
13 4 (1.15%) Windows CE
14 3 (0.86%) Debian
14 3 (0.86%) VMS
15 2 (0.57%) OS/400
15 2 (0.57%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (13.18%) Configuration Management
2 35 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (7.16%) DevOps
5 24 (6.88%) Automated Testing
6 21 (6.02%) Open Source
7 20 (5.73%) ETL
8 19 (5.44%) ITIL
8 19 (5.44%) Unit Testing
9 18 (5.16%) SOA
10 15 (4.30%) Migration
11 13 (3.72%) Capacity Management
12 12 (3.44%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (3.44%) Patch Management
12 12 (3.44%) SDLC
12 12 (3.44%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.15%) Change Management
14 10 (2.87%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (2.87%) TOGAF
14 10 (2.87%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 96 (27.51%) SQL
2 49 (14.04%) Java
3 27 (7.74%) VB
4 23 (6.59%) VB6
5 21 (6.02%) C#
6 20 (5.73%) C
6 20 (5.73%) JCL
7 19 (5.44%) Shell Script
8 16 (4.58%) COBOL
8 16 (4.58%) VBA
9 15 (4.30%) PowerShell
10 14 (4.01%) Python
10 14 (4.01%) JavaScript
11 12 (3.44%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.87%) ActionScript 2.0
12 10 (2.87%) ActionScript
13 9 (2.58%) VB.NET
14 8 (2.29%) Bash Shell
15 7 (2.01%) RPG
15 7 (2.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (9.17%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.87%) CCNP
5 14 (4.01%) CCNA
6 8 (2.29%) Degree
6 8 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.01%) CCSE
7 7 (2.01%) RHCE
8 6 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.72%) MCP
8 6 (1.72%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.43%) CCENT
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.57%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.57%) ISEB
11 1 (0.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.58%) SLA
2 10 (2.87%) QA
3 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
4 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.29%) BS7799
4 1 (0.29%) GAAP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.44%) Xen
4 14 (4.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 14 (4.01%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.87%) Time Sharing Option
6 9 (2.58%) Firmware
7 7 (2.01%) vSphere
8 6 (1.72%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.72%) Postfix
8 6 (1.72%) XenApp
9 5 (1.43%) Snort
10 4 (1.15%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (1.15%) RACF
10 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.15%) SpamAssassin
10 4 (1.15%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 4 (1.15%) Docker
11 3 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 33 (9.46%) Puppet
2 27 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.58%) SCOM
4 15 (4.30%) NetBackup
4 15 (4.30%) Control-M
5 7 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (2.01%) NetCrunch
5 7 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (1.72%) SELinux
6 6 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.72%) MOM
7 5 (1.43%) Nagios
8 4 (1.15%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.15%) OMEGAMON
8 4 (1.15%) zSecure
8 4 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.86%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.86%) Netcool
10 2 (0.57%) Cacti
Vendors
1 98 (28.08%) Microsoft
2 68 (19.48%) VMware
3 63 (18.05%) Oracle
4 58 (16.62%) IBM
5 56 (16.05%) Cisco
6 28 (8.02%) Google
7 25 (7.16%) HP
8 24 (6.88%) CheckPoint
9 23 (6.59%) Citrix
10 21 (6.02%) Juniper
11 19 (5.44%) Symantec
12 17 (4.87%) Red Hat
12 17 (4.87%) SAP
13 15 (4.30%) Blue Coat
14 11 (3.15%) Dell
14 11 (3.15%) Veritas
15 10 (2.87%) ESRI
16 9 (2.58%) F5
16 9 (2.58%) Websense
16 9 (2.58%) Sun
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