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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 481 404 401
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -3
Contract jobs citing FTP 141 248 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 3.12% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 148 156
Median daily rate £407 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 6
Median hourly rate £33.56 £21.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.78% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.38 £9.60 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.56 £30.25 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+10.92% +49.38%

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
7451 7948 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.03% 14.42% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4502 4666 4668
Median daily rate £400 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 471 439
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -78 134 £407 -4.35% 41
London +12 51 £450 +5.88% 17
South East +6 43 £425 +6.25% 6
Surrey +30 18 £404 -2.00% 1
East of England -13 16 £214 -28.58% 2
City of London +1 12 £525 -8.69% 7
Yorkshire +12 11 £410 -18.00% 2
Berkshire +4 11 £401 -11.00% 1
West Yorkshire +24 10 £420 -21.20% 1
Hertfordshire -3 9 £150 -70.00% 1
Leeds +17 7 £400 -24.95% 1
Slough +16 6 £366 +46.50%
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £474 -10.61%
Essex -3 5 £285 +9.61%
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £150 -
Edinburgh +22 4 - -
Hampshire +13 4 £425 -2.85% 2
Scotland +11 4 - -
Milton Keynes +7 4 £474 -12.26%
Guildford -1 4 £425 +6.25%
East Midlands -5 4 £351 -17.52%
Oxford - 4 £500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 1
North West -8 3 £548 +59.27% 3
North East -46 3 £398 -19.28% 1
Tyne and Wear -51 3 £398 -17.61%
Hook - 3 £425 -
Potters Bar - 3 - -
St Albans - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £415 - 1

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 123 (39.94%) Windows
2 112 (36.36%) HTTP
3 108 (35.06%) Linux
4 99 (32.14%) Unix
5 89 (28.90%) DNS
6 82 (26.62%) TCP/IP
7 78 (25.32%) Finance
8 76 (24.68%) Microsoft
9 67 (21.75%) SQL
10 63 (20.45%) Oracle
11 59 (19.16%) SSH
12 58 (18.83%) VMware
13 57 (18.51%) SQL Server
14 55 (17.86%) Firewall
15 53 (17.21%) Internet
16 51 (16.56%) DHCP
17 50 (16.23%) SMTP
18 49 (15.91%) Web Services
19 47 (15.26%) VMware Infrastructure
20 46 (14.94%) IIS
20 46 (14.94%) Java
21 45 (14.61%) IBM
21 45 (14.61%) SSL
21 45 (14.61%) Middleware
22 41 (13.31%) IPsec
23 40 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
23 40 (12.99%) Puppet
23 40 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
24 39 (12.66%) Red Hat
25 38 (12.34%) HP

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 46 (14.94%) IIS
2 37 (12.01%) WebSphere
3 33 (10.71%) Apache
4 26 (8.44%) Tomcat
5 19 (6.17%) MS Exchange
5 19 (6.17%) nginx
6 18 (5.84%) Jetty
6 18 (5.84%) Mongrel
7 11 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (3.25%) JBoss
9 9 (2.92%) SharePoint
10 8 (2.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 6 (1.95%) SAS
12 6 (1.95%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (1.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 5 (1.62%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.97%) iPlanet
Applications
1 31 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.57%) MS Project
3 7 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.62%) MS Office
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.30%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.97%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.97%) Exstream
3 3 (0.97%) Unica
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (3.25%) Google App Engine
5 8 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.30%) Boomi
6 4 (1.30%) IaaS
6 4 (1.30%) Office 365
6 4 (1.30%) PaaS
6 4 (1.30%) SaaS
7 2 (0.65%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.65%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 112 (36.36%) HTTP
2 89 (28.90%) DNS
3 82 (26.62%) TCP/IP
4 59 (19.16%) SSH
5 55 (17.86%) Firewall
6 53 (17.21%) Internet
7 51 (16.56%) DHCP
8 50 (16.23%) SMTP
9 45 (14.61%) SSL
10 41 (13.31%) IPsec
11 38 (12.34%) HTTPS
12 36 (11.69%) VPN
13 26 (8.44%) NAS
14 24 (7.79%) SAN
15 20 (6.49%) BGP
16 19 (6.17%) MPLS
16 19 (6.17%) OSPF
16 19 (6.17%) SNMP
16 19 (6.17%) WAN
17 18 (5.84%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (18.51%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.06%) MySQL
3 18 (5.84%) Oracle Database
4 13 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.60%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.27%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.27%) Big Data
9 7 (2.27%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.95%) DB2
11 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.97%) BigTable
13 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (9.42%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.49%) Travis CI
3 8 (2.60%) ClearCase
3 8 (2.60%) SoapUI
4 7 (2.27%) XMLSpy
5 6 (1.95%) Ant
5 6 (1.95%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.95%) JIRA
5 6 (1.95%) Maven
5 6 (1.95%) Metasploit
5 6 (1.95%) Subversion
6 5 (1.62%) JUnit
6 5 (1.62%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.62%) StarTeam
6 5 (1.62%) Toad
7 4 (1.30%) Checkstyle
7 4 (1.30%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.30%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.30%) JMeter
7 4 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (25.32%) Finance
2 33 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.87%) Marketing
4 14 (4.55%) Banking
4 14 (4.55%) Electronics
5 13 (4.22%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.25%) Law
7 8 (2.60%) Legal
8 6 (1.95%) Advertising
8 6 (1.95%) Retail
9 5 (1.62%) Billing
10 4 (1.30%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.97%) Back Office
12 2 (0.65%) Front Office
12 2 (0.65%) Local Government
13 1 (0.32%) Automotive
13 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.32%) French Language
13 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 53 (17.21%) Developer
2 24 (7.79%) Architect
3 22 (7.14%) Analyst
4 20 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
5 18 (5.84%) Administrator
5 18 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (5.52%) Consultant
7 15 (4.87%) Network Engineer
8 13 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (4.22%) Support Engineer
9 12 (3.90%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.90%) Technical Leader
10 11 (3.57%) Data Engineer
10 11 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.57%) Test Leader
11 10 (3.25%) Integration Architect
12 8 (2.60%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.60%) Service Desk Engineer
12 8 (2.60%) Technical Developer
12 8 (2.60%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (15.91%) Web Services
2 45 (14.61%) Middleware
3 35 (11.36%) XML
4 31 (10.06%) SOAP
5 25 (8.12%) HTML
6 23 (7.47%) .NET
7 22 (7.14%) CSS
8 20 (6.49%) Servlets
9 18 (5.84%) ISPF
9 18 (5.84%) J2EE
10 16 (5.19%) LAMP
11 15 (4.87%) JMS
12 14 (4.55%) REST
13 13 (4.22%) XSLT
14 12 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
15 11 (3.57%) XSD
15 11 (3.57%) XSL
16 10 (3.25%) Spring
17 9 (2.92%) JDBC
18 8 (2.60%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.06%) Data Centre
3 29 (9.42%) Management Information System
4 22 (7.14%) Tandem
5 17 (5.52%) iSeries
6 16 (5.19%) Mainframe
7 15 (4.87%) Client/Server
7 15 (4.87%) Virtual Team
8 12 (3.90%) Clustering
9 11 (3.57%) CESG
9 11 (3.57%) Cryptography
10 10 (3.25%) Computer Science
10 10 (3.25%) DataPower
11 9 (2.92%) EFT
12 7 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (2.27%) IPTV
12 7 (2.27%) Over-the-Top Content
12 7 (2.27%) PKI
12 7 (2.27%) Video on Demand
13 6 (1.95%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 123 (39.94%) Windows
2 108 (35.06%) Linux
3 99 (32.14%) Unix
4 26 (8.44%) Windows Server
5 24 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (4.55%) Solaris
9 11 (3.57%) AIX
9 11 (3.57%) zOS
10 10 (3.25%) CentOS
10 10 (3.25%) Ubuntu
10 10 (3.25%) Windows Vista
11 9 (2.92%) Android
12 6 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.62%) SUSE
13 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.30%) MVS
14 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
2 32 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (9.74%) DevOps
5 26 (8.44%) Change Management
5 26 (8.44%) Service Delivery
6 24 (7.79%) ITIL
6 24 (7.79%) Migration
6 24 (7.79%) SOA
7 23 (7.47%) Configuration Management
8 22 (7.14%) SDLC
9 21 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (6.49%) B2B
11 18 (5.84%) Penetration Testing
12 16 (5.19%) ETL
12 16 (5.19%) Incident Management
12 16 (5.19%) Project Management
13 15 (4.87%) Ethical Hacking
13 15 (4.87%) Service Management
14 14 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (21.75%) SQL
2 46 (14.94%) Java
3 32 (10.39%) Python
4 25 (8.12%) Bash Shell
5 22 (7.14%) JCL
6 21 (6.82%) Perl
7 20 (6.49%) PHP
8 18 (5.84%) PowerShell
9 16 (5.19%) JavaScript
10 14 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.57%) Ruby
12 10 (3.25%) C
13 9 (2.92%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.60%) ActionScript
14 8 (2.60%) ActionScript 2.0
14 8 (2.60%) C#
14 8 (2.60%) R
15 6 (1.95%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.95%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.95%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (7.47%) SC Cleared
4 20 (6.49%) Degree
5 18 (5.84%) CCNA
6 17 (5.52%) CISSP
7 16 (5.19%) CCNP
8 15 (4.87%) CEH
9 11 (3.57%) CESG Certified Professional
10 10 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (2.60%) AWS Certification
11 8 (2.60%) CCIE
12 6 (1.95%) CISM
12 6 (1.95%) MCSA
12 6 (1.95%) RHCT
13 5 (1.62%) CCIP
13 5 (1.62%) CISA
13 5 (1.62%) ISEB
13 5 (1.62%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.47%) QA
2 11 (3.57%) SLA
3 5 (1.62%) RMADS
3 5 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.97%) ISO20022
4 3 (0.97%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.65%) WCAG
6 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (15.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (11.69%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.17%) Time Sharing Option
4 13 (4.22%) Xen
5 11 (3.57%) Sendmail
5 11 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (3.25%) NFS
7 8 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.60%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.27%) HDFS
9 5 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (1.62%) Veritas File System
9 5 (1.62%) vSphere
10 4 (1.30%) Firmware
10 4 (1.30%) XenApp
11 3 (0.97%) Docker
11 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 40 (12.99%) Puppet
2 17 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.87%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (4.55%) OpenView
5 13 (4.22%) Nagios
6 12 (3.90%) SCCM
7 10 (3.25%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.25%) SCOM
8 6 (1.95%) vRealize
9 5 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (1.30%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.97%) EMC Navisphere
11 3 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 63 (20.45%) Oracle
3 58 (18.83%) VMware
4 45 (14.61%) IBM
5 39 (12.66%) Red Hat
6 38 (12.34%) HP
7 35 (11.36%) Cisco
8 23 (7.47%) SAP
9 19 (6.17%) Citrix
10 15 (4.87%) Google
11 13 (4.22%) Juniper
11 13 (4.22%) NetApp
11 13 (4.22%) Opsware
12 12 (3.90%) EMC
13 10 (3.25%) Veritas
14 9 (2.92%) Axway
14 9 (2.92%) Brocade
14 9 (2.92%) Sun
14 9 (2.92%) Symantec
15 8 (2.60%) IBM Sterling
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