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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 409 350 382
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +32
Contract jobs citing FTP 177 209 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.43% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 3.30% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 124 64
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £271 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +32.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £29.88 £23.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.12% +62.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £17.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £23.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.88 £23.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+27.12% +62.06%

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -45 168 £375 - 43
London -21 90 £450 +5.88% 16
South East -3 27 £345 -22.68% 8
East of England +8 26 £425 +14.86% 3
City of London +18 23 £475 +2.64% 5
Bedfordshire +1 16 £438 +45.83%
Luton 0 15 £450 +50.00%
Hampshire -14 10 £368 -22.63%
Hertfordshire +3 8 £350 - 2
Surrey -1 8 £293 -38.42% 1
Berkshire -5 6 £362 -18.93% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £305 -
Bracknell +5 5 £273 -38.10% 2
West Midlands +1 5 £420 +31.76%
Yorkshire -8 5 £215 -38.57% 5
South West -18 5 £288 -14.17% 6
North West -28 5 - - 3
West Yorkshire -5 4 £215 -33.84% 2
Leeds -10 3 £215 -33.84% 2
Gloucestershire -14 3 £288 -11.53% 3
Epsom - 3 - -
East Midlands +14 2 - - 1
Basingstoke +1 2 £340 -28.42%
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 - -
Cheshire -3 1 - -
Manchester -8 1 - - 2
Southampton - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 186 (41.43%) Windows
2 145 (32.29%) Microsoft
3 138 (30.73%) DNS
4 127 (28.29%) Linux
5 122 (27.17%) HTTP
6 119 (26.50%) DHCP
7 116 (25.84%) TCP/IP
8 94 (20.94%) IIS
9 84 (18.71%) SQL
9 84 (18.71%) UNIX
10 81 (18.04%) Active Directory
11 78 (17.37%) Finance
12 76 (16.93%) Firewall
12 76 (16.93%) MS Excel
13 75 (16.70%) .NET
14 70 (15.59%) SSL
15 68 (15.14%) SQL Server
15 68 (15.14%) Web Services
16 66 (14.70%) Oracle
17 65 (14.48%) MS Office
18 63 (14.03%) XML
19 61 (13.59%) E-Commerce
20 60 (13.36%) Java
21 49 (10.91%) Internet
21 49 (10.91%) PowerShell
22 48 (10.69%) JavaScript
22 48 (10.69%) SMTP
22 48 (10.69%) VMware
23 44 (9.80%) SCOM
24 42 (9.35%) Security Cleared

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 94 (20.94%) IIS
2 36 (8.02%) Tomcat
2 36 (8.02%) WebSphere
3 25 (5.57%) Apache
4 24 (5.35%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.67%) MQSeries
6 11 (2.45%) JBoss
7 10 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.23%) MS Exchange
8 9 (2.00%) Jetty
8 9 (2.00%) nginx
9 8 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.78%) SAS
9 8 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.56%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.89%) CMS
13 4 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 76 (16.93%) MS Excel
2 65 (14.48%) MS Office
3 10 (2.23%) Photoshop
3 10 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.11%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.45%) SPSS
6 2 (0.45%) InDesign
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.45%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.45%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Endur
3 2 (0.45%) ZaiNet
3 2 (0.45%) Eikon
3 2 (0.45%) Aligne
3 2 (0.45%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.45%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.22%) Shopify
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.23%) Google App Engine
4 10 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (30.73%) DNS
2 122 (27.17%) HTTP
3 119 (26.50%) DHCP
4 116 (25.84%) TCP/IP
5 76 (16.93%) Firewall
6 70 (15.59%) SSL
7 49 (10.91%) Internet
8 48 (10.69%) SMTP
9 37 (8.24%) WAN
9 37 (8.24%) LAN
10 36 (8.02%) VPN
11 34 (7.57%) Telnet
12 30 (6.68%) IPsec
13 28 (6.24%) SSH
14 27 (6.01%) SNMP
14 27 (6.01%) HTTPS
15 25 (5.57%) NAS
16 21 (4.68%) SAN
17 19 (4.23%) MPLS
18 18 (4.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.69%) Relational Database
3 36 (8.02%) MySQL
4 27 (6.01%) RDBMS
5 22 (4.90%) DB2
5 22 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (4.23%) NoSQL
7 18 (4.01%) SQL Server 2000
7 18 (4.01%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (2.23%) MS Access
11 10 (2.23%) DTS
12 8 (1.78%) Base SAS
12 8 (1.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 7 (1.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (4.45%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.90%) Subversion
2 13 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 11 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (2.23%) Selenium
5 8 (1.78%) Toad
6 6 (1.34%) MSI
6 6 (1.34%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.11%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.89%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.89%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.89%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.67%) JIRA
9 3 (0.67%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.45%) TortoiseSVN
11 1 (0.22%) Hudson
11 1 (0.22%) Redmine
11 1 (0.22%) Trac
General
1 78 (17.37%) Finance
2 38 (8.46%) Banking
3 36 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 29 (6.46%) Retail
5 26 (5.79%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.90%) Legal
7 12 (2.67%) Military
8 11 (2.45%) Marketing
8 11 (2.45%) Publishing
9 8 (1.78%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.56%) Billing
11 3 (0.67%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.67%) International Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.45%) Front Office
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) Automotive
12 2 (0.45%) Law
12 2 (0.45%) Local Government
12 2 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (21.83%) Analyst
2 56 (12.47%) Developer
3 47 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 35 (7.80%) Consultant
5 33 (7.35%) Support Analyst
6 32 (7.13%) Architect
7 27 (6.01%) Administrator
8 25 (5.57%) Web Engineer
9 19 (4.23%) Applications Support
10 16 (3.56%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.12%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (2.90%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.45%) Programmer
13 11 (2.45%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.23%) Help Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.23%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (2.23%) Help Desk Support
14 10 (2.23%) Help Desk Support Analyst
15 9 (2.00%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (16.70%) .NET
2 68 (15.14%) Web Services
3 63 (14.03%) XML
4 36 (8.02%) HTML
5 33 (7.35%) Middleware
6 21 (4.68%) SOAP
7 20 (4.45%) CSS
8 15 (3.34%) JSON
8 15 (3.34%) .NET Framework
8 15 (3.34%) ASP.NET
9 14 (3.12%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (3.12%) J2EE
9 14 (3.12%) XSD
9 14 (3.12%) ODBC
9 14 (3.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 13 (2.90%) Ajax
11 12 (2.67%) EDI
11 12 (2.67%) WCF
12 9 (2.00%) jQuery
13 8 (1.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.01%) Open Source
2 21 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.90%) Mainframe
4 11 (2.45%) AS400
4 11 (2.45%) Smartcard
4 11 (2.45%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.23%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.23%) PKI
5 10 (2.23%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.23%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.56%) Replication
6 7 (1.56%) Clustering
7 6 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.34%) PDA
7 6 (1.34%) Statistics
7 6 (1.34%) iSeries
8 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.11%) STB
Operating Systems
1 186 (41.43%) Windows
2 127 (28.29%) Linux
3 84 (18.71%) UNIX
4 33 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (7.13%) Solaris
5 32 (7.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (5.12%) Windows XP
7 20 (4.45%) AIX
8 18 (4.01%) Windows 7
9 17 (3.79%) Windows Vista
10 14 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.56%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.11%) i5/OS
12 5 (1.11%) HPUX
13 4 (0.89%) zOS
13 4 (0.89%) OS/400
14 3 (0.67%) Android
14 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (13.59%) E-Commerce
2 42 (9.35%) ITIL
3 40 (8.91%) Configuration Management
4 37 (8.24%) Migration
5 36 (8.02%) DevOps
6 33 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (4.23%) ETL
9 18 (4.01%) Quantitative Risk Management
10 17 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (3.79%) Project Management
11 16 (3.56%) OO
11 16 (3.56%) Integration Testing
11 16 (3.56%) Network Management
12 15 (3.34%) Unit Testing
12 15 (3.34%) Microservices
12 15 (3.34%) Boundary Protection
12 15 (3.34%) Automated Testing
12 15 (3.34%) Validation
13 13 (2.90%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 84 (18.71%) SQL
2 60 (13.36%) Java
3 49 (10.91%) PowerShell
4 48 (10.69%) JavaScript
5 32 (7.13%) C#
6 31 (6.90%) Shell Script
7 22 (4.90%) C
8 20 (4.45%) VBScript
9 18 (4.01%) VB
10 15 (3.34%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.34%) Perl
11 13 (2.90%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.67%) Python
13 11 (2.45%) ActionScript 2.0
13 11 (2.45%) ActionScript
13 11 (2.45%) PHP
13 11 (2.45%) VB.NET
14 10 (2.23%) AWK
14 10 (2.23%) Ruby
14 10 (2.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 42 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.80%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (5.35%) CCNP
4 22 (4.90%) CCIE
5 21 (4.68%) CISSP
6 20 (4.45%) SC Cleared
6 20 (4.45%) Degree
7 19 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (4.01%) DV Cleared
9 13 (2.90%) MCP
10 12 (2.67%) CCNA
11 10 (2.23%) A+ Certification
11 10 (2.23%) MCDST
11 10 (2.23%) MCITP
12 9 (2.00%) MCSE
13 7 (1.56%) GCIH
13 7 (1.56%) GIAC
14 6 (1.34%) IBM Certification
15 5 (1.11%) GPEN
15 5 (1.11%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.24%) SLA
2 13 (2.90%) QA
3 7 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.45%) RosettaNet
5 2 (0.45%) WAI
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (18.04%) Active Directory
2 29 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.34%) Forefront TMG
4 13 (2.90%) VMware ESX
5 12 (2.67%) Xen
6 9 (2.00%) vSphere
6 9 (2.00%) Firmware
7 8 (1.78%) Snort
8 7 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.89%) NFS
10 4 (0.89%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.67%) Squid
12 2 (0.45%) Samba
12 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.45%) Kerio MailServer
12 2 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 44 (9.80%) SCOM
2 36 (8.02%) SCCM
3 34 (7.57%) Puppet
4 19 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (2.00%) Nagios
7 7 (1.56%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.11%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.11%) OPNET
8 5 (1.11%) Tivoli NetView
9 4 (0.89%) Control-M
10 3 (0.67%) nmon
10 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.45%) Foglight
11 2 (0.45%) Nessus
11 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.45%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 145 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 66 (14.70%) Oracle
3 48 (10.69%) VMware
4 41 (9.13%) IBM
5 37 (8.24%) Citrix
5 37 (8.24%) Cisco
6 36 (8.02%) Red Hat
7 28 (6.24%) HP
8 20 (4.45%) SAP
9 18 (4.01%) Sun
10 15 (3.34%) Akamai
11 13 (2.90%) Clearswift
11 13 (2.90%) Reuters
12 12 (2.67%) Bloomberg
12 12 (2.67%) Google
13 10 (2.23%) CQG
13 10 (2.23%) Symantec
13 10 (2.23%) Remedy
14 9 (2.00%) Dell
15 8 (1.78%) Informatica
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