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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 460 477 429
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -48
Contract jobs citing FTP 195 169 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 2.13% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 86 109
Median daily rate £413 £377 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% +10.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £300 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £522 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +27.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.53 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.92% -28.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £21.53 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-41.92% -28.25%

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
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 -5 167 £425 +9.67% 31
London -18 46 £413 +10.00% 8
South East +11 43 £400 +3.22% 11
Yorkshire - 24 £500 - 1
East of England +23 18 £488 +5.40% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 15 £513 +25.00%
Milton Keynes +27 14 £525 +55.55%
Scotland +6 13 £267 -29.08%
West Yorkshire - 13 £400 - 1
Leeds - 11 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire +18 10 £363 -19.88%
North West -1 10 £400 -11.11% 4
City of London +46 9 £500 +34.22%
Norfolk +7 9 £500 +48.14%
Hampshire +6 9 £400 +12.28% 4
Norwich - 9 £500 -
Sheffield - 9 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 9 £500 -
Edinburgh +8 8 £275 -26.95%
North East -31 8 £286 -
Tyne and Wear -47 8 £286 -
Derbyshire - 8 £455 -
East Midlands - 8 £455 - 1
Oxford +1 7 £390 -26.41%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £286 -
South Wales +21 5 £475 +33.80%
Wales +16 5 £475 +43.93%
Manchester -6 5 £367 -22.68% 3
Berkshire -7 5 £420 -16.00% 5
Cardiff - 5 £475 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 153 (35.42%) HTTP
2 147 (34.03%) Windows
3 140 (32.41%) Linux
4 129 (29.86%) DNS
5 120 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 117 (27.08%) Unix
7 107 (24.77%) TCP/IP
8 97 (22.45%) Firewall
9 92 (21.30%) Java
10 84 (19.44%) DHCP
10 84 (19.44%) IPsec
11 81 (18.75%) Finance
12 77 (17.82%) WebSphere
13 72 (16.67%) Cisco
14 71 (16.44%) SSL
15 70 (16.20%) IBM
16 68 (15.74%) Security Cleared
17 66 (15.28%) Oracle
18 63 (14.58%) VPN
18 63 (14.58%) VMware
19 62 (14.35%) Puppet
20 61 (14.12%) Internet
21 58 (13.43%) IIS
21 58 (13.43%) SSH
22 57 (13.19%) Middleware
23 56 (12.96%) SQL
23 56 (12.96%) Python
23 56 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
24 53 (12.27%) SC Cleared
24 53 (12.27%) Migration

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 77 (17.82%) WebSphere
2 58 (13.43%) IIS
3 39 (9.03%) Tomcat
4 38 (8.80%) nginx
5 35 (8.10%) Jetty
6 28 (6.48%) MQSeries
7 27 (6.25%) Apache
8 17 (3.94%) Skype for Business
9 16 (3.70%) MS Exchange
10 15 (3.47%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 9 (2.08%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (1.62%) JBoss
13 7 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (1.16%) CMS
16 4 (0.93%) iPlanet
16 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
17 3 (0.69%) lighttpd
Applications
1 25 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.86%) MS Office
3 12 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.31%) MS Project
5 8 (1.85%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.46%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.23%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Exstream
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.23%) Maximo
3 1 (0.23%) Movex
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.23%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (3.94%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (3.94%) Google App Engine
3 17 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (2.31%) Boomi
4 10 (2.31%) Office 365
5 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.69%) IaaS
6 3 (0.69%) PaaS
6 3 (0.69%) Route 53
6 3 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.46%) SaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Yammer
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 153 (35.42%) HTTP
2 129 (29.86%) DNS
3 107 (24.77%) TCP/IP
4 97 (22.45%) Firewall
5 84 (19.44%) DHCP
5 84 (19.44%) IPsec
6 71 (16.44%) SSL
7 63 (14.58%) VPN
8 61 (14.12%) Internet
9 58 (13.43%) SSH
10 48 (11.11%) SMTP
11 40 (9.26%) HTTPS
12 36 (8.33%) SAN
13 35 (8.10%) NAS
14 29 (6.71%) BGP
14 29 (6.71%) LDAP
15 28 (6.48%) Network Security
15 28 (6.48%) SNMP
16 26 (6.02%) NetScaler
16 26 (6.02%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 42 (9.72%) MySQL
3 29 (6.71%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (4.40%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.94%) Oracle Database
7 13 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.78%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.78%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.31%) DB2
9 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.46%) Big Data
11 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 46 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 41 (9.49%) Travis CI
3 14 (3.24%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (3.24%) StarTeam
4 10 (2.31%) XMLSpy
5 7 (1.62%) ClearCase
6 6 (1.39%) LoadRunner
6 6 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.93%) LoadUI
7 4 (0.93%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.93%) Subversion
8 3 (0.69%) Ant
8 3 (0.69%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.69%) Gradle
8 3 (0.69%) JUnit
8 3 (0.69%) Maven
8 3 (0.69%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.69%) Selenium
9 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (18.75%) Finance
2 17 (3.94%) Banking
3 10 (2.31%) Publishing
3 10 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.39%) Games
4 6 (1.39%) Law
5 5 (1.16%) Back Office
5 5 (1.16%) Retail
6 4 (0.93%) Advertising
6 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.93%) Front Office
6 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.93%) Legal
6 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.69%) Electronics
7 3 (0.69%) Marketing
8 2 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.46%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 61 (14.12%) Developer
2 53 (12.27%) Analyst
3 39 (9.03%) Network Engineer
4 35 (8.10%) Architect
5 32 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 30 (6.94%) Consultant
7 25 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
8 24 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 19 (4.40%) Administrator
10 15 (3.47%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.47%) Web Analyst
11 14 (3.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.24%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 13 (3.01%) Designer
12 13 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (2.78%) Senior DevOps
13 12 (2.78%) Senior Network Engineer
14 11 (2.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 11 (2.55%) Integration Architect
15 10 (2.31%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.19%) Middleware
2 45 (10.42%) Web Services
3 44 (10.19%) XML
4 39 (9.03%) J2EE
4 39 (9.03%) SOAP
5 36 (8.33%) .NET
6 35 (8.10%) Servlets
7 29 (6.71%) ISPF
8 28 (6.48%) LAMP
8 28 (6.48%) REST
9 27 (6.25%) JMS
10 22 (5.09%) IBM Integration Bus
10 22 (5.09%) WebSphere MQ
11 21 (4.86%) LEMP Stack
12 18 (4.17%) HTML
12 18 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
13 17 (3.94%) CSS
13 17 (3.94%) XSLT
14 13 (3.01%) EDI
15 12 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.03%) Management Information System
2 36 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 35 (8.10%) Mainframe
4 33 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.09%) Virtual Team
6 21 (4.86%) DataPower
6 21 (4.86%) Tandem
7 17 (3.94%) Client/Server
8 16 (3.70%) iSeries
9 13 (3.01%) CESG
9 13 (3.01%) Clustering
9 13 (3.01%) Cryptography
9 13 (3.01%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (2.55%) iPad
11 9 (2.08%) SWIFT
12 7 (1.62%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.39%) Digital Media
13 6 (1.39%) PKI
13 6 (1.39%) Video Editing
14 5 (1.16%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 147 (34.03%) Windows
2 140 (32.41%) Linux
3 117 (27.08%) Unix
4 25 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (3.94%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.70%) SUSE
6 16 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (3.70%) Windows Vista
7 14 (3.24%) AIX
7 14 (3.24%) CentOS
7 14 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (3.24%) zOS
8 12 (2.78%) Solaris
9 11 (2.55%) MVS
10 8 (1.85%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.62%) Debian
11 7 (1.62%) Ubuntu
12 6 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (12.27%) Migration
2 52 (12.04%) DevOps
3 49 (11.34%) Configuration Management
4 47 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (8.80%) ITIL
8 37 (8.56%) Change Management
9 32 (7.41%) Project Management
10 27 (6.25%) SOA
11 26 (6.02%) Open Source
11 26 (6.02%) Service Delivery
12 25 (5.79%) Load Balancing
13 24 (5.56%) Risk Management
14 20 (4.63%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
15 19 (4.40%) Asset Management
15 19 (4.40%) EAI
15 19 (4.40%) Penetration Testing
16 18 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 92 (21.30%) Java
2 56 (12.96%) Python
2 56 (12.96%) SQL
3 52 (12.04%) Perl
4 43 (9.95%) Bash Shell
5 33 (7.64%) JCL
6 28 (6.48%) Shell Script
7 22 (5.09%) PHP
7 22 (5.09%) Ruby
8 21 (4.86%) JavaScript
8 21 (4.86%) REXX
9 18 (4.17%) C
10 11 (2.55%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.31%) ActionScript
11 10 (2.31%) ActionScript 2.0
11 10 (2.31%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.62%) AWK
12 7 (1.62%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.62%) sed
13 5 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 68 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 53 (12.27%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.02%) Degree
5 23 (5.32%) CCNP
6 18 (4.17%) CCNA
6 18 (4.17%) CISSP
7 13 (3.01%) CEH
7 13 (3.01%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (2.08%) JNCIS
9 6 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.16%) CCIE
10 5 (1.16%) CISA
11 3 (0.69%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.46%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.46%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.46%) SANS
12 2 (0.46%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.40%) QA
2 11 (2.55%) HL7
3 10 (2.31%) RMADS
4 9 (2.08%) SLA
5 7 (1.62%) SEPA
6 4 (0.93%) BS7799
6 4 (0.93%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.69%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.46%) GxP
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 56 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (9.26%) Active Directory
3 29 (6.71%) Time Sharing Option
4 24 (5.56%) Samba
5 20 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (3.24%) Sendmail
6 14 (3.24%) UAG
6 14 (3.24%) Xen
7 9 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (1.85%) StorNext
8 8 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 8 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.39%) NFS
10 4 (0.93%) Docker
10 4 (0.93%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.69%) KVM
11 3 (0.69%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 62 (14.35%) Puppet
2 32 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (5.79%) Nagios
4 15 (3.47%) OpenView
5 14 (3.24%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (2.31%) Ansible
6 10 (2.31%) Control-M
7 8 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.85%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.85%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.62%) Netcool
8 7 (1.62%) SCCM
9 6 (1.39%) Cacti
10 5 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.93%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.93%) SCOM
11 4 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 120 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 72 (16.67%) Cisco
3 70 (16.20%) IBM
4 66 (15.28%) Oracle
5 63 (14.58%) VMware
6 52 (12.04%) HP
7 50 (11.57%) Red Hat
8 34 (7.87%) CheckPoint
9 31 (7.18%) Citrix
10 30 (6.94%) NetApp
11 29 (6.71%) F5
12 19 (4.40%) Google
13 18 (4.17%) Juniper
14 14 (3.24%) CA
14 14 (3.24%) Opsware
15 13 (3.01%) SAP
16 12 (2.78%) Dell
16 12 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (2.55%) BMC
17 11 (2.55%) Fortinet
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £36,500 to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago