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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 374 359 373
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing FTP 234 221 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 3.21% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 126 83
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £18.75 £37.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.32% +164.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £23.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £49.69 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +42.35%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -14 221 £375 +7.14% 50
London -18 89 £450 +5.88% 17
South East -3 52 £350 +16.86% 10
East of England +13 35 £363 +20.83% 4
City of London +1 26 £475 -0.05% 6
Bedfordshire +6 23 £375 +25.00% 1
Luton -2 22 £371 +23.75% 1
Hampshire -2 19 £368 -22.63% 3
Berkshire +4 17 £330 -25.31% 4
Surrey +4 13 £325 -31.57% 1
West Midlands +2 13 £425 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire -5 10 £215 -44.51% 2
Tyne and Wear - 9 £430 - 1
North East - 9 £430 - 1
Hertfordshire +12 8 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £430 -
Warwickshire - 8 £425 - 2
Reading +19 7 £365 -
West Yorkshire -8 7 £215 - 1
North West -27 6 £148 -49.91% 3
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £305 -
Bracknell +1 5 £273 -38.10% 1
Basingstoke +1 5 £340 -28.42%
East Midlands +10 4 £388 +12.72%
Leeds -11 4 £215 - 1
South West -33 4 £250 -33.33% 9
Birmingham - 4 £300 -
South Yorkshire +1 3 £290 -
Epsom - 3 - -
Sheffield -3 2 £290 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 201 (43.98%) Windows
2 157 (34.35%) Microsoft
3 138 (30.20%) DNS
4 120 (26.26%) Linux
5 117 (25.60%) HTTP
6 110 (24.07%) DHCP
7 109 (23.85%) IIS
8 104 (22.76%) TCP/IP
9 95 (20.79%) Active Directory
10 94 (20.57%) UNIX
11 93 (20.35%) SQL
12 87 (19.04%) MS Excel
13 85 (18.60%) Finance
14 78 (17.07%) Oracle
15 76 (16.63%) .NET
15 76 (16.63%) Firewall
16 71 (15.54%) SQL Server
17 69 (15.10%) MS Office
18 68 (14.88%) Web Services
19 66 (14.44%) E-Commerce
20 61 (13.35%) XML
21 54 (11.82%) JavaScript
21 54 (11.82%) PowerShell
22 52 (11.38%) SCOM
22 52 (11.38%) Java
22 52 (11.38%) SMTP
22 52 (11.38%) SSL
23 51 (11.16%) Internet
24 50 (10.94%) VMware
25 49 (10.72%) ITIL

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 109 (23.85%) IIS
2 45 (9.85%) Tomcat
3 43 (9.41%) WebSphere
4 31 (6.78%) Apache
5 24 (5.25%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.28%) MQSeries
7 12 (2.63%) JBoss
8 10 (2.19%) WebLogic
8 10 (2.19%) MS Exchange
9 9 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.97%) Jetty
9 9 (1.97%) nginx
10 8 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.75%) SAS
11 7 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (1.31%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 87 (19.04%) MS Excel
2 69 (15.10%) MS Office
3 15 (3.28%) Photoshop
4 10 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.31%) Acrobat
7 5 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.44%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.44%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.44%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.44%) InDesign
9 2 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.44%) SPSS
10 1 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.53%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.44%) Eikon
2 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.44%) Aligne
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.44%) ZaiNet
2 2 (0.44%) Endur
2 2 (0.44%) RMDS
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.41%) Google App Engine
4 11 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.66%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (30.20%) DNS
2 117 (25.60%) HTTP
3 110 (24.07%) DHCP
4 104 (22.76%) TCP/IP
5 76 (16.63%) Firewall
6 52 (11.38%) SMTP
6 52 (11.38%) SSL
7 51 (11.16%) Internet
8 36 (7.88%) WAN
8 36 (7.88%) LAN
9 35 (7.66%) VPN
10 33 (7.22%) Telnet
11 31 (6.78%) SSH
12 29 (6.35%) SNMP
13 28 (6.13%) HTTPS
13 28 (6.13%) NAS
14 23 (5.03%) SAN
15 18 (3.94%) MPLS
16 16 (3.50%) Wireless
17 15 (3.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.81%) DB2
2 22 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (4.16%) Relational Database
4 17 (3.72%) MySQL
5 16 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (2.84%) MS Access
7 13 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (2.19%) DTS
10 8 (1.75%) Base SAS
10 8 (1.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 7 (1.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 7 (1.53%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.31%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.66%) Crystal Enterprise
15 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 11 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.19%) Subversion
3 9 (1.97%) Selenium
3 9 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.75%) Toad
5 7 (1.53%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.31%) MSI
7 5 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.88%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.88%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.66%) JIRA
9 3 (0.66%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.44%) Redmine
10 2 (0.44%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.44%) Trac
11 1 (0.22%) NUnit
11 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 85 (18.60%) Finance
2 41 (8.97%) Banking
3 35 (7.66%) Telecoms
4 30 (6.56%) Retail
5 23 (5.03%) Manufacturing
6 15 (3.28%) Legal
7 13 (2.84%) Marketing
8 12 (2.63%) Military
9 11 (2.41%) Publishing
10 8 (1.75%) Billing
10 8 (1.75%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.88%) International Banking
12 3 (0.66%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.44%) German Language
13 2 (0.44%) Automotive
13 2 (0.44%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.44%) Front Office
14 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 103 (22.54%) Analyst
2 63 (13.79%) Developer
3 51 (11.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (8.75%) Consultant
5 37 (8.10%) Support Analyst
6 33 (7.22%) Architect
7 31 (6.78%) Administrator
8 24 (5.25%) Web Engineer
9 23 (5.03%) Applications Support
10 19 (4.16%) Support Engineer
11 13 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.84%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (2.63%) Programmer
13 11 (2.41%) Applications Support Analyst
14 10 (2.19%) Help Desk Support
14 10 (2.19%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 10 (2.19%) Help Desk Analyst
14 10 (2.19%) Software Developer
14 10 (2.19%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.63%) .NET
2 68 (14.88%) Web Services
3 61 (13.35%) XML
4 43 (9.41%) HTML
5 36 (7.88%) Middleware
6 26 (5.69%) CSS
7 20 (4.38%) SOAP
8 17 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 17 (3.72%) WebSphere MQ
8 17 (3.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 15 (3.28%) J2EE
10 14 (3.06%) ODBC
10 14 (3.06%) XSD
11 13 (2.84%) Ajax
12 12 (2.63%) .NET Framework
12 12 (2.63%) EDI
13 11 (2.41%) JSON
13 11 (2.41%) jQuery
14 10 (2.19%) WCF
14 10 (2.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.69%) Management Information System
2 19 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.72%) AS400
4 15 (3.28%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.41%) Smartcard
5 11 (2.41%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.19%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.19%) Smartphone
6 10 (2.19%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.19%) Open Source
7 9 (1.97%) iSeries
7 9 (1.97%) Clustering
7 9 (1.97%) PKI
8 8 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.53%) W3C
10 6 (1.31%) Replication
10 6 (1.31%) PDA
10 6 (1.31%) Statistics
10 6 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.31%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 201 (43.98%) Windows
2 120 (26.26%) Linux
3 94 (20.57%) UNIX
4 36 (7.88%) Solaris
5 35 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (5.03%) AIX
9 21 (4.60%) Windows XP
10 18 (3.94%) Windows Vista
10 18 (3.94%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.31%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.31%) HPUX
12 6 (1.31%) SUSE
13 5 (1.09%) OS/400
13 5 (1.09%) i5/OS
14 3 (0.66%) CentOS
14 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (14.44%) E-Commerce
2 49 (10.72%) ITIL
3 44 (9.63%) Migration
4 28 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (4.81%) DevOps
6 19 (4.16%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (4.16%) ETL
7 18 (3.94%) Unit Testing
7 18 (3.94%) Integration Testing
8 17 (3.72%) Quantitative Risk Management
9 16 (3.50%) Network Management
9 16 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (3.50%) Configuration Management
9 16 (3.50%) Project Management
10 15 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (3.28%) CRM
10 15 (3.28%) Boundary Protection
11 14 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (3.06%) MVC
11 14 (3.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.35%) SQL
2 54 (11.82%) JavaScript
2 54 (11.82%) PowerShell
3 52 (11.38%) Java
4 32 (7.00%) Shell Script
5 31 (6.78%) C#
6 22 (4.81%) VBScript
7 18 (3.94%) VB
7 18 (3.94%) C
8 17 (3.72%) Perl
9 15 (3.28%) T-SQL
9 15 (3.28%) Bash Shell
10 14 (3.06%) RPG
10 14 (3.06%) PHP
11 12 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 12 (2.63%) Python
12 11 (2.41%) ActionScript 2.0
12 11 (2.41%) ActionScript
13 10 (2.19%) Ruby
13 10 (2.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 42 (9.19%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (4.81%) CISSP
4 21 (4.60%) Degree
4 21 (4.60%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.60%) CCNP
5 20 (4.38%) CCIE
6 18 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (3.72%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.06%) MCP
9 13 (2.84%) CCNA
10 10 (2.19%) A+ Certification
10 10 (2.19%) MCDST
10 10 (2.19%) MCITP
11 9 (1.97%) GIAC
12 8 (1.75%) GCIH
12 8 (1.75%) MCSE
13 7 (1.53%) CEH
14 6 (1.31%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.31%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.35%) SLA
2 11 (2.41%) QA
3 7 (1.53%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.44%) WAI
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 95 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 30 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
4 14 (3.06%) VMware ESX
5 11 (2.41%) Xen
6 9 (1.97%) Snort
7 8 (1.75%) vSphere
8 7 (1.53%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.53%) Firmware
9 5 (1.09%) NFS
9 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.88%) Postfix
10 4 (0.88%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.88%) Samba
11 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
11 3 (0.66%) Squid
11 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.66%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 52 (11.38%) SCOM
2 41 (8.97%) SCCM
3 14 (3.06%) Puppet
4 13 (2.84%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.97%) Nagios
6 9 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.31%) OPNET
7 6 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.31%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.09%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.09%) Tivoli NetView
9 4 (0.88%) Control-M
10 3 (0.66%) Nessus
10 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (0.66%) nmon
11 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.44%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.44%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 157 (34.35%) Microsoft
2 78 (17.07%) Oracle
3 50 (10.94%) VMware
4 45 (9.85%) IBM
5 40 (8.75%) Red Hat
6 37 (8.10%) Citrix
7 36 (7.88%) Cisco
8 30 (6.56%) HP
9 20 (4.38%) Sun
9 20 (4.38%) SAP
10 15 (3.28%) Reuters
10 15 (3.28%) Akamai
11 14 (3.06%) Bloomberg
12 13 (2.84%) Google
13 12 (2.63%) Clearswift
14 10 (2.19%) CQG
14 10 (2.19%) Remedy
14 10 (2.19%) TIBCO
14 10 (2.19%) Adobe
15 9 (1.97%) Symantec
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