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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 422 378 379
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +1
Contract jobs citing FTP 156 202 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 3.01% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 117 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £319
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Average hourly rate £39.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.71% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+125.71% +16.66%

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
7709 6701 7034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.11% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4163 3424 3398
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 382 600
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -77 138 £420 +12.00% 42
London -8 79 £463 +20.12% 14
South East -39 19 £425 -5.55% 7
City of London +12 18 £500 +9.46% 3
East of England +6 18 £425 +14.86% 4
Luton +2 9 £450 +50.00%
Bedfordshire 0 9 £450 +50.00%
Hertfordshire +9 8 £350 - 4
Surrey -7 6 £293 -42.22% 1
Hampshire -19 6 £513 +13.88% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £305 -
Scotland +2 5 £300 - 1
Berkshire -5 5 £425 -5.55% 3
West Midlands -1 4 £428 +1.78% 2
South West -20 4 £288 -14.17% 5
Yorkshire -9 3 £225 -33.33% 6
North West -21 3 - - 2
West Lothian - 3 £300 - 1
Livingston - 3 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £362 - 2
Epsom - 3 - -
East Midlands -5 2 £270 +0.46% 1
Gloucestershire -10 2 £288 -11.53% 2
Guildford -6 1 £260 +89.09%
Leeds -6 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -12 1 - - 4
Manchester -15 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 176 (41.31%) Windows
2 132 (30.99%) Microsoft
3 130 (30.52%) DNS
4 119 (27.93%) Linux
5 110 (25.82%) DHCP
6 109 (25.59%) TCP/IP
7 103 (24.18%) HTTP
8 87 (20.42%) SQL
9 85 (19.95%) IIS
10 83 (19.48%) UNIX
11 74 (17.37%) Firewall
11 74 (17.37%) Finance
12 71 (16.67%) Active Directory
13 70 (16.43%) .NET
13 70 (16.43%) SSL
14 69 (16.20%) MS Excel
14 69 (16.20%) SQL Server
15 63 (14.79%) Web Services
15 63 (14.79%) XML
16 61 (14.32%) Oracle
17 58 (13.62%) MS Office
18 52 (12.21%) E-Commerce
19 48 (11.27%) Java
20 42 (9.86%) VMware
20 42 (9.86%) JavaScript
20 42 (9.86%) Configuration Management
21 41 (9.62%) Banking
21 41 (9.62%) SCOM
21 41 (9.62%) PowerShell
22 40 (9.39%) SMTP

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 85 (19.95%) IIS
2 26 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.87%) Tomcat
3 25 (5.87%) WebSphere
4 22 (5.16%) Apache
5 12 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (2.11%) SAS
7 9 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (2.11%) JBoss
8 8 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.64%) MQSeries
10 6 (1.41%) Jetty
10 6 (1.41%) nginx
11 5 (1.17%) Lync
11 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (16.20%) MS Excel
2 58 (13.62%) MS Office
3 11 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.11%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.17%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.47%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.47%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.47%) InDesign
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.23%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 8 (1.88%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.47%) SAP SRM
3 2 (0.47%) Aligne
3 2 (0.47%) Eikon
3 2 (0.47%) Endur
3 2 (0.47%) ZaiNet
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.23%) BusinessWare
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.23%) Shopify
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.64%) Google App Engine
4 7 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (30.52%) DNS
2 110 (25.82%) DHCP
3 109 (25.59%) TCP/IP
4 103 (24.18%) HTTP
5 74 (17.37%) Firewall
6 70 (16.43%) SSL
7 40 (9.39%) SMTP
8 39 (9.15%) Internet
9 35 (8.22%) LAN
10 34 (7.98%) WAN
11 33 (7.75%) VPN
12 32 (7.51%) Telnet
13 30 (7.04%) IPsec
14 26 (6.10%) HTTPS
15 25 (5.87%) SSH
16 23 (5.40%) NAS
17 21 (4.93%) SNMP
18 20 (4.69%) SAN
19 19 (4.46%) MPLS
20 17 (3.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.15%) Relational Database
3 37 (8.69%) MySQL
4 31 (7.28%) RDBMS
5 21 (4.93%) NoSQL
6 20 (4.69%) MongoDB
7 19 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (4.23%) DB2
8 18 (4.23%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (2.35%) MS Access
13 8 (1.88%) DTS
13 8 (1.88%) Base SAS
13 8 (1.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 5 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.76%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.05%) Subversion
4 9 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.88%) Toad
5 8 (1.88%) Selenium
6 6 (1.41%) MSI
6 6 (1.41%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.17%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.94%) JIRA
8 4 (0.94%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.94%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.70%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.70%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.47%) TortoiseSVN
11 1 (0.23%) Redmine
11 1 (0.23%) Hudson
11 1 (0.23%) Trac
General
1 74 (17.37%) Finance
2 41 (9.62%) Banking
3 34 (7.98%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.40%) Manufacturing
5 20 (4.69%) Retail
6 12 (2.82%) Publishing
7 11 (2.58%) Legal
7 11 (2.58%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.88%) Marketing
8 8 (1.88%) Military
9 7 (1.64%) Billing
10 3 (0.70%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.47%) German Language
11 2 (0.47%) Local Government
11 2 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.47%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (23.00%) Analyst
2 52 (12.21%) Developer
3 46 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (7.75%) Support Analyst
5 30 (7.04%) Consultant
6 27 (6.34%) Architect
7 24 (5.63%) Applications Support
8 23 (5.40%) Web Engineer
9 22 (5.16%) Administrator
10 15 (3.52%) Support Engineer
10 15 (3.52%) Applications Support Analyst
11 14 (3.29%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (2.82%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.58%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.35%) Test Analyst
14 10 (2.35%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.35%) Programmer
14 10 (2.35%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.43%) .NET
2 63 (14.79%) Web Services
2 63 (14.79%) XML
3 32 (7.51%) HTML
4 23 (5.40%) Middleware
5 17 (3.99%) CSS
5 17 (3.99%) SOAP
6 16 (3.76%) JSON
7 13 (3.05%) .NET Framework
7 13 (3.05%) WCF
7 13 (3.05%) ODBC
8 12 (2.82%) XSD
8 12 (2.82%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 12 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 11 (2.58%) Ajax
10 9 (2.11%) EDI
11 7 (1.64%) JMS
11 7 (1.64%) J2EE
12 6 (1.41%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.28%) Open Source
2 18 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.58%) Smartcard
4 11 (2.58%) Blackberry
5 10 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.35%) PKI
5 10 (2.35%) Smartphone
5 10 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.64%) Statistics
7 7 (1.64%) Clustering
8 6 (1.41%) PDA
8 6 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.41%) Replication
8 6 (1.41%) AS400
8 6 (1.41%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.41%) iSeries
9 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.17%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 176 (41.31%) Windows
2 119 (27.93%) Linux
3 83 (19.48%) UNIX
4 36 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (6.10%) Solaris
8 24 (5.63%) Windows XP
9 20 (4.69%) Windows 7
10 17 (3.99%) Windows Vista
11 15 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (3.52%) AIX
12 7 (1.64%) Windows 8
13 5 (1.17%) i5/OS
14 4 (0.94%) Embedded Linux
14 4 (0.94%) OS/400
14 4 (0.94%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.70%) zOS
15 3 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (12.21%) E-Commerce
2 42 (9.86%) Configuration Management
3 37 (8.69%) Migration
4 34 (7.98%) DevOps
5 32 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (7.28%) ITIL
7 29 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (4.46%) ETL
9 18 (4.23%) Project Management
9 18 (4.23%) Automated Testing
10 17 (3.99%) OO
10 17 (3.99%) Microservices
10 17 (3.99%) Quantitative Risk Management
11 16 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (3.76%) Network Management
11 16 (3.76%) Service Delivery
11 16 (3.76%) Validation
12 14 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.29%) Unit Testing
13 13 (3.05%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (20.42%) SQL
2 48 (11.27%) Java
3 42 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 41 (9.62%) PowerShell
5 35 (8.22%) Shell Script
6 32 (7.51%) C#
7 22 (5.16%) C
8 17 (3.99%) VB
9 13 (3.05%) VBScript
10 12 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 12 (2.82%) ActionScript
10 12 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.82%) ActionScript 2.0
11 11 (2.58%) Korn
12 10 (2.35%) AWK
12 10 (2.35%) Python
12 10 (2.35%) sed
13 9 (2.11%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.11%) PHP
14 8 (1.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (8.69%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.75%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (5.16%) CCNP
4 21 (4.93%) CCIE
4 21 (4.93%) CISSP
5 20 (4.69%) SC Cleared
6 19 (4.46%) Degree
7 18 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.29%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.05%) MCP
10 10 (2.35%) CCNA
10 10 (2.35%) A+ Certification
10 10 (2.35%) MCDST
10 10 (2.35%) MCITP
11 8 (1.88%) MCSE
12 7 (1.64%) IBM Certification
12 7 (1.64%) GIAC
12 7 (1.64%) GCIH
13 5 (1.17%) CEH
13 5 (1.17%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.87%) SLA
2 14 (3.29%) QA
3 7 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.47%) RosettaNet
5 2 (0.47%) WAI
5 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.05%) VMware ESX
4 11 (2.58%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (2.11%) vSphere
5 9 (2.11%) Firmware
5 9 (2.11%) Xen
6 8 (1.88%) Snort
7 7 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.17%) NFS
8 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.17%) PowerHA
9 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.94%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.70%) Squid
10 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.70%) XenApp
11 2 (0.47%) Postfix
11 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (9.62%) SCOM
2 36 (8.45%) Puppet
3 32 (7.51%) SCCM
4 21 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (2.11%) Nagios
6 9 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 6 (1.41%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.17%) Tivoli NetView
9 5 (1.17%) OPNET
9 5 (1.17%) Control-M
10 3 (0.70%) nmon
11 2 (0.47%) NetCrunch
11 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.47%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.47%) Cacti
12 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 132 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.32%) Oracle
3 42 (9.86%) VMware
4 37 (8.69%) Cisco
5 36 (8.45%) IBM
6 35 (8.22%) Citrix
7 32 (7.51%) Red Hat
8 24 (5.63%) HP
9 19 (4.46%) SAP
10 16 (3.76%) Sun
11 13 (3.05%) Reuters
11 13 (3.05%) Akamai
12 12 (2.82%) Bloomberg
12 12 (2.82%) Symantec
13 10 (2.35%) CQG
14 9 (2.11%) Clearswift
14 9 (2.11%) Google
14 9 (2.11%) Dell
15 8 (1.88%) Cognos
15 8 (1.88%) Informatica
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