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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 398 422 459
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +37
Contract jobs citing FTP 241 203 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 2.45% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 117 71
Average daily rate
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£410 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £234 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.53 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.41% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.95 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £85.30 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £29.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-26.41% -13.97%

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
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 232 £413 +17.85% 47
London -8 76 £391 -2.18% 18
South East -8 56 £360 -4.00% 7
North East - 28 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 26 £510 - 1
East of England +3 25 £450 +33.33% 4
North West -16 24 £448 +38.75% 7
Berkshire +7 22 £420 +76.84% 1
City of London +7 20 £373 -14.85% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £510 - 1
Yorkshire -17 18 £405 - 4
Hertfordshire +10 17 £475 +80.95%
Manchester -2 13 £475 +47.28% 4
Surrey -4 12 £450 +20.00% 1
South Yorkshire -1 11 £390 -
West Sussex - 10 £350 -
Reading -5 9 £425 +70.00%
Crawley - 9 £350 -
Sheffield - 9 £390 -
Stevenage -1 8 - -
Newbury -3 8 - -
West Yorkshire -22 7 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 7 £350 -
Leeds -23 6 £516 - 3
Milton Keynes - 6 £350 -
Bromley - 6 £550 -
Cheshire -16 5 £400 +17.64% 1
Warrington - 5 £400 -
Scotland -6 4 £351 +59.66% 1
Essex -10 4 £325 +62.50%

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 170 (40.28%) Linux
2 147 (34.83%) HTTP
3 142 (33.65%) Microsoft
4 140 (33.18%) DNS
5 137 (32.46%) TCP/IP
6 117 (27.73%) .NET
7 116 (27.49%) DHCP
8 109 (25.83%) Windows
9 103 (24.41%) VMware
10 102 (24.17%) SQL
11 97 (22.99%) UNIX
12 90 (21.33%) Java
13 89 (21.09%) IPsec
14 87 (20.62%) SSL
14 87 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 85 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
16 84 (19.91%) IIS
17 78 (18.48%) Firewall
18 77 (18.25%) IBM
19 74 (17.54%) SQL Server
20 72 (17.06%) Configuration Management
20 72 (17.06%) WebSphere
21 68 (16.11%) Oracle
21 68 (16.11%) Cisco
21 68 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
22 64 (15.17%) Finance
23 63 (14.93%) SMTP
24 62 (14.69%) Tomcat
24 62 (14.69%) Jenkins
25 59 (13.98%) J2EE

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 84 (19.91%) IIS
2 72 (17.06%) WebSphere
3 62 (14.69%) Tomcat
4 56 (13.27%) Jetty
4 56 (13.27%) nginx
5 54 (12.80%) Apache
6 40 (9.48%) SharePoint
7 21 (4.98%) CICS
8 13 (3.08%) MS Exchange
9 12 (2.84%) Lync
10 10 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.18%) Mule
12 5 (1.18%) Drupal
12 5 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.95%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.95%) Mule ESB
13 4 (0.95%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.16%) MS Office
3 4 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.47%) MS Project
4 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.84%) Maximo
2 6 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.24%) Agresso
6 1 (0.24%) BusinessWare
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 68 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (13.27%) Amazon EC2
2 56 (13.27%) Google App Engine
2 56 (13.27%) Google Cloud Platform
3 53 (12.56%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (3.55%) SaaS
5 12 (2.84%) PaaS
6 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (1.18%) GitHub
8 3 (0.71%) IaaS
9 2 (0.47%) Office 365
10 1 (0.24%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 147 (34.83%) HTTP
2 140 (33.18%) DNS
3 137 (32.46%) TCP/IP
4 116 (27.49%) DHCP
5 89 (21.09%) IPsec
6 87 (20.62%) SSL
7 78 (18.48%) Firewall
8 63 (14.93%) SMTP
9 54 (12.80%) SSH
10 44 (10.43%) VPN
11 39 (9.24%) LAN
12 35 (8.29%) HTTPS
13 29 (6.87%) Cisco ASA
14 27 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (5.92%) WAN
16 24 (5.69%) Wireless
17 23 (5.45%) VoIP
17 23 (5.45%) SAN
18 22 (5.21%) NAS
18 22 (5.21%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 27 (6.40%) Relational Database
3 26 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (5.69%) SQL Server 2000
5 19 (4.50%) RDBMS
5 19 (4.50%) DB2
6 15 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.32%) IMS/DB
8 13 (3.08%) Oracle Database
8 13 (3.08%) MySQL
9 12 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.66%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.18%) SQLite
13 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.95%) MS Access
13 4 (0.95%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 62 (14.69%) Jenkins
2 26 (6.16%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.37%) JIRA
4 8 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (1.90%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.66%) GitLab
6 6 (1.42%) Subversion
7 5 (1.18%) Trac
7 5 (1.18%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.18%) Toad
8 4 (0.95%) Redmine
8 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.71%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.71%) Ant
9 3 (0.71%) JUnit
9 3 (0.71%) Selenium
9 3 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 64 (15.17%) Finance
2 33 (7.82%) Banking
3 29 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 29 (6.87%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.03%) General Ledger
5 8 (1.90%) Retail
6 7 (1.66%) Marketing
7 6 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.18%) Publishing
8 5 (1.18%) Front Office
8 5 (1.18%) Back Office
9 4 (0.95%) Electronics
10 3 (0.71%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.47%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (16.35%) Developer
2 55 (13.03%) Analyst
3 37 (8.77%) Network Engineer
4 31 (7.35%) Consultant
5 23 (5.45%) Administrator
6 22 (5.21%) Programmer
7 19 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (4.03%) Architect
9 14 (3.32%) Tester
9 14 (3.32%) VB Programmer
10 13 (3.08%) DevOps Consultant
11 12 (2.84%) Support Engineer
11 12 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.61%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (2.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.37%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (2.37%) Linux Administrator
13 10 (2.37%) BizTalk Developer
14 9 (2.13%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (27.73%) .NET
2 59 (13.98%) J2EE
3 56 (13.27%) Servlets
4 50 (11.85%) XML
5 44 (10.43%) Web Services
6 41 (9.72%) HTML
7 23 (5.45%) CSS
7 23 (5.45%) SOAP
8 19 (4.50%) Middleware
9 18 (4.27%) REST
10 15 (3.55%) 802.1X
11 14 (3.32%) jQuery
12 11 (2.61%) ASP.NET
13 10 (2.37%) RSS
13 10 (2.37%) HTML5
13 10 (2.37%) JSON
14 9 (2.13%) WCF
14 9 (2.13%) .NET Framework
14 9 (2.13%) JDBC
15 8 (1.90%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.16%) Mainframe
3 15 (3.55%) Client/Server
3 15 (3.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (3.32%) Data Integration
5 13 (3.08%) Clustering
6 12 (2.84%) GIS
7 10 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.37%) PKI
7 10 (2.37%) Social Media
8 9 (2.13%) AS400
9 7 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (1.42%) TRADACOMS
10 6 (1.42%) Video on Demand
10 6 (1.42%) VSAM
10 6 (1.42%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.18%) DataPower
11 5 (1.18%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 170 (40.28%) Linux
2 109 (25.83%) Windows
3 97 (22.99%) UNIX
4 24 (5.69%) Solaris
5 20 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (3.08%) MVS
10 12 (2.84%) AIX
11 10 (2.37%) Mac OS
12 8 (1.90%) zOS
13 6 (1.42%) SUSE
13 6 (1.42%) CentOS
13 6 (1.42%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (1.18%) HPUX
14 5 (1.18%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.71%) VMS
15 3 (0.71%) Debian
15 3 (0.71%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (17.06%) Configuration Management
3 51 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (10.90%) DevOps
5 41 (9.72%) Unit Testing
6 38 (9.00%) Open Source
7 36 (8.53%) Automated Testing
8 33 (7.82%) ITIL
9 24 (5.69%) SOA
10 23 (5.45%) ETL
10 23 (5.45%) SDLC
11 17 (4.03%) Migration
12 16 (3.79%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (3.55%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (3.55%) Change Control
14 14 (3.32%) Capacity Management
14 14 (3.32%) Patch Management
14 14 (3.32%) Content Management
15 13 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (3.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (24.17%) SQL
2 90 (21.33%) Java
3 39 (9.24%) VB
4 28 (6.64%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.92%) C#
6 23 (5.45%) C
7 22 (5.21%) VBA
7 22 (5.21%) PowerShell
8 21 (4.98%) VB6
9 20 (4.74%) JCL
10 19 (4.50%) Shell Script
11 18 (4.27%) ActionScript
12 16 (3.79%) PHP
13 15 (3.55%) Perl
13 15 (3.55%) COBOL
14 13 (3.08%) VB.NET
15 12 (2.84%) Python
16 11 (2.61%) PL/SQL
17 10 (2.37%) C++
17 10 (2.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (10.66%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (5.21%) CCNA
5 20 (4.74%) CCNP
6 13 (3.08%) Degree
7 9 (2.13%) CCENT
7 9 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (1.90%) CCSE
9 7 (1.66%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.42%) MCP
10 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.42%) RHCE
11 4 (0.95%) ISEB
11 4 (0.95%) MBA
11 4 (0.95%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.71%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.71%) CCSA
12 3 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.64%) SLA
2 10 (2.37%) QA
3 4 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
4 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.24%) BS7799
4 1 (0.24%) GAAP
4 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (10.19%) Xen
3 26 (6.16%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (3.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (2.84%) Time Sharing Option
7 9 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (2.13%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.66%) Snort
9 6 (1.42%) NFS
9 6 (1.42%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.42%) Firmware
9 6 (1.42%) RACF
9 6 (1.42%) Postfix
9 6 (1.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 6 (1.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 5 (1.18%) vSphere
10 5 (1.18%) Samba
11 4 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 4 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 48 (11.37%) Puppet
2 43 (10.19%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.27%) NetBackup
3 18 (4.27%) SCOM
4 14 (3.32%) Control-M
5 8 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.42%) OMEGAMON
6 6 (1.42%) MOM
6 6 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (1.42%) NetCrunch
6 6 (1.42%) SELinux
6 6 (1.42%) zSecure
7 5 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.18%) Nagios
8 4 (0.95%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.95%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.95%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.71%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.71%) Cacti
Vendors
1 142 (33.65%) Microsoft
2 103 (24.41%) VMware
3 77 (18.25%) IBM
4 68 (16.11%) Cisco
4 68 (16.11%) Oracle
5 56 (13.27%) Google
6 28 (6.64%) CheckPoint
7 27 (6.40%) HP
7 27 (6.40%) Juniper
8 25 (5.92%) Citrix
9 24 (5.69%) Red Hat
10 22 (5.21%) SAP
11 21 (4.98%) Blue Coat
12 20 (4.74%) Symantec
13 17 (4.03%) Veritas
14 15 (3.55%) Websense
15 12 (2.84%) ESRI
15 12 (2.84%) CA
16 11 (2.61%) Remedy
16 11 (2.61%) Aruba
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Intapeople
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
EMBL-EBI Hinxton near Cambridge
EMBL
Rate: monthly salary starting at £2,670.64/£3,039.74 free of UK income tax plus mobility and other allowances where applicable
Posted: 27 days ago