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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 427 404 409
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing FTP 188 200 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 2.76% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 118 75
Average daily rate
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£330 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £505 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £323 £273
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +18.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £29.25 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -44 171 £334 -3.26% 41
London -9 78 £375 -6.25% 16
South East -18 31 £388 +10.71% 9
North West -6 19 £300 -6.97% 4
East of England +2 17 £450 +89.47% 6
North East - 15 £288 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 14 £288 - 1
Yorkshire -35 11 £288 -11.53%
City of London -6 10 £381 +8.92% 5
Hertfordshire -8 10 £475 +91.91% 4
West Yorkshire -20 10 £281 -19.64%
Leeds -23 10 £281 -18.47%
Scotland +2 9 £280 +24.44% 1
Lancashire - 8 £275 - 2
Berkshire +9 7 £500 +28.20% 2
Surrey -5 7 £338 -10.00%
Hampshire -5 7 £375 +7.14% 2
Buckinghamshire - 7 £418 - 1
Blackpool - 7 £275 -
Sunderland - 6 £288 - 1
Edinburgh -1 5 £280 +33.33% 1
Manchester -6 5 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £275 -
Burnley - 5 £275 -
Essex -17 4 £325 +96.96%
Ealing - 4 £330 -
Merseyside - 4 - -
Epsom - 4 - -
Liverpool - 4 - -
Newbury - 4 - -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 126 (36.73%) Linux
2 114 (33.24%) HTTP
3 100 (29.15%) DNS
4 97 (28.28%) TCP/IP
5 95 (27.70%) Microsoft
6 88 (25.66%) SQL
7 86 (25.07%) Windows
8 80 (23.32%) SSL
9 79 (23.03%) DHCP
10 75 (21.87%) .NET
11 66 (19.24%) Configuration Management
12 63 (18.37%) IPsec
12 63 (18.37%) VMware
13 60 (17.49%) SQL Server
14 59 (17.20%) UNIX
15 56 (16.33%) Oracle
16 55 (16.03%) Java
16 55 (16.03%) Finance
17 52 (15.16%) IIS
17 52 (15.16%) Puppet
18 49 (14.29%) IBM
18 49 (14.29%) Firewall
19 47 (13.70%) XML
19 47 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
20 46 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 45 (13.12%) Jenkins
22 44 (12.83%) Opscode Chef
23 42 (12.24%) Relational Database
24 41 (11.95%) DevOps
25 39 (11.37%) RDBMS

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 52 (15.16%) IIS
2 35 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 35 (10.20%) WebSphere
3 31 (9.04%) Apache
4 27 (7.87%) Jetty
4 27 (7.87%) nginx
5 23 (6.71%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.66%) CICS
7 11 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (2.92%) MS Exchange
9 8 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (2.04%) Lync
11 6 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.46%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.46%) Mule
13 4 (1.17%) Apache Solr
13 4 (1.17%) Mule ESB
13 4 (1.17%) MQSeries
13 4 (1.17%) PowerExchange
14 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.21%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.29%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.92%) Maximo
2 6 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.87%) BusinessWare
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.29%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.50%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.29%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (7.29%) Amazon EC2
2 25 (7.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 25 (7.29%) Google App Engine
3 12 (3.50%) SaaS
4 11 (3.21%) PaaS
5 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (33.24%) HTTP
2 100 (29.15%) DNS
3 97 (28.28%) TCP/IP
4 80 (23.32%) SSL
5 79 (23.03%) DHCP
6 63 (18.37%) IPsec
7 49 (14.29%) Firewall
8 33 (9.62%) SMTP
9 29 (8.45%) VPN
10 27 (7.87%) SSH
11 25 (7.29%) HTTPS
12 21 (6.12%) Wireless
13 19 (5.54%) NAS
14 17 (4.96%) VoIP
14 17 (4.96%) WAN
15 16 (4.66%) LAN
15 16 (4.66%) Telnet
16 15 (4.37%) SAN
17 13 (3.79%) Internet
17 13 (3.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.49%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 39 (11.37%) RDBMS
4 34 (9.91%) MongoDB
5 33 (9.62%) MySQL
6 26 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (7.00%) DB2
8 24 (7.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (6.71%) NoSQL
10 22 (6.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (4.08%) IMS/DB
12 11 (3.21%) Oracle Database
13 9 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (2.04%) SQLite
15 6 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (1.46%) Oracle Discoverer
16 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
17 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
17 4 (1.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 45 (13.12%) Jenkins
2 31 (9.04%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.50%) JIRA
4 8 (2.33%) Subversion
4 8 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.46%) Selenium
5 5 (1.46%) Trac
6 4 (1.17%) Redmine
7 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.87%) Toad
7 3 (0.87%) JUnit
7 3 (0.87%) Bugzilla
7 3 (0.87%) ChangeMan
8 2 (0.58%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.58%) Hudson
8 2 (0.58%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.58%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.58%) Artifactory
General
1 55 (16.03%) Finance
2 29 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 28 (8.16%) Banking
4 18 (5.25%) General Ledger
5 17 (4.96%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.62%) Retail
7 7 (2.04%) Publishing
8 6 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.75%) Marketing
9 5 (1.46%) Back Office
10 4 (1.17%) Electronics
10 4 (1.17%) Legal
11 3 (0.87%) Front Office
11 3 (0.87%) Local Government
12 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.58%) French Language
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
13 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (16.33%) Analyst
2 48 (13.99%) Developer
3 23 (6.71%) Programmer
3 23 (6.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (5.54%) VB Programmer
5 16 (4.66%) Network Engineer
6 15 (4.37%) Consultant
6 15 (4.37%) Architect
7 13 (3.79%) Test Analyst
8 12 (3.50%) Tester
8 12 (3.50%) Support Analyst
8 12 (3.50%) Administrator
9 11 (3.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (2.92%) Support Engineer
10 10 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.92%) BizTalk Developer
11 9 (2.62%) Applications Support
12 8 (2.33%) Senior Developer
12 8 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (21.87%) .NET
2 47 (13.70%) XML
3 33 (9.62%) Web Services
4 28 (8.16%) J2EE
5 26 (7.58%) Servlets
6 23 (6.71%) HTML
7 16 (4.66%) SOAP
8 14 (4.08%) WCF
9 12 (3.50%) JSON
9 12 (3.50%) REST
10 10 (2.92%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.04%) EDI
11 7 (2.04%) .NET Compact Framework
12 6 (1.75%) JMS
13 5 (1.46%) EDIFACT
14 4 (1.17%) cXML
14 4 (1.17%) ISPF
14 4 (1.17%) Middleware
14 4 (1.17%) XSD
14 4 (1.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.79%) Mainframe
3 12 (3.50%) GIS
3 12 (3.50%) Data Integration
4 11 (3.21%) AS400
4 11 (3.21%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.33%) Clustering
5 8 (2.33%) PKI
6 7 (2.04%) Device Driver
6 7 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.75%) Video on Demand
7 6 (1.75%) SWIFT
7 6 (1.75%) iSeries
8 5 (1.46%) TRADACOMS
8 5 (1.46%) Replication
8 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.46%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 126 (36.73%) Linux
2 86 (25.07%) Windows
3 59 (17.20%) UNIX
4 23 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.79%) MVS
7 13 (3.79%) Solaris
8 12 (3.50%) AIX
9 11 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
11 7 (2.04%) Windows CE
12 6 (1.75%) CentOS
13 5 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.46%) HPUX
14 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.87%) VMS
14 3 (0.87%) Debian
14 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.58%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.24%) Configuration Management
2 47 (13.70%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (11.95%) DevOps
4 38 (11.08%) Open Source
5 34 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (9.33%) Automated Testing
7 19 (5.54%) ETL
7 19 (5.54%) Microservices
8 18 (5.25%) SOA
9 17 (4.96%) Migration
10 16 (4.66%) Unit Testing
11 14 (4.08%) OO
12 13 (3.79%) Capacity Management
13 12 (3.50%) OOP
14 11 (3.21%) ITIL
14 11 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (3.21%) SDLC
14 11 (3.21%) Target Operating Model
15 10 (2.92%) Patch Management
15 10 (2.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (25.66%) SQL
2 55 (16.03%) Java
3 26 (7.58%) VB
4 23 (6.71%) C
5 22 (6.41%) VB6
6 20 (5.83%) C#
7 19 (5.54%) Shell Script
7 19 (5.54%) JCL
8 17 (4.96%) COBOL
9 15 (4.37%) VBA
10 13 (3.79%) Python
10 13 (3.79%) JavaScript
11 12 (3.50%) PL/SQL
11 12 (3.50%) PowerShell
12 10 (2.92%) ActionScript 2.0
12 10 (2.92%) ActionScript
13 9 (2.62%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.04%) RPG
14 7 (2.04%) Perl
15 6 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (4.96%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.66%) CCNP
5 11 (3.21%) Degree
6 8 (2.33%) CCNA
6 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.04%) RHCE
8 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.75%) MCP
8 6 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.58%) CCIE
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.58%) MCSE
9 2 (0.58%) ISEB
9 2 (0.58%) CCSE
9 2 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.21%) SLA
2 8 (2.33%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
4 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.29%) BS7799
4 1 (0.29%) GAAP
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.83%) Xen
3 19 (5.54%) Active Directory
4 14 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (3.50%) Firmware
6 11 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.04%) vSphere
7 7 (2.04%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.75%) Postfix
8 6 (1.75%) XenApp
9 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.17%) Snort
9 4 (1.17%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (1.17%) SpamAssassin
9 4 (1.17%) Docker
10 3 (0.87%) qmail
10 3 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.58%) NFS
11 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (15.16%) Puppet
2 44 (12.83%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.37%) Control-M
4 13 (3.79%) SCOM
5 12 (3.50%) NetBackup
6 8 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (2.04%) NetCrunch
8 6 (1.75%) MOM
8 6 (1.75%) SELinux
9 5 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.46%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.46%) Nagios
10 4 (1.17%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.87%) Netcool
11 3 (0.87%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.87%) Iperf
12 2 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.58%) Tivoli NetView
13 1 (0.29%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 95 (27.70%) Microsoft
2 63 (18.37%) VMware
3 56 (16.33%) Oracle
4 49 (14.29%) IBM
5 39 (11.37%) Cisco
6 26 (7.58%) Google
7 23 (6.71%) Citrix
8 21 (6.12%) HP
9 18 (5.25%) Red Hat
10 17 (4.96%) Symantec
11 15 (4.37%) CheckPoint
11 15 (4.37%) SAP
12 13 (3.79%) Juniper
13 12 (3.50%) Blue Coat
14 11 (3.21%) Dell
15 10 (2.92%) ESRI
16 9 (2.62%) Sun
17 8 (2.33%) Avaya
17 8 (2.33%) Cognos
17 8 (2.33%) Veritas
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £23.75 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £0 - £120,000+ per year
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
ABRS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago