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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 480 420 417
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -3
Contract jobs citing FTP 168 249 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 3.13% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 154 136
Median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £546 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.05% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.53 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.31% -46.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-30.31% -46.18%

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
8275 7958 8464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.70% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4574 4675
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 548 479
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 September 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 September 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 -49 157 £413 -2.94% 40
London -15 52 £411 +2.81% 8
South East -13 33 £395 +12.85% 6
North West +7 21 £411 -8.61% 12
Berkshire +4 17 £363 -13.69%
East of England -11 16 £488 +50.00% 6
Yorkshire -5 15 £463 -8.95% 1
City of London +17 12 £459 +41.07% 4
West Yorkshire +9 10 £420 -21.16% 1
Merseyside +14 9 £524 +39.66% 3
Norwich - 9 £500 -
East Midlands - 9 £400 - 1
Norfolk - 9 £500 -
Slough +10 8 £363 +1.39%
Manchester -19 8 £375 -21.05% 2
Liverpool +14 7 £461 +23.00% 3
Scotland +13 7 £405 +15.46%
Leeds 0 7 - - 1
Derbyshire - 7 £455 - 1
Buckinghamshire +24 6 £550 +57.14% 1
Edinburgh +19 6 - -
Milton Keynes +13 6 £550 +57.14% 1
North East -37 6 £492 -1.70%
Tyne and Wear -47 6 £492 -3.62%
Hampshire +16 5 £313 - 2
Surrey -1 5 £425 -5.55%
South Yorkshire -1 5 £500 +23.45%
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 5 £492 -3.62%
Lancashire +22 4 - - 2
Skelmersdale +1 4 - -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 159 (39.85%) HTTP
2 150 (37.59%) Windows
3 135 (33.83%) Linux
4 121 (30.33%) Unix
5 110 (27.57%) TCP/IP
6 109 (27.32%) Microsoft
7 93 (23.31%) DNS
8 91 (22.81%) Finance
9 83 (20.80%) Firewall
10 81 (20.30%) Java
11 77 (19.30%) Oracle
12 76 (19.05%) SQL Server
13 75 (18.80%) VMware
14 71 (17.79%) SQL
15 69 (17.29%) IPsec
16 68 (17.04%) DHCP
17 67 (16.79%) WebSphere
18 65 (16.29%) IBM
19 64 (16.04%) SSL
20 60 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
21 59 (14.79%) Puppet
22 58 (14.54%) Python
22 58 (14.54%) IIS
22 58 (14.54%) SSH
23 57 (14.29%) HP
24 55 (13.78%) Red Hat
25 53 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
26 52 (13.03%) DevOps
26 52 (13.03%) Internet
27 51 (12.78%) MySQL

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 67 (16.79%) WebSphere
2 58 (14.54%) IIS
3 38 (9.52%) Apache
3 38 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 35 (8.77%) nginx
5 31 (7.77%) Jetty
5 31 (7.77%) Mongrel
6 22 (5.51%) MQSeries
7 18 (4.51%) MS Exchange
8 15 (3.76%) Skype for Business
9 13 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (2.26%) SharePoint
11 8 (2.01%) JBoss
11 8 (2.01%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.25%) iPlanet
12 5 (1.25%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
13 4 (1.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
13 4 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.51%) MS Office
3 15 (3.76%) MS Project
4 6 (1.50%) ProjectWise
5 5 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.25%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.75%) Unica
4 2 (0.50%) Exstream
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.25%) Maximo
5 1 (0.25%) Movex
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.25%) TrackWise
5 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (4.51%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (3.76%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (3.76%) Google App Engine
4 15 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (2.51%) Boomi
5 10 (2.51%) Office 365
6 5 (1.25%) IaaS
7 4 (1.00%) PaaS
7 4 (1.00%) SaaS
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.75%) Route 53
8 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.50%) HP Helion
9 2 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 159 (39.85%) HTTP
2 110 (27.57%) TCP/IP
3 93 (23.31%) DNS
4 83 (20.80%) Firewall
5 69 (17.29%) IPsec
6 68 (17.04%) DHCP
7 64 (16.04%) SSL
8 58 (14.54%) SSH
9 52 (13.03%) Internet
10 49 (12.28%) VPN
11 46 (11.53%) HTTPS
12 45 (11.28%) SMTP
13 32 (8.02%) NAS
14 28 (7.02%) SAN
15 26 (6.52%) LDAP
16 24 (6.02%) Network Security
17 19 (4.76%) SNMP
18 17 (4.26%) BGP
19 15 (3.76%) OSPF
20 14 (3.51%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 51 (12.78%) MySQL
3 26 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 22 (5.51%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (5.01%) Oracle Database
5 20 (5.01%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (3.26%) RDBMS
9 12 (3.01%) DB2
10 10 (2.51%) NoSQL
11 9 (2.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.75%) Big Data
12 7 (1.75%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.50%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.00%) MS Access
14 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.75%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 46 (11.53%) Jenkins
2 38 (9.52%) Travis CI
3 11 (2.76%) XMLSpy
4 8 (2.01%) ClearCase
4 8 (2.01%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (1.75%) StarTeam
5 7 (1.75%) Toad
6 6 (1.50%) Subversion
6 6 (1.50%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (1.25%) HP UFT
7 5 (1.25%) JIRA
7 5 (1.25%) Metasploit
7 5 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.75%) ChangeMan
8 3 (0.75%) JMeter
8 3 (0.75%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.75%) Selenium
8 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 91 (22.81%) Finance
2 24 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.26%) Banking
4 16 (4.01%) Marketing
5 14 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.01%) Electronics
7 10 (2.51%) Law
8 8 (2.01%) Retail
9 5 (1.25%) Advertising
9 5 (1.25%) Games
9 5 (1.25%) Legal
9 5 (1.25%) Publishing
10 3 (0.75%) Back Office
10 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.75%) Local Government
11 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.25%) Front Office
12 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 66 (16.54%) Developer
2 38 (9.52%) Analyst
3 33 (8.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 31 (7.77%) Architect
5 27 (6.77%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (5.01%) Consultant
6 20 (5.01%) Network Engineer
6 20 (5.01%) Project Manager
6 20 (5.01%) Support Engineer
7 14 (3.51%) Administrator
7 14 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (3.51%) Integration Architect
7 14 (3.51%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 14 (3.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 12 (3.01%) Technical Developer
9 11 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (2.76%) Technical Leader
10 10 (2.51%) ETL Developer
10 10 (2.51%) Test Analyst
10 10 (2.51%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (12.28%) Middleware
1 49 (12.28%) XML
2 48 (12.03%) Web Services
3 45 (11.28%) SOAP
4 35 (8.77%) .NET
4 35 (8.77%) ISPF
5 34 (8.52%) HTML
6 33 (8.27%) J2EE
6 33 (8.27%) Servlets
7 31 (7.77%) CSS
8 28 (7.02%) LAMP
9 25 (6.27%) WebSphere MQ
10 24 (6.02%) REST
11 21 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
12 19 (4.76%) XSLT
13 18 (4.51%) LAPP Stack
14 17 (4.26%) JMS
15 15 (3.76%) IBM Integration Bus
16 12 (3.01%) XSD
17 11 (2.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (11.03%) Management Information System
3 36 (9.02%) Data Centre
3 36 (9.02%) Mainframe
4 26 (6.52%) Tandem
5 23 (5.76%) Virtual Team
6 21 (5.26%) iSeries
7 16 (4.01%) Client/Server
7 16 (4.01%) DataPower
8 14 (3.51%) CESG
8 14 (3.51%) Cryptography
9 13 (3.26%) Clustering
10 11 (2.76%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (2.76%) iPad
11 10 (2.51%) Computer Science
11 10 (2.51%) PKI
12 6 (1.50%) Fixed Income
13 5 (1.25%) AS400
13 5 (1.25%) e-Learning
13 5 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 150 (37.59%) Windows
2 135 (33.83%) Linux
3 121 (30.33%) Unix
4 31 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.76%) Windows Server
6 20 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (4.01%) Windows Vista
7 16 (4.01%) zOS
8 15 (3.76%) AIX
8 15 (3.76%) SUSE
9 14 (3.51%) Solaris
10 13 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.76%) CentOS
12 11 (2.76%) MVS
13 8 (2.01%) Debian
14 7 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.50%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.00%) Android
17 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
2 52 (13.03%) DevOps
3 51 (12.78%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (11.53%) Migration
4 46 (11.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (9.77%) Change Management
6 38 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 33 (8.27%) Service Delivery
8 30 (7.52%) Project Management
9 28 (7.02%) ITIL
9 28 (7.02%) Open Source
9 28 (7.02%) SOA
10 24 (6.02%) Risk Management
11 23 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (5.76%) SDLC
12 22 (5.51%) B2B
13 21 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
13 21 (5.26%) ETL
13 21 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
14 20 (5.01%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.30%) Java
2 71 (17.79%) SQL
3 58 (14.54%) Python
4 46 (11.53%) Perl
5 44 (11.03%) Bash Shell
6 38 (9.52%) JCL
7 28 (7.02%) PHP
8 27 (6.77%) JavaScript
9 24 (6.02%) Shell Script
10 21 (5.26%) REXX
11 20 (5.01%) Ruby
12 13 (3.26%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.26%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.76%) C
14 10 (2.51%) C#
15 8 (2.01%) ActionScript
15 8 (2.01%) ActionScript 2.0
15 8 (2.01%) R
16 6 (1.50%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (12.53%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.77%) Degree
4 24 (6.02%) CISSP
5 17 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (3.76%) CEH
7 14 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
8 12 (3.01%) CCNA
8 12 (3.01%) CCNP
9 9 (2.26%) CISA
9 9 (2.26%) JNCIS
10 7 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.75%) CISM
10 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.25%) ISEB
11 5 (1.25%) MCSA
12 4 (1.00%) CCIE
13 3 (0.75%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.51%) QA
2 9 (2.26%) RMADS
2 9 (2.26%) SLA
3 8 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.25%) HL7
4 5 (1.25%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.00%) BS7799
5 4 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.75%) ISO20022
6 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.50%) GxP
7 2 (0.50%) WCAG
8 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.25%) SEPA
System Software
1 60 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (10.28%) Active Directory
3 35 (8.77%) Time Sharing Option
4 20 (5.01%) Samba
4 20 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (4.51%) Xen
6 15 (3.76%) Sendmail
7 11 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (2.01%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 6 (1.50%) HDFS
9 6 (1.50%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.50%) NFS
9 6 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.50%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.25%) StorNext
11 4 (1.00%) XenApp
12 3 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.75%) PowerHA
12 3 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (14.79%) Puppet
2 30 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (5.76%) Nagios
4 16 (4.01%) OpenView
5 10 (2.51%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.26%) SCCM
7 8 (2.01%) SCOM
7 8 (2.01%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.75%) Control-M
8 7 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.50%) Ansible
10 5 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
10 5 (1.25%) Cacti
10 5 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.00%) vRealize
12 3 (0.75%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.75%) Piwik
Vendors
1 109 (27.32%) Microsoft
2 77 (19.30%) Oracle
3 75 (18.80%) VMware
4 65 (16.29%) IBM
5 57 (14.29%) HP
6 55 (13.78%) Red Hat
7 46 (11.53%) Cisco
8 28 (7.02%) CheckPoint
8 28 (7.02%) Citrix
9 26 (6.52%) NetApp
10 24 (6.02%) F5
11 21 (5.26%) SAP
12 19 (4.76%) Google
13 17 (4.26%) Juniper
14 15 (3.76%) Opsware
15 13 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
16 12 (3.01%) Dell
16 12 (3.01%) Symantec
17 11 (2.76%) BMC
18 10 (2.51%) Fortinet
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