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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 422 426 370
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -56
Contract jobs citing FTP 184 169 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 2.36% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 92 98
Average daily rate
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£325 £353 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £180 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +85.71%

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
8032 7164 6888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.22% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4510 3914 3417
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 393 544
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -11 164 £325 -10.95% 24
London +4 62 £400 -1.47% 6
South East -12 31 £410 +3.79% 8
North East - 21 £288 -
North West +3 20 £300 +27.45% 4
Tyne and Wear - 20 £288 -
East of England +15 15 £425 +157.57% 4
Sunderland - 15 £288 -
Yorkshire -29 13 £288 -11.53% 1
Scotland +2 12 £300 +31.86% 1
Leeds -9 12 £281 -18.47% 1
West Yorkshire -10 12 £281 -19.64% 1
Hampshire +10 11 £325 -23.52% 1
Hertfordshire +2 10 £450 +81.81% 2
Berkshire +7 9 £450 +114.28% 1
Lancashire +16 8 £275 - 1
City of London +7 8 £425 -8.10% 3
Blackpool - 7 £275 -
Manchester +1 6 £550 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £425 - 3
Edinburgh +4 5 £280 +31.76%
Essex -1 5 £248 +50.00%
East Midlands -2 5 £400 +4.57%
Farnborough - 5 £245 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £275 -
Burnley - 5 £275 -
Northampton +2 4 £400 -29.20%
Northamptonshire 0 4 £400 -29.20%
Brentwood -2 4 £248 +50.00%
West Lothian - 4 £300 -

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 125 (36.66%) Linux
2 111 (32.55%) HTTP
3 107 (31.38%) Microsoft
4 103 (30.21%) Windows
5 102 (29.91%) TCP/IP
6 99 (29.03%) SQL
7 96 (28.15%) DNS
8 88 (25.81%) .NET
9 80 (23.46%) SSL
10 77 (22.58%) DHCP
11 72 (21.11%) SQL Server
12 66 (19.35%) Configuration Management
13 63 (18.48%) UNIX
14 60 (17.60%) Oracle
15 57 (16.72%) Java
16 56 (16.42%) IIS
16 56 (16.42%) VMware
17 55 (16.13%) IPsec
18 54 (15.84%) Finance
19 52 (15.25%) Puppet
20 51 (14.96%) XML
21 50 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
22 48 (14.08%) Relational Database
23 47 (13.78%) IBM
24 45 (13.20%) Jenkins
25 44 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
26 43 (12.61%) DevOps
27 42 (12.32%) Firewall
28 41 (12.02%) Web Services
28 41 (12.02%) RDBMS

FTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 56 (16.42%) IIS
2 37 (10.85%) WebSphere
3 36 (10.56%) Tomcat
4 30 (8.80%) Apache
5 26 (7.62%) Jetty
5 26 (7.62%) nginx
6 16 (4.69%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.76%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.76%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.17%) Mule ESB
9 4 (1.17%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.17%) Mule
9 4 (1.17%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.17%) JBoss
9 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.17%) PowerExchange
10 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (10.85%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.45%) MS Office
3 5 (1.47%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.59%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.59%) InDesign
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.59%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.29%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Maximo
2 7 (2.05%) Markit EDM
3 6 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.88%) BusinessWare
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.59%) Aligne
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.59%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.59%) ZaiNet
7 2 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.59%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 41 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.33%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (7.33%) Amazon EC2
2 25 (7.33%) Google App Engine
2 25 (7.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.93%) SaaS
5 9 (2.64%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (32.55%) HTTP
2 102 (29.91%) TCP/IP
3 96 (28.15%) DNS
4 80 (23.46%) SSL
5 77 (22.58%) DHCP
6 55 (16.13%) IPsec
7 42 (12.32%) Firewall
8 29 (8.50%) SMTP
9 25 (7.33%) SSH
10 23 (6.74%) HTTPS
11 18 (5.28%) NAS
11 18 (5.28%) VPN
12 16 (4.69%) Internet
13 14 (4.11%) WAN
13 14 (4.11%) SAN
14 12 (3.52%) Telnet
15 11 (3.23%) LAN
15 11 (3.23%) Wireless
16 9 (2.64%) VLAN
17 8 (2.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (21.11%) SQL Server
2 48 (14.08%) Relational Database
3 41 (12.02%) RDBMS
4 34 (9.97%) MongoDB
5 33 (9.68%) MySQL
6 30 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (8.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 24 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (6.74%) NoSQL
10 21 (6.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (4.40%) DB2
12 10 (2.93%) Oracle Database
12 10 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (2.05%) SQLite
15 6 (1.76%) DTS
16 5 (1.47%) Oracle Discoverer
16 5 (1.47%) MS Access
16 5 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (13.20%) Jenkins
2 28 (8.21%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.11%) Subversion
4 12 (3.52%) JIRA
5 8 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.35%) Toad
6 7 (2.05%) Selenium
7 6 (1.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (1.47%) Trac
8 5 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.17%) Redmine
10 3 (0.88%) JUnit
10 3 (0.88%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.88%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.88%) Hudson
10 3 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (15.84%) Finance
2 32 (9.38%) Banking
3 31 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 17 (4.99%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.11%) Retail
6 10 (2.93%) Publishing
7 8 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 7 (2.05%) Marketing
9 5 (1.47%) Electronics
9 5 (1.47%) Legal
10 4 (1.17%) Military
10 4 (1.17%) Front Office
10 4 (1.17%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.88%) Back Office
12 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.59%) French Language
12 2 (0.59%) Local Government
12 2 (0.59%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 62 (18.18%) Analyst
2 55 (16.13%) Developer
3 27 (7.92%) Programmer
4 23 (6.74%) Consultant
5 22 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (6.16%) VB Programmer
7 17 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (4.11%) Support Analyst
8 14 (4.11%) Architect
9 13 (3.81%) Test Analyst
9 13 (3.81%) Tester
10 12 (3.52%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.52%) Software Developer
11 10 (2.93%) Web Engineer
11 10 (2.93%) Administrator
11 10 (2.93%) Network Engineer
12 9 (2.64%) BizTalk Developer
12 9 (2.64%) Applications Support Analyst
13 8 (2.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (25.81%) .NET
2 51 (14.96%) XML
3 41 (12.02%) Web Services
4 27 (7.92%) J2EE
5 25 (7.33%) Servlets
6 18 (5.28%) JSON
7 17 (4.99%) SOAP
8 16 (4.69%) WCF
9 15 (4.40%) HTML
9 15 (4.40%) .NET Framework
10 11 (3.23%) Middleware
11 8 (2.35%) REST
12 7 (2.05%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.05%) JMS
12 7 (2.05%) Ajax
12 7 (2.05%) .NET Compact Framework
13 5 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (1.47%) ADO.NET
13 5 (1.47%) CSS
13 5 (1.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.52%) Mainframe
3 11 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 10 (2.93%) Data Integration
4 10 (2.93%) GIS
4 10 (2.93%) PKI
5 9 (2.64%) AS400
6 8 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.05%) Device Driver
8 6 (1.76%) Video on Demand
8 6 (1.76%) iSeries
8 6 (1.76%) SWIFT
8 6 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.76%) Clustering
9 5 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.47%) Replication
9 5 (1.47%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.17%) CESG
10 4 (1.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (36.66%) Linux
2 103 (30.21%) Windows
3 63 (18.48%) UNIX
4 24 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (5.28%) Solaris
6 18 (5.28%) AIX
7 9 (2.64%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.35%) HPUX
9 7 (2.05%) Windows CE
9 7 (2.05%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.47%) CentOS
10 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.17%) i5/OS
11 4 (1.17%) OS/400
11 4 (1.17%) zOS
12 3 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.35%) Configuration Management
2 50 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (12.61%) DevOps
4 38 (11.14%) Open Source
4 38 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (9.68%) Automated Testing
6 22 (6.45%) ETL
7 21 (6.16%) Unit Testing
8 20 (5.87%) Migration
9 19 (5.57%) OO
9 19 (5.57%) Microservices
10 18 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (5.28%) SOA
11 15 (4.40%) SDLC
11 15 (4.40%) ITIL
12 14 (4.11%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.52%) Project Management
13 12 (3.52%) OOP
14 11 (3.23%) Capacity Management
15 10 (2.93%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 99 (29.03%) SQL
2 57 (16.72%) Java
3 30 (8.80%) C#
4 28 (8.21%) C
5 25 (7.33%) VB
6 23 (6.74%) JavaScript
7 21 (6.16%) Shell Script
7 21 (6.16%) VB6
8 18 (5.28%) PowerShell
9 17 (4.99%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.93%) ActionScript 2.0
10 10 (2.93%) ActionScript
10 10 (2.93%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.64%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.64%) Python
11 9 (2.64%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.05%) RPG
12 7 (2.05%) COBOL
12 7 (2.05%) Ruby
13 6 (1.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.40%) Degree
4 13 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.23%) CCNP
6 10 (2.93%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.05%) CCNA
7 7 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.76%) RHCE
8 6 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.76%) IBM Certification
9 4 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.17%) MCP
9 4 (1.17%) CCIE
10 3 (0.88%) MCSE
11 2 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.59%) GCIH
11 2 (0.59%) GIAC
11 2 (0.59%) MBA
11 2 (0.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.52%) QA
2 10 (2.93%) SLA
3 4 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.29%) BS7799
5 1 (0.29%) GAAP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.87%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.57%) Xen
4 13 (3.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (3.52%) Firmware
6 7 (2.05%) vSphere
7 6 (1.76%) XenApp
8 5 (1.47%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.47%) Postfix
9 4 (1.17%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.17%) Docker
9 4 (1.17%) SpamAssassin
9 4 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.17%) PowerHA
9 4 (1.17%) Snort
9 4 (1.17%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.88%) qmail
11 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.59%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 52 (15.25%) Puppet
2 44 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.28%) SCOM
4 8 (2.35%) SCCM
5 6 (1.76%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.47%) Nagios
6 5 (1.47%) MOM
6 5 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.47%) SELinux
7 4 (1.17%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.88%) Control-M
8 3 (0.88%) Netcool
8 3 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.88%) Iperf
9 2 (0.59%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.59%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.59%) NetCrunch
9 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 107 (31.38%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.60%) Oracle
3 56 (16.42%) VMware
4 47 (13.78%) IBM
5 27 (7.92%) Google
6 25 (7.33%) Cisco
7 22 (6.45%) HP
8 19 (5.57%) Citrix
9 18 (5.28%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.52%) SAP
11 11 (3.23%) F5
12 10 (2.93%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.93%) Symantec
13 9 (2.64%) Sun
14 8 (2.35%) ESRI
14 8 (2.35%) Juniper
15 7 (2.05%) NetApp
15 7 (2.05%) Informatica
15 7 (2.05%) Blue Coat
15 7 (2.05%) Assembla
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