The table below looks at the statistics for FTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 104 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing FTP 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 1.80% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 3
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£425 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £30.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-33.05% +42.35%
FTP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
331 333 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.45% 15.53% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 156 103
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

FTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing FTP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

FTP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

FTP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing FTP across the West Midlands region.

FTP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing FTP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

FTP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

FTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FTP across the West Midlands region.

FTP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

FTP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Warwickshire - 8 £425 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £300 -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
FTP
England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (38.46%) Oracle
1 10 (38.46%) Web Services
1 10 (38.46%) XML
1 10 (38.46%) XSD
1 10 (38.46%) Middleware
1 10 (38.46%) WebSphere
2 9 (34.62%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) IBM
3 8 (30.77%) Manufacturing
3 8 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 7 (26.92%) HTML
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 7 (26.92%) Photoshop
4 7 (26.92%) CSS
4 7 (26.92%) Flash
4 7 (26.92%) XHTML
4 7 (26.92%) Adobe
4 7 (26.92%) W3C
4 7 (26.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (23.08%) C
5 6 (23.08%) VB
5 6 (23.08%) .NET
5 6 (23.08%) SAP
5 6 (23.08%) MQSeries
5 6 (23.08%) EDI
5 6 (23.08%) Pascal
5 6 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (23.08%) Mainframe
6 4 (15.38%) SOAP
6 4 (15.38%) TOGAF

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (38.46%) WebSphere
2 6 (23.08%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Photoshop
1 7 (26.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LDAP
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Automotive
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Web Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Integration Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Front-End Web Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Middleware Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Integration Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) Web Services
1 10 (38.46%) XML
1 10 (38.46%) XSD
1 10 (38.46%) Middleware
2 8 (30.77%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 7 (26.92%) Flash
3 7 (26.92%) XHTML
3 7 (26.92%) HTML
3 7 (26.92%) CSS
4 6 (23.08%) .NET
4 6 (23.08%) EDI
4 6 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (15.38%) SOAP
6 2 (7.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) W3C
2 6 (23.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) AS400
3 1 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) AIX
2 1 (3.85%) zOS
2 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) TOGAF
1 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (11.54%) Content Management
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Content Management
3 2 (7.69%) E-Discovery
3 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
3 2 (7.69%) SEO
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) UML
4 1 (3.85%) SOA
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 6 (23.08%) VB
3 6 (23.08%) Pascal
3 6 (23.08%) C
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 9 (34.62%) IBM
3 7 (26.92%) Adobe
4 6 (23.08%) SAP
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) Stellent
6 2 (7.69%) Reuters
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco