The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Rank 103 103 93
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing FTP 17 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.20% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.36% 1.29% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £350 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £395
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -24.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £39.50 £28.95
% change year-on-year
-25.94% +36.44%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 309 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.84% 15.54% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 140 138
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
FTP
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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
Birmingham - 3 £280 -
Coventry - 2 £368 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
FTP
England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 11 (45.83%) IBM
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) Migration
4 8 (33.33%) Web Services
4 8 (33.33%) XML
4 8 (33.33%) XSD
5 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
5 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (25.00%) SUSE
6 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (25.00%) AIX
6 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
6 6 (25.00%) SAP
6 6 (25.00%) HTTP
6 6 (25.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.83%) Middleware
7 5 (20.83%) SOA
7 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (20.83%) Solaris
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) DataPower
7 5 (20.83%) Replication
8 4 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
8 4 (16.67%) UNIX
8 4 (16.67%) CSS
8 4 (16.67%) SOAP

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) HTTP
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Architect
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Business Integration Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Web Services
1 8 (33.33%) XML
1 8 (33.33%) XSD
2 7 (29.17%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 5 (20.83%) Middleware
3 5 (20.83%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) SOAP
4 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (16.67%) Flash
4 4 (16.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) DataPower
1 5 (20.83%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) W3C
2 4 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
3 6 (25.00%) SUSE
3 6 (25.00%) AIX
4 5 (20.83%) Solaris
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.67%) UNIX
5 4 (16.67%) zOS
6 1 (4.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) SOA
3 4 (16.67%) UML
4 3 (12.50%) Content Management
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Content Management
5 2 (8.33%) SEO
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Password Management
6 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.17%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.17%) Release Management
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNA
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) IBM
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
3 6 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) Adobe
5 3 (12.50%) Stellent
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) F5