The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for FTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 57 56 57
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing FTP 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 1.16% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £455 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.59% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

FTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 108 86 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.35% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 32 51
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing FTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in Birmingham

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FTP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in Birmingham

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in Birmingham

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for FTP.

1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) TACACS
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

FTP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) RIP
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) TACACS
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Server Hardening
2 1 (33.33%) System Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
1 1 (33.33%) NFS
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) VMware