The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 26 April 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.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 86 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Contract jobs citing FTP 7 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.69% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.54% 3.47% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £370 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £300
% change year-on-year +3.65% +36.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 82 144 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.12% 9.41% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 67 58
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £284 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in Edinburgh

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for FTP.

1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 8 (100.00%) Service Management
1 8 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) ISPF
1 8 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (87.50%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Tandem
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (12.50%) B2B
3 1 (12.50%) Axway
3 1 (12.50%) iSeries

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) ISPF
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) iSeries
3 1 (12.50%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 8 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) JCL
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Axway
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft