Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for FTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FTP over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 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)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 584 431 573
Rank change year-on-year -153 +142 +61
Contract jobs citing FTP 141 42 242
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 1.19% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 18 180
10th Percentile £200 £328 £350
25th Percentile £317 £395 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £468 £528
Median % change year-on-year -3.74% -11.37% +8.21%
75th Percentile £535 £547 £600
90th Percentile £654 £640 £675
UK median daily rate £450 £468 £525
% change year-on-year -3.74% -10.95% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
10th Percentile £18.40 " £36.00
25th Percentile £22.40 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £24.80 - £50.00
75th Percentile " " £54.38
90th Percentile £36.38 " £57.00
UK median hourly rate £24.80 - £50.00

FTP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,252 3,521 10,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.35% 13.72% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,692 2,244 6,643
10th Percentile £230 £210 £200
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.82% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £656 £636 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 163 496
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.20 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.06 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -26.67% +26.32% +22.20%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.58 £46.40
90th Percentile £64.75 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -25.00% +24.35% +26.97%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing FTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing FTP in England.

Daily rate trend for FTP in England

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FTP in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing FTP in England.

Hourly rate trend for FTP in England

FTP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing FTP in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for FTP in England

FTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the England region over the 6 months to 21 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -120 90 £440 -16.19% 13
South East -80 23 £450 -8.16% 13
North of England -80 9 £483 +19.14% 10
North West -55 7 £475 +17.28% 5
South West - 5 £419 - 4
East of England -44 4 £150 -66.29% 2
West Midlands -64 4 £315 +80.00% 3
Midlands -73 4 £315 +80.00% 5
Yorkshire - 2 £700 - 5
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing FTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for FTP.

1 48 (34.04%) HTTP
2 42 (29.79%) Social Skills
3 41 (29.08%) DNS
4 39 (27.66%) SQL
4 39 (27.66%) Azure
5 35 (24.82%) TCP/IP
6 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (23.40%) Finance
8 32 (22.70%) SMTP
9 31 (21.99%) Windows
9 31 (21.99%) Degree
10 30 (21.28%) AWS
11 29 (20.57%) XML
11 29 (20.57%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (19.15%) Linux
13 25 (17.73%) SAP
13 25 (17.73%) DHCP
14 24 (17.02%) Java
15 23 (16.31%) Active Directory
15 23 (16.31%) JSON
16 22 (15.60%) .NET
16 22 (15.60%) IIS
16 22 (15.60%) Apache
17 21 (14.89%) SOAP
17 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
18 20 (14.18%) Python
19 19 (13.48%) SQL Server
19 19 (13.48%) VMware
19 19 (13.48%) Computer Science
19 19 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 22 (15.60%) Apache
1 22 (15.60%) IIS
2 16 (11.35%) Tomcat
3 13 (9.22%) WebSphere
4 11 (7.80%) nginx
5 8 (5.67%) Apache Spark
5 8 (5.67%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.96%) Jetty
6 7 (4.96%) Mongrel
6 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.84%) Confluence
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.13%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (1.42%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.71%) SAS
10 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.55%) Windchill
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.42%) FileZilla
5 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.71%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle FAH
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (0.71%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 39 (27.66%) Azure
2 30 (21.28%) AWS
3 14 (9.93%) Azure Data Factory
3 14 (9.93%) GCP
4 11 (7.80%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (7.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.96%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.96%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 7 (4.96%) Google App Engine
8 5 (3.55%) Kong
9 3 (2.13%) IaaS
9 3 (2.13%) OpenShift
9 3 (2.13%) SaaS
10 2 (1.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.42%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.71%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.71%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.71%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (34.04%) HTTP
2 41 (29.08%) DNS
3 35 (24.82%) TCP/IP
4 32 (22.70%) SMTP
5 25 (17.73%) DHCP
6 17 (12.06%) VLAN
7 16 (11.35%) SSL
8 14 (9.93%) SSH
9 13 (9.22%) Firewall
9 13 (9.22%) MPLS
9 13 (9.22%) VoIP
9 13 (9.22%) Wireless
10 12 (8.51%) ICMP
11 11 (7.80%) IPsec
12 10 (7.09%) TETRA
13 9 (6.38%) Network Security
14 8 (5.67%) LAN
15 6 (4.26%) HTTPS
15 6 (4.26%) SNMP
15 6 (4.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (9.93%) Data Lake
4 11 (7.80%) Metadata
4 11 (7.80%) MySQL
5 10 (7.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (6.38%) Hadoop
7 8 (5.67%) Apache Hive
8 7 (4.96%) Big Data
8 7 (4.96%) SAP HANA
9 5 (3.55%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.55%) Star Schema
10 4 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (2.13%) MS Access
11 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.42%) DB2
12 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.42%) Power BI
13 1 (0.71%) Apache Kudu
13 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (12.06%) JIRA
2 16 (11.35%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.93%) Git (software)
4 8 (5.67%) Subversion
5 7 (4.96%) ER Studio
5 7 (4.96%) ERwin
5 7 (4.96%) Travis CI
6 5 (3.55%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.84%) Maven
8 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.42%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.71%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.71%) Hudson
10 1 (0.71%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.71%) JUnit
10 1 (0.71%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.71%) Toad
10 1 (0.71%) VectorCAST
General
1 42 (29.79%) Social Skills
2 33 (23.40%) Finance
3 13 (9.22%) Telecoms
4 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.38%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.96%) Banking
6 7 (4.96%) Legal
6 7 (4.96%) Presentation Skills
7 5 (3.55%) German Language
7 5 (3.55%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.84%) Aerospace
8 4 (2.84%) Automotive
8 4 (2.84%) Military
8 4 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.42%) Retail
10 1 (0.71%) Electronics
10 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.71%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.71%) Law
10 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (24.82%) Analyst
2 21 (14.89%) Developer
3 13 (9.22%) Consultant
4 10 (7.09%) Applications Support
4 10 (7.09%) Support Analyst
5 9 (6.38%) Applications Support Analyst
5 9 (6.38%) Azure Developer
6 8 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.67%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (4.96%) SAP Developer
7 7 (4.96%) SAP PI Developer
8 6 (4.26%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Architect
9 5 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Security Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.57%) XML
2 23 (16.31%) JSON
3 22 (15.60%) .NET
4 21 (14.89%) SOAP
5 19 (13.48%) REST
6 13 (9.22%) LDAP
7 10 (7.09%) JMS
8 9 (6.38%) EDI
9 8 (5.67%) Web Services
10 7 (4.96%) J2EE
10 7 (4.96%) SAP PI
10 7 (4.96%) SAP XI
10 7 (4.96%) Servlets
10 7 (4.96%) XML Schema
11 6 (4.26%) EDIFACT
11 6 (4.26%) HTML
11 6 (4.26%) HTML5
11 6 (4.26%) XSD
11 6 (4.26%) XSLT
12 5 (3.55%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) CCTV
1 10 (7.09%) Fibre Optics
2 8 (5.67%) SCADA
3 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.26%) W3C
4 5 (3.55%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.55%) Wiki
5 4 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.13%) EFT
6 3 (2.13%) LPAR
6 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.13%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.13%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.13%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.13%) Replication
6 3 (2.13%) User Experience
7 2 (1.42%) AS400
7 2 (1.42%) Clustering
7 2 (1.42%) iSeries
7 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.99%) Windows
2 27 (19.15%) Linux
3 10 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.96%) Unix
5 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.84%) Debian
8 3 (2.13%) FreeBSD
8 3 (2.13%) HPUX
8 3 (2.13%) SUSE
9 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.42%) Solaris
10 1 (0.71%) Android
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (20.57%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (13.48%) Computer Science
4 18 (12.77%) DevOps
4 18 (12.77%) Project Delivery
5 17 (12.06%) Migration
6 16 (11.35%) ITSM
6 16 (11.35%) Process Improvement
7 13 (9.22%) Configuration Management
7 13 (9.22%) Data Modelling
7 13 (9.22%) Test Strategy
8 12 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (7.80%) ITIL
10 10 (7.09%) Acceptance Criteria
10 10 (7.09%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 9 (6.38%) B2B
11 9 (6.38%) Change Management
11 9 (6.38%) ERP
12 8 (5.67%) Service Management
12 8 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.66%) SQL
2 24 (17.02%) Java
3 20 (14.18%) Python
4 15 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 12 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.67%) C
8 6 (4.26%) ABAP
8 6 (4.26%) ActionScript
8 6 (4.26%) ActionScript 2.0
8 6 (4.26%) COBOL
8 6 (4.26%) VBA
9 5 (3.55%) VBScript
10 4 (2.84%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.13%) C#
11 3 (2.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 3 (2.13%) Perl
11 3 (2.13%) PHP
11 3 (2.13%) VB
12 2 (1.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (21.99%) Degree
2 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (9.93%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.96%) CCNP
7 6 (4.26%) CISM
7 6 (4.26%) CISSP
8 5 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.13%) CCNA
9 3 (2.13%) ISEB
9 3 (2.13%) ISTQB
9 3 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.42%) CCIE
10 2 (1.42%) PMP
11 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.71%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (16.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.09%) NFS
4 7 (4.96%) HDFS
4 7 (4.96%) Xen
5 5 (3.55%) Docker
5 5 (3.55%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.84%) XenApp
7 2 (1.42%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.71%) Ceph
8 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.71%) KVM
8 1 (0.71%) Postfix
8 1 (0.71%) QEMU
8 1 (0.71%) qmail
8 1 (0.71%) RHEV
8 1 (0.71%) Samba
8 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (6.38%) Puppet
2 7 (4.96%) Nagios
3 6 (4.26%) Ansible
4 5 (3.55%) CSIRT
5 4 (2.84%) cPanel
5 4 (2.84%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.84%) Plesk
6 2 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) Terraform
7 1 (0.71%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.71%) SCOM
7 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.71%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (17.73%) SAP
2 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.48%) VMware
4 18 (12.77%) Oracle
5 16 (11.35%) Cisco
5 16 (11.35%) ServiceNow
6 14 (9.93%) IBM
7 12 (8.51%) Databricks
8 10 (7.09%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (6.38%) Google
10 6 (4.26%) F5
10 6 (4.26%) HP
10 6 (4.26%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.55%) Adobe
11 5 (3.55%) AppDynamics
11 5 (3.55%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.84%) Citrix
12 4 (2.84%) MuleSoft
13 3 (2.13%) Micro Focus
13 3 (2.13%) TIBCO