Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 655 517
Rank change year-on-year +104 -138 +15
Contract jobs citing FTP 311 163 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.18% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 1.33% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 105 240
England median daily rate £488 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £253 £256 £275
90th Percentile £650 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £488 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
England median hourly rate £20.75 £32.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.15% +160.00% -41.93%
10th Percentile £15.63 £30.50 £9.96
90th Percentile £40.13 £34.50 £20.55
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £32.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -36.15% +160.00% -41.93%

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 12,675 12,232 15,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 13.76% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,786 7,378 9,507
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £208 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 680 694
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.39 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor 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 18 August 2018. 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 +50 164 £500 +5.26% 15
East of England +36 48 £483 +1.58% 13
South East +9 39 £425 +25.93% 4
North of England -4 37 £425 +11.48% 13
Midlands -2 20 £400 - 4
Yorkshire +8 16 £438 +4.48% 8
East Midlands +7 16 £425 -5.56% 2
North West -10 15 £320 -14.67% 5
North East -3 7 £500 +90.48%
West Midlands -21 4 £350 -9.68% 2
South West -24 3 £445 -0.28% 6
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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.

1 164 (52.73%) Linux
2 160 (51.45%) HTTP
3 156 (50.16%) DNS
4 146 (46.95%) TCP/IP
5 121 (38.91%) SSL
5 121 (38.91%) Java
6 92 (29.58%) DHCP
7 85 (27.33%) Amazon AWS
8 79 (25.40%) Microservices
8 79 (25.40%) SQL
9 77 (24.76%) Configuration Management
10 76 (24.44%) IPsec
11 66 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (21.22%) Git (software)
11 66 (21.22%) Puppet
12 61 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (18.97%) XML
13 59 (18.97%) MongoDB
14 58 (18.65%) Apache
15 57 (18.33%) Finance
16 56 (18.01%) JavaScript
16 56 (18.01%) Oracle
16 56 (18.01%) DevOps
16 56 (18.01%) Jenkins
17 55 (17.68%) REST
17 55 (17.68%) SOAP
18 53 (17.04%) HTML
18 53 (17.04%) .NET
18 53 (17.04%) Microsoft
18 53 (17.04%) VMware

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 58 (18.65%) Apache
2 34 (10.93%) IIS
3 32 (10.29%) Tomcat
4 29 (9.32%) nginx
4 29 (9.32%) WebSphere
5 27 (8.68%) Jetty
5 27 (8.68%) Mongrel
6 25 (8.04%) Apache Spark
7 21 (6.75%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (2.57%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.61%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.29%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.29%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.96%) CMS
12 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.96%) JBoss
13 2 (0.64%) Confluence
13 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 85 (27.33%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (11.58%) Heroku
3 30 (9.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 29 (9.32%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (8.68%) Google App Engine
6 21 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (5.47%) Office 365
8 11 (3.54%) OpenShift
9 6 (1.93%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.29%) GitHub
11 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.96%) G Suite
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.64%) Boomi
12 2 (0.64%) IaaS
12 2 (0.64%) PaaS
12 2 (0.64%) SaaS
13 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 160 (51.45%) HTTP
2 156 (50.16%) DNS
3 146 (46.95%) TCP/IP
4 121 (38.91%) SSL
5 92 (29.58%) DHCP
6 76 (24.44%) IPsec
7 43 (13.83%) Firewall
8 40 (12.86%) VPN
9 36 (11.58%) WAN
10 35 (11.25%) SMTP
11 34 (10.93%) LAN
11 34 (10.93%) SSH
12 28 (9.00%) HTTPS
13 25 (8.04%) Internet
14 18 (5.79%) SAN
15 17 (5.47%) VoIP
16 16 (5.14%) Wireless
17 15 (4.82%) MPLS
17 15 (4.82%) SNMP
18 14 (4.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (18.97%) MongoDB
2 44 (14.15%) Relational Database
3 42 (13.50%) NoSQL
3 42 (13.50%) PostgreSQL
4 27 (8.68%) MySQL
5 24 (7.72%) RDBMS
6 23 (7.40%) SQL Server
7 15 (4.82%) Big Data
7 15 (4.82%) Hadoop
8 14 (4.50%) DB2
9 13 (4.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 13 (4.18%) DataStage
9 13 (4.18%) Informix
9 13 (4.18%) Oracle Database
10 12 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (3.86%) QualityStage
10 12 (3.86%) Redis
11 10 (3.22%) Siebel EIM
12 8 (2.57%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (2.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 66 (21.22%) Git (software)
2 56 (18.01%) Jenkins
3 47 (15.11%) Travis CI
4 36 (11.58%) GitLab
5 27 (8.68%) Gradle
6 25 (8.04%) gulp
7 10 (3.22%) Spock
8 9 (2.89%) Subversion
9 8 (2.57%) Gatling
9 8 (2.57%) Geb
10 6 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.29%) Maven
11 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.96%) Ant
12 3 (0.96%) Checkstyle
12 3 (0.96%) JIRA
12 3 (0.96%) JUnit
12 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.96%) webpack
13 2 (0.64%) Gerrit
General
1 57 (18.33%) Finance
2 19 (6.11%) Financial Institution
2 19 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.50%) Banking
4 7 (2.25%) Marketing
5 6 (1.93%) Back Office
5 6 (1.93%) Legal
6 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Electronics
7 3 (0.96%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.96%) Publishing
7 3 (0.96%) Retail
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 2 (0.64%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (31.51%) Developer
2 41 (13.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 29 (9.32%) Java Developer
4 28 (9.00%) Analyst
5 26 (8.36%) Network Engineer
6 18 (5.79%) Administrator
6 18 (5.79%) Architect
7 16 (5.14%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (4.82%) Agile Developer
8 15 (4.82%) Agile Java Developer
9 14 (4.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 14 (4.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 13 (4.18%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.86%) ETL Developer
11 12 (3.86%) Ruby Developer
11 12 (3.86%) Siebel Developer
12 11 (3.54%) Lead Developer
12 11 (3.54%) Lead Java Developer
13 10 (3.22%) Service Analyst
13 10 (3.22%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (18.97%) XML
2 55 (17.68%) REST
2 55 (17.68%) SOAP
3 53 (17.04%) .NET
3 53 (17.04%) HTML
4 46 (14.79%) CSS
5 41 (13.18%) OAuth
6 39 (12.54%) OAuth2
7 37 (11.90%) Web Services
8 36 (11.58%) AngularJS
8 36 (11.58%) HTML5
9 31 (9.97%) Spring
10 29 (9.32%) Spring Boot
11 27 (8.68%) J2EE
11 27 (8.68%) Servlets
12 26 (8.36%) Dropwizard
12 26 (8.36%) Guice
12 26 (8.36%) Ratpack
13 25 (8.04%) JSON
13 25 (8.04%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.50%) PKI
4 12 (3.86%) Credit Risk
5 11 (3.54%) Fintech
6 10 (3.22%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.25%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.25%) Replication
9 6 (1.93%) Clustering
9 6 (1.93%) DataPower
9 6 (1.93%) MPEG
9 6 (1.93%) RSA SecurID
10 5 (1.61%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.61%) Media Streaming
11 4 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 164 (52.73%) Linux
2 44 (14.15%) Windows
3 38 (12.22%) Unix
4 21 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (5.79%) Windows Server
6 15 (4.82%) Solaris
7 8 (2.57%) Check Point GAiA
8 7 (2.25%) CentOS
8 7 (2.25%) HPUX
9 6 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.29%) Android
11 4 (1.29%) SUSE
11 4 (1.29%) zOS
12 3 (0.96%) AIX
12 3 (0.96%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.40%) Microservices
2 77 (24.76%) Configuration Management
3 66 (21.22%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (18.01%) DevOps
6 53 (17.04%) Open Source
7 42 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (12.86%) ITIL
9 38 (12.22%) OWASP
10 37 (11.90%) TDD
11 28 (9.00%) SDLC
12 27 (8.68%) BDD
12 27 (8.68%) OO
12 27 (8.68%) Test Automation
13 26 (8.36%) Domain-Driven Design
13 26 (8.36%) Software Engineering
14 25 (8.04%) Unit Testing
15 24 (7.72%) ETL
16 23 (7.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 23 (7.40%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 121 (38.91%) Java
2 79 (25.40%) SQL
3 56 (18.01%) JavaScript
4 36 (11.58%) Java 8
5 35 (11.25%) ES6
6 31 (9.97%) Perl
7 25 (8.04%) Bash Shell
8 23 (7.40%) TypeScript
9 19 (6.11%) C#
9 19 (6.11%) Python
10 16 (5.14%) Ruby
11 13 (4.18%) Shell Script
12 12 (3.86%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.86%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
13 11 (3.54%) C
14 9 (2.89%) C++
15 6 (1.93%) Groovy
15 6 (1.93%) PHP
16 5 (1.61%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 52 (16.72%) Security Cleared
2 46 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.75%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.18%) CCNP
5 12 (3.86%) CCNA
6 11 (3.54%) Siebel Certification
7 9 (2.89%) Degree
8 8 (2.57%) CCSE
9 6 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.29%) CCSA
11 4 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.29%) MCP
12 3 (0.96%) CCDA
12 3 (0.96%) CCVP
12 3 (0.96%) ISEB
13 2 (0.64%) GCIA
13 2 (0.64%) GSEC
13 2 (0.64%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.79%) QA
2 16 (5.14%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.29%) SLA
5 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) FATCA
6 1 (0.32%) HL7
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.32%) PSD2
6 1 (0.32%) SEPA
6 1 (0.32%) TARGET2
System Software
1 51 (16.40%) Docker
2 48 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (11.58%) Active Directory
4 28 (9.00%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (8.68%) Xen
6 9 (2.89%) NFS
6 9 (2.89%) vSphere
7 7 (2.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.93%) Veritas File System
9 5 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.96%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.64%) iptables
12 2 (0.64%) Postfix
12 2 (0.64%) Samba
12 2 (0.64%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.64%) Squid
12 2 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 66 (21.22%) Puppet
2 39 (12.54%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (9.97%) Ansible
4 26 (8.36%) Docker Swarm
5 21 (6.75%) Kubernetes
6 15 (4.82%) Terraform
7 12 (3.86%) Mesos
8 10 (3.22%) Marathon
9 8 (2.57%) Nagios
10 7 (2.25%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.93%) SCCM
11 6 (1.93%) SCOM
11 6 (1.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 5 (1.61%) Data Guard
12 5 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (1.29%) Cacti
13 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.29%) OpenView
13 4 (1.29%) Salt
14 3 (0.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 56 (18.01%) Oracle
2 53 (17.04%) Microsoft
2 53 (17.04%) VMware
3 49 (15.76%) Cisco
4 34 (10.93%) Google
5 27 (8.68%) Citrix
6 21 (6.75%) IBM
7 20 (6.43%) HP
8 18 (5.79%) CheckPoint
9 16 (5.14%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.18%) ServiceNow
10 13 (4.18%) Siebel
10 13 (4.18%) SolarWinds
10 13 (4.18%) Teradata
10 13 (4.18%) Veritas
11 9 (2.89%) Sun
12 7 (2.25%) Juniper
12 7 (2.25%) NetApp
12 7 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.25%) SAP