Period
to 21 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 526 562 604
Rank change year-on-year +36 +42 -118
Contract jobs citing FTP 318 308 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 2.49% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 191 144
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £320
90th Percentile £675 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 1
England median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.67% +84.62%
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +16.67% +84.62%

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 10,469 12,390 11,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.58% 13.46% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,502 7,689 7,180
England median daily rate £435 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £208 £205 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £413
% change year-on-year +0.59% +2.42% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 673 659
England median hourly rate £19.69 £20.00 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +0.50% -20.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £19.06 £20.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% -7.02% -18.00%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 +41 170 £550 +2.56% 6
North of England +44 59 £500 - 2
South East +26 36 £530 +24.71% 1
North West +33 28 £575 +35.29%
Yorkshire +23 25 £500 - 2
East of England +3 23 £488 -2.50%
South West -7 17 £488 +8.94%
West Midlands +10 12 £500 +17.65% 1
Midlands -4 12 £500 +25.00% 1
North East +14 6 £400 -20.00%
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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.

1 200 (62.89%) HTTP
2 192 (60.38%) DNS
3 176 (55.35%) Java
4 163 (51.26%) TCP/IP
5 160 (50.31%) Linux
6 140 (44.03%) DevOps
7 139 (43.71%) SSL
8 138 (43.40%) Configuration Management
9 132 (41.51%) DHCP
10 122 (38.36%) IPsec
10 122 (38.36%) Continuous Integration
10 122 (38.36%) Jenkins
11 116 (36.48%) Puppet
12 113 (35.53%) Open Source
13 101 (31.76%) Travis CI
14 92 (28.93%) Microservices
15 88 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
16 84 (26.42%) Microsoft
17 82 (25.79%) Relational Database
18 78 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
19 77 (24.21%) MongoDB
20 72 (22.64%) OO
21 70 (22.01%) OOP
22 68 (21.38%) VMware
23 67 (21.07%) Test Automation
24 65 (20.44%) MySQL
24 65 (20.44%) NoSQL
25 64 (20.13%) SQL
25 64 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
26 62 (19.50%) .NET

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 59 (18.55%) WebSphere
2 57 (17.92%) Apache
3 51 (16.04%) IIS
4 48 (15.09%) Jetty
5 46 (14.47%) Tomcat
6 45 (14.15%) nginx
7 44 (13.84%) Mongrel
8 17 (5.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (5.03%) Confluence
9 16 (5.03%) WebLogic
10 15 (4.72%) GlassFish
11 12 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
12 11 (3.46%) JCAPS
13 10 (3.14%) Apache Spark
14 6 (1.89%) MS Exchange
15 4 (1.26%) ColdFusion
15 4 (1.26%) WordPress
16 3 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
18 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.31%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 78 (24.53%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (17.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 45 (14.15%) Amazon EC2
3 45 (14.15%) Google App Engine
4 37 (11.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (5.66%) PaaS
6 14 (4.40%) Serverless
7 13 (4.09%) Azure Functions
8 12 (3.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 11 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 8 (2.52%) Office 365
12 7 (2.20%) Heroku
13 6 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (1.57%) Force.com
15 4 (1.26%) Datadog
15 4 (1.26%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.94%) GitHub
16 3 (0.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 200 (62.89%) HTTP
2 192 (60.38%) DNS
3 163 (51.26%) TCP/IP
4 139 (43.71%) SSL
5 132 (41.51%) DHCP
6 122 (38.36%) IPsec
7 42 (13.21%) SMTP
8 26 (8.18%) VPN
9 25 (7.86%) SSH
10 23 (7.23%) Firewall
11 15 (4.72%) LAN
12 14 (4.40%) DMZ
13 13 (4.09%) SNMP
14 12 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (3.77%) HTTPS
14 12 (3.77%) WAN
15 10 (3.14%) Cisco PIX
16 9 (2.83%) Cisco IOS
17 8 (2.52%) NAS
17 8 (2.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (25.79%) Relational Database
2 77 (24.21%) MongoDB
3 65 (20.44%) MySQL
3 65 (20.44%) NoSQL
4 61 (19.18%) RDBMS
5 40 (12.58%) SQL Server
6 18 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (4.09%) Cosmos DB
9 7 (2.20%) Oracle Exadata
10 6 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.89%) Big Data
10 6 (1.89%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.63%) DB2
12 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 122 (38.36%) Jenkins
2 101 (31.76%) Travis CI
3 45 (14.15%) Git (software)
4 26 (8.18%) Maven
5 23 (7.23%) Ant
5 23 (7.23%) Gradle
6 22 (6.92%) gulp
7 19 (5.97%) GitLab
7 19 (5.97%) JIRA
8 14 (4.40%) JUnit
8 14 (4.40%) Subversion
9 13 (4.09%) Gatling
9 13 (4.09%) Geb
9 13 (4.09%) Spock
10 8 (2.52%) Bitbucket
11 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (1.57%) Gerrit
12 5 (1.57%) IntelliJ
13 4 (1.26%) GoCD
13 4 (1.26%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (15.09%) Finance
2 26 (8.18%) Banking
3 12 (3.77%) Back Office
4 11 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.52%) Retail
6 7 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.89%) Wholesale Banking
8 3 (0.94%) Marketing
9 2 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Electronics
9 2 (0.63%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (29.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 72 (22.64%) Developer
3 36 (11.32%) Java Developer
4 33 (10.38%) Analyst
5 19 (5.97%) Consultant
6 17 (5.35%) Integration Developer
7 15 (4.72%) Senior DevOps
8 14 (4.40%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.09%) Administrator
10 12 (3.77%) Architect
10 12 (3.77%) AWS Engineer
10 12 (3.77%) Technical Leader
11 11 (3.46%) AWS DevOps
11 11 (3.46%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 9 (2.83%) Analyst Developer
12 9 (2.83%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (2.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 7 (2.20%) Agile Developer
14 7 (2.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (19.50%) .NET
2 50 (15.72%) J2EE
3 45 (14.15%) Servlets
4 39 (12.26%) Spring
5 37 (11.64%) HTML
6 35 (11.01%) SOAP
7 34 (10.69%) REST
8 33 (10.38%) XML
9 29 (9.12%) CSS
10 27 (8.49%) HTML5
11 25 (7.86%) Web Services
12 23 (7.23%) Dropwizard
12 23 (7.23%) JDBC
13 22 (6.92%) Kafka
14 20 (6.29%) JMS
14 20 (6.29%) Middleware
14 20 (6.29%) Spring Boot
15 19 (5.97%) Guice
15 19 (5.97%) OAuth
15 19 (5.97%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.97%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.57%) e-Learning
6 5 (1.57%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.26%) Replication
8 3 (0.94%) Clustering
8 3 (0.94%) iPhone
8 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.94%) PKI
9 2 (0.63%) AS400
9 2 (0.63%) CESG
9 2 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.63%) Fintech
9 2 (0.63%) iPad
9 2 (0.63%) iSeries
9 2 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.63%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 160 (50.31%) Linux
2 43 (13.52%) Windows
3 15 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.09%) Unix
5 12 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.14%) Android
8 7 (2.20%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.89%) CentOS
10 5 (1.57%) AIX
11 4 (1.26%) Solaris
11 4 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.26%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.94%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.63%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.63%) zOS
14 1 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (44.03%) DevOps
2 138 (43.40%) Configuration Management
3 122 (38.36%) Continuous Integration
4 113 (35.53%) Open Source
5 92 (28.93%) Microservices
6 88 (27.67%) Agile Software Development
7 72 (22.64%) OO
8 70 (22.01%) OOP
9 67 (21.07%) Test Automation
10 58 (18.24%) Target Operating Model
11 56 (17.61%) Thought Leadership
12 44 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (9.12%) OWASP
14 25 (7.86%) Unit Testing
15 23 (7.23%) Domain-Driven Design
16 21 (6.60%) TDD
17 20 (6.29%) BDD
17 20 (6.29%) SDLC
18 15 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
18 15 (4.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 176 (55.35%) Java
2 64 (20.13%) SQL
3 42 (13.21%) JavaScript
4 34 (10.69%) Python
5 28 (8.81%) Shell Script
6 27 (8.49%) C#
7 26 (8.18%) PowerShell
8 20 (6.29%) Java 8
9 19 (5.97%) ES6
9 19 (5.97%) TypeScript
10 16 (5.03%) Ruby
11 15 (4.72%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.72%) Perl
11 15 (4.72%) T-SQL
12 14 (4.40%) XPath
13 11 (3.46%) PHP
14 9 (2.83%) C++
14 9 (2.83%) Groovy
15 8 (2.52%) C
16 7 (2.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 41 (12.89%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.97%) Degree
4 16 (5.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.89%) OCPJP
6 6 (1.89%) Sun Certification
7 5 (1.57%) CCNP
7 5 (1.57%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.26%) CCIE
8 4 (1.26%) SANS
9 3 (0.94%) CISSP
9 3 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.63%) CCNA
10 2 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.63%) PMP
11 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.89%) QA
2 6 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.26%) HIPAA
3 4 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.94%) GDPR
5 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.63%) RMADS
6 1 (0.31%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.31%) IFRS
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (20.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (18.55%) Virtual Machines
3 48 (15.09%) Docker
4 44 (13.84%) Xen
5 24 (7.55%) Active Directory
6 9 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.57%) vSphere
8 3 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.63%) RACF
9 2 (0.63%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.63%) Squid
10 1 (0.31%) Firmware
10 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.31%) Snort
10 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 116 (36.48%) Puppet
2 62 (19.50%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (15.72%) Terraform
4 41 (12.89%) Kubernetes
5 29 (9.12%) Ansible
6 19 (5.97%) Docker Swarm
7 17 (5.35%) Control-M
8 9 (2.83%) Salt
8 9 (2.83%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.57%) Nagios
10 4 (1.26%) Graphite
10 4 (1.26%) Kibana
10 4 (1.26%) logstash
10 4 (1.26%) StatsD
11 3 (0.94%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.94%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.63%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.63%) Packer
12 2 (0.63%) SCCM
12 2 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (26.42%) Microsoft
2 68 (21.38%) VMware
3 57 (17.92%) Google
4 45 (14.15%) Oracle
5 21 (6.60%) Cisco
6 14 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (4.09%) IBM
8 12 (3.77%) ServiceNow
9 11 (3.46%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.46%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.14%) Trustwave
11 9 (2.83%) Clearswift
12 7 (2.20%) Citrix
12 7 (2.20%) Informatica
12 7 (2.20%) SolarWinds
13 6 (1.89%) Sun
14 5 (1.57%) Atlassian
15 4 (1.26%) BMC
15 4 (1.26%) CA
15 4 (1.26%) Northgate