Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 555 598 632
Rank change year-on-year +43 +34 -48
Contract jobs citing FTP 162 263 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.83% 2.28% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 190 150
England median daily rate £475 £512 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +13.83% +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £263
90th Percentile £700 £653 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £512 £450
% change year-on-year -7.23% +13.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
England median hourly rate £51.75 £15.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.87% -39.22% -24.01%
10th Percentile £49.48 £11.88 £13.07
90th Percentile £57.03 £27.30 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £51.75 £15.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +233.87% -39.22% -24.01%

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 8,864 11,527 12,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.64% 12.84% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,390 6,985 7,681
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.37%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 511 628
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.61% +0.32% -15.48%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.58
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +20.00% +0.27% -15.48%

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 27 January 2020.

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
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 27 January 2020. 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 +34 63 £450 -14.29% 15
North of England +52 52 £650 +30.00% 10
North West +39 32 £444 -13.33% 7
South West +27 19 £650 +33.33% 4
Midlands +57 13 £231 -45.59% 5
Yorkshire +31 13 £700 +40.00% 2
West Midlands +48 10 £213 -50.00% 4
South East +48 8 £463 +23.33% 12
North East +29 8 £700 +25.00% 1
East of England +1 5 £588 +14.63% 5
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 77 (47.53%) Linux
2 76 (46.91%) DNS
3 65 (40.12%) HTTP
4 64 (39.51%) DHCP
5 52 (32.10%) Java
5 52 (32.10%) Windows
6 47 (29.01%) TCP/IP
7 45 (27.78%) SSL
8 44 (27.16%) VMware
9 43 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (24.07%) Jenkins
11 38 (23.46%) Microsoft
11 38 (23.46%) Active Directory
12 37 (22.84%) IPsec
13 34 (20.99%) Security Cleared
14 33 (20.37%) DevOps
14 33 (20.37%) ITIL
15 32 (19.75%) Configuration Management
16 31 (19.14%) SQL
16 31 (19.14%) SC Cleared
16 31 (19.14%) Open Source
17 30 (18.52%) AWS
17 30 (18.52%) Puppet
17 30 (18.52%) IIS
18 29 (17.90%) Citrix
18 29 (17.90%) Finance
18 29 (17.90%) Migration
19 28 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
19 28 (17.28%) Cisco
19 28 (17.28%) XML

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 30 (18.52%) IIS
2 25 (15.43%) Apache
2 25 (15.43%) Tomcat
3 23 (14.20%) Jetty
3 23 (14.20%) Mongrel
3 23 (14.20%) nginx
3 23 (14.20%) WebSphere
4 19 (11.73%) MS Exchange
5 17 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (9.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (3.09%) Confluence
8 5 (3.09%) Red Hat Fuse
8 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.09%) Skype for Business
9 4 (2.47%) Apache ServiceMix
9 4 (2.47%) CMS
10 3 (1.85%) JBoss
11 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.52%) AWS
2 24 (14.81%) GCP
3 20 (12.35%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (12.35%) Google App Engine
3 20 (12.35%) Office 365
4 16 (9.88%) Azure
5 4 (2.47%) SaaS
6 3 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.85%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.23%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.23%) Boomi
7 2 (1.23%) GitHub
7 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.62%) AtomSphere
8 1 (0.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.62%) Heroku
8 1 (0.62%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (46.91%) DNS
2 65 (40.12%) HTTP
3 64 (39.51%) DHCP
4 47 (29.01%) TCP/IP
5 45 (27.78%) SSL
6 37 (22.84%) IPsec
7 23 (14.20%) VPN
8 21 (12.96%) Firewall
9 16 (9.88%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (6.17%) SSH
11 9 (5.56%) Network Security
11 9 (5.56%) SMTP
12 8 (4.94%) Internet
13 7 (4.32%) SAN
13 7 (4.32%) VoIP
14 6 (3.70%) HTTPS
15 5 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
16 4 (2.47%) LAN
16 4 (2.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (8.64%) DB2
2 14 (8.64%) MongoDB
2 14 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.41%) DataStage
3 12 (7.41%) Informix
3 12 (7.41%) QualityStage
4 10 (6.17%) IBM InfoSphere
5 7 (4.32%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.09%) MySQL
6 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.23%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.23%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (1.23%) Power BI
9 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (24.07%) Jenkins
2 27 (16.67%) Travis CI
3 19 (11.73%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.02%) GitLab
5 10 (6.17%) Gradle
6 9 (5.56%) Gatling
6 9 (5.56%) Geb
6 9 (5.56%) Spock
7 7 (4.32%) gulp
8 6 (3.70%) JIRA
9 4 (2.47%) Maven
10 3 (1.85%) Ant
10 3 (1.85%) git-flow
10 3 (1.85%) Subversion
11 2 (1.23%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.62%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.62%) Hudson
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Public Sector
3 12 (7.41%) Law
4 9 (5.56%) Retail
5 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 5 (3.09%) Banking
8 4 (2.47%) Marketing
9 3 (1.85%) Electronics
10 2 (1.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.62%) Front Office
11 1 (0.62%) Games
11 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (23.46%) Developer
2 34 (20.99%) Analyst
3 18 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (9.26%) Service Analyst
4 15 (9.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (8.02%) Architect
5 13 (8.02%) ETL Developer
6 12 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 12 (7.41%) Site Engineer
6 12 (7.41%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.94%) DataStage Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Agile Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Agile Java Developer
9 7 (4.32%) DataStage ETL Developer
9 7 (4.32%) Integration Architect
9 7 (4.32%) Junior
10 6 (3.70%) Administrator
10 6 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
10 6 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.28%) XML
2 26 (16.05%) .NET
3 25 (15.43%) J2EE
4 23 (14.20%) Servlets
5 20 (12.35%) SOAP
6 19 (11.73%) REST
7 16 (9.88%) Middleware
8 14 (8.64%) XML Schema
9 13 (8.02%) Spring
10 11 (6.79%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.79%) OAuth
10 11 (6.79%) Spring Boot
11 10 (6.17%) Dropwizard
11 10 (6.17%) Guice
11 10 (6.17%) Kafka
11 10 (6.17%) OAuth2
11 10 (6.17%) Ratpack
11 10 (6.17%) Web Services
12 9 (5.56%) WireMock
13 8 (4.94%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.49%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.88%) Blackberry
2 16 (9.88%) iPhone
2 16 (9.88%) Smartphone
3 11 (6.79%) PKI
4 9 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.09%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.85%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.23%) iSeries
8 2 (1.23%) Replication
8 2 (1.23%) Social Media
8 2 (1.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.62%) BYOD
9 1 (0.62%) Clustering
9 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.62%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (47.53%) Linux
2 52 (32.10%) Windows
3 17 (10.49%) Unix
3 17 (10.49%) Windows 10
4 16 (9.88%) Android
4 16 (9.88%) Windows 7
5 15 (9.26%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.70%) Mac OS
7 6 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.09%) AIX
8 5 (3.09%) Debian
8 5 (3.09%) Solaris
8 5 (3.09%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.09%) zOS
9 3 (1.85%) VMS
10 1 (0.62%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.37%) DevOps
1 33 (20.37%) ITIL
2 32 (19.75%) Configuration Management
3 31 (19.14%) Open Source
4 29 (17.90%) Migration
5 28 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (17.28%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (14.81%) Data Mapping
7 19 (11.73%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 18 (11.11%) Microservices
9 16 (9.88%) B2B
10 15 (9.26%) Data Management
11 14 (8.64%) ETL
12 13 (8.02%) Data Integration
13 12 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (7.41%) TDD
14 11 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (6.79%) SDLC
14 11 (6.79%) Service Management
14 11 (6.79%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 52 (32.10%) Java
2 31 (19.14%) SQL
3 12 (7.41%) Python
4 11 (6.79%) Java 8
5 10 (6.17%) Bash Shell
5 10 (6.17%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.17%) TypeScript
6 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.09%) C
8 4 (2.47%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.47%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (2.47%) Perl
9 3 (1.85%) C#
9 3 (1.85%) C++
9 3 (1.85%) ES6
10 2 (1.23%) RPG
10 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) Groovy
11 1 (0.62%) Ruby
11 1 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (20.99%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.14%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.88%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (7.41%) MCP
5 10 (6.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (4.32%) Degree
7 4 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.23%) MCSE
8 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.62%) CCIE
9 1 (0.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.62%) CCNA
9 1 (0.62%) CCNP
9 1 (0.62%) CCSP
9 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.62%) HND
9 1 (0.62%) MCSA
9 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.64%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.85%) WCAG
3 2 (1.23%) RMADS
3 2 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.62%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 43 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (23.46%) Active Directory
3 23 (14.20%) Xen
4 17 (10.49%) Docker
5 9 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (4.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.23%) Samba
8 2 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.23%) vSphere
9 1 (0.62%) NFS
9 1 (0.62%) XenApp
9 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (18.52%) Puppet
2 16 (9.88%) AirWatch
3 14 (8.64%) Kubernetes
3 14 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (8.64%) Terraform
4 10 (6.17%) Docker Swarm
5 9 (5.56%) Ansible
6 5 (3.09%) SCCM
7 2 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.23%) Grafana
7 2 (1.23%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.23%) Salt
7 2 (1.23%) SCOM
7 2 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.23%) WSUS
8 1 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (27.16%) VMware
2 38 (23.46%) Microsoft
3 29 (17.90%) Citrix
4 28 (17.28%) Cisco
5 22 (13.58%) Google
6 21 (12.96%) Oracle
7 17 (10.49%) IBM
7 17 (10.49%) ServiceNow
8 16 (9.88%) Ivanti
9 12 (7.41%) MuleSoft
9 12 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 12 (7.41%) Teradata
10 11 (6.79%) HP
11 10 (6.17%) Axway
11 10 (6.17%) webMethods
12 8 (4.94%) Software AG
13 6 (3.70%) TIBCO
14 5 (3.09%) Apple
14 5 (3.09%) Dell
14 5 (3.09%) SAP