Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 604 646 586
Rank change year-on-year +42 -60 -110
Contract jobs citing FTP 266 219 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 1.71% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 136 191
England median daily rate £500 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.42% -2.35%
10th Percentile £267 £258 £263
90th Percentile £675 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £488 £436 £413
% change year-on-year +11.75% +5.76% +0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 4
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £33.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.73% -24.01% +55.89%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.07 £19.38
90th Percentile £29.80 £40.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £33.56
% change year-on-year -13.73% -24.01% +55.89%

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 12,360 12,837 14,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.59% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,511 7,980 8,680
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 651 728
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +8.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +46 143 £538 +2.38% 15
North of England +6 46 £463 +8.82% 14
East of England +31 39 £444 -15.48% 3
South East -31 32 £413 +17.86% 10
North West -2 24 £512 +20.47% 10
Yorkshire +5 21 £425 +1.49% 4
West Midlands -25 3 £425 - 3
Midlands -31 3 £425 +13.33% 5
North East -12 2 £395 +43.64%
South West -34 1 - - 8
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 169 (63.53%) DNS
2 164 (61.65%) HTTP
3 143 (53.76%) TCP/IP
4 136 (51.13%) Linux
5 127 (47.74%) SSL
6 124 (46.62%) Java
7 121 (45.49%) DHCP
8 88 (33.08%) IPsec
9 86 (32.33%) Configuration Management
10 81 (30.45%) Amazon AWS
11 79 (29.70%) Jenkins
12 72 (27.07%) Puppet
13 71 (26.69%) DevOps
13 71 (26.69%) Microsoft
14 68 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
15 63 (23.68%) Open Source
16 61 (22.93%) Microservices
16 61 (22.93%) Travis CI
17 58 (21.80%) VMware
18 56 (21.05%) JavaScript
19 55 (20.68%) MongoDB
20 53 (19.92%) Git (software)
20 53 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
21 52 (19.55%) .NET
21 52 (19.55%) HTML
22 51 (19.17%) Apache
23 50 (18.80%) IIS
24 46 (17.29%) Windows
25 45 (16.92%) Active Directory
25 45 (16.92%) Agile Software Development

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 51 (19.17%) Apache
2 50 (18.80%) IIS
3 43 (16.17%) Tomcat
4 42 (15.79%) nginx
5 41 (15.41%) WebSphere
6 40 (15.04%) Jetty
6 40 (15.04%) Mongrel
7 26 (9.77%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (7.14%) Apache Spark
9 10 (3.76%) CMS
9 10 (3.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (3.76%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.50%) WordPress
11 3 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.13%) Mule
11 3 (1.13%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (6.39%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.75%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.38%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.38%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 81 (30.45%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (16.92%) Google Cloud Platform
3 40 (15.04%) Amazon EC2
3 40 (15.04%) Google App Engine
4 30 (11.28%) Heroku
5 20 (7.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (5.64%) OpenShift
7 11 (4.14%) Office 365
8 5 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.50%) IaaS
10 3 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.13%) GitHub
10 3 (1.13%) npm
10 3 (1.13%) SaaS
11 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.75%) PaaS
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 169 (63.53%) DNS
2 164 (61.65%) HTTP
3 143 (53.76%) TCP/IP
4 127 (47.74%) SSL
5 121 (45.49%) DHCP
6 88 (33.08%) IPsec
7 42 (15.79%) SMTP
8 37 (13.91%) VPN
9 36 (13.53%) Firewall
10 29 (10.90%) WAN
11 27 (10.15%) SSH
12 26 (9.77%) HTTPS
12 26 (9.77%) LAN
13 25 (9.40%) Internet
14 19 (7.14%) Wireless
15 18 (6.77%) OSPF
16 16 (6.02%) VoIP
17 14 (5.26%) SNMP
17 14 (5.26%) WLAN
18 12 (4.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (20.68%) MongoDB
2 30 (11.28%) Relational Database
3 26 (9.77%) MySQL
4 25 (9.40%) NoSQL
5 24 (9.02%) RDBMS
6 22 (8.27%) SQL Server
7 18 (6.77%) Hadoop
8 17 (6.39%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (6.39%) Big Data
9 13 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.88%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (1.88%) Power BI
12 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.13%) DB2
14 2 (0.75%) KDB
14 2 (0.75%) QlikView
14 2 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 79 (29.70%) Jenkins
2 61 (22.93%) Travis CI
3 53 (19.92%) Git (software)
4 40 (15.04%) gulp
5 31 (11.65%) GitLab
5 31 (11.65%) Gradle
6 10 (3.76%) Gatling
6 10 (3.76%) Geb
6 10 (3.76%) Maven
6 10 (3.76%) Spock
7 8 (3.01%) Ant
8 7 (2.63%) Subversion
9 6 (2.26%) Checkstyle
9 6 (2.26%) JIRA
10 5 (1.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.50%) JUnit
12 3 (1.13%) Bower
12 3 (1.13%) git-flow
12 3 (1.13%) Grunt
12 3 (1.13%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (12.03%) Finance
2 16 (6.02%) Banking
3 13 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.13%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.13%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.75%) Law
5 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.75%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Back Office
6 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (24.44%) Developer
2 52 (19.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (12.78%) Analyst
4 31 (11.65%) Java Developer
5 18 (6.77%) Network Engineer
6 16 (6.02%) Technical Leader
7 15 (5.64%) Architect
7 15 (5.64%) Consultant
7 15 (5.64%) Senior Developer
8 14 (5.26%) Service Analyst
9 13 (4.89%) Agile Developer
9 13 (4.89%) Agile Java Developer
10 12 (4.51%) Lead Developer
10 12 (4.51%) Lead Java Developer
10 12 (4.51%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (4.51%) Technical Developer
11 11 (4.14%) Administrator
12 10 (3.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 9 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
14 7 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (19.55%) .NET
1 52 (19.55%) HTML
2 42 (15.79%) CSS
3 40 (15.04%) AngularJS
3 40 (15.04%) Servlets
3 40 (15.04%) Spring
4 39 (14.66%) J2EE
4 39 (14.66%) SOAP
5 37 (13.91%) Spring Boot
6 35 (13.16%) OAuth
7 33 (12.41%) OAuth2
7 33 (12.41%) REST
8 31 (11.65%) HTML5
9 28 (10.53%) Dropwizard
9 28 (10.53%) Ember.js
9 28 (10.53%) Guice
9 28 (10.53%) Ratpack
10 19 (7.14%) Kafka
10 19 (7.14%) Web Services
11 18 (6.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.77%) PKI
3 11 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.63%) Media Streaming
5 7 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.88%) DataPower
7 5 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.88%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.50%) AS400
8 4 (1.50%) Clustering
8 4 (1.50%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (1.13%) iSeries
9 3 (1.13%) User Experience
10 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.75%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.75%) Fintech
10 2 (0.75%) SCADA
11 1 (0.38%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 136 (51.13%) Linux
2 46 (17.29%) Windows
3 21 (7.89%) Unix
4 19 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.63%) Check Point GAiA
7 7 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (2.26%) Solaris
9 5 (1.88%) Android
10 4 (1.50%) AIX
10 4 (1.50%) CentOS
10 4 (1.50%) HPUX
10 4 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.50%) zOS
11 3 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.75%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.75%) VME
13 1 (0.38%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (32.33%) Configuration Management
2 71 (26.69%) DevOps
3 68 (25.56%) Continuous Integration
4 63 (23.68%) Open Source
5 61 (22.93%) Microservices
6 45 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 36 (13.53%) OWASP
9 30 (11.28%) Target Operating Model
10 29 (10.90%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (10.90%) Unit Testing
11 28 (10.53%) Domain-Driven Design
12 26 (9.77%) OO
13 24 (9.02%) Thought Leadership
14 23 (8.65%) OOP
15 22 (8.27%) ITIL
15 22 (8.27%) TDD
16 17 (6.39%) Software Engineering
17 16 (6.02%) SOA
18 15 (5.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 124 (46.62%) Java
2 56 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 31 (11.65%) SQL
4 30 (11.28%) ES6
4 30 (11.28%) Java 8
5 28 (10.53%) TypeScript
6 18 (6.77%) Shell Script
7 16 (6.02%) Python
8 15 (5.64%) Ruby
9 14 (5.26%) C
10 13 (4.89%) C++
10 13 (4.89%) Perl
10 13 (4.89%) T-SQL
11 9 (3.38%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.38%) C#
11 9 (3.38%) PL/SQL
11 9 (3.38%) XPath
12 8 (3.01%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.63%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.50%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.77%) CCNP
3 16 (6.02%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.51%) CCNA
5 9 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.63%) Degree
7 5 (1.88%) CCSE
7 5 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.50%) ISEB
8 4 (1.50%) MCP
8 4 (1.50%) SANS
9 3 (1.13%) CCDA
9 3 (1.13%) CCVP
10 2 (0.75%) CCENT
10 2 (0.75%) CCSA
10 2 (0.75%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.75%) PMP
10 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.38%) QA
1 9 (3.38%) WCAG
2 6 (2.26%) HIPAA
2 6 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.13%) GDPR
5 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.38%) IFRS
6 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.92%) Docker
3 40 (15.04%) Xen
4 21 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.50%) vSphere
6 3 (1.13%) NFS
6 3 (1.13%) Squid
6 3 (1.13%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.75%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.75%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.38%) RACF
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 72 (27.07%) Puppet
2 35 (13.16%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (11.28%) Kubernetes
4 28 (10.53%) Docker Swarm
5 14 (5.26%) Ansible
6 9 (3.38%) Terraform
7 6 (2.26%) Control-M
7 6 (2.26%) Nagios
7 6 (2.26%) Salt
7 6 (2.26%) SCCM
8 5 (1.88%) SCOM
9 3 (1.13%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.13%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.75%) Cacti
10 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.75%) Marathon
10 2 (0.75%) Mesos
10 2 (0.75%) Nessus
10 2 (0.75%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 2 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (26.69%) Microsoft
2 58 (21.80%) VMware
3 45 (16.92%) Google
4 36 (13.53%) Cisco
5 30 (11.28%) Oracle
6 19 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 18 (6.77%) Citrix
8 13 (4.89%) IBM
9 11 (4.14%) Meraki
10 10 (3.76%) Juniper
10 10 (3.76%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.38%) Aruba
11 9 (3.38%) CA
11 9 (3.38%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.63%) MuleSoft
13 6 (2.26%) HP
13 6 (2.26%) Solace
13 6 (2.26%) Sybase
14 5 (1.88%) Informatica
14 5 (1.88%) SAP