Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 607 626 664
Rank change year-on-year +19 +38 -91
Contract jobs citing FTP 178 232 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 1.86% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 162 113
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £241 £255
90th Percentile £700 £675 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £430
% change year-on-year - +10.47% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
England median hourly rate £50.00 £24.00 £17.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% +35.57% +28.75%
10th Percentile £38.00 £15.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £41.85 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £24.00 £17.70
% change year-on-year +108.33% +35.57% +28.75%

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 10,242 12,493 12,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.23% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,252 7,561 7,726
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £195 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 602 654
England median hourly rate £29.25 £19.69 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.53% +5.31% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.11 £12.25 £11.64
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £19.32
% change year-on-year +65.79% -1.63% -15.41%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +31 95 £488 -2.50% 16
North of England +38 33 £500 +17.65% 7
South West - 18 £650 - 4
South East +36 15 £515 +24.85% 5
Yorkshire +31 15 £403 -5.29% 4
North West +10 15 £575 +91.67% 3
Midlands +45 9 £413 - 2
West Midlands +28 6 £425 +9.68% 2
East of England -2 6 £588 +19.90% 4
East Midlands +16 3 £400 -5.88%
North East +11 3 £700 +70.73%
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 82 (46.07%) Linux
2 73 (41.01%) DNS
3 66 (37.08%) Java
4 65 (36.52%) HTTP
5 54 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (29.78%) SQL
7 48 (26.97%) Windows
7 48 (26.97%) DHCP
8 46 (25.84%) Microservices
9 45 (25.28%) REST
10 44 (24.72%) Finance
11 42 (23.60%) SSL
12 41 (23.03%) TCP/IP
13 39 (21.91%) Git (software)
14 38 (21.35%) Jenkins
14 38 (21.35%) DevOps
15 37 (20.79%) Docker
16 35 (19.66%) XML
17 33 (18.54%) SQL Server
18 31 (17.42%) SOAP
18 31 (17.42%) Azure
19 30 (16.85%) Spring
19 30 (16.85%) JavaScript
19 30 (16.85%) Active Directory
20 29 (16.29%) AWS
20 29 (16.29%) Open Source
21 27 (15.17%) IPsec
21 27 (15.17%) VMware
21 27 (15.17%) MySQL
21 27 (15.17%) Spring Boot

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 (12.36%) Confluence
2 17 (9.55%) Apache
3 13 (7.30%) Jetty
4 12 (6.74%) IIS
5 10 (5.62%) MS Exchange
5 10 (5.62%) Tomcat
6 9 (5.06%) Mongrel
6 9 (5.06%) nginx
6 9 (5.06%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.25%) Apache Spark
10 4 (2.25%) ColdFusion
10 4 (2.25%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.69%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.12%) CMS
13 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.12%) FileZilla
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.42%) Azure
2 29 (16.29%) AWS
3 13 (7.30%) Office 365
4 11 (6.18%) GCP
5 8 (4.49%) Boomi
5 8 (4.49%) GitHub
5 8 (4.49%) OpenShift
6 7 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.93%) Google App Engine
7 5 (2.81%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (2.25%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.25%) Datadog
8 4 (2.25%) SaaS
8 4 (2.25%) Serverless
9 3 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.12%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.56%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 73 (41.01%) DNS
2 65 (36.52%) HTTP
3 48 (26.97%) DHCP
4 42 (23.60%) SSL
5 41 (23.03%) TCP/IP
6 27 (15.17%) IPsec
7 22 (12.36%) Firewall
8 15 (8.43%) VPN
9 11 (6.18%) SSH
10 10 (5.62%) SMTP
10 10 (5.62%) WAN
11 9 (5.06%) LAN
12 8 (4.49%) HTTPS
13 7 (3.93%) Internet
14 6 (3.37%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (3.37%) Network Security
14 6 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (2.81%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (2.81%) VoIP
16 4 (2.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.54%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.17%) MySQL
3 21 (11.80%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (11.24%) Relational Database
5 19 (10.67%) MongoDB
6 16 (8.99%) NoSQL
7 14 (7.87%) RDBMS
8 13 (7.30%) DB2
9 12 (6.74%) DataStage
9 12 (6.74%) Informix
9 12 (6.74%) QualityStage
10 10 (5.62%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.12%) Data Lake
13 2 (1.12%) Power BI
13 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 39 (21.91%) Git (software)
2 38 (21.35%) Jenkins
3 25 (14.04%) JIRA
3 25 (14.04%) Maven
4 19 (10.67%) Travis CI
5 15 (8.43%) Gradle
6 13 (7.30%) GitLab
6 13 (7.30%) JUnit
7 12 (6.74%) Mockito
8 11 (6.18%) Ant
8 11 (6.18%) Gatling
8 11 (6.18%) Geb
8 11 (6.18%) Spock
9 9 (5.06%) gulp
9 9 (5.06%) Subversion
10 4 (2.25%) GoCD
10 4 (2.25%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.25%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.12%) Checkstyle
General
1 44 (24.72%) Finance
2 21 (11.80%) Banking
3 11 (6.18%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.49%) Law
5 6 (3.37%) Retail
5 6 (3.37%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.81%) Electronics
6 5 (2.81%) Marketing
7 4 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (38.76%) Developer
2 39 (21.91%) Analyst
3 30 (16.85%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.30%) ETL Developer
6 12 (6.74%) Backend Developer
6 12 (6.74%) Integration Developer
7 10 (5.62%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.62%) Senior Developer
8 9 (5.06%) KYC Analyst
8 9 (5.06%) SQL Developer
9 8 (4.49%) DataStage Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Agile Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Agile Java Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) DataStage ETL Developer
10 7 (3.93%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.93%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.28%) REST
2 35 (19.66%) XML
3 31 (17.42%) SOAP
4 30 (16.85%) Spring
5 27 (15.17%) Spring Boot
6 25 (14.04%) AngularJS
7 22 (12.36%) .NET
7 22 (12.36%) Web Services
8 17 (9.55%) JSON
9 15 (8.43%) Dropwizard
9 15 (8.43%) Kafka
10 14 (7.87%) HTML
10 14 (7.87%) Middleware
11 13 (7.30%) OAuth
12 12 (6.74%) WireMock
12 12 (6.74%) XML Schema
13 11 (6.18%) Guice
13 11 (6.18%) OAuth2
13 11 (6.18%) Ratpack
14 10 (5.62%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.55%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.62%) PKI
3 7 (3.93%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.93%) iPhone
4 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.37%) Replication
5 5 (2.81%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.81%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.81%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.69%) DataPower
6 3 (1.69%) User Experience
7 2 (1.12%) iSeries
7 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.12%) SCADA
7 2 (1.12%) Social Media
7 2 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.12%) W3C
8 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (46.07%) Linux
2 48 (26.97%) Windows
3 13 (7.30%) Unix
4 12 (6.74%) Windows 10
4 12 (6.74%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.18%) Windows Server
6 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.93%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.37%) Android
9 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.81%) Debian
10 5 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.81%) Solaris
10 5 (2.81%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.25%) AIX
11 4 (2.25%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.25%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.25%) zOS
12 2 (1.12%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (25.84%) Microservices
3 38 (21.35%) DevOps
4 29 (16.29%) Open Source
5 25 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (13.48%) Configuration Management
6 24 (13.48%) ETL
7 23 (12.92%) ITIL
8 21 (11.80%) Migration
9 18 (10.11%) TDD
10 17 (9.55%) BDD
10 17 (9.55%) Pair Programming
11 16 (8.99%) Domain-Driven Design
11 16 (8.99%) OO
11 16 (8.99%) OWASP
11 16 (8.99%) Scrum
12 15 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (8.43%) Software Engineering
12 15 (8.43%) Test Automation
13 14 (7.87%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 66 (37.08%) Java
2 53 (29.78%) SQL
3 30 (16.85%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.48%) Java 8
5 23 (12.92%) PowerShell
6 22 (12.36%) TypeScript
7 19 (10.67%) Python
8 9 (5.06%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.06%) C#
9 7 (3.93%) ActionScript
9 7 (3.93%) ActionScript 2.0
9 7 (3.93%) Perl
10 6 (3.37%) ES6
10 6 (3.37%) Ruby
11 5 (2.81%) C
11 5 (2.81%) PHP
12 4 (2.25%) C++
12 4 (2.25%) Java 9
12 4 (2.25%) Kotlin
12 4 (2.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.06%) Degree
4 6 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.37%) MCP
5 5 (2.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.69%) CCIE
7 3 (1.69%) MCSA
8 2 (1.12%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (1.12%) CCNP
8 2 (1.12%) CCSE
8 2 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.12%) RHCE
8 2 (1.12%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.56%) CEH
9 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.56%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.12%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) WCAG
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (20.79%) Docker
2 30 (16.85%) Active Directory
3 26 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.87%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (5.62%) Xen
6 8 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.12%) PowerDNS
8 2 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.56%) Samba
9 1 (0.56%) Snort
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (12.92%) Puppet
2 20 (11.24%) Kubernetes
3 18 (10.11%) Terraform
4 14 (7.87%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.74%) Ansible
6 11 (6.18%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (2.81%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.81%) Nagios
8 4 (2.25%) Graphite
8 4 (2.25%) Kibana
8 4 (2.25%) logstash
8 4 (2.25%) SCCM
8 4 (2.25%) StatsD
9 3 (1.69%) HP ALM
10 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.12%) Salt
10 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.56%) SCOM
11 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (15.17%) VMware
2 26 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.61%) Oracle
3 21 (11.80%) Citrix
4 20 (11.24%) Cisco
4 20 (11.24%) IBM
5 14 (7.87%) HP
5 14 (7.87%) Red Hat
6 13 (7.30%) MuleSoft
7 12 (6.74%) Teradata
8 10 (5.62%) Google
9 9 (5.06%) Dell
9 9 (5.06%) ServiceNow
10 7 (3.93%) Ivanti
10 7 (3.93%) Meraki
10 7 (3.93%) TIBCO
11 6 (3.37%) Apple
11 6 (3.37%) SAP
12 4 (2.25%) New Relic
12 4 (2.25%) Splunk