Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 664 572
Rank change year-on-year +24 -92 -80
Contract jobs citing FTP 231 183 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.20% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 1.45% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 110 203
England median daily rate £481 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.92% +4.24% +0.61%
10th Percentile £240 £256 £267
90th Percentile £675 £576 £550
UK median daily rate £488 £436 £413
% change year-on-year +11.75% +5.76% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
England median hourly rate £24.00 £17.70 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.57% +28.75% -36.12%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.00 £12.53
90th Percentile £41.85 £40.00 £14.78
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £17.70 £13.75
% change year-on-year +35.57% +28.75% -36.12%

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 12,511 12,583 15,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.79% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,583 7,738 9,313
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 656 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -20.83% +20.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +33 125 £500 - 20
East of England +25 34 £490 +4.26% 4
South East -12 29 £406 +16.07% 14
North of England -27 25 £413 - 16
Midlands -21 18 £413 -2.94% 5
East Midlands +6 12 £425 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire -3 12 £413 +6.45% 9
North West -27 10 £300 -29.41% 7
West Midlands -21 6 £388 -4.62% 4
North East +1 4 £410 +49.09%
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 129 (55.84%) DNS
2 127 (54.98%) HTTP
3 117 (50.65%) Linux
4 114 (49.35%) TCP/IP
5 95 (41.13%) SSL
6 94 (40.69%) Java
7 80 (34.63%) DHCP
8 67 (29.00%) Amazon AWS
9 61 (26.41%) Microservices
9 61 (26.41%) Git (software)
10 58 (25.11%) IPsec
11 56 (24.24%) Configuration Management
12 53 (22.94%) Docker
13 52 (22.51%) JavaScript
14 50 (21.65%) REST
15 49 (21.21%) MongoDB
15 49 (21.21%) HTML
16 46 (19.91%) SOAP
16 46 (19.91%) Cisco
17 43 (18.61%) Microsoft
17 43 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (18.18%) CSS
19 41 (17.75%) VMware
19 41 (17.75%) OAuth
19 41 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
19 41 (17.75%) Jenkins
20 40 (17.32%) SQL
21 39 (16.88%) Firewall
21 39 (16.88%) AngularJS
21 39 (16.88%) Puppet

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 37 (16.02%) Apache
2 24 (10.39%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (9.09%) Apache Spark
3 21 (9.09%) IIS
4 19 (8.23%) Tomcat
5 18 (7.79%) WebSphere
6 17 (7.36%) nginx
7 16 (6.93%) Jetty
7 16 (6.93%) Mongrel
8 11 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (4.33%) Skype for Business
10 6 (2.60%) CMS
11 4 (1.73%) MS Exchange
12 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.30%) WordPress
13 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.87%) Confluence
13 2 (0.87%) JBoss
13 2 (0.87%) Mule
13 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.43%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 67 (29.00%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (15.15%) Heroku
3 27 (11.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (8.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (7.36%) OpenShift
6 16 (6.93%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (6.93%) Google App Engine
7 14 (6.06%) Office 365
8 4 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.30%) GitHub
9 3 (1.30%) IaaS
10 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.87%) npm
10 2 (0.87%) PaaS
10 2 (0.87%) SaaS
11 1 (0.43%) G Suite
11 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 129 (55.84%) DNS
2 127 (54.98%) HTTP
3 114 (49.35%) TCP/IP
4 95 (41.13%) SSL
5 80 (34.63%) DHCP
6 58 (25.11%) IPsec
7 39 (16.88%) Firewall
8 37 (16.02%) VPN
9 36 (15.58%) WAN
10 30 (12.99%) LAN
10 30 (12.99%) SMTP
11 27 (11.69%) SSH
12 24 (10.39%) HTTPS
13 23 (9.96%) Internet
14 19 (8.23%) Wireless
15 18 (7.79%) VoIP
16 17 (7.36%) OSPF
17 15 (6.49%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (6.49%) MPLS
18 14 (6.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (21.21%) MongoDB
2 30 (12.99%) Relational Database
3 27 (11.69%) NoSQL
4 25 (10.82%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (8.23%) MySQL
6 15 (6.49%) RDBMS
7 14 (6.06%) Big Data
7 14 (6.06%) Hadoop
8 13 (5.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database
10 9 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (3.46%) Redis
11 8 (3.46%) SQL Server
12 7 (3.03%) Power BI
13 6 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (2.60%) QlikView
14 4 (1.73%) Siebel EIM
15 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (26.41%) Git (software)
2 41 (17.75%) Jenkins
3 35 (15.15%) GitLab
4 32 (13.85%) gulp
5 31 (13.42%) Gradle
6 29 (12.55%) Travis CI
7 13 (5.63%) Spock
8 11 (4.76%) Gatling
8 11 (4.76%) Geb
8 11 (4.76%) Subversion
9 9 (3.90%) Maven
10 8 (3.46%) Ant
11 6 (2.60%) Checkstyle
12 4 (1.73%) JUnit
13 3 (1.30%) webpack
14 2 (0.87%) Bower
14 2 (0.87%) Gerrit
14 2 (0.87%) Grunt
14 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
14 2 (0.87%) SonarQube
General
1 31 (13.42%) Finance
2 17 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.63%) Banking
4 7 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.60%) Back Office
6 3 (1.30%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Legal
7 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.87%) Retail
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (31.17%) Developer
2 32 (13.85%) Java Developer
3 29 (12.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.96%) Network Engineer
5 19 (8.23%) Analyst
6 17 (7.36%) Agile Developer
6 17 (7.36%) Agile Java Developer
7 16 (6.93%) Architect
8 14 (6.06%) Administrator
9 10 (4.33%) Lead Developer
9 10 (4.33%) Lead Java Developer
9 10 (4.33%) Technical Leader
10 9 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.90%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.46%) Ruby Developer
11 8 (3.46%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.46%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (3.46%) Technical Developer
12 7 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
13 6 (2.60%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.65%) REST
2 49 (21.21%) HTML
3 46 (19.91%) SOAP
4 42 (18.18%) CSS
5 41 (17.75%) OAuth
6 39 (16.88%) AngularJS
6 39 (16.88%) OAuth2
7 38 (16.45%) Spring
8 36 (15.58%) Spring Boot
9 35 (15.15%) HTML5
10 31 (13.42%) .NET
10 31 (13.42%) XML
11 29 (12.55%) Dropwizard
11 29 (12.55%) Guice
11 29 (12.55%) Ratpack
12 26 (11.26%) Ember.js
13 23 (9.96%) Web Services
14 21 (9.09%) JSON
15 20 (8.66%) Kafka
16 16 (6.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.06%) PKI
3 8 (3.46%) Credit Risk
3 8 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.03%) Media Streaming
4 7 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.60%) Clustering
5 6 (2.60%) Fintech
5 6 (2.60%) MPEG
5 6 (2.60%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (2.16%) Replication
7 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.73%) DataPower
7 4 (1.73%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.73%) STB
8 3 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.30%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (50.65%) Linux
2 35 (15.15%) Windows
3 24 (10.39%) Unix
4 14 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.33%) Solaris
6 7 (3.03%) CentOS
6 7 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (2.60%) Check Point GAiA
8 5 (2.16%) HPUX
8 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.73%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.30%) AIX
10 3 (1.30%) Android
10 3 (1.30%) CoreOS
10 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.30%) zOS
11 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.87%) VME
12 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.41%) Microservices
2 56 (24.24%) Configuration Management
3 43 (18.61%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (17.75%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (16.45%) DevOps
6 37 (16.02%) OWASP
7 32 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (13.42%) Open Source
9 29 (12.55%) Domain-Driven Design
9 29 (12.55%) TDD
10 27 (11.69%) Software Engineering
11 22 (9.52%) ITIL
12 21 (9.09%) BDD
12 21 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 21 (9.09%) Test Automation
13 16 (6.93%) OO
13 16 (6.93%) SOA
13 16 (6.93%) Unit Testing
14 15 (6.49%) Target Operating Model
15 13 (5.63%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 94 (40.69%) Java
2 52 (22.51%) JavaScript
3 40 (17.32%) SQL
4 35 (15.15%) Java 8
5 34 (14.72%) ES6
6 26 (11.26%) TypeScript
7 20 (8.66%) Bash Shell
8 18 (7.79%) Perl
9 12 (5.19%) C
9 12 (5.19%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.76%) Ruby
10 11 (4.76%) Shell Script
11 10 (4.33%) C#
11 10 (4.33%) Python
12 8 (3.46%) XPath
13 7 (3.03%) C++
13 7 (3.03%) Embedded C
14 6 (2.60%) T-SQL
15 5 (2.16%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
16 4 (1.73%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (9.96%) Security Cleared
3 19 (8.23%) CCNP
4 18 (7.79%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.19%) CCNA
6 7 (3.03%) Degree
7 4 (1.73%) CCSE
7 4 (1.73%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.73%) MCP
7 4 (1.73%) Siebel Certification
8 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.87%) CCDA
8 2 (0.87%) CISSP
8 2 (0.87%) GCED
8 2 (0.87%) GIAC
8 2 (0.87%) ISEB
8 2 (0.87%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) QA
2 4 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.73%) WCAG
3 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) IFRS
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (22.94%) Docker
2 35 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (14.72%) Active Directory
4 20 (8.66%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (6.93%) Xen
6 9 (3.90%) vSphere
7 5 (2.16%) NFS
7 5 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.30%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.87%) iptables
9 2 (0.87%) Postfix
9 2 (0.87%) Samba
9 2 (0.87%) Squid
9 2 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.43%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (16.88%) Puppet
2 29 (12.55%) Docker Swarm
3 24 (10.39%) Ansible
4 23 (9.96%) Kubernetes
4 23 (9.96%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (4.33%) Terraform
6 8 (3.46%) Mesos
7 6 (2.60%) Marathon
7 6 (2.60%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.16%) Data Guard
8 5 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (2.16%) Salt
9 4 (1.73%) Nagios
9 4 (1.73%) SCCM
9 4 (1.73%) SCOM
9 4 (1.73%) WSUS
10 3 (1.30%) Nessus
11 2 (0.87%) Cacti
11 2 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 46 (19.91%) Cisco
2 43 (18.61%) Microsoft
3 41 (17.75%) VMware
4 32 (13.85%) Oracle
5 21 (9.09%) Google
6 17 (7.36%) CheckPoint
7 12 (5.19%) Citrix
7 12 (5.19%) IBM
8 10 (4.33%) Juniper
8 10 (4.33%) Meraki
8 10 (4.33%) SolarWinds
9 9 (3.90%) Aruba
9 9 (3.90%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.90%) ServiceNow
10 8 (3.46%) Veritas
11 7 (3.03%) HP
12 6 (2.60%) Solace
12 6 (2.60%) Sybase
13 5 (2.16%) Siebel
14 4 (1.73%) SAP