Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 597 577 467
Rank change year-on-year -20 -110 -7
Contract jobs citing FTP 255 255 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 1.95% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 169 252
England median daily rate £510 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £301 £263 £250
90th Percentile £610 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 22
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.56 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% +54.70% +7.11%
10th Percentile £26.78 £19.38 £10.23
90th Percentile £41.13 £38.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.56 £21.69
% change year-on-year +4.31% +54.70% -27.40%

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 12,292 13,095 13,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.19% 14.72% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,656 8,027 8,259
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £214
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 635 696 768
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.24
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.65% -4.44% +12.50%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +2 137 £550 +22.22% 22
South East -32 50 £363 -14.71% 12
North of England +26 36 £431 -1.99% 6
North West +21 30 £425 - 3
Midlands +5 15 £375 - 15
West Midlands +12 10 £425 +30.77% 11
East of England -16 10 - - 15
North East +45 5 £388 -17.20% 1
South West +13 5 £450 -18.11% 1
East Midlands -3 5 £338 -15.63% 4
Yorkshire -18 1 £450 +6.51% 2
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 109 (42.75%) Java
2 96 (37.65%) HTTP
3 95 (37.25%) Linux
4 91 (35.69%) TCP/IP
5 79 (30.98%) SSL
6 78 (30.59%) DNS
7 69 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (25.49%) SQL
9 62 (24.31%) Web Services
10 55 (21.57%) SMTP
10 55 (21.57%) Finance
11 51 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
12 49 (19.22%) DevOps
13 46 (18.04%) Jenkins
13 46 (18.04%) Git (software)
14 44 (17.25%) XML
15 43 (16.86%) SQL Server
15 43 (16.86%) Microservices
16 41 (16.08%) SOAP
16 41 (16.08%) .NET
16 41 (16.08%) HTML
17 40 (15.69%) DHCP
17 40 (15.69%) Puppet
18 39 (15.29%) Docker
18 39 (15.29%) JavaScript
18 39 (15.29%) Windows
18 39 (15.29%) IPsec
19 38 (14.90%) Firewall
19 38 (14.90%) Configuration Management
19 38 (14.90%) CSS

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 26 (10.20%) Apache
2 22 (8.63%) IIS
3 20 (7.84%) WebSphere
4 16 (6.27%) Tomcat
5 14 (5.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (4.31%) JBoss
6 11 (4.31%) nginx
7 10 (3.92%) Jetty
7 10 (3.92%) Mongrel
8 8 (3.14%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (3.14%) Mule
8 8 (3.14%) Mule ESB
8 8 (3.14%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.35%) Confluence
10 4 (1.57%) CMS
10 4 (1.57%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.57%) WebLogic Integration
11 3 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.18%) SAS
12 2 (0.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.57%) Windchill
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (3.53%) Markit EDM
2 8 (3.14%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (1.57%) Teamcenter
4 3 (1.18%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.78%) Movex
5 2 (0.78%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.39%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.06%) Heroku
3 13 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.71%) Amazon S3
4 12 (4.71%) OpenShift
5 11 (4.31%) Google App Engine
5 11 (4.31%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (3.53%) Boomi
7 8 (3.14%) IaaS
7 8 (3.14%) npm
8 6 (2.35%) Amazon Glacier
9 5 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.96%) Route 53
9 5 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.57%) GitHub
10 4 (1.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (37.65%) HTTP
2 91 (35.69%) TCP/IP
3 79 (30.98%) SSL
4 78 (30.59%) DNS
5 55 (21.57%) SMTP
6 40 (15.69%) DHCP
7 39 (15.29%) IPsec
8 38 (14.90%) Firewall
9 30 (11.76%) VPN
10 29 (11.37%) Internet
11 27 (10.59%) SSH
12 17 (6.67%) WAN
13 13 (5.10%) VoIP
14 11 (4.31%) LAN
14 11 (4.31%) SNMP
15 9 (3.53%) HTTPS
15 9 (3.53%) Intranet
15 9 (3.53%) OSPF
15 9 (3.53%) SAN
15 9 (3.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 36 (14.12%) MongoDB
3 27 (10.59%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (10.20%) Relational Database
5 19 (7.45%) MySQL
6 17 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 15 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (5.49%) RDBMS
9 13 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.35%) DB2
12 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
13 4 (1.57%) Informix
13 4 (1.57%) MS Access
14 3 (1.18%) DataStage
14 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.78%) QualityStage
15 2 (0.78%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 46 (18.04%) Git (software)
1 46 (18.04%) Jenkins
2 29 (11.37%) gulp
3 28 (10.98%) Gradle
4 24 (9.41%) Travis CI
5 20 (7.84%) JUnit
5 20 (7.84%) Maven
6 17 (6.67%) Gatling
6 17 (6.67%) Geb
6 17 (6.67%) GitLab
6 17 (6.67%) Spock
7 14 (5.49%) Subversion
8 12 (4.71%) Grunt
9 11 (4.31%) Ant
9 11 (4.31%) Checkstyle
9 11 (4.31%) Eclipse
9 11 (4.31%) IntelliJ
9 11 (4.31%) SoapUI
9 11 (4.31%) SonarQube
9 11 (4.31%) XMLUnit
General
1 55 (21.57%) Finance
2 25 (9.80%) Banking
3 13 (5.10%) Retail
4 8 (3.14%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.14%) Marketing
5 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.35%) Automotive
6 6 (2.35%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.96%) French Language
7 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.57%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.57%) Billing
8 4 (1.57%) German Language
8 4 (1.57%) Military
9 3 (1.18%) Legal
10 2 (0.78%) Front Office
10 2 (0.78%) Law
11 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 81 (31.76%) Developer
2 30 (11.76%) Analyst
2 30 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 26 (10.20%) Consultant
4 19 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (6.67%) Agile Developer
5 17 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
6 16 (6.27%) Administrator
7 11 (4.31%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (3.53%) ETL Developer
9 9 (3.53%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.14%) MuleSoft Developer
10 8 (3.14%) Operations Analyst
11 7 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (2.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (2.75%) Security Analyst
12 6 (2.35%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (24.31%) Web Services
2 44 (17.25%) XML
3 41 (16.08%) .NET
3 41 (16.08%) HTML
3 41 (16.08%) SOAP
4 38 (14.90%) CSS
5 26 (10.20%) OAuth2
6 23 (9.02%) REST
6 23 (9.02%) RESTful
7 20 (7.84%) JDBC
7 20 (7.84%) Spring
8 19 (7.45%) AngularJS
8 19 (7.45%) HTML5
9 18 (7.06%) Dropwizard
9 18 (7.06%) Guice
9 18 (7.06%) Ratpack
9 18 (7.06%) Spring Boot
10 17 (6.67%) Ember.js
10 17 (6.67%) JSON
10 17 (6.67%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.31%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.31%) DataPower
5 8 (3.14%) CESG
6 7 (2.75%) Cyberattack
6 7 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.35%) AS400
7 6 (2.35%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.35%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.96%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.96%) iSeries
8 5 (1.96%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.57%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.78%) iPad
10 2 (0.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 95 (37.25%) Linux
2 39 (15.29%) Windows
3 27 (10.59%) Unix
4 25 (9.80%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.92%) Android
6 10 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 10 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.14%) CentOS
9 6 (2.35%) SUSE
10 5 (1.96%) Solaris
11 4 (1.57%) AIX
11 4 (1.57%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (1.57%) HPUX
11 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.18%) CatOS
13 2 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.22%) DevOps
3 43 (16.86%) Microservices
4 38 (14.90%) Configuration Management
4 38 (14.90%) Open Source
5 33 (12.94%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 32 (12.55%) OO
7 30 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (11.37%) SOA
9 22 (8.63%) OOP
9 22 (8.63%) Software Engineering
10 21 (8.24%) SDLC
11 20 (7.84%) EAI
11 20 (7.84%) TDD
12 19 (7.45%) BDD
13 18 (7.06%) Domain-Driven Design
13 18 (7.06%) OWASP
13 18 (7.06%) Project Management
14 16 (6.27%) ETL
14 16 (6.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 109 (42.75%) Java
2 65 (25.49%) SQL
3 39 (15.29%) JavaScript
4 30 (11.76%) Python
5 23 (9.02%) Groovy
6 22 (8.63%) Perl
7 21 (8.24%) C#
8 17 (6.67%) ES6
8 17 (6.67%) Scala
8 17 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 17 (6.67%) TypeScript
9 15 (5.88%) Bash Shell
9 15 (5.88%) XPath
10 14 (5.49%) PHP
10 14 (5.49%) PowerShell
11 12 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 11 (4.31%) ActionScript
12 11 (4.31%) ActionScript 2.0
13 10 (3.92%) ActionScript 3.0
14 9 (3.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (9.02%) Degree
2 22 (8.63%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (4.31%) CISSP
5 9 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (3.14%) GSEC
7 7 (2.75%) CCNA
7 7 (2.75%) GCED
7 7 (2.75%) GCFA
7 7 (2.75%) GCIA
7 7 (2.75%) GCIH
7 7 (2.75%) GIAC
7 7 (2.75%) GREM
8 6 (2.35%) CCNP
8 6 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.57%) CCENT
9 4 (1.57%) HNC
9 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.27%) QA
2 10 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.92%) RosettaNet
3 8 (3.14%) CESG Infosec
3 8 (3.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.78%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) GDPR
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 39 (15.29%) Docker
2 29 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.41%) Active Directory
4 17 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.71%) Xen
6 9 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.96%) NFS
7 5 (1.96%) VirtualBox
8 4 (1.57%) Time Sharing Option
8 4 (1.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.57%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.18%) vSphere
10 2 (0.78%) pfSense
10 2 (0.78%) Samba
10 2 (0.78%) XenApp
11 1 (0.39%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.39%) HDFS
11 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.39%) Postfix
11 1 (0.39%) Squid
Systems Management
1 40 (15.69%) Puppet
2 30 (11.76%) Ansible
3 24 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (7.06%) Docker Swarm
5 17 (6.67%) Terraform
6 10 (3.92%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (3.14%) IBM BigFix
8 7 (2.75%) Cacti
8 7 (2.75%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.35%) HP ALM
9 6 (2.35%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.96%) Nagios
11 4 (1.57%) Control-M
11 4 (1.57%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.57%) OpenView
11 4 (1.57%) SCCM
11 4 (1.57%) SnapMirror
11 4 (1.57%) SnapVault
11 4 (1.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 3 (1.18%) Grafana
Vendors
1 37 (14.51%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.33%) Oracle
3 32 (12.55%) VMware
4 24 (9.41%) IBM
5 18 (7.06%) Cisco
6 14 (5.49%) Google
7 13 (5.10%) HP
8 11 (4.31%) Red Hat
8 11 (4.31%) SolarWinds
9 10 (3.92%) CheckPoint
9 10 (3.92%) MuleSoft
9 10 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (3.92%) webMethods
10 9 (3.53%) AppDynamics
10 9 (3.53%) Dell
10 9 (3.53%) Sybase
11 8 (3.14%) NetApp
11 8 (3.14%) Solace
12 7 (2.75%) Qualys
12 7 (2.75%) ServiceNow