Period
to 23 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 541 596 486
Rank change year-on-year +55 -110 +46
Contract jobs citing FTP 303 204 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 1.75% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 142 237
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £259
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 6
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +84.62% -58.86%
10th Percentile £16.13 £30.00 £8.95
90th Percentile £44.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% +84.62% -58.86%

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 12,406 11,684 14,457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 14.01% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,685 7,186 8,793
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £223
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +2.55% +3.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 652 608
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £24.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -19.15% +14.49%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £19.24 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.71% -17.49% +13.64%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +25 173 £535 +12.63% 28
North of England -6 38 £500 +33.33% 18
South East -24 36 £425 -10.53% 9
East of England +20 27 £500 +53.85% 7
Midlands -3 26 £400 -3.03% 9
North West -15 24 £425 +13.33% 10
East Midlands +16 18 £400 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire -13 10 £500 +13.64% 7
West Midlands -20 8 £425 +9.68% 4
North East +14 4 £500 +86.05% 1
South West +6 3 £445 -19.02% 4
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 157 (51.82%) Linux
2 149 (49.17%) HTTP
3 131 (43.23%) TCP/IP
3 131 (43.23%) DNS
4 129 (42.57%) Java
5 117 (38.61%) SSL
6 91 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
7 89 (29.37%) Microservices
8 86 (28.38%) SQL
9 78 (25.74%) Git (software)
10 72 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
11 71 (23.43%) XML
12 70 (23.10%) MongoDB
13 66 (21.78%) Puppet
13 66 (21.78%) DHCP
13 66 (21.78%) Configuration Management
14 64 (21.12%) DevOps
15 61 (20.13%) Docker
15 61 (20.13%) Open Source
15 61 (20.13%) IPsec
15 61 (20.13%) SOAP
16 60 (19.80%) Finance
16 60 (19.80%) Relational Database
17 58 (19.14%) Jenkins
18 56 (18.48%) PostgreSQL
18 56 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (17.49%) Web Services
20 52 (17.16%) HTML
20 52 (17.16%) Oracle
20 52 (17.16%) REST

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 42 (13.86%) Apache
2 23 (7.59%) Tomcat
3 21 (6.93%) IIS
4 19 (6.27%) WebSphere
5 17 (5.61%) nginx
6 16 (5.28%) Jetty
6 16 (5.28%) Mongrel
7 10 (3.30%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (2.64%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (2.64%) Mule
9 8 (2.64%) Mule ESB
9 8 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.98%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.98%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.65%) Confluence
11 5 (1.65%) WebLogic Integration
12 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.99%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.32%) Windchill
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Markit EDM
1 4 (1.32%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.99%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.66%) Movex
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) BPCS
4 1 (0.33%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 72 (23.76%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (11.55%) Heroku
3 21 (6.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (5.94%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (4.95%) Google App Engine
5 15 (4.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (3.30%) Office 365
7 8 (2.64%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.64%) IaaS
7 8 (2.64%) npm
7 8 (2.64%) OpenShift
8 5 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.99%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.99%) Boomi
10 2 (0.66%) G Suite
10 2 (0.66%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.66%) SaaS
11 1 (0.33%) GitHub
11 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 149 (49.17%) HTTP
2 131 (43.23%) DNS
2 131 (43.23%) TCP/IP
3 117 (38.61%) SSL
4 66 (21.78%) DHCP
5 61 (20.13%) IPsec
6 48 (15.84%) SMTP
7 40 (13.20%) Firewall
8 28 (9.24%) SSH
9 27 (8.91%) VPN
10 26 (8.58%) WAN
11 23 (7.59%) LAN
12 21 (6.93%) HTTPS
13 20 (6.60%) Internet
14 18 (5.94%) SAN
15 17 (5.61%) VoIP
16 12 (3.96%) SNMP
16 12 (3.96%) Wireshark
17 11 (3.63%) MPLS
17 11 (3.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (23.10%) MongoDB
2 60 (19.80%) Relational Database
3 56 (18.48%) PostgreSQL
4 48 (15.84%) NoSQL
5 34 (11.22%) MySQL
6 33 (10.89%) SQL Server
7 32 (10.56%) RDBMS
8 14 (4.62%) Oracle Database
9 13 (4.29%) DataStage
9 13 (4.29%) DB2
9 13 (4.29%) Informix
10 12 (3.96%) QualityStage
11 11 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (3.63%) Siebel EIM
12 10 (3.30%) Redis
13 8 (2.64%) IBM InfoSphere
13 8 (2.64%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (2.64%) QlikView
13 8 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (2.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 78 (25.74%) Git (software)
2 58 (19.14%) Jenkins
3 46 (15.18%) Travis CI
4 35 (11.55%) Gradle
5 34 (11.22%) GitLab
6 33 (10.89%) gulp
7 24 (7.92%) Spock
8 22 (7.26%) Gatling
8 22 (7.26%) Geb
9 11 (3.63%) JUnit
10 10 (3.30%) Maven
11 9 (2.97%) Grunt
12 8 (2.64%) Bower
12 8 (2.64%) SonarQube
13 7 (2.31%) JIRA
14 6 (1.98%) Subversion
15 5 (1.65%) Gerrit
15 5 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
16 3 (0.99%) webpack
General
1 60 (19.80%) Finance
2 23 (7.59%) Banking
2 23 (7.59%) Financial Institution
3 14 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.63%) Marketing
5 8 (2.64%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.31%) French Language
7 6 (1.98%) Automotive
7 6 (1.98%) Back Office
7 6 (1.98%) Legal
8 4 (1.32%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.32%) German Language
8 4 (1.32%) Military
9 3 (0.99%) Electronics
9 3 (0.99%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.99%) Publishing
10 2 (0.66%) Advertising
10 2 (0.66%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 110 (36.30%) Developer
2 34 (11.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (9.90%) Java Developer
4 25 (8.25%) Agile Developer
4 25 (8.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 24 (7.92%) Analyst
6 17 (5.61%) Network Engineer
7 16 (5.28%) Administrator
8 15 (4.95%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (4.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 13 (4.29%) Siebel Developer
11 12 (3.96%) Consultant
11 12 (3.96%) ETL Developer
11 12 (3.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.30%) DataStage Developer
12 10 (3.30%) Ruby Developer
13 9 (2.97%) Architect
13 9 (2.97%) DataStage ETL Developer
14 8 (2.64%) AWS Engineer
14 8 (2.64%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (23.43%) XML
2 61 (20.13%) SOAP
3 53 (17.49%) Web Services
4 52 (17.16%) HTML
4 52 (17.16%) REST
5 51 (16.83%) CSS
6 46 (15.18%) .NET
7 45 (14.85%) OAuth
7 45 (14.85%) OAuth2
8 37 (12.21%) AngularJS
9 35 (11.55%) HTML5
10 31 (10.23%) Spring
11 28 (9.24%) Spring Boot
12 27 (8.91%) Dropwizard
12 27 (8.91%) Guice
12 27 (8.91%) Ratpack
13 24 (7.92%) Ember.js
14 22 (7.26%) WireMock
15 21 (6.93%) XSLT
16 20 (6.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.63%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.30%) Credit Risk
5 9 (2.97%) Fintech
6 7 (2.31%) CESG
7 6 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.98%) MPEG
7 6 (1.98%) Replication
8 5 (1.65%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.65%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.65%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.32%) PKI
9 4 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.32%) STB
10 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.99%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 157 (51.82%) Linux
2 36 (11.88%) Windows
3 31 (10.23%) Unix
4 21 (6.93%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.97%) SUSE
7 7 (2.31%) CentOS
8 6 (1.98%) Check Point GAiA
8 6 (1.98%) Solaris
8 6 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.65%) HPUX
9 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.32%) AIX
11 3 (0.99%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.66%) Android
12 2 (0.66%) CatOS
12 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (29.37%) Microservices
3 66 (21.78%) Configuration Management
4 64 (21.12%) DevOps
5 61 (20.13%) Open Source
6 56 (18.48%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (16.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 50 (16.50%) TDD
8 46 (15.18%) OO
9 40 (13.20%) BDD
10 39 (12.87%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (12.21%) OWASP
11 37 (12.21%) SDLC
12 36 (11.88%) Software Engineering
13 34 (11.22%) Test Automation
14 33 (10.89%) OOP
15 31 (10.23%) Target Operating Model
16 27 (8.91%) Domain-Driven Design
16 27 (8.91%) ITIL
17 25 (8.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 129 (42.57%) Java
2 86 (28.38%) SQL
3 50 (16.50%) JavaScript
4 37 (12.21%) Python
5 36 (11.88%) Java 8
6 34 (11.22%) ES6
7 31 (10.23%) Perl
8 27 (8.91%) C#
9 25 (8.25%) Bash Shell
10 24 (7.92%) TypeScript
11 23 (7.59%) Groovy
12 17 (5.61%) Ruby
13 15 (4.95%) Scala
14 13 (4.29%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
15 12 (3.96%) Shell Script
16 10 (3.30%) PL/SQL
17 7 (2.31%) COBOL
18 6 (1.98%) XPath
19 5 (1.65%) AWK
19 5 (1.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (16.17%) Security Cleared
2 46 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.62%) Degree
5 12 (3.96%) Siebel Certification
6 10 (3.30%) CCNA
7 9 (2.97%) CISSP
8 8 (2.64%) CCNP
9 7 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (1.98%) CCSA
10 6 (1.98%) GCED
10 6 (1.98%) GCFA
10 6 (1.98%) GCIA
10 6 (1.98%) GCIH
10 6 (1.98%) GIAC
10 6 (1.98%) GREM
10 6 (1.98%) GSEC
11 5 (1.65%) HNC
11 5 (1.65%) ISTQB
11 5 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.95%) Data Quality
1 15 (4.95%) QA
2 13 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.31%) CESG Infosec
3 7 (2.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (1.98%) SLA
5 4 (1.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) FATCA
6 1 (0.33%) GDPR
6 1 (0.33%) HL7
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.33%) P3O
6 1 (0.33%) PSD2
6 1 (0.33%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.33%) SEPA
6 1 (0.33%) TARGET2
System Software
1 61 (20.13%) Docker
2 38 (12.54%) Virtual Machines
2 38 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.92%) Active Directory
4 16 (5.28%) Xen
5 8 (2.64%) vSphere
6 7 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (1.98%) Veritas File System
7 6 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.65%) NFS
8 5 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.65%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (1.32%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.66%) iptables
10 2 (0.66%) Postfix
10 2 (0.66%) Samba
10 2 (0.66%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.66%) Squid
11 1 (0.33%) HDFS
11 1 (0.33%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 66 (21.78%) Puppet
2 45 (14.85%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (12.54%) Ansible
4 27 (8.91%) Docker Swarm
5 18 (5.94%) Terraform
6 11 (3.63%) Kubernetes
7 10 (3.30%) Mesos
7 10 (3.30%) Nagios
7 10 (3.30%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (2.64%) Cacti
8 8 (2.64%) Marathon
9 7 (2.31%) IBM BigFix
9 7 (2.31%) OpenView
9 7 (2.31%) vCenter Server
10 6 (1.98%) ZABBIX
11 5 (1.65%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.65%) Grafana
11 5 (1.65%) HP ALM
11 5 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.32%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 52 (17.16%) Oracle
2 41 (13.53%) VMware
3 38 (12.54%) Microsoft
4 29 (9.57%) Cisco
5 23 (7.59%) HP
6 20 (6.60%) Google
6 20 (6.60%) IBM
7 18 (5.94%) Citrix
8 15 (4.95%) SolarWinds
9 14 (4.62%) Siebel
10 13 (4.29%) Teradata
11 12 (3.96%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.63%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.30%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.97%) Veritas
15 8 (2.64%) MuleSoft
15 8 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (2.31%) Sun
17 6 (1.98%) Juniper
17 6 (1.98%) SAP