Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 651 578 479
Rank change year-on-year -73 -99 -25
Contract jobs citing FTP 206 302 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.31% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.57% 2.01% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 195 256
England median daily rate £425 £413 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.37% +12.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £278
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £411 £410
% change year-on-year +3.34% +0.30% +10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 25
England median hourly rate £17.70 £33.56 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.24% +55.89% +14.80%
10th Percentile £13.00 £19.38 £13.05
90th Percentile £40.00 £38.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.70 £33.56 £21.53
% change year-on-year -47.24% +55.89% +6.30%

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 13104 15010 14551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.82% 15.43% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8037 9134 8529
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 755 945
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.21 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -15 103 £500 +21.21% 2
South East -37 46 £350 -12.50% 5
North of England +14 25 £419 -9.95% 3
North West +17 17 £425 +3.34% 2
Midlands +16 13 £375 +21.95% 5
West Midlands +26 9 £425 +51.79% 2
South West -2 8 £488 +39.29% 3
East of England -29 8 £470 +13.25% 1
North East +56 5 £275 -39.43%
East Midlands -8 4 £338 -10.06% 2
Yorkshire -1 3 £388 -22.50% 1
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for FTP.

1 71 (34.47%) Java
2 67 (32.52%) HTTP
3 66 (32.04%) TCP/IP
4 62 (30.10%) Linux
5 61 (29.61%) SQL
5 61 (29.61%) DNS
6 52 (25.24%) SSL
7 49 (23.79%) Web Services
8 47 (22.82%) Finance
9 46 (22.33%) Microsoft
10 44 (21.36%) Windows
11 43 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
12 38 (18.45%) VPN
13 37 (17.96%) .NET
13 37 (17.96%) Firewall
13 37 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (17.48%) Puppet
15 34 (16.50%) DHCP
16 33 (16.02%) SMTP
16 33 (16.02%) IPsec
17 32 (15.53%) VMware
17 32 (15.53%) Configuration Management
17 32 (15.53%) Unix
18 31 (15.05%) Apache
18 31 (15.05%) DevOps
19 30 (14.56%) Jenkins
20 29 (14.08%) SQL Server
20 29 (14.08%) IIS
21 27 (13.11%) Internet
22 26 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure

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 31 (15.05%) Apache
2 29 (14.08%) IIS
3 24 (11.65%) WebSphere
4 20 (9.71%) nginx
5 18 (8.74%) Tomcat
6 15 (7.28%) JBoss
6 15 (7.28%) Jetty
6 15 (7.28%) Mongrel
7 10 (4.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.94%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.94%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.94%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.46%) CMS
9 3 (1.46%) SAS
10 2 (0.97%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.97%) Drupal
10 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.88%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (3.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.87%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.19%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (8.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (7.77%) Google App Engine
5 13 (6.31%) OpenShift
6 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (4.85%) Amazon S3
8 7 (3.40%) Boomi
9 6 (2.91%) Heroku
9 6 (2.91%) Route 53
9 6 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.94%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (1.94%) GitHub
10 4 (1.94%) Office 365
11 2 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 67 (32.52%) HTTP
2 66 (32.04%) TCP/IP
3 61 (29.61%) DNS
4 52 (25.24%) SSL
5 38 (18.45%) VPN
6 37 (17.96%) Firewall
7 34 (16.50%) DHCP
8 33 (16.02%) IPsec
8 33 (16.02%) SMTP
9 27 (13.11%) Internet
10 23 (11.17%) SSH
11 19 (9.22%) WAN
12 18 (8.74%) LDAP
13 14 (6.80%) HTTPS
13 14 (6.80%) Network Security
14 13 (6.31%) LAN
14 13 (6.31%) MPLS
15 11 (5.34%) SAN
16 10 (4.85%) VLAN
17 9 (4.37%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.37%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.91%) DB2
7 5 (2.43%) MySQL
8 3 (1.46%) DataStage
8 3 (1.46%) Informix
8 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.46%) Siebel EIM
9 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.97%) QualityStage
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.49%) Ingres
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (14.56%) Jenkins
2 19 (9.22%) Subversion
3 15 (7.28%) Travis CI
4 14 (6.80%) JUnit
4 14 (6.80%) Maven
5 13 (6.31%) Ant
5 13 (6.31%) Checkstyle
5 13 (6.31%) Eclipse
5 13 (6.31%) Git (software)
5 13 (6.31%) IntelliJ
5 13 (6.31%) SoapUI
5 13 (6.31%) XMLUnit
6 8 (3.88%) Gradle
7 5 (2.43%) gulp
7 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.94%) JMeter
8 4 (1.94%) LoadRunner
8 4 (1.94%) Metasploit
8 4 (1.94%) webpack
9 3 (1.46%) GitLab
General
1 47 (22.82%) Finance
2 17 (8.25%) Banking
3 14 (6.80%) Retail
3 14 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.40%) Billing
5 4 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.94%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) Law
7 2 (0.97%) Front Office
7 2 (0.97%) Games
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (21.84%) Developer
2 28 (13.59%) Analyst
3 23 (11.17%) Consultant
4 15 (7.28%) Java Developer
4 15 (7.28%) Network Engineer
5 14 (6.80%) Administrator
5 14 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (4.37%) Architect
6 9 (4.37%) ETL Developer
7 8 (3.88%) Support Analyst
7 8 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (2.91%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (2.91%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (2.43%) Business Analyst
9 5 (2.43%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (2.43%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.43%) Storage Administrator
9 5 (2.43%) Tester
9 5 (2.43%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (1.94%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (23.79%) Web Services
2 37 (17.96%) .NET
3 22 (10.68%) XML
4 21 (10.19%) J2EE
5 20 (9.71%) HTML
6 17 (8.25%) JMS
7 16 (7.77%) CSS
7 16 (7.77%) Servlets
7 16 (7.77%) SOAP
8 14 (6.80%) JDBC
9 13 (6.31%) Apache Camel
9 13 (6.31%) Hibernate
9 13 (6.31%) JavaBeans
9 13 (6.31%) RESTful
9 13 (6.31%) XSD
9 13 (6.31%) XSL
10 12 (5.83%) jQuery
11 11 (5.34%) EDI
11 11 (5.34%) JSON
11 11 (5.34%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.68%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.31%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.85%) DataPower
5 9 (4.37%) Client/Server
6 8 (3.88%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.40%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.91%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.91%) iSeries
8 6 (2.91%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.43%) AS400
9 5 (2.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.94%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.94%) PKI
11 3 (1.46%) Equities
11 3 (1.46%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.46%) iPad
11 3 (1.46%) Tandem
11 3 (1.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (30.10%) Linux
2 44 (21.36%) Windows
3 32 (15.53%) Unix
4 21 (10.19%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.85%) Android
6 10 (4.85%) Apple iOS
7 9 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.40%) Solaris
10 5 (2.43%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.94%) CoreOS
12 3 (1.46%) AIX
12 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.46%) zOS
13 2 (0.97%) CentOS
13 2 (0.97%) SUSE
13 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.49%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (15.53%) Configuration Management
3 31 (15.05%) DevOps
4 22 (10.68%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (10.68%) ITIL
5 21 (10.19%) Open Source
6 18 (8.74%) EAI
6 18 (8.74%) High Availability
7 14 (6.80%) B2B
7 14 (6.80%) Load Balancing
7 14 (6.80%) SOA
7 14 (6.80%) Waterfall
8 13 (6.31%) Code Coverage
8 13 (6.31%) ETL
8 13 (6.31%) Microservices
8 13 (6.31%) Sequence Diagram
8 13 (6.31%) UML
8 13 (6.31%) Use Case
9 12 (5.83%) Project Management
9 12 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (34.47%) Java
2 61 (29.61%) SQL
3 21 (10.19%) JavaScript
3 21 (10.19%) Perl
4 18 (8.74%) T-SQL
5 14 (6.80%) Bash Shell
5 14 (6.80%) Python
5 14 (6.80%) XPath
6 13 (6.31%) PHP
6 13 (6.31%) PowerShell
7 12 (5.83%) C#
8 10 (4.85%) ActionScript
8 10 (4.85%) ActionScript 2.0
8 10 (4.85%) C++
8 10 (4.85%) PL/SQL
9 9 (4.37%) ActionScript 3.0
10 8 (3.88%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.91%) Groovy
11 6 (2.91%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.43%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (8.25%) Degree
2 13 (6.31%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.94%) CCIE
6 4 (1.94%) CISSP
7 3 (1.46%) Siebel Certification
8 2 (0.97%) CCNA
8 2 (0.97%) CCNP
8 2 (0.97%) CISM
8 2 (0.97%) GSEC
8 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.97%) RHCE
9 1 (0.49%) CEH
9 1 (0.49%) GCFA
9 1 (0.49%) GCIA
9 1 (0.49%) GCIH
9 1 (0.49%) GIAC
9 1 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.71%) QA
2 9 (4.37%) RosettaNet
3 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (0.49%) GCP
4 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (12.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (7.77%) Xen
4 11 (5.34%) Docker
5 8 (3.88%) NFS
5 8 (3.88%) Samba
5 8 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.43%) Squid
7 5 (2.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (2.43%) Veritas File System
8 4 (1.94%) iptables
8 4 (1.94%) Postfix
9 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.46%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.97%) Firmware
10 2 (0.97%) Openswan
10 2 (0.97%) pfSense
10 2 (0.97%) vSphere
10 2 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (17.48%) Puppet
2 16 (7.77%) Ansible
3 15 (7.28%) Terraform
4 7 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (2.91%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.43%) Control-M
6 5 (2.43%) Nessus
6 5 (2.43%) Nmap
6 5 (2.43%) SCCM
6 5 (2.43%) SnapMirror
6 5 (2.43%) SnapVault
6 5 (2.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.94%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.94%) Nagios
7 4 (1.94%) WSUS
8 2 (0.97%) Netcool
8 2 (0.97%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.97%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (22.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.53%) VMware
3 24 (11.65%) Oracle
4 21 (10.19%) IBM
5 20 (9.71%) Cisco
6 17 (8.25%) Google
6 17 (8.25%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.80%) CheckPoint
8 10 (4.85%) NetApp
8 10 (4.85%) Solace
8 10 (4.85%) Sybase
9 9 (4.37%) F5
9 9 (4.37%) HP
9 9 (4.37%) webMethods
10 7 (3.40%) Citrix
10 7 (3.40%) Dell
10 7 (3.40%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.91%) Brocade
11 6 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.91%) Veritas