Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 500 503 524
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 +51
Contract jobs citing FTP 112 115 332
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 1.84% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 75 255
10th Percentile £200 £148 £350
25th Percentile £314 £256 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £493 £438 £525
Median % change year-on-year +12.57% -16.67% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £526 £600
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £525
% change year-on-year - -14.29% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
10th Percentile £51.77 £50.75 £13.70
25th Percentile £53.35 £53.00 £15.13
Median hourly rate £56.61 £67.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.13% +285.71% -50.00%
75th Percentile £60.49 £68.75 £27.50
90th Percentile £62.45 £69.50 £33.50
UK median hourly rate £56.61 £67.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +285.71% -50.00%

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 5,012 6,257 10,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.27% 13.44% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,246 3,878 6,691
10th Percentile £219 £181 £206
25th Percentile £340 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £530 £527 £538
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 332 465
10th Percentile £12.53 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.25 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.03%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% +10.53% +1.60%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing FTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing FTP in England.

Daily rate trend for FTP in England

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FTP in England over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for FTP in England

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing FTP in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 9 May 2021. 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 64 £500 +69.49% 5
South East +37 11 £450 -8.16% 13
Midlands +19 11 £363 +107.14% 7
East of England +27 9 - - 3
West Midlands +6 9 £500 +185.71% 3
North of England +15 4 £495 +5.32% 13
North West 0 4 £495 +11.55% 3
South West +42 2 £231 -61.46% 3
East Midlands +21 1 £225 - 3
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 46 (41.07%) DNS
2 39 (34.82%) TCP/IP
3 36 (32.14%) HTTP
3 36 (32.14%) Social Skills
4 35 (31.25%) IBM
5 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 29 (25.89%) Windows
7 26 (23.21%) SMTP
7 26 (23.21%) DHCP
8 25 (22.32%) Finance
9 24 (21.43%) VMware
9 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (21.43%) Java
9 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (21.43%) Jenkins
10 23 (20.54%) Apache
10 23 (20.54%) SSL
10 23 (20.54%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
12 21 (18.75%) Azure
12 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
12 21 (18.75%) JIRA
12 21 (18.75%) SQL
13 20 (17.86%) Oracle
13 20 (17.86%) IIS
14 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
14 19 (16.96%) Linux
14 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
15 18 (16.07%) Tomcat
15 18 (16.07%) Python

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 23 (20.54%) Apache
2 20 (17.86%) IIS
3 18 (16.07%) Tomcat
4 15 (13.39%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
5 7 (6.25%) IBM Domino
5 7 (6.25%) Jetty
5 7 (6.25%) Mongrel
5 7 (6.25%) nginx
5 7 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (5.36%) Confluence
7 4 (3.57%) CICS
8 3 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.68%) Red Hat Fuse
8 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.79%) JBoss
9 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.79%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.89%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Magento
1 7 (6.25%) Shopify
2 1 (0.89%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.89%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.89%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.75%) Azure
2 18 (16.07%) AWS
3 15 (13.39%) GCP
4 8 (7.14%) IaaS
4 8 (7.14%) Serverless
5 7 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (6.25%) Google App Engine
6 6 (5.36%) Microsoft 365
7 4 (3.57%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.79%) PaaS
8 2 (1.79%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.79%) SaaS
9 1 (0.89%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.89%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.89%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.89%) Azure Storage
9 1 (0.89%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 46 (41.07%) DNS
2 39 (34.82%) TCP/IP
3 36 (32.14%) HTTP
4 26 (23.21%) DHCP
4 26 (23.21%) SMTP
5 23 (20.54%) SSL
6 14 (12.50%) SAN
7 13 (11.61%) Firewall
7 13 (11.61%) NAS
8 11 (9.82%) SNA
9 10 (8.93%) SSH
9 10 (8.93%) VLAN
10 8 (7.14%) APPN
10 8 (7.14%) IPsec
11 7 (6.25%) Internet
11 7 (6.25%) MPLS
11 7 (6.25%) SNMP
12 6 (5.36%) VPN
12 6 (5.36%) Wireless
13 5 (4.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.04%) DB2
4 8 (7.14%) MySQL
5 4 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.79%) Big Data
7 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.79%) MS Access
7 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.79%) Power BI
7 2 (1.79%) Tableau
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.89%) HBase
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 21 (18.75%) JIRA
3 16 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.25%) Travis CI
5 3 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.68%) GitLab
5 3 (2.68%) Selenium
6 2 (1.79%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.79%) Gatling
6 2 (1.79%) Geb
6 2 (1.79%) Gerrit
6 2 (1.79%) Gradle
6 2 (1.79%) JMeter
6 2 (1.79%) Postman
6 2 (1.79%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.79%) Spock
6 2 (1.79%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.89%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.89%) Toad
General
1 36 (32.14%) Social Skills
2 25 (22.32%) Finance
3 9 (8.04%) Public Sector
4 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.46%) Influencing Skills
7 4 (3.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.79%) Banking
8 2 (1.79%) Retail
9 1 (0.89%) Electronics
9 1 (0.89%) German Language
9 1 (0.89%) Law
9 1 (0.89%) Legal
9 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (19.64%) Analyst
2 11 (9.82%) Network Engineer
3 9 (8.04%) Administrator
3 9 (8.04%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.14%) Consultant
4 8 (7.14%) Developer
4 8 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (7.14%) Network Programmer
4 8 (7.14%) Programmer
4 8 (7.14%) Systems Programmer
5 5 (4.46%) Build Engineer
5 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (4.46%) Network Build Engineer
5 5 (4.46%) Network Consultant
5 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (4.46%) Tester
6 4 (3.57%) Applications Support
6 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) .NET
1 14 (12.50%) Middleware
2 13 (11.61%) LDAP
3 10 (8.93%) XML
4 8 (7.14%) J2EE
4 8 (7.14%) SOAP
5 7 (6.25%) Node.js
5 7 (6.25%) Servlets
5 7 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (5.36%) Web Services
7 5 (4.46%) EDI
7 5 (4.46%) JSON
7 5 (4.46%) REST
8 3 (2.68%) Kafka
8 3 (2.68%) Spring
8 3 (2.68%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.79%) Ember.js
9 2 (1.79%) OAuth2
9 2 (1.79%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) Mainframe
1 12 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.93%) LPAR
2 10 (8.93%) Replication
3 9 (8.04%) AS400
3 9 (8.04%) iSeries
4 8 (7.14%) Clustering
5 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.57%) CCTV
6 4 (3.57%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.57%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (2.68%) SCADA
7 3 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.79%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.79%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.79%) User Experience
8 2 (1.79%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.89%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Linux
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.04%) Apple iOS
4 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
5 8 (7.14%) MVS
6 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.46%) Unix
8 5 (4.46%) zOS
9 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.79%) HPUX
10 2 (1.79%) SUSE
10 2 (1.79%) VMS
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.89%) Android
11 1 (0.89%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.54%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (15.18%) ITIL
4 16 (14.29%) DevOps
4 16 (14.29%) Migration
5 14 (12.50%) Project Delivery
6 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (10.71%) Test Strategy
8 11 (9.82%) Open Source
8 11 (9.82%) PRINCE2
8 11 (9.82%) Project Management
9 9 (8.04%) Business Continuity
9 9 (8.04%) Coaching
9 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
9 9 (8.04%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (8.04%) Problem Management
9 9 (8.04%) Project Governance
9 9 (8.04%) Scrum
9 9 (8.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.43%) Java
2 21 (18.75%) SQL
3 18 (16.07%) Python
4 15 (13.39%) C
5 14 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 12 (10.71%) Bash Shell
6 12 (10.71%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.14%) PHP
7 8 (7.14%) TypeScript
8 7 (6.25%) Go
8 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.25%) Perl
9 4 (3.57%) C#
9 4 (3.57%) Groovy
10 3 (2.68%) C++
10 3 (2.68%) Java 8
10 3 (2.68%) Ruby
11 2 (1.79%) AWK
11 2 (1.79%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 2 (1.79%) sed
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) Degree
4 6 (5.36%) PMP
5 5 (4.46%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.68%) ISEB
6 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.79%) CCNP
7 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.89%) CCIE
8 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.89%) RHCE
8 1 (0.89%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.29%) QA
2 5 (4.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.93%) Docker
4 9 (8.04%) Postfix
4 9 (8.04%) PowerHA
4 9 (8.04%) qmail
4 9 (8.04%) Xen
5 5 (4.46%) NFS
6 3 (2.68%) KVM
6 3 (2.68%) Samba
6 3 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.79%) Firmware
7 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.79%) OCFS2
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.79%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) Kubernetes
1 11 (9.82%) Terraform
2 9 (8.04%) Puppet
3 8 (7.14%) Tivoli NetView
4 5 (4.46%) Ansible
5 2 (1.79%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.79%) SELinux
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) MOM
6 1 (0.89%) Nagios
6 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.89%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.89%) SCOM
6 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (31.25%) IBM
2 32 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 24 (21.43%) VMware
4 20 (17.86%) Oracle
5 11 (9.82%) Cisco
6 10 (8.93%) HP
6 10 (8.93%) ServiceNow
7 9 (8.04%) Google
7 9 (8.04%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.14%) SAP
9 7 (6.25%) Dynatrace
9 7 (6.25%) New Relic
9 7 (6.25%) Xerox
10 6 (5.36%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.68%) Citrix
11 3 (2.68%) Micro Focus
12 2 (1.79%) Avaloq
12 2 (1.79%) BMC
12 2 (1.79%) Symantec
12 2 (1.79%) TIBCO