Period
to 27 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 February 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)
England > London
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 370 430 458
Rank change year-on-year +60 +28 +46
Contract jobs citing FTP 48 56 163
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.20% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.62% 1.83% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 139
Median daily rate £575 £400 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.75% -25.58% -2.27%
10th Percentile £375 £113 £306
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £463 £525
% change year-on-year +8.11% -11.90% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £62.50 - £13.50
10th Percentile £61.25 - £12.75
90th Percentile £63.75 - £14.25
England median hourly rate £56.61 £60.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.04% +346.30% -61.43%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,831 3,065 4,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.34% 10.89% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,248 2,164 3,194
Median daily rate £475 £448 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.03% -5.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £255 £190 £201
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £430 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +3.61% -2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 87 103
Median hourly rate £34.95 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.75% -9.09% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.25 £14.50 £13.20
90th Percentile £63.75 £50.00 £47.09
Median hourly rate £26.43 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +32.15% +11.11% -7.79%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for FTP in London

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for FTP in London

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FTP in London over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for FTP in London

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for FTP in London

FTP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the London region over the 6 months to 27 February 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
West London +44 7 £200 -
Central London +71 6 £575 -11.54% 2
East London - 1 - -
FTP
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 London region with a requirement for FTP.

1 22 (45.83%) DNS
2 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 19 (39.58%) SMTP
3 19 (39.58%) Linux
4 17 (35.42%) DHCP
4 17 (35.42%) HTTP
5 14 (29.17%) Python
5 14 (29.17%) Windows
5 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
5 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 11 (22.92%) SSH
6 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
7 10 (20.83%) Finance
7 10 (20.83%) Apache
7 10 (20.83%) Perl
7 10 (20.83%) IBM
7 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.83%) VMware
7 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (16.67%) Java
8 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
8 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
9 7 (14.58%) C
9 7 (14.58%) SQL
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle
9 7 (14.58%) SSL
9 7 (14.58%) LDAP
9 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (20.83%) Apache
2 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 5 (10.42%) JBoss
3 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.33%) IIS
5 3 (6.25%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 3 (6.25%) Jetty
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Fuse
6 2 (4.17%) Confluence
6 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (4.17%) Mongrel
6 2 (4.17%) nginx
7 1 (2.08%) CICS
7 1 (2.08%) Mule
7 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Magento
2 1 (2.08%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) AWS
1 5 (10.42%) Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (8.33%) Serverless
3 3 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (6.25%) GitHub
3 3 (6.25%) IaaS
3 3 (6.25%) OpenShift
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.17%) GCP
4 2 (4.17%) Google App Engine
4 2 (4.17%) PaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.08%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) DNS
2 20 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 19 (39.58%) SMTP
4 17 (35.42%) DHCP
4 17 (35.42%) HTTP
5 11 (22.92%) SSH
6 7 (14.58%) SSL
7 5 (10.42%) MPLS
7 5 (10.42%) VLAN
8 4 (8.33%) ICMP
8 4 (8.33%) Internet
8 4 (8.33%) IPsec
8 4 (8.33%) NAS
8 4 (8.33%) SAN
8 4 (8.33%) VoIP
9 3 (6.25%) Firewall
9 3 (6.25%) HTTPS
9 3 (6.25%) TETRA
9 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.17%) DB2
3 2 (4.17%) Neo4j
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.17%) Artifactory
3 2 (4.17%) Gatling
3 2 (4.17%) Geb
3 2 (4.17%) Gerrit
3 2 (4.17%) GitLab
3 2 (4.17%) Gradle
3 2 (4.17%) JIRA
3 2 (4.17%) Spock
3 2 (4.17%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.08%) JMeter
4 1 (2.08%) JUnit
4 1 (2.08%) Maven
4 1 (2.08%) Mockito
4 1 (2.08%) Postman
4 1 (2.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
4 1 (2.08%) German Language
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Network Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Build Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Consultant
2 5 (10.42%) Developer
2 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) Network Build Engineer
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Administrator
3 4 (8.33%) Architect
3 4 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 4 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) LDAP
2 6 (12.50%) SOAP
3 5 (10.42%) Middleware
3 5 (10.42%) Web Services
4 4 (8.33%) Spring
4 4 (8.33%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.25%) J2EE
5 3 (6.25%) REST
5 3 (6.25%) XML
6 2 (4.17%) .NET
6 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) Ember.js
6 2 (4.17%) Guice
6 2 (4.17%) Kafka
6 2 (4.17%) OAuth
6 2 (4.17%) OAuth2
6 2 (4.17%) Ratpack
6 2 (4.17%) RESTful
6 2 (4.17%) Servlets
6 2 (4.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.25%) CCTV
2 3 (6.25%) Cloud Native
2 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Fibre Optics
2 3 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.25%) SCADA
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) AS400
3 2 (4.17%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.17%) iSeries
3 2 (4.17%) LPAR
3 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Linux
2 14 (29.17%) Windows
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Unix
6 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.17%) VMS
7 1 (2.08%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) FreeBSD
7 1 (2.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.58%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) Scrum
3 6 (12.50%) DevOps
3 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (12.50%) Project Delivery
4 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
4 5 (10.42%) Open Source
4 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.33%) ERP
5 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 3 (6.25%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 3 (6.25%) KYC
6 3 (6.25%) Microservices
6 3 (6.25%) Pattern Matching
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) Python
2 10 (20.83%) Perl
3 8 (16.67%) Java
4 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
4 7 (14.58%) C
4 7 (14.58%) SQL
5 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) Java 8
7 2 (4.17%) AWK
7 2 (4.17%) Groovy
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby
7 2 (4.17%) sed
7 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.17%) TypeScript
8 1 (2.08%) ABAP
8 1 (2.08%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.08%) Korn
8 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) A+ Certification
2 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CCIE
4 2 (4.17%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) PMP
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.08%) RHCE
5 1 (2.08%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.42%) Xen
3 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.25%) Docker
4 3 (6.25%) KVM
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (4.17%) Firmware
5 2 (4.17%) OCFS2
5 2 (4.17%) Postfix
5 2 (4.17%) PowerHA
5 2 (4.17%) qmail
5 2 (4.17%) Samba
5 2 (4.17%) Sendmail
5 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Puppet
1 5 (10.42%) Terraform
2 4 (8.33%) Ansible
2 4 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) SELinux
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.08%) Nagios
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.08%) PowerCLI
5 1 (2.08%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
2 10 (20.83%) IBM
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle
4 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 2 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.17%) Google
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.08%) BT
6 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.08%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.08%) F5
6 1 (2.08%) Nokia
6 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.08%) Qualys
6 1 (2.08%) Sybase