The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for FTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited FTP over the 3 months to 26 June 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 96 88
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing FTP 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.36% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 2.57% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £413 £367 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.32% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £405 £300
% change year-on-year +1.85% +35.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

FTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 200 272 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.33% 15.39% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 144 110
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.66% +125.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing FTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in Manchester

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FTP in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in Manchester

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for FTP.

1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) HTTP
4 8 (53.33%) SSL
4 8 (53.33%) IBM
5 6 (40.00%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) Apache
5 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (33.33%) JMS
6 5 (33.33%) Java
6 5 (33.33%) J2EE
6 5 (33.33%) MySQL
6 5 (33.33%) IIS
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Puppet
6 5 (33.33%) DevOps
7 4 (26.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 4 (26.67%) Travis CI
7 4 (26.67%) Mongrel
7 4 (26.67%) Open Source
7 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 2.0
7 4 (26.67%) nginx
7 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (26.67%) Google App Engine

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (40.00%) Apache
1 6 (40.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (33.33%) IIS
3 4 (26.67%) Jetty
3 4 (26.67%) Mongrel
3 4 (26.67%) nginx
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (26.67%) Google App Engine
1 4 (26.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) HTTP
2 8 (53.33%) SSL
3 6 (40.00%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (26.67%) DHCP
4 4 (26.67%) HTTPS
4 4 (26.67%) IPsec
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) LDAP
7 1 (6.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) SMTP
7 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (26.67%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Integration Specialist
1 3 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Product Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Unix Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Database Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Scripter
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) J2EE
1 5 (33.33%) JMS
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) EDIFACT
2 4 (26.67%) JDBC
2 4 (26.67%) ODBC
2 4 (26.67%) Servlets
2 4 (26.67%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Unix
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
4 1 (6.67%) SUSE
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
3 2 (13.33%) Privileged Access Management
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
3 2 (13.33%) SIEM
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) Security Hardening
4 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) ActionScript
2 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 2.0
2 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 3.0
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) SANS
2 2 (13.33%) SSCP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (26.67%) Xen
2 1 (6.67%) Firmware
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) Squid
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) QRadar
3 1 (6.67%) Ansible
3 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.67%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Axway
4 4 (26.67%) Google
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) Apple
5 2 (13.33%) LogRhythm
5 2 (13.33%) Splunk
6 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) SAP