Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 209 206
Rank change year-on-year +23 -3 -38
Contract jobs citing FTP 17 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 2.25% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 26
North West median daily rate £425 £411 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% -5.46% +27.94%
10th Percentile £333 £344 £322
90th Percentile £469 £571 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £423
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.37% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £10.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £33.56 £21.53
% change year-on-year -43.38% +55.89% +14.80%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 765 1023 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.44% 15.03% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 594 640
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%
10th Percentile £11.15 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.48 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing FTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in the North West

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in the North West

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in the North West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTP in the North West

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in the North West

FTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Manchester +22 10 £425 +13.33% 2
Cheshire +13 7 £425 -9.57%
FTP
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for FTP.

1 7 (41.18%) HTTP
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Apache
4 3 (17.65%) JMS
4 3 (17.65%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
5 2 (11.76%) API Development
5 2 (11.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (11.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (11.76%) Anypoint
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (11.76%) AppDynamics
5 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
5 2 (11.76%) Spring Boot

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Anypoint
2 2 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) HTTP
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
4 1 (5.88%) Intranet
4 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
1 2 (11.76%) Gradle
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Database Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Server Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Scripter
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) JMS
2 2 (11.76%) J2EE
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) RAML
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 2 (11.76%) Spring Batch
2 2 (11.76%) Spring Boot
2 2 (11.76%) Spring Security
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) EDI
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) XML
3 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) CESG
2 1 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) SUSE
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) AOP
3 2 (11.76%) API Development
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Security Hardening
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
3 1 (5.88%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) COBOL
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) GCED
2 1 (5.88%) GCFA
2 1 (5.88%) GCIA
2 1 (5.88%) GCIH
2 1 (5.88%) GIAC
2 1 (5.88%) GREM
2 1 (5.88%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) CESG Infosec
1 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) NFS
2 1 (5.88%) Squid
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) yum
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) AppDynamics
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat