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 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)
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 152 132
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20  
Contract jobs citing FTP 14 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 2.26% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 9
Median daily rate £394 £367 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.21% +22.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £318 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £370
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 460 574 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.30% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 324 240
Median daily rate £375 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 9 £363 - 2
Manchester +11 5 £413 +12.32% 3
FTP
England

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 North West region with a requirement for FTP.

1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Unix
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) HTTP
4 12 (46.15%) SSL
4 12 (46.15%) IBM
5 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
6 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (26.92%) Apache
7 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
8 6 (23.08%) Java
8 6 (23.08%) MySQL
8 6 (23.08%) IIS
8 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 6 (23.08%) DNS
8 6 (23.08%) VMware
9 5 (19.23%) SSH
9 5 (19.23%) Puppet
9 5 (19.23%) .NET
9 5 (19.23%) J2EE
9 5 (19.23%) VB
9 5 (19.23%) JMS
9 5 (19.23%) AIX
9 5 (19.23%) DevOps
10 4 (15.38%) tcpdump
10 4 (15.38%) PuTTY
10 4 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (15.38%) Jenkins

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 7 (26.92%) Apache
1 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) Jetty
3 4 (15.38%) Mongrel
3 4 (15.38%) nginx
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.85%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (15.38%) Google App Engine
1 4 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) HTTP
2 12 (46.15%) SSL
3 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 6 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 5 (19.23%) SSH
5 4 (15.38%) DHCP
5 4 (15.38%) HTTPS
5 4 (15.38%) IPsec
5 4 (15.38%) PuTTY
5 4 (15.38%) tcpdump
6 3 (11.54%) Firewall
7 2 (7.69%) LAN
7 2 (7.69%) VoIP
7 2 (7.69%) VPN
7 2 (7.69%) WAN
8 1 (3.85%) LDAP
8 1 (3.85%) SAN
8 1 (3.85%) SMTP
8 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.69%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 4 (15.38%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.85%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Operations Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Unix Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Wintel Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Product Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Scripter
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Packager
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Database Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Deployment Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) J2EE
1 5 (19.23%) JMS
2 4 (15.38%) EDIFACT
2 4 (15.38%) JDBC
2 4 (15.38%) ODBC
2 4 (15.38%) Servlets
2 4 (15.38%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) X-Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (15.38%) Mainframe
1 4 (15.38%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Unix
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
4 5 (19.23%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) DevOps
2 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (15.38%) Open Source
2 4 (15.38%) Statistics
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (7.69%) Facilities Management
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Matrix Management
3 2 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
3 2 (7.69%) SIEM
3 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Shell Script
2 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
3 6 (23.08%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) VB
5 4 (15.38%) ActionScript
5 4 (15.38%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (15.38%) ActionScript 3.0
5 4 (15.38%) JCL
6 2 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) Perl
7 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) SANS
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SSCP
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (15.38%) Xen
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.85%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) Squid
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) QRadar
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) yum
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) IBM
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Axway
4 4 (15.38%) Google
4 4 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) LogRhythm
5 2 (7.69%) Splunk
6 1 (3.85%) AppDynamics
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Sybase