Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 200 180
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20 +29
Contract jobs citing FTP 25 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.26% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.97% 2.02% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 19
North West median daily rate £550 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.76% -0.07% +0.13%
10th Percentile £368 £257 £336
90th Percentile £605 £667 £555
England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £17.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +100.00%

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 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 630 791 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.80% 12.78% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 454 458
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -0.12%
10th Percentile £175 £208 £229
90th Percentile £575 £575 £539
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 82 84
North West median hourly rate £17.10 £17.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.86% +11.29% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.45 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £43.18 £51.05
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.75% +6.95% -25.20%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019. 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 +15 19 £575 -4.17% 2
Merseyside -6 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £425 -
Cheshire +14 1 - - 2
FTP
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for FTP.

1 21 (84.00%) HTTP
2 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (64.00%) DNS
2 16 (64.00%) DHCP
2 16 (64.00%) Linux
3 15 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 15 (60.00%) Puppet
3 15 (60.00%) DevOps
4 14 (56.00%) Jenkins
4 14 (56.00%) Relational Database
4 14 (56.00%) IPsec
5 12 (48.00%) .NET
5 12 (48.00%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (48.00%) Microservices
5 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
6 11 (44.00%) Java
7 10 (40.00%) SSL
8 9 (36.00%) ETL
8 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
8 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (36.00%) Travis CI
9 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (32.00%) Open Source
9 8 (32.00%) NoSQL
9 8 (32.00%) RDBMS
10 7 (28.00%) OOP
10 7 (28.00%) OO
10 7 (28.00%) MySQL
10 7 (28.00%) XML
10 7 (28.00%) REST

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 (12.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) Jetty
2 2 (8.00%) Mongrel
2 2 (8.00%) nginx
2 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (28.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (20.00%) Boomi
2 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.00%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) HTTP
2 16 (64.00%) DHCP
2 16 (64.00%) DNS
2 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (56.00%) IPsec
4 10 (40.00%) SSL
5 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.00%) NAS
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (56.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (32.00%) NoSQL
2 8 (32.00%) RDBMS
3 7 (28.00%) MongoDB
3 7 (28.00%) MySQL
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.00%) OLAP
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (36.00%) Travis CI
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) ETL Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) REST
2 7 (28.00%) XML
3 6 (24.00%) EDI
4 5 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 5 (20.00%) jQuery
4 5 (20.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (8.00%) J2EE
5 2 (8.00%) OLE
5 2 (8.00%) OLE DB
5 2 (8.00%) Servlets
6 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
6 1 (4.00%) cXML
6 1 (4.00%) EDIFACT
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (4.00%) Spring
6 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Configuration Management
1 15 (60.00%) DevOps
2 12 (48.00%) Microservices
2 12 (48.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (36.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (36.00%) ETL
3 9 (36.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Open Source
4 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (28.00%) OO
5 7 (28.00%) OOP
6 6 (24.00%) Target Operating Model
6 6 (24.00%) Thought Leadership
7 5 (20.00%) Anomaly Detection
7 5 (20.00%) API Development
7 5 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) SOA
10 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
10 2 (8.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) ActionScript
2 5 (20.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (20.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Xen
4 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) Puppet
2 12 (48.00%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (24.00%) Ansible
4 5 (20.00%) Salt
4 5 (20.00%) Terraform
5 2 (8.00%) Packer
6 1 (4.00%) HP ALM
6 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Google
2 5 (20.00%) Dell
2 5 (20.00%) MuleSoft
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 3 (12.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) arcserve
5 1 (4.00%) Cognos
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Opsware
5 1 (4.00%) Talend
5 1 (4.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas