Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 193 179
Rank change year-on-year +47 -14 +19
Contract jobs citing FTP 32 24 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.44% 3.17% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 19
North West median daily rate £450 £517 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.96% +21.65% -
10th Percentile £395 £298 £345
90th Percentile £693 £611 £630
England median daily rate £450 £517 £510
% change year-on-year -12.96% +1.37% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
North West median hourly rate £60.25 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +363.46% - -
England median hourly rate £60.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +346.30% -61.43% +4.31%

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 588 756 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.95% 13.26% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 457 424
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £204 £157
90th Percentile £600 £575 £600
England median daily rate £414 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.59% +3.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 69
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.41 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.75% +2.41% -1.45%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £38.75 £44.33
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.04
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.69% -6.79%

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 23 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 February 2020. 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
Lancashire +36 12 £433 - 1
Cheshire - 10 £368 - 9
Manchester +1 8 £675 +30.56% 1
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
FTP
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 16 (50.00%) HTTP
2 15 (46.88%) Java
3 14 (43.75%) Open Source
4 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
5 12 (37.50%) Linux
5 12 (37.50%) Data Mapping
6 10 (31.25%) Axway
6 10 (31.25%) webMethods
6 10 (31.25%) B2B
6 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
7 9 (28.13%) IPsec
7 9 (28.13%) XML
7 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
7 9 (28.13%) DNS
7 9 (28.13%) DHCP
7 9 (28.13%) AWS
7 9 (28.13%) GCP
7 9 (28.13%) MuleSoft
8 8 (25.00%) Travis CI
8 8 (25.00%) Mongrel
8 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (25.00%) Google App Engine
8 8 (25.00%) nginx
8 8 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (25.00%) Puppet
8 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (25.00%) Jetty
8 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (25.00%) Google

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 8 (25.00%) Apache
1 8 (25.00%) IIS
1 8 (25.00%) Jetty
1 8 (25.00%) Mongrel
1 8 (25.00%) nginx
1 8 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 8 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (21.88%) Apache ServiceMix
3 6 (18.75%) JBoss
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Fuse
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) AWS
1 9 (28.13%) GCP
2 8 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (25.00%) Google App Engine
3 5 (15.63%) Power Platform
4 1 (3.13%) Azure
4 1 (3.13%) Boomi
4 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) HTTP
2 9 (28.13%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) DNS
2 9 (28.13%) IPsec
2 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
3 8 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (12.50%) Internet
4 4 (12.50%) SSH
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (15.63%) Power BI
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 8 (25.00%) Travis CI
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) GitLab
2 1 (3.13%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Integration Architect
3 5 (15.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Designer
5 3 (9.38%) Interface Designer
5 3 (9.38%) Site Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Architect
6 2 (6.25%) webMethods Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Integration Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Integration Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) XML
2 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) J2EE
2 8 (25.00%) Servlets
2 8 (25.00%) SOAP
3 7 (21.88%) EDI
3 7 (21.88%) JSON
3 7 (21.88%) REST
4 6 (18.75%) Middleware
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (6.25%) XML Schema
6 2 (6.25%) XSD
7 1 (3.13%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (15.63%) PKI
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
3 4 (12.50%) AIX
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Solaris
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.50%) zOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Open Source
2 12 (37.50%) Data Mapping
3 10 (31.25%) B2B
4 8 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (21.88%) DevOps
5 7 (21.88%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 6 (18.75%) OO
6 6 (18.75%) SOA
7 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (15.63%) EAI
8 4 (12.50%) Decision-Making
8 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) High Availability
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) ActionScript
2 7 (21.88%) ActionScript 2.0
3 4 (12.50%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (25.00%) Xen
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Puppet
2 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) Ansible
3 1 (3.13%) Grafana
3 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.13%) Prometheus
3 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Axway
1 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
1 10 (31.25%) webMethods
2 9 (28.13%) MuleSoft
3 8 (25.00%) Google
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Software AG
3 8 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) TIBCO
5 4 (12.50%) IBM
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Dell