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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
England / North West
Rank 125 150 141
Rank change year-on-year +25 -9  
Contract jobs citing FTP 12 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.47% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 1.40% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 0
Median daily rate £375 £376 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.13% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 372 570 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.53% 14.93% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 322 219
Median daily rate £389 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.52% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 41
Median hourly rate £16.59 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.06 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Manchester +21 10 £375 -0.13% 1
Merseyside - 2 £375 - 2
FTP
England

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) HTTP
3 8 (53.33%) SSL
3 8 (53.33%) IBM
4 7 (46.67%) IIS
4 7 (46.67%) Unix
4 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) Java
5 6 (40.00%) J2EE
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Apache
6 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) Servlets
6 5 (33.33%) IPsec
6 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 5 (33.33%) Google
6 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) Jetty
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (33.33%) Google App Engine
6 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (33.33%) nginx
6 5 (33.33%) Puppet
6 5 (33.33%) Jenkins

FTP
Top Related 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 (46.67%) IIS
2 6 (40.00%) Apache
3 5 (33.33%) Jetty
3 5 (33.33%) Mongrel
3 5 (33.33%) nginx
3 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 5 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (33.33%) Google App Engine
1 5 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) HTTP
2 8 (53.33%) SSL
3 7 (46.67%) DNS
3 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) DHCP
4 5 (33.33%) IPsec
5 4 (26.67%) HTTPS
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (33.33%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Integration Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Product Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Integration Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) J2EE
2 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (33.33%) Servlets
3 4 (26.67%) EDIFACT
3 4 (26.67%) JDBC
3 4 (26.67%) JMS
3 4 (26.67%) ODBC
3 4 (26.67%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware
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%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (13.33%) Facilities Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Matrix Management
3 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
3 2 (13.33%) Privileged Access Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
3 2 (13.33%) SIEM
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (26.67%) ActionScript
2 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 2.0
2 4 (26.67%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) 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%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Xen
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) QRadar
3 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Google
4 4 (26.67%) Axway
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Apple
6 2 (13.33%) LogRhythm
6 2 (13.33%) Splunk
7 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
7 1 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (6.67%) Sybase