Period
to 6 July 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 121 181 202
Rank change year-on-year +60 +21 -23
Contract jobs citing FTP 16 26 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.49% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.47% 4.31% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 8
Median daily rate £490 £563 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.98% +50.10% -0.07%
10th Percentile £398 £373 £257
90th Percentile £679 £613 £667
England median daily rate £473 £525 £496
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.79% +10.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £67.50 - £17.50
10th Percentile £56.98 - £16.25
90th Percentile £69.63 - £18.75
England median hourly rate £60.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +72.14% - +16.67%

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 358 603 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.84% 11.38% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 355 451
Median daily rate £363 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £176 £191 £206
90th Percentile £560 £588 £575
England median daily rate £438 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +1.39% +1.53% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 88
Median hourly rate £20.25 £17.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.40% -2.27% +12.90%
10th Percentile £13.99 £13.33 £11.96
90th Percentile £68.75 £28.65 £42.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.95% +5.00% +5.26%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing FTP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing FTP in the North West.

Daily rate trend for FTP in the North West

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FTP in the North West over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for FTP in the North West

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing FTP in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for FTP in the North West

FTP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing FTP in the North West over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 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
Cheshire +34 10 £405 - 2
Manchester +32 3 £538 -6.52% 1
Lancashire +25 1 - -
Merseyside +12 1 £470 -
FTP
England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (100.00%) HTTP
2 15 (93.75%) Java
3 13 (81.25%) SOAP
3 13 (81.25%) REST
4 12 (75.00%) JSON
5 9 (56.25%) Open Source
5 9 (56.25%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
6 8 (50.00%) ActionScript
6 8 (50.00%) XML
6 8 (50.00%) SOA
6 8 (50.00%) EDI
6 8 (50.00%) ActionScript 2.0
7 7 (43.75%) Apache ServiceMix
7 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
7 7 (43.75%) DevOps
7 7 (43.75%) EAI
7 7 (43.75%) OO
7 7 (43.75%) JBoss
7 7 (43.75%) B2B
7 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
7 7 (43.75%) Middleware
8 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (37.50%) Web Services
8 6 (37.50%) J2EE
8 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Fuse
9 5 (31.25%) Power Platform
9 5 (31.25%) SonarQube
9 5 (31.25%) 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 7 (43.75%) Apache ServiceMix
1 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Fuse
3 4 (25.00%) Anypoint
4 2 (12.50%) Apache
4 2 (12.50%) IIS
4 2 (12.50%) Jetty
4 2 (12.50%) Mongrel
4 2 (12.50%) nginx
4 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) GitHub
1 5 (31.25%) Power Platform
2 4 (25.00%) Apigee
3 3 (18.75%) AWS
3 3 (18.75%) GCP
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (12.50%) Google App Engine
5 1 (6.25%) Azure
5 1 (6.25%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) HTTP
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) IPsec
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (31.25%) Power BI
3 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Jenkins
2 5 (31.25%) Gradle
2 5 (31.25%) SonarQube
3 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) JMeter
3 4 (25.00%) JUnit
3 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (25.00%) SOAtest
4 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (12.50%) GitLab
4 2 (12.50%) Travis CI
5 1 (6.25%) Gatling
5 1 (6.25%) Geb
5 1 (6.25%) Spock
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
1 6 (37.50%) Integration Architect
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Java Developer
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Interface Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Site Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) REST
1 13 (81.25%) SOAP
2 12 (75.00%) JSON
3 8 (50.00%) EDI
3 8 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (43.75%) Middleware
5 6 (37.50%) J2EE
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) Spring
6 5 (31.25%) Spring Boot
7 4 (25.00%) JMS
7 4 (25.00%) RAML
7 4 (25.00%) Spring Batch
7 4 (25.00%) Spring Security
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
9 2 (12.50%) Servlets
10 1 (6.25%) Dropwizard
10 1 (6.25%) OAuth2
10 1 (6.25%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (31.25%) PKI
3 4 (25.00%) Clustering
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Cloud Native
5 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Open Source
2 8 (50.00%) SOA
3 7 (43.75%) B2B
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 7 (43.75%) EAI
3 7 (43.75%) OO
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (31.25%) Validation
6 4 (25.00%) AOP
6 4 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Decision-Making
7 3 (18.75%) Microservices
7 3 (18.75%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 8 (50.00%) ActionScript
2 8 (50.00%) ActionScript 2.0
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Go
4 1 (6.25%) Java 8
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Terraform
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (6.25%) Grafana
3 1 (6.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 5 (31.25%) MuleSoft
3 4 (25.00%) Pega
4 2 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle