Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 158 198
Rank change year-on-year -17 +40 -15
Contract jobs citing FTP 12 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.24% 0.37% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 2.25% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Scotland median daily rate £475 £300 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -14.47% +52.72%
10th Percentile £384 £270 £318
90th Percentile £519 £406 £385
UK median daily rate £425 £411 £411
% change year-on-year +3.34% - +11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.70 £33.56 £21.53
% change year-on-year -47.24% +55.89% +6.30%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 602 711 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.10% 16.55% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 426 309
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £150 £210 £168
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing FTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in Scotland

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FTP in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in Scotland

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTP in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in Scotland

FTP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Edinburgh -10 10 £475 +72.73% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - -
FTP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for FTP.

1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Symantec
2 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) JBoss
2 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 5 (41.67%) SMTP
2 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) vSphere
3 4 (33.33%) ISPF
3 4 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 4 (33.33%) JCL
3 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (33.33%) Law
4 2 (16.67%) LiveLink
4 2 (16.67%) EDMS
4 2 (16.67%) SLA
4 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management
4 2 (16.67%) Information Management
5 1 (8.33%) Document Management

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (41.67%) Apache
1 5 (41.67%) JBoss
2 2 (16.67%) LiveLink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
1 5 (41.67%) SMTP
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) EDMS
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Technician
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) ISPF
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Content Management
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) Information Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Document Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) vSphere
2 4 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) HP
2 5 (41.67%) Symantec
3 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft