The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 30 April 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)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 211 244
Rank change year-on-year -33 +33  
Contract jobs citing FTP 11 64 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.66% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.77% 3.10% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 16
Median daily rate £475 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £135 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £508 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £411 £300
% change year-on-year +3.34% +37.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1425 2066 2038
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.49% 21.25% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 1171 991
Median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 102 103
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +2.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.83 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in the South East

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in the South East over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTP in the South East

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in the South East

FTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Surrey +6 6 £475 +11.76% 1
West Sussex +11 2 - -
Berkshire +14 1 £310 -11.42% 3
Hampshire -10 1 £475 +52.00%
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
FTP
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 South East region with a requirement for FTP.

1 26 (46.43%) Unix
2 22 (39.29%) Linux
3 21 (37.50%) SSH
4 18 (32.14%) Oracle
4 18 (32.14%) SAN
5 17 (30.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (30.36%) Finance
6 16 (28.57%) NAS
6 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 16 (28.57%) Nagios
7 15 (26.79%) Veritas
7 15 (26.79%) Solaris
7 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (26.79%) Brocade
7 15 (26.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 15 (26.79%) High Availability
8 14 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 14 (25.00%) Veritas File System
8 14 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 14 (25.00%) Sun
8 14 (25.00%) NetApp
9 13 (23.21%) NFS
9 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
10 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
10 12 (21.43%) Windows
10 12 (21.43%) Cisco
11 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (19.64%) iSCSI
11 11 (19.64%) EMC Navisphere
11 11 (19.64%) Virtual Servers

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) QuickPlace
3 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.79%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) SSH
2 18 (32.14%) SAN
3 16 (28.57%) NAS
4 11 (19.64%) iSCSI
5 10 (17.86%) SNMP
5 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 8 (14.29%) DNS
7 7 (12.50%) HTTP
7 7 (12.50%) SMTP
8 6 (10.71%) Firewall
9 5 (8.93%) BGP
9 5 (8.93%) MPLS
9 5 (8.93%) OSPF
9 5 (8.93%) WAN
10 4 (7.14%) Internet
10 4 (7.14%) LAN
10 4 (7.14%) SSL
11 3 (5.36%) ATM
11 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
11 3 (5.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (1.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (8.93%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) NetBeans
General
1 17 (30.36%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Front Office
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Administrator
2 13 (23.21%) Storage Administrator
3 12 (21.43%) Developer
3 12 (21.43%) Unix Administrator
4 9 (16.07%) ETL Developer
4 9 (16.07%) SAN Administrator
4 9 (16.07%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 8 (14.29%) Solaris Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Design Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Design Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) Database Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Storage Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) RESTful
2 5 (8.93%) Middleware
3 2 (3.57%) Flash
3 2 (3.57%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.57%) REST
3 2 (3.57%) SOAP
3 2 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) EDI
4 1 (1.79%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) ODBC
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) XPages
4 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (14.29%) Replication
3 4 (7.14%) EMC VNX
3 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.36%) CESG
4 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.36%) IPTV
4 3 (5.36%) LPAR
4 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.36%) Over-the-Top Content
4 3 (5.36%) STB
4 3 (5.36%) Video on Demand
5 2 (3.57%) AS400
5 2 (3.57%) Clustering
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.79%) DataPower
6 1 (1.79%) iSeries
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.79%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Unix
2 22 (39.29%) Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Solaris
4 12 (21.43%) Windows
5 7 (12.50%) HPUX
6 4 (7.14%) zOS
7 3 (5.36%) AIX
7 3 (5.36%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.57%) Android
8 2 (3.57%) SUSE
8 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.79%) CentOS
9 1 (1.79%) MVS
9 1 (1.79%) OS/390
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (26.79%) High Availability
3 12 (21.43%) Load Balancing
4 10 (17.86%) Capacity Management
5 9 (16.07%) ETL
6 6 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.71%) Network Design
7 5 (8.93%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (8.93%) OO
7 5 (8.93%) OOP
8 4 (7.14%) Analytics
8 4 (7.14%) Cryptography
8 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement
8 4 (7.14%) Requirements Management
8 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.36%) Information Assurance
9 3 (5.36%) ISMS
9 3 (5.36%) OWASP
9 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.36%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) T-SQL
2 9 (16.07%) SQL
3 8 (14.29%) Perl
4 7 (12.50%) C
4 7 (12.50%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.36%) Python
7 2 (3.57%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.57%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (3.57%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (3.57%) COBOL
7 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) RPG
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.79%) C#
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) Korn
8 1 (1.79%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (17.86%) CCNA
3 9 (16.07%) CCNP
3 9 (16.07%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.93%) Degree
6 3 (5.36%) CCIP
6 3 (5.36%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (5.36%) CISSP
6 3 (5.36%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) CEH
8 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.79%) CCDA
8 1 (1.79%) CCIE
8 1 (1.79%) CCSE
8 1 (1.79%) CCVP
8 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.79%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 14 (25.00%) Veritas File System
2 13 (23.21%) NFS
3 11 (19.64%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
5 3 (5.36%) Sendmail
5 3 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.79%) ACF2
6 1 (1.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.79%) RACF
6 1 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.79%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) Nagios
2 14 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 11 (19.64%) EMC Navisphere
4 5 (8.93%) NetBackup
5 4 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (5.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Puppet
7 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.79%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (1.79%) NetApp OnCommand
8 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (32.14%) Oracle
2 16 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 15 (26.79%) Brocade
3 15 (26.79%) Veritas
4 14 (25.00%) NetApp
4 14 (25.00%) Sun
5 12 (21.43%) Cisco
6 8 (14.29%) Dell
7 6 (10.71%) IBM
7 6 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (8.93%) EMC
8 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.93%) Symantec
8 5 (8.93%) VMware
9 4 (7.14%) CA
9 4 (7.14%) Citrix
9 4 (7.14%) Juniper
10 3 (5.36%) Huawei
10 3 (5.36%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (3.57%) 3PAR