Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 July 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 583 646 518
Rank change year-on-year +63 -128 +48
Contract jobs citing FTP 331 208 436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.39% 1.60% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 133 253
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £300 £304 £263
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -2.27% +3.53% +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +100.00% -24.51%
10th Percentile £16.00 £30.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £37.75 £34.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year - +115.38% -24.51%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,822 13,011 16,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.66% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,490 7,819 10,276
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £224
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 767 788
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
England +97 319 £488 +8.33% 74
London +47 179 £517 +8.84% 23
UK excluding London +5 150 £430 -2.27% 52
South East -2 43 £425 -10.53% 8
North of England -24 36 £438 +12.90% 16
East of England +30 34 £463 -7.50% 13
Midlands 0 24 £413 - 7
East Midlands +12 17 £400 -20.00% 4
North West -22 16 £375 -0.07% 9
Yorkshire -16 15 £425 -3.41% 5
West Midlands -22 7 £425 +9.68% 3
Scotland -48 7 £500 +13.64% 1
North East -3 6 £500 +86.05% 2
South West -3 3 £445 -14.22% 7
Northern Ireland - 3 £431 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 with a requirement for FTP.

1 165 (49.85%) Linux
2 159 (48.04%) HTTP
3 147 (44.41%) DNS
4 146 (44.11%) TCP/IP
5 119 (35.95%) SSL
5 119 (35.95%) Java
6 94 (28.40%) SQL
7 89 (26.89%) Microservices
8 81 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (24.17%) DHCP
9 80 (24.17%) Amazon AWS
10 78 (23.56%) Git (software)
11 72 (21.75%) IPsec
12 71 (21.45%) Configuration Management
13 66 (19.94%) MongoDB
14 65 (19.64%) Finance
15 64 (19.34%) Oracle
15 64 (19.34%) XML
15 64 (19.34%) REST
16 60 (18.13%) Puppet
16 60 (18.13%) SOAP
16 60 (18.13%) JavaScript
17 56 (16.92%) Docker
18 55 (16.62%) HTML
18 55 (16.62%) CSS
18 55 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
19 53 (16.01%) Cisco
19 53 (16.01%) Relational Database
20 52 (15.71%) DevOps
20 52 (15.71%) Security Cleared

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (14.80%) Apache
2 26 (7.85%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.25%) IIS
4 21 (6.34%) Apache Spark
4 21 (6.34%) WebSphere
5 18 (5.44%) nginx
6 17 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (4.83%) Jetty
7 16 (4.83%) Mongrel
8 10 (3.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (3.02%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.42%) Skype for Business
10 7 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (1.81%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.51%) WebLogic Integration
13 4 (1.21%) Apache Pig
13 4 (1.21%) CMS
13 4 (1.21%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (0.91%) JBoss
Applications
1 27 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.21%) Windchill
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Markit EDM
1 4 (1.21%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 80 (24.17%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (11.78%) Heroku
3 21 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (5.74%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (5.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 16 (4.83%) Google App Engine
6 15 (4.53%) Office 365
7 10 (3.02%) OpenShift
8 8 (2.42%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.91%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.91%) Boomi
9 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.91%) G Suite
9 3 (0.91%) GitHub
10 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.60%) IaaS
10 2 (0.60%) npm
11 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 159 (48.04%) HTTP
2 147 (44.41%) DNS
3 146 (44.11%) TCP/IP
4 119 (35.95%) SSL
5 80 (24.17%) DHCP
6 72 (21.75%) IPsec
7 48 (14.50%) Firewall
8 45 (13.60%) VPN
9 44 (13.29%) SMTP
10 36 (10.88%) SSH
11 35 (10.57%) LAN
12 33 (9.97%) WAN
13 29 (8.76%) HTTPS
14 21 (6.34%) Internet
15 19 (5.74%) SAN
15 19 (5.74%) SNMP
16 18 (5.44%) Wireless
17 17 (5.14%) OSPF
17 17 (5.14%) VoIP
17 17 (5.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.94%) MongoDB
2 53 (16.01%) Relational Database
3 50 (15.11%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (14.80%) NoSQL
5 32 (9.67%) MySQL
6 31 (9.37%) SQL Server
7 30 (9.06%) RDBMS
8 16 (4.83%) DB2
9 15 (4.53%) Big Data
9 15 (4.53%) Hadoop
10 14 (4.23%) Oracle Database
11 13 (3.93%) DataStage
11 13 (3.93%) Informix
12 12 (3.63%) QualityStage
12 12 (3.63%) Redis
12 12 (3.63%) Siebel EIM
13 11 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (2.42%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 78 (23.56%) Git (software)
2 51 (15.41%) Jenkins
3 41 (12.39%) Travis CI
4 38 (11.48%) GitLab
5 31 (9.37%) Gradle
6 29 (8.76%) gulp
7 18 (5.44%) Spock
8 16 (4.83%) Gatling
8 16 (4.83%) Geb
9 9 (2.72%) Subversion
10 8 (2.42%) Maven
11 7 (2.11%) JUnit
11 7 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (1.51%) Bower
12 5 (1.51%) Grunt
13 4 (1.21%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.21%) JIRA
13 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (19.64%) Finance
2 23 (6.95%) Financial Institution
3 21 (6.34%) Banking
4 16 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.32%) Marketing
6 8 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.11%) French Language
8 6 (1.81%) Back Office
8 6 (1.81%) Legal
9 5 (1.51%) Automotive
10 4 (1.21%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.21%) German Language
10 4 (1.21%) Military
10 4 (1.21%) Retail
11 3 (0.91%) Electronics
11 3 (0.91%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.91%) Publishing
12 2 (0.60%) Advertising
12 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (35.05%) Developer
2 35 (10.57%) Java Developer
3 31 (9.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (8.16%) Analyst
5 24 (7.25%) Network Engineer
6 22 (6.65%) Agile Developer
6 22 (6.65%) Agile Java Developer
7 20 (6.04%) Administrator
8 18 (5.44%) Architect
9 14 (4.23%) Siebel Developer
10 13 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
11 12 (3.63%) ETL Developer
11 12 (3.63%) Ruby Developer
11 12 (3.63%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.32%) Consultant
12 11 (3.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 11 (3.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (3.02%) DataStage Developer
14 9 (2.72%) C# Developer
14 9 (2.72%) DataStage ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (19.34%) REST
1 64 (19.34%) XML
2 60 (18.13%) SOAP
3 55 (16.62%) CSS
3 55 (16.62%) HTML
4 49 (14.80%) Web Services
5 48 (14.50%) .NET
6 45 (13.60%) OAuth
7 43 (12.99%) AngularJS
7 43 (12.99%) OAuth2
8 41 (12.39%) Spring
9 40 (12.08%) HTML5
10 32 (9.67%) Spring Boot
11 29 (8.76%) Dropwizard
11 29 (8.76%) Guice
11 29 (8.76%) Kafka
11 29 (8.76%) Ratpack
12 26 (7.85%) Ember.js
13 21 (6.34%) J2EE
13 21 (6.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.04%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.23%) PKI
4 12 (3.63%) Credit Risk
4 12 (3.63%) Hedge funds
5 11 (3.32%) Fintech
6 7 (2.11%) Replication
7 6 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.81%) DataPower
7 6 (1.81%) MPEG
7 6 (1.81%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.51%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.51%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.51%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.21%) Clustering
9 4 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.21%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 165 (49.85%) Linux
2 45 (13.60%) Windows
3 40 (12.08%) Unix
4 20 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (6.04%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.93%) Solaris
6 11 (3.32%) Check Point GAiA
7 8 (2.42%) HPUX
8 7 (2.11%) SUSE
8 7 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.81%) CentOS
10 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.21%) Android
12 3 (0.91%) AIX
12 3 (0.91%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.91%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.91%) zOS
13 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (26.89%) Microservices
2 81 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (21.45%) Configuration Management
4 55 (16.62%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (15.71%) DevOps
6 50 (15.11%) TDD
7 48 (14.50%) Open Source
8 44 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (12.39%) OWASP
10 37 (11.18%) BDD
11 36 (10.88%) ITIL
12 35 (10.57%) OO
13 34 (10.27%) Test Automation
14 33 (9.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 31 (9.37%) ETL
15 31 (9.37%) SDLC
15 31 (9.37%) Software Engineering
16 29 (8.76%) Domain-Driven Design
17 28 (8.46%) Unit Testing
18 27 (8.16%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 119 (35.95%) Java
2 94 (28.40%) SQL
3 60 (18.13%) JavaScript
4 39 (11.78%) Java 8
5 38 (11.48%) ES6
6 32 (9.67%) Perl
7 27 (8.16%) Bash Shell
8 26 (7.85%) TypeScript
9 25 (7.55%) C#
10 22 (6.65%) Python
11 17 (5.14%) Shell Script
12 16 (4.83%) Ruby
13 15 (4.53%) PL/SQL
14 14 (4.23%) Groovy
14 14 (4.23%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
15 9 (2.72%) Scala
15 9 (2.72%) T-SQL
16 7 (2.11%) PHP
17 6 (1.81%) C
18 5 (1.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 52 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 48 (14.50%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.65%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.23%) CCNA
4 14 (4.23%) CCNP
5 13 (3.93%) Siebel Certification
6 12 (3.63%) Degree
7 8 (2.42%) CCSE
8 7 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (2.11%) CCSA
9 5 (1.51%) CCENT
9 5 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.51%) HNC
9 5 (1.51%) ISEB
9 5 (1.51%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.51%) JNCIA
9 5 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.04%) QA
2 16 (4.83%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.51%) SLA
5 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) FATCA
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) HL7
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.30%) PSD2
6 1 (0.30%) SEPA
6 1 (0.30%) TARGET2
System Software
1 56 (16.92%) Docker
2 41 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.88%) Active Directory
4 33 (9.97%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.83%) Xen
6 9 (2.72%) NFS
6 9 (2.72%) vSphere
7 7 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.81%) Veritas File System
8 6 (1.81%) VirtualBox
9 5 (1.51%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.21%) HDFS
11 3 (0.91%) Samba
11 3 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.60%) iptables
12 2 (0.60%) Postfix
12 2 (0.60%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.60%) Squid
12 2 (0.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 60 (18.13%) Puppet
2 42 (12.69%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (9.37%) Ansible
4 29 (8.76%) Docker Swarm
5 16 (4.83%) Kubernetes
5 16 (4.83%) Terraform
6 12 (3.63%) Mesos
7 10 (3.02%) Marathon
8 9 (2.72%) Nagios
9 8 (2.42%) Cacti
10 7 (2.11%) vCenter Server
11 6 (1.81%) HP ALM
11 6 (1.81%) SCCM
11 6 (1.81%) SCOM
11 6 (1.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 5 (1.51%) Data Guard
12 5 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (1.51%) OpenView
13 4 (1.21%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 64 (19.34%) Oracle
2 53 (16.01%) Cisco
3 45 (13.60%) Microsoft
3 45 (13.60%) VMware
4 25 (7.55%) Citrix
5 24 (7.25%) CheckPoint
5 24 (7.25%) Google
6 23 (6.95%) HP
7 22 (6.65%) IBM
8 17 (5.14%) SolarWinds
9 16 (4.83%) Red Hat
10 15 (4.53%) Siebel
11 13 (3.93%) Teradata
11 13 (3.93%) Veritas
12 11 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (3.32%) ServiceNow
13 10 (3.02%) Juniper
14 9 (2.72%) Aruba
14 9 (2.72%) Sun
15 8 (2.42%) NetApp