Period
to 2 August 2021

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 2 August 2021 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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 593 494 574
Rank change year-on-year -99 +80 +32
Contract jobs citing FTP 162 77 301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 1.58% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 44 222
10th Percentile £213 £313 £314
25th Percentile £345 £399 £407
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £490 £506
Median % change year-on-year -8.16% -3.21% +3.85%
75th Percentile £550 £541 £588
90th Percentile £713 £591 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £471 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +4.67% -10.00% +15.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
10th Percentile " " £36.00
25th Percentile £24.80 £66.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate £37.76 £67.50 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -44.06% +35.00% +108.33%
75th Percentile £51.48 £69.38 £54.38
90th Percentile £52.84 £69.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.76 £67.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -44.06% +92.86% +45.83%

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 8,209 4,859 11,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.39% 13.38% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,237 3,004 7,391
10th Percentile £249 £200 £200
25th Percentile £360 £315 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 246 573
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.39 £12.05
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.26 £15.34
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +18.42%
75th Percentile £49.38 £46.25 £45.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.19 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.86% +5.65% +10.85%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 16 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 2 August 2021. 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 -96 131 £450 -8.16% 35
London -96 78 £439 -18.37% 14
UK excluding London -72 56 £471 +4.67% 22
Work from Home -228 51 £470 -6.00% 6
South East -42 17 £450 -8.16% 9
Midlands -33 10 £408 +132.86% 5
West Midlands -31 9 £408 +132.86% 3
North of England -47 8 £483 +16.97% 6
East of England -21 7 - -
North West -35 7 £475 +15.15% 2
Wales - 5 £550 -
Scotland -64 4 £361 +9.39% 1
Channel Islands - 3 - -
South West -16 1 £338 -43.75% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £700 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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 52 (32.10%) HTTP
1 52 (32.10%) Social Skills
2 48 (29.63%) DNS
3 42 (25.93%) TCP/IP
4 40 (24.69%) IBM
5 38 (23.46%) Windows
6 37 (22.84%) Finance
6 37 (22.84%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (22.22%) SQL
7 36 (22.22%) Azure
8 34 (20.99%) XML
9 33 (20.37%) SMTP
9 33 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (19.75%) AWS
11 31 (19.14%) Java
12 30 (18.52%) Linux
12 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
13 29 (17.90%) Degree
14 28 (17.28%) ITIL
14 28 (17.28%) VMware
15 27 (16.67%) Apache
15 27 (16.67%) JSON
15 27 (16.67%) Security Cleared
16 26 (16.05%) SAP
16 26 (16.05%) Active Directory
17 25 (15.43%) SSL
17 25 (15.43%) SOAP
17 25 (15.43%) Python
17 25 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (15.43%) REST

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 27 (16.67%) Apache
2 23 (14.20%) Tomcat
3 22 (13.58%) IIS
4 20 (12.35%) WebSphere
5 10 (6.17%) nginx
6 9 (5.56%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.94%) CICS
7 8 (4.94%) IBM Domino
7 8 (4.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (4.32%) Jetty
8 7 (4.32%) Mongrel
9 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
10 5 (3.09%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (2.47%) Apache Spark
11 4 (2.47%) Confluence
11 4 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.85%) WebLogic Integration
13 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (14.20%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.56%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.23%) Windchill
5 1 (0.62%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Shopify
2 8 (4.94%) Magento
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.62%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.22%) Azure
2 32 (19.75%) AWS
3 21 (12.96%) GCP
4 12 (7.41%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.32%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (4.32%) Google App Engine
7 7 (4.32%) IaaS
8 5 (3.09%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (3.09%) Kong
8 5 (3.09%) Serverless
9 4 (2.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 3 (1.85%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.85%) SaaS
11 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.62%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.62%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (32.10%) HTTP
2 48 (29.63%) DNS
3 42 (25.93%) TCP/IP
4 33 (20.37%) SMTP
5 25 (15.43%) SSL
6 22 (13.58%) DHCP
7 17 (10.49%) Firewall
8 15 (9.26%) SNMP
9 14 (8.64%) SSH
10 13 (8.02%) SNA
11 11 (6.79%) SAN
11 11 (6.79%) Telnet
12 10 (6.17%) NAS
13 9 (5.56%) VLAN
14 8 (4.94%) APPN
14 8 (4.94%) IPsec
15 7 (4.32%) ICMP
15 7 (4.32%) MPLS
15 7 (4.32%) Wireless
16 6 (3.70%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (8.64%) MySQL
2 14 (8.64%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.79%) DB2
4 10 (6.17%) Data Lake
5 9 (5.56%) Big Data
6 6 (3.70%) Metadata
6 6 (3.70%) Star Schema
7 5 (3.09%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.47%) Apache Hive
8 4 (2.47%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.85%) MS Access
9 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
10 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.23%) HBase
10 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 23 (14.20%) Jenkins
2 21 (12.96%) JIRA
3 17 (10.49%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.32%) Travis CI
5 4 (2.47%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.47%) Subversion
6 3 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.85%) ER Studio
6 3 (1.85%) ERwin
6 3 (1.85%) Maven
6 3 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.85%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.85%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.23%) JUnit
7 2 (1.23%) PowerBuilder
8 1 (0.62%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.62%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.62%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.62%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 52 (32.10%) Social Skills
2 37 (22.84%) Finance
3 12 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.17%) Banking
5 9 (5.56%) Public Sector
6 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.09%) German Language
7 5 (3.09%) Influencing Skills
7 5 (3.09%) Legal
8 4 (2.47%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.23%) Automotive
10 2 (1.23%) Marketing
10 2 (1.23%) Military
10 2 (1.23%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.62%) Law
11 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.62%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (22.22%) Analyst
2 20 (12.35%) Consultant
3 19 (11.73%) Developer
4 12 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.17%) Applications Support
5 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 9 (5.56%) Network Programmer
6 9 (5.56%) Programmer
6 9 (5.56%) SAP Developer
6 9 (5.56%) SAP PI Developer
7 8 (4.94%) Systems Programmer
8 7 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Network Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (3.70%) Tester
10 5 (3.09%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (3.09%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.99%) XML
2 27 (16.67%) JSON
3 25 (15.43%) REST
3 25 (15.43%) SOAP
4 22 (13.58%) .NET
5 19 (11.73%) Web Services
6 17 (10.49%) LDAP
7 12 (7.41%) JMS
8 10 (6.17%) EDI
9 9 (5.56%) Middleware
9 9 (5.56%) SAP PI
9 9 (5.56%) SAP XI
9 9 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (4.94%) JDBC
10 8 (4.94%) Node.js
10 8 (4.94%) XSD
10 8 (4.94%) XSLT
11 7 (4.32%) HTML
11 7 (4.32%) J2EE
11 7 (4.32%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Mainframe
2 11 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.17%) LPAR
3 10 (6.17%) Replication
4 9 (5.56%) AS400
4 9 (5.56%) iSeries
5 8 (4.94%) W3C
6 6 (3.70%) CCTV
6 6 (3.70%) Cloud Native
6 6 (3.70%) Clustering
6 6 (3.70%) Fibre Optics
6 6 (3.70%) SCADA
7 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.09%) Wiki
8 4 (2.47%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (2.47%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.85%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (23.46%) Windows
2 30 (18.52%) Linux
3 13 (8.02%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.56%) MVS
5 8 (4.94%) zOS
6 7 (4.32%) Unix
6 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.70%) Solaris
7 6 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.85%) Debian
10 3 (1.85%) HPUX
10 3 (1.85%) SUSE
10 3 (1.85%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.84%) Problem-Solving
2 33 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (17.28%) ITIL
4 19 (11.73%) Project Delivery
5 18 (11.11%) Migration
6 17 (10.49%) DevOps
7 15 (9.26%) ITSM
7 15 (9.26%) Problem Management
8 14 (8.64%) High Availability
9 13 (8.02%) Configuration Management
9 13 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (8.02%) ERP
10 12 (7.41%) Computer Science
10 12 (7.41%) PRINCE2
10 12 (7.41%) Project Management
10 12 (7.41%) Test Strategy
11 11 (6.79%) Process Improvement
11 11 (6.79%) Project Governance
12 10 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (6.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.22%) SQL
2 31 (19.14%) Java
3 25 (15.43%) Python
4 20 (12.35%) Shell Script
5 16 (9.88%) PowerShell
6 14 (8.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.17%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.56%) C
9 8 (4.94%) ABAP
9 8 (4.94%) COBOL
9 8 (4.94%) Go
9 8 (4.94%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.32%) PHP
11 5 (3.09%) ActionScript
11 5 (3.09%) ActionScript 2.0
11 5 (3.09%) C#
11 5 (3.09%) VBA
11 5 (3.09%) VBScript
12 3 (1.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 3 (1.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (17.90%) Degree
2 27 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 24 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (4.94%) CCNP
5 8 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.09%) CISM
7 5 (3.09%) CISSP
7 5 (3.09%) PMP
8 4 (2.47%) CCNA
9 3 (1.85%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.85%) HNC
9 3 (1.85%) ISEB
9 3 (1.85%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.85%) MCP
10 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.96%) QA
2 4 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) GDPR
3 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 25 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.79%) NFS
4 9 (5.56%) PowerHA
5 7 (4.32%) Docker
5 7 (4.32%) Xen
5 7 (4.32%) XenApp
6 5 (3.09%) Postfix
6 5 (3.09%) qmail
6 5 (3.09%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.47%) HDFS
7 4 (2.47%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.85%) vSphere
8 3 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.62%) QEMU
10 1 (0.62%) RHEV
10 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Puppet
2 9 (5.56%) Terraform
2 9 (5.56%) Tivoli NetView
3 7 (4.32%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.32%) Nagios
4 6 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (2.47%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.85%) Ansible
6 3 (1.85%) cPanel
6 3 (1.85%) Grafana
6 3 (1.85%) Netcool
6 3 (1.85%) Plesk
7 1 (0.62%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.62%) Kibana
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.62%) SCCM
7 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.62%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 40 (24.69%) IBM
2 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 28 (17.28%) VMware
4 26 (16.05%) SAP
5 23 (14.20%) Oracle
6 16 (9.88%) ServiceNow
7 15 (9.26%) Cisco
8 9 (5.56%) Google
9 8 (4.94%) New Relic
9 8 (4.94%) Xerox
10 7 (4.32%) Citrix
10 7 (4.32%) Databricks
11 6 (3.70%) HP
11 6 (3.70%) webMethods
12 5 (3.09%) AppDynamics
12 5 (3.09%) Dynatrace
12 5 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (3.09%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.47%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.47%) TIBCO