Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 577 589 489
Rank change year-on-year +12 -100 +52
Contract jobs citing FTP 317 231 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.26% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 1.83% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 151 267
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £323 £325 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £440 £393
% change year-on-year +5.11% +12.10% +30.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +84.62% -58.86%
10th Percentile £16.25 £30.00 £8.95
90th Percentile £43.75 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £16.25

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 13,453 12,634 15,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.36% 14.02% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,331 7,704 9,431
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 736 694
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £20.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.02% -18.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.52% -20.40% +11.11%

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 21 May 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 21 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 14 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 21 May 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 +43 308 £500 +11.11% 72
London +11 175 £536 +12.89% 25
UK excluding London -15 139 £463 +5.11% 48
North of England -14 38 £500 +33.33% 19
South East -35 36 £425 -10.53% 8
East of England +23 27 £500 +53.85% 7
Midlands +7 26 £400 -3.03% 9
North West -17 24 £425 +13.33% 11
East Midlands +7 18 £400 -15.79% 5
Yorkshire -10 10 £500 +13.64% 7
West Midlands -19 8 £425 +9.68% 4
South West +5 6 £448 -18.56% 4
Scotland -46 6 £500 +13.64%
North East +10 4 £500 +86.05% 1

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 164 (51.74%) Linux
2 156 (49.21%) HTTP
3 137 (43.22%) TCP/IP
4 136 (42.90%) DNS
5 134 (42.27%) Java
6 121 (38.17%) SSL
7 98 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (29.02%) SQL
9 89 (28.08%) Microservices
10 84 (26.50%) Git (software)
11 76 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
12 75 (23.66%) XML
13 73 (23.03%) MongoDB
14 70 (22.08%) Configuration Management
15 69 (21.77%) DHCP
15 69 (21.77%) Puppet
15 69 (21.77%) DevOps
16 65 (20.50%) Docker
16 65 (20.50%) IPsec
17 64 (20.19%) Open Source
18 62 (19.56%) SOAP
19 61 (19.24%) Finance
19 61 (19.24%) Jenkins
20 60 (18.93%) Relational Database
20 60 (18.93%) PostgreSQL
21 59 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
22 57 (17.98%) Web Services
22 57 (17.98%) Oracle
22 57 (17.98%) REST
23 55 (17.35%) HTML

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 46 (14.51%) Apache
2 29 (9.15%) Tomcat
3 24 (7.57%) IIS
4 21 (6.62%) WebSphere
5 19 (5.99%) nginx
6 18 (5.68%) Jetty
6 18 (5.68%) Mongrel
7 10 (3.15%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (2.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 8 (2.52%) Mule
9 8 (2.52%) Mule ESB
9 8 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (2.21%) Confluence
11 6 (1.89%) MS Exchange
11 6 (1.89%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (1.58%) WebLogic Integration
13 4 (1.26%) CMS
13 4 (1.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (6.62%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.26%) Windchill
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Markit EDM
1 4 (1.26%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.95%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.63%) Movex
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) BPCS
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 76 (23.97%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (11.36%) Heroku
3 22 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (5.68%) Google App Engine
5 18 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (3.47%) Amazon S3
7 10 (3.15%) Office 365
8 9 (2.84%) OpenShift
9 8 (2.52%) IaaS
9 8 (2.52%) npm
10 6 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.26%) Route 53
11 4 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.95%) Amazon Glacier
12 3 (0.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.95%) Boomi
12 3 (0.95%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 156 (49.21%) HTTP
2 137 (43.22%) TCP/IP
3 136 (42.90%) DNS
4 121 (38.17%) SSL
5 69 (21.77%) DHCP
6 65 (20.50%) IPsec
7 50 (15.77%) SMTP
8 44 (13.88%) Firewall
9 32 (10.09%) VPN
10 29 (9.15%) SSH
11 26 (8.20%) WAN
12 23 (7.26%) LAN
13 22 (6.94%) HTTPS
14 21 (6.62%) Internet
15 18 (5.68%) SAN
16 17 (5.36%) VoIP
17 12 (3.79%) SNMP
17 12 (3.79%) Wireshark
18 11 (3.47%) MPLS
18 11 (3.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (23.03%) MongoDB
2 60 (18.93%) PostgreSQL
2 60 (18.93%) Relational Database
3 53 (16.72%) NoSQL
4 37 (11.67%) MySQL
5 35 (11.04%) SQL Server
6 32 (10.09%) RDBMS
7 14 (4.42%) Informix
7 14 (4.42%) Oracle Database
8 13 (4.10%) DataStage
8 13 (4.10%) DB2
9 12 (3.79%) QualityStage
10 11 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (3.47%) Siebel EIM
11 10 (3.15%) Redis
12 8 (2.52%) IBM InfoSphere
12 8 (2.52%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (2.52%) QlikView
12 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (2.21%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 84 (26.50%) Git (software)
2 61 (19.24%) Jenkins
3 48 (15.14%) Travis CI
4 36 (11.36%) Gradle
5 35 (11.04%) GitLab
6 34 (10.73%) gulp
7 25 (7.89%) Spock
8 23 (7.26%) Gatling
8 23 (7.26%) Geb
9 14 (4.42%) Maven
10 11 (3.47%) JUnit
11 9 (2.84%) Grunt
11 9 (2.84%) JIRA
11 9 (2.84%) SonarQube
12 8 (2.52%) Bower
13 6 (1.89%) Gerrit
13 6 (1.89%) Subversion
14 5 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
15 3 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 61 (19.24%) Finance
2 23 (7.26%) Financial Institution
3 22 (6.94%) Banking
4 14 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.47%) Marketing
6 8 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.52%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.21%) French Language
8 6 (1.89%) Automotive
8 6 (1.89%) Back Office
8 6 (1.89%) Legal
9 4 (1.26%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.26%) German Language
9 4 (1.26%) Military
10 3 (0.95%) Electronics
10 3 (0.95%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.95%) Publishing
11 2 (0.63%) Advertising
11 2 (0.63%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 116 (36.59%) Developer
2 38 (11.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (9.78%) Java Developer
4 26 (8.20%) Agile Developer
4 26 (8.20%) Agile Java Developer
5 23 (7.26%) Analyst
6 17 (5.36%) Administrator
6 17 (5.36%) Network Engineer
7 16 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (4.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 13 (4.10%) Consultant
9 13 (4.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.10%) Siebel Developer
10 12 (3.79%) ETL Developer
11 10 (3.15%) DataStage Developer
11 10 (3.15%) Ruby Developer
12 9 (2.84%) Architect
12 9 (2.84%) DataStage ETL Developer
13 8 (2.52%) MuleSoft Developer
13 8 (2.52%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (23.66%) XML
2 62 (19.56%) SOAP
3 57 (17.98%) REST
3 57 (17.98%) Web Services
4 55 (17.35%) HTML
5 54 (17.03%) CSS
6 49 (15.46%) .NET
7 46 (14.51%) OAuth
7 46 (14.51%) OAuth2
8 38 (11.99%) AngularJS
9 37 (11.67%) HTML5
10 35 (11.04%) Spring
11 28 (8.83%) Dropwizard
11 28 (8.83%) Guice
11 28 (8.83%) Ratpack
11 28 (8.83%) Spring Boot
12 25 (7.89%) Ember.js
13 23 (7.26%) J2EE
13 23 (7.26%) WireMock
14 21 (6.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.47%) Hedge funds
4 10 (3.15%) Credit Risk
5 9 (2.84%) Fintech
6 7 (2.21%) CESG
7 6 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.89%) MPEG
7 6 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.89%) Replication
8 5 (1.58%) Cyberattack
8 5 (1.58%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.58%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.26%) PKI
9 4 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.26%) STB
10 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.95%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 164 (51.74%) Linux
2 38 (11.99%) Windows
3 33 (10.41%) Unix
4 21 (6.62%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.15%) CentOS
7 9 (2.84%) SUSE
8 7 (2.21%) Solaris
9 6 (1.89%) Check Point GAiA
9 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.58%) HPUX
10 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.26%) AIX
11 4 (1.26%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.95%) Android
13 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.63%) CatOS
13 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (28.08%) Microservices
3 70 (22.08%) Configuration Management
4 69 (21.77%) DevOps
5 64 (20.19%) Open Source
6 59 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (16.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 51 (16.09%) TDD
9 46 (14.51%) OO
10 41 (12.93%) BDD
10 41 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
11 38 (11.99%) OWASP
12 37 (11.67%) SDLC
12 37 (11.67%) Software Engineering
13 34 (10.73%) Test Automation
14 33 (10.41%) OOP
15 31 (9.78%) Target Operating Model
16 29 (9.15%) ETL
16 29 (9.15%) ITIL
17 28 (8.83%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 134 (42.27%) Java
2 92 (29.02%) SQL
3 53 (16.72%) JavaScript
4 40 (12.62%) Python
5 37 (11.67%) Java 8
6 35 (11.04%) ES6
7 32 (10.09%) Perl
8 28 (8.83%) Bash Shell
9 27 (8.52%) C#
10 25 (7.89%) Groovy
10 25 (7.89%) TypeScript
11 20 (6.31%) Ruby
12 17 (5.36%) Shell Script
13 16 (5.05%) Scala
14 15 (4.73%) PL/SQL
15 13 (4.10%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
16 8 (2.52%) T-SQL
17 7 (2.21%) COBOL
17 7 (2.21%) PHP
18 6 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.83%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.42%) Degree
5 12 (3.79%) Siebel Certification
6 10 (3.15%) CCNA
7 9 (2.84%) CISSP
8 8 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (2.52%) CCNP
9 6 (1.89%) CCSA
9 6 (1.89%) GCED
9 6 (1.89%) GCFA
9 6 (1.89%) GCIA
9 6 (1.89%) GCIH
9 6 (1.89%) GIAC
9 6 (1.89%) GREM
9 6 (1.89%) GSEC
10 5 (1.58%) HNC
10 5 (1.58%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.05%) QA
2 15 (4.73%) Data Quality
3 13 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.21%) CESG Infosec
4 7 (2.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 6 (1.89%) SLA
6 4 (1.26%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.63%) GDPR
8 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.32%) FATCA
8 1 (0.32%) HL7
8 1 (0.32%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.32%) P3O
8 1 (0.32%) PSD2
8 1 (0.32%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.32%) SEPA
8 1 (0.32%) TARGET2
System Software
1 65 (20.50%) Docker
2 42 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (11.99%) Virtual Machines
4 26 (8.20%) Active Directory
5 19 (5.99%) Xen
6 8 (2.52%) vSphere
7 7 (2.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.89%) Veritas File System
8 6 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.58%) HDFS
9 5 (1.58%) NFS
9 5 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.58%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (1.58%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.95%) Samba
11 2 (0.63%) iptables
11 2 (0.63%) Postfix
11 2 (0.63%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.63%) Squid
12 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 69 (21.77%) Puppet
2 45 (14.20%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (12.62%) Ansible
4 28 (8.83%) Docker Swarm
5 20 (6.31%) Terraform
6 13 (4.10%) Kubernetes
7 12 (3.79%) Nagios
8 10 (3.15%) Mesos
8 10 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (2.52%) Cacti
9 8 (2.52%) Marathon
9 8 (2.52%) ZABBIX
10 7 (2.21%) IBM BigFix
10 7 (2.21%) OpenView
10 7 (2.21%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.58%) Data Guard
11 5 (1.58%) Grafana
11 5 (1.58%) HP ALM
11 5 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 57 (17.98%) Oracle
2 45 (14.20%) VMware
3 40 (12.62%) Microsoft
4 31 (9.78%) Cisco
5 24 (7.57%) Google
6 23 (7.26%) HP
7 20 (6.31%) IBM
8 18 (5.68%) Citrix
9 16 (5.05%) SolarWinds
10 15 (4.73%) Red Hat
11 14 (4.42%) CheckPoint
11 14 (4.42%) Siebel
12 13 (4.10%) Teradata
13 11 (3.47%) ServiceNow
14 9 (2.84%) Veritas
15 8 (2.52%) MuleSoft
15 8 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (2.21%) Sun
17 6 (1.89%) NetApp
17 6 (1.89%) SAP