Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 621 649 669
Rank change year-on-year +28 +20 -90
Contract jobs citing FTP 194 248 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.72% 1.82% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 174 126
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.47% +4.24%
10th Percentile £313 £243 £257
90th Percentile £699 £675 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £419
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.49% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £24.00 £17.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% +35.57% +28.75%
10th Percentile £38.00 £15.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £41.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year - +46.30% +19.31%

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 11,264 13,602 13,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 13.17% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,796 8,190 8,242
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £195 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £600 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 666 724
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £19.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.79% -1.63% -15.41%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £18.79 £19.56
% change year-on-year +33.69% -3.95% -21.75%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 +19 178 £500 +5.26% 38
London +31 95 £488 -2.50% 16
UK excluding London +55 94 £450 +5.88% 23
North of England +38 33 £500 +17.65% 7
South West - 18 £650 - 4
South East +36 15 £515 +24.85% 5
Yorkshire +31 15 £403 -5.29% 4
North West +10 15 £575 +91.67% 3
Scotland +38 13 £325 -35.00%
Midlands +45 9 £413 - 2
West Midlands +28 6 £425 +9.68% 2
East of England -2 6 £588 +19.90% 4
East Midlands +16 3 £400 -5.88%
North East +11 3 £700 +70.73%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 83 (42.78%) Linux
2 74 (38.14%) DNS
3 68 (35.05%) Java
4 67 (34.54%) SQL
4 67 (34.54%) HTTP
5 55 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (25.77%) Finance
7 49 (25.26%) DHCP
8 48 (24.74%) Windows
9 46 (23.71%) REST
9 46 (23.71%) Microservices
10 43 (22.16%) SSL
11 42 (21.65%) TCP/IP
12 39 (20.10%) Jenkins
12 39 (20.10%) Git (software)
12 39 (20.10%) DevOps
13 37 (19.07%) Docker
13 37 (19.07%) XML
14 36 (18.56%) ITIL
15 34 (17.53%) SQL Server
16 33 (17.01%) SOAP
17 31 (15.98%) Azure
17 31 (15.98%) Spring
18 30 (15.46%) AWS
18 30 (15.46%) Open Source
18 30 (15.46%) JavaScript
18 30 (15.46%) Active Directory
19 28 (14.43%) IPsec
19 28 (14.43%) VMware
19 28 (14.43%) Spring Boot

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 22 (11.34%) Confluence
2 18 (9.28%) Apache
3 15 (7.73%) Jetty
4 13 (6.70%) IIS
5 12 (6.19%) Tomcat
6 10 (5.15%) Mongrel
6 10 (5.15%) MS Exchange
6 10 (5.15%) nginx
6 10 (5.15%) WebSphere
7 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.06%) Apache Spark
10 4 (2.06%) ColdFusion
10 4 (2.06%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.55%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
12 2 (1.03%) CMS
13 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.52%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) FileZilla
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.52%) SAP CAR
1 1 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.98%) Azure
2 30 (15.46%) AWS
3 13 (6.70%) Office 365
4 12 (6.19%) GCP
5 8 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (4.12%) Boomi
5 8 (4.12%) GitHub
5 8 (4.12%) Google App Engine
5 8 (4.12%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.58%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (2.06%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.06%) Datadog
7 4 (2.06%) SaaS
7 4 (2.06%) Serverless
8 3 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.03%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.52%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 74 (38.14%) DNS
2 67 (34.54%) HTTP
3 49 (25.26%) DHCP
4 43 (22.16%) SSL
5 42 (21.65%) TCP/IP
6 28 (14.43%) IPsec
7 22 (11.34%) Firewall
8 15 (7.73%) VPN
9 12 (6.19%) SSH
10 10 (5.15%) SMTP
10 10 (5.15%) WAN
11 9 (4.64%) HTTPS
11 9 (4.64%) LAN
12 7 (3.61%) Internet
13 6 (3.09%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (3.09%) Network Security
13 6 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.58%) VoIP
15 4 (2.06%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (13.92%) MySQL
3 26 (13.40%) DB2
4 21 (10.82%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (10.31%) Relational Database
6 19 (9.79%) MongoDB
7 16 (8.25%) NoSQL
8 14 (7.22%) RDBMS
9 13 (6.70%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (6.19%) DataStage
10 12 (6.19%) Informix
10 12 (6.19%) QualityStage
11 10 (5.15%) IBM InfoSphere
12 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
14 2 (1.03%) Power BI
14 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 39 (20.10%) Git (software)
1 39 (20.10%) Jenkins
2 25 (12.89%) JIRA
2 25 (12.89%) Maven
3 20 (10.31%) Travis CI
4 15 (7.73%) Gradle
5 13 (6.70%) GitLab
5 13 (6.70%) JUnit
6 12 (6.19%) Mockito
7 11 (5.67%) Ant
7 11 (5.67%) Gatling
7 11 (5.67%) Geb
7 11 (5.67%) Spock
8 9 (4.64%) gulp
8 9 (4.64%) Subversion
9 4 (2.06%) GoCD
9 4 (2.06%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.55%) Cucumber
11 2 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 50 (25.77%) Finance
2 21 (10.82%) Banking
3 11 (5.67%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.12%) Law
5 7 (3.61%) Retail
6 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.58%) Electronics
7 5 (2.58%) Marketing
8 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.52%) Games
11 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Legal
11 1 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (42.27%) Developer
2 39 (20.10%) Analyst
3 30 (15.46%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.73%) RPG Developer
5 15 (7.73%) SQL Developer
6 13 (6.70%) ETL Developer
7 12 (6.19%) Backend Developer
7 12 (6.19%) Integration Developer
8 10 (5.15%) Business Analyst
8 10 (5.15%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.64%) KYC Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) DataStage Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Agile Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Agile Java Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Banking Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) DataStage ETL Developer
11 7 (3.61%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.71%) REST
2 37 (19.07%) XML
3 33 (17.01%) SOAP
4 31 (15.98%) Spring
5 28 (14.43%) Spring Boot
6 25 (12.89%) AngularJS
7 24 (12.37%) Web Services
8 23 (11.86%) .NET
9 19 (9.79%) JSON
10 15 (7.73%) Dropwizard
10 15 (7.73%) Kafka
10 15 (7.73%) Middleware
11 14 (7.22%) HTML
12 13 (6.70%) OAuth
13 12 (6.19%) J2EE
13 12 (6.19%) WireMock
13 12 (6.19%) XML Schema
14 11 (5.67%) EDI
14 11 (5.67%) Guice
14 11 (5.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.15%) PKI
3 7 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.61%) iPhone
3 7 (3.61%) iSeries
4 6 (3.09%) Replication
5 5 (2.58%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.58%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.55%) DataPower
6 3 (1.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.03%) SCADA
7 2 (1.03%) Social Media
7 2 (1.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.03%) W3C
8 1 (0.52%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 83 (42.78%) Linux
2 48 (24.74%) Windows
3 13 (6.70%) Unix
4 12 (6.19%) Windows 10
4 12 (6.19%) Windows 7
5 11 (5.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.61%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.09%) Android
9 6 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.58%) Debian
10 5 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.58%) Solaris
10 5 (2.58%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.06%) AIX
11 4 (2.06%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.06%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.06%) zOS
12 2 (1.03%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (23.71%) Microservices
3 39 (20.10%) DevOps
4 36 (18.56%) ITIL
5 30 (15.46%) Open Source
6 26 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (12.89%) Configuration Management
8 24 (12.37%) ETL
9 21 (10.82%) Migration
10 18 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (9.28%) TDD
11 17 (8.76%) BDD
11 17 (8.76%) Pair Programming
12 16 (8.25%) Domain-Driven Design
12 16 (8.25%) OO
12 16 (8.25%) OWASP
12 16 (8.25%) Scrum
13 15 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (7.73%) Software Engineering
13 15 (7.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 68 (35.05%) Java
2 67 (34.54%) SQL
3 30 (15.46%) JavaScript
4 24 (12.37%) Java 8
5 23 (11.86%) PowerShell
6 22 (11.34%) TypeScript
7 19 (9.79%) Python
8 15 (7.73%) RPG
9 14 (7.22%) VB
10 13 (6.70%) RPG IV
10 13 (6.70%) RPG/400
11 9 (4.64%) Bash Shell
11 9 (4.64%) C#
12 7 (3.61%) ActionScript
12 7 (3.61%) ActionScript 2.0
12 7 (3.61%) Perl
13 6 (3.09%) ES6
13 6 (3.09%) Ruby
14 5 (2.58%) C
14 5 (2.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.15%) Degree
4 6 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.09%) MCP
5 5 (2.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.55%) CCIE
7 3 (1.55%) MCSA
8 2 (1.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (1.03%) CCNP
8 2 (1.03%) CCSE
8 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.03%) RHCE
8 2 (1.03%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.52%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (0.52%) CEH
9 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.03%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) WCAG
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (19.07%) Docker
2 30 (15.46%) Active Directory
3 27 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.22%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (5.67%) Xen
6 8 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.03%) PowerDNS
8 2 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.03%) vSphere
9 1 (0.52%) Firmware
9 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.52%) NFS
9 1 (0.52%) Samba
9 1 (0.52%) Snort
9 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (12.37%) Puppet
2 20 (10.31%) Kubernetes
3 18 (9.28%) Terraform
4 14 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (6.19%) Ansible
6 11 (5.67%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (2.58%) AirWatch
7 5 (2.58%) Nagios
8 4 (2.06%) Graphite
8 4 (2.06%) Kibana
8 4 (2.06%) logstash
8 4 (2.06%) SCCM
8 4 (2.06%) StatsD
9 3 (1.55%) HP ALM
10 2 (1.03%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.03%) Salt
10 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.52%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.52%) Suricata
11 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (14.43%) VMware
2 27 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.92%) Oracle
3 21 (10.82%) Citrix
4 20 (10.31%) Cisco
4 20 (10.31%) IBM
5 14 (7.22%) HP
5 14 (7.22%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.70%) MuleSoft
7 12 (6.19%) Teradata
8 11 (5.67%) Google
9 9 (4.64%) Dell
9 9 (4.64%) ServiceNow
10 7 (3.61%) Ivanti
10 7 (3.61%) Meraki
10 7 (3.61%) SAP
10 7 (3.61%) TIBCO
11 6 (3.09%) Apple
12 4 (2.06%) New Relic
12 4 (2.06%) Splunk