Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 651 477 620
Rank change year-on-year -174 +143 +41
Contract jobs citing FTP 176 52 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 1.24% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 26 144
10th Percentile £255 £381 £313
25th Percentile £400 £405 £367
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £466 £475 £488
Median % change year-on-year -1.89% -2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £538 £550 £616
90th Percentile £654 £660 £696
UK excluding London median daily rate £467 £413 £500
% change year-on-year +13.21% -17.50% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
10th Percentile £18.40 " £50.63
25th Percentile £22.40 " £51.56
Median hourly rate £24.80 - £53.75
75th Percentile " " £56.56
90th Percentile £36.38 " £57.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.80 - -

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 9,516 4,194 11,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.22% 13.17% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,151 2,640 6,953
10th Percentile £213 £206 £193
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 186 602
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £13.25
25th Percentile £14.27 £17.31 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £25.40
Median % change year-on-year -30.16% +24.02% +36.85%
75th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £46.40
90th Percentile £65.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +33.33% +24.21%

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -164 139 £475 +5.56% 48
London -139 81 £475 -17.39% 14
UK excluding London -112 67 £467 +13.21% 38
Work from Home -203 42 £470 +4.44% 7
South East -74 27 £450 +7.14% 7
North of England -80 11 £483 +18.04% 11
Scotland - 8 £400 - 2
North West -54 7 £475 +16.21% 5
Midlands -67 7 £455 - 6
West Midlands -64 5 £315 - 5
Yorkshire -46 4 £700 +69.70% 6
South West - 4 £500 - 2
Wales - 4 £538 - 2
East of England -56 3 £150 -66.29% 8
Northern Ireland - 3 £475 -
East Midlands - 2 £490 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 56 (31.82%) Social Skills
2 55 (31.25%) HTTP
3 48 (27.27%) SQL
4 46 (26.14%) XML
5 44 (25.00%) Azure
6 41 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (23.30%) TCP/IP
7 39 (22.16%) JSON
8 38 (21.59%) Finance
9 37 (21.02%) DNS
9 37 (21.02%) Degree
10 36 (20.45%) Linux
11 34 (19.32%) REST
11 34 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
12 33 (18.75%) SOAP
13 32 (18.18%) Python
13 32 (18.18%) Java
13 32 (18.18%) AWS
14 31 (17.61%) SMTP
15 28 (15.91%) SAP
15 28 (15.91%) Git (software)
16 26 (14.77%) Apache
17 24 (13.64%) Windows
18 23 (13.07%) Oracle
18 23 (13.07%) Security Cleared
19 22 (12.50%) Cisco
19 22 (12.50%) Migration
20 21 (11.93%) Process Improvement
21 20 (11.36%) Data Lake
22 19 (10.80%) Computer Science

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 26 (14.77%) Apache
2 15 (8.52%) Apache Spark
3 13 (7.39%) Tomcat
3 13 (7.39%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.68%) IIS
5 8 (4.55%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.98%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.41%) nginx
8 5 (2.84%) Confluence
8 5 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.70%) IBM Domino
9 3 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.70%) WebLogic Integration
9 3 (1.70%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.14%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 2 (1.14%) Jetty
10 2 (1.14%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.84%) Windchill
3 4 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Magento
1 3 (1.70%) Shopify
2 1 (0.57%) Maximo
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (25.00%) Azure
2 32 (18.18%) AWS
3 18 (10.23%) Azure Data Factory
4 11 (6.25%) GCP
5 10 (5.68%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 8 (4.55%) Amazon S3
7 7 (3.98%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 5 (2.84%) Kong
8 5 (2.84%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (2.27%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.70%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.14%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (1.14%) GitHub
11 2 (1.14%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.14%) IaaS
11 2 (1.14%) OpenShift
11 2 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (31.25%) HTTP
2 41 (23.30%) TCP/IP
3 37 (21.02%) DNS
4 31 (17.61%) SMTP
5 18 (10.23%) DHCP
5 18 (10.23%) VLAN
6 16 (9.09%) Firewall
7 15 (8.52%) SSL
8 14 (7.95%) SNMP
8 14 (7.95%) SSH
9 13 (7.39%) MPLS
9 13 (7.39%) VoIP
9 13 (7.39%) Wireless
10 12 (6.82%) ICMP
11 10 (5.68%) IPsec
11 10 (5.68%) Network Security
11 10 (5.68%) TETRA
12 9 (5.11%) LAN
13 7 (3.98%) Ethernet
13 7 (3.98%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.36%) Data Lake
2 18 (10.23%) Big Data
2 18 (10.23%) SQL Server
3 16 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (8.52%) Hadoop
5 12 (6.82%) Metadata
6 11 (6.25%) Apache Hive
6 11 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (5.68%) MySQL
7 10 (5.68%) Star Schema
8 8 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (3.98%) SAP HANA
10 6 (3.41%) HBase
10 6 (3.41%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.84%) DB2
11 5 (2.84%) Oracle Database
11 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (2.27%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (2.27%) DB2 UDB
12 4 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.66%) Jenkins
3 13 (7.39%) JIRA
4 9 (5.11%) Eclipse
5 8 (4.55%) ERwin
5 8 (4.55%) Subversion
6 7 (3.98%) ER Studio
6 7 (3.98%) Maven
7 4 (2.27%) JUnit
8 3 (1.70%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.70%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.70%) Selenium
8 3 (1.70%) StarTeam
8 3 (1.70%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.14%) GitLab
9 2 (1.14%) Toad
9 2 (1.14%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
General
1 56 (31.82%) Social Skills
2 38 (21.59%) Finance
3 15 (8.52%) Banking
4 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (5.68%) Legal
6 10 (5.68%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.98%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.98%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (2.84%) German Language
9 4 (2.27%) Aerospace
9 4 (2.27%) Automotive
9 4 (2.27%) Back Office
9 4 (2.27%) Financial Institution
9 4 (2.27%) Military
9 4 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.57%) Billing
11 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (21.02%) Developer
2 30 (17.05%) Analyst
3 16 (9.09%) Consultant
4 12 (6.82%) SAP Developer
4 12 (6.82%) SAP PI Developer
5 11 (6.25%) Azure Developer
5 11 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 11 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 9 (5.11%) Data Engineer
7 8 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) Applications Support
8 7 (3.98%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Architect
8 7 (3.98%) Banking Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Security Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Design Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Senior Design Engineer
9 6 (3.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (26.14%) XML
2 39 (22.16%) JSON
3 34 (19.32%) REST
4 33 (18.75%) SOAP
5 17 (9.66%) Web Services
6 15 (8.52%) Kafka
7 14 (7.95%) JMS
8 13 (7.39%) .NET
9 12 (6.82%) SAP PI
9 12 (6.82%) SAP XI
9 12 (6.82%) XSLT
10 11 (6.25%) XSD
11 10 (5.68%) HTML
11 10 (5.68%) LDAP
11 10 (5.68%) XML Schema
12 9 (5.11%) HTML5
12 9 (5.11%) JDBC
13 8 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (3.41%) EDI
14 6 (3.41%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.25%) W3C
2 10 (5.68%) CCTV
2 10 (5.68%) Cloud Native
2 10 (5.68%) Fibre Optics
3 8 (4.55%) SCADA
4 7 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.98%) Reference Data
5 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.41%) Wiki
6 5 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.27%) NHS
8 3 (1.70%) EFT
8 3 (1.70%) Legacy Applications
8 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.70%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.70%) User Experience
9 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (20.45%) Linux
2 24 (13.64%) Windows
3 18 (10.23%) Unix
4 12 (6.82%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.41%) Solaris
6 5 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.27%) Debian
8 3 (1.70%) FreeBSD
8 3 (1.70%) HPUX
8 3 (1.70%) SUSE
8 3 (1.70%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.14%) CentOS
10 1 (0.57%) Android
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.57%) VMS
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (12.50%) Migration
4 21 (11.93%) Process Improvement
5 19 (10.80%) Computer Science
5 19 (10.80%) Data Modelling
6 18 (10.23%) DevOps
6 18 (10.23%) Project Delivery
7 16 (9.09%) Test Strategy
8 15 (8.52%) Data Management
8 15 (8.52%) ITIL
9 14 (7.95%) High Availability
10 13 (7.39%) ERP
10 13 (7.39%) Problem Management
11 12 (6.82%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.82%) Waterfall
12 11 (6.25%) Data Integration
13 10 (5.68%) Test Automation
13 10 (5.68%) Use Case
13 10 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (27.27%) SQL
2 32 (18.18%) Java
2 32 (18.18%) Python
3 18 (10.23%) Shell Script
4 15 (8.52%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.82%) ABAP
6 11 (6.25%) COBOL
6 11 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 9 (5.11%) VBA
8 8 (4.55%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.98%) C#
10 6 (3.41%) ActionScript
10 6 (3.41%) ActionScript 2.0
11 5 (2.84%) VBScript
12 4 (2.27%) C
12 4 (2.27%) Perl
12 4 (2.27%) PHP
12 4 (2.27%) Scala
13 3 (1.70%) Groovy
13 3 (1.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (21.02%) Degree
2 23 (13.07%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (10.23%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.52%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (7.95%) CCNP
6 8 (4.55%) CISM
6 8 (4.55%) CISSP
7 6 (3.41%) CCNA
7 6 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.70%) CCIE
8 3 (1.70%) HNC
8 3 (1.70%) ISEB
8 3 (1.70%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) MCP
10 1 (0.57%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) GDPR
3 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (7.95%) NFS
2 12 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.68%) HDFS
3 10 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.70%) Docker
6 3 (1.70%) vSphere
6 3 (1.70%) XenApp
7 2 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.14%) Xen
8 1 (0.57%) ACF2
8 1 (0.57%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.57%) RACF
8 1 (0.57%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) Puppet
2 8 (4.55%) CSIRT
2 8 (4.55%) Terraform
3 6 (3.41%) Ansible
3 6 (3.41%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (3.41%) Nagios
4 4 (2.27%) cPanel
4 4 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.27%) Plesk
5 3 (1.70%) Grafana
5 3 (1.70%) Netcool
6 2 (1.14%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.57%) Kibana
7 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 28 (15.91%) SAP
2 23 (13.07%) Oracle
3 22 (12.50%) Cisco
4 18 (10.23%) IBM
5 15 (8.52%) Databricks
6 13 (7.39%) VMware
7 9 (5.11%) Microsoft
7 9 (5.11%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (5.11%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.98%) F5
9 6 (3.41%) Citrix
9 6 (3.41%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.41%) TIBCO
9 6 (3.41%) webMethods
10 5 (2.84%) AppDynamics
10 5 (2.84%) NetApp
11 4 (2.27%) Adobe
11 4 (2.27%) MuleSoft
11 4 (2.27%) Splunk
11 4 (2.27%) Veritas