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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 420 455
Rank change year-on-year -94 +35  
Contract jobs citing FTP 87 232 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 2.67% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 136 130
Median daily rate £450 £440 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £553 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £418 £300
% change year-on-year -1.19% +39.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

FTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -71 79 £443 +2.60% 37
London +1 45 £475 -5.00% 13
City of London +5 17 £435 -20.90% 4
North West +21 14 £394 +7.21% 4
Cheshire - 9 £363 -
Scotland +37 6 - -
Edinburgh +17 6 - -
East Midlands -3 6 £500 - 1
Manchester +9 5 £413 +12.32% 3
East of England -9 5 £445 +1.42% 6
Northamptonshire - 4 £500 -
West Midlands +26 3 £388 +38.39% 3
Northampton - 3 £500 -
Hertfordshire -3 2 £438 +16.66% 1
Derbyshire -16 2 £400 - 1
South East -25 2 £338 -19.16% 5
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £415 -
Berkshire +19 1 £338 +68.75% 1
Reading +15 1 £338 -
Hampshire +8 1 - - 4
South West 0 1 £375 -4.45%
Cardiff -5 1 £500 +2.56%
Wales -7 1 £500 +2.56% 1
South Wales -9 1 £500 +2.56%
Essex -12 1 £525 +162.50% 1
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £400 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing FTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for FTP.

1 74 (33.94%) Finance
2 72 (33.03%) Linux
3 69 (31.65%) Windows
4 68 (31.19%) HTTP
5 65 (29.82%) IBM
5 65 (29.82%) Unix
6 57 (26.15%) TCP/IP
7 56 (25.69%) DNS
8 54 (24.77%) Microsoft
9 51 (23.39%) Java
10 46 (21.10%) SSL
11 40 (18.35%) DHCP
12 39 (17.89%) VMware
13 35 (16.06%) IIS
14 33 (15.14%) JCL
15 32 (14.68%) .NET
15 32 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
16 31 (14.22%) SQL
16 31 (14.22%) SQL Server
16 31 (14.22%) Web Services
16 31 (14.22%) Firewall
17 30 (13.76%) Oracle
17 30 (13.76%) WebSphere
17 30 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
18 29 (13.30%) ISPF
18 29 (13.30%) Banking
18 29 (13.30%) DevOps
18 29 (13.30%) Time Sharing Option
19 28 (12.84%) Puppet
19 28 (12.84%) Apache

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 35 (16.06%) IIS
2 30 (13.76%) WebSphere
3 28 (12.84%) Apache
3 28 (12.84%) Tomcat
4 21 (9.63%) Jetty
4 21 (9.63%) Mongrel
4 21 (9.63%) nginx
5 11 (5.05%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (4.13%) JBoss
7 5 (2.29%) CMS
7 5 (2.29%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.38%) Mule
9 3 (1.38%) SAS
9 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.92%) DNN
10 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.83%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.83%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Exstream
3 1 (0.46%) HFM
3 1 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.46%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.68%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.63%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (9.63%) Google App Engine
2 21 (9.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.67%) Boomi
5 4 (1.83%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.38%) Heroku
7 2 (0.92%) Office 365
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.46%) Route 53
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (31.19%) HTTP
2 57 (26.15%) TCP/IP
3 56 (25.69%) DNS
4 46 (21.10%) SSL
5 40 (18.35%) DHCP
6 31 (14.22%) Firewall
7 26 (11.93%) IPsec
8 21 (9.63%) SSH
9 17 (7.80%) SAN
10 16 (7.34%) HTTPS
11 13 (5.96%) SMTP
11 13 (5.96%) VPN
11 13 (5.96%) WAN
12 12 (5.50%) NAS
13 10 (4.59%) LAN
14 9 (4.13%) iSCSI
15 8 (3.67%) OSPF
16 7 (3.21%) SNMP
16 7 (3.21%) VoIP
17 6 (2.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.59%) MySQL
3 10 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.13%) Big Data
5 8 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.21%) Siebel EIM
7 6 (2.75%) Data Lake
7 6 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.75%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.29%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.29%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.83%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 24 (11.01%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.63%) Travis CI
3 9 (4.13%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.75%) Subversion
5 4 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.83%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.38%) Gradle
6 3 (1.38%) webpack
6 3 (1.38%) XMLSpy
7 2 (0.92%) Ant
7 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.92%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.92%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.46%) FishEye
8 1 (0.46%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.46%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.46%) JIRA
8 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (33.94%) Finance
2 29 (13.30%) Banking
3 11 (5.05%) Law
4 9 (4.13%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.67%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.21%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.29%) Retail
8 4 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.38%) Electronics
9 3 (1.38%) Legal
9 3 (1.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.92%) Front Office
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) French Language
11 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (20.64%) Developer
2 22 (10.09%) Analyst
3 20 (9.17%) Consultant
4 13 (5.96%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (5.50%) Architect
6 10 (4.59%) Administrator
6 10 (4.59%) Technical Developer
7 9 (4.13%) Storage Administrator
7 9 (4.13%) Unix Administrator
8 8 (3.67%) Siebel Developer
9 7 (3.21%) Operations Analyst
9 7 (3.21%) Platform Architect
9 7 (3.21%) SAN Administrator
9 7 (3.21%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 6 (2.75%) .NET Developer
10 6 (2.75%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.75%) Project Manager
10 6 (2.75%) Support Engineer
11 5 (2.29%) C# Developer
11 5 (2.29%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.68%) .NET
2 31 (14.22%) Web Services
3 29 (13.30%) ISPF
4 27 (12.39%) Middleware
5 24 (11.01%) J2EE
6 23 (10.55%) XML
7 21 (9.63%) Servlets
8 17 (7.80%) JMS
8 17 (7.80%) SOAP
9 15 (6.88%) JDBC
9 15 (6.88%) REST
10 11 (5.05%) EDIFACT
11 8 (3.67%) EDI
12 7 (3.21%) RESTful
12 7 (3.21%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (2.75%) IBM Integration Bus
14 5 (2.29%) 802.1X
14 5 (2.29%) AngularJS
14 5 (2.29%) HTML
15 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.47%) Mainframe
2 20 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.72%) iSeries
3 19 (8.72%) Tandem
4 12 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (3.21%) Hedge funds
6 7 (3.21%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.75%) Replication
7 6 (2.75%) TRADACOMS
8 5 (2.29%) DataPower
8 5 (2.29%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.83%) Clustering
9 4 (1.83%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.83%) Fintech
9 4 (1.83%) PKI
9 4 (1.83%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.03%) Linux
2 69 (31.65%) Windows
3 65 (29.82%) Unix
4 22 (10.09%) zOS
5 19 (8.72%) Windows Server
6 17 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (5.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.05%) Solaris
9 10 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (4.13%) AIX
11 5 (2.29%) HPUX
12 3 (1.38%) Android
12 3 (1.38%) CoreOS
12 3 (1.38%) SUSE
13 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.30%) DevOps
2 27 (12.39%) Configuration Management
3 26 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (11.93%) Open Source
4 24 (11.01%) B2B
5 23 (10.55%) Service Delivery
6 16 (7.34%) Service Management
7 15 (6.88%) High Availability
7 15 (6.88%) SOA
8 14 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (6.42%) Load Balancing
8 14 (6.42%) Migration
9 13 (5.96%) EAI
10 12 (5.50%) ITIL
11 10 (4.59%) Change Management
11 10 (4.59%) Mentoring
11 10 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.59%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 51 (23.39%) Java
2 33 (15.14%) JCL
3 31 (14.22%) SQL
4 22 (10.09%) PowerShell
5 17 (7.80%) Shell Script
6 12 (5.50%) Perl
7 10 (4.59%) C#
8 9 (4.13%) C
8 9 (4.13%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.13%) VB
9 8 (3.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.67%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 7 (3.21%) ActionScript
10 7 (3.21%) ActionScript 2.0
11 5 (2.29%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.29%) Python
11 5 (2.29%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.83%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.38%) Groovy
13 3 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.21%) CCNP
3 7 (3.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.21%) Siebel Certification
4 6 (2.75%) CCNA
4 6 (2.75%) Degree
5 4 (1.83%) ACCA
5 4 (1.83%) CIMA
5 4 (1.83%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.38%) CCIE
6 3 (1.38%) CCIP
6 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.38%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.38%) MCSE
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.92%) CISSP
7 2 (0.92%) ISEB
7 2 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.80%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.92%) FINREP
3 2 (0.92%) IFRS
3 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (13.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (13.30%) Time Sharing Option
3 21 (9.63%) Xen
4 15 (6.88%) Active Directory
5 9 (4.13%) NFS
5 9 (4.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (4.13%) Veritas File System
6 8 (3.67%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.75%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.83%) Docker
10 3 (1.38%) HDFS
10 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.92%) Firmware
11 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.92%) XenServer
12 1 (0.46%) KVM
12 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.46%) Squid
Systems Management
1 28 (12.84%) Puppet
2 12 (5.50%) Nagios
3 11 (5.05%) Ansible
4 9 (4.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 8 (3.67%) EMC Navisphere
5 8 (3.67%) SCCM
5 8 (3.67%) Terraform
6 7 (3.21%) NetBackup
6 7 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.83%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.38%) Marathon
10 3 (1.38%) Mesos
10 3 (1.38%) Rundeck
10 3 (1.38%) Tivoli NetView
10 3 (1.38%) WSUS
11 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (29.82%) IBM
2 54 (24.77%) Microsoft
3 39 (17.89%) VMware
4 30 (13.76%) Oracle
5 25 (11.47%) Axway
6 23 (10.55%) IBM Sterling
7 21 (9.63%) Google
8 20 (9.17%) SAP
9 17 (7.80%) Cisco
10 14 (6.42%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.50%) Veritas
12 11 (5.05%) HP
12 11 (5.05%) Sun
13 9 (4.13%) Brocade
13 9 (4.13%) CA
13 9 (4.13%) Citrix
13 9 (4.13%) NetApp
14 8 (3.67%) Apigee
14 8 (3.67%) Informatica
14 8 (3.67%) Symantec
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