Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 512 502 528
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26 +75
Contract jobs citing FTP 148 153 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.40% 1.98% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 110 278
10th Percentile £211 £163 £314
25th Percentile £320 £324 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £475 £525
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% -9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £550 £625 £588
90th Percentile £713 £688 £654
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £490 £500
% change year-on-year -34.69% -2.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
10th Percentile £51.77 £50.75 £11.88
25th Percentile £53.35 £53.00 £12.44
Median hourly rate £56.61 £67.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.13% +335.48% -55.71%
75th Percentile £60.49 £68.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £62.45 £69.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.72 £67.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -24.86% +285.71% -50.00%

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 6,168 7,714 12,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.40% 13.73% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,003 4,697 7,552
10th Percentile £225 £175 £203
25th Percentile £347 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £613 £613 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 462 547
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.25 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.70 £16.01 £14.46
Median hourly rate £26.43 £21.00 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year +25.86% +16.31% -3.45%
75th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £43.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £19.00 £17.21
% change year-on-year +27.63% +10.43% -6.37%

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 23 April 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
Top 15 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 23 April 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 +24 106 £450 -5.26% 39
UK excluding London +49 63 £320 -34.69% 32
London +23 63 £500 +36.99% 7
Work from Home -219 40 £520 +30.00% 8
Scotland +7 15 £320 -43.11%
Wales - 12 £525 -
South East +58 11 £343 -30.10% 6
East of England +32 9 - - 3
Midlands +24 9 £363 +107.14% 6
West Midlands +20 7 £500 +185.71% 3
Channel Islands - 3 - -
South West +46 2 £231 -57.95% 4
North of England +20 2 £320 -50.77% 13
North West 0 2 £320 -31.91% 3
East Midlands +19 1 £225 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 43 (29.05%) DNS
2 41 (27.70%) IBM
3 40 (27.03%) TCP/IP
4 38 (25.68%) HTTP
5 37 (25.00%) Java
5 37 (25.00%) SQL
6 36 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 35 (23.65%) Microsoft
8 34 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (22.97%) SC Cleared
9 33 (22.30%) Windows
10 31 (20.95%) QA
10 31 (20.95%) Jenkins
10 31 (20.95%) Problem-Solving
11 29 (19.59%) Oracle
12 28 (18.92%) SMTP
13 27 (18.24%) Mainframe
13 27 (18.24%) Git (software)
14 26 (17.57%) Cisco
15 25 (16.89%) Finance
16 24 (16.22%) SNMP
16 24 (16.22%) JIRA
17 23 (15.54%) DHCP
17 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
17 23 (15.54%) Kubernetes
18 22 (14.86%) ITIL
18 22 (14.86%) SSL
18 22 (14.86%) VMware
18 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (14.19%) Docker

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 19 (12.84%) Apache
1 19 (12.84%) CICS
2 17 (11.49%) IIS
3 14 (9.46%) Tomcat
4 13 (8.78%) WebSphere
5 12 (8.11%) WebLogic
6 10 (6.76%) Confluence
7 7 (4.73%) Apache ServiceMix
7 7 (4.73%) IBM Domino
7 7 (4.73%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (3.38%) Jetty
8 5 (3.38%) Mongrel
8 5 (3.38%) nginx
9 4 (2.70%) Anypoint
10 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Fuse
10 3 (2.03%) Skype for Business
11 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.35%) JBoss
12 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Magento
1 8 (5.41%) Shopify
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.68%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.68%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.51%) Azure
2 19 (12.84%) AWS
3 13 (8.78%) GCP
4 12 (8.11%) Serverless
5 11 (7.43%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (6.08%) Microsoft 365
7 8 (5.41%) IaaS
8 7 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (4.73%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (3.38%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.38%) Google App Engine
10 4 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
10 4 (2.70%) OpenShift
10 4 (2.70%) SaaS
10 4 (2.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (2.03%) PaaS
12 2 (1.35%) Power Platform
13 1 (0.68%) Amazon ECS
13 1 (0.68%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.05%) DNS
2 40 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 38 (25.68%) HTTP
4 28 (18.92%) SMTP
5 24 (16.22%) SNMP
6 23 (15.54%) DHCP
7 22 (14.86%) SSL
8 13 (8.78%) Firewall
8 13 (8.78%) SAN
8 13 (8.78%) SNA
9 12 (8.11%) NAS
10 10 (6.76%) SSH
10 10 (6.76%) VLAN
11 8 (5.41%) APPN
11 8 (5.41%) Internet
12 7 (4.73%) MPLS
12 7 (4.73%) VPN
13 6 (4.05%) IPsec
13 6 (4.05%) Telnet
13 6 (4.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.46%) MongoDB
2 12 (8.11%) Adabas
2 12 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.08%) DB2
4 7 (4.73%) MySQL
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon Aurora
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.35%) Big Data
7 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.35%) Power BI
7 2 (1.35%) Tableau
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.68%) HBase
8 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 31 (20.95%) Jenkins
2 27 (18.24%) Git (software)
3 24 (16.22%) JIRA
4 14 (9.46%) Rational DOORS
4 14 (9.46%) StarTeam
5 12 (8.11%) Maven
6 11 (7.43%) Ant
6 11 (7.43%) ClearCase
6 11 (7.43%) Eclipse
6 11 (7.43%) WebLogic Workshop
7 5 (3.38%) Travis CI
8 3 (2.03%) GitLab
8 3 (2.03%) Postman
8 3 (2.03%) Selenium
8 3 (2.03%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.35%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.35%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.35%) Gradle
9 2 (1.35%) JMeter
9 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (16.89%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.05%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.05%) Marketing
4 6 (4.05%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (18.24%) Analyst
2 19 (12.84%) Developer
3 16 (10.81%) Network Engineer
4 13 (8.78%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.11%) Consultant
6 9 (6.08%) Administrator
6 9 (6.08%) Architect
6 9 (6.08%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Network Programmer
7 8 (5.41%) Programmer
7 8 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Systems Programmer
8 7 (4.73%) Network Consultant
8 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.38%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.51%) XML
2 17 (11.49%) Middleware
3 16 (10.81%) .NET
4 15 (10.14%) SOAP
5 14 (9.46%) Dropwizard
6 13 (8.78%) LDAP
6 13 (8.78%) Web Services
7 12 (8.11%) EntireX
7 12 (8.11%) ISPF
7 12 (8.11%) JDBC
7 12 (8.11%) REST
8 11 (7.43%) Play Framework
8 11 (7.43%) Struts
9 10 (6.76%) EJB
9 10 (6.76%) HTML
9 10 (6.76%) JSP
9 10 (6.76%) WSDL
10 7 (4.73%) EDI
10 7 (4.73%) Node.js
10 7 (4.73%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.24%) Mainframe
2 13 (8.78%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.08%) LPAR
4 9 (6.08%) Replication
5 8 (5.41%) AS400
5 8 (5.41%) Clustering
5 8 (5.41%) iSeries
6 7 (4.73%) Data Centre
7 6 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (3.38%) Cloud Native
9 4 (2.70%) CCTV
9 4 (2.70%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (2.03%) SCADA
10 3 (2.03%) Virtual Team
11 2 (1.35%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (22.30%) Windows
2 18 (12.16%) Linux
3 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.76%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.41%) MVS
6 7 (4.73%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (4.73%) zOS
7 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.38%) Unix
8 5 (3.38%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.03%) VMS
9 3 (2.03%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.95%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (14.86%) ITIL
4 16 (10.81%) Migration
5 15 (10.14%) Problem Management
5 15 (10.14%) Software Engineering
6 14 (9.46%) DevOps
7 13 (8.78%) Project Delivery
8 12 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (8.11%) E-Commerce
8 12 (8.11%) Scrum
9 10 (6.76%) Decision-Making
9 10 (6.76%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.76%) Microservices
9 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
9 10 (6.76%) Project Management
10 9 (6.08%) Change Management
10 9 (6.08%) Coaching
10 9 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.08%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.00%) Java
1 37 (25.00%) SQL
2 23 (15.54%) JavaScript
3 21 (14.19%) Python
4 16 (10.81%) PowerShell
5 14 (9.46%) C
6 13 (8.78%) COBOL
7 12 (8.11%) Assembly Language
7 12 (8.11%) Bash Shell
7 12 (8.11%) CLIST
7 12 (8.11%) JCL
7 12 (8.11%) Natural
7 12 (8.11%) REXX
7 12 (8.11%) Shell Script
8 10 (6.76%) Scala
9 8 (5.41%) PHP
9 8 (5.41%) TypeScript
10 7 (4.73%) Go
10 7 (4.73%) Perl
11 4 (2.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 34 (22.97%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (11.49%) CCNP
5 15 (10.14%) CCNA
6 8 (5.41%) A+ Certification
6 8 (5.41%) Degree
7 6 (4.05%) PMP
8 3 (2.03%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.68%) RHCE
9 1 (0.68%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (20.95%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (14.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.19%) Docker
3 12 (8.11%) Time Sharing Option
4 9 (6.08%) Postfix
4 9 (6.08%) qmail
5 8 (5.41%) PowerHA
6 7 (4.73%) Xen
7 5 (3.38%) NFS
7 5 (3.38%) XenApp
8 3 (2.03%) KVM
8 3 (2.03%) Samba
8 3 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.03%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.35%) OCFS2
9 2 (1.35%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (15.54%) Kubernetes
2 18 (12.16%) Puppet
3 14 (9.46%) Netcool
4 11 (7.43%) Terraform
5 8 (5.41%) Tivoli NetView
6 5 (3.38%) Ansible
7 2 (1.35%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.35%) SELinux
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.68%) MOM
8 1 (0.68%) Nagios
8 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.68%) SCOM
8 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (27.70%) IBM
2 35 (23.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (19.59%) Oracle
4 26 (17.57%) Cisco
5 22 (14.86%) VMware
6 10 (6.76%) HP
6 10 (6.76%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.76%) SAP
7 9 (6.08%) ServiceNow
8 7 (4.73%) Dynatrace
8 7 (4.73%) Google
8 7 (4.73%) New Relic
8 7 (4.73%) Xerox
9 6 (4.05%) Citrix
9 6 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (4.05%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.70%) MuleSoft
10 4 (2.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 2 (1.35%) BMC
11 2 (1.35%) Symantec