Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 644 557 504
Rank change year-on-year -87 -53 -31
Contract jobs citing FTP 212 359 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 2.14% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 222 251
UK median daily rate £436 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £403 £420
% change year-on-year +4.28% -4.11% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 18
UK median hourly rate £17.70 £13.75 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.75% -36.12% -28.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.53 £11.58
90th Percentile £40.00 £14.78 £36.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 £13.75 £22.64
% change year-on-year +19.31% -39.26% -24.54%

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 13705 16771 15795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 15.73% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8326 10205 9028
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £581 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 849 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.51% +27.50% -

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 17 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

Contractor 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 17 October 2017. 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 -85 183 £430 +4.24% 27
UK excluding London -94 109 £420 +4.28% 22
London -22 89 £500 +17.30% 7
South East -29 35 £350 -12.50% 4
North of England +14 27 £413 -2.94% 4
North West +14 19 £425 +6.25% 4
Midlands +34 14 £425 +21.26% 6
Scotland +3 12 £475 +58.33%
West Midlands +36 9 £406 +38.30% 3
South West +8 7 £475 +21.02% 2
East of England -40 7 £470 -1.05% 4
Northern Ireland -47 6 £420 +20.00%
North East +59 5 £275 -39.43%
East Midlands -7 5 £500 +25.00% 3
Yorkshire -14 3 £388 -18.42%
Wales +4 1 £500 +5.26% 2

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 70 (33.02%) Linux
2 65 (30.66%) Java
2 65 (30.66%) HTTP
3 63 (29.72%) TCP/IP
4 59 (27.83%) DNS
4 59 (27.83%) Finance
5 51 (24.06%) Web Services
6 50 (23.58%) Windows
7 46 (21.70%) SSL
8 45 (21.23%) Microsoft
8 45 (21.23%) SQL
9 43 (20.28%) Firewall
10 42 (19.81%) VPN
11 40 (18.87%) Unix
12 38 (17.92%) DHCP
13 36 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
14 35 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (16.51%) Apache
15 34 (16.04%) IPsec
15 34 (16.04%) Puppet
16 33 (15.57%) .NET
17 30 (14.15%) VMware
18 29 (13.68%) Configuration Management
19 27 (12.74%) IIS
19 27 (12.74%) SMTP
19 27 (12.74%) IBM
20 26 (12.26%) SQL Server
20 26 (12.26%) DevOps
21 25 (11.79%) Jenkins
21 25 (11.79%) Oracle

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 (16.51%) Apache
2 27 (12.74%) IIS
3 24 (11.32%) WebSphere
4 19 (8.96%) nginx
4 19 (8.96%) Tomcat
5 17 (8.02%) JBoss
6 14 (6.60%) Jetty
6 14 (6.60%) Mongrel
7 9 (4.25%) WebLogic
8 7 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.42%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.42%) SAS
10 2 (0.94%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.94%) CMS
10 2 (0.94%) Drupal
10 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.94%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (3.30%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.42%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.47%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.98%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (7.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (6.60%) Google App Engine
5 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (4.25%) Amazon S3
6 9 (4.25%) OpenShift
7 7 (3.30%) Boomi
8 5 (2.36%) Route 53
8 5 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.89%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (1.89%) Heroku
9 4 (1.89%) Office 365
10 2 (0.94%) GitHub
11 1 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (30.66%) HTTP
2 63 (29.72%) TCP/IP
3 59 (27.83%) DNS
4 46 (21.70%) SSL
5 43 (20.28%) Firewall
6 42 (19.81%) VPN
7 38 (17.92%) DHCP
8 34 (16.04%) IPsec
9 27 (12.74%) SMTP
10 24 (11.32%) LDAP
11 23 (10.85%) WAN
12 21 (9.91%) SSH
13 19 (8.96%) Internet
14 17 (8.02%) HTTPS
14 17 (8.02%) MPLS
14 17 (8.02%) Network Security
15 14 (6.60%) BGP
15 14 (6.60%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (5.66%) LAN
16 12 (5.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.96%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.77%) MySQL
5 7 (3.30%) RDBMS
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.83%) DB2
6 6 (2.83%) DB2 UDB
6 6 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.36%) Siebel EIM
8 4 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.94%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.47%) Big Data
10 1 (0.47%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.47%) Ingres
10 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (11.79%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.55%) JUnit
3 15 (7.08%) Eclipse
4 14 (6.60%) Subversion
4 14 (6.60%) Travis CI
5 10 (4.72%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.72%) Maven
6 9 (4.25%) Ant
6 9 (4.25%) Checkstyle
6 9 (4.25%) IntelliJ
6 9 (4.25%) SoapUI
6 9 (4.25%) XMLUnit
7 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
7 8 (3.77%) Grunt
8 6 (2.83%) Bower
8 6 (2.83%) Gradle
8 6 (2.83%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.36%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.89%) Metasploit
10 4 (1.89%) webpack
General
1 59 (27.83%) Finance
2 23 (10.85%) Banking
3 13 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.72%) Law
5 6 (2.83%) Retail
6 5 (2.36%) Billing
6 5 (2.36%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.89%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.89%) Marketing
8 2 (0.94%) Front Office
8 2 (0.94%) Games
8 2 (0.94%) Legal
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (21.70%) Developer
2 30 (14.15%) Analyst
3 21 (9.91%) Consultant
4 20 (9.43%) Network Engineer
5 15 (7.08%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.25%) Administrator
8 7 (3.30%) Architect
8 7 (3.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (3.30%) Technical Developer
9 6 (2.83%) Business Analyst
9 6 (2.83%) ETL Developer
10 5 (2.36%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (2.36%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.36%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (2.36%) Operations Engineer
10 5 (2.36%) Siebel Developer
10 5 (2.36%) Storage Administrator
10 5 (2.36%) Support Analyst
10 5 (2.36%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (24.06%) Web Services
2 33 (15.57%) .NET
3 23 (10.85%) XML
4 20 (9.43%) J2EE
5 19 (8.96%) JMS
6 17 (8.02%) CSS
6 17 (8.02%) RESTful
6 17 (8.02%) SOAP
7 15 (7.08%) Hibernate
8 14 (6.60%) HTML
8 14 (6.60%) Servlets
9 12 (5.66%) XSD
10 11 (5.19%) ISPF
10 11 (5.19%) jQuery
11 10 (4.72%) JDBC
11 10 (4.72%) JSON
11 10 (4.72%) Middleware
12 9 (4.25%) EDI
12 9 (4.25%) JavaBeans
12 9 (4.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.13%) Computer Science
3 12 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (4.72%) Mainframe
5 9 (4.25%) Client/Server
5 9 (4.25%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.30%) SWIFT
7 5 (2.36%) DataPower
7 5 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.36%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.36%) PKI
7 5 (2.36%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.89%) Equities
8 4 (1.89%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.89%) iSeries
8 4 (1.89%) Tandem
9 3 (1.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (33.02%) Linux
2 50 (23.58%) Windows
3 40 (18.87%) Unix
4 16 (7.55%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.72%) Android
5 10 (4.72%) Apple iOS
6 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.77%) Solaris
8 5 (2.36%) AIX
8 5 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (2.36%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.89%) CoreOS
9 4 (1.89%) zOS
10 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.94%) CentOS
11 2 (0.94%) SUSE
11 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (13.68%) Configuration Management
3 26 (12.26%) DevOps
4 22 (10.38%) ITIL
5 19 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (8.96%) Load Balancing
5 19 (8.96%) Open Source
6 17 (8.02%) Service Delivery
7 16 (7.55%) EAI
8 15 (7.08%) Waterfall
9 14 (6.60%) ETL
10 13 (6.13%) B2B
11 12 (5.66%) High Availability
11 12 (5.66%) Migration
11 12 (5.66%) Security Architecture
11 12 (5.66%) Test Automation
11 12 (5.66%) Workflow
12 11 (5.19%) SOA
12 11 (5.19%) Unit Testing
12 11 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (30.66%) Java
2 45 (21.23%) SQL
3 22 (10.38%) Perl
4 21 (9.91%) JavaScript
5 19 (8.96%) Bash Shell
5 19 (8.96%) Python
6 15 (7.08%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.66%) JCL
7 12 (5.66%) PHP
7 12 (5.66%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.19%) XPath
9 10 (4.72%) C#
9 10 (4.72%) C++
10 9 (4.25%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.25%) VB.NET
11 8 (3.77%) ActionScript
11 8 (3.77%) ActionScript 2.0
12 7 (3.30%) C-shell
12 7 (3.30%) Korn
12 7 (3.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (8.49%) Degree
2 12 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.36%) Siebel Certification
6 4 (1.89%) CCIE
6 4 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.42%) ACCA
7 3 (1.42%) CIMA
7 3 (1.42%) CISSP
8 2 (0.94%) CCNA
8 2 (0.94%) CISM
8 2 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) CCNP
9 1 (0.47%) CEH
9 1 (0.47%) GSEC
9 1 (0.47%) ISEB
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.47%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.38%) QA
2 3 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.42%) RosettaNet
3 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) FINREP
4 1 (0.47%) GCP
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.96%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.60%) Xen
4 11 (5.19%) NFS
4 11 (5.19%) Time Sharing Option
5 8 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.30%) Openswan
6 7 (3.30%) Samba
7 6 (2.83%) Docker
7 6 (2.83%) pfSense
7 6 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.36%) Squid
8 5 (2.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (2.36%) Veritas File System
8 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.36%) vSphere
9 4 (1.89%) iptables
9 4 (1.89%) Postfix
10 2 (0.94%) Firmware
10 2 (0.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (16.04%) Puppet
2 14 (6.60%) Ansible
3 13 (6.13%) Terraform
4 6 (2.83%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.83%) WSUS
5 5 (2.36%) Nessus
5 5 (2.36%) Nmap
5 5 (2.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.36%) SCCM
5 5 (2.36%) SnapMirror
5 5 (2.36%) SnapVault
5 5 (2.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (1.89%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.89%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (1.89%) Nagios
7 2 (0.94%) Icinga
7 2 (0.94%) OSSEC
7 2 (0.94%) QRadar
7 2 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (21.23%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.15%) VMware
3 27 (12.74%) IBM
4 25 (11.79%) Oracle
5 23 (10.85%) CheckPoint
5 23 (10.85%) Cisco
6 16 (7.55%) Google
7 15 (7.08%) Citrix
7 15 (7.08%) Red Hat
8 12 (5.66%) F5
9 10 (4.72%) HP
10 9 (4.25%) Brocade
11 8 (3.77%) IBM Sterling
11 8 (3.77%) NetApp
11 8 (3.77%) SAP
12 7 (3.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 7 (3.30%) Dell
12 7 (3.30%) Juniper
12 7 (3.30%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.30%) Sybase