Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 563 615 634
Rank change year-on-year +52 +19 -42
Contract jobs citing FTP 184 278 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 2.23% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 201 164
UK median daily rate £475 £512 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.23% +13.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £263
90th Percentile £700 £650 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £419
% change year-on-year +10.53% +13.43% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
UK median hourly rate £51.75 £15.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.87% -39.22% -24.01%
10th Percentile £49.48 £11.88 £13.07
90th Percentile £57.03 £27.30 £40.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.75 £17.50 £25.70
% change year-on-year +195.71% -31.91% -23.40%

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 9,837 12,483 13,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 12.74% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,906 7,533 8,215
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £181 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 579 684
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +0.27% -15.48%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.41
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £17.46 £19.00
% change year-on-year +15.18% -8.13% -15.56%

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 27 January 2020.

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 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 27 January 2020. 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 +43 162 £475 -7.27% 51
UK excluding London +95 116 £525 +10.53% 37
London +34 63 £450 -14.29% 15
North of England +52 52 £650 +30.00% 10
North West +39 32 £444 -13.33% 7
South West +27 19 £650 +33.33% 4
Scotland +34 17 £325 -13.33% 1
Midlands +57 13 £231 -45.59% 5
Yorkshire +31 13 £700 +40.00% 2
West Midlands +48 10 £213 -50.00% 4
South East +48 8 £463 +23.33% 12
North East +29 8 £700 +25.00% 1
East of England +1 5 £588 +14.63% 5
East Midlands - 3 £425 - 1
Northern Ireland +11 2 £431 +4.48%

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 87 (47.28%) Linux
2 86 (46.74%) DNS
3 76 (41.30%) HTTP
4 74 (40.22%) DHCP
5 65 (35.33%) Java
6 57 (30.98%) TCP/IP
7 54 (29.35%) SSL
7 54 (29.35%) VMware
8 53 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 52 (28.26%) Windows
10 49 (26.63%) Jenkins
11 48 (26.09%) Microsoft
12 47 (25.54%) IPsec
13 43 (23.37%) SQL
14 42 (22.83%) ITIL
14 42 (22.83%) Configuration Management
14 42 (22.83%) DevOps
15 41 (22.28%) Open Source
16 40 (21.74%) AWS
16 40 (21.74%) Puppet
16 40 (21.74%) IIS
17 38 (20.65%) Active Directory
17 38 (20.65%) Security Cleared
17 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (20.11%) Travis CI
19 36 (19.57%) Tomcat
19 36 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
20 35 (19.02%) Apache
20 35 (19.02%) .NET
20 35 (19.02%) J2EE

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 40 (21.74%) IIS
2 36 (19.57%) Tomcat
3 35 (19.02%) Apache
3 35 (19.02%) WebSphere
4 34 (18.48%) Jetty
5 33 (17.93%) Mongrel
5 33 (17.93%) nginx
6 19 (10.33%) MS Exchange
7 17 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.72%) Confluence
10 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Fuse
10 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
10 5 (2.72%) Skype for Business
11 4 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (2.17%) CMS
12 3 (1.63%) JBoss
13 2 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.54%) SAP CAR
2 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.74%) AWS
2 34 (18.48%) GCP
3 30 (16.30%) Amazon EC2
3 30 (16.30%) Google App Engine
4 20 (10.87%) Office 365
5 16 (8.70%) Azure
6 4 (2.17%) SaaS
7 3 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.63%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.09%) Boomi
8 2 (1.09%) GitHub
8 2 (1.09%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.54%) AtomSphere
9 1 (0.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.54%) Heroku
9 1 (0.54%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (46.74%) DNS
2 76 (41.30%) HTTP
3 74 (40.22%) DHCP
4 57 (30.98%) TCP/IP
5 54 (29.35%) SSL
6 47 (25.54%) IPsec
7 23 (12.50%) VPN
8 21 (11.41%) Firewall
9 16 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (5.98%) SSH
11 9 (4.89%) Network Security
11 9 (4.89%) SMTP
12 8 (4.35%) Internet
13 7 (3.80%) HTTPS
13 7 (3.80%) SAN
13 7 (3.80%) VoIP
14 5 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.72%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (2.17%) LAN
15 4 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.59%) DB2
2 19 (10.33%) MongoDB
3 16 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (8.15%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.07%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.52%) DataStage
6 12 (6.52%) Informix
6 12 (6.52%) QualityStage
7 10 (5.43%) IBM InfoSphere
8 9 (4.89%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (3.80%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.72%) MySQL
10 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
13 2 (1.09%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (1.09%) Power BI
13 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 49 (26.63%) Jenkins
2 37 (20.11%) Travis CI
3 23 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 13 (7.07%) GitLab
5 10 (5.43%) Gradle
6 9 (4.89%) Gatling
6 9 (4.89%) Geb
6 9 (4.89%) Spock
7 7 (3.80%) gulp
8 6 (3.26%) JIRA
9 4 (2.17%) Maven
10 3 (1.63%) Ant
10 3 (1.63%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.63%) git-flow
10 3 (1.63%) Subversion
11 2 (1.09%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.09%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.09%) JUnit
11 2 (1.09%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 34 (18.48%) Finance
2 16 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 12 (6.52%) Law
4 10 (5.43%) Retail
5 7 (3.80%) Banking
5 7 (3.80%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.17%) Marketing
8 3 (1.63%) Electronics
9 2 (1.09%) Automotive
10 1 (0.54%) Front Office
10 1 (0.54%) Games
10 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (26.63%) Developer
2 34 (18.48%) Analyst
3 22 (11.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Service Analyst
4 15 (8.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (7.61%) Java Developer
6 13 (7.07%) Architect
6 13 (7.07%) ETL Developer
7 12 (6.52%) Site Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) RPG Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) DataStage Developer
10 8 (4.35%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Agile Java Developer
11 7 (3.80%) DataStage ETL Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Integration Architect
11 7 (3.80%) Junior
11 7 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.02%) .NET
1 35 (19.02%) J2EE
2 33 (17.93%) Servlets
3 31 (16.85%) XML
4 21 (11.41%) SOAP
5 20 (10.87%) REST
6 16 (8.70%) Middleware
6 16 (8.70%) Spring
7 14 (7.61%) XML Schema
8 13 (7.07%) AngularJS
8 13 (7.07%) Web Services
9 12 (6.52%) Spring Boot
10 11 (5.98%) OAuth
11 10 (5.43%) CSS
11 10 (5.43%) Dropwizard
11 10 (5.43%) Guice
11 10 (5.43%) Kafka
11 10 (5.43%) OAuth2
11 10 (5.43%) Ratpack
12 9 (4.89%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.24%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 16 (8.70%) iPhone
2 16 (8.70%) Smartphone
3 11 (5.98%) PKI
4 9 (4.89%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.72%) iSeries
6 5 (2.72%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.09%) Replication
7 2 (1.09%) Social Media
7 2 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.54%) BYOD
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 87 (47.28%) Linux
2 52 (28.26%) Windows
3 17 (9.24%) Unix
3 17 (9.24%) Windows 10
4 16 (8.70%) Android
4 16 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 15 (8.15%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.26%) Mac OS
7 6 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.72%) AIX
8 5 (2.72%) Debian
8 5 (2.72%) Solaris
8 5 (2.72%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.72%) zOS
9 3 (1.63%) VMS
10 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.83%) Configuration Management
1 42 (22.83%) DevOps
1 42 (22.83%) ITIL
2 41 (22.28%) Open Source
3 38 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (15.76%) Migration
6 24 (13.04%) Data Mapping
7 21 (11.41%) Microservices
7 21 (11.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 18 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (9.24%) TDD
10 16 (8.70%) B2B
10 16 (8.70%) ETL
11 15 (8.15%) Data Management
12 13 (7.07%) Data Integration
12 13 (7.07%) OO
13 11 (5.98%) Service Management
13 11 (5.98%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.98%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 65 (35.33%) Java
2 43 (23.37%) SQL
3 17 (9.24%) Java 8
4 12 (6.52%) Python
5 11 (5.98%) RPG
6 10 (5.43%) Bash Shell
6 10 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.43%) TypeScript
7 9 (4.89%) RPG IV
7 9 (4.89%) RPG/400
7 9 (4.89%) VB
8 8 (4.35%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.72%) C
10 4 (2.17%) ActionScript
10 4 (2.17%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (2.17%) Perl
11 3 (1.63%) C#
11 3 (1.63%) C++
11 3 (1.63%) ES6
12 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (20.65%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.85%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (7.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (6.52%) MCP
6 10 (5.43%) Degree
7 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.09%) MCSE
8 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CCIE
9 1 (0.54%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.54%) CCNA
9 1 (0.54%) CCNP
9 1 (0.54%) CCSP
9 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) HND
9 1 (0.54%) MCSA
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.61%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.63%) WCAG
3 2 (1.09%) RMADS
3 2 (1.09%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) GDPR
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 53 (28.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (20.65%) Active Directory
3 33 (17.93%) Xen
4 17 (9.24%) Docker
5 9 (4.89%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.63%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.09%) Samba
8 2 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.09%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.09%) vSphere
9 1 (0.54%) NFS
9 1 (0.54%) XenApp
9 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (21.74%) Puppet
2 16 (8.70%) AirWatch
3 14 (7.61%) Ansible
3 14 (7.61%) Kubernetes
3 14 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (7.61%) Terraform
4 10 (5.43%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (2.72%) SCCM
6 4 (2.17%) Consul
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.09%) Grafana
7 2 (1.09%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.09%) Salt
7 2 (1.09%) SCOM
7 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.09%) WSUS
8 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 54 (29.35%) VMware
2 48 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 32 (17.39%) Google
4 29 (15.76%) Citrix
5 28 (15.22%) Cisco
6 24 (13.04%) Oracle
7 17 (9.24%) IBM
7 17 (9.24%) ServiceNow
8 16 (8.70%) Ivanti
9 12 (6.52%) MuleSoft
9 12 (6.52%) Red Hat
9 12 (6.52%) Teradata
10 11 (5.98%) HP
11 10 (5.43%) Axway
11 10 (5.43%) webMethods
12 8 (4.35%) Software AG
13 6 (3.26%) SAP
13 6 (3.26%) TIBCO
14 5 (2.72%) Apple
14 5 (2.72%) Dell