Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 539 563 602
Rank change year-on-year +24 +39 0
Contract jobs citing FTP 154 332 297
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 2.70% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 256 188
Median daily rate £460 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £172 £306 £312
90th Percentile £688 £650 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Median hourly rate £53.00 £15.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +241.94% -55.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £35.00 £11.88 £27.28
90th Percentile £69.25 £31.50 £41.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.50 £17.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +285.71% -50.00% -6.67%

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 8,597 12,296 13,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.63% 12.63% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,059 7,509 8,236
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £200
90th Percentile £600 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 567 720
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £19.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.62% -6.17% -12.08%
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.86 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £19.06
% change year-on-year +15.94% -9.50% -11.35%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 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 +4 136 £450 -12.20% 37
UK excluding London +66 99 £488 +2.63% 31
London +27 51 £400 -24.71% 14
North of England +38 42 £644 +28.75% 7
North West +48 32 £460 -11.71% 5
South East +85 19 £490 -2.00% 7
Scotland +19 13 £585 +48.57% 6
Midlands +61 11 £175 -65.00% 4
West Midlands +53 9 £175 -65.00% 1
East of England +20 9 £485 +2.11% 2
Yorkshire +34 6 £700 +40.00% 1
North East +17 5 £688 +71.88% 1
South West +18 3 £500 +2.56% 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £431 -
Work from Home +13 1 £400 -8.57% 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 67 (43.51%) Java
2 63 (40.91%) HTTP
3 62 (40.26%) Linux
4 61 (39.61%) DNS
5 54 (35.06%) DHCP
6 47 (30.52%) TCP/IP
7 45 (29.22%) Configuration Management
8 41 (26.62%) SSL
8 41 (26.62%) Jenkins
9 40 (25.97%) WebSphere
10 39 (25.32%) Microsoft
10 39 (25.32%) IPsec
11 37 (24.03%) VMware
11 37 (24.03%) Windows
11 37 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (24.03%) Open Source
12 35 (22.73%) AWS
13 34 (22.08%) IIS
14 33 (21.43%) J2EE
14 33 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (20.78%) DevOps
15 32 (20.78%) GCP
15 32 (20.78%) Tomcat
16 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (19.48%) .NET
17 30 (19.48%) Google
18 29 (18.83%) Google App Engine
18 29 (18.83%) Amazon EC2
18 29 (18.83%) Puppet
18 29 (18.83%) 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 40 (25.97%) WebSphere
2 34 (22.08%) IIS
3 32 (20.78%) Tomcat
4 29 (18.83%) Apache
5 28 (18.18%) Jetty
5 28 (18.18%) Mongrel
5 28 (18.18%) nginx
6 16 (10.39%) MS Exchange
7 13 (8.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (6.49%) JBoss
10 8 (5.19%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (4.55%) Red Hat Fuse
12 6 (3.90%) WebLogic
13 5 (3.25%) SharePoint
14 4 (2.60%) GlassFish
14 4 (2.60%) JCAPS
14 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
14 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) InDesign
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 35 (22.73%) AWS
2 32 (20.78%) GCP
3 29 (18.83%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (18.83%) Google App Engine
4 17 (11.04%) Office 365
5 12 (7.79%) Azure
6 7 (4.55%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.30%) GitHub
7 2 (1.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.65%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.65%) G Suite
8 1 (0.65%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.65%) Heroku
8 1 (0.65%) IaaS
8 1 (0.65%) SaaS
8 1 (0.65%) Serverless
8 1 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 63 (40.91%) HTTP
2 61 (39.61%) DNS
3 54 (35.06%) DHCP
4 47 (30.52%) TCP/IP
5 41 (26.62%) SSL
6 39 (25.32%) IPsec
7 18 (11.69%) VPN
8 17 (11.04%) Firewall
9 13 (8.44%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (7.14%) SSH
11 9 (5.84%) LAN
12 8 (5.19%) Internet
13 7 (4.55%) HTTPS
13 7 (4.55%) MPLS
14 6 (3.90%) SMTP
14 6 (3.90%) VLAN
15 5 (3.25%) Ethernet
15 5 (3.25%) OSPF
15 5 (3.25%) SNMP
15 5 (3.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.74%) MongoDB
2 15 (9.74%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.55%) DB2
4 7 (4.55%) Power BI
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (2.60%) Adabas
7 4 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.30%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (1.30%) OLAP
8 2 (1.30%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.30%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (26.62%) Jenkins
2 28 (18.18%) Travis CI
3 19 (12.34%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.44%) GitLab
5 9 (5.84%) Gradle
6 8 (5.19%) Gatling
6 8 (5.19%) Geb
6 8 (5.19%) JUnit
6 8 (5.19%) Spock
7 7 (4.55%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.25%) NWDS
9 4 (2.60%) Ant
9 4 (2.60%) ClearQuest
9 4 (2.60%) Maven
10 3 (1.95%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.30%) Bower
11 2 (1.30%) Grunt
General
1 20 (12.99%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Law
3 9 (5.84%) Public Sector
4 7 (4.55%) Banking
5 6 (3.90%) Retail
6 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.60%) Back Office
7 4 (2.60%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.60%) Police
7 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.30%) Automotive
8 2 (1.30%) Front Office
8 2 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (22.73%) Developer
2 27 (17.53%) Analyst
3 19 (12.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (11.69%) Architect
5 13 (8.44%) Java Developer
5 13 (8.44%) Service Analyst
6 12 (7.79%) Integration Architect
6 12 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.19%) Agile Developer
7 8 (5.19%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (5.19%) Site Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Consultant
8 7 (4.55%) Junior
9 6 (3.90%) Administrator
9 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Junior Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) SAP Developer
10 5 (3.25%) SAP PI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (21.43%) J2EE
2 30 (19.48%) .NET
3 29 (18.83%) Servlets
4 28 (18.18%) XML
5 26 (16.88%) SOAP
6 23 (14.94%) REST
7 18 (11.69%) Spring
8 15 (9.74%) AngularJS
9 14 (9.09%) JSON
10 12 (7.79%) Middleware
10 12 (7.79%) Spring Boot
11 11 (7.14%) Web Services
12 10 (6.49%) WireMock
13 9 (5.84%) Dropwizard
13 9 (5.84%) Ember.js
13 9 (5.84%) Guice
13 9 (5.84%) Kafka
13 9 (5.84%) OAuth
13 9 (5.84%) OAuth2
13 9 (5.84%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Blackberry
1 13 (8.44%) iPhone
1 13 (8.44%) Smartphone
2 11 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.84%) PKI
4 8 (5.19%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.25%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.25%) W3C
6 4 (2.60%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.30%) iSeries
8 2 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.30%) VSAM
9 1 (0.65%) BYOD
9 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 62 (40.26%) Linux
2 37 (24.03%) Windows
3 20 (12.99%) Unix
4 16 (10.39%) Windows 10
5 14 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.44%) Android
7 11 (7.14%) Windows Server
8 10 (6.49%) Solaris
9 9 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (5.19%) AIX
11 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
12 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (2.60%) CentOS
13 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.60%) zOS
14 3 (1.95%) VMS
15 2 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.65%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.22%) Configuration Management
2 37 (24.03%) Open Source
3 33 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (20.78%) DevOps
5 31 (20.13%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (14.94%) Migration
7 22 (14.29%) ITIL
8 19 (12.34%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 17 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (9.09%) TDD
11 13 (8.44%) B2B
11 13 (8.44%) Microservices
11 13 (8.44%) OO
12 12 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.79%) Data Mapping
13 11 (7.14%) Process Improvement
13 11 (7.14%) SOA
14 9 (5.84%) BDD
14 9 (5.84%) Domain-Driven Design
14 9 (5.84%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 67 (43.51%) Java
2 27 (17.53%) SQL
3 16 (10.39%) Java 8
4 10 (6.49%) Python
4 10 (6.49%) Shell Script
5 9 (5.84%) TypeScript
6 8 (5.19%) ActionScript
6 8 (5.19%) ActionScript 2.0
7 6 (3.90%) ABAP
7 6 (3.90%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.25%) JavaScript
8 5 (3.25%) Perl
9 4 (2.60%) C
9 4 (2.60%) C#
9 4 (2.60%) JCL
9 4 (2.60%) Natural
9 4 (2.60%) RPG
9 4 (2.60%) RPG IV
9 4 (2.60%) RPG/400
9 4 (2.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.44%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (5.84%) MCP
6 6 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.25%) Degree
8 4 (2.60%) CCIE
8 4 (2.60%) CCNP
9 2 (1.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (0.65%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) CCSP
10 1 (0.65%) CEH
10 1 (0.65%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.65%) GIAC
10 1 (0.65%) MCSE
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) QA
2 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.30%) RMADS
2 2 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 1 (0.65%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (24.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (18.18%) Xen
3 24 (15.58%) Active Directory
4 15 (9.74%) Docker
5 5 (3.25%) NFS
6 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.30%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.30%) vSphere
9 1 (0.65%) Samba
9 1 (0.65%) Snort
9 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.65%) XenApp
9 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (18.83%) Puppet
2 13 (8.44%) AirWatch
2 13 (8.44%) Terraform
3 12 (7.79%) Ansible
3 12 (7.79%) Kubernetes
4 9 (5.84%) Docker Swarm
5 6 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.60%) Consul
6 4 (2.60%) SCCM
7 2 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.30%) Grafana
7 2 (1.30%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.30%) SCOM
7 2 (1.30%) WSUS
8 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (25.32%) Microsoft
2 37 (24.03%) VMware
3 30 (19.48%) Google
4 22 (14.29%) Cisco
5 15 (9.74%) Citrix
6 14 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 14 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 13 (8.44%) Ivanti
7 13 (8.44%) Oracle
8 12 (7.79%) Software AG
9 11 (7.14%) IBM
10 10 (6.49%) Axway
10 10 (6.49%) MuleSoft
10 10 (6.49%) webMethods
11 8 (5.19%) Remedy
12 6 (3.90%) SAP
13 5 (3.25%) F5
14 4 (2.60%) TIBCO
15 3 (1.95%) EMC
15 3 (1.95%) Palo Alto