Period
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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 670 548 533
Rank change year-on-year -122 -15 +23
Contract jobs citing FTP 143 138 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.48% 2.10% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 77 70
10th Percentile £363 £210 £160
25th Percentile £413 £320 £266
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £506 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.26% -9.52%
75th Percentile £606 £600 £555
90th Percentile £700 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £343 £485
% change year-on-year +31.39% -29.38% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
10th Percentile £37.99 £50.83 £50.75
25th Percentile £39.11 £50.99 £53.00
Median hourly rate £42.21 £52.50 £67.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.60% -22.22% +285.71%
75th Percentile £44.07 £58.75 £68.75
90th Percentile £44.44 £61.75 £69.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.73 £51.61 £67.50
% change year-on-year -23.03% -23.54% +157.14%

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 9,653 6,585 6,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.02% 11.29% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,329 4,238 3,980
10th Percentile £232 £225 £180
25th Percentile £390 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £613 £538 £525
90th Percentile £700 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +11.18% +1.19% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 308 362
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.50 £13.50
25th Percentile £17.00 £15.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate £27.88 £25.00 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year +11.50% +5.26% +25.00%
75th Percentile £51.68 £50.00 £47.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £63.98 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% +12.82% +11.43%

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 24 May 2022.

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 12 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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -124 135 £500 +1.52% 18
London -84 79 £550 +5.77% 6
Work from Home -115 70 £513 +2.50% 5
UK excluding London -67 50 £450 +31.39% 13
South East -28 19 £450 - 2
North of England -48 14 £513 +4.06% 5
North West -27 11 £513 +4.06% 3
South West -26 8 £400 +18.52% 2
East of England -30 6 £325 - 1
Midlands -53 3 £495 +36.55% 2
West Midlands -54 3 £495 -1.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 63 (44.06%) HTTP
2 53 (37.06%) Windows
3 49 (34.27%) DNS
4 47 (32.87%) Azure
4 47 (32.87%) DevOps
5 46 (32.17%) SQL
6 45 (31.47%) SMTP
7 43 (30.07%) TCP/IP
8 41 (28.67%) Git (software)
9 40 (27.97%) Linux
10 39 (27.27%) Python
10 39 (27.27%) Agile
11 38 (26.57%) AWS
12 37 (25.87%) Bash
13 35 (24.48%) Ansible
13 35 (24.48%) SQL Server
13 35 (24.48%) Terraform
14 32 (22.38%) Social Skills
14 32 (22.38%) Java
15 31 (21.68%) SSH
16 30 (20.98%) Kubernetes
17 29 (20.28%) PowerShell
17 29 (20.28%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (19.58%) CI/CD
19 27 (18.88%) XML
19 27 (18.88%) Unix
19 27 (18.88%) DHCP
20 26 (18.18%) Test Automation
21 25 (17.48%) JIRA
21 25 (17.48%) Microsoft

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 14 (9.79%) Confluence
2 8 (5.59%) Tomcat
2 8 (5.59%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.90%) Apache Spark
4 6 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (3.50%) Apache
5 5 (3.50%) JBoss
5 5 (3.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.80%) nginx
6 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Fuse
6 4 (2.80%) SAS
7 3 (2.10%) CMS
7 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.40%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 2 (1.40%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.70%) Jetty
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (5.59%) FileZilla
2 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) assyst
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (2.10%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.40%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.40%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.70%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (32.87%) Azure
2 38 (26.57%) AWS
3 15 (10.49%) GCP
4 12 (8.39%) Amazon S3
5 11 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (6.99%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.90%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (4.90%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 4 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (2.80%) GitHub
8 4 (2.80%) OpenShift
8 4 (2.80%) Serverless
9 3 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (2.10%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (2.10%) Amazon Glacier
9 3 (2.10%) Azure App Service
9 3 (2.10%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (2.10%) SaaS
9 3 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (44.06%) HTTP
2 49 (34.27%) DNS
3 45 (31.47%) SMTP
4 43 (30.07%) TCP/IP
5 31 (21.68%) SSH
6 27 (18.88%) DHCP
7 24 (16.78%) Firewall
8 18 (12.59%) HTTPS
9 17 (11.89%) IPsec
10 11 (7.69%) SSL
11 7 (4.90%) LAN
11 7 (4.90%) VPN
11 7 (4.90%) WAN
12 5 (3.50%) Network Security
12 5 (3.50%) Wireless
12 5 (3.50%) Wireshark
13 4 (2.80%) Internet
13 4 (2.80%) NAS
13 4 (2.80%) SNA
13 4 (2.80%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 10 (6.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (6.99%) MySQL
5 7 (4.90%) Apache Hive
5 7 (4.90%) Data Lake
5 7 (4.90%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.90%) Metadata
5 7 (4.90%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.90%) SAP HANA
6 6 (4.20%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (4.20%) Redis
7 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.10%) Big Data
9 3 (2.10%) DB2
9 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 41 (28.67%) Git (software)
2 25 (17.48%) JIRA
3 23 (16.08%) Jenkins
4 13 (9.09%) Subversion
5 10 (6.99%) Artifactory
6 8 (5.59%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.90%) ER Studio
7 7 (4.90%) ERwin
8 6 (4.20%) Maven
9 5 (3.50%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.50%) IntelliJ
9 5 (3.50%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (2.10%) Gradle
11 3 (2.10%) JDeveloper
11 3 (2.10%) JMeter
11 3 (2.10%) Liquibase
11 3 (2.10%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (2.10%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (22.38%) Social Skills
2 19 (13.29%) Finance
3 12 (8.39%) Presentation Skills
4 11 (7.69%) Banking
5 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.29%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.90%) Legal
7 6 (4.20%) Investment Banking
8 5 (3.50%) Retail
9 3 (2.10%) Advertising
9 3 (2.10%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (2.10%) Publishing
10 2 (1.40%) General Ledger
10 2 (1.40%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.70%) Marketing
11 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (27.27%) Developer
2 30 (20.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (11.89%) Analyst
4 15 (10.49%) Azure DevOps
4 15 (10.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 15 (10.49%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (6.29%) Consultant
6 8 (5.59%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.90%) Azure Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.90%) Security Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Banking Analyst
8 6 (4.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Software Engineer
10 4 (2.80%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.80%) Programmer
10 4 (2.80%) SAP PI Developer
10 4 (2.80%) z/OS Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.88%) XML
2 21 (14.69%) REST
3 20 (13.99%) SOAP
4 18 (12.59%) JSON
5 16 (11.19%) LDAP
6 14 (9.79%) .NET
7 13 (9.09%) Web Services
8 11 (7.69%) Kafka
9 10 (6.99%) J2EE
9 10 (6.99%) Spring Boot
10 9 (6.29%) HTML
10 9 (6.29%) Node.js
10 9 (6.29%) Sensu
11 7 (4.90%) EDI
11 7 (4.90%) Spring
12 6 (4.20%) AngularJS
13 5 (3.50%) Middleware
13 5 (3.50%) RESTful
13 5 (3.50%) XSLT
14 4 (2.80%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.20%) PKI
3 5 (3.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 5 (3.50%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.80%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.80%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.80%) W3C
5 3 (2.10%) AS400
5 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.10%) iSeries
5 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.10%) SWIFT
5 3 (2.10%) Wiki
6 2 (1.40%) Clustering
6 2 (1.40%) IoT
6 2 (1.40%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (1.40%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.06%) Windows
2 40 (27.97%) Linux
3 27 (18.88%) Unix
4 10 (6.99%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.90%) zOS
6 4 (2.80%) MVS
7 3 (2.10%) AIX
7 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.10%) VMS
7 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.40%) CentOS
8 2 (1.40%) Solaris
8 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.87%) DevOps
2 39 (27.27%) Agile
3 29 (20.28%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (19.58%) CI/CD
5 26 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 23 (16.08%) Configuration Management
7 14 (9.79%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (9.79%) ETL
8 13 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (9.09%) Pair Programming
8 13 (9.09%) Project Management
9 12 (8.39%) Deployment Automation
9 12 (8.39%) Microservices
9 12 (8.39%) Strategic Roadmap
10 11 (7.69%) Change Management
10 11 (7.69%) Information Security
10 11 (7.69%) SIEM
11 10 (6.99%) Process Improvement
12 9 (6.29%) Anomaly Detection
12 9 (6.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.17%) SQL
2 39 (27.27%) Python
3 37 (25.87%) Bash
4 32 (22.38%) Java
5 29 (20.28%) PowerShell
6 10 (6.99%) Perl
7 7 (4.90%) VBA
8 5 (3.50%) C++
8 5 (3.50%) JCL
9 4 (2.80%) ABAP
9 4 (2.80%) Assembly Language
9 4 (2.80%) CLIST
9 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.80%) REXX
9 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
10 3 (2.10%) C#
10 3 (2.10%) Groovy
10 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.10%) RPG
10 3 (2.10%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Degree
2 11 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.20%) CISM
4 6 (4.20%) CISSP
5 3 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.40%) CCNP
6 2 (1.40%) HND
6 2 (1.40%) MCSE
6 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.40%) PMP
6 2 (1.40%) Server+ Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ACCA
7 1 (0.70%) CCNA
7 1 (0.70%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) IFRS
1 1 (0.70%) ISO 20022
1 1 (0.70%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (11.89%) Active Directory
1 17 (11.89%) NFS
2 8 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.90%) HDFS
4 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.50%) RACF
6 4 (2.80%) Docker
6 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.80%) SRDF
6 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.10%) Samba
8 2 (1.40%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 35 (24.48%) Ansible
1 35 (24.48%) Terraform
2 30 (20.98%) Kubernetes
3 13 (9.09%) Grafana
4 10 (6.99%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.99%) Puppet
4 10 (6.99%) Salt
5 7 (4.90%) CSIRT
6 6 (4.20%) Dell DRAC
6 6 (4.20%) Kibana
7 5 (3.50%) zSecure
8 4 (2.80%) logstash
9 3 (2.10%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.10%) QRadar
10 2 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.40%) TrustSec
10 2 (1.40%) WSUS
11 1 (0.70%) Dollar Universe
11 1 (0.70%) Iperf
11 1 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (17.48%) Microsoft
1 25 (17.48%) Oracle
2 19 (13.29%) SAP
3 17 (11.89%) VMware
4 12 (8.39%) IBM
4 12 (8.39%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.99%) Google
7 9 (6.29%) Cloudera
8 8 (5.59%) CyberArk
8 8 (5.59%) HP
9 7 (4.90%) Databricks
9 7 (4.90%) Splunk
10 5 (3.50%) Cisco
10 5 (3.50%) Citrix
11 4 (2.80%) CA
11 4 (2.80%) EMC
11 4 (2.80%) NetApp
12 3 (2.10%) LogRhythm
12 3 (2.10%) Talend