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 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 419 445
Rank change year-on-year -61 +26  
Contract jobs citing FTP 101 243 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.68% 2.89% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 145 134
Median daily rate £450 £440 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +35.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £553 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £431 £300
% change year-on-year -4.34% +43.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.25 -

FTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5996 8409 8169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.38% 15.73% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3571 5098 4515
Median daily rate £400 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +3.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 378 462
Median hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +10.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% +34.61%  

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 May 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
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 89 £450 +2.09% 33
London -8 49 £475 +2.70% 14
North West +20 12 £375 +2.11% 4
City of London -3 11 £336 -42.85% 3
Cheshire - 9 £363 -
Scotland +36 8 - -
Edinburgh +21 8 - -
South East -15 8 £406 -4.41% 5
East Midlands -7 6 £450 - 1
Surrey +6 4 £475 +11.76% 2
West Midlands +28 3 £388 -17.33% 3
Manchester +9 3 £375 +2.11% 3
East of England 0 3 £475 -5.00% 6
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 -
Tyne and Wear +43 2 £269 -31.91%
North East +38 2 £269 -17.30%
West Sussex +23 2 - -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £438 -12.50% 1
Derbyshire -17 2 £400 - 1
Northampton - 2 £500 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Reading +22 1 £338 - 1
Berkshire +19 1 £338 +68.75% 2
Hampshire +11 1 - - 1
South West +7 1 £375 -4.45% 1
South Wales +5 1 £500 +5.26% 1
Cardiff +3 1 £500 +5.26% 1
Wales +2 1 £500 +5.26% 2
West Yorkshire 0 1 £450 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 83 (36.24%) Linux
2 81 (35.37%) Finance
3 78 (34.06%) Windows
4 76 (33.19%) Unix
5 68 (29.69%) HTTP
6 62 (27.07%) TCP/IP
6 62 (27.07%) IBM
7 57 (24.89%) Microsoft
7 57 (24.89%) DNS
8 54 (23.58%) Java
9 44 (19.21%) SSL
10 41 (17.90%) DHCP
10 41 (17.90%) VMware
11 37 (16.16%) SQL Server
11 37 (16.16%) IIS
12 35 (15.28%) Oracle
13 34 (14.85%) SQL
13 34 (14.85%) Firewall
14 33 (14.41%) .NET
14 33 (14.41%) WebSphere
14 33 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (13.97%) DevOps
16 31 (13.54%) Configuration Management
17 30 (13.10%) Middleware
18 29 (12.66%) JCL
18 29 (12.66%) IPsec
18 29 (12.66%) Apache
19 28 (12.23%) Tomcat
19 28 (12.23%) Web Services
19 28 (12.23%) Banking

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 37 (16.16%) IIS
2 33 (14.41%) WebSphere
3 29 (12.66%) Apache
4 28 (12.23%) Tomcat
5 22 (9.61%) Jetty
5 22 (9.61%) Mongrel
5 22 (9.61%) nginx
6 10 (4.37%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (3.49%) JBoss
8 6 (2.62%) MS Exchange
9 5 (2.18%) CMS
9 5 (2.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.75%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.31%) Mule
11 3 (1.31%) SAS
12 2 (0.87%) iPlanet
12 2 (0.87%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.87%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.31%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.31%) Exstream
2 3 (1.31%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.44%) HFM
3 1 (0.44%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.44%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.44%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.44%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.44%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.79%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (9.61%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (9.61%) Google App Engine
2 22 (9.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (4.80%) Boomi
4 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.75%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.44%) Route 53
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (29.69%) HTTP
2 62 (27.07%) TCP/IP
3 57 (24.89%) DNS
4 44 (19.21%) SSL
5 41 (17.90%) DHCP
6 34 (14.85%) Firewall
7 29 (12.66%) IPsec
8 28 (12.23%) SSH
9 20 (8.73%) SAN
10 18 (7.86%) NAS
11 15 (6.55%) HTTPS
12 14 (6.11%) Internet
12 14 (6.11%) SMTP
13 12 (5.24%) BGP
13 12 (5.24%) OSPF
13 12 (5.24%) SNMP
14 11 (4.80%) WAN
15 10 (4.37%) LDAP
15 10 (4.37%) VPN
16 9 (3.93%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (5.24%) MySQL
3 12 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.80%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.93%) Big Data
7 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.06%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.06%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.62%) Data Lake
9 6 (2.62%) MongoDB
10 5 (2.18%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.75%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.75%) Siebel EIM
11 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.31%) DB2
12 3 (1.31%) HBase
Development Applications
1 27 (11.79%) Jenkins
2 24 (10.48%) Travis CI
3 9 (3.93%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.62%) Subversion
5 5 (2.18%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.75%) Ant
6 4 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
6 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.31%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.31%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.31%) JUnit
7 3 (1.31%) Maven
7 3 (1.31%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.31%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.31%) StarTeam
7 3 (1.31%) XMLSpy
7 3 (1.31%) XMLUnit
8 2 (0.87%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (35.37%) Finance
2 28 (12.23%) Banking
3 11 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.37%) Law
5 7 (3.06%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.18%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.18%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.18%) Retail
7 4 (1.75%) Front Office
7 4 (1.75%) Legal
7 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.31%) Electronics
8 3 (1.31%) Marketing
9 2 (0.87%) Advertising
9 2 (0.87%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
10 1 (0.44%) French Language
10 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (20.96%) Developer
2 21 (9.17%) Consultant
3 19 (8.30%) Analyst
4 13 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (5.24%) Administrator
6 11 (4.80%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (4.37%) Architect
8 9 (3.93%) Storage Administrator
8 9 (3.93%) Technical Developer
9 8 (3.49%) ETL Developer
9 8 (3.49%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.06%) SAN Administrator
10 7 (3.06%) SAN Storage Administrator
10 7 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.62%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (2.62%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.62%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.41%) .NET
2 30 (13.10%) Middleware
3 28 (12.23%) Web Services
4 26 (11.35%) J2EE
5 25 (10.92%) ISPF
6 22 (9.61%) Servlets
7 21 (9.17%) XML
8 18 (7.86%) JMS
9 17 (7.42%) JDBC
10 13 (5.68%) SOAP
11 12 (5.24%) REST
12 11 (4.80%) EDIFACT
13 9 (3.93%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (3.49%) RESTful
15 7 (3.06%) EDI
16 6 (2.62%) HTML
16 6 (2.62%) IBM Integration Bus
17 5 (2.18%) AngularJS
17 5 (2.18%) ODBC
18 4 (1.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.04%) Mainframe
2 21 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.42%) iSeries
4 16 (6.99%) Tandem
5 14 (6.11%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 9 (3.93%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.62%) IPTV
8 6 (2.62%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (2.62%) STB
8 6 (2.62%) TRADACOMS
8 6 (2.62%) Video on Demand
9 5 (2.18%) Clustering
9 5 (2.18%) DataPower
9 5 (2.18%) EMC VNX
9 5 (2.18%) PKI
9 5 (2.18%) Replication
9 5 (2.18%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 83 (36.24%) Linux
2 78 (34.06%) Windows
3 76 (33.19%) Unix
4 20 (8.73%) Windows Server
5 19 (8.30%) zOS
6 18 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.11%) Solaris
7 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (3.93%) AIX
11 5 (2.18%) Android
11 5 (2.18%) HPUX
12 4 (1.75%) SUSE
13 2 (0.87%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.87%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.44%) CentOS
14 1 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.97%) DevOps
2 31 (13.54%) Configuration Management
3 26 (11.35%) Open Source
4 25 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (10.04%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (9.61%) Service Delivery
7 19 (8.30%) B2B
8 17 (7.42%) SOA
9 16 (6.99%) High Availability
10 15 (6.55%) Service Management
11 14 (6.11%) Load Balancing
12 13 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (5.68%) ITIL
13 12 (5.24%) Change Management
13 12 (5.24%) ETL
13 12 (5.24%) Migration
14 11 (4.80%) Analytics
14 11 (4.80%) EAI
14 11 (4.80%) OO
15 10 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.58%) Java
2 34 (14.85%) SQL
3 29 (12.66%) JCL
4 22 (9.61%) PowerShell
5 18 (7.86%) Shell Script
6 14 (6.11%) Perl
7 13 (5.68%) T-SQL
8 11 (4.80%) C
9 10 (4.37%) C#
10 9 (3.93%) JavaScript
10 9 (3.93%) VB
11 8 (3.49%) ActionScript
11 8 (3.49%) ActionScript 2.0
12 7 (3.06%) Python
13 6 (2.62%) ActionScript 3.0
14 5 (2.18%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.18%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
14 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.75%) XPath
16 3 (1.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (4.80%) CCNP
4 10 (4.37%) CCNA
5 8 (3.49%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.06%) JNCIA
7 6 (2.62%) CCIP
7 6 (2.62%) Degree
8 4 (1.75%) ACCA
8 4 (1.75%) CIMA
8 4 (1.75%) CISSP
8 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.75%) Siebel Certification
9 3 (1.31%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.31%) MCSE
9 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.87%) ISEB
10 2 (0.87%) SANS
10 2 (0.87%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.30%) QA
2 5 (2.18%) SLA
3 3 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.87%) FINREP
4 2 (0.87%) IFRS
4 2 (0.87%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.44%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 33 (14.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (10.92%) Time Sharing Option
3 21 (9.17%) Xen
4 14 (6.11%) Active Directory
5 12 (5.24%) NFS
6 11 (4.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (3.93%) Veritas File System
8 8 (3.49%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (2.18%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.31%) HDFS
10 3 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.87%) Firmware
11 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.87%) Samba
11 2 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.87%) XenServer
12 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (11.79%) Puppet
2 14 (6.11%) Nagios
3 9 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 8 (3.49%) EMC Navisphere
4 8 (3.49%) NetBackup
5 7 (3.06%) Ansible
5 7 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (3.06%) SCCM
6 6 (2.62%) Terraform
7 5 (2.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (1.31%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.31%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.31%) Marathon
9 3 (1.31%) Mesos
9 3 (1.31%) Rundeck
9 3 (1.31%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.87%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 62 (27.07%) IBM
2 57 (24.89%) Microsoft
3 41 (17.90%) VMware
4 35 (15.28%) Oracle
5 24 (10.48%) Axway
6 22 (9.61%) Google
7 21 (9.17%) Cisco
8 20 (8.73%) SAP
9 19 (8.30%) IBM Sterling
10 18 (7.86%) Red Hat
11 15 (6.55%) HP
11 15 (6.55%) Veritas
12 13 (5.68%) Sun
13 11 (4.80%) Dell
13 11 (4.80%) NetApp
14 10 (4.37%) EMC
15 9 (3.93%) Brocade
15 9 (3.93%) CA
15 9 (3.93%) Symantec
16 8 (3.49%) Apigee
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago