Period
to 27 October 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 October 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 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 478 615 652
Rank change year-on-year +137 +37 +26
Contract jobs citing FTP 54 191 242
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 1.70% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 141 171
Median daily rate £450 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +0.53% +11.18%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £250
90th Percentile £645 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £488 £413
% change year-on-year -16.15% +18.18% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +108.33% +35.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.00

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 4,251 11,233 13,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 13.32% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,451 6,770 8,145
Median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £621 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 623 660
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +57.89% -
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.50 £12.23
90th Percentile £56.40 £53.75 £48.30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +23.68% -1.63%

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 27 October 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
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 27 October 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 +146 51 £448 -10.50% 18
London +135 31 £525 +10.53% 5
UK excluding London +181 20 £409 -16.15% 17
North of England +95 10 £413 -17.50% 5
North West +75 8 £413 -28.26% 3
Work from Home -98 7 £450 - 2
South East +164 6 £340 -35.85% 7
Midlands +82 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +68 2 £413 +2.48% 2
West Midlands +61 2 - -
East of England +90 1 £445 -25.05%
Scotland +63 1 £320 -1.54% 4

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 27 (50.00%) HTTP
2 24 (44.44%) Linux
3 18 (33.33%) DNS
4 17 (31.48%) Python
4 17 (31.48%) VMware
4 17 (31.48%) SSH
5 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 16 (29.63%) Windows
6 15 (27.78%) DHCP
7 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (24.07%) SMTP
8 13 (24.07%) Java
8 13 (24.07%) SQL
9 12 (22.22%) Perl
9 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
9 12 (22.22%) DevOps
10 11 (20.37%) Tomcat
10 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.52%) Apache
11 10 (18.52%) SOAP
11 10 (18.52%) Web Services
11 10 (18.52%) IPsec
11 10 (18.52%) GitHub
12 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (16.67%) J2EE
12 9 (16.67%) Oracle
13 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
13 8 (14.81%) Unix
13 8 (14.81%) JBoss

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 11 (20.37%) Tomcat
2 10 (18.52%) Apache
3 8 (14.81%) JBoss
4 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 4 (7.41%) Anypoint
5 4 (7.41%) IIS
6 3 (5.56%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 3 (5.56%) Jetty
6 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (3.70%) Mongrel
7 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
7 2 (3.70%) nginx
7 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.85%) CICS
8 1 (1.85%) Confluence
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Magento
1 2 (3.70%) StreamServe
2 1 (1.85%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) GitHub
2 7 (12.96%) AWS
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (7.41%) Apigee
4 3 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (5.56%) GCP
4 3 (5.56%) Serverless
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (3.70%) Azure
5 2 (3.70%) Boomi
5 2 (3.70%) Google App Engine
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.85%) Office 365
6 1 (1.85%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (50.00%) HTTP
2 18 (33.33%) DNS
3 17 (31.48%) SSH
4 16 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 15 (27.78%) DHCP
6 13 (24.07%) SMTP
7 10 (18.52%) IPsec
8 8 (14.81%) Firewall
9 7 (12.96%) SSL
10 5 (9.26%) LAN
10 5 (9.26%) WAN
11 4 (7.41%) BGP
11 4 (7.41%) HTTPS
11 4 (7.41%) Network Security
11 4 (7.41%) OSPF
11 4 (7.41%) tcpdump
11 4 (7.41%) Wireshark
12 3 (5.56%) EIGRP
12 3 (5.56%) Internet
12 3 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Relational Database
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.70%) Neo4j
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.85%) DB2
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Power BI
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 5 (9.26%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.26%) Gradle
3 5 (9.26%) JIRA
3 5 (9.26%) JMeter
3 5 (9.26%) JUnit
3 5 (9.26%) SonarQube
4 4 (7.41%) SOAtest
5 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.70%) GitLab
6 2 (3.70%) Subversion
6 2 (3.70%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.85%) Ant
7 1 (1.85%) Gatling
7 1 (1.85%) Maven
7 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.85%) StarTeam
7 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.85%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.56%) Front Office
4 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (9.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.56%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Sybase Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) SOAP
1 10 (18.52%) Web Services
2 9 (16.67%) J2EE
3 8 (14.81%) REST
4 7 (12.96%) JSON
4 7 (12.96%) Spring
5 6 (11.11%) .NET
5 6 (11.11%) LDAP
5 6 (11.11%) Spring Boot
5 6 (11.11%) XML
6 5 (9.26%) JMS
7 4 (7.41%) RAML
7 4 (7.41%) Spring Batch
7 4 (7.41%) Spring Security
8 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.70%) EDI
9 2 (3.70%) JDBC
9 2 (3.70%) jQuery
9 2 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (7.41%) Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) CESG
3 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.56%) PKI
3 3 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.85%) FMCG
4 1 (1.85%) IBM XIV
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Linux
2 16 (29.63%) Windows
3 8 (14.81%) Unix
4 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.41%) Solaris
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.70%) CentOS
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) DevOps
2 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (14.81%) Configuration Management
4 8 (14.81%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.26%) Microservices
5 5 (9.26%) MVC
5 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
6 4 (7.41%) AOP
6 4 (7.41%) Change Control
6 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
6 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.41%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
6 4 (7.41%) SIEM
6 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) Python
2 13 (24.07%) Java
2 13 (24.07%) SQL
3 12 (22.22%) Perl
4 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.56%) ABAP
6 3 (5.56%) C#
6 3 (5.56%) Korn
6 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.70%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.70%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.70%) XPath
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) Go
8 1 (1.85%) Java 8
8 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) CCNP
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.41%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) CEH
3 3 (5.56%) CREST Certified
3 3 (5.56%) GIAC
4 2 (3.70%) CCIE
4 2 (3.70%) CCNA
4 2 (3.70%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.26%) Docker
3 4 (7.41%) Xen
4 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.56%) Snort
4 3 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.70%) KVM
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.85%) Samba
6 1 (1.85%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) Puppet
2 6 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (9.26%) Ansible
4 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (7.41%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.56%) Nagios
5 3 (5.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (5.56%) Terraform
6 2 (3.70%) Data Guard
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (3.70%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.85%) Control-M
7 1 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.85%) Grafana
7 1 (1.85%) Kibana
7 1 (1.85%) logstash
7 1 (1.85%) Netcool
7 1 (1.85%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) VMware
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.11%) MuleSoft
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco
5 5 (9.26%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) Pega
7 3 (5.56%) F5
7 3 (5.56%) SAP
7 3 (5.56%) Sybase
8 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.70%) Dell
8 2 (3.70%) Google
8 2 (3.70%) OpenText
8 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.85%) BT
9 1 (1.85%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.85%) NetApp
9 1 (1.85%) Nokia