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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 478 425 469
Rank change year-on-year -53 +44  
Contract jobs citing FTP 122 236 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.42% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 2.78% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 138 142
Median daily rate £450 £416 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +32.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £561 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £300
% change year-on-year +3.65% +36.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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 6380 8486 8228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.19% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3873 5131 4503
Median daily rate £400 £387 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +10.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 360 446
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
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 £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -52 107 £450 +5.88% 29
London -22 51 £465 +9.41% 12
North West +35 18 £375 -6.25% 6
South East -31 15 £475 +18.75% 5
Manchester +15 11 £375 -6.25% 4
City of London -4 9 £336 -41.60% 4
Scotland +27 7 - - 1
Edinburgh +15 7 - - 1
Surrey +5 6 £475 +11.76% 1
Cheshire - 6 £388 -
West Midlands +27 5 £388 -11.42%
East Midlands - 5 £500 - 1
Hampshire -8 4 £475 +52.00%
Salford - 4 £550 -
Cardiff +24 3 £425 -22.72%
South Wales +16 3 £425 -22.72%
North East +16 3 £263 -12.50% 1
Wales +12 3 £425 -22.72%
Tyne and Wear +12 3 £263 -4.54% 1
West Yorkshire +4 3 £445 -10.55%
East of England -1 3 £475 +1.33% 4
Yorkshire -3 3 £445 -11.00%
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 -
Portsmouth - 3 £480 -
West Sussex +15 2 - -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £438 -12.50%
Bradford +2 2 £450 +63.63%
Canary Wharf 0 2 - -
Feltham - 2 £425 -
Northampton - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 97 (37.74%) Linux
2 86 (33.46%) Unix
3 85 (33.07%) Windows
4 81 (31.52%) Finance
5 73 (28.40%) DNS
6 70 (27.24%) HTTP
7 68 (26.46%) TCP/IP
8 63 (24.51%) Microsoft
9 58 (22.57%) IBM
9 58 (22.57%) Java
10 54 (21.01%) SSL
11 49 (19.07%) DHCP
12 48 (18.68%) Oracle
13 47 (18.29%) VMware
14 43 (16.73%) Firewall
15 41 (15.95%) SQL Server
15 41 (15.95%) SQL
16 40 (15.56%) IIS
17 39 (15.18%) IPsec
17 39 (15.18%) SSH
17 39 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
18 38 (14.79%) Configuration Management
19 37 (14.40%) .NET
20 36 (14.01%) WebSphere
21 35 (13.62%) DevOps
22 34 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
22 34 (13.23%) Puppet
23 32 (12.45%) Jenkins
23 32 (12.45%) Apache
24 30 (11.67%) Tomcat

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 (15.56%) IIS
2 36 (14.01%) WebSphere
3 32 (12.45%) Apache
4 30 (11.67%) Tomcat
5 26 (10.12%) Jetty
5 26 (10.12%) Mongrel
5 26 (10.12%) nginx
6 11 (4.28%) MS Exchange
7 10 (3.89%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (3.50%) JBoss
9 6 (2.33%) CMS
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (2.33%) SAS
9 6 (2.33%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.56%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.17%) Mule
12 3 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.78%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.17%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.17%) Exstream
3 3 (1.17%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.17%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.39%) HFM
4 1 (0.39%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.39%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (10.12%) Amazon EC2
2 26 (10.12%) Google App Engine
2 26 (10.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (4.67%) Boomi
3 12 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.56%) iPaaS
5 3 (1.17%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.78%) IaaS
6 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.78%) PaaS
6 2 (0.78%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) Route 53
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (28.40%) DNS
2 70 (27.24%) HTTP
3 68 (26.46%) TCP/IP
4 54 (21.01%) SSL
5 49 (19.07%) DHCP
6 43 (16.73%) Firewall
7 39 (15.18%) IPsec
7 39 (15.18%) SSH
8 26 (10.12%) SAN
8 26 (10.12%) SMTP
9 23 (8.95%) Internet
9 23 (8.95%) NAS
10 20 (7.78%) WAN
11 19 (7.39%) VPN
12 17 (6.61%) BGP
12 17 (6.61%) OSPF
12 17 (6.61%) SNMP
13 16 (6.23%) HTTPS
13 16 (6.23%) MPLS
14 15 (5.84%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.89%) MySQL
6 9 (3.50%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.11%) Big Data
7 8 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.72%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.72%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.33%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.95%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.95%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.56%) DB2
11 4 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.17%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 32 (12.45%) Jenkins
2 28 (10.89%) Travis CI
3 10 (3.89%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.72%) Subversion
5 6 (2.33%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.95%) Ant
6 5 (1.95%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.95%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.95%) StarTeam
7 4 (1.56%) Checkstyle
7 4 (1.56%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.56%) JUnit
7 4 (1.56%) Maven
7 4 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.56%) XMLSpy
7 4 (1.56%) XMLUnit
8 2 (0.78%) JIRA
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 81 (31.52%) Finance
2 26 (10.12%) Banking
3 14 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.11%) Law
5 6 (2.33%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.95%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.56%) Electronics
7 4 (1.56%) Front Office
7 4 (1.56%) Legal
7 4 (1.56%) Marketing
7 4 (1.56%) Retail
8 3 (1.17%) Advertising
8 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.78%) Billing
9 2 (0.78%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (19.07%) Developer
2 21 (8.17%) Consultant
3 19 (7.39%) Administrator
4 17 (6.61%) Analyst
5 14 (5.45%) Unix Administrator
6 13 (5.06%) Architect
6 13 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (5.06%) Network Engineer
6 13 (5.06%) Storage Administrator
7 10 (3.89%) Support Engineer
7 10 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (3.50%) ETL Developer
8 9 (3.50%) SAN Administrator
8 9 (3.50%) SAN Storage Administrator
9 8 (3.11%) Solaris Administrator
10 7 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
10 7 (2.72%) Technical Developer
11 6 (2.33%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.33%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (2.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.40%) .NET
2 29 (11.28%) J2EE
3 28 (10.89%) Middleware
3 28 (10.89%) Web Services
4 26 (10.12%) Servlets
5 22 (8.56%) ISPF
6 20 (7.78%) JMS
7 19 (7.39%) JDBC
8 18 (7.00%) XML
9 14 (5.45%) SOAP
10 13 (5.06%) REST
11 9 (3.50%) EDIFACT
11 9 (3.50%) RESTful
11 9 (3.50%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (2.72%) HTML
12 7 (2.72%) SAP PI
13 6 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
14 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
14 5 (1.95%) Hibernate
14 5 (1.95%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.95%) Mainframe
2 20 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.00%) Data Centre
4 16 (6.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (6.23%) iSeries
5 15 (5.84%) Tandem
6 10 (3.89%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (3.50%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.11%) Replication
9 7 (2.72%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.33%) Clustering
10 6 (2.33%) IPTV
10 6 (2.33%) Over-the-Top Content
10 6 (2.33%) PKI
10 6 (2.33%) STB
10 6 (2.33%) Video on Demand
11 5 (1.95%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.95%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.56%) Fintech
12 4 (1.56%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 97 (37.74%) Linux
2 86 (33.46%) Unix
3 85 (33.07%) Windows
4 25 (9.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (8.17%) Windows Server
6 19 (7.39%) Solaris
6 19 (7.39%) zOS
7 14 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.28%) AIX
10 8 (3.11%) HPUX
11 7 (2.72%) SUSE
12 5 (1.95%) Android
13 4 (1.56%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.56%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.17%) CentOS
14 3 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.79%) Configuration Management
2 35 (13.62%) DevOps
3 30 (11.67%) Open Source
4 29 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (10.12%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (9.34%) High Availability
7 20 (7.78%) Service Delivery
8 19 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (7.00%) SOA
10 16 (6.23%) B2B
10 16 (6.23%) ITIL
10 16 (6.23%) Load Balancing
10 16 (6.23%) Service Management
11 13 (5.06%) ETL
11 13 (5.06%) Migration
12 11 (4.28%) Analytics
13 10 (3.89%) Capacity Management
13 10 (3.89%) Change Management
13 10 (3.89%) Mentoring
13 10 (3.89%) OO
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.57%) Java
2 41 (15.95%) SQL
3 28 (10.89%) JCL
4 21 (8.17%) PowerShell
5 15 (5.84%) Shell Script
5 15 (5.84%) T-SQL
6 14 (5.45%) Perl
7 13 (5.06%) C
8 8 (3.11%) C#
8 8 (3.11%) JavaScript
8 8 (3.11%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.72%) Python
9 7 (2.72%) VB
10 6 (2.33%) ActionScript
10 6 (2.33%) ActionScript 2.0
10 6 (2.33%) ActionScript 3.0
11 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.56%) XPath
12 3 (1.17%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
12 3 (1.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 23 (8.95%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (8.17%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.84%) CCNA
3 15 (5.84%) CCNP
4 10 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.72%) Degree
5 7 (2.72%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.72%) JNCIA
6 6 (2.33%) CCIP
6 6 (2.33%) CISSP
7 5 (1.95%) CCIE
8 3 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.17%) CEH
8 3 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (1.17%) IBM Certification
8 3 (1.17%) MCSE
8 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.78%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.78%) RHCT
9 2 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.17%) QA
2 6 (2.33%) SLA
3 3 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.78%) FINREP
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS
4 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.39%) RMADS
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (15.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (9.73%) Xen
3 23 (8.95%) Time Sharing Option
4 19 (7.39%) Active Directory
5 18 (7.00%) NFS
6 16 (6.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 14 (5.45%) Veritas File System
8 11 (4.28%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (2.33%) Hyper-V
9 6 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.17%) HDFS
11 3 (1.17%) Samba
11 3 (1.17%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 2 (0.78%) Firmware
12 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.78%) XenServer
13 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (13.23%) Puppet
2 19 (7.39%) Nagios
3 14 (5.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 11 (4.28%) EMC Navisphere
5 10 (3.89%) NetBackup
6 9 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.72%) Ansible
7 7 (2.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.33%) Terraform
9 5 (1.95%) SCCM
9 5 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.56%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.56%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (1.56%) Tivoli NetView
11 3 (1.17%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (1.17%) Marathon
11 3 (1.17%) Mesos
11 3 (1.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 63 (24.51%) Microsoft
2 58 (22.57%) IBM
3 48 (18.68%) Oracle
4 47 (18.29%) VMware
5 29 (11.28%) Cisco
6 28 (10.89%) Google
7 26 (10.12%) Red Hat
8 24 (9.34%) SAP
9 23 (8.95%) Axway
10 21 (8.17%) Veritas
11 18 (7.00%) Sun
12 17 (6.61%) NetApp
13 16 (6.23%) HP
13 16 (6.23%) IBM Sterling
14 15 (5.84%) Brocade
15 12 (4.67%) Dell
15 12 (4.67%) EMC
16 10 (3.89%) Symantec
17 9 (3.50%) Citrix
17 9 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
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