Period
to 19 August 2017

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 19 August 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
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 668 520 520
Rank change year-on-year -148 0 +5
Contract jobs citing FTP 190 422 389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 2.47% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 263 258
UK median daily rate £438 £438 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.45% +5.67%
10th Percentile £256 £270 £263
90th Percentile £563 £575 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -4.71% +21.43% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +160.00% -41.93% -4.33%
10th Percentile £30.50 £9.96 £20.41
90th Percentile £34.50 £20.55 £28.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £16.25 £21.53
% change year-on-year +115.38% -24.51% -26.41%

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 13309 17052 16205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.80% 15.72% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7974 10350 9114
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +0.85%
10th Percentile £200 £224 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 822 965
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.25 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% +22.57% +3.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.07
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year -30.19% +28.64% +4.30%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 19 August 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 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 19 August 2017. 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 -144 163 £438 - 24
London -18 88 £475 +5.56% 11
UK excluding London -112 86 £405 -4.71% 16
North of England -5 25 £381 -18.01% 3
South East -50 19 £338 -15.63% 1
North West +17 17 £375 -6.25% 2
Midlands +30 12 £400 +7.38% 1
Scotland +16 11 - - 1
South West +4 8 £446 +13.69% 2
East Midlands -19 7 £450 -1.10% 1
East of England -31 6 £475 -1.81% 6
West Midlands +43 5 £388 +26.02%
North East +43 4 £263 -14.56%
Yorkshire -18 4 £419 -16.25% 1
Northern Ireland -45 4 £435 +24.29% 1
Wales 0 1 £500 +5.26% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 67 (35.26%) Linux
2 64 (33.68%) HTTP
3 61 (32.11%) TCP/IP
4 57 (30.00%) Windows
5 56 (29.47%) DNS
5 56 (29.47%) Finance
6 53 (27.89%) Unix
7 45 (23.68%) Java
8 40 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 39 (20.53%) IBM
9 39 (20.53%) SSL
10 37 (19.47%) DHCP
11 36 (18.95%) Firewall
12 34 (17.89%) IPsec
13 33 (17.37%) Amazon AWS
14 32 (16.84%) Web Services
15 31 (16.32%) VMware
16 30 (15.79%) Puppet
17 29 (15.26%) SQL
18 28 (14.74%) JCL
19 27 (14.21%) VPN
19 27 (14.21%) DevOps
20 26 (13.68%) IIS
20 26 (13.68%) Configuration Management
21 25 (13.16%) .NET
21 25 (13.16%) Apache
22 24 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 24 (12.63%) ISPF
22 24 (12.63%) Time Sharing Option
23 23 (12.11%) WebSphere

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 26 (13.68%) IIS
2 25 (13.16%) Apache
3 23 (12.11%) WebSphere
4 21 (11.05%) Tomcat
5 19 (10.00%) nginx
6 15 (7.89%) Jetty
6 15 (7.89%) Mongrel
7 6 (3.16%) JBoss
8 5 (2.63%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (2.63%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.58%) CMS
10 3 (1.58%) MQSeries
10 3 (1.58%) Skype for Business
11 2 (1.05%) Apache Pig
11 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.05%) SAS
12 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.53%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.58%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.53%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.37%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (8.42%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (7.89%) Google App Engine
5 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (2.11%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.11%) Route 53
6 4 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.58%) Heroku
7 3 (1.58%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.05%) Office 365
9 1 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 64 (33.68%) HTTP
2 61 (32.11%) TCP/IP
3 56 (29.47%) DNS
4 39 (20.53%) SSL
5 37 (19.47%) DHCP
6 36 (18.95%) Firewall
7 34 (17.89%) IPsec
8 27 (14.21%) VPN
9 21 (11.05%) SSH
10 18 (9.47%) WAN
11 15 (7.89%) HTTPS
11 15 (7.89%) LDAP
12 13 (6.84%) BGP
13 11 (5.79%) MPLS
13 11 (5.79%) OSPF
13 11 (5.79%) SAN
13 11 (5.79%) SMTP
13 11 (5.79%) Wireless
14 10 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 19 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.68%) MySQL
3 7 (3.68%) Siebel EIM
4 6 (3.16%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.63%) Big Data
5 5 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.11%) DB2
6 4 (2.11%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.58%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.58%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.58%) HBase
7 3 (1.58%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 21 (11.05%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.89%) Travis CI
3 9 (4.74%) Subversion
4 8 (4.21%) Eclipse
4 8 (4.21%) JUnit
5 7 (3.68%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.11%) Bower
6 4 (2.11%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.11%) Grunt
6 4 (2.11%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.11%) Maven
6 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.58%) Ant
7 3 (1.58%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.58%) Gradle
7 3 (1.58%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.58%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.58%) webpack
7 3 (1.58%) XMLSpy
7 3 (1.58%) XMLUnit
General
1 56 (29.47%) Finance
2 23 (12.11%) Banking
3 12 (6.32%) Law
4 8 (4.21%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.63%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.58%) Billing
6 3 (1.58%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.58%) Retail
7 2 (1.05%) Games
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Local Government
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (21.05%) Developer
2 23 (12.11%) Analyst
3 18 (9.47%) Consultant
4 15 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 11 (5.79%) Technical Developer
6 8 (4.21%) Administrator
6 8 (4.21%) Siebel Developer
7 7 (3.68%) Java Developer
7 7 (3.68%) Operations Analyst
8 6 (3.16%) Architect
8 6 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (3.16%) Unix Analyst
9 5 (2.63%) .NET Developer
9 5 (2.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (2.63%) Project Manager
9 5 (2.63%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.63%) Wintel Analyst
10 4 (2.11%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.84%) Web Services
2 25 (13.16%) .NET
3 24 (12.63%) ISPF
4 21 (11.05%) XML
5 19 (10.00%) J2EE
6 15 (7.89%) Servlets
7 14 (7.37%) Middleware
8 13 (6.84%) JMS
9 8 (4.21%) EDI
9 8 (4.21%) JDBC
9 8 (4.21%) SOAP
10 7 (3.68%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.68%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.68%) RESTful
11 6 (3.16%) EDIFACT
11 6 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (3.16%) XSD
12 5 (2.63%) REST
13 4 (2.11%) Backbone.js
13 4 (2.11%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.47%) Mainframe
3 15 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.84%) iSeries
4 13 (6.84%) Tandem
5 7 (3.68%) Client/Server
5 7 (3.68%) Hedge funds
6 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.63%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.63%) TRADACOMS
8 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.11%) PKI
8 4 (2.11%) SWIFT
8 4 (2.11%) User Experience
9 3 (1.58%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (35.26%) Linux
2 57 (30.00%) Windows
3 53 (27.89%) Unix
4 17 (8.95%) Windows Server
5 13 (6.84%) zOS
6 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.26%) AIX
8 8 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.68%) Solaris
10 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.58%) CoreOS
11 3 (1.58%) HPUX
11 3 (1.58%) SUSE
11 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.05%) Android
12 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.53%) CentOS
13 1 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.21%) DevOps
2 26 (13.68%) Configuration Management
3 23 (12.11%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (10.00%) B2B
5 19 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 18 (9.47%) Open Source
7 16 (8.42%) EAI
8 15 (7.89%) Load Balancing
9 14 (7.37%) ITIL
9 14 (7.37%) Migration
10 13 (6.84%) Service Management
10 13 (6.84%) Workflow
11 11 (5.79%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.79%) Unit Testing
12 10 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (5.26%) High Availability
12 10 (5.26%) Programme Delivery
12 10 (5.26%) Security Architecture
13 9 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.68%) Java
2 29 (15.26%) SQL
3 28 (14.74%) JCL
4 20 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 19 (10.00%) Perl
6 18 (9.47%) Python
6 18 (9.47%) Shell Script
7 15 (7.89%) Bash Shell
8 9 (4.74%) JavaScript
8 9 (4.74%) VB
9 8 (4.21%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 6 (3.16%) C#
10 6 (3.16%) C-shell
10 6 (3.16%) Korn
10 6 (3.16%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.16%) T-SQL
10 6 (3.16%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.11%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (2.11%) C
11 4 (2.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (6.84%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.21%) Degree
4 7 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.68%) Siebel Certification
5 4 (2.11%) CCIE
6 3 (1.58%) ACCA
6 3 (1.58%) CIMA
6 3 (1.58%) IBM Certification
7 2 (1.05%) CCNA
7 2 (1.05%) CCNP
7 2 (1.05%) CISSP
7 2 (1.05%) ISEB
7 2 (1.05%) MCSE
7 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.53%) CISM
8 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.53%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) FINREP
3 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.53%) GCP
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (12.63%) Time Sharing Option
1 24 (12.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.95%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.89%) Xen
4 10 (5.26%) NFS
5 9 (4.74%) Hyper-V
6 6 (3.16%) Docker
6 6 (3.16%) Openswan
6 6 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.63%) pfSense
8 4 (2.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (2.11%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.58%) HDFS
9 3 (1.58%) Samba
9 3 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.05%) Firmware
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.53%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 30 (15.79%) Puppet
2 10 (5.26%) Terraform
3 8 (4.21%) Ansible
3 8 (4.21%) Nagios
4 5 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.63%) SCCM
4 5 (2.63%) WSUS
5 4 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.11%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (1.58%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.58%) EMC Navisphere
6 3 (1.58%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.05%) Icinga
7 2 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.05%) yum
8 1 (0.53%) Control-M
Vendors
1 40 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.53%) IBM
3 31 (16.32%) VMware
4 22 (11.58%) Oracle
5 18 (9.47%) Cisco
6 17 (8.95%) IBM Sterling
7 16 (8.42%) Google
8 15 (7.89%) Axway
9 13 (6.84%) CheckPoint
9 13 (6.84%) Citrix
9 13 (6.84%) Red Hat
10 11 (5.79%) F5
11 9 (4.74%) Brocade
11 9 (4.74%) SAP
12 8 (4.21%) Siebel
13 7 (3.68%) NetApp
14 6 (3.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 6 (3.16%) HP
14 6 (3.16%) Juniper
14 6 (3.16%) Vyatta