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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 431 456
Rank change year-on-year -95 +25  
Contract jobs citing FTP 88 223 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.36% 2.56% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 136 140
UK median daily rate £443 £446 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +33.55%  
10th Percentile £295 £267 £263
90th Percentile £571 £576 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £300
% change year-on-year -2.43% +36.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +140.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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 6455 8694 8061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 16.19% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10117 13736 12668
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
10th Percentile £208 £228 £206
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1069 1117
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 10 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 29 June 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 -82 80 £435 -1.13% 34
London -8 45 £480 -4.00% 11
UK excluding London -52 39 £400 -2.43% 23
North of England +13 15 £388 -15.30% 11
Midlands +17 9 £400 +42.85% 4
Scotland +26 6 - -
East of England -10 5 £445 +1.71% 3
South East -32 2 £338 -21.96% 5
South West -4 1 £375 -4.45%
Wales -8 1 £500 +2.56%

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 73 (33.64%) Finance
2 72 (33.18%) Linux
3 68 (31.34%) Windows
3 68 (31.34%) HTTP
4 65 (29.95%) IBM
4 65 (29.95%) Unix
5 57 (26.27%) TCP/IP
5 57 (26.27%) DNS
6 54 (24.88%) Microsoft
7 50 (23.04%) Java
8 46 (21.20%) SSL
9 40 (18.43%) DHCP
10 39 (17.97%) VMware
11 35 (16.13%) IIS
12 33 (15.21%) JCL
13 32 (14.75%) .NET
13 32 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
14 31 (14.29%) SQL
14 31 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 31 (14.29%) Firewall
15 30 (13.82%) Web Services
15 30 (13.82%) WebSphere
15 30 (13.82%) DevOps
16 29 (13.36%) Time Sharing Option
16 29 (13.36%) Puppet
16 29 (13.36%) ISPF
16 29 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (13.36%) Banking
16 29 (13.36%) Tomcat
17 28 (12.90%) Apache

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 35 (16.13%) IIS
2 30 (13.82%) WebSphere
3 29 (13.36%) Tomcat
4 28 (12.90%) Apache
5 21 (9.68%) Jetty
5 21 (9.68%) Mongrel
5 21 (9.68%) nginx
6 11 (5.07%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (4.61%) JBoss
8 5 (2.30%) CMS
8 5 (2.30%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.84%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.38%) Mule
10 3 (1.38%) SAS
11 2 (0.92%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.92%) DNN
11 2 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.84%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.84%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Exstream
3 1 (0.46%) HFM
3 1 (0.46%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.46%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.46%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.75%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (9.68%) Google App Engine
2 21 (9.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.69%) Boomi
5 4 (1.84%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.38%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.38%) Heroku
7 2 (0.92%) Office 365
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.46%) Route 53
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (31.34%) HTTP
2 57 (26.27%) DNS
2 57 (26.27%) TCP/IP
3 46 (21.20%) SSL
4 40 (18.43%) DHCP
5 31 (14.29%) Firewall
6 26 (11.98%) IPsec
7 20 (9.22%) SSH
8 17 (7.83%) SAN
9 16 (7.37%) HTTPS
10 14 (6.45%) SMTP
11 13 (5.99%) VPN
11 13 (5.99%) WAN
12 11 (5.07%) NAS
13 10 (4.61%) LAN
14 9 (4.15%) iSCSI
15 8 (3.69%) OSPF
16 7 (3.23%) VoIP
17 6 (2.76%) Ethernet
17 6 (2.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.91%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.07%) MySQL
4 10 (4.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (4.15%) Big Data
6 8 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.23%) Siebel EIM
8 6 (2.76%) Data Lake
8 6 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.30%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.30%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.84%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (1.84%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 24 (11.06%) Jenkins
2 21 (9.68%) Travis CI
3 9 (4.15%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.76%) Subversion
5 4 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.38%) Gradle
6 3 (1.38%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (1.38%) webpack
6 3 (1.38%) XMLSpy
7 2 (0.92%) Ant
7 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.92%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.92%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.46%) FishEye
8 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.46%) XMLUnit
General
1 73 (33.64%) Finance
2 29 (13.36%) Banking
3 11 (5.07%) Law
4 9 (4.15%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.69%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.23%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.30%) Retail
8 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.38%) Electronics
9 3 (1.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.92%) Front Office
10 2 (0.92%) Games
10 2 (0.92%) Legal
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) French Language
11 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (20.74%) Developer
2 22 (10.14%) Analyst
3 19 (8.76%) Consultant
4 13 (5.99%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (5.53%) Architect
6 11 (5.07%) Administrator
7 10 (4.61%) Technical Developer
8 9 (4.15%) Storage Administrator
8 9 (4.15%) Unix Administrator
9 8 (3.69%) Siebel Developer
10 7 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (3.23%) Platform Architect
10 7 (3.23%) SAN Administrator
10 7 (3.23%) SAN Storage Administrator
11 6 (2.76%) .NET Developer
11 6 (2.76%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.30%) C# Developer
12 5 (2.30%) Integration Architect
12 5 (2.30%) Network Engineer
12 5 (2.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.75%) .NET
2 30 (13.82%) Web Services
3 29 (13.36%) ISPF
4 27 (12.44%) Middleware
5 23 (10.60%) J2EE
5 23 (10.60%) XML
6 21 (9.68%) Servlets
7 17 (7.83%) JMS
7 17 (7.83%) SOAP
8 15 (6.91%) JDBC
8 15 (6.91%) REST
9 11 (5.07%) EDIFACT
10 8 (3.69%) EDI
11 7 (3.23%) RESTful
11 7 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (2.76%) IBM Integration Bus
13 5 (2.30%) 802.1X
13 5 (2.30%) AngularJS
13 5 (2.30%) HTML
14 4 (1.84%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.52%) Mainframe
2 20 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.76%) iSeries
3 19 (8.76%) Tandem
4 12 (5.53%) Data Centre
5 9 (4.15%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (3.23%) Hedge funds
6 7 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.76%) Replication
7 6 (2.76%) TRADACOMS
8 5 (2.30%) DataPower
8 5 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.30%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.84%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.84%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.84%) Fintech
9 4 (1.84%) PKI
9 4 (1.84%) User Experience
10 3 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.38%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.18%) Linux
2 68 (31.34%) Windows
3 65 (29.95%) Unix
4 22 (10.14%) zOS
5 19 (8.76%) Windows Server
6 17 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.61%) Solaris
8 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.15%) AIX
10 5 (2.30%) HPUX
11 4 (1.84%) SUSE
12 3 (1.38%) Android
12 3 (1.38%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.82%) DevOps
2 27 (12.44%) Configuration Management
3 26 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (11.98%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (11.98%) Open Source
4 24 (11.06%) B2B
5 23 (10.60%) Service Delivery
6 16 (7.37%) Service Management
7 15 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (6.91%) High Availability
7 15 (6.91%) SOA
8 14 (6.45%) Load Balancing
8 14 (6.45%) Migration
9 13 (5.99%) EAI
10 12 (5.53%) ITIL
11 10 (4.61%) Mentoring
11 10 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.61%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.61%) Workflow
12 9 (4.15%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.04%) Java
2 33 (15.21%) JCL
3 31 (14.29%) SQL
4 22 (10.14%) PowerShell
5 17 (7.83%) Shell Script
6 12 (5.53%) Perl
7 10 (4.61%) C#
8 9 (4.15%) T-SQL
8 9 (4.15%) VB
9 8 (3.69%) C
9 8 (3.69%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.69%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 7 (3.23%) ActionScript
10 7 (3.23%) ActionScript 2.0
11 5 (2.30%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.30%) Python
11 5 (2.30%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.84%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.38%) VB6
13 3 (1.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.07%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.23%) Siebel Certification
4 6 (2.76%) CCNA
4 6 (2.76%) CCNP
4 6 (2.76%) Degree
5 4 (1.84%) ACCA
5 4 (1.84%) CIMA
6 3 (1.38%) CCIE
6 3 (1.38%) CCIP
6 3 (1.38%) IBM Certification
6 3 (1.38%) JNCIA
6 3 (1.38%) MCSE
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.92%) CISSP
7 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.92%) ISEB
7 2 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.37%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.92%) FINREP
3 2 (0.92%) IFRS
3 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 29 (13.36%) Time Sharing Option
1 29 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (9.68%) Xen
3 15 (6.91%) Active Directory
4 10 (4.61%) NFS
5 9 (4.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (4.15%) Veritas File System
6 8 (3.69%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.76%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.84%) Docker
10 3 (1.38%) Firmware
10 3 (1.38%) HDFS
10 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.92%) XenServer
12 1 (0.46%) KVM
12 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.46%) Squid
12 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (13.36%) Puppet
2 13 (5.99%) Nagios
3 12 (5.53%) Ansible
4 9 (4.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 8 (3.69%) EMC Navisphere
5 8 (3.69%) SCCM
5 8 (3.69%) Terraform
6 7 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (2.76%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.84%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.38%) Marathon
10 3 (1.38%) Mesos
10 3 (1.38%) Rundeck
10 3 (1.38%) Tivoli NetView
10 3 (1.38%) WSUS
11 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (29.95%) IBM
2 54 (24.88%) Microsoft
3 39 (17.97%) VMware
4 28 (12.90%) Oracle
5 25 (11.52%) Axway
6 23 (10.60%) IBM Sterling
7 21 (9.68%) Google
8 20 (9.22%) SAP
9 16 (7.37%) Cisco
10 14 (6.45%) Red Hat
11 11 (5.07%) HP
11 11 (5.07%) Veritas
12 10 (4.61%) Sun
13 9 (4.15%) Brocade
13 9 (4.15%) CA
13 9 (4.15%) Citrix
14 8 (3.69%) Dell
14 8 (3.69%) Informatica
14 8 (3.69%) NetApp
14 8 (3.69%) Siebel
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