Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 649 523
Rank change year-on-year +27 -126 -6
Contract jobs citing FTP 274 210 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 1.56% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 122 253
UK median daily rate £481 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +2.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £241 £258 £263
90th Percentile £674 £575 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £424
% change year-on-year +2.72% -2.36% +16.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £17.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.22% +18.02% -30.31%
10th Percentile £15.63 £13.00 £12.80
90th Percentile £40.13 £36.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £15.41 £15.00
% change year-on-year +34.70% +2.70% -30.31%

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 13,628 13,453 16,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.62% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,274 8,141 10,190
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £607 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 739 828
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.22 £10.96 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.88 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.78% -26.00% +23.85%

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 21 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 15 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 21 September 2018. 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 +40 259 £475 +11.76% 54
London +39 143 £500 +4.71% 22
UK excluding London +6 126 £425 +2.72% 36
East of England +25 34 £483 +8.43% 5
North of England -21 30 £425 +6.25% 9
South East -8 29 £413 +20.00% 9
Midlands -5 21 £413 +3.13% 7
Yorkshire 0 17 £438 +12.90% 2
East Midlands +20 15 £425 -15.00% 2
North West -29 10 £300 -27.27% 7
Scotland -23 7 £500 +5.26% 3
West Midlands -22 6 £388 - 5
North East -8 4 £410 +49.09%
Northern Ireland +39 3 £431 +2.68% 1
South West -16 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 152 (55.47%) DNS
2 147 (53.65%) HTTP
3 139 (50.73%) Linux
4 134 (48.91%) TCP/IP
5 116 (42.34%) Java
6 111 (40.51%) SSL
7 93 (33.94%) DHCP
8 85 (31.02%) Amazon AWS
9 72 (26.28%) IPsec
9 72 (26.28%) Microservices
10 71 (25.91%) Configuration Management
11 65 (23.72%) Git (software)
12 59 (21.53%) JavaScript
12 59 (21.53%) SQL
12 59 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
13 58 (21.17%) REST
14 54 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
15 53 (19.34%) HTML
15 53 (19.34%) Apache
15 53 (19.34%) Microsoft
15 53 (19.34%) MongoDB
16 52 (18.98%) Puppet
16 52 (18.98%) VMware
17 51 (18.61%) Cisco
17 51 (18.61%) Docker
18 49 (17.88%) Jenkins
18 49 (17.88%) SOAP
19 48 (17.52%) CSS
20 47 (17.15%) .NET
20 47 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure

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 53 (19.34%) Apache
2 34 (12.41%) Tomcat
3 33 (12.04%) IIS
4 32 (11.68%) WebSphere
5 29 (10.58%) nginx
6 27 (9.85%) Jetty
6 27 (9.85%) Mongrel
7 25 (9.12%) Apache Spark
8 24 (8.76%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (3.65%) Skype for Business
10 6 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.46%) Apache Pig
12 4 (1.46%) MS Exchange
13 3 (1.09%) CMS
13 3 (1.09%) JBoss
13 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.73%) MQSeries
Applications
1 23 (8.39%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 85 (31.02%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (13.87%) Heroku
3 31 (11.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 28 (10.22%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (9.85%) Google App Engine
6 24 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (6.20%) Office 365
8 12 (4.38%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.46%) GitHub
10 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.73%) G Suite
11 2 (0.73%) PaaS
12 1 (0.36%) IaaS
12 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.36%) Route 53
12 1 (0.36%) Slack
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 152 (55.47%) DNS
2 147 (53.65%) HTTP
3 134 (48.91%) TCP/IP
4 111 (40.51%) SSL
5 93 (33.94%) DHCP
6 72 (26.28%) IPsec
7 45 (16.42%) Firewall
8 44 (16.06%) VPN
9 41 (14.96%) WAN
10 33 (12.04%) LAN
11 31 (11.31%) HTTPS
12 27 (9.85%) SMTP
13 26 (9.49%) SSH
14 24 (8.76%) Internet
15 19 (6.93%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (6.93%) OSPF
15 19 (6.93%) Wireless
16 18 (6.57%) MPLS
16 18 (6.57%) VoIP
17 15 (5.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.34%) MongoDB
2 38 (13.87%) NoSQL
3 35 (12.77%) Relational Database
4 29 (10.58%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (6.93%) MySQL
5 19 (6.93%) RDBMS
6 18 (6.57%) Big Data
6 18 (6.57%) Hadoop
7 13 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (4.38%) Redis
9 11 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.01%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.92%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (2.92%) Power BI
10 8 (2.92%) QlikView
10 8 (2.92%) SQL Server
11 7 (2.55%) Siebel EIM
12 5 (1.82%) DB2
12 5 (1.82%) SQLPlus
13 4 (1.46%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 65 (23.72%) Git (software)
2 49 (17.88%) Jenkins
3 41 (14.96%) Travis CI
4 38 (13.87%) GitLab
5 28 (10.22%) Gradle
6 26 (9.49%) gulp
7 12 (4.38%) Spock
8 10 (3.65%) Gatling
8 10 (3.65%) Geb
8 10 (3.65%) Subversion
9 8 (2.92%) Maven
10 5 (1.82%) JUnit
11 4 (1.46%) Ant
11 4 (1.46%) Checkstyle
11 4 (1.46%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.09%) Bower
12 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.09%) Grunt
12 3 (1.09%) JIRA
12 3 (1.09%) webpack
General
1 46 (16.79%) Finance
2 19 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.47%) Banking
4 14 (5.11%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.19%) Back Office
6 5 (1.82%) Legal
7 3 (1.09%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.73%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.73%) Publishing
8 2 (0.73%) Retail
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (30.66%) Developer
2 35 (12.77%) Java Developer
3 33 (12.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (9.12%) Analyst
4 25 (9.12%) Network Engineer
5 17 (6.20%) Agile Developer
5 17 (6.20%) Agile Java Developer
5 17 (6.20%) Architect
6 12 (4.38%) Administrator
6 12 (4.38%) Ruby Developer
7 11 (4.01%) Lead Developer
7 11 (4.01%) Lead Java Developer
7 11 (4.01%) Senior Developer
8 10 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (3.65%) Service Analyst
8 10 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (3.65%) Support Engineer
8 10 (3.65%) Technical Leader
9 9 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.28%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (21.17%) REST
2 53 (19.34%) HTML
3 49 (17.88%) SOAP
4 48 (17.52%) CSS
5 47 (17.15%) .NET
6 42 (15.33%) OAuth
7 41 (14.96%) AngularJS
8 40 (14.60%) OAuth2
8 40 (14.60%) Spring
9 39 (14.23%) XML
10 38 (13.87%) HTML5
11 31 (11.31%) J2EE
11 31 (11.31%) Spring Boot
12 30 (10.95%) Web Services
13 28 (10.22%) Dropwizard
13 28 (10.22%) Guice
13 28 (10.22%) Ratpack
14 27 (9.85%) Servlets
15 25 (9.12%) Ember.js
15 25 (9.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.11%) PKI
3 12 (4.38%) Credit Risk
4 10 (3.65%) Fintech
4 10 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.55%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.55%) Hedge funds
5 7 (2.55%) Media Streaming
5 7 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.19%) Clustering
6 6 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.19%) MPEG
6 6 (2.19%) Replication
6 6 (2.19%) RSA SecurID
7 5 (1.82%) DataPower
8 4 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.46%) STB
8 4 (1.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 139 (50.73%) Linux
2 41 (14.96%) Windows
3 29 (10.58%) Unix
4 17 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (5.84%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.01%) Solaris
7 7 (2.55%) CentOS
7 7 (2.55%) Check Point GAiA
7 7 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (1.82%) HPUX
8 5 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.46%) zOS
10 3 (1.09%) AIX
10 3 (1.09%) Android
10 3 (1.09%) CoreOS
10 3 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.73%) SUSE
11 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.28%) Microservices
2 71 (25.91%) Configuration Management
3 59 (21.53%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
5 45 (16.42%) DevOps
6 43 (15.69%) Open Source
7 41 (14.96%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (14.60%) OWASP
8 40 (14.60%) TDD
9 30 (10.95%) ITIL
10 29 (10.58%) Software Engineering
11 28 (10.22%) Domain-Driven Design
12 27 (9.85%) BDD
13 25 (9.12%) Test Automation
14 22 (8.03%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 17 (6.20%) ETL
15 17 (6.20%) OO
15 17 (6.20%) Unit Testing
16 16 (5.84%) Target Operating Model
17 14 (5.11%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 116 (42.34%) Java
2 59 (21.53%) JavaScript
2 59 (21.53%) SQL
3 38 (13.87%) Java 8
4 37 (13.50%) ES6
5 25 (9.12%) TypeScript
6 22 (8.03%) Bash Shell
6 22 (8.03%) Perl
7 16 (5.84%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.84%) Shell Script
8 15 (5.47%) Ruby
9 14 (5.11%) Python
10 13 (4.74%) C#
11 12 (4.38%) C
12 9 (3.28%) C++
13 8 (2.92%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
14 7 (2.55%) Embedded C
14 7 (2.55%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.82%) XPath
16 4 (1.46%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (10.95%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (8.76%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.57%) CCNP
5 14 (5.11%) CCNA
6 7 (2.55%) CCSE
6 7 (2.55%) Degree
6 7 (2.55%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.46%) CCSA
7 4 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.46%) MCP
8 3 (1.09%) CCDA
8 3 (1.09%) CCVP
9 2 (0.73%) CCENT
9 2 (0.73%) GCIA
9 2 (0.73%) GSEC
9 2 (0.73%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.11%) QA
2 6 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.46%) SLA
4 3 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) FATCA
5 1 (0.36%) HL7
5 1 (0.36%) IFRS
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.36%) PSD2
5 1 (0.36%) SEPA
5 1 (0.36%) TARGET2
System Software
1 51 (18.61%) Docker
2 47 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (13.87%) Active Directory
4 27 (9.85%) Xen
5 21 (7.66%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.28%) vSphere
7 6 (2.19%) NFS
8 5 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.46%) HDFS
10 3 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.09%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.73%) iptables
11 2 (0.73%) Postfix
11 2 (0.73%) Samba
11 2 (0.73%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.73%) Squid
11 2 (0.73%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 52 (18.98%) Puppet
2 28 (10.22%) Docker Swarm
3 26 (9.49%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (8.03%) Ansible
5 20 (7.30%) Kubernetes
6 12 (4.38%) Mesos
6 12 (4.38%) Terraform
7 10 (3.65%) Marathon
8 6 (2.19%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.82%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.82%) Nagios
9 5 (1.82%) Salt
9 5 (1.82%) SCCM
9 5 (1.82%) SCOM
10 3 (1.09%) Nessus
10 3 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.09%) WSUS
11 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 53 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 52 (18.98%) VMware
3 51 (18.61%) Cisco
4 40 (14.60%) Oracle
5 33 (12.04%) Google
6 22 (8.03%) CheckPoint
7 17 (6.20%) Citrix
8 13 (4.74%) IBM
8 13 (4.74%) ServiceNow
8 13 (4.74%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.38%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.65%) Juniper
11 9 (3.28%) Veritas
12 8 (2.92%) Aruba
12 8 (2.92%) Meraki
12 8 (2.92%) Siebel
13 7 (2.55%) HP
14 6 (2.19%) SAP
15 5 (1.82%) IronPort
15 5 (1.82%) Sun