Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 552 590 619
Rank change year-on-year +38 +29 -110
Contract jobs citing FTP 308 314 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.31% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% 2.35% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 196 141
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £336 £304 £318
90th Percentile £675 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% - -

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 11,489 13,338 12,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.64% 13.30% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,064 8,204 7,703
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £203 £205 £207
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £391 £385
% change year-on-year +5.63% +1.44% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 734 748
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.06 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.18% -4.22% -23.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.72 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% - -29.76%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 13 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 24 June 2019. 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 +34 295 £525 +5.00% 12
London +21 154 £525 - 4
UK excluding London +42 146 £500 +11.11% 8
North of England +37 57 £500 +11.11% 4
South East +27 32 £538 +26.47% 3
North West +20 27 £563 +36.45% 2
Yorkshire +28 24 £500 - 2
East of England -4 21 £500 +5.26%
South West -6 17 £488 +9.55% 1
West Midlands +14 11 £500 +17.65%
Midlands +10 11 £500 +21.21%
Scotland +22 8 £375 -25.00%
North East +13 6 £400 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 168 (54.55%) HTTP
2 164 (53.25%) DNS
3 148 (48.05%) Java
4 137 (44.48%) Linux
5 130 (42.21%) TCP/IP
6 115 (37.34%) DevOps
7 112 (36.36%) Configuration Management
8 108 (35.06%) SSL
9 104 (33.77%) DHCP
10 98 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
11 97 (31.49%) IPsec
12 96 (31.17%) Open Source
12 96 (31.17%) Jenkins
13 91 (29.55%) Puppet
14 88 (28.57%) Microservices
15 82 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
16 78 (25.32%) Travis CI
17 73 (23.70%) Relational Database
18 67 (21.75%) Microsoft
18 67 (21.75%) SQL
19 65 (21.10%) Amazon AWS
20 63 (20.45%) OO
20 63 (20.45%) MongoDB
21 62 (20.13%) MySQL
22 61 (19.81%) OOP
23 57 (18.51%) NoSQL
24 54 (17.53%) Finance
24 54 (17.53%) Test Automation
25 52 (16.88%) VMware
25 52 (16.88%) .NET

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 44 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 43 (13.96%) Apache
3 35 (11.36%) IIS
4 34 (11.04%) Jetty
5 32 (10.39%) Tomcat
6 31 (10.06%) nginx
7 30 (9.74%) Mongrel
8 21 (6.82%) Confluence
9 15 (4.87%) WebLogic
10 14 (4.55%) GlassFish
10 14 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (3.25%) JCAPS
12 8 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (2.60%) MS Exchange
13 6 (1.95%) Apache Spark
14 4 (1.30%) ColdFusion
14 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.97%) WordPress
16 2 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 12 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.32%) Notepad++
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.32%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle FAH
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.10%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (14.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 31 (10.06%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (10.06%) Google App Engine
5 18 (5.84%) PaaS
6 16 (5.19%) Serverless
7 13 (4.22%) Azure Functions
8 12 (3.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 12 (3.90%) Office 365
9 9 (2.92%) GitHub
10 7 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.95%) Boomi
12 5 (1.62%) Force.com
12 5 (1.62%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.30%) Datadog
14 3 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 168 (54.55%) HTTP
2 164 (53.25%) DNS
3 130 (42.21%) TCP/IP
4 108 (35.06%) SSL
5 104 (33.77%) DHCP
6 97 (31.49%) IPsec
7 39 (12.66%) SMTP
8 31 (10.06%) VPN
9 30 (9.74%) Firewall
10 22 (7.14%) SSH
11 15 (4.87%) LAN
11 15 (4.87%) WAN
12 14 (4.55%) DMZ
13 13 (4.22%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (4.22%) SNMP
14 12 (3.90%) HTTPS
15 10 (3.25%) Cisco PIX
16 9 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
17 8 (2.60%) NAS
18 6 (1.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (23.70%) Relational Database
2 63 (20.45%) MongoDB
3 62 (20.13%) MySQL
4 57 (18.51%) NoSQL
5 52 (16.88%) RDBMS
6 45 (14.61%) SQL Server
7 18 (5.84%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (4.22%) Cosmos DB
9 10 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.62%) DB2
11 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.65%) Big Data
13 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
14 1 (0.32%) Power BI
14 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 96 (31.17%) Jenkins
2 78 (25.32%) Travis CI
3 47 (15.26%) Git (software)
4 32 (10.39%) Maven
5 23 (7.47%) Ant
6 20 (6.49%) Gradle
7 19 (6.17%) gulp
7 19 (6.17%) JUnit
8 17 (5.52%) JIRA
9 16 (5.19%) GitLab
10 14 (4.55%) Gatling
10 14 (4.55%) Geb
10 14 (4.55%) Spock
10 14 (4.55%) Subversion
11 8 (2.60%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.95%) Mockito
13 5 (1.62%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.62%) SoapUI
14 4 (1.30%) GoCD
14 4 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 54 (17.53%) Finance
2 30 (9.74%) Banking
3 11 (3.57%) Back Office
3 11 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.27%) Retail
5 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.62%) Wholesale Banking
6 4 (1.30%) Law
7 3 (0.97%) Electronics
7 3 (0.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.65%) Advertising
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (26.95%) Developer
2 75 (24.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (12.66%) Analyst
3 39 (12.66%) Java Developer
4 20 (6.49%) Integration Developer
5 16 (5.19%) Consultant
6 15 (4.87%) Network Engineer
7 14 (4.55%) Architect
8 13 (4.22%) Administrator
9 12 (3.90%) Senior DevOps
10 11 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
11 9 (2.92%) Analyst Developer
12 8 (2.60%) AWS DevOps
12 8 (2.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.60%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 8 (2.60%) Service Analyst
12 8 (2.60%) SQL Developer
12 8 (2.60%) Technical Leader
13 7 (2.27%) Agile Developer
13 7 (2.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.88%) .NET
2 44 (14.29%) REST
2 44 (14.29%) SOAP
3 41 (13.31%) Spring
4 40 (12.99%) XML
5 36 (11.69%) J2EE
6 35 (11.36%) Web Services
7 31 (10.06%) HTML
7 31 (10.06%) Servlets
8 26 (8.44%) CSS
9 24 (7.79%) AngularJS
9 24 (7.79%) HTML5
9 24 (7.79%) JSON
9 24 (7.79%) Middleware
10 23 (7.47%) JDBC
10 23 (7.47%) Spring Boot
11 20 (6.49%) Dropwizard
11 20 (6.49%) JMS
12 19 (6.17%) Kafka
13 17 (5.52%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.62%) e-Learning
4 5 (1.62%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.30%) iPhone
5 4 (1.30%) PKI
5 4 (1.30%) Replication
6 3 (0.97%) CESG
6 3 (0.97%) Clustering
6 3 (0.97%) iSeries
6 3 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.65%) iPad
7 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.65%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.65%) User Experience
7 2 (0.65%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 137 (44.48%) Linux
2 46 (14.94%) Windows
3 18 (5.84%) Windows Server
4 16 (5.19%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.90%) Unix
6 11 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.25%) Android
8 9 (2.92%) Windows 7
9 7 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 7 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.62%) AIX
11 5 (1.62%) Solaris
11 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.30%) CentOS
12 4 (1.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.30%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.30%) Windows NT
13 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (37.34%) DevOps
2 112 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 98 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 96 (31.17%) Open Source
5 88 (28.57%) Microservices
6 82 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (20.45%) OO
8 61 (19.81%) OOP
9 54 (17.53%) Test Automation
10 48 (15.58%) Target Operating Model
11 47 (15.26%) Thought Leadership
12 40 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
13 23 (7.47%) TDD
14 22 (7.14%) OWASP
15 21 (6.82%) BDD
16 20 (6.49%) Domain-Driven Design
17 19 (6.17%) Software Engineering
18 16 (5.19%) ITIL
18 16 (5.19%) SDLC
19 15 (4.87%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (48.05%) Java
2 67 (21.75%) SQL
3 45 (14.61%) JavaScript
4 31 (10.06%) PowerShell
5 30 (9.74%) C#
6 27 (8.77%) Python
7 23 (7.47%) Java 8
8 22 (7.14%) TypeScript
9 17 (5.52%) Shell Script
10 16 (5.19%) ES6
11 13 (4.22%) XPath
12 11 (3.57%) Bash Shell
13 10 (3.25%) PHP
13 10 (3.25%) Ruby
14 9 (2.92%) Perl
15 8 (2.60%) T-SQL
16 7 (2.27%) ActionScript
16 7 (2.27%) ActionScript 2.0
16 7 (2.27%) Groovy
17 6 (1.95%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (12.34%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.17%) Degree
4 12 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.62%) CCIE
6 5 (1.62%) CCNP
6 5 (1.62%) OCPJP
6 5 (1.62%) Sun Certification
7 4 (1.30%) CISSP
7 4 (1.30%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.97%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.65%) CCNA
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.32%) CCSP
10 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.32%) ISEB
10 1 (0.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.95%) NCSC
1 6 (1.95%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.30%) GDPR
4 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.65%) COBIT
5 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.65%) RMADS
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) CESG Infosec
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS
6 1 (0.32%) NIST
6 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (16.23%) Docker
1 50 (16.23%) Virtual Machines
2 48 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (9.74%) Xen
4 25 (8.12%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.62%) vSphere
7 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.65%) RACF
7 2 (0.65%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.65%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.32%) Firmware
8 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.32%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.32%) Snort
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 91 (29.55%) Puppet
2 48 (15.58%) Opscode Chef
3 44 (14.29%) Terraform
4 37 (12.01%) Kubernetes
5 27 (8.77%) Ansible
6 16 (5.19%) Docker Swarm
7 9 (2.92%) Control-M
7 9 (2.92%) vCenter Server
8 7 (2.27%) Salt
9 6 (1.95%) Nagios
10 4 (1.30%) Graphite
10 4 (1.30%) Kibana
10 4 (1.30%) logstash
10 4 (1.30%) StatsD
11 3 (0.97%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.97%) Prometheus
11 3 (0.97%) ZABBIX
12 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
12 2 (0.65%) SCCM
12 2 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (21.75%) Microsoft
2 52 (16.88%) VMware
3 42 (13.64%) Google
4 39 (12.66%) Oracle
5 28 (9.09%) Cisco
6 15 (4.87%) CheckPoint
7 14 (4.55%) IBM
7 14 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (3.90%) ServiceNow
9 10 (3.25%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.25%) Trustwave
10 9 (2.92%) Citrix
10 9 (2.92%) Clearswift
11 7 (2.27%) MuleSoft
11 7 (2.27%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.95%) Dell
13 5 (1.62%) BMC
13 5 (1.62%) HP
13 5 (1.62%) Sun
14 4 (1.30%) CA