Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 606 572 476
Rank change year-on-year -34 -96 -3
Contract jobs citing FTP 276 278 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.07% 1.95% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 173 271
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £238
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £380
% change year-on-year - +11.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 22
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.56 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% +54.70% -27.40%
10th Percentile £13.21 £19.38 £10.23
90th Percentile £40.00 £38.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.56 £25.13
% change year-on-year +4.31% +33.55% -15.90%

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 13,354 14,277 14,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 14.87% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,240 8,698 8,726
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 762 812
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -8.56% -2.27% -

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -12 259 £500 +17.65% 66
London +26 137 £550 +22.22% 24
UK excluding London -47 132 £425 - 47
South East -41 50 £350 -17.65% 11
North of England +23 36 £431 -1.99% 7
North West +26 30 £425 -10.53% 3
Midlands +13 18 £375 - 11
West Midlands +16 13 £425 +30.77% 6
East of England -13 11 - - 11
Scotland -19 10 £475 +12.43% 1
North East +39 5 £388 -21.16% 1
East Midlands +7 5 £338 -15.63% 5
South West +1 5 £450 -18.11% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £404 - 1
Yorkshire -17 1 £450 +6.51% 3

For the 6 months to 21 February 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.

1 111 (40.22%) Java
2 106 (38.41%) Linux
3 101 (36.59%) HTTP
4 95 (34.42%) TCP/IP
5 84 (30.43%) DNS
5 84 (30.43%) SSL
6 73 (26.45%) SQL
7 70 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (23.19%) Web Services
9 62 (22.46%) Finance
10 61 (22.10%) SMTP
11 51 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
12 50 (18.12%) DevOps
13 48 (17.39%) Windows
13 48 (17.39%) Firewall
14 46 (16.67%) XML
14 46 (16.67%) Git (software)
14 46 (16.67%) Jenkins
15 44 (15.94%) .NET
15 44 (15.94%) SQL Server
16 43 (15.58%) JavaScript
16 43 (15.58%) HTML
16 43 (15.58%) Configuration Management
17 42 (15.22%) IPsec
17 42 (15.22%) CSS
17 42 (15.22%) DHCP
17 42 (15.22%) Microservices
17 42 (15.22%) Open Source
17 42 (15.22%) Puppet
18 40 (14.49%) VPN

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 36 (13.04%) Apache
2 25 (9.06%) IIS
3 23 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 17 (6.16%) Tomcat
5 16 (5.80%) JBoss
6 14 (5.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (4.35%) nginx
8 11 (3.99%) Jetty
8 11 (3.99%) Mongrel
9 10 (3.62%) WebLogic
10 7 (2.54%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (2.54%) Mule
10 7 (2.54%) Mule ESB
11 6 (2.17%) Confluence
12 5 (1.81%) CMS
13 4 (1.45%) MS Exchange
13 4 (1.45%) WebLogic Integration
14 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (1.09%) SAS
14 3 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (3.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.45%) Windchill
3 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.90%) Markit EDM
1 8 (2.90%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.45%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.09%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.72%) Movex
4 2 (0.72%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.36%) BPCS
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.52%) Heroku
3 14 (5.07%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (4.35%) Google App Engine
5 12 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (4.35%) OpenShift
6 11 (3.99%) Amazon S3
7 8 (2.90%) Boomi
8 7 (2.54%) IaaS
8 7 (2.54%) npm
9 5 (1.81%) Amazon Glacier
9 5 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.81%) Route 53
9 5 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (1.45%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 4 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.45%) GitHub
10 4 (1.45%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 101 (36.59%) HTTP
2 95 (34.42%) TCP/IP
3 84 (30.43%) DNS
3 84 (30.43%) SSL
4 61 (22.10%) SMTP
5 48 (17.39%) Firewall
6 42 (15.22%) DHCP
6 42 (15.22%) IPsec
7 40 (14.49%) VPN
8 33 (11.96%) Internet
9 29 (10.51%) SSH
10 21 (7.61%) WAN
11 16 (5.80%) VoIP
12 14 (5.07%) LAN
13 13 (4.71%) Network Security
14 11 (3.99%) HTTPS
14 11 (3.99%) SNMP
15 10 (3.62%) MPLS
15 10 (3.62%) OSPF
15 10 (3.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 27 (9.78%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (9.78%) Relational Database
4 19 (6.88%) MySQL
5 17 (6.16%) NoSQL
6 16 (5.80%) RDBMS
7 15 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.90%) DB2
11 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.45%) Informix
12 4 (1.45%) MS Access
13 3 (1.09%) DataStage
13 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.72%) EDMS
14 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.72%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 46 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 46 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 29 (10.51%) gulp
3 27 (9.78%) Gradle
4 25 (9.06%) Travis CI
5 21 (7.61%) JUnit
6 19 (6.88%) Maven
7 17 (6.16%) Gatling
7 17 (6.16%) Geb
7 17 (6.16%) GitLab
7 17 (6.16%) Spock
8 14 (5.07%) Grunt
8 14 (5.07%) Subversion
9 13 (4.71%) Eclipse
10 11 (3.99%) Ant
10 11 (3.99%) Checkstyle
10 11 (3.99%) IntelliJ
10 11 (3.99%) SoapUI
10 11 (3.99%) XMLUnit
11 10 (3.62%) SonarQube
General
1 62 (22.46%) Finance
2 26 (9.42%) Banking
3 13 (4.71%) Retail
4 10 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.90%) Marketing
6 7 (2.54%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.17%) Automotive
7 6 (2.17%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.81%) French Language
8 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.45%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.45%) Billing
9 4 (1.45%) German Language
9 4 (1.45%) Law
9 4 (1.45%) Military
10 3 (1.09%) Legal
11 2 (0.72%) Front Office
12 1 (0.36%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 85 (30.80%) Developer
2 34 (12.32%) Analyst
3 32 (11.59%) Java Developer
4 30 (10.87%) Consultant
5 20 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (6.16%) Administrator
6 17 (6.16%) Agile Developer
6 17 (6.16%) Agile Java Developer
7 11 (3.99%) AWS DevOps
7 11 (3.99%) Network Engineer
8 10 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.26%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (3.26%) ETL Developer
10 8 (2.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 8 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (2.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 8 (2.90%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (2.90%) Support Analyst
11 7 (2.54%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.54%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (23.19%) Web Services
2 46 (16.67%) XML
3 44 (15.94%) .NET
4 43 (15.58%) HTML
5 42 (15.22%) CSS
6 40 (14.49%) SOAP
7 25 (9.06%) OAuth2
8 23 (8.33%) REST
8 23 (8.33%) RESTful
9 21 (7.61%) AngularJS
9 21 (7.61%) Spring
10 20 (7.25%) HTML5
11 19 (6.88%) JDBC
12 18 (6.52%) Dropwizard
12 18 (6.52%) Guice
12 18 (6.52%) JMS
12 18 (6.52%) LDAP
12 18 (6.52%) Ratpack
13 17 (6.16%) Spring Boot
13 17 (6.16%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.99%) DataPower
6 8 (2.90%) CESG
7 7 (2.54%) Cyberattack
7 7 (2.54%) Mainframe
7 7 (2.54%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.17%) AS400
8 6 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.17%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.81%) iSeries
10 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.45%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.45%) PKI
11 3 (1.09%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 106 (38.41%) Linux
2 48 (17.39%) Windows
3 33 (11.96%) Unix
4 26 (9.42%) Windows Server
5 15 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (3.62%) Android
8 10 (3.62%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.90%) CentOS
10 6 (2.17%) Solaris
10 6 (2.17%) SUSE
11 4 (1.45%) AIX
11 4 (1.45%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (1.45%) HPUX
11 4 (1.45%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.09%) CatOS
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.72%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.36%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (18.12%) DevOps
3 43 (15.58%) Configuration Management
4 42 (15.22%) Microservices
4 42 (15.22%) Open Source
5 32 (11.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 31 (11.23%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.87%) OO
8 28 (10.14%) SOA
9 22 (7.97%) OOP
9 22 (7.97%) Software Engineering
9 22 (7.97%) TDD
10 21 (7.61%) SDLC
11 20 (7.25%) EAI
11 20 (7.25%) ITIL
11 20 (7.25%) Project Management
12 19 (6.88%) BDD
13 18 (6.52%) Domain-Driven Design
13 18 (6.52%) OWASP
13 18 (6.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 111 (40.22%) Java
2 73 (26.45%) SQL
3 43 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 31 (11.23%) Python
5 24 (8.70%) Perl
6 23 (8.33%) C#
6 23 (8.33%) Groovy
7 17 (6.16%) Bash Shell
7 17 (6.16%) ES6
7 17 (6.16%) Scala
7 17 (6.16%) T-SQL
7 17 (6.16%) TypeScript
8 15 (5.43%) PHP
8 15 (5.43%) PowerShell
8 15 (5.43%) XPath
9 12 (4.35%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.99%) ActionScript
10 11 (3.99%) ActionScript 2.0
11 10 (3.62%) ActionScript 3.0
12 9 (3.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (8.70%) Degree
2 22 (7.97%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.99%) CISSP
6 9 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (2.90%) GSEC
8 7 (2.54%) CCNA
8 7 (2.54%) GCED
8 7 (2.54%) GCFA
8 7 (2.54%) GCIA
8 7 (2.54%) GCIH
8 7 (2.54%) GIAC
8 7 (2.54%) GREM
9 6 (2.17%) CCNP
9 6 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.45%) CCSA
10 4 (1.45%) HNC
10 4 (1.45%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.16%) QA
2 10 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.62%) RosettaNet
3 8 (2.90%) CESG Infosec
3 8 (2.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (1.45%) SLA
5 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 38 (13.77%) Docker
2 31 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.42%) Active Directory
4 17 (6.16%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (4.71%) Xen
6 10 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.90%) vSphere
8 6 (2.17%) NFS
8 6 (2.17%) Samba
8 6 (2.17%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (1.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (1.81%) Veritas File System
9 5 (1.81%) VirtualBox
10 4 (1.45%) iptables
10 4 (1.45%) Postfix
10 4 (1.45%) Squid
11 3 (1.09%) pfSense
12 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.72%) XenApp
13 1 (0.36%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 42 (15.22%) Puppet
2 30 (10.87%) Ansible
3 25 (9.06%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.52%) Docker Swarm
5 17 (6.16%) Terraform
6 9 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
7 8 (2.90%) IBM BigFix
8 7 (2.54%) Cacti
8 7 (2.54%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.17%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.81%) Nagios
10 5 (1.81%) Nessus
10 5 (1.81%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.81%) SnapMirror
10 5 (1.81%) SnapVault
10 5 (1.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 4 (1.45%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.45%) Control-M
11 4 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 39 (14.13%) Microsoft
1 39 (14.13%) VMware
2 37 (13.41%) Oracle
3 27 (9.78%) IBM
4 22 (7.97%) Cisco
5 18 (6.52%) HP
6 17 (6.16%) CheckPoint
7 15 (5.43%) Google
8 13 (4.71%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.99%) SolarWinds
10 10 (3.62%) NetApp
10 10 (3.62%) webMethods
11 9 (3.26%) AppDynamics
11 9 (3.26%) MuleSoft
11 9 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (3.26%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.26%) Sybase
12 8 (2.90%) Dell
12 8 (2.90%) Solace
13 7 (2.54%) Qualys