Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 636 602
Rank change year-on-year +34 -34 -132
Contract jobs citing FTP 282 253 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 1.88% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 154 182
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.74% +3.44%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £649 £585 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £415 £401
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.62% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £33.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -43.38% +55.89%
10th Percentile £11.88 £13.04 £19.38
90th Percentile £27.30 £40.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.41 £33.56
% change year-on-year +6.67% -51.11% +41.28%

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 12,763 13,457 14,593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.42% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,684 8,316 8,864
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 678 754
UK median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.08 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% -16.67% +7.12%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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 +42 267 £512 +17.03% 61
London +33 145 £538 - 23
UK excluding London -5 129 £438 +5.42% 39
North of England -1 51 £500 +14.29% 8
East of England +36 37 £475 - 3
Yorkshire +7 26 £488 +8.33% 3
North West -9 23 £512 +17.03% 5
South East -25 23 £375 +11.11% 7
Scotland -15 6 £375 -21.05%
South West -31 6 £488 +8.33% 14
West Midlands -20 3 £425 - 4
Midlands -22 3 £425 +13.33% 6
North East -10 2 £560 +103.64%
Wales - 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +17 1 £413 -1.79%

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 176 (62.41%) HTTP
2 171 (60.64%) DNS
3 145 (51.42%) Java
4 144 (51.06%) Linux
5 143 (50.71%) TCP/IP
6 133 (47.16%) SSL
7 131 (46.45%) DHCP
8 107 (37.94%) Configuration Management
9 103 (36.52%) IPsec
10 100 (35.46%) Jenkins
11 94 (33.33%) Puppet
12 93 (32.98%) DevOps
13 88 (31.21%) Continuous Integration
14 87 (30.85%) Amazon AWS
15 84 (29.79%) Open Source
16 82 (29.08%) Microsoft
17 81 (28.72%) Travis CI
18 70 (24.82%) VMware
19 65 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
19 65 (23.05%) Microservices
20 63 (22.34%) .NET
21 60 (21.28%) MongoDB
22 59 (20.92%) IIS
23 58 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
24 57 (20.21%) Google
24 57 (20.21%) Apache
24 57 (20.21%) Google Cloud Platform
25 55 (19.50%) Tomcat
25 55 (19.50%) WebSphere
26 54 (19.15%) nginx

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 59 (20.92%) IIS
2 57 (20.21%) Apache
3 55 (19.50%) Tomcat
3 55 (19.50%) WebSphere
4 54 (19.15%) nginx
5 51 (18.09%) Jetty
5 51 (18.09%) Mongrel
6 23 (8.16%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (4.61%) Apache Spark
8 10 (3.55%) CMS
9 7 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (2.13%) WebLogic
10 6 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.42%) Confluence
11 4 (1.42%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.42%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.06%) GlassFish
12 3 (1.06%) Mule
12 3 (1.06%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.35%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.35%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 87 (30.85%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (20.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 52 (18.44%) Amazon EC2
3 52 (18.44%) Google App Engine
4 25 (8.87%) Heroku
5 19 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (4.96%) OpenShift
8 11 (3.90%) Office 365
9 5 (1.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.42%) IaaS
11 3 (1.06%) npm
11 3 (1.06%) SaaS
12 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.35%) GitHub
13 1 (0.35%) Oracle CX
13 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (62.41%) HTTP
2 171 (60.64%) DNS
3 143 (50.71%) TCP/IP
4 133 (47.16%) SSL
5 131 (46.45%) DHCP
6 103 (36.52%) IPsec
7 34 (12.06%) SMTP
8 29 (10.28%) VPN
9 28 (9.93%) SSH
10 26 (9.22%) Firewall
11 23 (8.16%) HTTPS
11 23 (8.16%) Internet
12 21 (7.45%) WAN
13 20 (7.09%) LAN
14 12 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (4.26%) OSPF
15 11 (3.90%) Wireless
16 10 (3.55%) SNMP
16 10 (3.55%) VoIP
16 10 (3.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (21.28%) MongoDB
2 42 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 34 (12.06%) MySQL
3 34 (12.06%) RDBMS
4 32 (11.35%) NoSQL
5 28 (9.93%) SQL Server
6 13 (4.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (4.61%) Big Data
6 13 (4.61%) Hadoop
6 13 (4.61%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (3.19%) DB2
9 7 (2.48%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (1.77%) Power BI
11 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.71%) KDB
13 2 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 100 (35.46%) Jenkins
2 81 (28.72%) Travis CI
3 51 (18.09%) Git (software)
4 36 (12.77%) gulp
5 28 (9.93%) Gradle
6 26 (9.22%) GitLab
7 11 (3.90%) Gatling
7 11 (3.90%) Geb
7 11 (3.90%) Maven
7 11 (3.90%) Spock
8 10 (3.55%) JIRA
9 9 (3.19%) Ant
10 8 (2.84%) Subversion
11 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (2.13%) JUnit
13 5 (1.77%) Checkstyle
14 4 (1.42%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.42%) Bower
14 4 (1.42%) Grunt
15 3 (1.06%) SonarQube
General
1 39 (13.83%) Finance
2 18 (6.38%) Banking
3 10 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.77%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Law
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (24.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 67 (23.76%) Developer
3 36 (12.77%) Analyst
4 31 (10.99%) Java Developer
5 16 (5.67%) Consultant
6 15 (5.32%) Network Engineer
7 13 (4.61%) Senior Developer
7 13 (4.61%) Technical Leader
8 12 (4.26%) Agile Developer
8 12 (4.26%) Agile Java Developer
8 12 (4.26%) Architect
9 11 (3.90%) Administrator
9 11 (3.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 11 (3.90%) Service Analyst
10 10 (3.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 10 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.19%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.19%) Lead Java Developer
11 9 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
11 9 (3.19%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (22.34%) .NET
2 51 (18.09%) Servlets
3 50 (17.73%) J2EE
4 46 (16.31%) HTML
5 39 (13.83%) Spring
6 38 (13.48%) CSS
7 36 (12.77%) AngularJS
8 33 (11.70%) Spring Boot
9 31 (10.99%) SOAP
10 28 (9.93%) OAuth
10 28 (9.93%) OAuth2
11 27 (9.57%) REST
12 25 (8.87%) Dropwizard
12 25 (8.87%) Ember.js
12 25 (8.87%) Guice
12 25 (8.87%) HTML5
12 25 (8.87%) Ratpack
13 20 (7.09%) XML
14 19 (6.74%) Web Services
15 16 (5.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.32%) PKI
3 11 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.13%) Media Streaming
7 5 (1.77%) AS400
7 5 (1.77%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.77%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) iPhone
8 3 (1.06%) iSeries
8 3 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.71%) Clustering
9 2 (0.71%) SCADA
9 2 (0.71%) VSAM
10 1 (0.35%) CESG
10 1 (0.35%) EFT
10 1 (0.35%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 144 (51.06%) Linux
2 48 (17.02%) Windows
3 23 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.32%) Unix
5 14 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.48%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.13%) CentOS
8 6 (2.13%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.77%) zOS
10 4 (1.42%) Android
11 2 (0.71%) AIX
11 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.71%) HPUX
11 2 (0.71%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.71%) Solaris
11 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.35%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (37.94%) Configuration Management
2 93 (32.98%) DevOps
3 88 (31.21%) Continuous Integration
4 84 (29.79%) Open Source
5 65 (23.05%) Microservices
6 58 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (15.96%) Test Automation
8 39 (13.83%) Target Operating Model
9 34 (12.06%) OO
10 33 (11.70%) Thought Leadership
11 31 (10.99%) OWASP
11 31 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (10.64%) OOP
13 29 (10.28%) Unit Testing
14 25 (8.87%) Domain-Driven Design
15 23 (8.16%) TDD
16 22 (7.80%) ITIL
17 18 (6.38%) Software Engineering
18 17 (6.03%) Migration
18 17 (6.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (51.42%) Java
2 51 (18.09%) JavaScript
3 39 (13.83%) SQL
4 25 (8.87%) ES6
4 25 (8.87%) Java 8
4 25 (8.87%) TypeScript
5 21 (7.45%) Python
6 17 (6.03%) Shell Script
7 15 (5.32%) Ruby
8 14 (4.96%) C
8 14 (4.96%) T-SQL
9 13 (4.61%) C++
9 13 (4.61%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.26%) C#
11 11 (3.90%) Perl
12 10 (3.55%) XPath
13 8 (2.84%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.84%) PL/SQL
14 6 (2.13%) Embedded C
14 6 (2.13%) RPG
Qualifications
1 23 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.96%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 13 (4.61%) CCNP
5 11 (3.90%) Degree
6 6 (2.13%) CCNA
7 4 (1.42%) SANS
8 3 (1.06%) ISEB
8 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.06%) PMP
9 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.71%) HP APS
9 2 (0.71%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.71%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CCSE
10 1 (0.35%) CEH
10 1 (0.35%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.19%) WCAG
2 8 (2.84%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.13%) HIPAA
3 6 (2.13%) QA
3 6 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.06%) GDPR
5 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.06%) SLA
6 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.35%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.35%) IFRS
System Software
1 65 (23.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (18.09%) Xen
3 44 (15.60%) Active Directory
4 42 (14.89%) Docker
5 30 (10.64%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.77%) vSphere
8 3 (1.06%) Squid
8 3 (1.06%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.06%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.71%) RACF
10 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.35%) NFS
10 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 94 (33.33%) Puppet
2 47 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (9.57%) Kubernetes
4 25 (8.87%) Docker Swarm
5 17 (6.03%) Ansible
6 11 (3.90%) Terraform
7 9 (3.19%) Control-M
8 6 (2.13%) Nagios
8 6 (2.13%) Salt
9 3 (1.06%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.06%) SCCM
9 3 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.71%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 2 (0.71%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.71%) WSUS
11 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.35%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.35%) Nessus
11 1 (0.35%) QRadar
Vendors
1 82 (29.08%) Microsoft
2 70 (24.82%) VMware
3 57 (20.21%) Google
4 34 (12.06%) Oracle
5 24 (8.51%) Cisco
6 12 (4.26%) CA
7 11 (3.90%) Citrix
7 11 (3.90%) IBM
8 8 (2.84%) Meraki
8 8 (2.84%) ServiceNow
9 7 (2.48%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.48%) Informatica
9 7 (2.48%) Juniper
10 6 (2.13%) HP
10 6 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.13%) SAP
11 5 (1.77%) Alteryx
11 5 (1.77%) Axway
11 5 (1.77%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.77%) Sybase