Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 647 580 494
Rank change year-on-year -67 -86 -5
Contract jobs citing FTP 241 323 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 1.98% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 202 268
UK median daily rate £425 £411 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% - +9.67%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £279
90th Percentile £575 £548 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.06% -5.82% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 25
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £33.56 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.38% +55.89% +6.30%
10th Percentile £13.04 £19.38 £13.05
90th Percentile £40.00 £38.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 £33.56 £23.06
% change year-on-year -51.11% +45.50% +13.89%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -65 212 £425 +3.03% 19
UK excluding London -51 121 £413 +3.06% 18
London -11 106 £513 +24.24% 2
South East -31 46 £350 -12.50% 6
North of England +23 25 £419 -9.95% 3
North West +16 17 £425 +3.34% 2
Midlands +22 13 £375 +21.95% 4
Scotland -4 12 £475 +58.33%
South West +3 11 £475 +35.71% 2
West Midlands +38 9 £425 +51.79% 2
East of England -42 8 £470 +13.25% 2
Northern Ireland -33 6 £420 -
North East +53 5 £275 -39.43%
East Midlands -15 4 £338 -10.06% 1
Yorkshire -2 3 £388 -22.50% 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 83 (34.44%) Java
2 82 (34.02%) HTTP
3 79 (32.78%) Linux
4 78 (32.37%) TCP/IP
5 73 (30.29%) DNS
6 71 (29.46%) SQL
7 61 (25.31%) SSL
8 57 (23.65%) Finance
9 56 (23.24%) Windows
10 55 (22.82%) Web Services
11 50 (20.75%) Microsoft
11 50 (20.75%) VPN
12 48 (19.92%) Firewall
12 48 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
13 47 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (17.84%) VMware
14 43 (17.84%) DHCP
15 42 (17.43%) IPsec
16 41 (17.01%) .NET
17 40 (16.60%) Apache
17 40 (16.60%) SMTP
17 40 (16.60%) Puppet
18 37 (15.35%) Unix
19 36 (14.94%) Configuration Management
19 36 (14.94%) DevOps
20 34 (14.11%) Jenkins
21 33 (13.69%) WebSphere
22 32 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
22 32 (13.28%) XML
22 32 (13.28%) IIS

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 40 (16.60%) Apache
2 33 (13.69%) WebSphere
3 32 (13.28%) IIS
4 23 (9.54%) nginx
5 21 (8.71%) Tomcat
6 20 (8.30%) JBoss
7 18 (7.47%) Jetty
7 18 (7.47%) Mongrel
8 10 (4.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (4.15%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.66%) CMS
9 4 (1.66%) MQSeries
9 4 (1.66%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.66%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.24%) SAS
11 2 (0.83%) Confluence
11 2 (0.83%) Drupal
11 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.83%) LiveLink
11 2 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.32%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (2.90%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 48 (19.92%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (10.37%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (8.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 20 (8.30%) Google App Engine
5 14 (5.81%) OpenShift
6 13 (5.39%) Amazon S3
7 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (3.73%) Route 53
8 9 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 7 (2.90%) Boomi
9 7 (2.90%) Heroku
10 5 (2.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (1.66%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (1.66%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (1.66%) GitHub
11 4 (1.66%) Office 365
11 4 (1.66%) Serverless
12 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 82 (34.02%) HTTP
2 78 (32.37%) TCP/IP
3 73 (30.29%) DNS
4 61 (25.31%) SSL
5 50 (20.75%) VPN
6 48 (19.92%) Firewall
7 43 (17.84%) DHCP
8 42 (17.43%) IPsec
9 40 (16.60%) SMTP
10 28 (11.62%) Internet
11 24 (9.96%) LDAP
11 24 (9.96%) SSH
11 24 (9.96%) WAN
12 19 (7.88%) Network Security
13 18 (7.47%) MPLS
14 16 (6.64%) HTTPS
15 14 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (5.39%) BGP
16 13 (5.39%) LAN
17 11 (4.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.64%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.98%) DB2
5 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.90%) MySQL
6 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.49%) DB2 UDB
7 6 (2.49%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.49%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.66%) Informix
9 3 (1.24%) DataStage
9 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.24%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.83%) EDMS
10 2 (0.83%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 34 (14.11%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.30%) JUnit
3 19 (7.88%) Eclipse
3 19 (7.88%) Subversion
4 18 (7.47%) Travis CI
5 16 (6.64%) Git (software)
6 14 (5.81%) Maven
7 13 (5.39%) Ant
7 13 (5.39%) Checkstyle
7 13 (5.39%) IntelliJ
7 13 (5.39%) SoapUI
7 13 (5.39%) XMLUnit
8 10 (4.15%) Grunt
9 9 (3.73%) Gradle
10 8 (3.32%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.90%) gulp
12 6 (2.49%) Bower
12 6 (2.49%) Jasmine
13 5 (2.07%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.66%) LoadRunner
General
1 57 (23.65%) Finance
2 23 (9.54%) Banking
3 14 (5.81%) Retail
3 14 (5.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.90%) Billing
4 7 (2.90%) Law
5 5 (2.07%) Marketing
6 4 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.83%) Front Office
7 2 (0.83%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (23.65%) Developer
2 30 (12.45%) Analyst
3 28 (11.62%) Consultant
4 22 (9.13%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.71%) Network Engineer
6 18 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (6.22%) Administrator
8 9 (3.73%) Architect
8 9 (3.73%) ETL Developer
9 8 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (3.32%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (2.90%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (2.90%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (2.07%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.07%) Integration Consultant
11 5 (2.07%) Integration Engineer
11 5 (2.07%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.07%) Storage Administrator
11 5 (2.07%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.82%) Web Services
2 41 (17.01%) .NET
3 32 (13.28%) XML
4 24 (9.96%) CSS
4 24 (9.96%) J2EE
5 23 (9.54%) JMS
6 22 (9.13%) HTML
7 19 (7.88%) Hibernate
7 19 (7.88%) RESTful
7 19 (7.88%) Servlets
7 19 (7.88%) SOAP
8 15 (6.22%) XSD
9 14 (5.81%) JDBC
10 13 (5.39%) Apache Camel
10 13 (5.39%) EDI
10 13 (5.39%) JavaBeans
10 13 (5.39%) jQuery
10 13 (5.39%) XSL
11 11 (4.56%) JSON
11 11 (4.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.13%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.47%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.56%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.15%) DataPower
5 10 (4.15%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.73%) Client/Server
7 8 (3.32%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.90%) SWIFT
9 6 (2.49%) iSeries
9 6 (2.49%) Mainframe
10 5 (2.07%) AS400
10 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.66%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.66%) iPad
11 4 (1.66%) PKI
12 3 (1.24%) Equities
12 3 (1.24%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.24%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 79 (32.78%) Linux
2 56 (23.24%) Windows
3 37 (15.35%) Unix
4 21 (8.71%) Windows Server
5 17 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.56%) Android
7 11 (4.56%) Apple iOS
8 10 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.32%) Solaris
10 5 (2.07%) CentOS
10 5 (2.07%) CoreOS
10 5 (2.07%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.24%) AIX
11 3 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.24%) zOS
12 2 (0.83%) SUSE
13 1 (0.41%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.50%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (14.94%) Configuration Management
2 36 (14.94%) DevOps
3 26 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (10.37%) Open Source
5 24 (9.96%) ITIL
6 22 (9.13%) Waterfall
7 21 (8.71%) Load Balancing
8 20 (8.30%) EAI
9 19 (7.88%) ETL
10 18 (7.47%) High Availability
11 16 (6.64%) B2B
11 16 (6.64%) Project Management
12 14 (5.81%) SOA
13 13 (5.39%) Code Coverage
13 13 (5.39%) Microservices
13 13 (5.39%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.39%) TDD
13 13 (5.39%) UML
13 13 (5.39%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 83 (34.44%) Java
2 71 (29.46%) SQL
3 29 (12.03%) JavaScript
4 27 (11.20%) Perl
5 23 (9.54%) Python
6 22 (9.13%) Bash Shell
7 18 (7.47%) T-SQL
8 15 (6.22%) PHP
8 15 (6.22%) PowerShell
9 14 (5.81%) XPath
10 13 (5.39%) C#
11 12 (4.98%) ActionScript
11 12 (4.98%) ActionScript 2.0
12 11 (4.56%) PL/SQL
13 10 (4.15%) C++
14 9 (3.73%) ActionScript 3.0
15 8 (3.32%) Groovy
15 8 (3.32%) VB.NET
16 7 (2.90%) Korn
16 7 (2.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (9.54%) Degree
2 15 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.66%) CCIE
6 4 (1.66%) CISSP
7 3 (1.24%) Siebel Certification
8 2 (0.83%) CCNA
8 2 (0.83%) CCNP
8 2 (0.83%) CISM
8 2 (0.83%) GSEC
8 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.83%) RHCE
9 1 (0.41%) CEH
9 1 (0.41%) GCFA
9 1 (0.41%) GCIA
9 1 (0.41%) GCIH
9 1 (0.41%) GIAC
9 1 (0.41%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.71%) QA
2 9 (3.73%) RosettaNet
3 5 (2.07%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.24%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) CESG Infosec
5 1 (0.41%) GCP
5 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (11.62%) Active Directory
3 20 (8.30%) Xen
4 15 (6.22%) Docker
5 13 (5.39%) NFS
6 9 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.32%) Hyper-V
7 8 (3.32%) Samba
8 7 (2.90%) Openswan
8 7 (2.90%) pfSense
8 7 (2.90%) Time Sharing Option
8 7 (2.90%) vSphere
9 6 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (2.07%) Squid
10 5 (2.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.07%) Veritas File System
11 4 (1.66%) iptables
11 4 (1.66%) Postfix
12 2 (0.83%) Firmware
12 2 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (16.60%) Puppet
2 18 (7.47%) Ansible
3 17 (7.05%) Terraform
4 7 (2.90%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.49%) Nagios
5 6 (2.49%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.07%) Control-M
6 5 (2.07%) Nessus
6 5 (2.07%) Nmap
6 5 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.07%) SCCM
6 5 (2.07%) SnapMirror
6 5 (2.07%) SnapVault
6 5 (2.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.66%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.66%) WSUS
8 3 (1.24%) OSSEC
9 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.83%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 43 (17.84%) VMware
3 31 (12.86%) Oracle
4 26 (10.79%) IBM
5 25 (10.37%) Cisco
6 24 (9.96%) CheckPoint
7 23 (9.54%) Google
8 19 (7.88%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.81%) F5
9 14 (5.81%) HP
10 12 (4.98%) Citrix
11 11 (4.56%) Brocade
11 11 (4.56%) Sybase
12 10 (4.15%) NetApp
12 10 (4.15%) Solace
13 9 (3.73%) webMethods
14 8 (3.32%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 7 (2.90%) Dell
15 7 (2.90%) Juniper