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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
UK
Rank 454 445 483
Rank change year-on-year -9 +38  
Contract jobs citing FTP 129 203 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 2.58% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 112 103
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +38.46% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

FTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing FTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTP in the UK

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing FTP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in the UK

FTP
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 112 £450 +12.50% 40
London +9 47 £450 +9.09% 14
South East -28 26 £475 +43.39% 6
North West +31 13 £375 -0.13% 3
Manchester +14 10 £375 -0.13% 1
Surrey +4 10 £475 +11.76%
West Yorkshire +16 7 £440 +60.00% 5
Yorkshire +9 7 £440 -7.36% 5
South West +9 6 £550 - 3
City of London +1 6 £326 -33.23% 3
Hampshire -13 6 £450 +44.00% 2
Edinburgh +21 5 £440 +51.72%
Scotland +6 5 £440 +60.00%
Oxford -4 5 £500 +110.52%
Oxfordshire -7 5 £500 +110.52%
Devon - 5 £550 -
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
Bradford +4 4 £450 +63.63% 3
North East -6 4 £269 - 2
Salford - 4 £550 -
Cardiff +23 3 £425 +30.76%
South Wales +16 3 £425 +30.76%
Wales +11 3 £425 +30.76%
Canary Wharf -1 3 £400 -36.00%
Tyne and Wear -10 3 £263 - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £480 -
Halifax - 3 £440 -
Berkshire +21 2 £310 -38.91% 4
West Midlands +13 2 £425 -4.76% 5
Birmingham +3 2 £425 -6.59% 1

FTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 102 (39.53%) Linux
2 87 (33.72%) Windows
3 85 (32.95%) DNS
4 84 (32.56%) Unix
5 77 (29.84%) Finance
6 75 (29.07%) HTTP
7 73 (28.29%) TCP/IP
8 66 (25.58%) Microsoft
9 61 (23.64%) IBM
10 58 (22.48%) Java
11 54 (20.93%) SSL
12 53 (20.54%) DHCP
13 51 (19.77%) VMware
14 45 (17.44%) Firewall
14 45 (17.44%) SQL
15 44 (17.05%) Oracle
15 44 (17.05%) IIS
15 44 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (15.89%) Configuration Management
17 40 (15.50%) IPsec
18 39 (15.12%) WebSphere
18 39 (15.12%) SQL Server
19 38 (14.73%) SSH
19 38 (14.73%) Puppet
20 37 (14.34%) Middleware
21 36 (13.95%) DevOps
22 35 (13.57%) Apache
23 33 (12.79%) .NET
23 33 (12.79%) Jenkins
23 33 (12.79%) Amazon AWS

FTP
Top Related 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 (17.05%) IIS
2 39 (15.12%) WebSphere
3 35 (13.57%) Apache
4 32 (12.40%) Tomcat
5 25 (9.69%) Jetty
5 25 (9.69%) Mongrel
5 25 (9.69%) nginx
6 12 (4.65%) JBoss
7 9 (3.49%) MS Exchange
8 7 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (2.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (2.71%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.94%) SAS
10 5 (1.94%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.55%) CMS
11 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.55%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.16%) Mule
Applications
1 23 (8.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.55%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.16%) Exstream
4 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.39%) HFM
5 1 (0.39%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.39%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 33 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (9.69%) Amazon EC2
2 25 (9.69%) Google App Engine
2 25 (9.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 14 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.65%) Boomi
5 4 (1.55%) iPaaS
6 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
7 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.78%) PaaS
7 2 (0.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.39%) Office 365
8 1 (0.39%) Route 53
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (32.95%) DNS
2 75 (29.07%) HTTP
3 73 (28.29%) TCP/IP
4 54 (20.93%) SSL
5 53 (20.54%) DHCP
6 45 (17.44%) Firewall
7 40 (15.50%) IPsec
8 38 (14.73%) SSH
9 31 (12.02%) SMTP
10 26 (10.08%) Internet
10 26 (10.08%) SAN
11 23 (8.91%) NAS
11 23 (8.91%) VPN
12 22 (8.53%) SNMP
13 20 (7.75%) BGP
13 20 (7.75%) OSPF
14 19 (7.36%) WAN
15 17 (6.59%) HTTPS
15 17 (6.59%) MPLS
16 15 (5.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.65%) MySQL
5 11 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 9 (3.49%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.10%) Big Data
7 8 (3.10%) NoSQL
7 8 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (2.71%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.33%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.94%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.94%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.55%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.55%) DB2
11 4 (1.55%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 33 (12.79%) Jenkins
2 29 (11.24%) Travis CI
3 10 (3.88%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.10%) Subversion
5 6 (2.33%) Ant
6 5 (1.94%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.94%) Maven
6 5 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.94%) SoapUI
6 5 (1.94%) StarTeam
7 4 (1.55%) Checkstyle
7 4 (1.55%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.55%) JUnit
7 4 (1.55%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (1.55%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.55%) XMLUnit
8 2 (0.78%) JIRA
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.39%) Selenium
General
1 77 (29.84%) Finance
2 25 (9.69%) Banking
3 21 (8.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.10%) Law
4 8 (3.10%) Legal
5 6 (2.33%) Billing
5 6 (2.33%) Electronics
6 5 (1.94%) Retail
7 4 (1.55%) Front Office
7 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.55%) Marketing
8 3 (1.16%) Advertising
9 2 (0.78%) Back Office
9 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.78%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 48 (18.60%) Developer
2 22 (8.53%) Administrator
2 22 (8.53%) Consultant
3 15 (5.81%) Architect
3 15 (5.81%) Unix Administrator
4 13 (5.04%) Network Engineer
4 13 (5.04%) Storage Administrator
4 13 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
5 11 (4.26%) Analyst
5 11 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (3.49%) Data Engineer
6 9 (3.49%) ETL Developer
6 9 (3.49%) SAN Administrator
6 9 (3.49%) SAN Storage Administrator
7 8 (3.10%) Solaris Administrator
8 7 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (2.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 7 (2.71%) Support Engineer
8 7 (2.71%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.34%) Middleware
2 33 (12.79%) .NET
3 31 (12.02%) J2EE
4 27 (10.47%) Web Services
5 25 (9.69%) Servlets
6 23 (8.91%) ISPF
7 19 (7.36%) JMS
7 19 (7.36%) XML
8 17 (6.59%) JDBC
9 16 (6.20%) SOAP
10 13 (5.04%) REST
11 9 (3.49%) RESTful
12 7 (2.71%) HTML
12 7 (2.71%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (2.33%) EDIFACT
13 6 (2.33%) IBM Integration Bus
14 5 (1.94%) Apache Camel
14 5 (1.94%) Hibernate
14 5 (1.94%) ODBC
14 5 (1.94%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.75%) iSeries
3 19 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.36%) Mainframe
3 19 (7.36%) Tandem
4 16 (6.20%) Enterprise Storage
5 13 (5.04%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.88%) IPTV
6 10 (3.88%) Over-the-Top Content
6 10 (3.88%) Video on Demand
7 9 (3.49%) Clustering
7 9 (3.49%) Replication
8 8 (3.10%) EMC VNX
8 8 (3.10%) STB
9 6 (2.33%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.94%) EFT
11 4 (1.55%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.55%) DataPower
11 4 (1.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 102 (39.53%) Linux
2 87 (33.72%) Windows
3 84 (32.56%) Unix
4 27 (10.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (8.53%) zOS
6 20 (7.75%) Solaris
7 19 (7.36%) Windows Server
8 15 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (4.26%) AIX
11 9 (3.49%) Android
12 8 (3.10%) HPUX
13 7 (2.71%) SUSE
14 6 (2.33%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.94%) CentOS
16 4 (1.55%) Windows XP
17 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
17 3 (1.16%) MVS
17 3 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.89%) Configuration Management
2 36 (13.95%) DevOps
3 30 (11.63%) Open Source
4 29 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (9.69%) High Availability
6 24 (9.30%) Service Delivery
7 22 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (7.75%) Load Balancing
9 19 (7.36%) B2B
9 19 (7.36%) SOA
10 18 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (6.98%) ITIL
11 16 (6.20%) ETL
12 14 (5.43%) Service Management
13 13 (5.04%) Incident Management
13 13 (5.04%) Network Architecture
14 12 (4.65%) Change Management
14 12 (4.65%) OO
15 11 (4.26%) OOP
16 10 (3.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (22.48%) Java
2 45 (17.44%) SQL
3 27 (10.47%) JCL
4 18 (6.98%) Perl
5 17 (6.59%) PowerShell
6 15 (5.81%) Shell Script
6 15 (5.81%) T-SQL
7 13 (5.04%) C
8 12 (4.65%) Python
9 9 (3.49%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.71%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.33%) ActionScript
11 6 (2.33%) ActionScript 2.0
11 6 (2.33%) ActionScript 3.0
11 6 (2.33%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.94%) C#
12 5 (1.94%) XPath
13 4 (1.55%) PHP
13 4 (1.55%) VB
14 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (8.91%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.59%) CCNP
4 16 (6.20%) CCNA
5 10 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.49%) JNCIA
7 8 (3.10%) CCIP
7 8 (3.10%) Degree
8 7 (2.71%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.33%) CISSP
10 5 (1.94%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.94%) CCIE
10 5 (1.94%) CEH
10 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.55%) MCSE
11 4 (1.55%) RHCT
12 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.16%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.59%) QA
2 10 (3.88%) SLA
3 3 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.78%) IFRS
4 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.39%) RMADS
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (17.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (9.30%) Time Sharing Option
2 24 (9.30%) Xen
3 20 (7.75%) NFS
4 18 (6.98%) Active Directory
5 16 (6.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 14 (5.43%) Veritas File System
7 11 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.33%) Hyper-V
9 6 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.55%) Firmware
10 4 (1.55%) HDFS
11 3 (1.16%) Samba
11 3 (1.16%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.16%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.16%) vSphere
12 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (14.73%) Puppet
2 22 (8.53%) Nagios
3 14 (5.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 13 (5.04%) NetBackup
4 13 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.26%) EMC Navisphere
6 8 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (2.71%) SCCM
8 6 (2.33%) Ansible
9 5 (1.94%) Terraform
9 5 (1.94%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.94%) Tivoli NetView
9 5 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.55%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (1.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (1.16%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.16%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.16%) Mesos
11 3 (1.16%) Rundeck
11 3 (1.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 66 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 61 (23.64%) IBM
3 51 (19.77%) VMware
4 44 (17.05%) Oracle
5 31 (12.02%) Cisco
6 29 (11.24%) Red Hat
7 27 (10.47%) Google
8 25 (9.69%) Axway
9 23 (8.91%) Veritas
10 21 (8.14%) HP
11 20 (7.75%) SAP
12 19 (7.36%) IBM Sterling
12 19 (7.36%) Sun
13 17 (6.59%) NetApp
14 15 (5.81%) Brocade
14 15 (5.81%) EMC
15 13 (5.04%) Dell
16 11 (4.26%) Symantec
17 10 (3.88%) CA
18 9 (3.49%) Juniper
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