Period
to 21 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 631 652 582
Rank change year-on-year +21 -70 -90
Contract jobs citing FTP 256 236 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 1.69% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 142 202
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.34% +0.30%
10th Percentile £240 £258 £263
90th Percentile £668 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.06% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £17.70 £33.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -47.24% +55.89%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.00 £19.38
90th Percentile £29.80 £40.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £16.41 £33.56
% change year-on-year +34.11% -51.11% +45.50%

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 13,543 13,991 15,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.01% 13.56% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,159 8,534 9,668
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 745 816
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.13 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.65 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.04 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.32% -27.84% +21.65%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 +39 237 £463 +8.82% 62
London +42 126 £500 - 20
UK excluding London -7 121 £415 +0.61% 46
North of England +9 40 £425 +1.49% 16
East of England +30 38 £475 +1.06% 3
South East -21 27 £418 +19.29% 11
North West -19 20 £512 +20.47% 10
Yorkshire +4 18 £413 +6.45% 6
Scotland -19 7 £375 -21.05%
Northern Ireland +37 4 £430 +2.38%
North East -2 3 £395 +43.64%
Midlands -23 2 £425 +13.33% 5
Wales -27 2 - - 4
West Midlands -27 2 £425 - 2
South West -21 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 149 (58.20%) DNS
2 141 (55.08%) HTTP
3 120 (46.88%) TCP/IP
4 117 (45.70%) Linux
5 104 (40.63%) DHCP
6 103 (40.23%) SSL
7 98 (38.28%) Java
8 75 (29.30%) IPsec
9 73 (28.52%) Amazon AWS
10 65 (25.39%) Configuration Management
11 59 (23.05%) Microsoft
12 57 (22.27%) Jenkins
13 56 (21.88%) VMware
14 53 (20.70%) JavaScript
14 53 (20.70%) Puppet
15 52 (20.31%) Git (software)
16 51 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (19.92%) DevOps
17 50 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
17 50 (19.53%) Active Directory
18 49 (19.14%) Cisco
18 49 (19.14%) Microservices
19 45 (17.58%) VPN
19 45 (17.58%) HTML
19 45 (17.58%) Windows
19 45 (17.58%) Apache
20 44 (17.19%) Firewall
21 43 (16.80%) Open Source
22 42 (16.41%) Travis CI
22 42 (16.41%) CSS

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 45 (17.58%) Apache
2 39 (15.23%) IIS
3 35 (13.67%) WebSphere
4 34 (13.28%) Tomcat
5 33 (12.89%) nginx
6 31 (12.11%) Jetty
6 31 (12.11%) Mongrel
7 22 (8.59%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (6.25%) Apache Spark
9 11 (4.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 10 (3.91%) CMS
10 10 (3.91%) Skype for Business
11 6 (2.34%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.56%) MS Exchange
13 3 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (1.17%) Mule
13 3 (1.17%) Mule ESB
13 3 (1.17%) WordPress
14 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.78%) Markit EDM
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.39%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 73 (28.52%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (13.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 31 (12.11%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (12.11%) Google App Engine
4 27 (10.55%) Heroku
5 20 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (6.25%) OpenShift
7 13 (5.08%) Office 365
8 12 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.56%) IaaS
10 3 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.17%) GitHub
10 3 (1.17%) npm
10 3 (1.17%) SaaS
11 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.78%) PaaS
12 1 (0.39%) G Suite
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle CX
12 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 149 (58.20%) DNS
2 141 (55.08%) HTTP
3 120 (46.88%) TCP/IP
4 104 (40.63%) DHCP
5 103 (40.23%) SSL
6 75 (29.30%) IPsec
7 45 (17.58%) VPN
8 44 (17.19%) Firewall
9 41 (16.02%) SMTP
10 35 (13.67%) WAN
11 34 (13.28%) SSH
12 31 (12.11%) LAN
13 29 (11.33%) HTTPS
14 27 (10.55%) Internet
15 21 (8.20%) Wireless
16 20 (7.81%) OSPF
17 18 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
17 18 (7.03%) SNMP
17 18 (7.03%) VoIP
18 14 (5.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 23 (8.98%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.03%) RDBMS
4 16 (6.25%) MySQL
4 16 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 15 (5.86%) Big Data
5 15 (5.86%) Hadoop
5 15 (5.86%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.30%) DB2
8 6 (2.34%) Power BI
9 4 (1.56%) DB2 UDB
9 4 (1.56%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.78%) KDB
11 2 (0.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 57 (22.27%) Jenkins
2 52 (20.31%) Git (software)
3 42 (16.41%) Travis CI
4 36 (14.06%) gulp
5 28 (10.94%) Gradle
6 27 (10.55%) GitLab
7 10 (3.91%) Gatling
7 10 (3.91%) Geb
7 10 (3.91%) Spock
8 9 (3.52%) Maven
8 9 (3.52%) Subversion
9 7 (2.73%) Ant
9 7 (2.73%) Bower
9 7 (2.73%) Grunt
9 7 (2.73%) JUnit
10 6 (2.34%) Checkstyle
11 4 (1.56%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.56%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.56%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.17%) git-flow
General
1 38 (14.84%) Finance
2 20 (7.81%) Banking
3 13 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.17%) Law
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 69 (26.95%) Developer
2 35 (13.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 34 (13.28%) Analyst
4 33 (12.89%) Java Developer
5 25 (9.77%) Network Engineer
6 16 (6.25%) Architect
7 15 (5.86%) Administrator
8 13 (5.08%) Agile Developer
8 13 (5.08%) Agile Java Developer
8 13 (5.08%) Service Analyst
9 12 (4.69%) Technical Leader
10 11 (4.30%) Consultant
10 11 (4.30%) Senior Developer
11 10 (3.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 10 (3.91%) Lead Developer
11 10 (3.91%) Lead Java Developer
11 10 (3.91%) Senior Java Developer
12 9 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) Support Analyst
12 9 (3.52%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.58%) HTML
2 42 (16.41%) .NET
2 42 (16.41%) CSS
3 41 (16.02%) Spring
4 40 (15.63%) AngularJS
5 37 (14.45%) SOAP
6 34 (13.28%) Spring Boot
7 32 (12.50%) OAuth
7 32 (12.50%) REST
8 31 (12.11%) Servlets
9 30 (11.72%) J2EE
9 30 (11.72%) OAuth2
10 27 (10.55%) HTML5
11 25 (9.77%) Dropwizard
11 25 (9.77%) Guice
11 25 (9.77%) Ratpack
12 24 (9.38%) Ember.js
13 23 (8.98%) Web Services
14 22 (8.59%) XML
15 16 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.98%) PKI
2 16 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
7 7 (2.73%) Media Streaming
7 7 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.34%) Clustering
9 5 (1.95%) DataPower
10 4 (1.56%) AS400
10 4 (1.56%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.56%) SWIFT
11 3 (1.17%) User Experience
11 3 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.78%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.78%) Fintech
12 2 (0.78%) iSeries
12 2 (0.78%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 117 (45.70%) Linux
2 45 (17.58%) Windows
3 24 (9.38%) Unix
4 23 (8.98%) Windows Server
5 14 (5.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.52%) Solaris
6 9 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.73%) Check Point GAiA
7 7 (2.73%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (2.34%) CentOS
9 5 (1.95%) Android
9 5 (1.95%) HPUX
10 4 (1.56%) AIX
10 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.56%) zOS
11 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.78%) VME
12 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (25.39%) Configuration Management
2 51 (19.92%) DevOps
3 50 (19.53%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (19.14%) Microservices
5 43 (16.80%) Open Source
6 39 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (11.33%) OWASP
7 29 (11.33%) Test Automation
8 28 (10.94%) ITIL
8 28 (10.94%) TDD
9 26 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (9.77%) Domain-Driven Design
11 22 (8.59%) Unit Testing
12 19 (7.42%) Target Operating Model
13 18 (7.03%) Software Engineering
14 17 (6.64%) SOA
15 16 (6.25%) OO
16 15 (5.86%) Migration
17 14 (5.47%) BDD
17 14 (5.47%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 98 (38.28%) Java
2 53 (20.70%) JavaScript
3 33 (12.89%) SQL
4 27 (10.55%) Java 8
5 26 (10.16%) ES6
6 24 (9.38%) TypeScript
7 12 (4.69%) Bash Shell
7 12 (4.69%) C
7 12 (4.69%) Perl
7 12 (4.69%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.52%) C++
8 9 (3.52%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.52%) Ruby
9 8 (3.13%) C#
9 8 (3.13%) Python
9 8 (3.13%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.13%) XPath
10 7 (2.73%) Embedded C
11 6 (2.34%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.34%) RPG
Qualifications
1 26 (10.16%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 20 (7.81%) CCNP
3 20 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.08%) CCNA
5 11 (4.30%) Degree
6 6 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.95%) CCSE
7 5 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.56%) ISEB
8 4 (1.56%) MCP
9 3 (1.17%) CCDA
9 3 (1.17%) CCVP
9 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.78%) CCENT
10 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.78%) GCIA
10 2 (0.78%) GSEC
10 2 (0.78%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) QA
1 9 (3.52%) WCAG
2 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.56%) SLA
3 3 (1.17%) GDPR
4 2 (0.78%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.39%) IFRS
System Software
1 51 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (19.53%) Active Directory
3 41 (16.02%) Docker
4 31 (12.11%) Xen
5 11 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.73%) vSphere
7 5 (1.95%) NFS
8 4 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.17%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.17%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.78%) Squid
10 2 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.39%) iptables
11 1 (0.39%) Postfix
11 1 (0.39%) RACF
11 1 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 53 (20.70%) Puppet
2 25 (9.77%) Docker Swarm
2 25 (9.77%) Kubernetes
2 25 (9.77%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (6.64%) Ansible
4 7 (2.73%) Terraform
5 6 (2.34%) Nagios
5 6 (2.34%) SCCM
6 5 (1.95%) Salt
6 5 (1.95%) SCOM
7 4 (1.56%) WSUS
8 3 (1.17%) Nessus
8 3 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.78%) Cacti
9 2 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.78%) Marathon
9 2 (0.78%) Mesos
9 2 (0.78%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 2 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 59 (23.05%) Microsoft
2 56 (21.88%) VMware
3 49 (19.14%) Cisco
4 35 (13.67%) Google
5 30 (11.72%) Oracle
6 19 (7.42%) CheckPoint
7 18 (7.03%) Citrix
8 14 (5.47%) IBM
9 12 (4.69%) Juniper
10 11 (4.30%) Meraki
11 10 (3.91%) ServiceNow
12 9 (3.52%) Aruba
12 9 (3.52%) CA
12 9 (3.52%) HP
12 9 (3.52%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.34%) MuleSoft
13 6 (2.34%) Solace
13 6 (2.34%) Sybase
14 5 (1.95%) Alteryx
14 5 (1.95%) IronPort