Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 207 166
Rank change year-on-year +38 -41 -24
Contract jobs citing FTP 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.081% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 0.59% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £280 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.79% -25.33% -11.76%
England median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 - £42.50
10th Percentile £12.86 - £39.00
90th Percentile £17.30 - £44.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £33.56 £21.53
% change year-on-year -43.38% +55.89% +14.80%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 786 853 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.23% 13.79% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 444 298
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £200 £206
90th Percentile £503 £538 £500
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

FTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing FTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for FTP in the West Midlands

FTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing FTP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for FTP in the West Midlands

FTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for FTP in the West Midlands

FTP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing FTP within the West Midlands region 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
Warwickshire +4 2 £375 +66.67%
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Coventry +21 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
FTP
England

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for FTP.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Internet
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Apache
2 4 (44.44%) LDAP
2 4 (44.44%) GSM
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) PBX
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Kerberos
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) SSL
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) LAMP
2 4 (44.44%) Samba
2 4 (44.44%) NEC
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
2 4 (44.44%) Squid
2 4 (44.44%) PKI
2 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing

FTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (44.44%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Asterisk PBX
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) GSM
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
1 4 (44.44%) Kerberos
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) LDAP
1 4 (44.44%) MPLS
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
1 4 (44.44%) PABX
1 4 (44.44%) PBX
1 4 (44.44%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (44.44%) SSL
1 4 (44.44%) VoIP
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) AS400 Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) ICT Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Officer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) ICT Officer
3 1 (11.11%) ICT Support Officer
3 1 (11.11%) RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) LAMP
2 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) PKI
2 3 (33.33%) AS400
2 3 (33.33%) iSeries
2 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Asset Management
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Line Management
1 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
1 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
2 3 (33.33%) Coaching
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) RPG
3 2 (22.22%) R
3 2 (22.22%) RPG III
3 2 (22.22%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) iptables
1 4 (44.44%) Postfix
1 4 (44.44%) Samba
1 4 (44.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (44.44%) Nessus
1 4 (44.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
1 4 (44.44%) NEC
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft