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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 139 116
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23  
Contract jobs citing FTP 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.10% 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 0.74% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £388 £280 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.39% -3.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £307 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £300
% change year-on-year -2.43% +36.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 325 405 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.78% 13.51% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 687 571
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 77
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £12.25 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.50 £38.75 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) XMLSpy
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) RIP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) RIP
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
2 1 (20.00%) TACACS
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) VMware