Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 188 165
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 -18
Contract jobs citing FTP 11 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.076% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.51% 0.56% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +8.33% -28.99%
10th Percentile £383 £228 £291
90th Percentile £511 £414 £439
England median daily rate £510 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +20.00% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.41 - £42.50
10th Percentile £13.12 - £39.00
90th Percentile £38.64 - £44.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.56 £21.69
% change year-on-year +4.31% +54.70% +7.11%

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 729 712 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.24% 13.45% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 367 286
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +0.72%
10th Percentile £164 £209 £181
90th Percentile £525 £540 £503
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.17 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.12% -16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.38 £9.89 £10.55
90th Percentile £45.73 £40.30 £41.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for FTP in the West Midlands

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing FTP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 February 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
Warwickshire +7 3 £375 +66.67% 1
Coventry +8 2 £425 +13.33% 2
Birmingham -12 2 £560 +60.00% 3
Solihull - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
FTP
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for FTP.

1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) AS400
3 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
3 5 (45.45%) iSeries
4 4 (36.36%) RPG
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) SSL
5 3 (27.27%) DB2
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Apache
5 3 (27.27%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
6 2 (18.18%) RPG III
6 2 (18.18%) R
6 2 (18.18%) PABX
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (18.18%) RPG/400
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
6 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Network Security
6 2 (18.18%) Nessus
6 2 (18.18%) Nmap
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (18.18%) Metasploit
6 2 (18.18%) Postfix

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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 3 (27.27%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Jetty
2 1 (9.09%) Mongrel
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Google App Engine
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) GSM
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) Kerberos
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) PABX
2 2 (18.18%) PBX
2 2 (18.18%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Metasploit
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Automotive
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) AS400 Developer
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) AS400 Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) AS400 Support
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) ERP Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) ICT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) RPG Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) LAMP
2 2 (18.18%) LDAP
2 2 (18.18%) ODBC
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
3 1 (9.09%) EDI
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) Servlets
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) AS400
2 5 (45.45%) iSeries
3 2 (18.18%) PKI
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Line Management
3 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) System Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Proactive Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) RPG
3 2 (18.18%) R
3 2 (18.18%) RPG III
3 2 (18.18%) RPG/400
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) RPG IV
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) iptables
1 2 (18.18%) Postfix
1 2 (18.18%) Samba
1 2 (18.18%) Squid
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
1 2 (18.18%) Nmap
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) NEC
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) VMware