The table below looks at the statistics for Samba skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Samba over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Samba
Rank 570 565 541
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs citing Samba 39 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.031% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.72% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 9
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£425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £290 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5433 5170 4466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 9.47% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3021 2693 2149
Average daily rate £350 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 616 624
Average hourly rate £16.85 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.53 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

Samba
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Samba within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Samba Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Samba
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Samba within the UK.

Samba Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Samba
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Samba within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Samba Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Samba
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Samba Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Samba
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 37 £425 +3.03% 6
South West +13 16 £400 -5.88% 2
South East -18 9 £425 +21.42%
Bristol +9 8 £400 -5.88% 1
Wiltshire - 8 - - 1
London +15 6 £450 +28.57% 2
Berkshire - 4 £438 -
Hampshire -10 3 £407 +16.29%
Hertfordshire - 3 £325 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £347 -
Nottingham - 3 £347 -
Slough - 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 £347 -
East of England - 3 £325 - 1
Scotland -3 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
City of London +9 1 £475 +5.55%
Stevenage - 1 £325 -
Woking - 1 £425 -
Oxford - 1 £135 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £135 -
Surrey - 1 £425 -
Hook - 1 £314 -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Samba also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Samba.

1 70 (75.27%) Linux
2 63 (67.74%) Windows
3 43 (46.24%) Red Hat
4 41 (44.09%) Active Directory
4 41 (44.09%) Perl
4 41 (44.09%) VMware
5 33 (35.48%) UNIX
6 32 (34.41%) Puppet
7 31 (33.33%) Apache
7 31 (33.33%) SAN
8 30 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (31.18%) Firewall
9 29 (31.18%) Ubuntu
9 29 (31.18%) Solaris
10 27 (29.03%) LDAP
10 27 (29.03%) WAN
10 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (25.81%) LAN
11 24 (25.81%) DevOps
12 23 (24.73%) iptables
12 23 (24.73%) Jenkins
12 23 (24.73%) Oracle
12 23 (24.73%) CentOS
12 23 (24.73%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
13 22 (23.66%) SC Cleared
13 22 (23.66%) Postfix
13 22 (23.66%) Debian
13 22 (23.66%) MySQL
13 22 (23.66%) VPN

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Samba also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Samba. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (33.33%) Apache
2 20 (21.51%) nginx
3 18 (19.35%) Confluence
3 18 (19.35%) MediaWiki
4 12 (12.90%) SharePoint
5 10 (10.75%) IIS
6 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.30%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.23%) Lync
7 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.23%) iPlanet
7 3 (3.23%) JBoss
7 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.15%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.15%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) MS Office
2 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (2.15%) ResourceLink
2 2 (2.15%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.08%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) SAN
2 29 (31.18%) Firewall
3 27 (29.03%) LDAP
3 27 (29.03%) WAN
4 24 (25.81%) LAN
5 22 (23.66%) VPN
6 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
6 17 (18.28%) DNS
7 15 (16.13%) Network Security
8 14 (15.05%) IPsec
8 14 (15.05%) IPv6
8 14 (15.05%) OSPF
8 14 (15.05%) BGP
8 14 (15.05%) EIGRP
9 9 (9.68%) NAS
10 7 (7.53%) DHCP
10 7 (7.53%) VLAN
11 5 (5.38%) SNMP
11 5 (5.38%) SSL
12 4 (4.30%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.66%) MySQL
2 19 (20.43%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
4 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.08%) DB2
8 1 (1.08%) MS Access
8 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (24.73%) Jenkins
2 22 (23.66%) Hudson
3 19 (20.43%) Git (software)
3 19 (20.43%) Subversion
4 18 (19.35%) JIRA
5 2 (2.15%) Toad
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.08%) StarTeam
6 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.08%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.08%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) Linux Engineer
2 19 (20.43%) Administrator
3 16 (17.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (15.05%) Systems Administrator
5 13 (13.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 12 (12.90%) UNIX Engineer
7 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (9.68%) Senior Linux Engineer
8 9 (9.68%) Designer
8 9 (9.68%) Senior Designer
9 8 (8.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (7.53%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (5.38%) Developer
11 5 (5.38%) Programmer
12 4 (4.30%) Analyst
12 4 (4.30%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 3 (3.23%) Solaris Administrator
13 3 (3.23%) Network Administrator
13 3 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.83%) .NET
2 7 (7.53%) LAMP
3 3 (3.23%) J2EE
4 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.08%) Middleware
5 1 (1.08%) HTML
5 1 (1.08%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.35%) Wiki
2 14 (15.05%) Clustering
3 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.68%) Open Source
5 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.23%) Statistics
7 2 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.15%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.08%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.08%) FMCG
8 1 (1.08%) Animation
8 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 70 (75.27%) Linux
2 63 (67.74%) Windows
3 33 (35.48%) UNIX
4 29 (31.18%) Ubuntu
4 29 (31.18%) Solaris
5 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (24.73%) CentOS
7 22 (23.66%) Debian
8 17 (18.28%) AIX
9 14 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (9.68%) Mac OS X Server
12 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (8.60%) Windows 7
13 4 (4.30%) HPUX
13 4 (4.30%) SUSE
14 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) DevOps
2 23 (24.73%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (18.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (17.20%) Build Automation
4 16 (17.20%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (15.05%) Service Delivery
6 12 (12.90%) ITIL
6 12 (12.90%) Configuration Management
6 12 (12.90%) Load Balancing
7 8 (8.60%) Database Theory
7 8 (8.60%) Relational Database Theory
7 8 (8.60%) Migration
7 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.45%) High Availability
9 4 (4.30%) Project Management
9 4 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
10 3 (3.23%) Information Security
10 3 (3.23%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (44.09%) Perl
2 22 (23.66%) Bash Shell
3 17 (18.28%) Ruby
3 17 (18.28%) Shell Script
4 16 (17.20%) Java
4 16 (17.20%) Python
5 14 (15.05%) SQL
6 12 (12.90%) PHP
7 8 (8.60%) C++
8 6 (6.45%) Korn
9 5 (5.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.30%) C#
11 3 (3.23%) C-shell
11 3 (3.23%) VBA
12 2 (2.15%) VB
13 1 (1.08%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (24.73%) Security Cleared
2 22 (23.66%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.75%) RHCE
4 8 (8.60%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.60%) CCNA
5 5 (5.38%) Degree
6 3 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.15%) MCSE
7 2 (2.15%) MCSA
7 2 (2.15%) OCP
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) GxP
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (44.09%) Active Directory
2 30 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (24.73%) iptables
4 22 (23.66%) Postfix
5 15 (16.13%) NFS
5 15 (16.13%) XenServer
6 4 (4.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.23%) KVM
7 3 (3.23%) XenApp
7 3 (3.23%) vSphere
7 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.08%) Firmware
9 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (34.41%) Puppet
2 20 (21.51%) ZABBIX
3 14 (15.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 12 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (11.83%) Salt
6 9 (9.68%) WSUS
7 3 (3.23%) Ansible
7 3 (3.23%) SCCM
7 3 (3.23%) OpenView
7 3 (3.23%) Nagios
8 2 (2.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.15%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (1.08%) Opsview
9 1 (1.08%) YaST
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Red Hat
2 41 (44.09%) VMware
3 23 (24.73%) Oracle
4 16 (17.20%) Cisco
5 15 (16.13%) Citrix
6 14 (15.05%) Sun
7 9 (9.68%) HP
7 9 (9.68%) Apple
8 8 (8.60%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.53%) NetApp
10 5 (5.38%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.38%) Veritas
11 4 (4.30%) EMC
12 3 (3.23%) 3PAR
12 3 (3.23%) F5
12 3 (3.23%) Brocade
12 3 (3.23%) PlateSpin
12 3 (3.23%) ProCurve
13 2 (2.15%) IBM
13 2 (2.15%) Cognos