The table below looks at the statistics for Samba skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Samba over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Samba
UK
Rank 557 571 573
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +2
Contract jobs citing Samba 36 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.082% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 0.81% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 26
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £420 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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
5372 5091 5059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.98% 10.18% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 3032 2781
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 489 576
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.30 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Samba
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Samba as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 34 £360 - 9
London +10 22 £450 +26.76% 3
South East +18 8 £350 +112.12% 2
Hampshire +16 8 £350 +45.83%
New Malden - 8 - -
Havant - 4 £350 -
Scotland +25 2 £340 -
Hook - 2 £378 -
North East - 2 £285 -
Glasgow +12 1 - -
City of London +3 1 - - 2
South West -6 1 £215 -41.89% 2
Bristol - 1 £215 - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Erskine - 1 £340 -
Docklands, London - 1 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £340 -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Samba also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Samba.

1 50 (84.75%) Linux
2 35 (59.32%) Unix
3 29 (49.15%) VMware
4 26 (44.07%) LDAP
4 26 (44.07%) NFS
4 26 (44.07%) DNS
5 25 (42.37%) TCP/IP
6 24 (40.68%) Red Hat
6 24 (40.68%) Security Cleared
6 24 (40.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (38.98%) Perl
8 22 (37.29%) Windows
8 22 (37.29%) HP
9 20 (33.90%) SAN
9 20 (33.90%) Solaris
10 16 (27.12%) ITIL
10 16 (27.12%) SQL
11 15 (25.42%) Configuration Management
12 14 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (23.73%) Nagios
12 14 (23.73%) Bash Shell
13 13 (22.03%) vSphere
13 13 (22.03%) Oracle
13 13 (22.03%) WAN
13 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
14 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
14 12 (20.34%) Sun
15 11 (18.64%) Python
16 10 (16.95%) MySQL
16 10 (16.95%) Apache

Samba
Top Related 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 10 (16.95%) Apache
1 10 (16.95%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.47%) IIS
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.78%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.08%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.07%) DNS
1 26 (44.07%) LDAP
2 25 (42.37%) TCP/IP
3 20 (33.90%) SAN
4 13 (22.03%) WAN
5 10 (16.95%) iSCSI
6 8 (13.56%) SNMP
7 7 (11.86%) Multicast
8 6 (10.17%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (8.47%) PCoIP
10 4 (6.78%) DHCP
10 4 (6.78%) LAN
10 4 (6.78%) SSH
10 4 (6.78%) SSL
11 3 (5.08%) Firewall
11 3 (5.08%) FTP
11 3 (5.08%) X.500
12 2 (3.39%) IMAP
13 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) MySQL
1 10 (16.95%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) ClearCase
1 6 (10.17%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.69%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) Administrator
2 14 (23.73%) Systems Administrator
3 13 (22.03%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Unix Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) HPUX Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Unix Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Applications Support
8 4 (6.78%) Applications Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Linux Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.78%) Systems Integrator
8 4 (6.78%) Unix Systems Integrator
9 3 (5.08%) Data Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) LAMP
2 7 (11.86%) ELK Stack
3 4 (6.78%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Clustering
1 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) RIA
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Derivative
3 3 (5.08%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (84.75%) Linux
2 35 (59.32%) Unix
3 22 (37.29%) Windows
4 20 (33.90%) Solaris
5 14 (23.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (15.25%) HPUX
6 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
7 8 (13.56%) AIX
7 8 (13.56%) FreeBSD
8 4 (6.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (5.08%) Debian
9 3 (5.08%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.39%) Android
10 2 (3.39%) SUSE
10 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.69%) Fedora
11 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) ITIL
2 15 (25.42%) Configuration Management
3 10 (16.95%) Service Delivery
4 9 (15.25%) Unit Testing
5 7 (11.86%) Change Control
5 7 (11.86%) Open Source
6 6 (10.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.17%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (10.17%) Service Management
7 5 (8.47%) Patch Management
8 4 (6.78%) Change Management
8 4 (6.78%) High Availability
8 4 (6.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.78%) SDLC
9 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.39%) ITIL V3
10 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.39%) Programme Management
10 2 (3.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) Perl
2 16 (27.12%) SQL
3 14 (23.73%) Bash Shell
4 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
5 11 (18.64%) Python
6 10 (16.95%) Korn
7 9 (15.25%) C-shell
8 8 (13.56%) tcsh
9 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
10 4 (6.78%) Java
11 1 (1.69%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.95%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) RHCE
4 2 (3.39%) RHCT
5 1 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO27005
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (44.07%) NFS
2 24 (40.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (22.03%) vSphere
4 8 (13.56%) Snort
5 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
6 6 (10.17%) VMware Server
6 6 (10.17%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (6.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.39%) Dovecot
8 2 (3.39%) GlusterFS
8 2 (3.39%) Postfix
8 2 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.69%) KVM
9 1 (1.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) Nagios
2 10 (16.95%) logstash
3 8 (13.56%) Puppet
3 8 (13.56%) Red Hat Satellite
4 7 (11.86%) Kibana
4 7 (11.86%) Oracle ZFS
4 7 (11.86%) SmokePing
5 6 (10.17%) NetBackup
5 6 (10.17%) OpenView
6 5 (8.47%) Ansible
6 5 (8.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (5.08%) Graphite
8 3 (5.08%) systemd
9 2 (3.39%) BladeLogic
9 2 (3.39%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (1.69%) Nessus
10 1 (1.69%) OpenVAS
10 1 (1.69%) OSSEC
10 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) VMware
2 24 (40.68%) Red Hat
3 22 (37.29%) HP
4 13 (22.03%) Oracle
5 12 (20.34%) Sun
6 8 (13.56%) 3PAR
6 8 (13.56%) Veritas
7 6 (10.17%) Brocade
7 6 (10.17%) Cisco
7 6 (10.17%) NetApp
7 6 (10.17%) NETGEAR
8 2 (3.39%) BMC
8 2 (3.39%) EMC
8 2 (3.39%) IBM
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.39%) Symantec
9 1 (1.69%) Sourcefire