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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Samba
Rank 571 620 590
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -30
Contract jobs citing Samba 72 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.038% 0.061%
As % of the System Software category 1.08% 0.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 9 30
Median daily rate £360 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £267 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.46 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+199.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year
+199.75% -

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
6685 5909 5540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.60% 10.57% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4132 3332 3017
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £186 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 616 649
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.99 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 26 June 2016.

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 25 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 26 June 2016. 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 trends)
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 +47 59 £362 -9.62% 4
London +31 21 £396 -16.57% 2
North East - 20 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 19 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 19 £330 -
Scotland - 13 £360 -
Renfrewshire - 12 £360 -
Erskine - 12 £360 -
South West +1 8 £393 +4.66%
Bournemouth - 5 £393 -
Croydon - 5 £393 -
Dorset - 5 £393 -
South East +5 3 £350 -15.15% 1
Wiltshire -15 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £350 - 1
Ealing - 3 - -
East Midlands +6 2 £400 -
North West - 2 £350 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
Chesterfield - 2 £400 -
Derbyshire - 2 £400 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Havant - 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 94 (85.45%) Linux
2 91 (82.73%) Perl
3 66 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 59 (53.64%) Apache
5 57 (51.82%) Unix
5 57 (51.82%) Shell Script
6 54 (49.09%) ITIL
6 54 (49.09%) Red Hat
7 51 (46.36%) Bash Shell
8 47 (42.73%) Security Cleared
8 47 (42.73%) SAN
9 43 (39.09%) DNS
10 40 (36.36%) WAN
10 40 (36.36%) Korn
10 40 (36.36%) C-shell
11 39 (35.45%) Unit Testing
11 39 (35.45%) VMware
12 36 (32.73%) iSCSI
13 34 (30.91%) SC Cleared
14 33 (30.00%) Active Directory
15 31 (28.18%) Windows
16 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 29 (26.36%) Puppet
17 28 (25.45%) CentOS
18 27 (24.55%) MySQL
18 27 (24.55%) Solaris
18 27 (24.55%) Python
18 27 (24.55%) LDAP
19 25 (22.73%) Oracle
20 24 (21.82%) LAMP

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 59 (53.64%) Apache
2 16 (14.55%) Tomcat
3 11 (10.00%) MQSeries
4 8 (7.27%) IIS
5 5 (4.55%) Confluence
5 5 (4.55%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.73%) JBoss
6 3 (2.73%) MediaWiki
6 3 (2.73%) nginx
7 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 66 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 47 (42.73%) SAN
3 43 (39.09%) DNS
4 40 (36.36%) WAN
5 36 (32.73%) iSCSI
6 27 (24.55%) LDAP
7 23 (20.91%) FTP
8 17 (15.45%) Firewall
9 15 (13.64%) VPN
10 14 (12.73%) IPsec
10 14 (12.73%) Network Security
11 13 (11.82%) NAS
12 11 (10.00%) HTTP
12 11 (10.00%) HTTPS
13 10 (9.09%) tcpdump
13 10 (9.09%) Wireshark
14 7 (6.36%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (3.64%) LAN
16 3 (2.73%) IPv6
16 3 (2.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (24.55%) MySQL
2 9 (8.18%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (16.36%) JIRA
2 9 (8.18%) ClearCase
3 8 (7.27%) StarTeam
4 4 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.64%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.64%) Subversion
5 3 (2.73%) Hudson
6 1 (0.91%) Ant
6 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.91%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.91%) FishEye
6 1 (0.91%) Gradle
6 1 (0.91%) Maven
6 1 (0.91%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
1 33 (30.00%) Unix Engineer
2 15 (13.64%) Administrator
3 13 (11.82%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 8 (7.27%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Designer
6 7 (6.36%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Senior Designer
7 6 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Architect
8 5 (4.55%) Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.64%) Unix Consultant
10 3 (2.73%) Applications Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Applications Support Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Support Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Windows Engineer
11 2 (1.82%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.82%) LAMP
2 11 (10.00%) J2EE
3 2 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.91%) Middleware
4 1 (0.91%) SAML
4 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Wiki
2 10 (9.09%) iPad
3 7 (6.36%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.55%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.64%) ASTM
5 4 (3.64%) Clustering
6 2 (1.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 94 (85.45%) Linux
2 57 (51.82%) Unix
3 31 (28.18%) Windows
4 28 (25.45%) CentOS
5 27 (24.55%) Solaris
6 17 (15.45%) Windows Server
7 13 (11.82%) Mac OS X
8 12 (10.91%) Mac OS X Server
9 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (7.27%) SUSE
11 7 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (3.64%) AIX
13 4 (3.64%) Debian
14 3 (2.73%) HPUX
14 3 (2.73%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.82%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.91%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.09%) ITIL
2 39 (35.45%) Unit Testing
3 24 (21.82%) Configuration Management
4 15 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 11 (10.00%) DevOps
6 9 (8.18%) Validation
7 8 (7.27%) Asset Management
7 8 (7.27%) Open Source
8 5 (4.55%) High Availability
9 4 (3.64%) Migration
9 4 (3.64%) Workflow
10 3 (2.73%) Business Continuity
10 3 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.73%) Change Control
10 3 (2.73%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.73%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.73%) Server Virtualisation
11 2 (1.82%) Business Continuity Management
11 2 (1.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (82.73%) Perl
2 57 (51.82%) Shell Script
3 51 (46.36%) Bash Shell
4 40 (36.36%) C-shell
4 40 (36.36%) Korn
5 27 (24.55%) Python
6 13 (11.82%) Java
7 12 (10.91%) SQL
8 9 (8.18%) sed
9 8 (7.27%) AWK
10 4 (3.64%) MUMPS
11 2 (1.82%) PHP
11 2 (1.82%) Ruby
12 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (42.73%) Security Cleared
2 34 (30.91%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.64%) RHCE
4 6 (5.45%) Degree
5 4 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) CCNA
6 3 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.91%) HND
7 1 (0.91%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.82%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (7.27%) NFS
5 7 (6.36%) StorNext
6 5 (4.55%) iptables
7 3 (2.73%) Postfix
7 3 (2.73%) vSphere
7 3 (2.73%) XenServer
8 2 (1.82%) GPFS
8 2 (1.82%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.82%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (26.36%) Puppet
2 12 (10.91%) Nagios
2 12 (10.91%) WSUS
3 3 (2.73%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.82%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.82%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (1.82%) Graphite
4 2 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.82%) logstash
5 1 (0.91%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.91%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.91%) OpenView
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 54 (49.09%) Red Hat
2 39 (35.45%) VMware
3 25 (22.73%) Oracle
4 14 (12.73%) HP
5 12 (10.91%) NetApp
6 11 (10.00%) F5
6 11 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (9.09%) Apple
7 10 (9.09%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.55%) Citrix
9 3 (2.73%) Cisco
9 3 (2.73%) Veritas
10 2 (1.82%) BMC
10 2 (1.82%) DataSynapse
10 2 (1.82%) Isilon
10 2 (1.82%) NETGEAR
10 2 (1.82%) Reuters
10 2 (1.82%) Solace
10 2 (1.82%) Splunk
11 1 (0.91%) 3PAR
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