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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Samba
Rank 582 534 569
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +35
Contract jobs citing Samba 30 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.076% 0.043%
As % of the System Software category 0.56% 0.79% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 7
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£381 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.50% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £280 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 -
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
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
5317 5084 4820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 2628 2333
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 581 588
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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 -27 29 £375 +8.69% 7
South West -14 20 £375 +25.00%
Bristol -1 17 £375 -
Berkshire +6 1 £475 -
London -5 1 £400 -13.74% 7
South East -17 1 £475 +43.93%
Brighton - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chester - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 50 (86.21%) Linux
2 42 (72.41%) Red Hat
3 34 (58.62%) Windows
3 34 (58.62%) Apache
4 32 (55.17%) VMware
5 30 (51.72%) LAN
5 30 (51.72%) WAN
6 28 (48.28%) Ruby
6 28 (48.28%) Bash Shell
7 27 (46.55%) Jenkins
7 27 (46.55%) LAMP
7 27 (46.55%) Perl
8 26 (44.83%) Firewall
8 26 (44.83%) CentOS
8 26 (44.83%) Puppet
8 26 (44.83%) DevOps
9 25 (43.10%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (43.10%) PHP
9 25 (43.10%) Java
10 24 (41.38%) Ubuntu
10 24 (41.38%) nginx
11 23 (39.66%) Postfix
11 23 (39.66%) Debian
12 22 (37.93%) LDAP
13 21 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (36.21%) Git (software)
13 21 (36.21%) Hudson
14 19 (32.76%) VPN
14 19 (32.76%) Citrix
15 18 (31.03%) MySQL

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 34 (58.62%) Apache
2 24 (41.38%) nginx
3 17 (29.31%) Confluence
4 15 (25.86%) MediaWiki
5 4 (6.90%) Drupal
6 3 (5.17%) Moodle
7 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.72%) IIS
8 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (51.72%) WAN
1 30 (51.72%) LAN
2 26 (44.83%) Firewall
3 22 (37.93%) LDAP
4 19 (32.76%) VPN
5 17 (29.31%) Network Security
6 15 (25.86%) IPv6
7 14 (24.14%) IPsec
7 14 (24.14%) OSPF
7 14 (24.14%) BGP
7 14 (24.14%) EIGRP
8 8 (13.79%) DNS
9 5 (8.62%) DHCP
10 4 (6.90%) SAN
11 2 (3.45%) X.500
11 2 (3.45%) FTP
11 2 (3.45%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (3.45%) VLAN
12 1 (1.72%) Asterisk PBX
12 1 (1.72%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (31.03%) MySQL
2 17 (29.31%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (24.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (46.55%) Jenkins
2 21 (36.21%) Git (software)
2 21 (36.21%) Hudson
3 17 (29.31%) JIRA
4 16 (27.59%) Subversion
5 3 (5.17%) CruiseControl
5 3 (5.17%) Ant
5 3 (5.17%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.45%) ClearQuest
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Administrator
2 16 (27.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Linux Administrator
4 13 (22.41%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (20.69%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (20.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 12 (20.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) UNIX Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Technician
10 2 (3.45%) Consultant
10 2 (3.45%) Configuration Manager
10 2 (3.45%) Systems Support
11 1 (1.72%) Support Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) Linux Support
11 1 (1.72%) Identity Management Consultant
11 1 (1.72%) IT Support
11 1 (1.72%) IT Technician
11 1 (1.72%) AIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (46.55%) LAMP
2 4 (6.90%) J2EE
3 1 (1.72%) JSP
3 1 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (1.72%) JSF
3 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.72%) Zend Framework
3 1 (1.72%) Django
3 1 (1.72%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Wiki
2 5 (8.62%) Replication
3 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 4 (6.90%) Animation
4 3 (5.17%) VLE
5 1 (1.72%) MPEG
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 50 (86.21%) Linux
2 34 (58.62%) Windows
3 26 (44.83%) CentOS
4 24 (41.38%) Ubuntu
5 23 (39.66%) Debian
6 15 (25.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (24.14%) UNIX
7 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (13.79%) Solaris
8 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
9 6 (10.34%) AIX
10 3 (5.17%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (3.45%) HPUX
11 2 (3.45%) SUSE
12 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.72%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) DevOps
2 25 (43.10%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (29.31%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (29.31%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (24.14%) Data Modelling
5 7 (12.07%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.17%) Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.17%) Build Automation
8 2 (3.45%) Project Management
8 2 (3.45%) CMMI
8 2 (3.45%) ITIL
8 2 (3.45%) RUP
8 2 (3.45%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Time Management
9 1 (1.72%) Identity Management
9 1 (1.72%) ERP
9 1 (1.72%) SOA
9 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) Ruby
1 28 (48.28%) Bash Shell
2 27 (46.55%) Perl
3 25 (43.10%) PHP
3 25 (43.10%) Java
4 15 (25.86%) SQL
5 11 (18.97%) Python
6 10 (17.24%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.72%) AWK
7 1 (1.72%) C
7 1 (1.72%) Korn
7 1 (1.72%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) CCNA
2 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) RHCE
System Software
1 23 (39.66%) Postfix
2 21 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (31.03%) XenServer
4 16 (27.59%) NFS
5 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
6 5 (8.62%) Sendmail
7 4 (6.90%) KVM
8 3 (5.17%) Xen
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.72%) ACF2
10 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
10 1 (1.72%) qmail
10 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (1.72%) RACF
Systems Management
1 26 (44.83%) Puppet
2 18 (31.03%) ZABBIX
3 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (12.07%) Salt
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.45%) nmon
4 2 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.72%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) Red Hat
2 32 (55.17%) VMware
3 19 (32.76%) Citrix
4 12 (20.69%) Oracle
5 4 (6.90%) IBM
5 4 (6.90%) HP
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.17%) JBoss
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) Sun
7 2 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (1.72%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (1.72%) CA
8 1 (1.72%) Zend
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