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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Samba
Rank 598 547 571
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +24
Contract jobs citing Samba 24 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.070% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.73% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 7
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£425 £327 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.96% -18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £326 -
% change year-on-year
+34.20% -
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
5450 5071 4861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.59% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3033 2678 2361
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 665 549 582
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £32.25 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 15 September 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 27 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 15 September 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 -13 22 £419 +28.05% 5
South West -20 13 £450 +50.00%
Bristol -9 11 £450 -
Surrey +6 1 £450 -
London -5 1 £388 -16.21% 5
South East -32 1 £450 +37.61%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Chester - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Bury - - - -
City of London - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 56 (91.80%) Linux
2 47 (77.05%) Red Hat
3 39 (63.93%) Apache
4 35 (57.38%) VMware
5 34 (55.74%) Windows
5 34 (55.74%) WAN
6 33 (54.10%) LAN
6 33 (54.10%) Bash Shell
7 31 (50.82%) Ruby
8 30 (49.18%) LAMP
8 30 (49.18%) Perl
8 30 (49.18%) Jenkins
9 29 (47.54%) Puppet
9 29 (47.54%) CentOS
9 29 (47.54%) DevOps
9 29 (47.54%) PHP
9 29 (47.54%) Firewall
10 28 (45.90%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (44.26%) Ubuntu
12 25 (40.98%) LDAP
13 24 (39.34%) Postfix
13 24 (39.34%) Hudson
13 24 (39.34%) nginx
14 23 (37.70%) Debian
15 22 (36.07%) Java
15 22 (36.07%) Citrix
16 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (34.43%) XenServer
16 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
17 19 (31.15%) VPN

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 39 (63.93%) Apache
2 24 (39.34%) nginx
3 17 (27.87%) Confluence
4 15 (24.59%) MediaWiki
5 4 (6.56%) Drupal
6 3 (4.92%) Moodle
7 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.64%) IIS
8 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (55.74%) WAN
2 33 (54.10%) LAN
3 29 (47.54%) Firewall
4 25 (40.98%) LDAP
5 19 (31.15%) VPN
6 17 (27.87%) Network Security
7 15 (24.59%) IPv6
8 14 (22.95%) IPsec
8 14 (22.95%) OSPF
8 14 (22.95%) BGP
8 14 (22.95%) EIGRP
9 10 (16.39%) DNS
10 6 (9.84%) DHCP
10 6 (9.84%) SAN
11 3 (4.92%) FTP
12 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
12 2 (3.28%) X.500
12 2 (3.28%) OpenLDAP
12 2 (3.28%) VLAN
13 1 (1.64%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.51%) MySQL
2 17 (27.87%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (22.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (49.18%) Jenkins
2 24 (39.34%) Hudson
3 21 (34.43%) Git (software)
4 17 (27.87%) JIRA
5 16 (26.23%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
1 1 (1.64%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (29.51%) Administrator
3 16 (26.23%) Linux Administrator
4 15 (24.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (21.31%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (21.31%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (19.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (13.11%) UNIX Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Technician
11 2 (3.28%) Consultant
11 2 (3.28%) Systems Support
12 1 (1.64%) Support Engineer
12 1 (1.64%) AIX Administrator
12 1 (1.64%) UNIX Support
12 1 (1.64%) Linux Consultant
12 1 (1.64%) Management Consultant
12 1 (1.64%) Server Support
12 1 (1.64%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (49.18%) LAMP
2 1 (1.64%) JSF
2 1 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.64%) Zend Framework
2 1 (1.64%) Django
2 1 (1.64%) FFmpeg
2 1 (1.64%) J2EE
2 1 (1.64%) JSP
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.95%) Wiki
2 6 (9.84%) Clustering
3 5 (8.20%) Replication
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Animation
5 3 (4.92%) VLE
6 1 (1.64%) MPEG
6 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 56 (91.80%) Linux
2 34 (55.74%) Windows
3 29 (47.54%) CentOS
4 27 (44.26%) Ubuntu
5 23 (37.70%) Debian
6 17 (27.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (21.31%) UNIX
9 9 (14.75%) Solaris
10 8 (13.11%) Windows 7
11 4 (6.56%) AIX
12 3 (4.92%) Scientific Linux
13 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (3.28%) HPUX
13 2 (3.28%) SUSE
14 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
14 1 (1.64%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) DevOps
2 28 (45.90%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (27.87%) Capacity Planning
3 17 (27.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (22.95%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
6 3 (4.92%) Build Automation
6 3 (4.92%) Migration
7 2 (3.28%) Project Management
7 2 (3.28%) Time Management
8 1 (1.64%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.64%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (1.64%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.64%) SOA
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL
8 1 (1.64%) ERP
8 1 (1.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 33 (54.10%) Bash Shell
2 31 (50.82%) Ruby
3 30 (49.18%) Perl
4 29 (47.54%) PHP
5 22 (36.07%) Java
6 15 (24.59%) SQL
7 12 (19.67%) Shell Script
8 11 (18.03%) Python
9 2 (3.28%) Korn
10 1 (1.64%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.64%) C-shell
10 1 (1.64%) sed
10 1 (1.64%) AWK
10 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) CCNA
2 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) RHCE
System Software
1 24 (39.34%) Postfix
2 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (34.43%) XenServer
3 17 (27.87%) NFS
4 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
5 6 (9.84%) Sendmail
6 4 (6.56%) KVM
7 3 (4.92%) Xen
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.64%) Squid
9 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (1.64%) RACF
9 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.64%) qmail
9 1 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.64%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.64%) ACF2
9 1 (1.64%) Corosync
9 1 (1.64%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 29 (47.54%) Puppet
2 18 (29.51%) ZABBIX
3 10 (16.39%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (16.39%) Salt
4 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.28%) nmon
6 1 (1.64%) Cacti
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.64%) Legato
6 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.64%) Nagios
6 1 (1.64%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 47 (77.05%) Red Hat
2 35 (57.38%) VMware
3 22 (36.07%) Citrix
4 9 (14.75%) Oracle
5 5 (8.20%) HP
6 4 (6.56%) IBM
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.92%) Sun
7 3 (4.92%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) JBoss
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco
9 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) CA
9 1 (1.64%) Veritas
9 1 (1.64%) Zend
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