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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Samba
Rank 610 584 551
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -33
Contract jobs citing Samba 23 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.047% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.48% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 17
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£350 £381 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £211 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £326
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +16.94%
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
5668 5389 5060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.70% 9.65% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3217 3021 2629
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 639 579
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.78 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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 16 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 4 September 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 -6 23 £350 -6.66% 6
London - 16 £325 - 2
City of London - 4 £400 - 1
South West -20 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
South East - 3 £331 - 4
Salisbury - 3 - -
East of England +6 1 £565 +61.42%
Docklands, London - 1 £403 -
Essex - 1 £565 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £313 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £565 -
Havant - 1 £350 -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 39 (75.00%) Linux
2 35 (67.31%) Windows
3 33 (63.46%) Perl
4 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 23 (44.23%) UNIX
5 23 (44.23%) VMware
6 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
7 19 (36.54%) Apache
7 19 (36.54%) Oracle
7 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
8 18 (34.62%) Solaris
8 18 (34.62%) LDAP
9 16 (30.77%) Cisco
9 16 (30.77%) Firewall
10 15 (28.85%) SAN
10 15 (28.85%) Shell Script
10 15 (28.85%) Sun
10 15 (28.85%) NFS
11 14 (26.92%) DNS
11 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (25.00%) WAN
12 13 (25.00%) LAN
12 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (23.08%) HP
14 11 (21.15%) ITIL
14 11 (21.15%) Veritas
14 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
14 11 (21.15%) Puppet

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 19 (36.54%) Apache
2 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 7 (13.46%) nginx
4 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.69%) IIS
5 4 (7.69%) Confluence
5 4 (7.69%) MediaWiki
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.77%) Lync
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (5.77%) JBoss
6 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
6 3 (5.77%) iPlanet
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
7 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Office
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) TCP/IP
2 18 (34.62%) LDAP
3 16 (30.77%) Firewall
4 15 (28.85%) SAN
5 14 (26.92%) DNS
6 13 (25.00%) LAN
6 13 (25.00%) WAN
7 8 (15.38%) NAS
8 7 (13.46%) VPN
9 6 (11.54%) Wireless
9 6 (11.54%) iSCSI
9 6 (11.54%) SSH
9 6 (11.54%) VLAN
10 5 (9.62%) SNMP
10 5 (9.62%) FTP
11 4 (7.69%) DHCP
12 3 (5.77%) WLAN
12 3 (5.77%) SMTP
12 3 (5.77%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (5.77%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) MySQL
2 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.92%) MS Access
5 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) DB2
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) JIRA
1 7 (13.46%) Hudson
1 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.92%) PVCS
3 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
1 5 (9.62%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Administrator
2 13 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 9 (17.31%) Designer
4 9 (17.31%) Senior Designer
5 8 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (13.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (11.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 5 (9.62%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 5 (9.62%) UNIX Administrator
8 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Analyst
10 3 (5.77%) Solaris Administrator
10 3 (5.77%) Windows Administrator
11 2 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
1 3 (5.77%) J2EE
2 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.92%) XML
3 1 (1.92%) CGI
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Clustering
1 7 (13.46%) Wiki
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.69%) CLARiiON
5 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.85%) Grid Computing
6 2 (3.85%) Informatics
7 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.92%) Statistics
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
7 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.92%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Linux
2 35 (67.31%) Windows
3 23 (44.23%) UNIX
4 18 (34.62%) Solaris
5 14 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (19.23%) CentOS
9 9 (17.31%) Debian
9 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (13.46%) Ubuntu
10 7 (13.46%) SUSE
11 6 (11.54%) Mac OS X
11 6 (11.54%) Mac OS X Server
12 5 (9.62%) AIX
13 3 (5.77%) HPUX
14 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (13.46%) DevOps
3 6 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 6 (11.54%) Open Source
3 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.54%) Change Management
4 4 (7.69%) High Availability
4 4 (7.69%) Build Automation
4 4 (7.69%) Patch Management
5 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.77%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) Information Security
5 3 (5.77%) Project Management
5 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.85%) ITSM
6 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) Perl
2 15 (28.85%) Shell Script
3 10 (19.23%) Python
4 9 (17.31%) Bash Shell
5 6 (11.54%) Korn
5 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 5 (9.62%) Ruby
6 5 (9.62%) PHP
7 3 (5.77%) SQL
7 3 (5.77%) VB
7 3 (5.77%) Java
7 3 (5.77%) C-shell
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) DV Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) RHCE
3 5 (9.62%) CCNA
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.77%) Degree
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) GxP
1 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.85%) NFS
3 13 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (17.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (15.38%) Postfix
6 7 (13.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 7 (13.46%) iptables
7 6 (11.54%) VMware ESX
8 5 (9.62%) vSphere
9 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
10 3 (5.77%) KVM
10 3 (5.77%) XenApp
10 3 (5.77%) XenDesktop
11 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (3.85%) VMware Server
12 1 (1.92%) Xen
12 1 (1.92%) Firmware
12 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) Puppet
2 6 (11.54%) WSUS
3 4 (7.69%) BladeLogic
3 4 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.69%) ZABBIX
3 4 (7.69%) Ansible
3 4 (7.69%) Salt
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (5.77%) SCCM
4 3 (5.77%) OpenView
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.85%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.92%) Cacti
6 1 (1.92%) Dollar Universe
6 1 (1.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) VMware
2 20 (38.46%) Red Hat
3 19 (36.54%) Oracle
4 16 (30.77%) Cisco
5 15 (28.85%) Sun
6 12 (23.08%) HP
7 11 (21.15%) Veritas
8 8 (15.38%) EMC
9 7 (13.46%) 3PAR
10 6 (11.54%) IBM
10 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.54%) NetApp
11 5 (9.62%) BMC
12 4 (7.69%) Apple
13 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
13 3 (5.77%) NetIQ
13 3 (5.77%) Isilon
13 3 (5.77%) F5
13 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
13 3 (5.77%) Sophos
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