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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Samba
Rank 531 551 509
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -42
Contract jobs citing Samba 56 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.030% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 1.12% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 15
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£350 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
5012 4743 4336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.35% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2792 2323 2057
Average daily rate £385 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 550 715
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.43 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

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 3 March 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 28 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 3 March 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 +32 54 £350 -15.15% 10
London +20 21 £333 -19.39% 4
South East -1 19 £332 - 1
Hampshire -7 17 £314 -
South West - 12 £425 - 1
Bristol - 6 £425 - 1
City of London +11 2 £325 -31.57% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 1
North West - 1 £408 -
Merseyside - - - -
East of England - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 69 (74.19%) Linux
2 51 (54.84%) Red Hat
3 49 (52.69%) Windows
4 44 (47.31%) VMware
5 42 (45.16%) Perl
6 38 (40.86%) Apache
7 35 (37.63%) Puppet
8 33 (35.48%) UNIX
9 32 (34.41%) SAN
9 32 (34.41%) Ubuntu
10 31 (33.33%) Bash Shell
10 31 (33.33%) LDAP
11 28 (30.11%) WAN
11 28 (30.11%) Firewall
11 28 (30.11%) DevOps
12 27 (29.03%) LAN
13 26 (27.96%) Solaris
13 26 (27.96%) Jenkins
13 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
13 26 (27.96%) CentOS
14 25 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (26.88%) SC Cleared
14 25 (26.88%) Hudson
14 25 (26.88%) Active Directory
15 24 (25.81%) Citrix
15 24 (25.81%) XenServer
16 23 (24.73%) Ruby
17 20 (21.51%) Shell Script
18 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 38 (40.86%) Apache
2 17 (18.28%) Confluence
2 17 (18.28%) MediaWiki
3 16 (17.20%) nginx
4 8 (8.60%) IIS
5 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Office
2 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) ResourceLink
1 2 (2.15%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.08%) RMDS
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (34.41%) SAN
2 31 (33.33%) LDAP
3 28 (30.11%) WAN
3 28 (30.11%) Firewall
4 27 (29.03%) LAN
5 18 (19.35%) VPN
6 17 (18.28%) Network Security
7 16 (17.20%) IPsec
7 16 (17.20%) IPv6
7 16 (17.20%) OSPF
7 16 (17.20%) BGP
7 16 (17.20%) EIGRP
8 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
9 11 (11.83%) NAS
10 10 (10.75%) DNS
11 6 (6.45%) SSL
12 5 (5.38%) DHCP
13 4 (4.30%) HTTP
14 3 (3.23%) Kerberos
14 3 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) MySQL
1 18 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.30%) Ingres
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.23%) Redis
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (27.96%) Jenkins
2 25 (26.88%) Hudson
3 18 (19.35%) Subversion
3 18 (19.35%) Git (software)
4 17 (18.28%) JIRA
5 2 (2.15%) Toad
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (4.30%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Administrator
2 19 (20.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (18.28%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (17.20%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (15.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 11 (11.83%) UNIX Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) UNIX Administrator
7 8 (8.60%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
10 5 (5.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (5.38%) Programmer
10 5 (5.38%) Developer
11 4 (4.30%) Architect
11 4 (4.30%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Designer
11 4 (4.30%) Senior Designer
12 3 (3.23%) Solaris Administrator
12 3 (3.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) LAMP
2 9 (9.68%) .NET
3 1 (1.08%) Middleware
3 1 (1.08%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Wiki
2 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.75%) Clustering
4 9 (9.68%) Open Source
5 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.15%) Replication
6 2 (2.15%) Statistics
7 1 (1.08%) Animation
7 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.08%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 69 (74.19%) Linux
2 49 (52.69%) Windows
3 33 (35.48%) UNIX
4 32 (34.41%) Ubuntu
5 26 (27.96%) CentOS
5 26 (27.96%) Solaris
6 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (17.20%) Debian
8 15 (16.13%) AIX
9 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
9 9 (9.68%) Mac OS X Server
10 7 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (2.15%) SUSE
12 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.08%) HPUX
13 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) DevOps
2 26 (27.96%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (19.35%) Capacity Planning
3 18 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (16.13%) Service Delivery
4 15 (16.13%) Build Automation
5 10 (10.75%) Database Theory
5 10 (10.75%) Relational Database Theory
5 10 (10.75%) Data Modelling
6 9 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.68%) Migration
7 8 (8.60%) ITIL
8 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (6.45%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.30%) Project Management
11 3 (3.23%) Information Security
11 3 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.23%) High Availability
12 2 (2.15%) Data Governance
12 2 (2.15%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (45.16%) Perl
2 31 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 23 (24.73%) Ruby
4 20 (21.51%) Shell Script
5 19 (20.43%) PHP
6 18 (19.35%) Java
7 16 (17.20%) SQL
8 13 (13.98%) Python
9 8 (8.60%) C++
10 4 (4.30%) C#
11 3 (3.23%) VBA
11 3 (3.23%) Korn
12 2 (2.15%) Bourne shell
12 2 (2.15%) C
13 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.08%) C-shell
13 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (27.96%) Security Cleared
2 25 (26.88%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.90%) CCNA
3 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.45%) RHCE
5 5 (5.38%) Degree
6 3 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.15%) VCP4
7 2 (2.15%) RHCA
7 2 (2.15%) OCP
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.08%) MCSE
8 1 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (26.88%) Active Directory
1 25 (26.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (25.81%) XenServer
3 18 (19.35%) Postfix
4 14 (15.05%) NFS
5 3 (3.23%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.15%) GPFS
7 1 (1.08%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.08%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.08%) vSphere
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.08%) Corosync
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.08%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (37.63%) Puppet
2 19 (20.43%) ZABBIX
3 18 (19.35%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (18.28%) Salt
5 15 (16.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 10 (10.75%) WSUS
7 3 (3.23%) Nagios
8 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.08%) Legato
9 1 (1.08%) Opsview
9 1 (1.08%) Cacti
9 1 (1.08%) YaST
9 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.08%) SCOM
9 1 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (1.08%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.08%) MOM
9 1 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 51 (54.84%) Red Hat
2 44 (47.31%) VMware
3 24 (25.81%) Citrix
4 17 (18.28%) Oracle
5 9 (9.68%) Apple
6 7 (7.53%) EMC
6 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.53%) Sun
7 6 (6.45%) IBM
8 5 (5.38%) NetApp
8 5 (5.38%) HP
9 4 (4.30%) Cisco
10 3 (3.23%) Veritas
11 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.15%) Novell
11 2 (2.15%) CommVault
11 2 (2.15%) Epicor
11 2 (2.15%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.08%) SAP
12 1 (1.08%) Sybase
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
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