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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Samba
Rank 580 561 567
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing Samba 44 55 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.11% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.87% 1.07% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 9
Average daily rate £343 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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
5040 5126 4831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 9.92% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2989 2791 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 595 553
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 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 15 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -43 42 £335 -4.28% 7
London +4 19 £325 -2.25% 5
South West +3 15 £370 -12.94% 1
Wiltshire +5 14 £370 -
Swindon - 11 £370 -
South East -22 4 £203 -33.60%
West Midlands -10 3 £400 +14.28%
Birmingham - 3 £400 -
City of London +42 2 £325 - 4
Portsmouth -6 2 £245 -19.59%
Hampshire -14 2 £245 -19.59%
Oxfordshire - 2 £165 -
Oxford - 2 £165 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £260 -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 58 (75.32%) Linux
2 43 (55.84%) Perl
3 38 (49.35%) NFS
4 37 (48.05%) Windows
5 36 (46.75%) Red Hat
6 33 (42.86%) Unix
7 29 (37.66%) Oracle
8 26 (33.77%) Python
9 25 (32.47%) ITIL
9 25 (32.47%) Bash Shell
10 24 (31.17%) LDAP
10 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
10 24 (31.17%) Shell Script
10 24 (31.17%) Windows Server
11 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
12 20 (25.97%) Finance
12 20 (25.97%) VMware
13 19 (24.68%) Puppet
14 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
15 17 (22.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (22.08%) NetApp
16 16 (20.78%) EMC
16 16 (20.78%) ITIL V3
17 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
17 14 (18.18%) FTP
17 14 (18.18%) Cisco
17 14 (18.18%) Solaris
17 14 (18.18%) Load Balancing
18 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
18 12 (15.58%) AWK

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 11 (14.29%) Apache
1 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.90%) SAS
5 2 (2.60%) Confluence
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (2.60%) JBoss
5 2 (2.60%) MediaWiki
5 2 (2.60%) nginx
6 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) LDAP
2 21 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 14 (18.18%) FTP
4 12 (15.58%) DNS
5 11 (14.29%) Firewall
6 9 (11.69%) LAN
6 9 (11.69%) SSH
6 9 (11.69%) WAN
7 7 (9.09%) BGP
7 7 (9.09%) OSPF
7 7 (9.09%) SAN
7 7 (9.09%) VPN
8 6 (7.79%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (5.19%) DHCP
9 4 (5.19%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.19%) FWSM
9 4 (5.19%) Kerberos
9 4 (5.19%) NAS
9 4 (5.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.09%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.30%) MS Access
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.60%) Hudson
3 2 (2.60%) PVCS
3 2 (2.60%) Subversion
General
1 20 (25.97%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (14.29%) Administrator
1 11 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
1 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 11 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 10 (12.99%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Unix Engineer
3 7 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) IT Support
5 5 (6.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.19%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) LAMP
2 3 (3.90%) POSIX
3 2 (2.60%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.60%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
3 2 (2.60%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.30%) .NET
4 1 (1.30%) Middleware
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) ASTM
2 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Wiki
3 4 (5.19%) CLARiiON
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.60%) Animation
5 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Blog
6 1 (1.30%) Informatics
6 1 (1.30%) LIMS
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (75.32%) Linux
2 37 (48.05%) Windows
3 33 (42.86%) Unix
4 24 (31.17%) Windows Server
5 17 (22.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (18.18%) Solaris
7 12 (15.58%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (14.29%) CentOS
9 10 (12.99%) Mac OS X
10 8 (10.39%) Mac OS X Server
10 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (9.09%) Debian
11 7 (9.09%) SUSE
12 5 (6.49%) Ubuntu
12 5 (6.49%) Windows 7
13 4 (5.19%) HPUX
14 3 (3.90%) AIX
14 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
15 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) ITIL
2 16 (20.78%) ITIL V3
3 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 14 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 10 (12.99%) Change Management
5 8 (10.39%) Open Source
6 7 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.09%) Project Management
6 7 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.49%) Data Security
7 5 (6.49%) Software Delivery
7 5 (6.49%) Workflow
8 4 (5.19%) Security Operations
9 3 (3.90%) Coaching
9 3 (3.90%) High Availability
9 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) Perl
2 26 (33.77%) Python
3 25 (32.47%) Bash Shell
4 24 (31.17%) Shell Script
5 12 (15.58%) AWK
5 12 (15.58%) sed
6 11 (14.29%) SQL
7 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
8 8 (10.39%) Korn
9 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
9 7 (9.09%) VBScript
10 5 (6.49%) MUMPS
10 5 (6.49%) PHP
10 5 (6.49%) Ruby
11 3 (3.90%) Java
12 2 (2.60%) C-shell
12 2 (2.60%) VB
13 1 (1.30%) C
13 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) Degree
4 7 (9.09%) CCNA
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.19%) MCSE
5 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) RHCE
7 2 (2.60%) OCP
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) HL7
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 38 (49.35%) NFS
2 24 (31.17%) Active Directory
3 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (10.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (10.39%) VMware ESX
5 7 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (6.49%) iptables
6 5 (6.49%) Postfix
6 5 (6.49%) vSphere
7 3 (3.90%) Sendmail
8 2 (2.60%) BIND 9
8 2 (2.60%) Docker
8 2 (2.60%) KVM
8 2 (2.60%) pfSense
8 2 (2.60%) Squid
8 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.60%) Xen
9 1 (1.30%) Ceph
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) Puppet
2 11 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (10.39%) WSUS
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle ZFS
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (5.19%) BladeLogic
6 4 (5.19%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (3.90%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (3.90%) systemd
7 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
7 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Ansible
8 2 (2.60%) Nagios
8 2 (2.60%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.60%) Zenoss
9 1 (1.30%) Cacti
9 1 (1.30%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.30%) RANCID
Vendors
1 36 (46.75%) Red Hat
2 29 (37.66%) Oracle
3 20 (25.97%) VMware
4 17 (22.08%) NetApp
5 16 (20.78%) EMC
6 14 (18.18%) Cisco
7 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
8 8 (10.39%) Apple
8 8 (10.39%) HP
8 8 (10.39%) Veritas
9 7 (9.09%) IBM
10 6 (7.79%) Isilon
10 6 (7.79%) Sun
11 4 (5.19%) 3PAR
11 4 (5.19%) BMC
11 4 (5.19%) Dell
11 4 (5.19%) Varonis
12 3 (3.90%) Supermicro
13 2 (2.60%) Serena
13 2 (2.60%) Sophos
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