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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Samba
Rank 592 565 535
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -30
Contract jobs citing Samba 21 31 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.059% 0.088%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.60% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 36
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£300 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £167 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £335
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - -

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
5414 5202 4914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.87% 9.83% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3078 2831 2411
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 619 632
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £28.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -29 21 £300 -20.00% 6
London -1 9 £300 -18.64% 5
South West -29 7 - -
Wiltshire - 7 - -
City of London -3 2 £475 +28.81% 1
South East -14 2 £135 -71.57%
Oxfordshire - 2 £135 -
East of England - 2 £565 -
Oxford - 2 £135 -
Salisbury - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £565 -
Essex - 1 £565 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 64 (74.42%) Linux
2 63 (73.26%) Windows
3 47 (54.65%) Perl
4 46 (53.49%) Active Directory
5 42 (48.84%) VMware
6 31 (36.05%) Red Hat
6 31 (36.05%) Solaris
7 30 (34.88%) Puppet
8 28 (32.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (31.40%) Apache
9 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
10 26 (30.23%) SC Cleared
10 26 (30.23%) Firewall
10 26 (30.23%) UNIX
10 26 (30.23%) Oracle
11 25 (29.07%) LDAP
11 25 (29.07%) Ubuntu
11 25 (29.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (26.74%) SAN
13 22 (25.58%) LAN
13 22 (25.58%) WAN
14 21 (24.42%) Python
14 21 (24.42%) Shell Script
15 20 (23.26%) CentOS
16 19 (22.09%) Postfix
16 19 (22.09%) MySQL
16 19 (22.09%) TCP/IP
16 19 (22.09%) VPN
16 19 (22.09%) Cisco
16 19 (22.09%) DevOps

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 27 (31.40%) Apache
2 16 (18.60%) nginx
3 15 (17.44%) Confluence
3 15 (17.44%) MediaWiki
4 10 (11.63%) IIS
4 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.14%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.65%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.49%) JBoss
7 3 (3.49%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.49%) iPlanet
7 3 (3.49%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.49%) Lync
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.33%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) MS Office
2 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.23%) Firewall
2 25 (29.07%) LDAP
3 23 (26.74%) SAN
4 22 (25.58%) LAN
4 22 (25.58%) WAN
5 19 (22.09%) TCP/IP
5 19 (22.09%) VPN
6 16 (18.60%) DNS
7 11 (12.79%) IPv6
7 11 (12.79%) OSPF
7 11 (12.79%) BGP
7 11 (12.79%) EIGRP
7 11 (12.79%) IPsec
7 11 (12.79%) Network Security
8 7 (8.14%) NAS
8 7 (8.14%) VLAN
8 7 (8.14%) DHCP
9 6 (6.98%) iSCSI
10 5 (5.81%) SNMP
11 4 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) MySQL
2 18 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (17.44%) SQL Server
4 8 (9.30%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.16%) MS Access
8 1 (1.16%) DB2
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (20.93%) Hudson
1 18 (20.93%) Jenkins
2 17 (19.77%) JIRA
3 15 (17.44%) Git (software)
3 15 (17.44%) Subversion
4 2 (2.33%) Toad
5 1 (1.16%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.16%) StarTeam
5 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.16%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Linux Engineer
2 21 (24.42%) Administrator
3 17 (19.77%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (15.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 13 (15.12%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 13 (15.12%) Designer
5 13 (15.12%) Senior Designer
6 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) UNIX Engineer
7 8 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.98%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (6.98%) Developer
10 5 (5.81%) Programmer
11 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 3 (3.49%) Network Administrator
13 2 (2.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 2 (2.33%) UNIX Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) LAMP
3 3 (3.49%) J2EE
4 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.16%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) CGI
5 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Wiki
2 14 (16.28%) Data Centre
3 13 (15.12%) Clustering
4 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.81%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.16%) Statistics
7 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.16%) Informatics
7 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.16%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 64 (74.42%) Linux
2 63 (73.26%) Windows
3 31 (36.05%) Solaris
4 28 (32.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (30.23%) UNIX
6 25 (29.07%) Ubuntu
7 20 (23.26%) CentOS
8 18 (20.93%) Debian
9 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (16.28%) Mac OS X Server
11 11 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (12.79%) AIX
12 8 (9.30%) Windows 7
12 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (8.14%) Mac OS X
14 3 (3.49%) SUSE
14 3 (3.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) DevOps
2 18 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (16.28%) Open Source
3 14 (16.28%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (15.12%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (15.12%) Build Automation
5 12 (13.95%) Load Balancing
5 12 (13.95%) ITIL
6 10 (11.63%) Patch Management
7 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.14%) Migration
9 6 (6.98%) Data Modelling
9 6 (6.98%) Database Theory
9 6 (6.98%) Relational Database Theory
10 4 (4.65%) Change Management
10 4 (4.65%) High Availability
11 3 (3.49%) Project Management
11 3 (3.49%) Service Management
11 3 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.65%) Perl
2 21 (24.42%) Python
2 21 (24.42%) Shell Script
3 16 (18.60%) Bash Shell
4 14 (16.28%) Java
5 13 (15.12%) Ruby
6 12 (13.95%) SQL
7 10 (11.63%) PHP
8 7 (8.14%) C++
9 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.81%) Korn
11 4 (4.65%) C#
12 3 (3.49%) C-shell
13 2 (2.33%) VB
14 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
14 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (31.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.28%) RHCE
4 12 (13.95%) DV Cleared
5 9 (10.47%) CCNA
5 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.98%) Degree
7 3 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.33%) OCP
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (2.33%) MCSE
8 2 (2.33%) MCSA
9 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.33%) GxP
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (53.49%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (22.09%) Postfix
3 19 (22.09%) iptables
4 12 (13.95%) XenServer
5 11 (12.79%) NFS
6 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.65%) vSphere
7 4 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.49%) XenApp
8 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.49%) KVM
9 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.16%) Firmware
10 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 30 (34.88%) Puppet
2 15 (17.44%) ZABBIX
3 14 (16.28%) WSUS
4 9 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (9.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (9.30%) Salt
6 3 (3.49%) Ansible
6 3 (3.49%) OpenView
6 3 (3.49%) SCCM
7 2 (2.33%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.33%) Nagios
7 2 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.16%) Opsview
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (1.16%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (48.84%) VMware
2 31 (36.05%) Red Hat
3 26 (30.23%) Oracle
4 19 (22.09%) Cisco
5 18 (20.93%) Sun
6 13 (15.12%) Apple
7 12 (13.95%) Citrix
8 8 (9.30%) HP
9 6 (6.98%) NetApp
9 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.81%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.81%) Veritas
11 3 (3.49%) NetIQ
11 3 (3.49%) EMC
11 3 (3.49%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.49%) Brocade
11 3 (3.49%) PlateSpin
11 3 (3.49%) ProCurve
11 3 (3.49%) F5
12 2 (2.33%) Varonis