The table below looks at the statistics for Samba skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Samba over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Samba
Rank 590 611 600
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -11
Contract jobs citing Samba 30 46 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.083% 0.064%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.83% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 28
Median daily rate £350 £370 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -8.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £201 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £444 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £420
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.46 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 - £40.00

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
6331 5536 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 10.00% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3938 3216 3204
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 617 731
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Samba
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Samba as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 29 £350 -5.40% 2
Hampshire +39 15 £350 - 1
South East +35 15 £350 +112.12% 1
London -20 9 £500 +17.64% 1
Portsmouth - 6 - -
Havant 0 4 £350 -
Hook - 2 £378 -
North East - 2 £285 -
Scotland +10 1 - -
Glasgow +7 1 - -
South West +1 1 £215 -41.89%
City of London -4 1 - -
Chesterfield - 1 £650 -
Bristol - 1 £215 -
East Midlands - 1 £650 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £650 -

Samba
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Samba also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Samba.

1 73 (98.65%) Linux
2 40 (54.05%) Unix
2 40 (54.05%) DNS
3 37 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 37 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 36 (48.65%) LDAP
5 35 (47.30%) Perl
5 35 (47.30%) VMware
5 35 (47.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (45.95%) SAN
7 33 (44.59%) Security Cleared
8 32 (43.24%) Solaris
8 32 (43.24%) ITIL
8 32 (43.24%) Apache
9 30 (40.54%) WAN
9 30 (40.54%) Bash Shell
10 28 (37.84%) Windows
10 28 (37.84%) HP
11 26 (35.14%) Configuration Management
11 26 (35.14%) Oracle
12 25 (33.78%) Korn
13 24 (32.43%) MySQL
13 24 (32.43%) NFS
13 24 (32.43%) C-shell
13 24 (32.43%) Unit Testing
13 24 (32.43%) iSCSI
14 22 (29.73%) LAMP
15 19 (25.68%) Shell Script
16 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
16 16 (21.62%) Puppet

Samba
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (43.24%) Apache
2 9 (12.16%) OpenStack
2 9 (12.16%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.11%) nginx
4 5 (6.76%) IIS
5 4 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.05%) Confluence
6 3 (4.05%) JBoss
6 3 (4.05%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.05%) DNS
2 37 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 36 (48.65%) LDAP
4 34 (45.95%) SAN
5 30 (40.54%) WAN
6 24 (32.43%) iSCSI
7 8 (10.81%) Structured Cabling
8 7 (9.46%) Firewall
8 7 (9.46%) LAN
8 7 (9.46%) PCoIP
9 4 (5.41%) DHCP
9 4 (5.41%) SSL
9 4 (5.41%) VPN
10 3 (4.05%) IPsec
10 3 (4.05%) Network Security
10 3 (4.05%) X.500
11 2 (2.70%) IMAP
11 2 (2.70%) IPv6
11 2 (2.70%) OSPF
11 2 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) MySQL
2 7 (9.46%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (18.92%) ClearCase
1 14 (18.92%) StarTeam
2 8 (10.81%) JIRA
3 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.05%) Hudson
3 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.05%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Linux Engineer
2 17 (22.97%) Administrator
3 15 (20.27%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (14.86%) Unix Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) HPUX Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.41%) Applications Support Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Data Architect
8 4 (5.41%) Designer
8 4 (5.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Designer
9 3 (4.05%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) LAMP
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.35%) J2EE
4 1 (1.35%) JBoss Seam
4 1 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Clustering
1 9 (12.16%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.81%) Wiki
3 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Derivative
4 2 (2.70%) RIA
5 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) iPad
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (98.65%) Linux
2 40 (54.05%) Unix
3 32 (43.24%) Solaris
4 28 (37.84%) Windows
5 13 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (16.22%) HPUX
7 11 (14.86%) Windows Server
8 8 (10.81%) AIX
8 8 (10.81%) CentOS
9 6 (8.11%) Debian
10 4 (5.41%) Ubuntu
10 4 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (4.05%) Android
11 3 (4.05%) Mac OS
11 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
11 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.35%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) ITIL
2 26 (35.14%) Configuration Management
3 24 (32.43%) Unit Testing
4 10 (13.51%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.81%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (10.81%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (9.46%) High Availability
7 6 (8.11%) Service Management
8 5 (6.76%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.76%) Patch Management
8 5 (6.76%) SDLC
9 4 (5.41%) Change Management
9 4 (5.41%) DevOps
9 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (4.05%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.30%) Perl
2 30 (40.54%) Bash Shell
3 25 (33.78%) Korn
4 24 (32.43%) C-shell
5 19 (25.68%) Shell Script
6 9 (12.16%) SQL
7 6 (8.11%) Java
8 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.76%) Python
9 1 (1.35%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.51%) DV Cleared
4 7 (9.46%) RHCE
5 2 (2.70%) CCNA
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) RHCT
6 1 (1.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (47.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (32.43%) NFS
3 15 (20.27%) vSphere
4 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
5 8 (10.81%) VMware Server
5 8 (10.81%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (6.76%) Postfix
7 3 (4.05%) iptables
7 3 (4.05%) XenServer
8 2 (2.70%) Dovecot
8 2 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.35%) KVM
9 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (21.62%) Puppet
2 7 (9.46%) Nagios
2 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (8.11%) NetBackup
3 6 (8.11%) OpenView
4 5 (6.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (5.41%) Ansible
5 4 (5.41%) Graphite
5 4 (5.41%) logstash
5 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.05%) systemd
6 3 (4.05%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 35 (47.30%) VMware
3 28 (37.84%) HP
4 26 (35.14%) Oracle
5 11 (14.86%) Sun
6 8 (10.81%) NETGEAR
7 7 (9.46%) NetApp
8 6 (8.11%) 3PAR
8 6 (8.11%) Brocade
8 6 (8.11%) Cisco
8 6 (8.11%) Veritas
9 3 (4.05%) Citrix
10 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.70%) Symantec
11 1 (1.35%) Apple
11 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.35%) F5