The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Samba skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Samba over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Samba
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 559 621
Rank change year-on-year -11 +62  
Contract jobs citing Samba 24 63 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.13% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 1.04% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 44 9
Median daily rate £400 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -7.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £310 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £484 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +11.42% -9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £49.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +199.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £49.46 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.38 £49.46 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £49.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.96% +199.75%  

Samba is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4936 6059 5494
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.42% 12.29% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4678 6489 5471
Median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £205 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 609 751
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.88 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Samba
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Samba as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Samba in England

Samba
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Samba in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Samba in England

Samba
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Samba in England

Samba
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
South West 0 7 £405 +3.18% 1
Midlands +16 5 £375 -21.05% 1
West Midlands - 5 £375 - 1
London -14 4 £401 +2.03%
East of England - 4 £410 -
North East +55 3 £400 +21.21% 1
North of England +39 3 £400 +21.21% 5
South East +14 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Samba
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Samba.

1 30 (66.67%) Unix
2 29 (64.44%) Linux
2 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
3 27 (60.00%) Perl
4 22 (48.89%) Windows
5 20 (44.44%) VMware
5 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 17 (37.78%) SQL
6 17 (37.78%) Solaris
7 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
7 16 (35.56%) Nagios
8 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
8 14 (31.11%) Sun
8 14 (31.11%) HPUX
9 13 (28.89%) Python
9 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
9 13 (28.89%) DNS
9 13 (28.89%) HP
9 13 (28.89%) Shell Script
9 13 (28.89%) DV Cleared
10 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
11 11 (24.44%) tcsh
11 11 (24.44%) Cisco
11 11 (24.44%) FreeBSD
12 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (22.22%) WAN
12 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2000
12 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (22.22%) PostgreSQL

Samba
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2000
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (11.11%) Apache
6 5 (11.11%) iPlanet
6 5 (11.11%) JBoss
6 5 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (11.11%) WebLogic
7 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (6.67%) MQSeries
7 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
7 3 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) DNS
1 13 (28.89%) TCP/IP
2 10 (22.22%) WAN
3 8 (17.78%) SNMP
4 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 7 (15.56%) Firewall
4 7 (15.56%) Multicast
5 6 (13.33%) Extranet
5 6 (13.33%) Intranet
5 6 (13.33%) X.500
6 5 (11.11%) LAN
6 5 (11.11%) SAN
7 4 (8.89%) LDAP
7 4 (8.89%) NAS
8 3 (6.67%) FCoE
8 3 (6.67%) iSCSI
8 3 (6.67%) VLAN
9 1 (2.22%) HTTP
9 1 (2.22%) Kerberos
9 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (20.00%) MySQL
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) MariaDB
5 2 (4.44%) Base SAS
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 2 (4.44%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Unix Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Administrator
3 8 (17.78%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (17.78%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) SharePoint Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Systems Integrator
5 4 (8.89%) Unix Systems Integrator
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) AIX Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.44%) Solaris Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (11.11%) J2EE
3 3 (6.67%) LAMP
4 2 (4.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (15.56%) Clustering
3 6 (13.33%) RIA
4 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.67%) Grid Computing
6 2 (4.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Unix
2 29 (64.44%) Linux
3 22 (48.89%) Windows
4 17 (37.78%) Solaris
5 14 (31.11%) HPUX
6 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
7 11 (24.44%) FreeBSD
8 10 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (13.33%) AIX
10 6 (13.33%) CentOS
10 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (11.11%) SUSE
12 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
13 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (2.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Change Control
2 7 (15.56%) Migration
2 7 (15.56%) Open Source
3 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (13.33%) Web Development
4 5 (11.11%) High Availability
4 5 (11.11%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.11%) Test Management
5 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 3 (6.67%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.44%) Requirements Management
7 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) Time Management
8 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) Perl
2 17 (37.78%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) Python
3 13 (28.89%) Shell Script
4 11 (24.44%) tcsh
5 9 (20.00%) PHP
6 7 (15.56%) Bash Shell
7 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.67%) C-shell
8 3 (6.67%) Korn
9 2 (4.44%) C#
9 2 (4.44%) C++
9 2 (4.44%) Java
9 2 (4.44%) Ruby
10 1 (2.22%) Bourne shell
10 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (64.44%) Security Cleared
2 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 13 (28.89%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 9 (20.00%) Squid
2 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) Snort
3 5 (11.11%) NFS
4 4 (8.89%) Docker
4 4 (8.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (6.67%) KVM
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (4.44%) GlusterFS
7 1 (2.22%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.22%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) Nagios
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 7 (15.56%) Kibana
3 7 (15.56%) logstash
3 7 (15.56%) SmokePing
4 6 (13.33%) Webmin
4 6 (13.33%) Xymon
5 4 (8.89%) Ansible
6 3 (6.67%) OpenView
7 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
7 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.22%) Puppet
7 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) VMware
2 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
2 14 (31.11%) Sun
3 13 (28.89%) HP
4 11 (24.44%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.33%) Citrix
6 6 (13.33%) Veeam
7 5 (11.11%) F5
7 5 (11.11%) Oracle
8 4 (8.89%) Veritas
9 3 (6.67%) Cognos
9 3 (6.67%) Opsware
9 3 (6.67%) PlateSpin
10 2 (4.44%) SAP
11 1 (2.22%) Dell
11 1 (2.22%) EMC
11 1 (2.22%) IBM
11 1 (2.22%) Juniper
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