Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 804 804
Rank change year-on-year +61 0 -20
Contract jobs citing Samba 88 69 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.094% 0.070% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.57% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 39
England median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% -10.30%
10th Percentile £283 £268 £256
90th Percentile £437 £625 £465
UK median daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year +5.63% -4.05% -10.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 1
England median hourly rate £16.41 £49.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.83% +199.76% -58.75%
10th Percentile £12.96 £41.96 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £49.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year -66.83% +199.76% -58.75%

Samba is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11950 12103 10859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.73% 12.33% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7819 7664 6282
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 815 1172
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.13 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Samba in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Samba in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 38 £400 -7.25%
Midlands +35 15 £369 -38.54%
South West +18 15 £325 -17.20% 1
North East +62 12 £333 +0.76%
North of England +58 12 £333 +0.76%
West Midlands - 10 £375 -
East Midlands +5 5 £335 -44.17%
South East +2 4 £425 +21.43% 2
East of England - 4 £410 -
Samba
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 76 (86.36%) Linux
2 54 (61.36%) Red Hat
3 53 (60.23%) Windows
4 51 (57.95%) Unix
5 44 (50.00%) DNS
6 42 (47.73%) Shell Script
7 40 (45.45%) WAN
8 38 (43.18%) Security Cleared
9 37 (42.05%) Solaris
9 37 (42.05%) Firewall
10 36 (40.91%) Perl
10 36 (40.91%) Data Centre
11 33 (37.50%) Cisco
11 33 (37.50%) Bash Shell
12 30 (34.09%) Windows Server
13 29 (32.95%) VMware
13 29 (32.95%) SAN
14 28 (31.82%) Sun
14 28 (31.82%) TCP/IP
14 28 (31.82%) LDAP
14 28 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (30.68%) SC Cleared
15 27 (30.68%) HPUX
15 27 (30.68%) LAN
16 26 (29.55%) AIX
16 26 (29.55%) Python
16 26 (29.55%) Oracle
17 25 (28.41%) Clustering
18 24 (27.27%) ITIL
18 24 (27.27%) Apache

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 24 (27.27%) Apache
2 19 (21.59%) Tomcat
3 15 (17.05%) iPlanet
3 15 (17.05%) JBoss
3 15 (17.05%) Oracle Application Server
3 15 (17.05%) WebLogic
4 13 (14.77%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
5 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2000
5 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 10 (11.36%) MQSeries
6 9 (10.23%) OpenStack
6 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
7 6 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (6.82%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (9.09%) Houdini
2 8 (9.09%) Maya
2 8 (9.09%) NUKE
2 8 (9.09%) Photoshop
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 44 (50.00%) DNS
2 40 (45.45%) WAN
3 37 (42.05%) Firewall
4 29 (32.95%) SAN
5 28 (31.82%) LDAP
5 28 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 27 (30.68%) LAN
7 15 (17.05%) DHCP
8 14 (15.91%) VoIP
9 13 (14.77%) NAS
10 12 (13.64%) FCoE
10 12 (13.64%) iSCSI
11 9 (10.23%) VPN
12 8 (9.09%) FTP
12 8 (9.09%) Network Security
13 6 (6.82%) HTTP
13 6 (6.82%) X.500
14 5 (5.68%) Kerberos
14 5 (5.68%) SSL
14 5 (5.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (4.55%) MySQL
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.55%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.14%) GitLab
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (17.05%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
2 9 (10.23%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.82%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) French Language
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 32 (36.36%) Administrator
2 30 (34.09%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (21.59%) Linux Administrator
4 18 (20.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 16 (18.18%) Unix Engineer
6 15 (17.05%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (11.36%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (10.23%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (10.23%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 9 (10.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 9 (10.23%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (10.23%) Windows DevOps Engineer
10 7 (7.95%) Solaris Engineer
10 7 (7.95%) Unix Administrator
10 7 (7.95%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 5 (5.68%) AIX Engineer
11 5 (5.68%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (5.68%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (5.68%) Ubuntu Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.18%) J2EE
2 5 (5.68%) LAMP
3 4 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 25 (28.41%) Clustering
3 12 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
4 10 (11.36%) Replication
5 7 (7.95%) Animation
6 4 (4.55%) PKI
7 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.41%) Grid Computing
7 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.41%) RIA
8 2 (2.27%) iPad
9 1 (1.14%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (86.36%) Linux
2 53 (60.23%) Windows
3 51 (57.95%) Unix
4 37 (42.05%) Solaris
5 30 (34.09%) Windows Server
6 28 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (30.68%) HPUX
8 26 (29.55%) AIX
9 23 (26.14%) CentOS
10 21 (23.86%) SUSE
11 18 (20.45%) Windows 7
12 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (14.77%) Debian
13 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (11.36%) Ubuntu
14 10 (11.36%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (10.23%) Mac OS
15 9 (10.23%) Windows 10
16 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (3.41%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) ITIL
2 23 (26.14%) Load Balancing
3 19 (21.59%) Open Source
4 17 (19.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (18.18%) High Availability
6 14 (15.91%) Migration
7 13 (14.77%) Unit Testing
8 11 (12.50%) Patch Management
8 11 (12.50%) Task Automation
9 10 (11.36%) Analytics
9 10 (11.36%) DevOps
9 10 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (10.23%) Asset Management
10 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.23%) Machine Learning
11 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (7.95%) Requirements Management
12 7 (7.95%) Visual Effects
13 6 (6.82%) Line Management
13 6 (6.82%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 42 (47.73%) Shell Script
2 36 (40.91%) Perl
3 33 (37.50%) Bash Shell
4 26 (29.55%) Python
5 20 (22.73%) Korn
6 15 (17.05%) C-shell
7 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
8 8 (9.09%) SQL
9 3 (3.41%) Java
9 3 (3.41%) PHP
9 3 (3.41%) Ruby
10 2 (2.27%) C++
11 1 (1.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 38 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (30.68%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.41%) RHCE
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (21.59%) Hyper-V
1 19 (21.59%) NFS
2 15 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (13.64%) KVM
5 10 (11.36%) Oracle RAC
5 10 (11.36%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (7.95%) Squid
7 6 (6.82%) Veritas File System
8 5 (5.68%) iptables
8 5 (5.68%) SRDF
8 5 (5.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (4.55%) Postfix
10 3 (3.41%) Docker
10 3 (3.41%) pfSense
11 2 (2.27%) Firmware
12 1 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) Ansible
2 10 (11.36%) WMI
3 9 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.82%) OpenView
4 6 (6.82%) Puppet
5 5 (5.68%) Nagios
5 5 (5.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (4.55%) Nessus
6 4 (4.55%) Nmap
7 3 (3.41%) Kibana
7 3 (3.41%) logstash
7 3 (3.41%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.41%) Rancher
7 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (3.41%) Webmin
7 3 (3.41%) Xymon
8 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.27%) Icinga
8 2 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (61.36%) Red Hat
2 33 (37.50%) Cisco
3 29 (32.95%) VMware
4 28 (31.82%) Sun
5 26 (29.55%) Oracle
6 19 (21.59%) F5
7 18 (20.45%) HP
7 18 (20.45%) Veritas
8 10 (11.36%) EMC
8 10 (11.36%) Fortinet
8 10 (11.36%) Juniper
8 10 (11.36%) Mitel
8 10 (11.36%) SolarWinds
8 10 (11.36%) Splunk
9 8 (9.09%) NetApp
10 6 (6.82%) Cognos
10 6 (6.82%) Opsware
10 6 (6.82%) PlateSpin
11 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.55%) NEC