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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 592 542
Rank change year-on-year +35 -50  
Contract jobs citing Samba 19 32 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.064% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.59% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 34
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £348 £363
% change year-on-year -2.15% -4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 4722 5438 5102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.25% 10.88% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3021 3368 2829
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 437 609
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Samba
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Samba as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
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 30 March 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
London +27 11 £300 -9.43% 3
South East +22 5 £330 +9.90% 1
East Midlands - 2 £438 -
West Midlands - 1 £408 -
Samba
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (64.71%) Linux
2 31 (60.78%) Unix
3 23 (45.10%) Perl
4 22 (43.14%) Security Cleared
5 20 (39.22%) SQL
5 20 (39.22%) VMware
6 19 (37.25%) NFS
7 18 (35.29%) Windows
8 17 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 16 (31.37%) Nagios
9 16 (31.37%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (27.45%) Python
10 14 (27.45%) FreeBSD
10 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
10 14 (27.45%) tcsh
11 13 (25.49%) Change Control
11 13 (25.49%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (25.49%) DNS
11 13 (25.49%) HP
11 13 (25.49%) Finance
12 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
12 12 (23.53%) DV Cleared
12 12 (23.53%) Oracle ZFS
13 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
13 11 (21.57%) LDAP
13 11 (21.57%) Solaris
13 11 (21.57%) SNMP
13 11 (21.57%) Snort
14 10 (19.61%) Elastic Stack
14 10 (19.61%) Elasticsearch

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 10 (19.61%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.88%) Apache
3 3 (5.88%) IIS
3 3 (5.88%) nginx
3 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (25.49%) DNS
3 11 (21.57%) LDAP
3 11 (21.57%) SNMP
4 10 (19.61%) Multicast
5 8 (15.69%) SAN
6 7 (13.73%) WAN
7 5 (9.80%) LAN
8 4 (7.84%) DHCP
8 4 (7.84%) Firewall
9 3 (5.88%) FTP
9 3 (5.88%) SSH
9 3 (5.88%) SSL
9 3 (5.88%) X.500
10 2 (3.92%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.92%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.96%) PCoIP
11 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (11.76%) MySQL
3 3 (5.88%) MariaDB
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.92%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Systems Engineer
2 13 (25.49%) Unix Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Administrator
3 11 (21.57%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Systems Administrator
3 11 (21.57%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Systems Integrator
4 6 (11.76%) Unix Systems Integrator
5 5 (9.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) LAMP
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 33 (64.71%) Linux
2 31 (60.78%) Unix
3 18 (35.29%) Windows
4 14 (27.45%) FreeBSD
5 11 (21.57%) Solaris
5 11 (21.57%) Windows Server
6 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (11.76%) AIX
8 5 (9.80%) HPUX
8 5 (9.80%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (5.88%) Debian
9 3 (5.88%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.92%) SUSE
10 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.96%) Fedora
11 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Change Control
2 10 (19.61%) Open Source
3 7 (13.73%) Service Delivery
4 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.84%) ITIL
5 4 (7.84%) Patch Management
6 3 (5.88%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) DevOps
6 3 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.88%) SDLC
7 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.92%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (3.92%) Service Management
7 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) Perl
2 20 (39.22%) SQL
3 14 (27.45%) Python
3 14 (27.45%) tcsh
4 9 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell
6 5 (9.80%) Java
7 3 (5.88%) PHP
7 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.92%) C#
8 2 (3.92%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) C-shell
8 2 (3.92%) Korn
9 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (43.14%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 12 (23.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) RHCE
4 2 (3.92%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO27005
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) NFS
2 11 (21.57%) Snort
3 9 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.80%) vSphere
5 4 (7.84%) Squid
5 4 (7.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
6 3 (5.88%) Docker
7 2 (3.92%) GlusterFS
7 2 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (31.37%) Nagios
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle ZFS
3 10 (19.61%) Kibana
3 10 (19.61%) logstash
3 10 (19.61%) SmokePing
4 8 (15.69%) Ansible
5 4 (7.84%) Puppet
5 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (7.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (5.88%) systemd
7 2 (3.92%) BladeLogic
7 2 (3.92%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.92%) OpenView
8 1 (1.96%) Nessus
8 1 (1.96%) OpenVAS
8 1 (1.96%) OSSEC
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) VMware
2 13 (25.49%) HP
3 12 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 8 (15.69%) Sun
5 6 (11.76%) Cisco
6 5 (9.80%) Oracle
7 4 (7.84%) 3PAR
7 4 (7.84%) Veritas
8 2 (3.92%) BMC
8 2 (3.92%) Brocade
8 2 (3.92%) EMC
8 2 (3.92%) IBM
8 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.92%) NetApp
8 2 (3.92%) NETGEAR
8 2 (3.92%) SAP
8 2 (3.92%) Symantec
9 1 (1.96%) Juniper
9 1 (1.96%) Sourcefire
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