The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 395 421 389
Rank change year-on-year +26 -32  
Contract jobs citing Samba 13 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.066% 0.080% 0.080%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.80% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 11
Median daily rate £300 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +1.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £345 £363
% change year-on-year -1.44% -4.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2160 2240 1973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.04% 9.98% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 1545 1295
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 93 134
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.00 £27.25
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Samba
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Samba in London

Samba
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Samba in London

Samba
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
New Malden - 10 - -
Samba
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for Samba.

1 20 (68.97%) Unix
2 19 (65.52%) SQL
3 16 (55.17%) Perl
4 15 (51.72%) Linux
4 15 (51.72%) TCP/IP
5 14 (48.28%) Python
5 14 (48.28%) FreeBSD
5 14 (48.28%) tcsh
6 13 (44.83%) Change Control
6 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
6 13 (44.83%) Nagios
6 13 (44.83%) VMware
7 12 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (41.38%) NFS
7 12 (41.38%) Oracle ZFS
7 12 (41.38%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (37.93%) SNMP
8 11 (37.93%) Snort
9 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
9 10 (34.48%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (34.48%) Multicast
9 10 (34.48%) SmokePing
9 10 (34.48%) logstash
9 10 (34.48%) Kibana
9 10 (34.48%) Open Source
9 10 (34.48%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (31.03%) Finance
10 9 (31.03%) DNS
11 7 (24.14%) LDAP
11 7 (24.14%) Windows

Samba
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (34.48%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
2 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) nginx
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) TCP/IP
2 11 (37.93%) SNMP
3 10 (34.48%) Multicast
4 9 (31.03%) DNS
5 7 (24.14%) LDAP
6 3 (10.34%) Firewall
6 3 (10.34%) SSL
7 2 (6.90%) DHCP
7 2 (6.90%) FTP
7 2 (6.90%) SAN
7 2 (6.90%) SSH
8 1 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Unix Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Administrator
3 6 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (20.69%) Systems Integrator
3 6 (20.69%) Unix Systems Integrator
4 5 (17.24%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 4 (13.79%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support
6 3 (10.34%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (6.90%) Linux Support
8 1 (3.45%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (6.90%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Replication
2 2 (6.90%) RIA
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Unix
2 15 (51.72%) Linux
3 14 (48.28%) FreeBSD
4 7 (24.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (24.14%) Windows
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
6 3 (10.34%) Solaris
7 2 (6.90%) Debian
7 2 (6.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (6.90%) SUSE
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Change Control
2 10 (34.48%) Open Source
3 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) SDLC
4 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) SQL
2 16 (55.17%) Perl
3 14 (48.28%) Python
3 14 (48.28%) tcsh
4 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.34%) Java
5 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) RHCE
4 2 (6.90%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO27005
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) NFS
2 11 (37.93%) Snort
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 2 (6.90%) GlusterFS
6 2 (6.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
7 1 (3.45%) KVM
7 1 (3.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) Nagios
2 12 (41.38%) Oracle ZFS
3 10 (34.48%) Kibana
3 10 (34.48%) logstash
3 10 (34.48%) SmokePing
4 4 (13.79%) Ansible
4 4 (13.79%) Puppet
4 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (6.90%) BladeLogic
5 2 (6.90%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
5 2 (6.90%) OpenView
5 2 (6.90%) systemd
6 1 (3.45%) Nessus
6 1 (3.45%) OpenVAS
6 1 (3.45%) OSSEC
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
3 6 (20.69%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) 3PAR
4 4 (13.79%) Sun
4 4 (13.79%) Veritas
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
6 2 (6.90%) BMC
6 2 (6.90%) Brocade
6 2 (6.90%) EMC
6 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire