The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 April 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 / Scotland
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 129 133
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4  
Contract jobs citing Samba 1 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.052% 0.44% 0.065%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 2.66% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £340 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £425
% change year-on-year - -20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 176 488 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.13% 16.70% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 238 132
Median daily rate £355 £361 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +9.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £220 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.99% +14.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £41.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

Samba
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Samba
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Samba in Scotland

Samba
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Renfrewshire +20 1 £340 +6.25%
Samba
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Samba.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (50.00%) C-shell
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

Samba
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Applications Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) AIX
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Korn
2 1 (50.00%) Bourne shell
2 1 (50.00%) C-shell
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) NFS
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) VMware