Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 786 805 821
Rank change year-on-year +19 +16 -10
Contract jobs citing Samba 91 76 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.073% 0.059%
As % of the System Software category 0.70% 0.59% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 48 41
UK median daily rate £375 £353 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -4.73% -7.50%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £256
90th Percentile £436 £625 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 0
UK median hourly rate £16.41 £49.46 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.83% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 £49.46 -
% change year-on-year -66.83% - -

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12985 12942 11608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.59% 12.36% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8431 8106 6614
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £609 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 880 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

Samba
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Samba in the UK

Samba
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Samba in the UK

Samba
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Samba over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Samba in the UK

Samba
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Samba in the UK

Samba
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Samba over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Samba in the UK

Samba
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Samba within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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
England +37 90 £375 +7.14% 4
UK excluding London +13 52 £363 +3.57% 5
London +2 39 £400 -11.11%
South West 0 16 £325 -17.20% 2
Midlands +29 15 £369 -38.54%
North East +60 12 £333 +0.76%
North of England +46 12 £333 +0.76%
West Midlands - 10 £375 -
East Midlands -1 5 £335 -44.17%
South East -12 4 £425 +21.43% 2
East of England - 4 £410 -
Scotland -12 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Samba.

1 79 (86.81%) Linux
2 57 (62.64%) Red Hat
3 55 (60.44%) Windows
4 52 (57.14%) Unix
5 45 (49.45%) DNS
6 42 (46.15%) Shell Script
7 41 (45.05%) WAN
8 38 (41.76%) Solaris
8 38 (41.76%) Firewall
8 38 (41.76%) Security Cleared
9 37 (40.66%) Perl
9 37 (40.66%) Data Centre
10 35 (38.46%) Bash Shell
11 34 (37.36%) Cisco
12 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
13 30 (32.97%) VMware
13 30 (32.97%) SAN
13 30 (32.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (31.87%) LDAP
15 28 (30.77%) Sun
15 28 (30.77%) TCP/IP
15 28 (30.77%) LAN
16 27 (29.67%) HPUX
16 27 (29.67%) Oracle
16 27 (29.67%) SC Cleared
17 26 (28.57%) AIX
17 26 (28.57%) Python
17 26 (28.57%) Clustering
18 25 (27.47%) Apache
18 25 (27.47%) CentOS

Samba
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (27.47%) Apache
2 20 (21.98%) Tomcat
3 16 (17.58%) WebLogic
4 15 (16.48%) iPlanet
4 15 (16.48%) JBoss
4 15 (16.48%) Oracle Application Server
5 14 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2000
7 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (10.99%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 10 (10.99%) MQSeries
8 9 (9.89%) OpenStack
8 9 (9.89%) SharePoint
9 6 (6.59%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (6.59%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (9.89%) Houdini
2 9 (9.89%) Maya
2 9 (9.89%) NUKE
2 9 (9.89%) Photoshop
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (49.45%) DNS
2 41 (45.05%) WAN
3 38 (41.76%) Firewall
4 30 (32.97%) SAN
5 29 (31.87%) LDAP
6 28 (30.77%) LAN
6 28 (30.77%) TCP/IP
7 16 (17.58%) DHCP
8 15 (16.48%) VoIP
9 13 (14.29%) NAS
10 12 (13.19%) FCoE
10 12 (13.19%) iSCSI
11 9 (9.89%) VPN
12 8 (8.79%) FTP
12 8 (8.79%) Network Security
13 6 (6.59%) HTTP
13 6 (6.59%) X.500
14 5 (5.49%) Kerberos
14 5 (5.49%) SSL
14 5 (5.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle Exadata
3 4 (4.40%) MySQL
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.40%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.10%) GitLab
3 1 (1.10%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Banking
2 9 (9.89%) Investment Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Financial Institution
3 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.10%) French Language
4 1 (1.10%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (36.26%) Administrator
2 31 (34.07%) Systems Administrator
3 20 (21.98%) Linux Administrator
4 19 (20.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 16 (17.58%) Linux Engineer
5 16 (17.58%) Unix Engineer
6 13 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (12.09%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 10 (10.99%) Operations Engineer
8 10 (10.99%) Windows DevOps Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Solaris Engineer
9 7 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
9 7 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 6 (6.59%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) AIX Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (5.49%) Ubuntu Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) J2EE
2 5 (5.49%) LAMP
3 4 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (40.66%) Data Centre
2 26 (28.57%) Clustering
3 13 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (12.09%) Replication
5 8 (8.79%) Animation
6 4 (4.40%) PKI
7 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.30%) Grid Computing
7 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.30%) RIA
8 2 (2.20%) iPad
9 1 (1.10%) HP Storage
9 1 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 79 (86.81%) Linux
2 55 (60.44%) Windows
3 52 (57.14%) Unix
4 38 (41.76%) Solaris
5 32 (35.16%) Windows Server
6 30 (32.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (29.67%) HPUX
8 26 (28.57%) AIX
9 25 (27.47%) CentOS
10 21 (23.08%) SUSE
11 19 (20.88%) Windows 7
12 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (14.29%) Debian
15 10 (10.99%) Ubuntu
15 10 (10.99%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (9.89%) Mac OS
16 9 (9.89%) Windows 10
17 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 3 (3.30%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) ITIL
2 23 (25.27%) Load Balancing
3 20 (21.98%) Open Source
4 18 (19.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 16 (17.58%) High Availability
6 15 (16.48%) Migration
7 13 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 12 (13.19%) Patch Management
9 11 (12.09%) DevOps
9 11 (12.09%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (12.09%) Task Automation
10 10 (10.99%) Analytics
11 9 (9.89%) Asset Management
11 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
11 9 (9.89%) Machine Learning
12 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (8.79%) Visual Effects
13 7 (7.69%) Requirements Management
14 6 (6.59%) Problem Management
14 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.15%) Shell Script
2 37 (40.66%) Perl
3 35 (38.46%) Bash Shell
4 26 (28.57%) Python
5 20 (21.98%) Korn
6 15 (16.48%) C-shell
7 14 (15.38%) PowerShell
8 8 (8.79%) SQL
9 3 (3.30%) Java
9 3 (3.30%) PHP
9 3 (3.30%) Ruby
10 2 (2.20%) C++
11 1 (1.10%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 38 (41.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (29.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.99%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.30%) RHCE
6 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (21.98%) Hyper-V
1 20 (21.98%) NFS
2 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
3 15 (16.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 14 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (13.19%) KVM
6 11 (12.09%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (10.99%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (7.69%) Squid
9 6 (6.59%) Veritas File System
10 5 (5.49%) iptables
10 5 (5.49%) Postfix
10 5 (5.49%) SRDF
10 5 (5.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (3.30%) Docker
11 3 (3.30%) pfSense
12 2 (2.20%) Firmware
13 1 (1.10%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Ansible
2 11 (12.09%) WMI
3 10 (10.99%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (6.59%) OpenView
4 6 (6.59%) Puppet
5 5 (5.49%) Nagios
5 5 (5.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (4.40%) Nessus
6 4 (4.40%) Nmap
7 3 (3.30%) Kibana
7 3 (3.30%) logstash
7 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
7 3 (3.30%) Rancher
7 3 (3.30%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (3.30%) Webmin
7 3 (3.30%) Xymon
8 2 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (2.20%) Icinga
8 2 (2.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (62.64%) Red Hat
2 34 (37.36%) Cisco
3 30 (32.97%) VMware
4 28 (30.77%) Sun
5 27 (29.67%) Oracle
6 19 (20.88%) F5
7 18 (19.78%) HP
7 18 (19.78%) Veritas
8 11 (12.09%) Fortinet
8 11 (12.09%) Juniper
8 11 (12.09%) Mitel
8 11 (12.09%) SolarWinds
8 11 (12.09%) Splunk
9 10 (10.99%) EMC
10 9 (9.89%) NetApp
11 6 (6.59%) Cognos
11 6 (6.59%) Opsware
11 6 (6.59%) PlateSpin
12 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
13 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint