Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 845 823 815
Rank change year-on-year -22 -8 +2
Contract jobs citing Samba 33 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.066% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 0.22% 0.52% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 32
UK median daily rate £388 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -9.72% -2.04%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £268
90th Percentile £525 £441 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 13
UK median hourly rate - £13.95 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -70.31% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.95 £49.46
% change year-on-year - -71.79% -

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 15,215 12,782 11,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.29% 12.75% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,962 8,316 7,421
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £165
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 816 692 823
UK median hourly rate £16.05 £16.45 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.45% +2.83% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.63 £45.00 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.67% - -3.23%

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 16 January 2019.

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
Top 10 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 16 January 2019. 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
UK excluding London -8 31 £388 +19.23% 5
England -49 26 £400 +23.08% 5
South East +3 10 £425 +3.03%
South West -28 10 £375 +15.38% 2
Scotland +6 7 £385 - 1
Midlands -10 3 £400 +19.40%
West Midlands -19 3 £400 -
London -23 2 - - 1
North of England -7 1 £400 +26.98%
North West - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Samba also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Samba.

1 28 (84.85%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 16 (48.48%) Apache
3 16 (48.48%) DNS
3 16 (48.48%) Shell Script
4 14 (42.42%) NFS
4 14 (42.42%) WAN
5 13 (39.39%) Python
6 12 (36.36%) CentOS
6 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (33.33%) iSCSI
7 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 11 (33.33%) Perl
7 11 (33.33%) Unix
7 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 10 (30.30%) Korn
9 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 9 (27.27%) SAN
9 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 9 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (24.24%) C-shell
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
10 8 (24.24%) Centrify
10 8 (24.24%) LAN
10 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
10 8 (24.24%) VMware
10 8 (24.24%) Firewall
11 7 (21.21%) LDAP
11 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared

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 16 (48.48%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Houdini
1 2 (6.06%) Maya
1 2 (6.06%) NUKE
1 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) DNS
2 14 (42.42%) WAN
3 11 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 9 (27.27%) SAN
5 8 (24.24%) Firewall
5 8 (24.24%) LAN
5 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
6 6 (18.18%) DHCP
6 6 (18.18%) Network Security
7 5 (15.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (9.09%) AMQP
9 2 (6.06%) Kerberos
9 2 (6.06%) OpenVPN
9 2 (6.06%) OPNsense
9 2 (6.06%) SMS
10 1 (3.03%) DWDM
10 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.06%) Games
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Administrator
2 14 (42.42%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (36.36%) Linux Administrator
3 12 (36.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (18.18%) Network Specialist
5 5 (15.15%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (9.09%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) AIX Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) AIX Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) Network Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Server Administrator
8 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Server Specialist
9 1 (3.03%) Database Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Linux Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) LDAP
2 3 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (9.09%) LAMP
2 3 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (15.15%) Animation
3 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) LPAR
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Linux
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) CentOS
3 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (33.33%) Unix
5 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
7 5 (15.15%) Debian
7 5 (15.15%) Ubuntu
8 4 (12.12%) Solaris
9 3 (9.09%) AIX
10 2 (6.06%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
1 6 (18.18%) Network Management
1 6 (18.18%) Network Security Management
1 6 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
1 6 (18.18%) Security Management
1 6 (18.18%) Server Management
1 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (12.12%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (12.12%) Decision-Making
3 4 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (12.12%) Validation
4 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (9.09%) Security Hardening
4 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 3 (9.09%) Visual Effects
5 2 (6.06%) Analytics
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) Shell Script
2 13 (39.39%) Python
3 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 11 (33.33%) Perl
4 10 (30.30%) Korn
5 8 (24.24%) C-shell
6 3 (9.09%) PHP
6 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.06%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) OCP
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) GDPR
2 1 (3.03%) HIPAA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) NFS
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (18.18%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.06%) KVM
6 2 (6.06%) pfSense
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Puppet
2 5 (15.15%) Ansible
3 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.06%) Terraform
4 2 (6.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 8 (24.24%) Centrify
2 8 (24.24%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) IBM
4 4 (12.12%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) GUPTA
5 2 (6.06%) PagerDuty
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) EMC