Period
to 22 February 2018

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 22 February 2018 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 795 806
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 -30
Contract jobs citing Samba 54 57 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.059% 0.076%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.49% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 53
UK median daily rate £350 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.04% +6.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £262 £226
90th Percentile £500 £628 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% - -9.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 0
UK median hourly rate £14.95 £47.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.95 £49.46 -
% change year-on-year -69.77% - -

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 12,920 11,653 10,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.72% 12.14% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 7,277 6,347
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +10.36% +1.45% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 840 1,104
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.35 £43.80 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

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 22 February 2018.

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 9 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 22 February 2018. 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 -28 53 £350 -6.67% 7
London -44 36 £400 -17.95% 4
UK excluding London -21 17 £315 -10.00% 3
North East +57 9 £315 +9.57%
North of England +35 9 £315 +10.53% 1
South West +11 3 £300 +39.53%
South East -19 3 £413 +17.86% 1
Midlands +3 2 - - 1
West Midlands +2 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 46 (85.19%) Linux
2 31 (57.41%) Windows
3 30 (55.56%) Red Hat
4 26 (48.15%) Unix
5 25 (46.30%) DNS
6 24 (44.44%) Bash Shell
7 23 (42.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (42.59%) Data Centre
8 22 (40.74%) Firewall
9 21 (38.89%) WAN
9 21 (38.89%) Open Source
10 20 (37.04%) Windows Server
11 19 (35.19%) CentOS
11 19 (35.19%) LAN
11 19 (35.19%) SAN
11 19 (35.19%) VMware
12 18 (33.33%) Cisco
12 18 (33.33%) Perl
13 17 (31.48%) LDAP
13 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
14 16 (29.63%) Solaris
14 16 (29.63%) Shell Script
15 15 (27.78%) Python
15 15 (27.78%) DHCP
15 15 (27.78%) Clustering
15 15 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (27.78%) DevOps
16 14 (25.93%) VoIP
17 13 (24.07%) NFS
17 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP

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 15 (27.78%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (22.22%) Apache
3 6 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (5.56%) OpenStack
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (3.70%) iPlanet
7 2 (3.70%) JBoss
7 2 (3.70%) MQSeries
7 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Houdini
1 3 (5.56%) Maya
1 3 (5.56%) NUKE
1 3 (5.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) DNS
2 22 (40.74%) Firewall
3 21 (38.89%) WAN
4 19 (35.19%) LAN
4 19 (35.19%) SAN
5 15 (27.78%) DHCP
6 14 (25.93%) VoIP
7 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
8 5 (9.26%) Kerberos
8 5 (9.26%) NAS
9 4 (7.41%) FTP
9 4 (7.41%) HTTP
9 4 (7.41%) Network Security
9 4 (7.41%) SSL
9 4 (7.41%) VLAN
9 4 (7.41%) VPN
9 4 (7.41%) X.500
10 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
10 3 (5.56%) OpenVPN
10 3 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle Exadata
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.85%) GitLab
3 1 (1.85%) Hudson
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
2 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Administrator
1 18 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
2 17 (31.48%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (25.93%) Windows Engineer
4 13 (24.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (22.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 12 (22.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 11 (20.37%) Operations Engineer
6 11 (20.37%) Windows DevOps Engineer
7 9 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (14.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (12.96%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
10 6 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
10 6 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
11 4 (7.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (5.56%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (31.48%) LDAP
2 4 (7.41%) LAMP
3 3 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (42.59%) Data Centre
2 15 (27.78%) Clustering
3 12 (22.22%) Replication
4 6 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.70%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Animation
6 1 (1.85%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.85%) Life Science
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (85.19%) Linux
2 31 (57.41%) Windows
3 26 (48.15%) Unix
4 23 (42.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (37.04%) Windows Server
6 19 (35.19%) CentOS
7 16 (29.63%) Solaris
8 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (20.37%) AIX
9 11 (20.37%) Debian
10 9 (16.67%) Ubuntu
10 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 8 (14.81%) HPUX
11 8 (14.81%) SUSE
12 6 (11.11%) Windows 10
13 5 (9.26%) Mac OS
14 4 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (5.56%) CoreOS
15 3 (5.56%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Open Source
2 15 (27.78%) DevOps
3 13 (24.07%) Patch Management
4 12 (22.22%) Migration
4 12 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (16.67%) Task Automation
6 8 (14.81%) Configuration Management
6 8 (14.81%) ITIL
7 7 (12.96%) Analytics
7 7 (12.96%) Asset Management
8 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 6 (11.11%) Machine Learning
9 5 (9.26%) Change Management
9 5 (9.26%) High Availability
9 5 (9.26%) Investment Management
9 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (9.26%) Proactive Management
9 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 18 (33.33%) Perl
3 16 (29.63%) Shell Script
4 15 (27.78%) Python
5 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
6 10 (18.52%) Korn
7 5 (9.26%) C-shell
8 4 (7.41%) Ruby
9 2 (3.70%) C++
9 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (7.41%) RHCE
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (24.07%) NFS
1 13 (24.07%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.96%) KVM
4 6 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
5 5 (9.26%) SRDF
5 5 (9.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (9.26%) Veritas File System
6 4 (7.41%) iptables
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (5.56%) Docker
7 3 (5.56%) pfSense
8 2 (3.70%) Ceph
8 2 (3.70%) Firmware
8 2 (3.70%) GlusterFS
8 2 (3.70%) Postfix
8 2 (3.70%) Squid
8 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (22.22%) WMI
3 11 (20.37%) Ansible
4 6 (11.11%) Puppet
5 5 (9.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (5.56%) Kibana
6 3 (5.56%) logstash
6 3 (5.56%) Rancher
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (3.70%) HAProxy
7 2 (3.70%) Nessus
7 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.70%) Nmap
7 2 (3.70%) WSUS
8 1 (1.85%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.85%) Cacti
8 1 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 19 (35.19%) VMware
3 18 (33.33%) Cisco
4 13 (24.07%) Oracle
5 12 (22.22%) Fortinet
5 12 (22.22%) Juniper
5 12 (22.22%) Mitel
5 12 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 12 (22.22%) Splunk
6 9 (16.67%) EMC
6 9 (16.67%) Sun
6 9 (16.67%) Veritas
7 8 (14.81%) HP
8 6 (11.11%) NetApp
9 4 (7.41%) F5
10 2 (3.70%) Apple
10 2 (3.70%) Brocade
10 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.70%) NEC
10 2 (3.70%) Symantec