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 3 months to 30 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 598 587
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs citing Samba 17 60 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.11% 0.091%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.90% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 43 27
Median daily rate £340 £362 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.94% -3.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £311 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £343 £425
% change year-on-year -0.72% -19.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 - -
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5051 6634 5825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.90% 11.87% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3243 4063 3241
Median daily rate £401 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.16% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 476 682
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

Samba
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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
Top 15 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 3 months to 30 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
England +25 17 £340 -13.37% 8
London +15 9 £350 -10.76% 4
New Malden - 7 - -
South East +24 5 £330 -5.71%
Slough - 3 £340 -
Berkshire - 3 £340 -
Hampshire +11 2 £288 -17.85%
East Midlands - 2 £438 -
South West -8 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for Samba.

1 34 (62.96%) Linux
2 33 (61.11%) Unix
3 25 (46.30%) Perl
4 24 (44.44%) SQL
4 24 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 22 (40.74%) VMware
6 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
7 19 (35.19%) Nagios
7 19 (35.19%) Windows
8 18 (33.33%) NFS
9 17 (31.48%) DNS
9 17 (31.48%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
10 15 (27.78%) tcsh
10 15 (27.78%) Red Hat
10 15 (27.78%) Python
10 15 (27.78%) FreeBSD
11 14 (25.93%) Change Control
11 14 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
12 13 (24.07%) Oracle ZFS
12 13 (24.07%) DV Cleared
13 12 (22.22%) Solaris
13 12 (22.22%) SNMP
13 12 (22.22%) Snort
13 12 (22.22%) Finance
14 11 (20.37%) HP
14 11 (20.37%) Open Source
14 11 (20.37%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (20.37%) Multicast
14 11 (20.37%) SmokePing

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 11 (20.37%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2000
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 4 (7.41%) Apache
4 4 (7.41%) IIS
5 3 (5.56%) nginx
5 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.70%) SAS
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) TCP/IP
2 17 (31.48%) DNS
3 12 (22.22%) SNMP
4 11 (20.37%) Multicast
5 10 (18.52%) LDAP
6 9 (16.67%) SAN
7 8 (14.81%) WAN
8 6 (11.11%) DHCP
9 5 (9.26%) LAN
10 4 (7.41%) Firewall
10 4 (7.41%) iSCSI
10 4 (7.41%) SSH
11 3 (5.56%) FTP
11 3 (5.56%) SSL
11 3 (5.56%) X.500
12 2 (3.70%) Extranet
12 2 (3.70%) Intranet
13 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (16.67%) MySQL
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.56%) MariaDB
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.70%) Base SAS
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Electronics
2 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.70%) Marketing
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Unix Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 10 (18.52%) Administrator
4 10 (18.52%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (11.11%) Systems Integrator
5 6 (11.11%) Unix Systems Integrator
6 5 (9.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (3.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (11.11%) LAMP
3 5 (9.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
2 3 (5.56%) RIA
3 2 (3.70%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (62.96%) Linux
2 33 (61.11%) Unix
3 19 (35.19%) Windows
4 15 (27.78%) FreeBSD
5 12 (22.22%) Solaris
6 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
7 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (12.96%) AIX
9 5 (9.26%) HPUX
9 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (5.56%) Debian
10 3 (5.56%) Mac OS
11 2 (3.70%) CentOS
11 2 (3.70%) SUSE
11 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
11 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Change Control
2 11 (20.37%) Open Source
3 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.11%) ITIL
5 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.41%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.56%) Change Management
7 3 (5.56%) DevOps
7 3 (5.56%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) SDLC
7 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.70%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.70%) Service Management
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Perl
2 24 (44.44%) SQL
3 15 (27.78%) Python
3 15 (27.78%) tcsh
4 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
5 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.26%) Java
7 5 (9.26%) PHP
8 4 (7.41%) Korn
9 3 (5.56%) C-shell
10 2 (3.70%) C#
10 2 (3.70%) C++
11 1 (1.85%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 17 (31.48%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.07%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) RHCE
4 2 (3.70%) RHCT
5 1 (1.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO27005
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) NFS
2 12 (22.22%) Snort
3 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.11%) Squid
5 4 (7.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
6 3 (5.56%) Docker
6 3 (5.56%) vSphere
7 2 (3.70%) GlusterFS
7 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (35.19%) Nagios
2 13 (24.07%) Oracle ZFS
3 11 (20.37%) Kibana
3 11 (20.37%) logstash
3 11 (20.37%) SmokePing
4 8 (14.81%) Ansible
5 4 (7.41%) Puppet
5 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (5.56%) systemd
7 2 (3.70%) BladeLogic
7 2 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.70%) OpenView
7 2 (3.70%) Webmin
7 2 (3.70%) Xymon
8 1 (1.85%) Nessus
8 1 (1.85%) OpenVAS
8 1 (1.85%) OSSEC
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) VMware
2 15 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 11 (20.37%) HP
4 8 (14.81%) Sun
5 6 (11.11%) Cisco
5 6 (11.11%) Oracle
6 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.41%) 3PAR
7 4 (7.41%) Veritas
8 2 (3.70%) BMC
8 2 (3.70%) Brocade
8 2 (3.70%) Citrix
8 2 (3.70%) EMC
8 2 (3.70%) IBM
8 2 (3.70%) NetApp
8 2 (3.70%) SAP
8 2 (3.70%) Symantec
8 2 (3.70%) Veeam
9 1 (1.85%) Juniper
9 1 (1.85%) Sourcefire
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