Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 811 876 803
Rank change year-on-year +65 -73 +24
Contract jobs citing Samba 23 20 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.020% 0.068%
As % of the System Software category 0.16% 0.14% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 41
UK median daily rate £425 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.55% -24.14% -3.33%
10th Percentile £209 £150 £305
90th Percentile £783 £486 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £165 £363
% change year-on-year +100.00% -54.48% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 12
UK median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -58.51% -4.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year - -58.95% -3.96%

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 14,092 14,642 11,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 14.32% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,310 9,460 7,259
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £176 £181 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 886 637
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.17 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +1.03% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.27 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -9.09%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
England +34 21 £425 +54.55% 4
UK excluding London +46 12 £330 +100.00% 4
London +48 11 £425 -5.56% 1
Midlands +33 5 £330 -24.57% 1
West Midlands +15 4 £330 - 1
South East +32 2 £425 +174.19% 1
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £200 -
East Midlands +29 1 £500 +14.29%
South West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 14 (60.87%) LDAP
3 13 (56.52%) DNS
4 12 (52.17%) VMware
5 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (47.83%) Perl
6 10 (43.48%) Unix
6 10 (43.48%) Solaris
6 10 (43.48%) Python
6 10 (43.48%) NFS
6 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
7 9 (39.13%) Windows
8 8 (34.78%) HPUX
8 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
8 8 (34.78%) CentOS
9 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
9 7 (30.43%) HP
9 7 (30.43%) Apache
10 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
10 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
10 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
10 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
11 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
11 5 (21.74%) DevOps
11 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
11 5 (21.74%) Clustering
11 5 (21.74%) Migration
11 5 (21.74%) Veritas

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 7 (30.43%) Apache
2 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
3 5 (21.74%) JBoss
4 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
5 3 (13.04%) IIS
6 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
7 1 (4.35%) GlassFish
7 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
7 1 (4.35%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) Kerberos
3 5 (21.74%) SAN
4 4 (17.39%) DHCP
4 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) iSCSI
4 4 (17.39%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) NAS
6 2 (8.70%) X.500
7 1 (4.35%) DLNA
7 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
7 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) SSH
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
7 1 (4.35%) UPnP
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Data Lake
1 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Hudson
2 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Bazaar
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) MSBuild
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
3 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Support
3 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
3 1 (4.35%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) CGI
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) Memcached
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.35%) STB
2 1 (4.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Solaris
2 10 (43.48%) Unix
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) CentOS
4 8 (34.78%) HPUX
5 5 (21.74%) AIX
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.35%) Debian
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 5 (21.74%) DevOps
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Analytics
3 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.04%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.70%) Storage Management
5 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
6 1 (4.35%) Server Management
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) Perl
2 10 (43.48%) Python
2 10 (43.48%) Shell Script
3 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) Korn
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (43.48%) NFS
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
5 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (13.04%) Xen
7 2 (8.70%) KVM
7 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (8.70%) VMware Server
8 1 (4.35%) LXC
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (4.35%) Squid
8 1 (4.35%) Varnish
8 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Ambari
1 4 (17.39%) Hadoop YARN
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
1 4 (17.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 3 (13.04%) WMI
3 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 2 (8.70%) Cacti
3 2 (8.70%) Nagios
3 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
4 1 (4.35%) MIIS
4 1 (4.35%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (30.43%) HP
4 5 (21.74%) Sun
4 5 (21.74%) Veritas
5 4 (17.39%) Hortonworks
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Hitachi
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) Twitter
6 2 (8.70%) Veeam
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco
7 1 (4.35%) Cloudera
7 1 (4.35%) F5
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk