Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 780 797
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 +20
Contract jobs citing Samba 51 121 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.92% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 85 39
UK median daily rate £380 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £305 £278 £295
90th Percentile £438 £522 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £49.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +199.76% -
10th Percentile £41.83 £49.46 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £49.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.96% +199.76% -

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 10870 13167 11834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.33% 11.97% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6943 8125 6632
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £160
90th Percentile £588 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 927 1273
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -1.56% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.20 £36.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.96 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.03% +6.42% -

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 July 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 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 July 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 +6 50 £385 +2.67% 5
UK excluding London +17 37 £375 +7.14% 4
London -11 14 £400 +4.30% 1
Midlands +31 10 £375 -21.05% 1
South West -10 9 £405 -4.71% 3
North of England +43 7 £370 +12.12%
North East +34 7 £370 +12.12%
West Midlands - 7 £375 -
South East +34 6 £335 +11.57%
East of England - 4 £410 -
East Midlands -13 3 £438 -7.89% 1
Scotland +20 1 £340 -1.45%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 39 (76.47%) Linux
2 33 (64.71%) Unix
2 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
3 29 (56.86%) Windows
4 28 (54.90%) Perl
5 24 (47.06%) Solaris
6 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
7 22 (43.14%) Red Hat
8 20 (39.22%) DNS
8 20 (39.22%) HPUX
9 19 (37.25%) Sun
9 19 (37.25%) Shell Script
9 19 (37.25%) VMware
10 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
12 15 (29.41%) Cisco
12 15 (29.41%) WAN
12 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
13 14 (27.45%) DV Cleared
13 14 (27.45%) HP
13 14 (27.45%) SQL
14 13 (25.49%) Nagios
15 12 (23.53%) Firewall
15 12 (23.53%) AIX
15 12 (23.53%) Python
15 12 (23.53%) Bash Shell
16 11 (21.57%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (21.57%) ITIL
16 11 (21.57%) MySQL
16 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Office

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 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2000
2 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 10 (19.61%) Apache
3 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
4 9 (17.65%) iPlanet
4 9 (17.65%) JBoss
4 9 (17.65%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (17.65%) Tomcat
4 9 (17.65%) WebLogic
5 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (7.84%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (7.84%) MQSeries
7 4 (7.84%) OpenStack
7 4 (7.84%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.92%) Houdini
3 2 (3.92%) Maya
3 2 (3.92%) NUKE
3 2 (3.92%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (39.22%) DNS
2 16 (31.37%) TCP/IP
3 15 (29.41%) WAN
4 12 (23.53%) Firewall
5 9 (17.65%) SAN
6 8 (15.69%) DHCP
7 7 (13.73%) iSCSI
7 7 (13.73%) LAN
7 7 (13.73%) LDAP
8 6 (11.76%) Extranet
8 6 (11.76%) FCoE
8 6 (11.76%) Intranet
8 6 (11.76%) X.500
9 5 (9.80%) NAS
9 5 (9.80%) SNMP
10 4 (7.84%) Multicast
11 3 (5.88%) VLAN
12 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
12 1 (1.96%) SSH
12 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) MySQL
2 7 (13.73%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.88%) MariaDB
6 2 (3.92%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.96%) French Language
3 1 (1.96%) German Language
3 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Unix Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Administrator
3 11 (21.57%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) SharePoint Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) AIX Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Solaris Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Linux DevOps Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Integrator
8 2 (3.92%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) J2EE
2 6 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (7.84%) LAMP
4 2 (3.92%) .NET
5 1 (1.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Clustering
2 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
3 9 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (9.80%) RIA
5 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.88%) Grid Computing
6 2 (3.92%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 39 (76.47%) Linux
2 33 (64.71%) Unix
3 29 (56.86%) Windows
4 24 (47.06%) Solaris
5 20 (39.22%) HPUX
6 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
7 12 (23.53%) AIX
8 11 (21.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (19.61%) SUSE
10 8 (15.69%) CentOS
11 7 (13.73%) FreeBSD
11 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
14 2 (3.92%) Debian
14 2 (3.92%) Mac OS
14 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
15 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) High Availability
2 9 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 8 (15.69%) Migration
4 7 (13.73%) Change Control
5 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Web Development
6 5 (9.80%) Test Management
7 4 (7.84%) DevOps
7 4 (7.84%) Open Source
7 4 (7.84%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (7.84%) Requirements Management
7 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.92%) Time Management
8 2 (3.92%) Visual Effects
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) Perl
2 19 (37.25%) Shell Script
3 14 (27.45%) SQL
4 12 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 12 (23.53%) Python
5 9 (17.65%) PHP
6 7 (13.73%) C-shell
6 7 (13.73%) Korn
6 7 (13.73%) tcsh
7 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.92%) C#
8 2 (3.92%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) Java
8 2 (3.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.96%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
3 14 (27.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 10 (19.61%) Hyper-V
2 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) Squid
3 8 (15.69%) NFS
4 5 (9.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (7.84%) Docker
5 4 (7.84%) KVM
5 4 (7.84%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (7.84%) Snort
6 1 (1.96%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.96%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Nagios
2 6 (11.76%) Ansible
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle ZFS
2 6 (11.76%) Webmin
2 6 (11.76%) Xymon
3 4 (7.84%) Kibana
3 4 (7.84%) logstash
3 4 (7.84%) OpenView
3 4 (7.84%) SmokePing
4 1 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Terraform
4 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Red Hat
2 19 (37.25%) Sun
2 19 (37.25%) VMware
3 15 (29.41%) Cisco
4 14 (27.45%) HP
5 10 (19.61%) Oracle
6 9 (17.65%) F5
7 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.76%) Citrix
8 6 (11.76%) Veeam
9 5 (9.80%) Veritas
10 4 (7.84%) Cognos
10 4 (7.84%) Opsware
10 4 (7.84%) PlateSpin
11 2 (3.92%) SAP
12 1 (1.96%) Borland
12 1 (1.96%) Dell
12 1 (1.96%) EMC
12 1 (1.96%) IBM
12 1 (1.96%) Juniper
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