Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 783 779 855
Rank change year-on-year -4 +76 -37
Contract jobs citing Samba 76 110 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.10% 0.045%
As % of the System Software category 0.64% 0.84% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 29
UK median daily rate £369 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - -9.09%
10th Percentile £305 £308 £261
90th Percentile £436 £618 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £375
% change year-on-year +4.32% -7.33% -10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 1
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £49.46 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +199.76% -
10th Percentile £13.16 £44.96 £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 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 11806 13129 11790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.96% 12.27% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7588 8238 6691
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £177 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 874 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.00 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +5.65% +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 19 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Samba over the 6 months to 19 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 September 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 +19 75 £369 -3.91% 5
UK excluding London +25 50 £363 +4.32% 4
London -15 26 £400 - 1
Midlands +34 15 £369 -38.54% 2
South West +2 15 £325 -17.20% 1
North of England +57 11 £333 +0.76%
North East +54 11 £333 +0.76%
West Midlands - 10 £375 - 2
East Midlands -6 5 £335 -44.17%
South East +13 4 £425 +21.43%
East of England - 4 £410 - 1
Scotland +20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (80.26%) Linux
2 51 (67.11%) Unix
3 42 (55.26%) Red Hat
4 40 (52.63%) Perl
4 40 (52.63%) Security Cleared
5 39 (51.32%) Windows
6 38 (50.00%) Shell Script
7 36 (47.37%) Solaris
8 35 (46.05%) DNS
9 29 (38.16%) SC Cleared
10 27 (35.53%) WAN
11 26 (34.21%) Sun
11 26 (34.21%) HPUX
12 25 (32.89%) TCP/IP
13 24 (31.58%) Python
13 24 (31.58%) LDAP
14 23 (30.26%) Firewall
14 23 (30.26%) VMware
15 22 (28.95%) ITIL
15 22 (28.95%) AIX
15 22 (28.95%) Oracle
15 22 (28.95%) Cisco
15 22 (28.95%) Bash Shell
15 22 (28.95%) Data Centre
16 21 (27.63%) Load Balancing
17 20 (26.32%) Apache
18 19 (25.00%) NFS
18 19 (25.00%) SUSE
19 18 (23.68%) Korn
19 18 (23.68%) Windows Server

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 20 (26.32%) Apache
2 16 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.05%) Tomcat
3 15 (19.74%) WebLogic
4 14 (18.42%) iPlanet
4 14 (18.42%) JBoss
4 14 (18.42%) Oracle Application Server
5 12 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2000
6 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 9 (11.84%) MQSeries
8 7 (9.21%) OpenStack
9 6 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (7.89%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.89%) Houdini
2 6 (7.89%) Maya
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (7.89%) NUKE
2 6 (7.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (7.89%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (46.05%) DNS
2 27 (35.53%) WAN
3 25 (32.89%) TCP/IP
4 24 (31.58%) LDAP
5 23 (30.26%) Firewall
6 16 (21.05%) SAN
7 15 (19.74%) LAN
8 11 (14.47%) FCoE
8 11 (14.47%) iSCSI
8 11 (14.47%) NAS
9 8 (10.53%) DHCP
9 8 (10.53%) VPN
10 7 (9.21%) FTP
10 7 (9.21%) Network Security
11 6 (7.89%) Extranet
11 6 (7.89%) Intranet
11 6 (7.89%) Kerberos
11 6 (7.89%) X.500
12 5 (6.58%) HTTP
12 5 (6.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) MySQL
2 7 (9.21%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.26%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.32%) GitLab
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
3 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.32%) French Language
5 1 (1.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (34.21%) Administrator
2 25 (32.89%) Systems Administrator
3 19 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
4 15 (19.74%) Linux Administrator
4 15 (19.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) SharePoint Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Solaris Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.58%) AIX Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Ubuntu Administrator
7 4 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Network Support
8 3 (3.95%) Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Unix Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Unix Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) J2EE
2 6 (7.89%) LAMP
3 5 (6.58%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (18.42%) Clustering
3 10 (13.16%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (9.21%) Animation
5 5 (6.58%) RIA
6 4 (5.26%) PKI
7 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.95%) Grid Computing
7 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.63%) iPad
9 1 (1.32%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (80.26%) Linux
2 51 (67.11%) Unix
3 39 (51.32%) Windows
4 36 (47.37%) Solaris
5 26 (34.21%) HPUX
6 22 (28.95%) AIX
7 19 (25.00%) SUSE
8 18 (23.68%) Windows Server
9 14 (18.42%) CentOS
10 13 (17.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (17.11%) Windows 7
11 10 (13.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (11.84%) Mac OS
12 9 (11.84%) Ubuntu
13 8 (10.53%) Debian
14 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (7.89%) Windows 10
15 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (3.95%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) ITIL
2 21 (27.63%) Load Balancing
3 13 (17.11%) High Availability
3 13 (17.11%) Unit Testing
4 10 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (11.84%) Open Source
6 8 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 8 (10.53%) Task Automation
6 8 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (9.21%) Analytics
7 7 (9.21%) Migration
7 7 (9.21%) Requirements Management
7 7 (9.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (9.21%) Visual Effects
8 6 (7.89%) Change Control
8 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.89%) Machine Learning
8 6 (7.89%) Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) Perl
2 38 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 24 (31.58%) Python
4 22 (28.95%) Bash Shell
5 18 (23.68%) Korn
6 14 (18.42%) C-shell
6 14 (18.42%) SQL
7 7 (9.21%) PHP
8 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.95%) Java
9 3 (3.95%) Ruby
9 3 (3.95%) tcsh
10 1 (1.32%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 29 (38.16%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (25.00%) NFS
2 16 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 14 (18.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 12 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (14.47%) Squid
6 8 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (9.21%) KVM
8 5 (6.58%) Postfix
8 5 (6.58%) Veritas File System
9 4 (5.26%) iptables
9 4 (5.26%) SRDF
9 4 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (3.95%) Docker
11 2 (2.63%) Snort
12 1 (1.32%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) Ansible
1 11 (14.47%) Nagios
2 6 (7.89%) OpenView
2 6 (7.89%) Webmin
2 6 (7.89%) Xymon
3 5 (6.58%) Puppet
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (5.26%) Nessus
4 4 (5.26%) Nmap
4 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.95%) Kibana
5 3 (3.95%) logstash
5 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (2.63%) Icinga
6 2 (2.63%) SmokePing
6 2 (2.63%) WSUS
7 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.32%) Rancher
7 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (55.26%) Red Hat
2 26 (34.21%) Sun
3 23 (30.26%) VMware
4 22 (28.95%) Cisco
4 22 (28.95%) Oracle
5 17 (22.37%) F5
5 17 (22.37%) HP
6 15 (19.74%) Veritas
7 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 6 (7.89%) Citrix
8 6 (7.89%) Cognos
8 6 (7.89%) EMC
8 6 (7.89%) Opsware
8 6 (7.89%) PlateSpin
8 6 (7.89%) Veeam
9 5 (6.58%) NetApp
10 4 (5.26%) NEC
11 3 (3.95%) Borland
11 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.63%) Symantec