Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 732 841 833
Rank change year-on-year +109 -8 -55
Contract jobs citing Samba 12 33 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.033% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.22% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 31
UK median daily rate £500 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.87% +10.00% -6.04%
10th Percentile £330 £313 £275
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £388 £315
% change year-on-year +29.03% +23.02% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £40.70 - £13.95
10th Percentile £37.85 - £12.86
90th Percentile £43.55 - £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.70 - £13.95

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 10,720 15,178 12,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 15.30% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,023 9,971 8,345
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +11.11%
10th Percentile £164 £178 £162
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 778 703
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.03 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.48 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +3.22% -

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 February 2020.

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 8 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 February 2020. 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
UK excluding London +81 10 £500 +29.03% 2
England +147 6 £500 +25.00% 3
Scotland +18 6 £525 +36.36%
London +132 2 £525 +228.13% 1
South West +13 2 £500 +33.33%
Midlands +56 1 £325 -18.75%
West Midlands +44 1 £325 -18.75%
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 9 (75.00%) Unix
3 9 (75.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (66.67%) DNS
5 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (58.33%) Perl
5 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
5 7 (58.33%) iSCSI
6 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (50.00%) Korn
6 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (50.00%) NFS
6 6 (50.00%) SAN
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) WAN
6 6 (50.00%) Apache
7 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
7 5 (41.67%) VMware
7 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (33.33%) Python
8 4 (33.33%) C-shell
8 4 (33.33%) Server Management
9 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
9 3 (25.00%) SQL

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 6 (50.00%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (16.67%) JBoss
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 7 (58.33%) iSCSI
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (50.00%) SAN
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (16.67%) SSH
6 1 (8.33%) DHCP
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) FTP
6 1 (8.33%) HTTP
6 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (8.33%) IPsec
6 1 (8.33%) LAN
6 1 (8.33%) Network Security
6 1 (8.33%) tcpdump
6 1 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
6 1 (8.33%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) Ingres
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Associate Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JSP
1 2 (16.67%) LDAP
1 2 (16.67%) Servlets
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 9 (75.00%) Unix
4 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (25.00%) CentOS
5 3 (25.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (16.67%) Fedora
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (8.33%) HPUX
7 1 (8.33%) Solaris
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Server Management
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Task Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (58.33%) Perl
3 6 (50.00%) Korn
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (33.33%) C-shell
5 4 (33.33%) Python
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Bourne shell
7 2 (16.67%) C
8 1 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (8.33%) PHP
8 1 (8.33%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) GIAC
3 2 (16.67%) Linux+ Certification
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (16.67%) SANS
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) SSCP
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) NFS
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Xen
5 2 (16.67%) Docker
5 2 (16.67%) VirtualBox
5 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (8.33%) KVM
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Nagios
2 2 (16.67%) Ansible
2 2 (16.67%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (16.67%) OpenNMS
2 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (16.67%) ZABBIX
3 1 (8.33%) Cacti
3 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (16.67%) Cloudera
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) Hortonworks
5 2 (16.67%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) BT
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) Hitachi
6 1 (8.33%) IBM
6 1 (8.33%) Sun
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) Veeam
6 1 (8.33%) Veritas