Period
to 21 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 802 790
Rank change year-on-year -51 -12 -7
Contract jobs citing Samba 26 44 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.048% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 0.19% 0.43% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 78
UK median daily rate £316 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.92% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £158 £306 £289
90th Percentile £498 £438 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -21.33% +8.70% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 2
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £47.00 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.51% -4.97% +199.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £47.50 £49.46
% change year-on-year -58.95% -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 13,707 10,257 12,461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 11.25% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,836 6,558 7,636
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £174
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 818 655 923
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.87 £45.25 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.38
% change year-on-year +3.33% -8.40% +9.17%

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 June 2018.

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 9 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 June 2018. 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 -68 25 £316 -18.45% 6
UK excluding London -13 14 £295 -21.33% 6
London -44 10 £450 +12.43% 3
Midlands -14 6 £438 +15.13%
North East - 6 £315 -
North of England - 6 £315 -
West Midlands -13 4 - -
East Midlands -1 2 £438 -
South East -21 2 £155 -53.73% 2

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) LDAP
3 13 (50.00%) DNS
4 12 (46.15%) Unix
5 11 (42.31%) Shell Script
6 10 (38.46%) NFS
6 10 (38.46%) Perl
7 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Puppet
8 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (30.77%) DevOps
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco
8 8 (30.77%) HP
8 8 (30.77%) Firewall
8 8 (30.77%) VMware
9 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
9 7 (26.92%) MySQL
9 7 (26.92%) Apache
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
9 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
10 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 6 (23.08%) Python
10 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) LAN
10 6 (23.08%) WAN
10 6 (23.08%) HPUX
10 6 (23.08%) Solaris
10 6 (23.08%) SSL

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 (26.92%) Apache
2 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2000
3 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (11.54%) JBoss
4 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (7.69%) GlassFish
5 2 (7.69%) IIS
5 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.85%) CMS
6 1 (3.85%) Drupal
6 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
6 1 (3.85%) nginx
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (11.54%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 8 (30.77%) Firewall
3 6 (23.08%) LAN
3 6 (23.08%) SSL
3 6 (23.08%) VPN
3 6 (23.08%) WAN
4 5 (19.23%) Asterisk PBX
4 5 (19.23%) DHCP
4 5 (19.23%) iSCSI
4 5 (19.23%) Kerberos
4 5 (19.23%) X.500
5 4 (15.38%) PBX
6 3 (11.54%) FTP
6 3 (11.54%) NAS
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
6 3 (11.54%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (11.54%) SSH
6 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) Couchbase
2 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) Bugzilla
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) Gradle
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) MSBuild
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) Hudson
4 1 (3.85%) Metasploit
4 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Administrator
1 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) LDAP
2 5 (19.23%) LAMP
3 2 (7.69%) Ajax
3 2 (7.69%) CGI
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) Memcached
3 2 (7.69%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (7.69%) Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
4 2 (7.69%) Wiki
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.85%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) Unix
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (23.08%) HPUX
5 6 (23.08%) Solaris
5 6 (23.08%) Ubuntu
6 5 (19.23%) CentOS
6 5 (19.23%) Debian
6 5 (19.23%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.85%) FreeBSD
9 1 (3.85%) SUSE
9 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (15.38%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) High Availability
4 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.54%) Workflow
4 3 (11.54%) Workflow Development
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Shell Script
2 10 (38.46%) Perl
3 6 (23.08%) Python
4 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
4 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Java
6 2 (7.69%) PHP
6 2 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) RHCE
4 1 (3.85%) RHCSA
4 1 (3.85%) RHCVA
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) NFS
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
4 4 (15.38%) Docker
4 4 (15.38%) iptables
4 4 (15.38%) KVM
4 4 (15.38%) Squid
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) Ceph
6 2 (7.69%) GlusterFS
6 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.69%) Postfix
6 2 (7.69%) RHEV
6 2 (7.69%) Varnish
6 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.69%) Xen
7 1 (3.85%) DRBD
7 1 (3.85%) Lustre
7 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Puppet
2 8 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (19.23%) HAProxy
4 3 (11.54%) Ansible
4 3 (11.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (11.54%) SCCM
4 3 (11.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 2 (7.69%) Nagios
5 2 (7.69%) WMI
6 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
6 1 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (3.85%) Capistrano
6 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (3.85%) Nessus
6 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.85%) Nmap
6 1 (3.85%) OpenView
6 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
6 1 (3.85%) yum
6 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco
1 8 (30.77%) HP
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) Sun
4 4 (15.38%) WSO2
5 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) NetApp
6 2 (7.69%) Google
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Splunk
6 2 (7.69%) Talend
6 2 (7.69%) Veritas
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Hortonworks
7 1 (3.85%) Leostream
7 1 (3.85%) Opsware
7 1 (3.85%) PagerDuty
7 1 (3.85%) Rackspace