Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 806 820
Rank change year-on-year -50 +14 +24
Contract jobs citing Samba 33 89 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.087% 0.072%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.69% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 54 49
UK median daily rate £380 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +5.63% -4.05%
10th Percentile £243 £283 £268
90th Percentile £525 £437 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £16.41 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.30% -66.83% +199.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £16.41 £49.46
% change year-on-year +46.30% -66.83% +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 15,531 12,827 13,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 12.56% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,131 8,316 8,176
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £181 £158 £173
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.80% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 719 890
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.94% -0.78%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.05 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +3.33% -6.25%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 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
UK excluding London -50 26 £380 +4.83% 5
England -54 26 £375 - 5
South West -39 10 £375 +15.38% 1
Scotland -6 7 £385 -
London -20 7 - -
South East -10 5 £500 +17.65% 1
Midlands -23 4 £400 +8.47%
West Midlands -26 4 £400 +6.67%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 26 (78.79%) Linux
2 19 (57.58%) Shell Script
3 17 (51.52%) DNS
4 16 (48.48%) Apache
4 16 (48.48%) Unix
5 15 (45.45%) iSCSI
5 15 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (42.42%) NFS
6 14 (42.42%) WAN
7 13 (39.39%) LDAP
7 13 (39.39%) Python
7 13 (39.39%) SAN
8 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
8 12 (36.36%) Windows
9 11 (33.33%) Perl
9 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 11 (33.33%) CentOS
9 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
10 10 (30.30%) Korn
10 10 (30.30%) ITIL
11 9 (27.27%) HP
11 9 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (24.24%) Centrify
12 8 (24.24%) C-shell
12 8 (24.24%) LAN
12 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
12 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
13 7 (21.21%) IBM
13 7 (21.21%) Puppet
13 7 (21.21%) KVM

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 16 (48.48%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Houdini
2 2 (6.06%) Maya
2 2 (6.06%) NUKE
2 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) DNS
2 15 (45.45%) iSCSI
3 14 (42.42%) WAN
4 13 (39.39%) SAN
5 8 (24.24%) LAN
5 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
6 5 (15.15%) NAS
7 4 (12.12%) Firewall
8 3 (9.09%) Kerberos
8 3 (9.09%) OpenVPN
8 3 (9.09%) OPNsense
9 2 (6.06%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (6.06%) SMS
9 2 (6.06%) VPN
10 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (3.03%) Internet
10 1 (3.03%) Network Security
10 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (3.03%) SSL
10 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.06%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Administrator
1 15 (45.45%) Systems Administrator
2 13 (39.39%) Linux Administrator
2 13 (39.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Linux Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Unix Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Linux Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) AIX Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) AIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) LDAP
2 3 (9.09%) LAMP
2 3 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 5 (15.15%) Animation
3 5 (15.15%) LPAR
4 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
5 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Linux
2 16 (48.48%) Unix
3 15 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (36.36%) Windows
5 11 (33.33%) CentOS
6 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.18%) Debian
8 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
9 4 (12.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (9.09%) AIX
10 3 (9.09%) FreeBSD
10 3 (9.09%) Solaris
11 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
11 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.18%) High Availability
2 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Server Management
2 6 (18.18%) Unit Testing
3 5 (15.15%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) Business Continuity
4 4 (12.12%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.12%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (12.12%) Decision-Making
4 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.12%) Patch Management
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
4 4 (12.12%) Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (12.12%) Validation
5 3 (9.09%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) Shell Script
2 13 (39.39%) Python
3 11 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 11 (33.33%) Perl
4 10 (30.30%) Korn
5 8 (24.24%) C-shell
6 3 (9.09%) PHP
6 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.06%) COBOL
7 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) RHCE
2 4 (12.12%) RHCSA
2 4 (12.12%) RHCVA
3 2 (6.06%) OCP
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
1 1 (3.03%) HIPAA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) NFS
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.21%) KVM
4 4 (12.12%) Firmware
4 4 (12.12%) RHEV
4 4 (12.12%) Sendmail
4 4 (12.12%) Veritas File System
4 4 (12.12%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (12.12%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.09%) pfSense
6 1 (3.03%) iptables
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.03%) Postfix
6 1 (3.03%) Squid
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Puppet
2 4 (12.12%) BladeLogic
2 4 (12.12%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (12.12%) OpenView
2 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.12%) Tivoli
2 4 (12.12%) yum
3 3 (9.09%) Ansible
3 3 (9.09%) Terraform
3 3 (9.09%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 9 (27.27%) HP
3 8 (24.24%) Centrify
4 7 (21.21%) IBM
5 5 (15.15%) Dell
6 4 (12.12%) BMC
6 4 (12.12%) Opsware
6 4 (12.12%) Oracle
6 4 (12.12%) Veritas
7 3 (9.09%) PagerDuty
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco
8 2 (6.06%) VMware
9 1 (3.03%) Apple
9 1 (3.03%) EMC
9 1 (3.03%) Microsoft