The table below looks at the statistics for Active Directory skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Active Directory over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Active Directory
Rank 43 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Active Directory 1084 1281 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.04% 5.47% 5.46%
As % of the System Software category 44.87% 55.87% 58.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 736 833 725
Median daily rate £364 £313 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 101 146
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Active Directory
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2416 2293 2168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.24% 9.78% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1732 1537 1330
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 118 153
Median hourly rate £17.25 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

Active Directory
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Active Directory as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Active Directory Jobs Demand Trend in London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Active Directory across the London region.

Active Directory Daily Rate Trend in London

Active Directory
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Active Directory Daily Rate Histogram in London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory across the London region.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Trend in London

Active Directory
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Active Directory across the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Active Directory Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Active Directory
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory within the London region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 178 £416 +28.07% 38
Canary Wharf +9 6 £435 +234.61% 1
Croydon -21 6 £230 -29.15% 1
Twickenham +1 5 £165 +32.00%
Hounslow 0 5 £415 +46.90%
Sidcup +1 4 £338 -15.62%
Hammersmith - 4 £120 -
Chiswick - 4 - -
Brentford +3 3 £145 +52.63%
Westminster - 3 £450 -
Uxbridge +3 2 £190 -13.14% 1
Enfield +1 2 £150 -28.57%
Feltham 0 2 £400 - 1
Romford -1 2 - -
Harrow - 2 £480 -
Ilford +1 1 - -
Southwark -2 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Barnet - 1 - -
Carshalton - 1 - -
Dagenham - 1 - -
Active Directory
England

Active Directory
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Active Directory.

1 1536 (73.74%) Windows
2 906 (43.49%) Microsoft
3 704 (33.80%) Windows Server
4 645 (30.96%) VMware
5 488 (23.43%) Citrix
6 456 (21.89%) Windows 7
7 449 (21.56%) MS Exchange
8 424 (20.36%) MS Office
9 422 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 412 (19.78%) ITIL
11 390 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 385 (18.48%) DNS
13 375 (18.00%) Finance
14 367 (17.62%) MS Excel
15 345 (16.56%) Office 365
16 329 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
17 317 (15.22%) Linux
18 315 (15.12%) SCCM
19 304 (14.59%) PowerShell
20 292 (14.02%) Migration
21 284 (13.63%) Firewall
22 277 (13.30%) Cisco
23 274 (13.15%) SQL Server
24 260 (12.48%) SQL
25 241 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
26 214 (10.27%) DHCP
27 206 (9.89%) SAN
28 187 (8.98%) TCP/IP
28 187 (8.98%) Skype for Business
28 187 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010

Active Directory
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 449 (21.56%) MS Exchange
2 187 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 187 (8.98%) Skype for Business
3 168 (8.07%) SharePoint
4 104 (4.99%) IIS
5 100 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 81 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 57 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 45 (2.16%) Tomcat
9 44 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 30 (1.44%) Apache
11 29 (1.39%) IBM Notes
12 26 (1.25%) Confluence
12 26 (1.25%) OpenStack
13 22 (1.06%) WebLogic
14 18 (0.86%) WebSphere
15 15 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
17 12 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
18 11 (0.53%) JBoss
Applications
1 424 (20.36%) MS Office
2 367 (17.62%) MS Excel
3 32 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.72%) MS Project
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.34%) Windchill
8 5 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.14%) HipChat
10 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.048%) InDesign
11 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.53%) Faxination
3 7 (0.34%) Eikon
3 7 (0.34%) RMDS
4 4 (0.19%) assyst
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.14%) BusinessWare
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.14%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.096%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.096%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.048%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 345 (16.56%) Office 365
2 241 (11.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 124 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 115 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
5 52 (2.50%) IaaS
6 45 (2.16%) SaaS
7 43 (2.06%) Yammer
8 40 (1.92%) OneDrive
9 34 (1.63%) Google Apps
10 33 (1.58%) PaaS
11 24 (1.15%) Mimecast
12 15 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.096%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.096%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 385 (18.48%) DNS
2 284 (13.63%) Firewall
3 214 (10.27%) DHCP
4 206 (9.89%) SAN
5 187 (8.98%) TCP/IP
6 174 (8.35%) LAN
7 168 (8.07%) WAN
8 138 (6.63%) LDAP
9 114 (5.47%) VPN
10 113 (5.42%) Skype
11 79 (3.79%) Internet
12 76 (3.65%) NAS
13 59 (2.83%) Network Security
14 58 (2.78%) VoIP
15 53 (2.54%) Wireless
16 43 (2.06%) HTTP
16 43 (2.06%) SSL
17 42 (2.02%) NetScaler
18 40 (1.92%) VLAN
19 34 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.26%) Oracle Database
3 41 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (1.20%) MySQL
6 23 (1.10%) DB2
6 23 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 16 (0.77%) Big Data
8 16 (0.77%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.48%) GIS
13 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
14 8 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
14 8 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (2.59%) Git (software)
1 54 (2.59%) Jenkins
2 52 (2.50%) JIRA
3 16 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (0.67%) Subversion
6 13 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (0.58%) Ant
7 12 (0.58%) MSI
8 11 (0.53%) Maven
9 10 (0.48%) Hudson
10 9 (0.43%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.38%) MSTest
11 8 (0.38%) NUnit
11 8 (0.38%) TeamCity
12 5 (0.24%) Gerrit
12 5 (0.24%) Selenium
13 4 (0.19%) AdminStudio
13 4 (0.19%) JUnit
14 3 (0.14%) InstallShield
General
1 375 (18.00%) Finance
2 127 (6.10%) Banking
3 83 (3.98%) Law
4 75 (3.60%) Legal
5 58 (2.78%) Retail
6 39 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.25%) Back Office
8 26 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 25 (1.20%) Publishing
10 24 (1.15%) Advertising
11 16 (0.77%) Front Office
12 14 (0.67%) Marketing
13 11 (0.53%) Japanese Language
14 8 (0.38%) French Language
15 7 (0.34%) Billing
15 7 (0.34%) Games
16 6 (0.29%) Manufacturing
16 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 425 (20.40%) Analyst
2 211 (10.13%) Support Engineer
3 201 (9.65%) Architect
4 182 (8.74%) Support Analyst
5 175 (8.40%) Service Analyst
6 170 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 160 (7.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 147 (7.06%) Desktop Support
9 146 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 136 (6.53%) Consultant
11 131 (6.29%) Administrator
11 131 (6.29%) Windows Engineer
12 112 (5.38%) IT Support
13 91 (4.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 86 (4.13%) Active Directory Engineer
15 84 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
15 84 (4.03%) Systems Administrator
16 78 (3.74%) IT Analyst
17 73 (3.50%) Desktop Engineer
18 71 (3.41%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (4.37%) .NET
2 70 (3.36%) HTML
2 70 (3.36%) Web Services
3 27 (1.30%) XML
4 24 (1.15%) CSS
5 23 (1.10%) SAML
6 22 (1.06%) Middleware
6 22 (1.06%) REST
7 21 (1.01%) jQuery
7 21 (1.01%) JSON
7 21 (1.01%) SailPoint
8 19 (0.91%) LAMP
8 19 (0.91%) WCF
9 16 (0.77%) SOAP
9 16 (0.77%) XMPP
10 14 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 14 (0.67%) Entity Framework
11 12 (0.58%) HTML5
12 11 (0.53%) AngularJS
13 10 (0.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 154 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 138 (6.63%) Blackberry
3 97 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (3.79%) Clustering
5 71 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.16%) Computer Science
7 41 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
8 37 (1.78%) Smartphone
9 36 (1.73%) Replication
10 35 (1.68%) NHS
11 32 (1.54%) PKI
12 31 (1.49%) Hedge funds
13 26 (1.25%) iPhone
14 24 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.96%) EMC VNX
15 20 (0.96%) Public Cloud
16 19 (0.91%) Fat Client
16 19 (0.91%) iPad
16 19 (0.91%) Thin Client
17 13 (0.62%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1536 (73.74%) Windows
2 704 (33.80%) Windows Server
3 456 (21.89%) Windows 7
4 422 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 329 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 317 (15.22%) Linux
7 186 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 159 (7.63%) Windows 8
9 141 (6.77%) Unix
10 100 (4.80%) Windows XP
11 94 (4.51%) Mac OS X
12 77 (3.70%) Windows 10
13 70 (3.36%) Android
14 58 (2.78%) Apple iOS
14 58 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 43 (2.06%) Solaris
16 32 (1.54%) CentOS
17 29 (1.39%) AIX
18 25 (1.20%) Mac OS
19 23 (1.10%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (19.78%) ITIL
2 292 (14.02%) Migration
3 122 (5.86%) Project Management
4 112 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
5 108 (5.18%) Service Management
6 93 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 84 (4.03%) Change Management
8 77 (3.70%) High Availability
9 76 (3.65%) DevOps
9 76 (3.65%) Problem Management
10 72 (3.46%) Identity Management
11 68 (3.26%) Incident Management
12 63 (3.02%) Configuration Management
12 63 (3.02%) ITIL V3
13 61 (2.93%) Information Security
13 61 (2.93%) Service Delivery
14 59 (2.83%) ITSM
15 57 (2.74%) PRINCE2
16 55 (2.64%) CRM
17 51 (2.45%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 304 (14.59%) PowerShell
2 260 (12.48%) SQL
3 93 (4.46%) Python
4 92 (4.42%) Perl
5 90 (4.32%) Java
6 67 (3.22%) Bash Shell
7 65 (3.12%) JavaScript
8 64 (3.07%) C#
9 47 (2.26%) Shell Script
10 33 (1.58%) VBScript
11 32 (1.54%) PHP
11 32 (1.54%) VB
12 29 (1.39%) C
13 27 (1.30%) Ruby
14 17 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.67%) C++
16 11 (0.53%) VBA
17 7 (0.34%) VB.NET
18 3 (0.14%) AppleScript
18 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 153 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 108 (5.18%) Degree
4 107 (5.14%) MCSE
5 94 (4.51%) SC Cleared
6 72 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (2.59%) CCNA
7 54 (2.59%) MCSA
8 39 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 38 (1.82%) MCP
10 35 (1.68%) DV Cleared
11 34 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.54%) CISSP
13 28 (1.34%) CCNP
14 25 (1.20%) MCITP
15 24 (1.15%) MCTS
16 20 (0.96%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
18 17 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (0.77%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (3.94%) SLA
2 25 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (0.91%) QA
4 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.34%) COBIT
7 5 (0.24%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.24%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.14%) BS7799
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.096%) DICOM
9 2 (0.096%) HL7
9 2 (0.096%) ISO15022
9 2 (0.096%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.048%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.048%) ISO27002
System Software
1 390 (18.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 147 (7.06%) Hyper-V
3 145 (6.96%) XenApp
4 98 (4.70%) VMware ESX
5 89 (4.27%) vSphere
6 72 (3.46%) XenDesktop
7 63 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
8 43 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (1.54%) Docker
11 28 (1.34%) Xen
12 27 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
14 18 (0.86%) VMware Server
15 17 (0.82%) BitLocker
16 16 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.77%) Terminal Services
17 15 (0.72%) DFS Replication
17 15 (0.72%) NFS
17 15 (0.72%) Samba
Systems Management
1 315 (15.12%) SCCM
2 145 (6.96%) SCOM
3 75 (3.60%) WSUS
4 71 (3.41%) Puppet
5 37 (1.78%) Ansible
6 36 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 33 (1.58%) Backup Exec
8 32 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 27 (1.30%) Nagios
10 25 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 20 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
13 19 (0.91%) Casper Suite
14 17 (0.82%) AirWatch
14 17 (0.82%) SCVMM
15 14 (0.67%) HP SIM
15 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
16 13 (0.62%) NetBackup
17 12 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 906 (43.49%) Microsoft
2 645 (30.96%) VMware
3 488 (23.43%) Citrix
4 277 (13.30%) Cisco
5 182 (8.74%) HP
6 142 (6.82%) Oracle
7 124 (5.95%) NetApp
8 110 (5.28%) Dell
9 88 (4.22%) Apple
10 82 (3.94%) Symantec
11 73 (3.50%) Red Hat
12 70 (3.36%) IBM
13 64 (3.07%) EMC
14 57 (2.74%) Google
15 52 (2.50%) Bloomberg
16 38 (1.82%) Reuters
16 38 (1.82%) ServiceNow
16 38 (1.82%) Splunk
17 37 (1.78%) CheckPoint
18 34 (1.63%) Intel Security
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Methods Professional Services Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, start 11 July
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £450 per day Initial contract until December 2016
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £440 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
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Nationwide People Ltd
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London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Harris Global
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Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
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London
Huxley
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City, London
Hays Finance Technology
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKonnect Global Solutions
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Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
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Lorien Resourcing
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Ebury
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harringtonstarr
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onezeero.
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Ashdown IT
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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