Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Active Directory Federation Services skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory Federation Services over the 6 months to 17 August 2022 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.

Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 593 509 386
Rank change year-on-year -84 -123 +92
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 171 201 143
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.54% 2.14% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 124 67
10th Percentile £354 £322 £338
25th Percentile £413 £404 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £468
Median % change year-on-year - +6.84% +4.00%
75th Percentile £594 £556 £538
90th Percentile £660 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
10th Percentile £57.00 £48.00 -
25th Percentile £58.13 £50.25 -
Median hourly rate £60.00 £55.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% - -
75th Percentile £68.50 £60.75 -
90th Percentile £73.60 £63.00 -
UK median hourly rate £58.75 £63.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.75% - -

Active Directory Federation Services is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,136 9,392 4,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.51% 15.81% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,107 6,678 3,287
10th Percentile £356 £350 £313
25th Percentile £469 £438 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £679 £620 £600
90th Percentile £769 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 127 77
10th Percentile £13.13 £14.40 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £16.22 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £19.39
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +8.30% +2.59%
75th Percentile £44.38 £40.91 £40.75
90th Percentile £76.50 £59.93 £48.39
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.06% +19.03% -2.50%

Active Directory Federation Services
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Active Directory Federation Services as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Federation Services in England

Active Directory Federation Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services in England.

Daily rate trend for Active Directory Federation Services in England

Active Directory Federation Services
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory Federation Services in England

Active Directory Federation Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services in England.

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory Federation Services in England

Active Directory Federation Services
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Active Directory Federation Services in England

Active Directory Federation Services
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services within the England region over the 6 months to 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
London -100 81 £525 - 19
North of England -30 23 £581 +29.17% 5
South East -20 21 £510 +7.37% 9
North West -19 16 £613 +36.11% 3
East of England +4 13 £450 +38.46% 3
South West -11 11 £525 +50.00% 3
Midlands -18 11 £465 +9.41% 5
East Midlands +1 8 £465 +9.41%
Yorkshire -23 6 £600 +60.00% 1
West Midlands - 3 £300 - 5
North East - 1 £275 - 1
Active Directory Federation Services
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 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 across the England region with a requirement for Active Directory Federation Services.

1 139 (81.29%) Active Directory
2 117 (68.42%) Windows
3 103 (60.23%) Azure
4 100 (58.48%) Microsoft
5 72 (42.11%) DNS
6 68 (39.77%) PowerShell
7 66 (38.60%) VMware
8 63 (36.84%) Windows Server
9 62 (36.26%) Microsoft 365
10 60 (35.09%) DHCP
11 57 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
12 54 (31.58%) PKI
13 51 (29.82%) Migration
14 50 (29.24%) SCCM
15 47 (27.49%) Security Cleared
16 42 (24.56%) DevOps
17 41 (23.98%) Single Sign-On
18 40 (23.39%) Agile
19 37 (21.64%) Microsoft Intune
20 36 (21.05%) Linux
21 35 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (20.47%) Social Skills
22 34 (19.88%) SQL
22 34 (19.88%) Firewall
23 33 (19.30%) SC Cleared
24 32 (18.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 32 (18.71%) Windows 10
25 31 (18.13%) SharePoint
26 30 (17.54%) Terraform
27 29 (16.96%) ITIL

Active Directory Federation Services
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 31 (18.13%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.60%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.43%) IIS
4 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.92%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.58%) Apache
7 1 (0.58%) Confluence
7 1 (0.58%) JBoss
7 1 (0.58%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 103 (60.23%) Azure
2 62 (36.26%) Microsoft 365
3 57 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (12.28%) IaaS
5 19 (11.11%) PaaS
6 17 (9.94%) OneDrive
7 15 (8.77%) AWS
7 15 (8.77%) SaaS
8 12 (7.02%) GCP
9 11 (6.43%) Azure Storage
10 9 (5.26%) Mimecast
11 8 (4.68%) Azure Monitor
12 7 (4.09%) Azure Key Vault
12 7 (4.09%) Datadog
13 6 (3.51%) Google Kubernetes Engine
14 5 (2.92%) Yammer
15 3 (1.75%) Azure Service Bus
15 3 (1.75%) GitHub
15 3 (1.75%) npm
16 2 (1.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 72 (42.11%) DNS
2 60 (35.09%) DHCP
3 34 (19.88%) Firewall
4 16 (9.36%) Kerberos
4 16 (9.36%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.60%) Skype
6 11 (6.43%) Network Security
7 9 (5.26%) SAN
7 9 (5.26%) X.500
7 9 (5.26%) X.509
8 7 (4.09%) VPN
8 7 (4.09%) WAN
9 6 (3.51%) LAN
10 5 (2.92%) SMTP
11 3 (1.75%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.75%) NAS
11 3 (1.75%) NGFW
12 2 (1.17%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.17%) SSH
12 2 (1.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.60%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.17%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) DB2
5 1 (0.58%) GIS
5 1 (0.58%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.58%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (4.09%) GitLab
2 6 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.51%) JIRA
3 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.75%) IntelliJ
4 3 (1.75%) JUnit
4 3 (1.75%) NUnit
4 3 (1.75%) ReSharper
4 3 (1.75%) StyleCop
4 3 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.17%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.17%) Axure RP
5 2 (1.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.17%) InstallShield
5 2 (1.17%) MSI
5 2 (1.17%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.58%) Fiddler
General
1 35 (20.47%) Social Skills
2 28 (16.37%) Finance
3 16 (9.36%) Public Sector
4 12 (7.02%) Banking
5 8 (4.68%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (4.09%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (3.51%) Military
8 5 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.34%) Legal
10 2 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.58%) Advertising
11 1 (0.58%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (14.62%) Architect
3 18 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (7.60%) Analyst
4 13 (7.60%) Consultant
5 10 (5.85%) Security Architect
5 10 (5.85%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.26%) Active Directory Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Developer
7 8 (4.68%) GCP DevOps
7 8 (4.68%) GCP DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) GCP Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Security Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.09%) Active Directory Specialist
9 6 (3.51%) Active Directory Architect
9 6 (3.51%) Azure Specialist
9 6 (3.51%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.11%) LDAP
2 16 (9.36%) SAML
3 15 (8.77%) OAuth
4 9 (5.26%) HTML
4 9 (5.26%) Web Services
5 8 (4.68%) jQuery
6 7 (4.09%) SailPoint
7 6 (3.51%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.51%) CSS
7 6 (3.51%) Velocity
8 5 (2.92%) REST
9 4 (2.34%) RESTful
9 4 (2.34%) XML
10 3 (1.75%) .NET
10 3 (1.75%) Caliburn.Micro
10 3 (1.75%) HTML5
10 3 (1.75%) MSMQ
10 3 (1.75%) Node.js
10 3 (1.75%) OpenID
10 3 (1.75%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (31.58%) PKI
2 16 (9.36%) Replication
3 13 (7.60%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.26%) Clustering
5 8 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (4.09%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.51%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.92%) BYOD
8 5 (2.92%) iPad
8 5 (2.92%) iPhone
8 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.75%) NHS
9 3 (1.75%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.75%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.17%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 117 (68.42%) Windows
2 63 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 36 (21.05%) Linux
4 32 (18.71%) Windows 10
5 27 (15.79%) Windows Server 2019
6 26 (15.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (1.75%) Unix
11 2 (1.17%) CentOS
11 2 (1.17%) Debian
11 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.17%) Solaris
11 2 (1.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.58%) AIX
12 1 (0.58%) HPUX
12 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.82%) Migration
2 42 (24.56%) DevOps
3 40 (23.39%) Agile
4 32 (18.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 29 (16.96%) ITIL
6 23 (13.45%) Infrastructure as Code
7 20 (11.70%) Identity Access Management
7 20 (11.70%) Identity Management
8 16 (9.36%) CI/CD
8 16 (9.36%) Information Security
9 15 (8.77%) RBAC
9 15 (8.77%) Service Management
9 15 (8.77%) Storage Management
10 14 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (7.60%) Change Management
11 13 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (7.60%) SIEM
12 12 (7.02%) Data Loss Prevention
12 12 (7.02%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (39.77%) PowerShell
2 34 (19.88%) SQL
3 21 (12.28%) Python
4 15 (8.77%) VB
5 14 (8.19%) JavaScript
6 11 (6.43%) Java
7 10 (5.85%) C#
7 10 (5.85%) Groovy
8 9 (5.26%) Bash
9 8 (4.68%) Go
9 8 (4.68%) Ruby
9 8 (4.68%) Scala
9 8 (4.68%) VBScript
10 3 (1.75%) ES6
10 3 (1.75%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (27.49%) Security Cleared
2 33 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 16 (9.36%) MCSE
6 8 (4.68%) Degree
7 7 (4.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (4.09%) MCSA
8 4 (2.34%) Azure Certification
9 3 (1.75%) MCAD
10 2 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.58%) CCENT
11 1 (0.58%) CCNA
11 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.58%) HPE ATP
11 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (8.19%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) GDPR
3 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.75%) PSD2
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 139 (81.29%) Active Directory
2 35 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (8.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (5.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 8 (4.68%) Docker
7 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.51%) XenApp
8 5 (2.92%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.34%) vSphere
10 3 (1.75%) NFS
10 3 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.75%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.17%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.17%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.58%) Firmware
12 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (29.24%) SCCM
2 41 (23.98%) Single Sign-On
3 37 (21.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (17.54%) Terraform
5 14 (8.19%) Kubernetes
6 12 (7.02%) SCOM
7 8 (4.68%) Ansible
8 7 (4.09%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (4.09%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (4.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (4.09%) WSUS
9 4 (2.34%) OPNET
10 3 (1.75%) CASB
10 3 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.75%) vCenter Server
11 2 (1.17%) NetBackup
11 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (58.48%) Microsoft
2 66 (38.60%) VMware
3 17 (9.94%) Citrix
4 16 (9.36%) Red Hat
5 14 (8.19%) Cisco
5 14 (8.19%) SolarWinds
6 13 (7.60%) Zscaler
7 12 (7.02%) IBM
8 10 (5.85%) HP
8 10 (5.85%) McAfee
9 9 (5.26%) ServiceNow
10 7 (4.09%) Commvault
10 7 (4.09%) Dell
10 7 (4.09%) F5
10 7 (4.09%) Google
10 7 (4.09%) Symantec
11 6 (3.51%) Veeam
12 5 (2.92%) Oracle
12 5 (2.92%) Zerto
13 4 (2.34%) EMC