Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 516 368 463
Rank change year-on-year -148 +95 +83
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 184 158 402
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.02% 3.20% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 86 288
10th Percentile £325 £311 £313
25th Percentile £400 £381 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
75th Percentile £552 £555 £550
90th Percentile £625 £603 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £63.00 - -

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 9,088 4,945 12,653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.87% 15.32% 15.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,419 3,479 8,698
10th Percentile £350 £310 £300
25th Percentile £434 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.56%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 266
10th Percentile £14.28 £12.56 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.05 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.13% +2.63% +0.80%
75th Percentile £42.33 £39.31 £25.94
90th Percentile £59.99 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +6.95%

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021.

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 1 August 2021. 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
London -101 99 £525 +10.53% 14
North of England -26 27 £450 +5.88% 7
North West -18 21 £450 +5.88% 4
South East -52 19 £463 +2.78% 10
South West -34 13 £350 -37.78% 4
Yorkshire -21 6 £375 -18.92% 3
East of England -25 6 £325 -5.80% 5
East Midlands -21 5 £425 -15.00% 1
Midlands -48 5 £425 -15.00% 7
Active Directory Federation Services
UK

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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.

1 160 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 137 (74.46%) Microsoft
3 127 (69.02%) Azure
4 98 (53.26%) Microsoft 365
5 95 (51.63%) Windows
6 80 (43.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 70 (38.04%) PowerShell
8 59 (32.07%) DNS
9 54 (29.35%) Windows Server
10 43 (23.37%) VMware
11 40 (21.74%) Microsoft Intune
12 39 (21.20%) Single Sign-On
13 38 (20.65%) Identity Management
14 37 (20.11%) VPN
15 36 (19.57%) Social Skills
16 34 (18.48%) SharePoint
17 32 (17.39%) MS Exchange
17 32 (17.39%) DHCP
17 32 (17.39%) Migration
17 32 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 32 (17.39%) Windows 10
18 31 (16.85%) PKI
18 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (16.30%) Security Cleared
20 29 (15.76%) SC Cleared
20 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
21 28 (15.22%) DevOps
21 28 (15.22%) MCSE
21 28 (15.22%) Finance
22 25 (13.59%) SQL Server

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 34 (18.48%) SharePoint
2 32 (17.39%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.35%) IIS
4 8 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.80%) JBoss
5 7 (3.80%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.26%) Apache Spark
6 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.17%) Apache
7 4 (2.17%) NetWeaver
7 4 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (1.63%) Confluence
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (7.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (69.02%) Azure
2 98 (53.26%) Microsoft 365
3 80 (43.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (13.59%) SaaS
5 23 (12.50%) IaaS
6 22 (11.96%) PaaS
7 17 (9.24%) OneDrive
8 15 (8.15%) AWS
9 8 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (4.35%) Mimecast
10 7 (3.80%) Azure Stack
10 7 (3.80%) Serverless
10 7 (3.80%) Yammer
11 6 (3.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 6 (3.26%) Azure Data Factory
11 6 (3.26%) Power Platform
12 5 (2.72%) Azure App Service
12 5 (2.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (2.72%) Azure Key Vault
13 2 (1.09%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 59 (32.07%) DNS
2 37 (20.11%) VPN
3 32 (17.39%) DHCP
4 17 (9.24%) Firewall
5 15 (8.15%) Network Security
6 13 (7.07%) Kerberos
6 13 (7.07%) Skype
7 11 (5.98%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (4.35%) WAN
9 7 (3.80%) VoIP
9 7 (3.80%) X.500
10 6 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.26%) SAN
10 6 (3.26%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (3.26%) SSL
10 6 (3.26%) Unified Communications
11 5 (2.72%) LAN
12 4 (2.17%) PBX
12 4 (2.17%) TCP/IP
12 4 (2.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (5.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.26%) Data Lake
3 6 (3.26%) Power BI
4 5 (2.72%) Big Data
5 4 (2.17%) DB2
5 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.17%) MySQL
5 4 (2.17%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.54%) Metadata
7 1 (0.54%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.54%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (7.07%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.80%) GitLab
3 6 (3.26%) JIRA
4 5 (2.72%) kappa
4 5 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.63%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.63%) Fiddler
5 3 (1.63%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.63%) MSI
6 2 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (19.57%) Social Skills
2 28 (15.22%) Finance
3 24 (13.04%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.52%) Documentation Skills
4 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 11 (5.98%) Electronics
5 11 (5.98%) Manufacturing
5 11 (5.98%) Marketing
6 10 (5.43%) Banking
6 10 (5.43%) Publishing
7 7 (3.80%) Influencing Skills
7 7 (3.80%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (3.80%) Retail
8 6 (3.26%) Digital Economy
9 3 (1.63%) Military
10 1 (0.54%) International Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (15.76%) Architect
2 28 (15.22%) Azure Engineer
2 28 (15.22%) Consultant
3 18 (9.78%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 17 (9.24%) Azure Architect
5 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.61%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
6 13 (7.07%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Microsoft 365 Architect
8 9 (4.89%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Exchange Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 7 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.80%) Active Directory Consultant
10 7 (3.80%) Messaging Engineer
10 7 (3.80%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.26%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (13.59%) SAML
2 22 (11.96%) LDAP
3 17 (9.24%) OAuth
4 7 (3.80%) Middleware
5 5 (2.72%) CSS
5 5 (2.72%) Kafka
5 5 (2.72%) Spark Streaming
6 4 (2.17%) .NET
6 4 (2.17%) OpenID
6 4 (2.17%) SAP Basis
7 3 (1.63%) HTML
8 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.09%) ADSI
9 1 (0.54%) JSON
9 1 (0.54%) PySpark
9 1 (0.54%) Web Services
9 1 (0.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.85%) PKI
2 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.43%) Social Media
5 9 (4.89%) Replication
6 7 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.26%) User Experience
8 5 (2.72%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.72%) BYOD
8 5 (2.72%) iPad
8 5 (2.72%) iPhone
8 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.17%) NHS
9 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
11 2 (1.09%) Clustering
11 2 (1.09%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 95 (51.63%) Windows
2 54 (29.35%) Windows Server
3 32 (17.39%) Windows 10
4 29 (15.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (13.59%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (12.50%) Linux
7 22 (11.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (8.15%) Android
8 15 (8.15%) Apple iOS
9 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (5.43%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (4.89%) Unix
12 6 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.17%) AIX
14 3 (1.63%) HPUX
15 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
15 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.65%) Identity Management
2 32 (17.39%) Migration
3 28 (15.22%) DevOps
4 23 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (10.33%) ITIL
6 18 (9.78%) Mentoring
7 16 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
7 16 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 16 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 14 (7.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (6.52%) Change Management
9 12 (6.52%) Decision-Making
10 11 (5.98%) Analytics
10 11 (5.98%) Application Packaging
10 11 (5.98%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (5.98%) Programme Management
11 10 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (5.43%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (38.04%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.70%) SQL
3 10 (5.43%) Python
4 7 (3.80%) C
4 7 (3.80%) TypeScript
5 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.63%) C#
6 3 (1.63%) VB
6 3 (1.63%) VBScript
7 2 (1.09%) Scala
7 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.09%) XPath
8 1 (0.54%) Go
8 1 (0.54%) Groovy
8 1 (0.54%) Java
8 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (16.30%) Security Cleared
3 29 (15.76%) SC Cleared
4 28 (15.22%) MCSE
5 17 (9.24%) Degree
6 13 (7.07%) DV Cleared
7 12 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (5.98%) CCNA
8 11 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.26%) MCSA
10 2 (1.09%) MCITP
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.54%) CISSP
11 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) GDPR
2 7 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.17%) COBIT
3 4 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.63%) NCSC
5 2 (1.09%) SLA
6 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 160 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.15%) Docker
4 14 (7.61%) vSphere
5 13 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.43%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 9 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (4.35%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.17%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.63%) XenApp
10 3 (1.63%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (21.74%) Microsoft Intune
2 39 (21.20%) Single Sign-On
3 21 (11.41%) Kubernetes
3 21 (11.41%) SCCM
4 17 (9.24%) Terraform
5 12 (6.52%) WSUS
6 7 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (3.80%) Puppet
7 5 (2.72%) FortiGate
7 5 (2.72%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.63%) Ansible
8 3 (1.63%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.63%) TrustSec
9 2 (1.09%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.09%) MIIS
9 2 (1.09%) MobiControl
9 2 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 137 (74.46%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.37%) VMware
3 22 (11.96%) Cisco
4 15 (8.15%) SAP
5 14 (7.61%) Citrix
6 11 (5.98%) Fortinet
7 10 (5.43%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.43%) Samsung
8 8 (4.35%) Ivanti
9 7 (3.80%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.80%) Oracle
10 6 (3.26%) Databricks
10 6 (3.26%) NetApp
11 5 (2.72%) EMC
11 5 (2.72%) IBM
11 5 (2.72%) McAfee
11 5 (2.72%) Sophos
12 4 (2.17%) Clearswift
12 4 (2.17%) HP
12 4 (2.17%) Software AG