Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 517 366 468
Rank change year-on-year -151 +102 +37
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 226 133 356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.09% 3.04% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 65 262
10th Percentile £337 £319 £301
25th Percentile £411 £364 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £432 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.87% -4.11% +3.45%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £538
90th Percentile £647 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £66.00 £47.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +40.43% -10.48%

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 10,833 4,373 11,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.02% 16.06% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,825 3,047 7,978
10th Percentile £350 £308 £281
25th Percentile £450 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 78 247
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.57 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.91 £14.19
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% +1.28% +11.43%
75th Percentile £46.50 £38.63 £32.50
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.30 £50.10
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £20.34 £20.50
% change year-on-year +13.11% -0.80% +17.14%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 -149 117 £500 +11.11% 16
North of England -60 32 £450 +20.00% 7
South East -80 32 £500 -4.76% 8
North West -52 25 £450 +20.00% 7
South West -61 12 £573 +23.38% 4
Midlands -72 9 £500 - 2
East Midlands -36 8 £475 -5.00% 2
East of England -52 8 £475 +37.68% 4
Yorkshire -43 7 £375 -21.05%
West Midlands -70 1 £575 -
Active Directory Federation Services
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 202 (89.38%) Active Directory
2 153 (67.70%) Microsoft
3 143 (63.27%) Azure
4 136 (60.18%) Windows
5 109 (48.23%) Microsoft 365
6 99 (43.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 85 (37.61%) PowerShell
8 82 (36.28%) Windows Server
9 70 (30.97%) DNS
10 69 (30.53%) VMware
11 57 (25.22%) SAML
12 51 (22.57%) Single Sign-On
13 49 (21.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (21.24%) DHCP
15 45 (19.91%) Migration
16 43 (19.03%) PKI
16 43 (19.03%) Social Skills
17 40 (17.70%) Identity Management
17 40 (17.70%) Microsoft Intune
17 40 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 37 (16.37%) ITIL
18 37 (16.37%) SCCM
19 36 (15.93%) LDAP
19 36 (15.93%) Windows 10
20 32 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
20 32 (14.16%) VPN
21 31 (13.72%) Finance
21 31 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 30 (13.27%) SharePoint
22 30 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification

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 30 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 21 (9.29%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.87%) IIS
3 11 (4.87%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.10%) JBoss
4 7 (3.10%) OpenStack
4 7 (3.10%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.65%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.21%) Confluence
6 5 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.21%) NetWeaver
7 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.33%) Apache
8 3 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 143 (63.27%) Azure
2 109 (48.23%) Microsoft 365
3 99 (43.81%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (11.06%) AWS
5 21 (9.29%) IaaS
5 21 (9.29%) SaaS
6 20 (8.85%) PaaS
7 16 (7.08%) OneDrive
8 12 (5.31%) Mimecast
9 10 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (3.98%) Serverless
11 8 (3.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 7 (3.10%) Azure Key Vault
12 7 (3.10%) Yammer
13 6 (2.65%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (2.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 5 (2.21%) Azure App Service
14 5 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (2.21%) GCP
14 5 (2.21%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 70 (30.97%) DNS
2 48 (21.24%) DHCP
3 32 (14.16%) VPN
4 28 (12.39%) Firewall
5 20 (8.85%) Network Security
6 19 (8.41%) Skype
7 17 (7.52%) Kerberos
8 14 (6.19%) TCP/IP
9 13 (5.75%) SSL
10 10 (4.42%) LAN
10 10 (4.42%) WAN
11 9 (3.98%) SAN
11 9 (3.98%) Unified Communications
11 9 (3.98%) X.509
12 8 (3.54%) VoIP
13 7 (3.10%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.65%) Software-Defined Networking
14 6 (2.65%) X.500
15 5 (2.21%) MPLS
15 5 (2.21%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (11.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.87%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (4.87%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.65%) Data Lake
5 5 (2.21%) Big Data
5 5 (2.21%) DB2
5 5 (2.21%) MySQL
5 5 (2.21%) Power BI
5 5 (2.21%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.77%) FileMaker
6 4 (1.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.44%) Metadata
8 1 (0.44%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 11 (4.87%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.54%) JIRA
3 5 (2.21%) kappa
3 5 (2.21%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.33%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.33%) Fiddler
4 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.33%) GitLab
4 3 (1.33%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.33%) MSI
5 2 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.44%) NUnit
6 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (19.03%) Social Skills
2 31 (13.72%) Finance
3 21 (9.29%) Banking
4 19 (8.41%) Public Sector
5 16 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.75%) Documentation Skills
7 9 (3.98%) Digital Economy
8 4 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.33%) Back Office
9 3 (1.33%) Electronics
9 3 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.33%) Marketing
9 3 (1.33%) Military
9 3 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.88%) Publishing
11 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.44%) Local Government
11 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (20.80%) Architect
2 27 (11.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (10.18%) Azure Architect
4 20 (8.85%) Consultant
5 16 (7.08%) Active Directory Engineer
5 16 (7.08%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (5.31%) Microsoft 365 Architect
7 11 (4.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (4.87%) Security Engineer
7 11 (4.87%) Technical Architect
8 10 (4.42%) Wintel Engineer
9 9 (3.98%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (3.98%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.98%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (3.54%) Exchange Engineer
10 8 (3.54%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 7 (3.10%) Active Directory Specialist
11 7 (3.10%) Administrator
11 7 (3.10%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (25.22%) SAML
2 36 (15.93%) LDAP
3 19 (8.41%) OAuth
4 10 (4.42%) ARM Templates
5 9 (3.98%) OpenID
6 7 (3.10%) SPNEGO
7 5 (2.21%) Kafka
7 5 (2.21%) Middleware
7 5 (2.21%) SAP Basis
7 5 (2.21%) Spark Streaming
8 4 (1.77%) .NET
9 3 (1.33%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.33%) CSS
9 3 (1.33%) HTML
9 3 (1.33%) XML
10 1 (0.44%) ATL
10 1 (0.44%) jQuery
10 1 (0.44%) JSF
10 1 (0.44%) JSON
10 1 (0.44%) React
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.03%) PKI
2 14 (6.19%) Replication
3 12 (5.31%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (4.42%) Clustering
5 9 (3.98%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.54%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.54%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.65%) NHS
8 4 (1.77%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.88%) BYOD
9 2 (0.88%) CMDB
9 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.88%) Social Media
9 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.44%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 136 (60.18%) Windows
2 82 (36.28%) Windows Server
3 40 (17.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (15.93%) Windows 10
5 32 (14.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (11.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (11.50%) Linux
8 23 (10.18%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (5.31%) Unix
10 9 (3.98%) Android
10 9 (3.98%) Apple iOS
11 8 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.65%) AIX
13 4 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.77%) SUSE
13 4 (1.77%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.33%) HPUX
14 3 (1.33%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (19.91%) Migration
2 40 (17.70%) Identity Management
3 37 (16.37%) ITIL
4 31 (13.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (11.50%) DevOps
6 25 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (7.96%) Application Packaging
8 18 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (6.64%) Security Architecture
10 14 (6.19%) Analytics
10 14 (6.19%) Identity Access Management
10 14 (6.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 14 (6.19%) Server Hardening
10 14 (6.19%) Service Management
10 14 (6.19%) Technical Leadership
11 13 (5.75%) Decision-Making
12 12 (5.31%) Project Delivery
12 12 (5.31%) SIEM
13 11 (4.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 85 (37.61%) PowerShell
2 27 (11.95%) SQL
3 12 (5.31%) Python
4 10 (4.42%) C
5 5 (2.21%) Perl
6 4 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.77%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.88%) C#
7 2 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.44%) Java
8 1 (0.44%) PHP
8 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 30 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (11.50%) MCSE
3 23 (10.18%) Security Cleared
4 21 (9.29%) SC Cleared
5 19 (8.41%) Degree
6 12 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (4.87%) CCNA
7 11 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.98%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.54%) MCSA
10 5 (2.21%) MCITP
11 3 (1.33%) MCP
11 3 (1.33%) MCTS
12 2 (0.88%) HPE ATP
12 2 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.08%) GDPR
2 12 (5.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.10%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.21%) COBIT
5 3 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.33%) NCSC
5 3 (1.33%) SLA
6 2 (0.88%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.44%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 202 (89.38%) Active Directory
2 49 (21.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.85%) vSphere
4 17 (7.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 16 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (6.19%) Docker
7 12 (5.31%) Hyper-V
7 12 (5.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.77%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.77%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.77%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.33%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.33%) XenApp
10 2 (0.88%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.44%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 51 (22.57%) Single Sign-On
2 40 (17.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (16.37%) SCCM
4 22 (9.73%) WSUS
5 20 (8.85%) Kubernetes
6 14 (6.19%) Terraform
7 7 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.10%) Puppet
7 7 (3.10%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (2.65%) SCOM
9 5 (2.21%) Ansible
9 5 (2.21%) Backup Exec
9 5 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (2.21%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.33%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (1.33%) TrustSec
11 2 (0.88%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 153 (67.70%) Microsoft
2 69 (30.53%) VMware
3 29 (12.83%) Citrix
4 26 (11.50%) Cisco
5 12 (5.31%) Ivanti
6 11 (4.87%) Fortinet
7 10 (4.42%) Oracle
8 9 (3.98%) McAfee
8 9 (3.98%) NetApp
8 9 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.54%) EMC
9 8 (3.54%) SAP
9 8 (3.54%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.10%) HP
10 7 (3.10%) MobileIron
10 7 (3.10%) Sophos
11 6 (2.65%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.65%) CyberArk
11 6 (2.65%) Databricks
11 6 (2.65%) Google