Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services over the 6 months to 9 May 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 Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS)
UK > England
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 594 606 828
Rank change year-on-year +12 +222 +34
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services 18 12 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.026% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
10th Percentile £483 £410 £418
25th Percentile £489 £450 £461
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £525 £495
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -
75th Percentile £606 £538 £539
90th Percentile £625 £625 £565
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% -16.67% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £66.00 - -

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services is in the System Software 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 system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,476 7,264 13,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.56% 15.60% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,511 4,927 8,953
10th Percentile £220 £176 £190
25th Percentile £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.72% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 367 546
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.22 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.95 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.04% +2.73% +4.04%
75th Percentile £43.75 £20.88 £24.44
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.30 £47.69
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £17.30 £16.50
% change year-on-year +18.51% +4.83% +4.04%

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services in England

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services in England

Active Directory Lightweight Directory 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 Lightweight Directory Services within the England region over the 6 months to 9 May 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
South East - 10 £510 - 1
London -27 6 £550 +4.76% 1
East of England - 2 - -
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
UK

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Active Directory Lightweight Directory 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 Lightweight Directory Services.

1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (77.78%) LDAP
4 13 (72.22%) Identity Management
5 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
6 11 (61.11%) DNS
7 9 (50.00%) Kerberos
7 9 (50.00%) X.500
7 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (50.00%) Replication
7 9 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (44.44%) PKI
9 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (38.89%) MCSE
10 6 (33.33%) Migration
10 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
11 5 (27.78%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (27.78%) High Availability
11 5 (27.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 5 (27.78%) ADSI
11 5 (27.78%) MIIS
11 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (27.78%) XPath
12 4 (22.22%) SQL
12 4 (22.22%) Windows
12 4 (22.22%) Microsoft 365

Active Directory Lightweight Directory 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 2 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Azure
1 4 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 9 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 9 (50.00%) X.500
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Social Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Identity Management Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Management Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) LDAP
2 5 (27.78%) ADSI
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Replication
2 8 (44.44%) PKI
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Identity Management
2 9 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
3 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (33.33%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) High Availability
6 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) Decision-Making
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Requirements Gathering
7 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) XPath
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) MCSE
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (27.78%) MIIS
1 5 (27.78%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft