Period
to 27 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 376 459
Rank change year-on-year -128 +83 +90
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 271 190 457
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.38% 3.37% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 111 323
10th Percentile £326 £313 £313
25th Percentile £413 £363 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.05%
75th Percentile £569 £575 £538
90th Percentile £650 £605 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £464 £450
% change year-on-year -3.02% +3.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 0
Median hourly rate £63.00 - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,406 5,639 13,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.98% 15.14% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,044 3,908 9,485
10th Percentile £350 £307 £300
25th Percentile £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £605 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +0.22% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 125 310
10th Percentile £14.60 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.26 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.21 £19.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.03% -2.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £50.11 £39.80 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £53.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -

Active Directory Federation Services
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Active Directory Federation Services in the UK

Active Directory Federation Services
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 27 July 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
England -127 180 £490 +3.16% 49
Work from Home -196 111 £500 +5.26% 13
London -82 97 £500 +5.26% 19
UK excluding London -111 87 £450 -3.02% 31
North of England -28 27 £450 - 8
North West -7 21 £450 +5.88% 4
South East -56 19 £463 +8.82% 9
Scotland -61 17 £500 +33.33% 3
South West -24 13 £350 -37.78% 2
East of England -14 6 £325 -9.72% 3
Yorkshire -19 6 £375 -21.05% 4
East Midlands -17 5 £425 -15.00% 1
Midlands -51 5 £425 -15.00% 6
Wales - 2 £300 -

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 with a requirement for Active Directory Federation Services.

1 233 (85.98%) Active Directory
2 191 (70.48%) Microsoft
3 180 (66.42%) Azure
4 139 (51.29%) Microsoft 365
5 131 (48.34%) Windows
6 109 (40.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 102 (37.64%) PowerShell
8 96 (35.42%) DNS
9 75 (27.68%) Windows Server
10 67 (24.72%) Identity Management
11 66 (24.35%) SharePoint
12 59 (21.77%) Microsoft Intune
13 56 (20.66%) Security Cleared
14 54 (19.93%) SC Cleared
14 54 (19.93%) VMware
15 53 (19.56%) PKI
16 51 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 51 (18.82%) Social Skills
17 50 (18.45%) Migration
18 45 (16.61%) VPN
18 45 (16.61%) DevOps
19 44 (16.24%) Single Sign-On
20 41 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 41 (15.13%) DHCP
21 40 (14.76%) MCSE
22 39 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
23 38 (14.02%) MS Exchange
23 38 (14.02%) Finance
24 37 (13.65%) LDAP
24 37 (13.65%) Windows 10

Active Directory Federation Services
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 66 (24.35%) SharePoint
2 38 (14.02%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.75%) IIS
4 13 (4.80%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.43%) JBoss
6 11 (4.06%) Skype for Business
7 9 (3.32%) Apache
7 9 (3.32%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.21%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.85%) NetWeaver
11 4 (1.48%) Confluence
12 3 (1.11%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (66.42%) Azure
2 139 (51.29%) Microsoft 365
3 109 (40.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (11.81%) IaaS
4 32 (11.81%) SaaS
5 27 (9.96%) AWS
6 26 (9.59%) PaaS
7 19 (7.01%) OneDrive
8 11 (4.06%) AWS Lambda
9 10 (3.69%) Serverless
10 9 (3.32%) Mimecast
11 8 (2.95%) Azure Stack
11 8 (2.95%) Power Platform
12 7 (2.58%) Yammer
13 6 (2.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 6 (2.21%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (2.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (2.21%) Azure Key Vault
13 6 (2.21%) GCP
14 4 (1.48%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 96 (35.42%) DNS
2 45 (16.61%) VPN
3 41 (15.13%) DHCP
4 33 (12.18%) Firewall
5 31 (11.44%) Kerberos
6 22 (8.12%) Network Security
7 20 (7.38%) X.500
8 17 (6.27%) Skype
9 13 (4.80%) SSL
10 11 (4.06%) TCP/IP
10 11 (4.06%) WAN
10 11 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (2.58%) LAN
11 7 (2.58%) VoIP
12 6 (2.21%) SAN
12 6 (2.21%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (2.21%) Unified Communications
13 5 (1.85%) MPLS
13 5 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (4.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (2.95%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.95%) Power BI
4 6 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (2.21%) Data Lake
4 6 (2.21%) DB2
5 5 (1.85%) MySQL
5 5 (1.85%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.48%) Big Data
6 4 (1.48%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) Metadata
8 1 (0.37%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.37%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (5.54%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.32%) GitLab
3 8 (2.95%) JIRA
4 6 (2.21%) kappa
4 6 (2.21%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.48%) MSI
6 3 (1.11%) AdminStudio
6 3 (1.11%) Fiddler
6 3 (1.11%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.37%) Testinfra
General
1 51 (18.82%) Social Skills
2 38 (14.02%) Finance
3 24 (8.86%) Public Sector
4 22 (8.12%) Banking
5 20 (7.38%) Documentation Skills
6 14 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (4.06%) Electronics
7 11 (4.06%) Manufacturing
7 11 (4.06%) Marketing
7 11 (4.06%) Telecoms
8 10 (3.69%) Publishing
9 9 (3.32%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (2.95%) Influencing Skills
11 6 (2.21%) Digital Economy
11 6 (2.21%) Retail
12 5 (1.85%) Retail Banking
13 3 (1.11%) Military
14 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.37%) Back Office
15 1 (0.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (16.97%) Architect
2 45 (16.61%) Consultant
3 34 (12.55%) Azure Engineer
4 24 (8.86%) Azure Architect
5 23 (8.49%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
6 22 (8.12%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 19 (7.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (6.64%) Active Directory Engineer
8 18 (6.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (6.27%) Microsoft 365 Architect
10 16 (5.90%) Active Directory Consultant
11 15 (5.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 15 (5.54%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (4.80%) Active Directory Architect
13 11 (4.06%) Azure Consultant
14 10 (3.69%) Designer
14 10 (3.69%) Security Architect
14 10 (3.69%) Solutions Designer
14 10 (3.69%) Support Engineer
15 9 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.65%) LDAP
2 34 (12.55%) SAML
3 26 (9.59%) OAuth
4 11 (4.06%) CSS
5 10 (3.69%) HTML
6 8 (2.95%) Middleware
6 8 (2.95%) OpenID
7 6 (2.21%) Kafka
7 6 (2.21%) Spark Streaming
8 5 (1.85%) .NET
8 5 (1.85%) SAP Basis
9 3 (1.11%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.74%) ADSI
10 2 (0.74%) Web Services
11 1 (0.37%) Java EE
11 1 (0.37%) JDBC
11 1 (0.37%) JSON
11 1 (0.37%) OAuth2
11 1 (0.37%) PySpark
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 53 (19.56%) PKI
2 21 (7.75%) Replication
3 14 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.43%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.69%) Social Media
6 9 (3.32%) User Experience
7 5 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.85%) BYOD
7 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.85%) iPad
7 5 (1.85%) iPhone
7 5 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.48%) NHS
9 3 (1.11%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.74%) Clustering
10 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 131 (48.34%) Windows
2 75 (27.68%) Windows Server
3 41 (15.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (13.65%) Windows 10
5 36 (13.28%) Windows Server 2016
6 32 (11.81%) Windows Server 2019
7 30 (11.07%) Linux
8 22 (8.12%) Android
8 22 (8.12%) Apple iOS
9 15 (5.54%) Unix
9 15 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.69%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.85%) AIX
13 3 (1.11%) HPUX
13 3 (1.11%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.74%) VMS
14 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (24.72%) Identity Management
2 50 (18.45%) Migration
3 45 (16.61%) DevOps
4 31 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (9.59%) Mentoring
7 23 (8.49%) ITIL
8 20 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (7.01%) Identity Access Management
10 17 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 16 (5.90%) Cybersecurity
11 16 (5.90%) Data Governance
11 16 (5.90%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (5.54%) Computer Science
13 14 (5.17%) Change Management
13 14 (5.17%) Security Architecture
14 13 (4.80%) Analytics
14 13 (4.80%) Incident Management
15 12 (4.43%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 102 (37.64%) PowerShell
2 17 (6.27%) Python
2 17 (6.27%) SQL
3 15 (5.54%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.95%) C
4 8 (2.95%) TypeScript
5 7 (2.58%) Go
5 7 (2.58%) Java
5 7 (2.58%) Ruby
6 6 (2.21%) Groovy
6 6 (2.21%) Scala
7 4 (1.48%) C#
7 4 (1.48%) VB
7 4 (1.48%) VBScript
8 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.74%) XPath
9 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 56 (20.66%) Security Cleared
2 54 (19.93%) SC Cleared
3 51 (18.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (14.76%) MCSE
5 27 (9.96%) Degree
6 20 (7.38%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.43%) CCNA
8 12 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.06%) MCSA
10 8 (2.95%) CISSP
11 7 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.85%) CISM
13 2 (0.74%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.74%) MCITP
13 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.69%) GDPR
3 8 (2.95%) SLA
4 4 (1.48%) COBIT
4 4 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (1.11%) NCSC
6 1 (0.37%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 233 (85.98%) Active Directory
2 39 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 19 (7.01%) Docker
5 18 (6.64%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (5.90%) vSphere
7 12 (4.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (3.32%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.48%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.48%) XenApp
10 4 (1.48%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 59 (21.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 44 (16.24%) Single Sign-On
3 33 (12.18%) SCCM
4 23 (8.49%) Kubernetes
5 22 (8.12%) Terraform
6 15 (5.54%) WSUS
7 10 (3.69%) vCenter Server
8 8 (2.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.95%) Puppet
9 6 (2.21%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.48%) SCOM
11 3 (1.11%) Ansible
11 3 (1.11%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (1.11%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.11%) TrustSec
12 2 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.74%) IBM BigFix
12 2 (0.74%) MobiControl
Vendors
1 191 (70.48%) Microsoft
2 54 (19.93%) VMware
3 23 (8.49%) Cisco
4 17 (6.27%) Citrix
5 16 (5.90%) SAP
6 12 (4.43%) Fortinet
7 11 (4.06%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.69%) IBM
8 10 (3.69%) Oracle
8 10 (3.69%) Samsung
9 9 (3.32%) Google
9 9 (3.32%) Nintex
10 8 (2.95%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.95%) Ivanti
11 6 (2.21%) Databricks
11 6 (2.21%) HP
11 6 (2.21%) McAfee
11 6 (2.21%) NetApp
11 6 (2.21%) Sophos
12 5 (1.85%) EMC