Period
to 18 October 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 18 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 540 374 453
Rank change year-on-year -166 +79 +61
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 294 158 406
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.19% 3.18% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 78 302
10th Percentile £335 £321 £300
25th Percentile £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £468 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.84% +4.00% +3.45%
75th Percentile £588 £569 £525
90th Percentile £660 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £479 £468 £425
% change year-on-year +2.30% +10.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £63.00 - £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £63.00 - £47.00

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 13,431 4,971 12,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.01% 16.11% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,596 3,414 8,667
10th Percentile £356 £313 £275
25th Percentile £450 £403 £391
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £600
90th Percentile £700 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 92 290
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.73
25th Percentile £16.00 £14.44 £14.94
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.46% -3.66% +17.14%
75th Percentile £50.38 £40.19 £41.63
90th Percentile £64.80 £53.98 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.94% -3.13% +14.29%

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 18 October 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
Top 15 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 18 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
England -155 221 £500 +11.11% 44
London -148 115 £500 +11.11% 18
UK excluding London -150 109 £479 +2.30% 35
Work from Home -190 83 £525 +5.00% 10
North of England -60 31 £450 +5.88% 6
South East -79 31 £500 -4.76% 10
North West -42 25 £450 +5.88% 5
Scotland -80 18 £600 +9.00% 9
South West -49 12 £573 +23.38% 4
East Midlands -38 8 £475 -5.00% 1
East of England -48 8 £475 +37.68% 4
Midlands -79 8 £475 -5.00% 2
Yorkshire -48 6 £375 -21.05% 1
Wales - 2 £300 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for Active Directory Federation Services.

1 262 (89.12%) Active Directory
2 198 (67.35%) Microsoft
3 179 (60.88%) Azure
4 169 (57.48%) Windows
5 140 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
6 118 (40.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 112 (38.10%) PowerShell
8 109 (37.07%) DNS
9 106 (36.05%) Windows Server
10 77 (26.19%) VMware
11 66 (22.45%) Identity Management
12 64 (21.77%) SAML
13 59 (20.07%) DHCP
14 58 (19.73%) Migration
14 58 (19.73%) PKI
14 58 (19.73%) Social Skills
15 55 (18.71%) SharePoint
16 54 (18.37%) Microsoft Intune
16 54 (18.37%) Single Sign-On
17 52 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
18 51 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (17.35%) SCCM
19 48 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
20 47 (15.99%) Security Cleared
21 46 (15.65%) LDAP
21 46 (15.65%) ITIL
22 44 (14.97%) Finance
22 44 (14.97%) Firewall
23 43 (14.63%) SC Cleared
23 43 (14.63%) Windows Server 2016

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 55 (18.71%) SharePoint
2 28 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 20 (6.80%) IIS
4 13 (4.42%) Skype for Business
5 12 (4.08%) JBoss
5 12 (4.08%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.72%) Apache
6 8 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.38%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (2.04%) Confluence
9 5 (1.70%) NetWeaver
10 4 (1.36%) OpenStack
11 3 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (5.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 179 (60.88%) Azure
2 140 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
3 118 (40.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (9.86%) AWS
5 26 (8.84%) SaaS
6 24 (8.16%) IaaS
7 23 (7.82%) PaaS
8 17 (5.78%) OneDrive
9 14 (4.76%) Mimecast
10 11 (3.74%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (3.40%) Serverless
12 9 (3.06%) Power Platform
13 8 (2.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 8 (2.72%) Azure Key Vault
14 7 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
14 7 (2.38%) Yammer
15 6 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 6 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 5 (1.70%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 109 (37.07%) DNS
2 59 (20.07%) DHCP
3 44 (14.97%) Firewall
4 34 (11.56%) VPN
5 31 (10.54%) Kerberos
6 26 (8.84%) Network Security
7 21 (7.14%) Skype
7 21 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.78%) SSL
9 16 (5.44%) X.500
10 12 (4.08%) X.509
11 11 (3.74%) LAN
11 11 (3.74%) WAN
12 9 (3.06%) SAN
12 9 (3.06%) Unified Communications
13 8 (2.72%) NetScaler
13 8 (2.72%) VoIP
14 6 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.04%) Software-Defined Networking
15 5 (1.70%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (3.06%) Power BI
4 8 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.38%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.04%) DB2
7 5 (1.70%) Big Data
7 5 (1.70%) MySQL
7 5 (1.70%) SAP HANA
8 4 (1.36%) FileMaker
8 4 (1.36%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.34%) Metadata
9 1 (0.34%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (4.42%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.06%) JIRA
3 6 (2.04%) kappa
3 6 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.36%) GitLab
5 3 (1.02%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.02%) Fiddler
5 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.02%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.02%) MSI
6 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.34%) NUnit
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) Testinfra
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (19.73%) Social Skills
2 44 (14.97%) Finance
3 29 (9.86%) Banking
4 23 (7.82%) Public Sector
5 21 (7.14%) Documentation Skills
6 13 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.06%) Digital Economy
8 5 (1.70%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.36%) Back Office
9 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.02%) Electronics
10 3 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.02%) Marketing
10 3 (1.02%) Military
11 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.68%) Publishing
11 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (20.75%) Architect
2 30 (10.20%) Azure Architect
2 30 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (9.18%) Consultant
4 22 (7.48%) Active Directory Engineer
5 20 (6.80%) Azure Engineer
6 18 (6.12%) Microsoft 365 Architect
7 15 (5.10%) Security Architect
7 15 (5.10%) Security Engineer
8 14 (4.76%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
9 13 (4.42%) Active Directory Architect
9 13 (4.42%) Wintel Engineer
10 12 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 11 (3.74%) Active Directory Consultant
11 11 (3.74%) Active Directory Specialist
11 11 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (3.74%) Technical Architect
12 10 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.40%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
12 10 (3.40%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (21.77%) SAML
2 46 (15.65%) LDAP
3 27 (9.18%) OAuth
4 13 (4.42%) OpenID
5 12 (4.08%) ARM Templates
6 7 (2.38%) HTML
6 7 (2.38%) SPNEGO
7 6 (2.04%) CSS
7 6 (2.04%) Kafka
7 6 (2.04%) Middleware
7 6 (2.04%) Spark Streaming
8 5 (1.70%) .NET
8 5 (1.70%) SAP Basis
9 4 (1.36%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.02%) OAuth2
11 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.34%) React
11 1 (0.34%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.34%) ServiceStack
11 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (19.73%) PKI
2 24 (8.16%) Replication
3 12 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.40%) Clustering
4 10 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.72%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.04%) NHS
9 5 (1.70%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.36%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.36%) CMDB
11 3 (1.02%) BYOD
12 2 (0.68%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.68%) Social Media
12 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.34%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 169 (57.48%) Windows
2 106 (36.05%) Windows Server
3 52 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (14.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 41 (13.95%) Windows 10
6 35 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (11.56%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (8.84%) Linux
9 17 (5.78%) Android
9 17 (5.78%) Apple iOS
10 13 (4.42%) Unix
11 11 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.04%) AIX
12 6 (2.04%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.36%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.36%) SUSE
14 3 (1.02%) HPUX
14 3 (1.02%) VMS
15 2 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.45%) Identity Management
2 58 (19.73%) Migration
3 46 (15.65%) ITIL
4 35 (11.90%) DevOps
5 33 (11.22%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 25 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (6.80%) Analytics
9 19 (6.46%) Security Architecture
9 19 (6.46%) Server Hardening
10 18 (6.12%) Application Packaging
10 18 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (6.12%) Data Governance
10 18 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (6.12%) Service Management
11 17 (5.78%) SIEM
12 16 (5.44%) Identity Access Management
12 16 (5.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 15 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (5.10%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 28 (9.52%) SQL
3 12 (4.08%) Python
4 11 (3.74%) C
5 9 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.70%) C#
6 5 (1.70%) VBScript
7 4 (1.36%) Java
7 4 (1.36%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.02%) Go
8 3 (1.02%) Ruby
8 3 (1.02%) Scala
8 3 (1.02%) VB
9 2 (0.68%) Groovy
9 2 (0.68%) Perl
10 1 (0.34%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (15.99%) Security Cleared
3 43 (14.63%) SC Cleared
4 38 (12.93%) MCSE
5 26 (8.84%) Degree
6 17 (5.78%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (4.08%) CCNA
8 12 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (4.08%) MCSA
9 6 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.04%) MCITP
10 5 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.36%) CISSP
12 3 (1.02%) MCP
12 3 (1.02%) MCTS
13 2 (0.68%) CISM
13 2 (0.68%) HPE ATP
14 1 (0.34%) CEH
14 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (5.44%) GDPR
3 7 (2.38%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.04%) SLA
5 5 (1.70%) COBIT
6 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.02%) NCSC
7 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.34%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 262 (89.12%) Active Directory
2 51 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 21 (7.14%) vSphere
5 19 (6.46%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (5.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (5.10%) Docker
8 14 (4.76%) Hyper-V
9 12 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.36%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.36%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.36%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.02%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.02%) XenApp
13 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.34%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 54 (18.37%) Microsoft Intune
1 54 (18.37%) Single Sign-On
2 51 (17.35%) SCCM
3 28 (9.52%) WSUS
4 22 (7.48%) Kubernetes
5 17 (5.78%) Terraform
6 13 (4.42%) SCOM
7 11 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.74%) Puppet
8 10 (3.40%) vCenter Server
9 8 (2.72%) Ansible
10 6 (2.04%) FortiGate
10 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (1.70%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.70%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (1.02%) DatAdvantage
12 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.02%) TrustSec
13 2 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 198 (67.35%) Microsoft
2 77 (26.19%) VMware
3 31 (10.54%) Citrix
4 27 (9.18%) Cisco
5 12 (4.08%) Fortinet
5 12 (4.08%) Ivanti
5 12 (4.08%) Oracle
6 10 (3.40%) IBM
6 10 (3.40%) McAfee
7 9 (3.06%) NetApp
7 9 (3.06%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.72%) CA
8 8 (2.72%) EMC
8 8 (2.72%) MobileIron
8 8 (2.72%) SAP
8 8 (2.72%) SolarWinds
8 8 (2.72%) Sophos
9 7 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.38%) Google
9 7 (2.38%) HP