Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 566 384 415
Rank change year-on-year -182 +31 +109
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 292 228 391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.04% 3.23% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 123 266
10th Percentile £337 £327 £308
25th Percentile £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £584 £575 £538
90th Percentile £638 £603 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -9.52% +23.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 1
Median hourly rate - £60.50 £47.00
Median % change year-on-year - +28.72% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £59.25 £47.00
% change year-on-year - +26.06% -

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 14,305 7,069 10,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.30% 16.90% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,312 4,992 7,248
10th Percentile £363 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £588
90th Percentile £719 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 158 279
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.65 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.25 £14.06
Median hourly rate £20.00 £31.75 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -37.01% +76.39% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.60 £53.56 £28.50
90th Percentile £70.35 £63.63 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.92% +37.14% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 16 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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -134 252 £500 +5.26% 54
London -111 146 £525 +10.53% 22
UK excluding London -141 106 £475 -9.52% 31
Work from Home -162 68 £450 -4.26% 13
South East -78 34 £498 -5.24% 9
Midlands -52 22 £427 - 4
North of England -60 20 £450 +22.45% 13
North West -51 17 £450 +22.45% 8
East Midlands -25 15 £450 - 1
East of England -33 13 £450 +34.33% 2
Scotland -75 10 £600 +4.35%
South West -60 6 £550 +12.88% 3
West Midlands -51 4 £427 - 3
Yorkshire -42 3 £501 +2.77% 4
Wales -27 1 £475 -9.95%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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.

1 265 (90.75%) Active Directory
2 201 (68.84%) Azure
3 183 (62.67%) Microsoft
4 168 (57.53%) Windows
5 125 (42.81%) Microsoft 365
6 121 (41.44%) DNS
7 113 (38.70%) PowerShell
8 112 (38.36%) Windows Server
9 109 (37.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 85 (29.11%) PKI
11 82 (28.08%) Migration
12 78 (26.71%) DHCP
13 72 (24.66%) Social Skills
14 68 (23.29%) VMware
15 66 (22.60%) ITIL
15 66 (22.60%) Identity Management
16 62 (21.23%) SAML
17 60 (20.55%) AWS
18 59 (20.21%) Finance
19 57 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
20 56 (19.18%) Single Sign-On
21 53 (18.15%) Firewall
22 52 (17.81%) Security Cleared
23 49 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
24 48 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
24 48 (16.44%) SQL
25 47 (16.10%) SCCM
26 46 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 44 (15.07%) Citrix
28 42 (14.38%) DevOps

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 39 (13.36%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.56%) IIS
3 20 (6.85%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.77%) MS Exchange
5 10 (3.42%) JBoss
5 10 (3.42%) WebSphere
6 9 (3.08%) NetWeaver
7 7 (2.40%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.37%) Apache Spark
10 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.68%) Apache
11 2 (0.68%) Confluence
12 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 201 (68.84%) Azure
2 125 (42.81%) Microsoft 365
3 109 (37.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 60 (20.55%) AWS
5 40 (13.70%) SaaS
6 24 (8.22%) PaaS
7 22 (7.53%) IaaS
8 20 (6.85%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 19 (6.51%) OneDrive
10 18 (6.16%) Azure Monitor
11 16 (5.48%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (5.14%) Amazon S3
12 15 (5.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (4.11%) GCP
13 12 (4.11%) Route 53
14 11 (3.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 11 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (3.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 8 (2.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 121 (41.44%) DNS
2 78 (26.71%) DHCP
3 53 (18.15%) Firewall
4 34 (11.64%) VPN
5 29 (9.93%) Skype
6 25 (8.56%) Kerberos
7 23 (7.88%) Network Security
8 21 (7.19%) SSL
8 21 (7.19%) X.509
9 16 (5.48%) TCP/IP
10 15 (5.14%) WAN
11 12 (4.11%) X.500
12 11 (3.77%) LAN
13 10 (3.42%) VoIP
14 9 (3.08%) DMZ
14 9 (3.08%) MPLS
14 9 (3.08%) PBX
14 9 (3.08%) SAN
14 9 (3.08%) SD-WAN
14 9 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (3.08%) DB2
3 9 (3.08%) MySQL
3 9 (3.08%) SAP HANA
4 7 (2.40%) Data Lake
5 5 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.37%) FileMaker
7 3 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.68%) Power BI
9 1 (0.34%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) JIRA
2 4 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.03%) GitLab
3 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.03%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.34%) NUnit
4 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (24.66%) Social Skills
2 59 (20.21%) Finance
3 34 (11.64%) Banking
4 23 (7.88%) Public Sector
5 15 (5.14%) Documentation Skills
6 14 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.74%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (1.37%) Back Office
8 4 (1.37%) Publishing
9 3 (1.03%) Digital Economy
9 3 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (1.03%) Law
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Legal
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (21.58%) Architect
2 38 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (10.27%) Consultant
4 27 (9.25%) Active Directory Engineer
5 24 (8.22%) Cloud Engineer
6 23 (7.88%) Security Engineer
7 22 (7.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 22 (7.53%) Security Architect
7 22 (7.53%) Wintel Engineer
8 17 (5.82%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (4.79%) Active Directory Specialist
10 13 (4.45%) Azure Architect
11 12 (4.11%) Microsoft 365 Architect
11 12 (4.11%) Technical Architect
12 11 (3.77%) Applications Engineer
12 11 (3.77%) Server Engineer
13 10 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (3.08%) Designer
14 9 (3.08%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (21.23%) SAML
2 35 (11.99%) LDAP
3 21 (7.19%) OAuth
4 11 (3.77%) SPNEGO
5 10 (3.42%) Middleware
6 9 (3.08%) CSS
6 9 (3.08%) HTML
6 9 (3.08%) SAP Basis
7 8 (2.74%) .NET
8 6 (2.05%) OpenID
9 3 (1.03%) ARM Templates
9 3 (1.03%) JWT
9 3 (1.03%) Keycloak
9 3 (1.03%) RESTful
9 3 (1.03%) XML
9 3 (1.03%) YAML
10 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.68%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.68%) jQuery
10 2 (0.68%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (29.11%) PKI
2 37 (12.67%) Replication
3 19 (6.51%) Public Cloud
4 15 (5.14%) Clustering
5 13 (4.45%) Data Centre
6 12 (4.11%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.77%) Private Cloud
8 9 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (3.08%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (2.05%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.71%) CMDB
13 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
15 2 (0.68%) BYOD
15 2 (0.68%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
15 2 (0.68%) NHS
15 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 168 (57.53%) Windows
2 112 (38.36%) Windows Server
3 48 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (13.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 36 (12.33%) Linux
7 24 (8.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 22 (7.53%) Windows 10
9 18 (6.16%) Unix
10 14 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (3.42%) AIX
11 10 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.40%) Android
12 7 (2.40%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.40%) Windows 7
13 5 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.37%) HPUX
14 4 (1.37%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.37%) SUSE
15 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (28.08%) Migration
2 66 (22.60%) Identity Management
2 66 (22.60%) ITIL
3 57 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (15.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (14.38%) DevOps
6 33 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
7 31 (10.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (9.59%) Security Architecture
9 27 (9.25%) SIEM
10 26 (8.90%) Application Security
10 26 (8.90%) Server Hardening
11 24 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (8.22%) High Availability
12 21 (7.19%) Data Security
13 20 (6.85%) Storage Management
14 19 (6.51%) Change Management
14 19 (6.51%) Server Management
14 19 (6.51%) Service Management
15 18 (6.16%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 113 (38.70%) PowerShell
2 48 (16.44%) SQL
3 11 (3.77%) Python
4 10 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.08%) C
6 6 (2.05%) C#
7 5 (1.71%) Perl
7 5 (1.71%) VBScript
8 4 (1.37%) Bash
8 4 (1.37%) VB
9 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.34%) Java
10 1 (0.34%) PHP
10 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 41 (14.04%) SC Cleared
3 24 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.51%) Degree
5 18 (6.16%) MCSE
6 13 (4.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 12 (4.11%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.08%) MCSA
9 4 (1.37%) MCITP
9 4 (1.37%) MCP
10 3 (1.03%) MCTS
11 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.68%) HPE ATP
12 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (6.85%) SLA
3 14 (4.79%) GDPR
4 11 (3.77%) PCI DSS
5 9 (3.08%) COBIT
6 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.68%) PMO
8 1 (0.34%) NIST
System Software
1 265 (90.75%) Active Directory
2 49 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (9.93%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 22 (7.53%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (7.19%) Hyper-V
6 12 (4.11%) Docker
7 10 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.40%) vSphere
9 6 (2.05%) Firmware
10 4 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.37%) NFS
10 4 (1.37%) XenApp
11 3 (1.03%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.68%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (19.18%) Single Sign-On
2 47 (16.10%) SCCM
3 38 (13.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (7.53%) SCOM
5 21 (7.19%) Terraform
6 16 (5.48%) Kubernetes
7 14 (4.79%) WSUS
8 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.71%) Ansible
9 5 (1.71%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.71%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (1.37%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.03%) OfficeScan
11 3 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.03%) Puppet
12 2 (0.68%) DatAdvantage
12 2 (0.68%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 183 (62.67%) Microsoft
2 68 (23.29%) VMware
3 44 (15.07%) Citrix
4 24 (8.22%) Cisco
5 21 (7.19%) Oracle
6 18 (6.16%) Red Hat
6 18 (6.16%) ServiceNow
7 15 (5.14%) NetApp
8 13 (4.45%) Google
9 12 (4.11%) SolarWinds
10 11 (3.77%) CloudEndure
10 11 (3.77%) McAfee
11 10 (3.42%) SAP
12 9 (3.08%) EMC
12 9 (3.08%) Software AG
13 8 (2.74%) Forcepoint
13 8 (2.74%) HP
13 8 (2.74%) IBM
13 8 (2.74%) Zerto
14 7 (2.40%) Nintex