Period
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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 August 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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 649 494 382
Rank change year-on-year -155 -112 +87
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services 202 290 161
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.48% 2.43% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 174 78
10th Percentile £363 £322 £341
25th Percentile £425 £411 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £472
Median % change year-on-year - +6.04% +4.78%
75th Percentile £588 £576 £584
90th Percentile £663 £650 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £468
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.85% +10.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
10th Percentile £52.75 - -
25th Percentile £55.00 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate £58.75 £63.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -6.75% - -
75th Percentile £64.25 £64.50 -
90th Percentile £71.90 £65.85 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £63.00 -
% change year-on-year -4.76% - -

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 13,694 11,935 5,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.66% 16.00% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,835 8,422 3,537
10th Percentile £363 £350 £313
25th Percentile £471 £438 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +7.89% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 155 101
10th Percentile £14.37 £14.85 £12.42
25th Percentile £16.25 £16.39 £15.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £19.39
Median % change year-on-year -3.06% +19.70% -3.05%
75th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £74.92 £64.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.38
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +5.00%

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 18 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Active Directory Federation Services over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 18 August 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 -93 171 £500 - 42
Work from Home -112 96 £500 -4.76% 19
UK excluding London -25 90 £500 +11.11% 23
London -90 80 £525 - 19
North of England -30 23 £581 +29.17% 4
South East -14 21 £510 +19.30% 9
North West -25 16 £613 +36.11% 2
East of England +3 13 £450 +38.46% 3
Midlands -21 12 £465 +9.41% 3
South West -11 11 £525 +50.00% 4
Scotland -1 9 £530 -9.79%
East Midlands +2 8 £465 +9.41%
Yorkshire -8 6 £600 +60.00% 1
West Midlands - 4 £375 - 3
Wales -1 1 £575 +91.67%
North East - 1 £275 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 163 (80.69%) Active Directory
2 126 (62.38%) Windows
3 118 (58.42%) Azure
4 117 (57.92%) Microsoft
5 80 (39.60%) PowerShell
6 76 (37.62%) DNS
7 74 (36.63%) Microsoft 365
8 66 (32.67%) Windows Server
8 66 (32.67%) VMware
9 65 (32.18%) PKI
10 62 (30.69%) Migration
11 60 (29.70%) Azure Active Directory
12 59 (29.21%) DHCP
13 57 (28.22%) Security Cleared
14 51 (25.25%) SCCM
15 49 (24.26%) DevOps
16 47 (23.27%) Agile
17 46 (22.77%) Single Sign-On
18 43 (21.29%) SC Cleared
18 43 (21.29%) Social Skills
19 40 (19.80%) Identity Management
19 40 (19.80%) SharePoint
20 39 (19.31%) Microsoft Intune
21 37 (18.32%) Linux
21 37 (18.32%) Firewall
22 35 (17.33%) SQL
22 35 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
22 35 (17.33%) Windows 10
23 32 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 32 (15.84%) Finance

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 40 (19.80%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.42%) IIS
3 16 (7.92%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.99%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.99%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.50%) Apache
7 1 (0.50%) Confluence
7 1 (0.50%) JBoss
7 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 118 (58.42%) Azure
2 74 (36.63%) Microsoft 365
3 60 (29.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (12.38%) AWS
5 22 (10.89%) IaaS
6 20 (9.90%) PaaS
7 17 (8.42%) OneDrive
7 17 (8.42%) SaaS
8 13 (6.44%) GCP
9 11 (5.45%) Azure Storage
10 10 (4.95%) Azure Monitor
11 9 (4.46%) Mimecast
12 7 (3.47%) Azure Key Vault
12 7 (3.47%) Datadog
12 7 (3.47%) Google Kubernetes Engine
13 5 (2.48%) Yammer
14 4 (1.98%) GitHub
15 3 (1.49%) Azure Service Bus
15 3 (1.49%) npm
16 2 (0.99%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 76 (37.62%) DNS
2 59 (29.21%) DHCP
3 37 (18.32%) Firewall
4 21 (10.40%) Kerberos
5 16 (7.92%) TCP/IP
6 14 (6.93%) X.500
7 13 (6.44%) Network Security
7 13 (6.44%) Skype
8 12 (5.94%) VPN
9 11 (5.45%) SSL
9 11 (5.45%) X.509
10 9 (4.46%) SAN
11 8 (3.96%) WAN
12 6 (2.97%) LAN
13 5 (2.48%) Internet
13 5 (2.48%) SMTP
14 4 (1.98%) HTTPS
15 3 (1.49%) NAS
15 3 (1.49%) NGFW
16 2 (0.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.99%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) GIS
5 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
1 7 (3.47%) GitLab
2 6 (2.97%) JIRA
3 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.49%) IntelliJ
4 3 (1.49%) JUnit
4 3 (1.49%) NUnit
4 3 (1.49%) ReSharper
4 3 (1.49%) StyleCop
4 3 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.99%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.99%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.99%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.99%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.99%) MSI
5 2 (0.99%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
General
1 43 (21.29%) Social Skills
2 32 (15.84%) Finance
3 17 (8.42%) Public Sector
4 14 (6.93%) Banking
5 8 (3.96%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.47%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (2.97%) Military
8 4 (1.98%) Legal
9 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (14.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (14.36%) Architect
3 19 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (7.92%) Consultant
5 12 (5.94%) Analyst
5 12 (5.94%) Security Architect
6 11 (5.45%) Migration Engineer
7 10 (4.95%) Active Directory Engineer
7 10 (4.95%) Security Engineer
7 10 (4.95%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) Active Directory Specialist
8 9 (4.46%) GCP DevOps
8 9 (4.46%) GCP DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.46%) GCP Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Developer
9 8 (3.96%) SharePoint Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (3.96%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.87%) LDAP
2 19 (9.41%) SAML
3 16 (7.92%) OAuth
4 15 (7.43%) HTML
5 12 (5.94%) CSS
6 9 (4.46%) Web Services
7 8 (3.96%) jQuery
8 7 (3.47%) SailPoint
8 7 (3.47%) SPFx
9 6 (2.97%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.97%) J2EE
9 6 (2.97%) Velocity
10 5 (2.48%) .NET
10 5 (2.48%) REST
10 5 (2.48%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
11 4 (1.98%) OpenID
11 4 (1.98%) RESTful
11 4 (1.98%) XML
12 3 (1.49%) MSMQ
12 3 (1.49%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (32.18%) PKI
2 20 (9.90%) Replication
3 12 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.46%) Clustering
4 9 (4.46%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.48%) BYOD
7 5 (2.48%) iPad
7 5 (2.48%) iPhone
7 5 (2.48%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.49%) NHS
8 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.49%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (62.38%) Windows
2 66 (32.67%) Windows Server
3 37 (18.32%) Linux
4 35 (17.33%) Windows 10
5 26 (12.87%) Windows Server 2019
6 25 (12.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 20 (9.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (3.96%) Unix
10 6 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.99%) CentOS
11 2 (0.99%) Debian
11 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.99%) Solaris
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.50%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.69%) Migration
2 49 (24.26%) DevOps
3 47 (23.27%) Agile
4 40 (19.80%) Identity Management
5 32 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 29 (14.36%) ITIL
7 23 (11.39%) Identity Access Management
7 23 (11.39%) Infrastructure as Code
8 19 (9.41%) Information Security
9 17 (8.42%) CI/CD
10 16 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (7.92%) RBAC
11 15 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (7.43%) Service Management
12 14 (6.93%) Application Security
12 14 (6.93%) Change Management
12 14 (6.93%) SIEM
12 14 (6.93%) Storage Management
13 13 (6.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 80 (39.60%) PowerShell
2 35 (17.33%) SQL
3 22 (10.89%) Python
4 21 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.43%) VB
6 14 (6.93%) Java
7 11 (5.45%) Groovy
8 10 (4.95%) Bash
8 10 (4.95%) C#
9 9 (4.46%) Go
9 9 (4.46%) Ruby
9 9 (4.46%) Scala
10 8 (3.96%) VBScript
11 5 (2.48%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.49%) ES6
12 3 (1.49%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.50%) C
13 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (28.22%) Security Cleared
2 43 (21.29%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (10.40%) MCSE
5 18 (8.91%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.45%) Degree
7 7 (3.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (3.47%) MCSA
8 5 (2.48%) Azure Certification
9 4 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.49%) MCAD
11 2 (0.99%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.50%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
12 1 (0.50%) CCENT
12 1 (0.50%) CCNA
12 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.50%) HPE ATP
12 1 (0.50%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.90%) SLA
2 15 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.48%) GDPR
4 4 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 3 (1.49%) PSD2
6 1 (0.50%) COBIT
6 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 163 (80.69%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.92%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 16 (7.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 15 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (3.96%) Docker
6 6 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.97%) XenApp
7 5 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.98%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 4 (1.98%) vSphere
9 3 (1.49%) Firmware
9 3 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.49%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.99%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.99%) NFS
10 2 (0.99%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 51 (25.25%) SCCM
2 46 (22.77%) Single Sign-On
3 39 (19.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (14.85%) Terraform
5 14 (6.93%) Kubernetes
6 12 (5.94%) SCOM
7 10 (4.95%) Ansible
8 9 (4.46%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
9 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (3.47%) WSUS
10 5 (2.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 4 (1.98%) OPNET
11 4 (1.98%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.49%) CASB
12 3 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (1.49%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.99%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 117 (57.92%) Microsoft
2 66 (32.67%) VMware
3 19 (9.41%) Citrix
4 16 (7.92%) IBM
5 15 (7.43%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.93%) Cisco
6 14 (6.93%) SolarWinds
7 13 (6.44%) Zscaler
8 11 (5.45%) McAfee
9 9 (4.46%) HP
10 8 (3.96%) ServiceNow
11 7 (3.47%) Commvault
11 7 (3.47%) Dell
11 7 (3.47%) F5
11 7 (3.47%) Google
11 7 (3.47%) Nintex
11 7 (3.47%) Symantec
12 6 (2.97%) Veeam
13 5 (2.48%) Okta
13 5 (2.48%) Oracle