Period
to 1 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 1 March 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
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 547 698 880
Rank change year-on-year +151 +182 +11
Contract jobs citing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services 75 24 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.036% 0.008%
As % of the System Software category 1.09% 0.23% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 17 7
Median daily rate £475 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.04% -
10th Percentile £356 £325 £444
90th Percentile £588 £568 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 £495
% change year-on-year +42.86% -29.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 0 0
Median hourly rate £66.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.50 - -

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,910 10,431 15,241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.51% 15.56% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,692 7,101 10,211
Median daily rate £475 £450 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £175
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 547 739
Median hourly rate £18.38 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £10.58
90th Percentile £61.25 £45.64 £46.45
Median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £15.32
% change year-on-year -1.88% +4.47% +2.10%

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services in the UK

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services in the UK

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services in the UK

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services in the UK

Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Top 9 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 Lightweight Directory Services within the UK over the 6 months to 1 March 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
UK excluding London +188 53 £500 +42.86% 7
England +144 34 £375 -28.57% 4
Scotland +44 27 £563 +60.78% 3
Work from Home - 25 £375 - 2
North of England +88 12 £365 -25.13% 2
North West - 12 £365 - 2
South East - 12 £550 - 2
London +60 7 £475 -9.52%
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 with a requirement for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services.

1 71 (94.67%) Active Directory
2 60 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 54 (72.00%) Microsoft
4 53 (70.67%) LDAP
5 51 (68.00%) DNS
6 49 (65.33%) X.500
7 48 (64.00%) PKI
7 48 (64.00%) SC Cleared
8 47 (62.67%) Replication
8 47 (62.67%) Kerberos
9 43 (57.33%) Identity Management
10 22 (29.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (29.33%) MCSE
11 20 (26.67%) Azure
11 20 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
12 19 (25.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (21.33%) Single Sign-On
14 15 (20.00%) DV Cleared
15 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
16 13 (17.33%) SAML
16 13 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 12 (16.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
17 12 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (14.67%) Smartcard
18 11 (14.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
19 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
19 10 (13.33%) ITIL
19 10 (13.33%) Strategic Roadmap
20 9 (12.00%) HP

Active Directory Lightweight Directory 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 12 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.33%) Confluence
2 4 (5.33%) Jupyter
3 3 (4.00%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.67%) Azure
2 19 (25.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (5.33%) AWS
4 4 (5.33%) GCP
4 4 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.00%) DNS
2 49 (65.33%) X.500
3 47 (62.67%) Kerberos
4 4 (5.33%) VPN
5 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.33%) DHCP
6 1 (1.33%) Firewall
6 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (4.00%) Big Data
2 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.33%) JIRA
2 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.67%) Finance
1 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (25.33%) Active Directory Engineer
2 16 (21.33%) Consultant
3 12 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (12.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Active Directory Specialist
7 2 (2.67%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Designer
7 2 (2.67%) Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Identity Management Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Identity Management Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (2.67%) Management Consultant
7 2 (2.67%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (1.33%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.33%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (1.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (70.67%) LDAP
2 13 (17.33%) SAML
3 3 (4.00%) ADSI
4 1 (1.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.33%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.33%) REST
4 1 (1.33%) RESTful
4 1 (1.33%) SOAP
4 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (64.00%) PKI
2 47 (62.67%) Replication
3 11 (14.67%) Smartcard
4 10 (13.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (57.33%) Identity Management
2 20 (26.67%) Identity Access Management
3 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (16.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 11 (14.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 10 (13.33%) ITIL
7 10 (13.33%) Strategic Roadmap
8 8 (10.67%) Change Management
9 7 (9.33%) Process Improvement
10 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.00%) Migration
11 5 (6.67%) DevOps
11 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
12 4 (5.33%) Analytics
12 4 (5.33%) Deep Learning
12 4 (5.33%) Kanban
12 4 (5.33%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (8.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.33%) Java
2 4 (5.33%) Python
2 4 (5.33%) R
2 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (64.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (29.33%) MCSE
3 22 (29.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) AWS Certification
6 3 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 71 (94.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (21.33%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (5.33%) Ansible
2 4 (5.33%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.33%) Terraform
3 3 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (4.00%) MIIS
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.67%) SCCM
4 2 (2.67%) SCOM
4 2 (2.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 54 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.33%) McAfee