The table below looks at the statistics for MetaFrame skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MetaFrame over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 580 547 538
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 9 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.027% 0.011%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
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£375 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -7.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+135.00% +19.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4998 4853 4224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.89% 10.26% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2774 2539 1990
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 606 738
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £31.56 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

MetaFrame
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MetaFrame across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

MetaFrame Jobs Demand Trend in England

MetaFrame
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MetaFrame across the England region.

MetaFrame Daily Rate Trend in England

MetaFrame
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MetaFrame across the England region.

MetaFrame Hourly Rate Trend in England

MetaFrame
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MetaFrame within the England region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 4 £375 -6.25% 2
South East - 3 - -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - -
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MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MetaFrame also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MetaFrame.

1 33 (100.00%) Citrix
2 30 (90.91%) Windows
3 26 (78.79%) Microsoft
4 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 15 (45.45%) XenApp
6 14 (42.42%) VMware
7 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
8 12 (36.36%) MS Office
8 12 (36.36%) Cisco
8 12 (36.36%) Finance
9 11 (33.33%) HP
10 10 (30.30%) Terminal Services
10 10 (30.30%) SCCM
10 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
11 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (27.27%) Firewall
11 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (27.27%) Blackberry
11 9 (27.27%) DNS
11 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
12 8 (24.24%) ITIL
12 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
12 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
12 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
13 7 (21.21%) DHCP
13 7 (21.21%) Dell
14 6 (18.18%) IBM
14 6 (18.18%) NetApp
14 6 (18.18%) Symantec

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MetaFrame also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MetaFrame. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) IIS
4 3 (9.09%) Lync
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
2 9 (27.27%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) DNS
3 7 (21.21%) DHCP
4 4 (12.12%) VPN
4 4 (12.12%) Wireless
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 3 (9.09%) SAN
5 3 (9.09%) Broadband
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) DB2
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) German Language
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Law
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Administrator
2 6 (18.18%) Server Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (12.12%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
4 3 (9.09%) iPhone
4 3 (9.09%) iPad
4 3 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (9.09%) PDA
4 3 (9.09%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
4 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) Linux
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (9.09%) AIX
7 3 (9.09%) Solaris
8 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.03%) openSUSE
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.03%) SUSE
9 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
1 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
2 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (15.15%) Workflow
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Validation
4 3 (9.09%) CAD
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 1 (3.03%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.03%) Process Management
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (15.15%) MCP
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) XenApp
3 10 (30.30%) Terminal Services
4 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (15.15%) vSphere
7 4 (12.12%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (9.09%) ISA Server
8 3 (9.09%) Terminal Server
9 2 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
10 1 (3.03%) XenServer
10 1 (3.03%) UAG
10 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
3 4 (12.12%) WSUS
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.03%) WMI
5 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Citrix
2 26 (78.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) VMware
4 12 (36.36%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) HP
6 7 (21.21%) Dell
7 6 (18.18%) IBM
7 6 (18.18%) NetApp
7 6 (18.18%) Symantec
8 5 (15.15%) Oracle
9 4 (12.12%) Novell
9 4 (12.12%) Veritas
9 4 (12.12%) Reuters
9 4 (12.12%) Bloomberg
10 3 (9.09%) Avaya
10 3 (9.09%) EMC
11 2 (6.06%) Altiris
12 1 (3.03%) F5
12 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
12 1 (3.03%) AppSense