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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 553 526 510
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -16
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.030% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category 0.088% 0.31% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£353 £208 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.87% -51.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £140 -
% change year-on-year
+151.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £19.31 £15.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.31 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +60.91%
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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
4567 4213 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.58% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2206 1804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 502 716
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.31 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 2015. 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 -6 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -7 2 £353 - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
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UK

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 27 (96.43%) Windows
3 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
4 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
5 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
5 13 (46.43%) XenApp
6 12 (42.86%) VMware
6 12 (42.86%) Cisco
6 12 (42.86%) MS Office
7 11 (39.29%) HP
8 10 (35.71%) Terminal Services
8 10 (35.71%) Finance
8 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
9 9 (32.14%) SCCM
9 9 (32.14%) Firewall
9 9 (32.14%) DNS
10 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
10 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
10 8 (28.57%) ITIL
10 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
11 7 (25.00%) Dell
11 7 (25.00%) DHCP
11 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
11 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
11 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (21.43%) IBM
12 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (17.86%) NetApp
13 5 (17.86%) Symantec

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Lync
4 2 (7.14%) IIS
5 1 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) TCP/IP
2 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) DNS
3 7 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (14.29%) Wireless
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (10.71%) Broadband
5 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
6 2 (7.14%) SAN
7 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.57%) LAN
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) German Language
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Analyst
1 5 (17.86%) Administrator
1 5 (17.86%) Server Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) IT Support
2 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 7 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 3 (10.71%) iPad
4 3 (10.71%) iPhone
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (10.71%) PDA
4 3 (10.71%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
6 3 (10.71%) AIX
6 3 (10.71%) Solaris
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.57%) UNIX
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) Workflow
4 3 (10.71%) CAD
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.57%) CRM
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Process Management
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCP
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) XenApp
3 10 (35.71%) Terminal Services
4 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (14.29%) Novell eDirectory
5 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.71%) ISA Server
6 3 (10.71%) Terminal Server
6 3 (10.71%) vSphere
6 3 (10.71%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.57%) UAG
8 1 (3.57%) XenServer
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) SCOM
3 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 4 (14.29%) WSUS
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (42.86%) VMware
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco
4 11 (39.29%) HP
5 7 (25.00%) Dell
6 6 (21.43%) IBM
7 5 (17.86%) NetApp
7 5 (17.86%) Symantec
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) Reuters
8 4 (14.29%) Bloomberg
8 4 (14.29%) Novell
8 4 (14.29%) Veritas
9 3 (10.71%) Avaya
9 3 (10.71%) EMC
10 1 (3.57%) Apple
10 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
10 1 (3.57%) Altiris
10 1 (3.57%) F5