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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 556 551 571
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 24 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
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£325 £273 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -22.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £185 £325
% change year-on-year
+75.67% -43.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £75.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £75.25
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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
5078 4762 4597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.77% 9.90% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2847 2525 2236
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 578 606
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MetaFrame across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MetaFrame Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 October 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 +14 9 £443 +17.21% 5
South West -25 7 £250 +78.57% 1
Yorkshire 0 3 £335 - 1
East of England - 3 - -
South East -12 1 - - 2
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 29 (100.00%) Citrix
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
5 14 (48.28%) XenApp
6 13 (44.83%) HP
7 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
7 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
7 11 (37.93%) VMware
8 10 (34.48%) Finance
8 10 (34.48%) DNS
8 10 (34.48%) MS Office
8 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (31.03%) Blackberry
9 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (31.03%) SCCM
10 8 (27.59%) ITIL
10 8 (27.59%) Cisco
10 8 (27.59%) DHCP
11 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
11 7 (24.14%) Terminal Services
11 7 (24.14%) Firewall
11 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
12 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
12 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (20.69%) IBM
13 5 (17.24%) Linux
13 5 (17.24%) Oracle
13 5 (17.24%) Dell
13 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (13.79%) IIS
4 3 (10.34%) Lync
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) Apache
6 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
2 10 (34.48%) DNS
3 8 (27.59%) DHCP
4 7 (24.14%) Firewall
5 5 (17.24%) NetScaler
6 4 (13.79%) Wireless
6 4 (13.79%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) VPN
7 3 (10.34%) Broadband
8 1 (3.45%) LAN
8 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.45%) Network Security
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) DB2
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) German Language
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (17.24%) Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Server Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) iPhone
3 3 (10.34%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (10.34%) PDA
3 3 (10.34%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) iPad
4 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
3 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Linux
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000
7 3 (10.34%) AIX
7 3 (10.34%) Solaris
8 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.45%) UNIX
9 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.45%) SUSE
9 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.45%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) CAD
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 1 (3.45%) Time Management
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.45%) Validation
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) MCP
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) XenApp
3 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (24.14%) Terminal Services
5 5 (17.24%) vSphere
6 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (13.79%) Novell eDirectory
6 4 (13.79%) Terminal Server
7 3 (10.34%) ISA Server
7 3 (10.34%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (3.45%) XenServer
9 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
9 1 (3.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 3 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) WMI
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
3 13 (44.83%) HP
4 11 (37.93%) VMware
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco
6 6 (20.69%) IBM
7 5 (17.24%) Oracle
7 5 (17.24%) Dell
8 4 (13.79%) NetApp
8 4 (13.79%) Novell
9 3 (10.34%) Avaya
9 3 (10.34%) EMC
9 3 (10.34%) Symantec
10 1 (3.45%) Reuters
10 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
10 1 (3.45%) Veritas
10 1 (3.45%) Apple
10 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
10 1 (3.45%) Altiris
10 1 (3.45%) AppSense
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