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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 570 568 521
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -47
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 13 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.022% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.26% 0.23% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £287 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £388 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £408 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +25.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
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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
4973 4825 4056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.84% 9.55% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2807 2545 1995
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 602 598
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%

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 7 May 2015.

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 7 May 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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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
North West - 8 £350 -
London -10 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
East of England - 1 £75 -
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MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
4 11 (64.71%) VPN
4 11 (64.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 11 (64.71%) XenApp
5 10 (58.82%) QA
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (58.82%) AppSense
5 10 (58.82%) LAN
5 10 (58.82%) WAN
6 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) MCSE
7 4 (23.53%) UNIX
7 4 (23.53%) Solaris
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) CCIE
7 4 (23.53%) EMC
7 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
7 4 (23.53%) CCA
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (23.53%) SAN
7 4 (23.53%) CCEE

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 2 (11.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) VPN
2 10 (58.82%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 4 (23.53%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Technical Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Server Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Life Science
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) UNIX
3 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) CCIE
1 4 (23.53%) CCA
1 4 (23.53%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (23.53%) CCEE
1 4 (23.53%) CCAA
2 2 (11.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
2 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 11 (64.71%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.76%) WSUS
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (58.82%) AppSense
3 4 (23.53%) EMC
3 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) Reuters
5 2 (11.76%) Bloomberg
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Veritas
5 2 (11.76%) Lotus
6 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards