The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 564 547 533
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 5 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.17% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
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£560 £260 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+115.38% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £298 £364
% change year-on-year
+51.26% -18.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +91.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £72.75
% change year-on-year
- -55.32%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4711 4622 4452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2610 2366 2152
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 596 623
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 23 July 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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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 +4 4 £560 +86.66% 2
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
MetaFrame
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MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (44.44%) XenApp
6 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 6 (33.33%) Windows 2000
6 6 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) HP
8 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
8 4 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco
8 4 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (16.67%) vSphere
9 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (16.67%) ITIL
9 3 (16.67%) Windows NT
9 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 3 (16.67%) Dell
9 3 (16.67%) SAN
9 3 (16.67%) Terminal Server
9 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
10 2 (11.11%) NetApp
10 2 (11.11%) Symantec

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Administrator
2 2 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Team Leader
3 1 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 3 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 2000
4 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows NT
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) openSUSE
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) UNIX
7 1 (5.56%) SUSE
7 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) CRM
2 1 (5.56%) Process Management
2 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) Workflow
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (5.56%) High Availability
2 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.56%) Change Control
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (16.67%) Terminal Server
4 3 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.56%) XenServer
6 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) Dell
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) NetApp
7 2 (11.11%) Symantec
8 1 (5.56%) Remedy
8 1 (5.56%) Apple
8 1 (5.56%) AppSense
8 1 (5.56%) Altiris
8 1 (5.56%) IronPort
8 1 (5.56%) Tandberg
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