The table below looks at the statistics for MetaFrame skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MetaFrame over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 413 424 412
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.037% 0.008% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.093% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
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£443 £355 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.26% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.50
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2243 2142 2041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.16% 8.52% 7.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 1318 1178
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 151 172
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.75 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

MetaFrame
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MetaFrame Jobs Demand Trend in London

MetaFrame
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MetaFrame Daily Rate Trend in London

MetaFrame
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MetaFrame across the London region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

MetaFrame Daily Rate Histogram in London

MetaFrame
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MetaFrame Hourly Rate Trend in London

MetaFrame
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MetaFrame within the London region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
City of London - - - - 2
MetaFrame
England

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) XenApp
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 4 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000
7 4 (33.33%) IIS
7 4 (33.33%) SAN
8 3 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco
9 2 (16.67%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
9 2 (16.67%) CRM
9 2 (16.67%) Linux
9 2 (16.67%) SQL
9 2 (16.67%) .NET
9 2 (16.67%) Oracle
9 2 (16.67%) Law

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
1 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Team Leader
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Technical Team Leader
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix Specialist
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Team Leader
2 1 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) SUSE
6 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (8.33%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) CRM
1 2 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (8.33%) High Availability
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Line Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (8.33%) XenServer
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) AppSense
6 1 (8.33%) Altiris
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec