The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 London 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 394 415 397
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -18
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 5 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.012% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.16% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£443 £328 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.11% +8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £306 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £350 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £220 £364
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -39.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £72.75
% change year-on-year
- -55.32%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2109 1902 2096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.97% 7.84% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1134 1166
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 163 197
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
MetaFrame
England

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 31 July 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 31 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
Sidcup - - - -
City of London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
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England

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
6 6 (46.15%) Windows 2000
7 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 5 (38.46%) XenApp
8 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
8 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (30.77%) HP
8 4 (30.77%) Finance
9 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 3 (23.08%) Dell
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco
9 3 (23.08%) Terminal Server
9 3 (23.08%) Windows NT
9 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
9 3 (23.08%) MS Office
9 3 (23.08%) ITIL
9 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
10 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (15.38%) Altiris
10 2 (15.38%) IIS
10 2 (15.38%) VBScript
10 2 (15.38%) MS Excel

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Server Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 2000
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (23.08%) Windows NT
5 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) openSUSE
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) SUSE
6 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) Process Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) High Availability
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) VB
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) XenApp
3 3 (23.08%) Terminal Server
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Dell
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) Altiris
6 1 (7.69%) Tandberg
6 1 (7.69%) AppSense
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle