The first table below looks at the demand for MetaFrame skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MetaFrame over the 3 months to 18 April 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank - - 128
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.26%
As % of the System Software category - - 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £325 £356
% change year-on-year
+21.15% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.31 £28.75 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-32.83% +86.32%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
381 234 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.01% 9.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 75 88
Average daily rate £260 £253 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 49 44
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.30 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
MetaFrame
England

MetaFrame
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MetaFrame Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MetaFrame
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MetaFrame Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MetaFrame
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MetaFrame Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MetaFrame
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MetaFrame within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - - - -
MetaFrame
England

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (66.67%) AppleScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) AppleScript
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp