The first table below looks at the demand for MetaFrame skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MetaFrame over the 3 months to 14 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.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 565 550 559
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 7 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.026% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.26% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +1.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £364
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +120.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5086 4997 4793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.94% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2768 2505 2255
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 £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 631 668
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £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%

MetaFrame
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MetaFrame Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MetaFrame
Daily Rate Trend

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

MetaFrame Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MetaFrame
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MetaFrame Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MetaFrame
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MetaFrame within the UK over the 3 months to 14 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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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
London +7 3 - - 3
England -17 3 - - 8
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (100.00%) Citrix
2 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 21 (87.50%) Windows
4 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (33.33%) HP
5 8 (33.33%) XenApp
6 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
6 7 (29.17%) Windows 2000
6 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 6 (25.00%) Terminal Services
7 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (25.00%) UNIX
8 5 (20.83%) MS Office
8 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco
8 5 (20.83%) SAN
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) Finance
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (12.50%) XenServer
10 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
10 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
10 3 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (12.50%) SCCM

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
2 5 (20.83%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) L2TP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) EDRMS
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Local Government
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 2000
4 6 (25.00%) UNIX
5 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 3 (12.50%) Windows NT
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (4.17%) CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Process Management
2 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.17%) Release Management
2 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
2 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.17%) Change Control
2 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) XenApp
3 6 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (12.50%) UAG
5 3 (12.50%) vCloud
5 3 (12.50%) Terminal Server
5 3 (12.50%) XenServer
5 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (12.50%) vSphere
6 2 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
2 2 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Citrix
2 22 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) VMware
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) Dell
6 3 (12.50%) Symantec
6 3 (12.50%) Remedy
7 2 (8.33%) McAfee
7 2 (8.33%) Sophos
7 2 (8.33%) Websense
7 2 (8.33%) Altiris
8 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.17%) IronPort
8 1 (4.17%) Tandberg
8 1 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) Apple
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