The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 573 554 529
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -25
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 3 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.024% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.060% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £208 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -41.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £140 £290
% change year-on-year
- -51.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £19.31 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.31 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +54.48%

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4999 4712 4267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.37% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2782 2306 2021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 559 540 709
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 12 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 27 February 2015. 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
Scotland -2 3 - -
Edinburgh -3 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
London - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
England - - - - 3
East of England - - - - 1

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) Finance
4 12 (60.00%) XenApp
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
7 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) Terminal Services
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (20.00%) Reuters
9 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
9 4 (20.00%) Symantec
9 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
9 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
9 4 (20.00%) Veritas
9 4 (20.00%) Dell
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (20.00%) WSUS
10 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (15.00%) SCCM

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) Broadband
4 2 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 13 (65.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Law
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) Workflow
2 3 (15.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCP
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) XenApp
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 5 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (5.00%) XenServer
7 1 (5.00%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (20.00%) WSUS
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Veritas
4 4 (20.00%) Reuters
4 4 (20.00%) Bloomberg
4 4 (20.00%) Symantec
4 4 (20.00%) Dell
5 3 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (10.00%) Altiris
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) Novell