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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 569 575 582
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 27 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.14% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 1
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.26% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £15.50

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
5399 5049 4846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.57% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3016 2676 2344
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 561 592
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

MetaFrame
Jobs Demand Trend

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MetaFrame within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MetaFrame Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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 17 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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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
England -3 23 £325 - 10
London +20 9 £443 +24.64% 6
South West - 7 £250 - 1
Yorkshire +3 3 £335 - 1
Brentwood - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £325 -
Essex - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £325 -
East of England - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - - 1
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Manchester - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (100.00%) Citrix
2 32 (86.49%) Windows
3 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
4 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
5 16 (43.24%) HP
6 14 (37.84%) XenApp
7 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (35.14%) VMware
8 12 (32.43%) Finance
8 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (29.73%) Terminal Services
9 11 (29.73%) SCCM
9 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
9 11 (29.73%) DNS
10 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
11 9 (24.32%) MS Office
11 9 (24.32%) Blackberry
12 8 (21.62%) ITIL
12 8 (21.62%) DHCP
12 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (18.92%) vSphere
13 7 (18.92%) Cisco
13 7 (18.92%) IBM
13 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
13 7 (18.92%) Windows 2000
13 7 (18.92%) Oracle
13 7 (18.92%) SAN
14 6 (16.22%) UNIX
14 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
14 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 11 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.81%) IIS
4 3 (8.11%) Lync
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.70%) Apache
6 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Office
2 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 8 (21.62%) DHCP
4 7 (18.92%) SAN
5 6 (16.22%) Firewall
6 5 (13.51%) NetScaler
7 4 (10.81%) VPN
7 4 (10.81%) Wireless
8 3 (8.11%) Broadband
9 1 (2.70%) NAS
9 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.70%) Network Security
9 1 (2.70%) LAN
9 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) DB2
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) German Language
4 2 (5.41%) Local Government
4 2 (5.41%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Administrator
2 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Server Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.11%) iPhone
2 3 (8.11%) iPad
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (8.11%) PDA
3 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 2000
5 6 (16.22%) UNIX
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.51%) Linux
7 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (8.11%) AIX
8 3 (8.11%) Solaris
9 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.70%) openSUSE
10 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.70%) SUSE
10 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.11%) CAD
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Workflow
5 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.70%) High Availability
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Line Management
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) VBScript
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (8.11%) MCP
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) MCITP
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (37.84%) XenApp
3 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (29.73%) Terminal Services
5 7 (18.92%) vSphere
6 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
6 5 (13.51%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (13.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (10.81%) Terminal Server
7 4 (10.81%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (8.11%) XenServer
8 3 (8.11%) UAG
8 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (8.11%) ISA Server
9 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
9 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (5.41%) vCloud
9 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) SCOM
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (8.11%) WSUS
3 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.70%) WMI
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Citrix
2 30 (81.08%) Microsoft
3 16 (43.24%) HP
4 13 (35.14%) VMware
5 7 (18.92%) Cisco
5 7 (18.92%) IBM
5 7 (18.92%) Oracle
6 5 (13.51%) Altiris
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
7 4 (10.81%) Symantec
7 4 (10.81%) EMC
7 4 (10.81%) NetApp
7 4 (10.81%) Novell
8 3 (8.11%) Avaya
9 2 (5.41%) Sophos
9 2 (5.41%) Remedy
9 2 (5.41%) McAfee
9 2 (5.41%) Websense
10 1 (2.70%) AppSense
10 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
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