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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 584 568 543
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 11 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.027% 0.028%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £323 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +157.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £144 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+135.00% +19.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +93.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +160.86%

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
5362 5261 4582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 10.19% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2967 2698 2141
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 631 773
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 18 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 19 December 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
England -35 9 £375 +16.27% 4
London +11 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Redhill - 3 - -
South East - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
City of London +5 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (100.00%) Citrix
2 35 (89.74%) Windows
3 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
4 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
5 18 (46.15%) XenApp
6 17 (43.59%) Finance
7 15 (38.46%) VMware
8 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 13 (33.33%) Cisco
9 12 (30.77%) MS Office
9 12 (30.77%) HP
9 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
11 10 (25.64%) Terminal Services
11 10 (25.64%) DNS
11 10 (25.64%) SCCM
12 9 (23.08%) Firewall
12 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
12 9 (23.08%) Blackberry
13 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
13 8 (20.51%) Dell
13 8 (20.51%) ITIL
13 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
14 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
14 7 (17.95%) Windows 2000
14 7 (17.95%) IBM
14 7 (17.95%) DHCP
15 6 (15.38%) NetApp

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.26%) IIS
4 3 (7.69%) Lync
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.56%) Apache
6 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (25.64%) DNS
3 9 (23.08%) Firewall
4 7 (17.95%) DHCP
5 5 (12.82%) NetScaler
6 4 (10.26%) VPN
6 4 (10.26%) SAN
6 4 (10.26%) Wireless
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (7.69%) Broadband
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.56%) NAS
8 1 (2.56%) LAN
8 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) DB2
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 17 (43.59%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) German Language
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Administrator
2 6 (15.38%) Server Administrator
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Citrix Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) IT Support
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Team Leader
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.69%) iPad
4 3 (7.69%) iPhone
4 3 (7.69%) PDA
4 3 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.69%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
5 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
6 7 (17.95%) Windows 2000
7 5 (12.82%) Linux
8 4 (10.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (7.69%) AIX
9 3 (7.69%) Solaris
10 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.56%) openSUSE
11 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.56%) SUSE
11 1 (2.56%) VMS
11 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
1 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
2 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (12.82%) Workflow
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 3 (7.69%) Validation
3 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 3 (7.69%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) CAD
4 2 (5.13%) CRM
4 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.56%) High Availability
5 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.56%) Process Management
5 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) VBScript
2 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.82%) MCP
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.56%) MCITP
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (46.15%) XenApp
3 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.64%) Terminal Services
4 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (12.82%) vSphere
5 5 (12.82%) XenDesktop
5 5 (12.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (10.26%) Novell eDirectory
7 3 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (7.69%) ISA Server
7 3 (7.69%) Terminal Server
8 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.56%) UAG
9 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) SCCM
2 6 (15.38%) SCOM
3 5 (12.82%) WSUS
4 4 (10.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.56%) WMI
6 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) Citrix
2 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
3 15 (38.46%) VMware
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco
5 12 (30.77%) HP
6 8 (20.51%) Dell
7 7 (17.95%) IBM
8 6 (15.38%) NetApp
8 6 (15.38%) Symantec
9 5 (12.82%) Altiris
9 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 4 (10.26%) EMC
10 4 (10.26%) Novell
10 4 (10.26%) Veritas
10 4 (10.26%) Reuters
10 4 (10.26%) Bloomberg
11 3 (7.69%) Avaya
12 1 (2.56%) F5
12 1 (2.56%) Brocade
12 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL