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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 579 554 568
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 9 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.018% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.17% 0.18% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £236 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £344 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £220 £364
% change year-on-year
+104.54% -39.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +120.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £72.75
% change year-on-year
- -55.32%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5209 4984 4738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2527 2264
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 611 633
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +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
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 30 July 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 30 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 30 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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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 -32 6 £443 +47.50% 8
London +17 5 £443 +35.11% 1
Scotland -23 1 £325 -
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Leeds - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 26 (100.00%) Citrix
2 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
2 21 (80.77%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (34.62%) VMware
6 8 (30.77%) Windows 2000
6 8 (30.77%) XenApp
7 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
7 7 (26.92%) HP
7 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) SAN
8 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 6 (23.08%) UNIX
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
8 6 (23.08%) Terminal Services
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) vSphere
9 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) ITIL
10 4 (15.38%) Symantec
10 4 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (15.38%) SCCM
10 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 4 (15.38%) Altiris

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) IIS
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) SAN
1 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
2 1 (3.85%) L2TP
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) EDRMS
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
1 6 (23.08%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 2000
4 6 (23.08%) UNIX
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
7 3 (11.54%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.85%) openSUSE
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) SUSE
8 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Release Management
3 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
3 1 (3.85%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Change Control
3 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.85%) Process Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) VBScript
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) XenApp
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Terminal Services
4 5 (19.23%) vSphere
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (11.54%) XenServer
6 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
6 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
6 3 (11.54%) UAG
6 3 (11.54%) vCloud
6 3 (11.54%) VMware ESX
6 3 (11.54%) Terminal Server
7 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 2 (7.69%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) WMI
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Citrix
2 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) HP
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) Symantec
6 4 (15.38%) Altiris
7 3 (11.54%) Remedy
7 3 (11.54%) Dell
8 2 (7.69%) NetApp
8 2 (7.69%) Websense
8 2 (7.69%) Sophos
8 2 (7.69%) McAfee
9 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.85%) IronPort
9 1 (3.85%) Tandberg
9 1 (3.85%) AppSense
9 1 (3.85%) Apple
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