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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 578 564 554
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 17 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.027% 0.037%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.27% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 12
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£325 £345 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +62.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £142 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+116.66% +19.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.50

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
5360 5208 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 10.07% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2940 2707 2223
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 646 699
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £31.56 £33.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 23 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 26 November 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 -13 15 £350 +1.44% 4
London +9 7 £375 -6.25% 1
Redhill - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
South East - 3 - -
East of England -8 2 - -
Essex -11 2 - -
Yorkshire -15 2 £353 -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £325 -
Scotland - 2 £325 -
City of London +22 1 £375 -6.25%
South West -31 1 £275 +96.42% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Manchester - - - -

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 40 (100.00%) Citrix
2 36 (90.00%) Windows
3 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
4 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 17 (42.50%) XenApp
6 16 (40.00%) Finance
7 15 (37.50%) VMware
8 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
8 13 (32.50%) Cisco
9 12 (30.00%) MS Office
9 12 (30.00%) HP
9 12 (30.00%) Terminal Services
9 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (30.00%) SCCM
10 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 10 (25.00%) DNS
12 9 (22.50%) Firewall
12 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
12 9 (22.50%) Blackberry
13 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 8 (20.00%) Dell
13 8 (20.00%) ITIL
13 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
14 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
14 7 (17.50%) WSUS
14 7 (17.50%) Windows 2000
14 7 (17.50%) IBM
14 7 (17.50%) DHCP

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) IIS
4 3 (7.50%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (25.00%) DNS
3 9 (22.50%) Firewall
4 7 (17.50%) DHCP
5 4 (10.00%) VPN
5 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 4 (10.00%) Wireless
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco IPT
5 4 (10.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (7.50%) Broadband
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) NAS
7 1 (2.50%) LAN
7 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) German Language
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) Server Administrator
3 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (7.50%) iPhone
4 3 (7.50%) iPad
4 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.50%) PDA
4 3 (7.50%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.50%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (17.50%) Windows 2000
7 5 (12.50%) Linux
8 4 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (7.50%) UNIX
9 3 (7.50%) AIX
9 3 (7.50%) Solaris
10 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
11 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.50%) openSUSE
11 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.50%) SUSE
11 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
1 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (12.50%) Workflow
3 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (7.50%) Validation
3 3 (7.50%) CAD
3 3 (7.50%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) CRM
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.50%) Time Management
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.50%) High Availability
5 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Process Management
5 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) VBScript
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.50%) MCP
2 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (42.50%) XenApp
3 12 (30.00%) Terminal Services
4 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (12.50%) vSphere
6 5 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (10.00%) Novell eDirectory
7 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (7.50%) UAG
8 3 (7.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (7.50%) ISA Server
8 3 (7.50%) Terminal Server
9 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) SCCM
2 7 (17.50%) WSUS
3 6 (15.00%) SCOM
4 5 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.50%) WMI
7 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
7 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (37.50%) VMware
4 13 (32.50%) Cisco
5 12 (30.00%) HP
6 8 (20.00%) Dell
7 7 (17.50%) IBM
8 6 (15.00%) NetApp
8 6 (15.00%) Symantec
9 5 (12.50%) Altiris
9 5 (12.50%) Oracle
10 4 (10.00%) EMC
10 4 (10.00%) Novell
10 4 (10.00%) Veritas
10 4 (10.00%) Reuters
10 4 (10.00%) Bloomberg
11 3 (7.50%) Avaya
12 2 (5.00%) Websense
12 2 (5.00%) Sophos
12 2 (5.00%) McAfee