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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 590 574 575
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 28 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.023% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.50% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
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£325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £150 £338
% change year-on-year
+116.66% -55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £75.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £75.25

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
5613 5080 4845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.64% 9.66% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3141 2620 2327
Average daily rate £350 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% -2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 622 631
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 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 25 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 21 October 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 -17 24 £325 -4.41% 8
London -7 8 £350 -12.50% 3
South West -30 7 £250 +78.57%
Yorkshire -5 3 £335 -
Wiltshire -12 3 - -
South East - 3 - - 2
Essex - 3 - -
Surrey - 3 - - 1
Redhill - 3 - -
Brentwood - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £325 -
Scotland - 3 £325 -
East of England - 3 - -
City of London +19 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Stockport - - - -
Watford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
North West - - - - 3
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 33 (89.19%) Windows
3 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
4 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
5 17 (45.95%) XenApp
6 14 (37.84%) HP
6 14 (37.84%) VMware
7 13 (35.14%) Finance
7 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
8 11 (29.73%) Cisco
8 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (27.03%) SCCM
9 10 (27.03%) Terminal Services
9 10 (27.03%) DNS
9 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
9 10 (27.03%) MS Office
10 9 (24.32%) ITIL
10 9 (24.32%) Blackberry
10 9 (24.32%) Firewall
11 8 (21.62%) Windows 2000
12 7 (18.92%) DHCP
12 7 (18.92%) IBM
12 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
12 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
13 6 (16.22%) vSphere
13 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (16.22%) Dell
13 6 (16.22%) Oracle

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 10 (27.03%) 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
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.70%) Apache
6 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
2 10 (27.03%) DNS
3 9 (24.32%) Firewall
4 7 (18.92%) DHCP
5 5 (13.51%) SAN
6 4 (10.81%) VPN
6 4 (10.81%) Wireless
6 4 (10.81%) NetScaler
7 3 (8.11%) Broadband
8 1 (2.70%) LAN
8 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (2.70%) NAS
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 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) German Language
4 2 (5.41%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Local Government
5 1 (2.70%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Administrator
2 4 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (10.81%) Server Administrator
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Team Leader
4 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 3 (8.11%) PDA
3 3 (8.11%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (8.11%) iPhone
3 3 (8.11%) iPad
4 2 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 33 (89.19%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (21.62%) Windows 2000
5 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
5 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.51%) Linux
7 4 (10.81%) UNIX
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%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.70%) openSUSE
10 1 (2.70%) SUSE
10 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.70%) VMS
10 1 (2.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
3 5 (13.51%) Workflow
3 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
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%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.70%) High Availability
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) VBScript
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.11%) MCP
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (45.95%) XenApp
3 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (27.03%) Terminal Services
5 6 (16.22%) vSphere
5 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (13.51%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (13.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
7 4 (10.81%) Terminal Server
7 4 (10.81%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (8.11%) ISA Server
8 3 (8.11%) UAG
9 2 (5.41%) XenServer
9 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
10 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
10 1 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (10.81%) SCOM
3 4 (10.81%) WSUS
4 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.70%) WMI
5 1 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) Citrix
2 32 (86.49%) Microsoft
3 14 (37.84%) HP
3 14 (37.84%) VMware
4 11 (29.73%) Cisco
5 7 (18.92%) IBM
6 6 (16.22%) Dell
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle
7 5 (13.51%) Altiris
8 4 (10.81%) EMC
8 4 (10.81%) NetApp
8 4 (10.81%) Novell
8 4 (10.81%) Symantec
9 3 (8.11%) Avaya
10 2 (5.41%) McAfee
10 2 (5.41%) Sophos
10 2 (5.41%) Websense
11 1 (2.70%) Remedy
11 1 (2.70%) Siemens
11 1 (2.70%) Veritas