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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 585 578 535
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -43
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 15 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.031% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
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£350 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £311 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £453 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
5417 5166 4554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 9.48% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2680 2197
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 610 631
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 13 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 1 May 2015. 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 -7 13 £350 +7.69%
Manchester - 8 £350 -
North West - 8 £350 -
London -8 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
Scotland -1 1 - -
East of England - 1 £75 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £75 -
Livingston - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £75 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 21 (95.45%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 15 (68.18%) XenApp
4 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (50.00%) VPN
4 11 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (45.45%) QA
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (45.45%) LAN
5 10 (45.45%) WAN
5 10 (45.45%) AppSense
6 8 (36.36%) Finance
6 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
9 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 4 (18.18%) Solaris
9 4 (18.18%) MCSE
9 4 (18.18%) UNIX
9 4 (18.18%) CCIE
9 4 (18.18%) CCA
9 4 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (18.18%) SAN
9 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
9 4 (18.18%) Red Hat

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) VPN
2 10 (45.45%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) WAN
3 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.55%) DHCP
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Citrix Analyst
3 8 (36.36%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix Specialist
5 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
6 3 (13.64%) Administrator
7 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix Technical Specialist
7 2 (9.09%) IT Support
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (9.09%) Server Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Network Support
8 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix Support
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.55%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Solaris
4 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) MCSE
1 4 (18.18%) CCIE
1 4 (18.18%) CCA
1 4 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (18.18%) CCEE
1 4 (18.18%) CCAA
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
2 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
1 15 (68.18%) XenApp
2 11 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
1 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Citrix
2 10 (45.45%) AppSense
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 4 (18.18%) EMC
5 3 (13.64%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) NetApp
6 2 (9.09%) Veritas
6 2 (9.09%) Lotus
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) Dell
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Reuters
6 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
7 1 (4.55%) Acronis
7 1 (4.55%) Lumension
7 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
7 1 (4.55%) Wyse