The table below looks at the statistics for MetaFrame skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MetaFrame over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 652 642 625
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £130 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+178.84% -71.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £103 £450
% change year-on-year
+314.63% -77.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £28.30 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.06% +48.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 - -

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
6583 6025 5577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.22% 10.55% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4132 3433 3029
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £195 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 610 661
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

MetaFrame
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MetaFrame as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MetaFrame within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 6 £300 +130.76% 1
London +1 5 £300 -4.00% 1
Scotland +5 3 £425 -
Edinburgh +1 3 £425 -
Northallerton - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MetaFrame also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MetaFrame.

1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (42.86%) Altiris
6 6 (42.86%) Application Packaging
6 6 (42.86%) Finance
6 6 (42.86%) Windows 2000
6 6 (42.86%) VBScript
6 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 6 (42.86%) Software Delivery
7 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
7 5 (35.71%) LAN
7 5 (35.71%) WAN
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (35.71%) XenApp
7 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
8 4 (28.57%) XenServer
8 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (28.57%) VMware
8 4 (28.57%) MCSE
8 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
8 4 (28.57%) CCA
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LAN
1 5 (35.71%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
3 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) XenServer Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Support
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Windows 2000
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Application Packaging
1 6 (42.86%) Software Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Logistics
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (42.86%) VBScript
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCA
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) CCAA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (35.71%) XenApp
3 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) XenServer
5 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Altiris
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Reuters