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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 635 621 609
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 5 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.025% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.078% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Average daily rate £425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £394
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.99 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.15% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.99 - -

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
6393 5567 5416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.44% 9.99% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3916 3066 2793
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 660 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.15 £33.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 6 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -29 5 £425 +21.42%
London -10 4 £425 -
City of London +43 1 £425 -
Northallerton - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (75.00%) XenApp
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (58.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (58.33%) VMware
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (41.67%) VPN
7 5 (41.67%) DNS
7 5 (41.67%) ITIL
8 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (33.33%) Symantec
8 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
8 4 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
8 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (33.33%) Office 365
9 3 (25.00%) CCAA
9 3 (25.00%) Finance
9 3 (25.00%) XenServer
9 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
9 3 (25.00%) Altiris
9 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support
3 2 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) XenServer Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) XenServer Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCA
1 3 (25.00%) CCAA
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCEE
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) CCEA
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (75.00%) XenApp
2 7 (58.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (25.00%) XenServer
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 3 (25.00%) Altiris
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Reuters