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 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix MetaFrame Server
Rank 570 548 512
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -36
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 7 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.28% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Average daily rate
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£353 £208 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.87% +65.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £140 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £140 £125
% change year-on-year
+151.78% +11.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £19.31 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.31 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- +60.91%

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
4890 4723 4308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2432 2003
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 551 761
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 17 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 January 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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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 -35 4 £353 +69.87% 5
London +2 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £353 - 1
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 36 (100.00%) Citrix
2 34 (94.44%) Windows
3 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
4 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 17 (47.22%) Finance
5 17 (47.22%) XenApp
6 13 (36.11%) VMware
6 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco
7 12 (33.33%) MS Office
7 12 (33.33%) HP
8 10 (27.78%) Terminal Services
8 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (27.78%) DNS
8 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (25.00%) SCCM
9 9 (25.00%) Firewall
10 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
10 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 8 (22.22%) ITIL
10 8 (22.22%) Dell
10 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
11 7 (19.44%) Windows 2000
11 7 (19.44%) IBM
11 7 (19.44%) DHCP
11 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
11 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
12 6 (16.67%) XenDesktop

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.33%) Lync
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) TCP/IP
2 10 (27.78%) DNS
3 9 (25.00%) Firewall
4 7 (19.44%) DHCP
5 6 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (11.11%) VPN
7 3 (8.33%) SAN
7 3 (8.33%) Broadband
8 1 (2.78%) LAN
8 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.78%) NAS
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 17 (47.22%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.33%) German Language
4 2 (5.56%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) French Language
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Administrator
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Server Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) IT Support
3 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (8.33%) iPad
4 3 (8.33%) iPhone
4 3 (8.33%) Clustering
4 3 (8.33%) PDA
4 3 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.78%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 7 (19.44%) Windows 2000
5 4 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (8.33%) AIX
6 3 (8.33%) Solaris
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) VMS
8 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.11%) Workflow
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.33%) Validation
4 3 (8.33%) CAD
4 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Process Management
5 1 (2.78%) CRM
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) VBScript
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) MCP
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.78%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (47.22%) XenApp
3 10 (27.78%) Terminal Services
4 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (16.67%) XenDesktop
6 5 (13.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (11.11%) Novell eDirectory
7 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (8.33%) vSphere
8 3 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (8.33%) ISA Server
8 3 (8.33%) Terminal Server
9 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.78%) UAG
9 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) SCOM
2 5 (13.89%) WSUS
3 4 (11.11%) NetBackup
4 3 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Citrix
2 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Cisco
3 13 (36.11%) VMware
4 12 (33.33%) HP
5 8 (22.22%) Dell
6 7 (19.44%) IBM
7 5 (13.89%) NetApp
7 5 (13.89%) Symantec
7 5 (13.89%) Altiris
8 4 (11.11%) Oracle
8 4 (11.11%) Reuters
8 4 (11.11%) Bloomberg
8 4 (11.11%) Novell
8 4 (11.11%) Veritas
8 4 (11.11%) EMC
9 3 (8.33%) Avaya
10 1 (2.78%) Apple
10 1 (2.78%) Siemens
10 1 (2.78%) Brocade