The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MetaFrame skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MetaFrame over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix MetaFrame Server
UK / England
Rank 565 609 596
Rank change year-on-year +44 -13  
Contract jobs citing MetaFrame 1 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.012% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.022% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £10.99 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.99 -

MetaFrame is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4643 5318 5149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.20% 10.84% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2964 3276 2847
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 428 606
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

MetaFrame
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MetaFrame as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for MetaFrame in England

MetaFrame
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MetaFrame in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MetaFrame in England

MetaFrame
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MetaFrame in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MetaFrame in England

MetaFrame
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MetaFrame within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
London +31 1 - -
MetaFrame
UK

MetaFrame
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for MetaFrame.

1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) LAMP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MetaFrame
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) LAMP
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) VMware