The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 41 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.48% - 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.38% - 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£210 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £170 £281
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -39.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.13 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.29% -2.24%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
94 59 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.21% 21.53% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 33 32
Average daily rate £475 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.80% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blackberry across the Bedfordshire region.

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry across the Bedfordshire region.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Blackberry 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 Blackberry.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) McAfee
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
5 3 (37.50%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) Lotus
5 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) SecurID
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (25.00%) iPhone
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) LANDesk

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Blackberry 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 Blackberry. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) IBM Notes
1 3 (37.50%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) SecurID
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) McAfee
3 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Lotus
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (12.50%) CommVault
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Sophos
6 1 (12.50%) VMware