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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 44 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.47% 1.13% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 5.05% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£168 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £185 £200
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
Blackberry
East of England

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
99 99 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.35% 22.30% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 58 29
Average daily rate £458 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £250 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £485 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% +20.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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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
Luton +6 2 £168 +19.64%
Blackberry
East of England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 4 (57.14%) Symantec
3 4 (57.14%) McAfee
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (42.86%) SecurID
4 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (42.86%) IBM Notes
4 3 (42.86%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (42.86%) Lotus
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (28.57%) iPhone

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (42.86%) IBM Notes
1 3 (42.86%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Business One
1 1 (14.29%) TeleForm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) ADSL
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) IT Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) SecurID
2 2 (28.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Symantec
2 4 (57.14%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Lotus
4 1 (14.29%) CommVault
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) Sun
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 1 (14.29%) RightFax
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) Metastorm
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