The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 40 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.14% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.25% 2.17% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £140 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £233 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.43% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
80 46 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.18% 24.08% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 27
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £149 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.42 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.77% -70.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Blackberry
East of England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 4 - - 2
Blackberry
East of England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) McAfee
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
4 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
4 4 (44.44%) LANDesk
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (44.44%) iPhone
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 4 (44.44%) Lotus
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (44.44%) Lotus Domino
2 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) PC Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 8
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
5 1 (11.11%) VMS
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
2 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (11.11%) XenMobile
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (11.11%) SCOM
4 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) McAfee
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) LANDesk
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) Lotus
4 4 (44.44%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Clearswift