The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 102 64 124
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +60
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 21 72 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 2.75% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.73% 10.24% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 48 7
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£400 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £368 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £345 £260
% change year-on-year
-47.82% +32.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
Blackberry
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
768 703 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 30.67% 26.85% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 369 280
Average daily rate £388 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
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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
Bracknell +4 6 £269 +28.09%
Slough - 5 - - 1
Reading -39 1 £225 -47.05% 1
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Blackberry
South East

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 24 (75.00%) Windows
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 20 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (46.88%) MS Excel
4 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (31.25%) SAN
4 10 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
5 9 (28.13%) VMware
5 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
5 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
6 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (25.00%) Clustering
7 7 (21.88%) Live Communications Server
7 7 (21.88%) Android
7 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (21.88%) vSphere
7 7 (21.88%) High Availability
7 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (18.75%) iPad
8 6 (18.75%) Time Management
9 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
9 5 (15.63%) Citrix

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 20 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 20 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (21.88%) Live Communications Server
4 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (6.25%) IIS
6 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
7 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 15 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) Internet
3 3 (9.38%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) RTCP
4 1 (3.13%) RTP
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 7
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Deskside Support
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) HTML5
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (3.13%) WAP
2 1 (3.13%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Clustering
2 6 (18.75%) iPad
2 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (12.50%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) GIS
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
3 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Android
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) High Availability
2 6 (18.75%) Time Management
3 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 4 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Data Security
5 1 (3.13%) MVC
5 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.13%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) MCP
3 2 (6.25%) MCSD
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) vSphere
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.38%) DFS Replication
6 2 (6.25%) XenApp
7 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) ARCserve
3 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (9.38%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) CA
5 3 (9.38%) Dell
5 3 (9.38%) EMC
6 2 (6.25%) Lotus
6 2 (6.25%) Remedy
7 1 (3.13%) ESRI