The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 42 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 13 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.16% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.56% 2.59% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
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£123 £110 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £158 £281
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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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 Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 116 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.63% 20.03% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 72 44
Average daily rate £339 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 22
Average hourly rate £18.50 £11.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.20 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £15.70 £36.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) MS Office
2 21 (67.74%) Windows 7
3 20 (64.52%) Windows XP
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 12 (38.71%) Citrix
6 11 (35.48%) Legal
7 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
8 8 (25.81%) Java
8 8 (25.81%) IBM Notes
8 8 (25.81%) Lotus
8 8 (25.81%) Symantec
8 8 (25.81%) Back Office
9 7 (22.58%) Banking
9 7 (22.58%) Law
10 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
11 4 (12.90%) Progress
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (12.90%) Migration
11 4 (12.90%) CMDB
11 4 (12.90%) WorkSite
11 4 (12.90%) SCCM
11 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
12 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
12 3 (9.68%) Mercator
12 3 (9.68%) Cisco
12 3 (9.68%) VoIP
13 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (25.81%) IBM Notes
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (12.90%) WorkSite
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (67.74%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
General
1 11 (35.48%) Legal
2 8 (25.81%) Back Office
3 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 7 (22.58%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Finance
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Service Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (32.26%) Support Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Desktop Support
4 8 (25.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (22.58%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Consultant
6 4 (12.90%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Exchange Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) CMDB
2 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.23%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Windows 7
3 20 (64.52%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
2 1 (3.23%) Service Management
2 1 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Citrix
2 8 (25.81%) Lotus
2 8 (25.81%) Symantec
3 4 (12.90%) Progress
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Mercator
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) BT
5 1 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia
5 1 (3.23%) HP