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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 59 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 4 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.54% 2.37% 1.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 11.68% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Average daily rate
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£150 £315 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Blackberry
West Midlands

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
159 137 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.40% 20.30% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 89 51
Average daily rate £350 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £548 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.26% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.61 £12.24 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £16.50 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
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 22 August 2014, 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) Back Office
5 3 (30.00%) Legal
6 2 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (20.00%) WorkSite
6 2 (20.00%) Lotus
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) J2EE
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (10.00%) C#
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) Java
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) XHTML
7 1 (10.00%) MS Excel

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) WorkSite
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) RTCP
1 1 (10.00%) RTP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) XHTML
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) SyncML
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (10.00%) PDA
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
1 1 (10.00%) WURFL
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Service Management
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) DRM
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Data Security
2 1 (10.00%) SEO
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience Design
2 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (10.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (10.00%) Mercator
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) ESRI
3 1 (10.00%) AccuRev