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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 54 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 1.06% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.37% 4.29% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£225 £263 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £180 £235
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.81%
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
208 140 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 26.98% 24.73% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 74 66
Average daily rate £350 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 23
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £25.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 18 (85.71%) Windows
1 18 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (76.19%) MS Office
2 16 (76.19%) Windows XP
3 12 (57.14%) Legal
4 10 (47.62%) Citrix
5 7 (33.33%) Law
6 5 (23.81%) CMDB
6 5 (23.81%) WorkSite
6 5 (23.81%) Progress
7 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) LAN
8 3 (14.29%) VoIP
8 3 (14.29%) WAN
8 3 (14.29%) IBM Notes
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Lotus
8 3 (14.29%) Symantec
8 3 (14.29%) Back Office
8 3 (14.29%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) SCCM
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (9.52%) Cisco
10 1 (4.76%) DNS
10 1 (4.76%) SLA

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (23.81%) WorkSite
2 3 (14.29%) IBM Notes
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (76.19%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) VoIP
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) 3G
3 1 (4.76%) Broadband
General
1 12 (57.14%) Legal
2 7 (33.33%) Law
3 3 (14.29%) Back Office
3 3 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) French Language
4 1 (4.76%) German Language
4 1 (4.76%) Polish Language
4 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Analyst
2 14 (66.67%) Service Analyst
2 14 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
1 18 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 16 (76.19%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Service Management
2 1 (4.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 5 (23.81%) Progress
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Lotus
3 3 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
5 1 (4.76%) BT
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) LANDesk