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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RIM Blackberry
Rank 45 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 12 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.80% 2.02% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.45% 8.05% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 1
Average daily rate £175 £123 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +11.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £223 £153
% change year-on-year
-32.58% +45.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.25% +3.22%
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
186 149 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 27.97% 25.04% 23.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 76 74
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £161 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.00 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) Citrix
3 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
3 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
4 22 (62.86%) Finance
5 21 (60.00%) MS Office
6 20 (57.14%) Windows XP
7 17 (48.57%) Law
8 16 (45.71%) Legal
8 16 (45.71%) iManage
9 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
9 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (28.57%) Firewall
11 9 (25.71%) ITIL
11 9 (25.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (25.71%) Apple iOS
11 9 (25.71%) MobileIron
12 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
13 6 (17.14%) Wireless
14 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
14 5 (14.29%) VPN
14 5 (14.29%) SLA
14 5 (14.29%) German Language
15 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
15 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
15 4 (11.43%) Coaching
15 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
15 4 (11.43%) Cisco
15 4 (11.43%) DNS

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Firewall
2 6 (17.14%) Wireless
3 5 (14.29%) VPN
4 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 3 (8.57%) Junos
5 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.71%) ADSL
6 2 (5.71%) Internet
6 2 (5.71%) WAN
7 1 (2.86%) LAN
7 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (62.86%) Finance
2 17 (48.57%) Law
3 16 (45.71%) Legal
4 5 (14.29%) German Language
5 2 (5.71%) Banking
5 2 (5.71%) Billing
5 2 (5.71%) Front Office
5 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.71%) Retail
6 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (54.29%) Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (34.29%) Legal Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Deskside Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Deskside Support
7 2 (5.71%) Deskside Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (5.71%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) SecurID
2 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) iPad
3 2 (5.71%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
3 20 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 9 (25.71%) Apple iOS
5 3 (8.57%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.71%) Android
6 2 (5.71%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (11.43%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Coaching
3 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
4 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) Workflow
5 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) Security Patching
5 2 (5.71%) Ticket Management
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 1 (2.86%) Change Control
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.86%) Line Management
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) MCSE
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) MCDST
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Citrix
2 16 (45.71%) iManage
3 9 (25.71%) MobileIron
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) Acronis
6 2 (5.71%) Juniper
6 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 2 (5.71%) Mitel
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.86%) Apple
7 1 (2.86%) VMware