The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 52 44 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.99% 0.98% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.08% 5.38% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £250 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -5.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £200 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
118 93 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.38% 18.20% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 54 45
Average daily rate £250 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £222 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Blackberry
West Midlands

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Content Management
5 2 (22.22%) jQuery
5 2 (22.22%) WordPress
5 2 (22.22%) PDA
5 2 (22.22%) Web Development
5 2 (22.22%) iPhone
5 2 (22.22%) Magento
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) iPad
5 2 (22.22%) CSS3
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Back Office
5 2 (22.22%) CMS
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (22.22%) Sony
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) CSS
5 2 (22.22%) MySQL
5 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) HTML

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) CMS
1 2 (22.22%) WordPress
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) WorkSite
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) RTCP
1 1 (11.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Back Office
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) jQuery
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) SyncML
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PDA
1 2 (22.22%) iPhone
1 2 (22.22%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
3 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Content Management
2 2 (22.22%) Web Development
2 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) DRM
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) User Experience Design
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PHP
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe
2 2 (22.22%) Sony
3 1 (11.11%) ESRI
3 1 (11.11%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec