The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 32 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 19 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.85% 1.10% 1.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.87% 4.17% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
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£150 £150 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-16.08% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Blackberry
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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 Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
137 96 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.79% 26.37% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 67
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 40
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.40 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £60.00 £47.50
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 Cambridge

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 20 (83.33%) ITIL
1 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (62.50%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) Remedy
5 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 9 (37.50%) Citrix
5 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 8 (33.33%) MCP
7 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
7 7 (29.17%) Symantec
7 7 (29.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (25.00%) ISO 9001
8 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (25.00%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) Mitel
8 6 (25.00%) Firewall
9 5 (20.83%) ADSL
9 5 (20.83%) Broadband
10 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.67%) DHCP
10 4 (16.67%) DNS
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco
10 4 (16.67%) BMC
10 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 4 (16.67%) Service Management

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.83%) ADSL
2 5 (20.83%) Broadband
3 4 (16.67%) DHCP
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (12.50%) VPN
4 3 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 8 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 4 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Wintel Support
3 4 (16.67%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) MCSA
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 4 (16.67%) WSUS
2 4 (16.67%) SCOM
3 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Remedy
3 9 (37.50%) Citrix
4 7 (29.17%) Symantec
5 6 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) Mitel
6 4 (16.67%) BMC
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.50%) Apple
7 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (12.50%) Nokia
8 1 (4.17%) Lotus