The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 59 72 49
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 5 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.64% 0.20% 2.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 0.71% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
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£268 £165 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.42% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £165 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £165 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £275
% change year-on-year
- -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.67 - £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
Blackberry
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
189 282 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.23% 28.66% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 131 112
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 12
Average hourly rate £15.67 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £12.52 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Last Year
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Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (50.00%) Local Government
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (30.00%) Handset
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
5 3 (30.00%) MCDST
5 3 (30.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) iPad
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Lync
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Juniper

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) 3G
5 1 (10.00%) Broadband
General
1 5 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Handset
1 3 (30.00%) iPad
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) CMDB
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) MCDST
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) LANDesk