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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 70 69 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -31
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 9 2 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.25% 3.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.15% 0.88% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 17
Average daily rate
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- £120 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -63.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £185 £288
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -35.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.92 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +1.51%
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
286 227 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.12% 28.20% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 105 93
Average daily rate £450 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.37% +106.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.45 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £44.25 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%

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
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 2 June 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 4 - -
Warrington 0 4 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 10 (71.43%) iPhone
2 9 (64.29%) iPad
2 9 (64.29%) Citrix
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (42.86%) XenApp
5 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
5 6 (42.86%) Smartphone
5 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
5 6 (42.86%) Broadband
5 6 (42.86%) DHCP
5 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 3 (21.43%) MCDST
7 3 (21.43%) LANDesk
7 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) Wireless
7 3 (21.43%) Handset
7 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (14.29%) VoIP
8 2 (14.29%) Local Government

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Broadband
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
1 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
General
1 2 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) iPhone
2 9 (64.29%) iPad
3 6 (42.86%) Smartphone
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) Handset
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Information Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCDST
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
1 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) LANDesk
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Reuters
4 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) AppSense