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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 59 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 5 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 3.18% 1.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 10.70% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 5
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- £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-30.90% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.19 £14.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.84 £17.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
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
225 271 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.55% 29.71% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 122 131
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 12
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +60.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £16.37 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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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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
Knutsford - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (66.67%) Local Government
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Handset
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) iPad
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Lync
4 2 (33.33%) MCDST
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (83.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 4 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Transformation Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Handset
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) iPad
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Transformation
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCDST
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee