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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RIM Blackberry
Rank 61 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 9 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.97% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.70% 1.18% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £268 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.58% +62.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £225 £153
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +47.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £12.90
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 - £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.03 - £14.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.25% +3.22%
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
333 255 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.04% 33.82% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 140 153
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 19
Average hourly rate £17.42 £16.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% +4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.81 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.21 £18.40 £34.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - -
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (60.00%) Local Government
4 5 (50.00%) Android
4 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 5 (50.00%) SSL
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (30.00%) Banking
6 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (30.00%) MobileIron
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (20.00%) Perl
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 5 (50.00%) SSL
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) SMTP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) LDAP
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Local Government
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (20.00%) ICT Support
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Handset
2 2 (20.00%) iPad
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Android
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCDST
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Postfix
2 2 (20.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (30.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (20.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) Trustwave