The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 28 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.20% 1.48% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.35% 5.26% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £200 £239
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -16.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%
Blackberry
Cheshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
46 38 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 27.54% 28.15% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 16
Average daily rate £370 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.95% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £310 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £16.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) iPad
2 3 (75.00%) MCDST
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Handset
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) Local Government
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Eikon
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (75.00%) Handset
1 3 (75.00%) iPad
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Reuters
3 1 (25.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco