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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 21 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.16% 1.74% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.00% 8.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £214 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.67% -8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
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
30 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.58% 21.51% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 15
Average daily rate £260 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £311 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.84 £37.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £31.56 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (75.00%) Handset
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Transformation Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Handset
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) LANDesk