The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 115 108 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 86 108 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.52% 1.59% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.20% 4.18% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 70 56
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£218 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £164 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £400 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £275
% change year-on-year
- -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 19
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £22.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2049 2585 2246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.32% 38.03% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1913 1725
Average daily rate £475 £475 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 60
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.84 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £42.50 £66.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 155 (87.57%) Windows
2 98 (55.37%) Windows 7
3 96 (54.24%) Active Directory
4 77 (43.50%) Microsoft
4 77 (43.50%) MS Office
5 66 (37.29%) MS Exchange
6 61 (34.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 51 (28.81%) Windows XP
8 48 (27.12%) Citrix
8 48 (27.12%) Finance
9 38 (21.47%) VMware
9 38 (21.47%) Banking
10 37 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (18.08%) MS Excel
12 31 (17.51%) ITIL
12 31 (17.51%) iPhone
13 26 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 25 (14.12%) Android
15 23 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (11.86%) Cisco
18 20 (11.30%) VPN
18 20 (11.30%) Reuters
19 19 (10.73%) Investment Banking
19 19 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
21 17 (9.60%) XenApp
21 17 (9.60%) SLA
21 17 (9.60%) Migration
22 16 (9.04%) Incident Management

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 66 (37.29%) MS Exchange
2 61 (34.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 26 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (6.78%) IBM Notes
6 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (5.08%) SharePoint
7 9 (5.08%) Lync
8 7 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (2.82%) IIS
10 3 (1.69%) WorkSite
11 2 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.13%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.56%) Confluence
12 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 77 (43.50%) MS Office
2 32 (18.08%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.56%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.56%) Khalix
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.08%) Office 365
2 5 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.69%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.30%) VPN
2 16 (9.04%) DNS
3 13 (7.34%) Internet
3 13 (7.34%) DHCP
4 12 (6.78%) LAN
4 12 (6.78%) Wireless
5 11 (6.21%) SAN
5 11 (6.21%) WAN
6 9 (5.08%) Firewall
7 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.39%) IP Telephony
8 6 (3.39%) VoIP
9 5 (2.82%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.26%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.26%) DSL
10 4 (2.26%) MPLS
10 4 (2.26%) 3G
11 3 (1.69%) LDAP
12 2 (1.13%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (1.13%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) MSI
2 2 (1.13%) Xcode
3 1 (0.56%) Robotium
3 1 (0.56%) Calabash
General
1 48 (27.12%) Finance
2 38 (21.47%) Banking
3 19 (10.73%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.65%) Financial Institution
4 10 (5.65%) Legal
5 7 (3.95%) Law
6 5 (2.82%) Retail
6 5 (2.82%) Spanish Language
6 5 (2.82%) Back Office
7 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.69%) Publishing
9 2 (1.13%) Front Office
9 2 (1.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.56%) German Language
10 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.56%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.56%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 73 (41.24%) Analyst
2 35 (19.77%) Desktop Support
3 32 (18.08%) Service Analyst
3 32 (18.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (16.95%) Support Engineer
5 28 (15.82%) Support Analyst
6 20 (11.30%) Desktop Engineer
7 19 (10.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (5.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 10 (5.65%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) Help Desk Analyst
11 8 (4.52%) IT Support
12 6 (3.39%) Administrator
12 6 (3.39%) Help Desk Support
12 6 (3.39%) Developer
12 6 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
13 5 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
13 5 (2.82%) Messaging Engineer
14 4 (2.26%) Mobile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.82%) Middleware
2 3 (1.69%) HTML
2 3 (1.69%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.69%) HTML5
3 2 (1.13%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (1.13%) iOS SDK
3 2 (1.13%) Sencha Touch
3 2 (1.13%) Backbone.js
3 2 (1.13%) Xamarin.iOS
3 2 (1.13%) Cocoa
3 2 (1.13%) J2ME
4 1 (0.56%) .NET
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) CSS
4 1 (0.56%) SOAP
4 1 (0.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) Ajax
4 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.56%) Dojo
4 1 (0.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.51%) iPhone
2 14 (7.91%) iPad
3 13 (7.34%) Thin Client
3 13 (7.34%) Fat Client
3 13 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.65%) Handset
5 9 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 9 (5.08%) Hedge funds
6 7 (3.95%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.82%) PDA
8 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.13%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.13%) Clustering
10 2 (1.13%) E-Learning
10 2 (1.13%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.13%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 155 (87.57%) Windows
2 98 (55.37%) Windows 7
3 51 (28.81%) Windows XP
4 37 (20.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.12%) Android
6 23 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.47%) Apple iOS
8 13 (7.34%) Windows Phone
9 11 (6.21%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (3.39%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.26%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.13%) MVS
15 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.56%) UNIX
15 1 (0.56%) webOS
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.51%) ITIL
2 17 (9.60%) Migration
3 16 (9.04%) Incident Management
4 10 (5.65%) Software Deployment
5 9 (5.08%) Service Management
5 9 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.52%) Asset Management
7 7 (3.95%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.95%) Change Control
8 6 (3.39%) Performance Management
8 6 (3.39%) Document Management
9 5 (2.82%) Business Continuity
9 5 (2.82%) System Testing
9 5 (2.82%) Waterfall
10 4 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.26%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.08%) SQL
1 9 (5.08%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.69%) C
2 3 (1.69%) Java
3 2 (1.13%) Objective-C
3 2 (1.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (7.34%) MCSE
3 9 (5.08%) MCSA
4 6 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.82%) ISEB
5 5 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.26%) MCDST
6 4 (2.26%) MCITP
6 4 (2.26%) MOS
6 4 (2.26%) MCP
6 4 (2.26%) CCNA
6 4 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.26%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.13%) Degree
8 1 (0.56%) CCNP
8 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.56%) MCTS
8 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 96 (54.24%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.60%) XenApp
4 13 (7.34%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.21%) Xen
6 6 (3.39%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.26%) NLBS
9 3 (1.69%) Firmware
9 3 (1.69%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.13%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.13%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.13%) vSphere
10 2 (1.13%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (7.34%) SCCM
2 10 (5.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 7 (3.95%) WSUS
4 5 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.13%) SCOM
5 2 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.56%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 77 (43.50%) Microsoft
2 48 (27.12%) Citrix
3 38 (21.47%) VMware
4 21 (11.86%) Cisco
5 20 (11.30%) Reuters
6 15 (8.47%) Bloomberg
7 14 (7.91%) Symantec
8 13 (7.34%) Apple
9 12 (6.78%) Lotus
9 12 (6.78%) Altiris
10 10 (5.65%) Wyse
11 9 (5.08%) McAfee
12 6 (3.39%) IronPort
12 6 (3.39%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.82%) HP
13 5 (2.82%) AppSense
13 5 (2.82%) FactSet
14 4 (2.26%) Google
14 4 (2.26%) EMC
15 3 (1.69%) NetApp
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