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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 116 120 99
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 88 117 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.49% 1.63% 1.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.32% 4.35% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 64 86
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£284 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £183 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 25
Average hourly rate £13.13 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £24.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.47%
Blackberry
London

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
2036 2689 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.47% 37.56% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1980 2206
Average daily rate £466 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.02% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 65
Average hourly rate £17.68 £19.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £32.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the City of London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 141 (84.94%) Windows
2 85 (51.20%) Active Directory
3 83 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 69 (41.57%) MS Office
5 67 (40.36%) Microsoft
6 65 (39.16%) MS Exchange
7 53 (31.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 52 (31.33%) Citrix
9 45 (27.11%) Windows XP
10 39 (23.49%) VMware
11 38 (22.89%) Finance
12 34 (20.48%) ITIL
13 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (17.47%) Android
14 29 (17.47%) iPhone
14 29 (17.47%) Cisco
15 28 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
16 27 (16.27%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (15.06%) MS Excel
17 25 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 23 (13.86%) Banking
19 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (10.84%) DNS
21 16 (9.64%) WAN
21 16 (9.64%) Legal
21 16 (9.64%) Windows 8
22 15 (9.04%) Apple iOS
22 15 (9.04%) Firewall
22 15 (9.04%) VPN
22 15 (9.04%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 65 (39.16%) MS Exchange
2 53 (31.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 28 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (5.42%) Lync
5 9 (5.42%) IBM Notes
5 9 (5.42%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.61%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (2.41%) IIS
9 3 (1.81%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (41.57%) MS Office
2 25 (15.06%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) LatentZero
1 1 (0.60%) Khalix
1 1 (0.60%) assyst
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (3.01%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.84%) DNS
2 16 (9.64%) WAN
3 15 (9.04%) VPN
3 15 (9.04%) Firewall
4 13 (7.83%) SAN
4 13 (7.83%) DHCP
4 13 (7.83%) LAN
5 10 (6.02%) VoIP
5 10 (6.02%) IP Telephony
6 8 (4.82%) MPLS
7 7 (4.22%) DSL
7 7 (4.22%) BIG-IP
7 7 (4.22%) Unified Communications
8 6 (3.61%) Internet
8 6 (3.61%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.01%) 3G
9 5 (3.01%) Wireless
10 3 (1.81%) NAS
10 3 (1.81%) Intranet
10 3 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.60%) MS Access
3 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.60%) DataStage
3 1 (0.60%) QualityStage
3 1 (0.60%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Xcode
1 3 (1.81%) JBehave
1 3 (1.81%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.81%) SoapUI
1 3 (1.81%) Robotium
1 3 (1.81%) Calabash
1 3 (1.81%) eggPlant
2 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) Selenium
General
1 38 (22.89%) Finance
2 23 (13.86%) Banking
3 16 (9.64%) Legal
4 13 (7.83%) Investment Banking
5 12 (7.23%) Law
6 5 (3.01%) Retail
7 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.41%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.81%) French Language
9 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.20%) Front Office
9 2 (1.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.60%) German Language
10 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.60%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 64 (38.55%) Analyst
2 35 (21.08%) Service Analyst
2 35 (21.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 28 (16.87%) Desktop Support
4 21 (12.65%) Support Engineer
5 20 (12.05%) Support Analyst
6 19 (11.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (6.63%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (6.63%) IT Support
8 9 (5.42%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Help Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (4.82%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.22%) Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Messaging Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (3.61%) Team Leader
12 5 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.01%) Web Services
1 5 (3.01%) Middleware
2 4 (2.41%) HTML5
2 4 (2.41%) HTML
2 4 (2.41%) CSS
3 3 (1.81%) Ajax
3 3 (1.81%) JSON
4 2 (1.20%) SOAP
4 2 (1.20%) XML
4 2 (1.20%) Cocoa
4 2 (1.20%) REST
4 2 (1.20%) CSS3
4 2 (1.20%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (1.20%) J2ME
5 1 (0.60%) Ember.js
5 1 (0.60%) Android SDK
5 1 (0.60%) MEAP
5 1 (0.60%) Sencha Touch
5 1 (0.60%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.60%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.47%) iPhone
2 13 (7.83%) iPad
3 11 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.42%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.42%) Thin Client
4 9 (5.42%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.22%) Handset
6 4 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.41%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.81%) PDA
8 2 (1.20%) Derivative
8 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.20%) Clustering
8 2 (1.20%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.20%) CMDB
8 2 (1.20%) Kindle
9 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 141 (84.94%) Windows
2 83 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 45 (27.11%) Windows XP
4 30 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (17.47%) Android
6 27 (16.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (9.64%) Windows 8
8 15 (9.04%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.61%) Windows Phone
10 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.41%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (2.41%) Linux
11 3 (1.81%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.81%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.81%) UNIX
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.60%) webOS
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.48%) ITIL
2 13 (7.83%) Service Management
3 12 (7.23%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (6.02%) Migration
5 9 (5.42%) Incident Management
6 7 (4.22%) Document Management
6 7 (4.22%) Problem Management
6 7 (4.22%) Performance Management
7 5 (3.01%) Change Control
7 5 (3.01%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (3.01%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.01%) SOA
8 4 (2.41%) TDD
8 4 (2.41%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.41%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.41%) iOS Development
9 3 (1.81%) Coaching
9 3 (1.81%) ITSM
9 3 (1.81%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.82%) SQL
3 4 (2.41%) Java
3 4 (2.41%) Objective-C
4 3 (1.81%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) VBA
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
6 1 (0.60%) C
6 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.43%) MCSE
3 9 (5.42%) Degree
4 8 (4.82%) MCP
4 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.61%) MCSA
6 5 (3.01%) CCNA
6 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.01%) MOS
7 4 (2.41%) MCDST
8 3 (1.81%) ISEB
8 3 (1.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.81%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.20%) CCA
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.43%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 85 (51.20%) Active Directory
2 25 (15.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.23%) XenApp
4 7 (4.22%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.22%) NLBS
5 6 (3.61%) Xen
6 5 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.41%) vSphere
7 4 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.81%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.60%) UAG
10 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (6.63%) SCCM
2 8 (4.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (4.82%) WSUS
3 5 (3.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.81%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.20%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.20%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.60%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 67 (40.36%) Microsoft
2 52 (31.33%) Citrix
3 39 (23.49%) VMware
4 29 (17.47%) Cisco
5 15 (9.04%) HP
6 14 (8.43%) Apple
7 12 (7.23%) Reuters
7 12 (7.23%) Bloomberg
7 12 (7.23%) Symantec
8 11 (6.63%) CheckPoint
9 9 (5.42%) Lotus
10 6 (3.61%) McAfee
11 5 (3.01%) IBM
11 5 (3.01%) IronPort
12 4 (2.41%) RightFax
12 4 (2.41%) MobileIron
12 4 (2.41%) Remedy
13 3 (1.81%) Sage
13 3 (1.81%) Websense
13 3 (1.81%) Oracle
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