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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 120 109 78
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -31
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 67 95 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.31% 1.63% 2.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.42% 4.25% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 45 80
Average daily rate
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£188 £200 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £167 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £381 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £231 £165 £235
% change year-on-year
+40.15% -29.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 23
Average hourly rate £19.57 £18.70 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.61 £13.87 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £24.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -0.96%
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
1960 2235 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.45% 38.28% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1604 1682
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 49
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.80 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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.

1 148 (86.55%) Windows
2 103 (60.23%) Windows 7
3 86 (50.29%) Active Directory
4 75 (43.86%) Microsoft
5 74 (43.27%) MS Office
6 62 (36.26%) Finance
7 60 (35.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 60 (35.09%) Windows XP
8 52 (30.41%) MS Exchange
9 45 (26.32%) Citrix
10 41 (23.98%) Banking
11 39 (22.81%) iPhone
11 39 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (21.64%) MS Excel
13 31 (18.13%) VMware
14 27 (15.79%) ITIL
15 26 (15.20%) Android
16 25 (14.62%) VPN
17 24 (14.04%) iPad
18 23 (13.45%) Cisco
19 22 (12.87%) Apple iOS
19 22 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
20 20 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
20 20 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
21 18 (10.53%) Reuters
21 18 (10.53%) Apple
22 17 (9.94%) Incident Management
22 17 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2007
23 16 (9.36%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 60 (35.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 52 (30.41%) MS Exchange
3 22 (12.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (7.60%) IBM Notes
6 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
7 9 (5.26%) Lync
8 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.17%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (1.17%) IIS
11 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 74 (43.27%) MS Office
2 37 (21.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.26%) assyst
2 3 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) Office 365
2 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.62%) VPN
2 16 (9.36%) Internet
2 16 (9.36%) DNS
3 14 (8.19%) Wireless
4 11 (6.43%) LAN
4 11 (6.43%) DHCP
4 11 (6.43%) SAN
5 8 (4.68%) WAN
5 8 (4.68%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.68%) Firewall
6 6 (3.51%) VoIP
7 4 (2.34%) IP Telephony
7 4 (2.34%) 3G
8 3 (1.75%) LDAP
9 2 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.17%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.17%) NAS
9 2 (1.17%) VLAN
9 2 (1.17%) WLAN
9 2 (1.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) MSI
1 3 (1.75%) Xcode
2 1 (0.58%) Robotium
2 1 (0.58%) Calabash
General
1 62 (36.26%) Finance
2 41 (23.98%) Banking
3 16 (9.36%) Investment Banking
4 13 (7.60%) Financial Institution
5 12 (7.02%) Spanish Language
6 8 (4.68%) Telecoms
7 7 (4.09%) Law
7 7 (4.09%) Legal
8 6 (3.51%) Back Office
9 4 (2.34%) Publishing
10 3 (1.75%) Retail
11 2 (1.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Marketing
12 1 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.58%) Cantonese Language
12 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 71 (41.52%) Analyst
2 39 (22.81%) Desktop Support
3 37 (21.64%) Support Engineer
4 35 (20.47%) Service Analyst
4 35 (20.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 34 (19.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 29 (16.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 24 (14.04%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.09%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) IT Support
10 6 (3.51%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Customer Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (2.34%) Server Engineer
12 4 (2.34%) Administrator
12 4 (2.34%) Consultant
12 4 (2.34%) Developer
13 3 (1.75%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.75%) HTML
1 3 (1.75%) Application Packaging
1 3 (1.75%) iOS SDK
1 3 (1.75%) HTML5
2 2 (1.17%) Xamarin.iOS
2 2 (1.17%) PhoneGap
2 2 (1.17%) Sencha Touch
2 2 (1.17%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (1.17%) Cocoa
2 2 (1.17%) .NET
2 2 (1.17%) Middleware
3 1 (0.58%) CSS
3 1 (0.58%) SOAP
3 1 (0.58%) Web Services
3 1 (0.58%) J2EE
3 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.58%) CSS3
3 1 (0.58%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.58%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (0.58%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.81%) iPhone
2 24 (14.04%) iPad
3 14 (8.19%) Handset
4 13 (7.60%) Thin Client
4 13 (7.60%) Fat Client
5 12 (7.02%) Hedge funds
5 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.68%) Mobile App
6 8 (4.68%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.92%) PDA
8 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.75%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.75%) Celerra
10 2 (1.17%) User Experience
10 2 (1.17%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.17%) Clustering
10 2 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.17%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 148 (86.55%) Windows
2 103 (60.23%) Windows 7
3 60 (35.09%) Windows XP
4 39 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (15.20%) Android
6 22 (12.87%) Apple iOS
7 20 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (8.77%) Mac OS X
9 10 (5.85%) Windows Phone
10 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.34%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.34%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.34%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.17%) MVS
13 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.79%) ITIL
2 17 (9.94%) Incident Management
3 14 (8.19%) Software Deployment
4 12 (7.02%) Migration
5 8 (4.68%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (4.09%) Service Management
6 7 (4.09%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.09%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.92%) Business Continuity
7 5 (2.92%) Document Management
7 5 (2.92%) Change Control
7 5 (2.92%) iOS Development
8 4 (2.34%) Waterfall
8 4 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.34%) Coaching
8 4 (2.34%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.34%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.75%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.26%) SQL
2 5 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.75%) VBA
3 3 (1.75%) C
3 3 (1.75%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.17%) Java
4 2 (1.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (11.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (8.77%) MCSE
3 11 (6.43%) MCSA
4 6 (3.51%) VCP4
4 6 (3.51%) CCNA
4 6 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.92%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.34%) MCITP
6 4 (2.34%) MCP
6 4 (2.34%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.75%) ISEB
7 3 (1.75%) CCNP
7 3 (1.75%) MOS
7 3 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.75%) Degree
7 3 (1.75%) MCDST
7 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.17%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 86 (50.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.77%) XenApp
4 11 (6.43%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.85%) Xen
6 4 (2.34%) vSphere
6 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.75%) Firmware
7 3 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.17%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.17%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.17%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.58%) NFS
9 1 (0.58%) NDS
9 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.58%) NLBS
9 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (4.68%) SCCM
3 5 (2.92%) WSUS
3 5 (2.92%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 45 (26.32%) Citrix
3 31 (18.13%) VMware
4 23 (13.45%) Cisco
5 18 (10.53%) Reuters
5 18 (10.53%) Apple
6 15 (8.77%) Altiris
7 14 (8.19%) Bloomberg
8 13 (7.60%) Lotus
9 11 (6.43%) Symantec
10 10 (5.85%) McAfee
11 8 (4.68%) Wyse
12 5 (2.92%) AppSense
12 5 (2.92%) FactSet
13 4 (2.34%) IronPort
13 4 (2.34%) EMC
13 4 (2.34%) Remedy
14 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.75%) BMC
14 3 (1.75%) NetApp