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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 123 126 109
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 70 76 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.27% 1.71%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.65% 3.37% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 64
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £163 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £185 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -38.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 25
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% -85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.83
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.39%
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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
1917 2252 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.33% 37.67% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1736 1782
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 107 (78.10%) Windows
2 74 (54.01%) Windows 7
3 60 (43.80%) Active Directory
4 56 (40.88%) Finance
5 51 (37.23%) MS Office
6 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
7 45 (32.85%) Windows XP
8 44 (32.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (25.55%) iPhone
10 34 (24.82%) MS Exchange
11 33 (24.09%) Citrix
12 30 (21.90%) Banking
12 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (21.90%) iPad
13 26 (18.98%) ITIL
14 25 (18.25%) MS Excel
15 23 (16.79%) Android
15 23 (16.79%) Apple iOS
16 21 (15.33%) Apple
17 20 (14.60%) VMware
18 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (13.87%) Cisco
19 17 (12.41%) VPN
20 15 (10.95%) Mac OS X
20 15 (10.95%) Bloomberg
21 14 (10.22%) Firewall
21 14 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
22 13 (9.49%) Incident Management
23 12 (8.76%) Service Management
23 12 (8.76%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (32.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 34 (24.82%) MS Exchange
3 14 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (8.76%) Lync
5 10 (7.30%) IBM Notes
6 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.65%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.46%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.73%) Confluence
10 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 51 (37.23%) MS Office
2 25 (18.25%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.73%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) assyst
2 3 (2.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.46%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.41%) VPN
2 14 (10.22%) Firewall
3 11 (8.03%) Internet
3 11 (8.03%) DNS
4 10 (7.30%) LAN
4 10 (7.30%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.11%) WAN
6 6 (4.38%) SAN
7 5 (3.65%) Wireless
8 4 (2.92%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.92%) SMTP
8 4 (2.92%) DHCP
8 4 (2.92%) MPLS
8 4 (2.92%) DSL
9 3 (2.19%) Network Security
10 2 (1.46%) VoIP
10 2 (1.46%) Spanning Tree
11 1 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.73%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.73%) Xcode
1 1 (0.73%) Subversion
1 1 (0.73%) JIRA
General
1 56 (40.88%) Finance
2 30 (21.90%) Banking
3 11 (8.03%) Law
4 10 (7.30%) Spanish Language
5 9 (6.57%) Investment Banking
5 9 (6.57%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.84%) Financial Institution
7 7 (5.11%) Legal
8 5 (3.65%) Back Office
9 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.46%) Retail
9 2 (1.46%) Publishing
10 1 (0.73%) Front Office
10 1 (0.73%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (34.31%) Analyst
2 31 (22.63%) Desktop Engineer
3 29 (21.17%) Desktop Support
4 26 (18.98%) Support Engineer
5 23 (16.79%) Service Analyst
5 23 (16.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 21 (15.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 13 (9.49%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.84%) Administrator
9 6 (4.38%) Architect
9 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (2.92%) Domino Administrator
11 4 (2.92%) Lotus Notes Administrator
11 4 (2.92%) IT Trainer
11 4 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) Trainer
11 4 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.92%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.38%) MEAP
2 4 (2.92%) HTML
2 4 (2.92%) HTML5
3 3 (2.19%) .NET
4 2 (1.46%) CSS
4 2 (1.46%) SOAP
4 2 (1.46%) Middleware
4 2 (1.46%) CSS3
4 2 (1.46%) Android SDK
4 2 (1.46%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.73%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.73%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.73%) REST
5 1 (0.73%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (0.73%) Web Services
5 1 (0.73%) XML
5 1 (0.73%) COM
5 1 (0.73%) J2EE
5 1 (0.73%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.55%) iPhone
2 30 (21.90%) iPad
3 9 (6.57%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.57%) Handset
4 8 (5.84%) Hedge funds
5 7 (5.11%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.11%) Fat Client
6 6 (4.38%) Clustering
7 4 (2.92%) User Experience
8 3 (2.19%) CLARiiON
8 3 (2.19%) PDA
8 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.19%) Celerra
9 2 (1.46%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.73%) BYOD
10 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.73%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.73%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 107 (78.10%) Windows
2 74 (54.01%) Windows 7
3 45 (32.85%) Windows XP
4 30 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (16.79%) Android
5 23 (16.79%) Apple iOS
6 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (10.95%) Mac OS X
8 10 (7.30%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.38%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.19%) Windows Phone
10 3 (2.19%) UNIX
11 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.46%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.98%) ITIL
2 13 (9.49%) Incident Management
3 12 (8.76%) Service Management
4 10 (7.30%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.57%) Migration
6 8 (5.84%) Software Deployment
7 7 (5.11%) iOS Development
7 7 (5.11%) Project Management
8 6 (4.38%) Problem Management
8 6 (4.38%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.65%) ITSM
10 4 (2.92%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.92%) BCP
10 4 (2.92%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (2.92%) Coaching
11 3 (2.19%) Mobile Development
11 3 (2.19%) Business Continuity Planning
11 3 (2.19%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.19%) VBA
1 3 (2.19%) Objective-C
1 3 (2.19%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.73%) Apple Swift
3 1 (0.73%) SQL
3 1 (0.73%) Java
3 1 (0.73%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.65%) MCSE
2 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) Degree
4 3 (2.19%) CCNP
4 3 (2.19%) CCNA
4 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.19%) MCSA
4 3 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.46%) MOS
5 2 (1.46%) PMP
5 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.73%) MCP
6 1 (0.73%) MCTS
6 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 60 (43.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.11%) XenApp
4 4 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.92%) Xen
4 4 (2.92%) NLBS
4 4 (2.92%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.46%) NDS
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.73%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.73%) NFS
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (2.92%) SCCM
2 4 (2.92%) WSUS
3 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.73%) SCSM
3 1 (0.73%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.73%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 33 (24.09%) Citrix
3 21 (15.33%) Apple
4 20 (14.60%) VMware
5 19 (13.87%) Cisco
6 15 (10.95%) Bloomberg
7 11 (8.03%) Reuters
8 10 (7.30%) Lotus
9 9 (6.57%) Altiris
10 6 (4.38%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.38%) Symantec
11 5 (3.65%) MobileIron
11 5 (3.65%) McAfee
11 5 (3.65%) EMC
11 5 (3.65%) HP
12 4 (2.92%) Dell
12 4 (2.92%) Sophos
12 4 (2.92%) Remedy
13 3 (2.19%) Neverfail
13 3 (2.19%) Clearswift
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