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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 131 127 79
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -48
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 64 88 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 1.40% 2.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.24% 3.69% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 84
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £155 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £185 £263
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 29
Average hourly rate £17.87 £21.38 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.68 £12.55 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £24.21 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
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
1973 2385 2360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.35% 37.89% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 1789 1758
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 52
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £13.10 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £77.10 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 116 (80.00%) Windows
2 84 (57.93%) Windows 7
3 68 (46.90%) Active Directory
4 58 (40.00%) Finance
5 57 (39.31%) MS Office
6 54 (37.24%) Microsoft
7 50 (34.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 50 (34.48%) Windows XP
8 43 (29.66%) MS Exchange
9 39 (26.90%) Citrix
10 35 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (22.76%) Banking
12 32 (22.07%) iPhone
13 28 (19.31%) MS Excel
14 26 (17.93%) iPad
15 25 (17.24%) ITIL
16 24 (16.55%) VMware
17 22 (15.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (14.48%) Apple
18 21 (14.48%) Cisco
19 20 (13.79%) Apple iOS
20 19 (13.10%) VPN
21 18 (12.41%) Android
22 17 (11.72%) Reuters
23 16 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
24 15 (10.34%) Bloomberg
24 15 (10.34%) Internet
24 15 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
25 14 (9.66%) Incident Management
25 14 (9.66%) Mac OS X

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 50 (34.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 43 (29.66%) MS Exchange
3 16 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (8.97%) IBM Notes
5 12 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (6.90%) Lync
7 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.76%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.38%) IIS
10 2 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.69%) Confluence
11 1 (0.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 57 (39.31%) MS Office
2 28 (19.31%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) assyst
2 3 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.38%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Office 365
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.10%) VPN
2 15 (10.34%) Internet
3 13 (8.97%) Firewall
4 11 (7.59%) LAN
5 10 (6.90%) DNS
6 8 (5.52%) SAN
6 8 (5.52%) Wireless
7 7 (4.83%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.83%) WAN
8 5 (3.45%) DHCP
9 3 (2.07%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (2.07%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.07%) SMTP
9 3 (2.07%) DSL
9 3 (2.07%) MPLS
10 2 (1.38%) VoIP
11 1 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.69%) PuTTY
11 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Xcode
1 1 (0.69%) Subversion
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
1 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 58 (40.00%) Finance
2 33 (22.76%) Banking
3 13 (8.97%) Investment Banking
4 11 (7.59%) Financial Institution
5 10 (6.90%) Spanish Language
6 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
7 8 (5.52%) Law
8 7 (4.83%) Back Office
9 6 (4.14%) Legal
10 3 (2.07%) Publishing
11 2 (1.38%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.38%) Retail
12 1 (0.69%) Front Office
12 1 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.69%) Cantonese Language
Job Titles
1 51 (35.17%) Analyst
2 39 (26.90%) Desktop Support
3 36 (24.83%) Desktop Engineer
4 33 (22.76%) Support Engineer
5 28 (19.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 23 (15.86%) Service Desk Analyst
6 23 (15.86%) Service Analyst
7 16 (11.03%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) Administrator
8 8 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 3 (2.07%) IT Support
11 3 (2.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.07%) Citrix Analyst
11 3 (2.07%) Lotus Notes Administrator
11 3 (2.07%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) HTML5
1 3 (2.07%) MEAP
1 3 (2.07%) .NET
1 3 (2.07%) HTML
2 2 (1.38%) SOAP
2 2 (1.38%) PhoneGap
3 1 (0.69%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.69%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (0.69%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.69%) REST
3 1 (0.69%) CSS3
3 1 (0.69%) RESTful
3 1 (0.69%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.69%) JSON
3 1 (0.69%) COM
3 1 (0.69%) CSS
3 1 (0.69%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) XML
3 1 (0.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.07%) iPhone
2 26 (17.93%) iPad
3 12 (8.28%) Handset
4 10 (6.90%) Hedge funds
4 10 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (6.21%) Fat Client
5 9 (6.21%) Thin Client
6 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.45%) Clustering
7 5 (3.45%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.76%) Celerra
8 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.76%) PDA
8 4 (2.76%) CLARiiON
9 3 (2.07%) User Experience
10 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.38%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 116 (80.00%) Windows
2 84 (57.93%) Windows 7
3 50 (34.48%) Windows XP
4 35 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (15.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (13.79%) Apple iOS
7 18 (12.41%) Android
8 14 (9.66%) Mac OS X
9 7 (4.83%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.76%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.07%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.07%) UNIX
12 2 (1.38%) MVS
13 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.24%) ITIL
2 14 (9.66%) Incident Management
3 11 (7.59%) Service Management
4 10 (6.90%) Migration
5 8 (5.52%) Business Continuity
5 8 (5.52%) Software Deployment
6 7 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.14%) iOS Development
8 5 (3.45%) Coaching
8 5 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.76%) Project Management
9 4 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (2.07%) Mobile Development
10 3 (2.07%) Software Distribution
10 3 (2.07%) Performance Management
10 3 (2.07%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.07%) BCP
11 2 (1.38%) Process Management
11 2 (1.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.07%) VBA
3 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.38%) SQL
3 2 (1.38%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
4 1 (0.69%) Java
4 1 (0.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.21%) MCSE
3 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.14%) MCSA
5 5 (3.45%) Degree
5 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.76%) CCNP
6 4 (2.76%) CCNA
6 4 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.38%) MCP
7 2 (1.38%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.69%) MOS
8 1 (0.69%) MCDST
8 1 (0.69%) MCTS
8 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.69%) ISEB
8 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 68 (46.90%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.90%) XenApp
4 7 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.83%) Xen
5 5 (3.45%) vSphere
6 3 (2.07%) NLBS
6 3 (2.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.38%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.38%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.38%) NDS
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (2.76%) SCCM
3 3 (2.07%) WSUS
4 2 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.69%) SCSM
5 1 (0.69%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 54 (37.24%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.90%) Citrix
3 24 (16.55%) VMware
4 21 (14.48%) Apple
4 21 (14.48%) Cisco
5 17 (11.72%) Reuters
6 15 (10.34%) Bloomberg
7 13 (8.97%) Lotus
8 10 (6.90%) Symantec
9 9 (6.21%) Altiris
10 6 (4.14%) EMC
10 6 (4.14%) HP
11 5 (3.45%) MobileIron
11 5 (3.45%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.76%) Remedy
13 3 (2.07%) FactSet
13 3 (2.07%) Neverfail
13 3 (2.07%) Wyse
13 3 (2.07%) BMC
13 3 (2.07%) Clearswift
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