The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 61 53 59
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 3 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.43% 1.57% 2.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 5.85% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
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£150 £160 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -61.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £155 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £162 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £275
% change year-on-year
- -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £15.29 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
Blackberry
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
197 171 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.47% 26.93% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 91 101
Average daily rate £380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £160 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 18
Average hourly rate £15.29 £15.75 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.28 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £37.25 £34.00
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 Hertfordshire

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Blackberry
East of England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) Symantec
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
4 7 (41.18%) VPN
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (35.29%) Altiris
5 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) VoIP
5 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (35.29%) MS Office
5 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
5 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (35.29%) Backup Exec
6 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
6 5 (29.41%) Clustering
6 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 5 (29.41%) Veritas
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (29.41%) Sophos
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) VPN
2 6 (35.29%) VoIP
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) WLAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) WCDMA
4 1 (5.88%) GPRS
4 1 (5.88%) GSM
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
4 1 (5.88%) UMTS
4 1 (5.88%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (41.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) SyncML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) Swing
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) WAP
2 1 (5.88%) Android SDK
2 1 (5.88%) iOS SDK
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Handset
3 1 (5.88%) Streaming Video
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 2000
5 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Phone
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) bada
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) OOP
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) OOD
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (5.88%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Android Development
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCDST
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
2 5 (29.41%) vSphere
2 5 (29.41%) vCloud
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Backup Exec
2 5 (29.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (29.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Symantec
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) Altiris
3 6 (35.29%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Veritas
4 5 (29.41%) Sophos
4 5 (29.41%) Acronis
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Symbian
5 1 (5.88%) Xamarin
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel