The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 39 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.73% 0.84% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.39% 3.28% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£138 £150 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £150 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £158 £288
% change year-on-year
+20.63% -45.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Blackberry
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
59 61 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.45% 25.52% 38.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 33 67
Average daily rate £300 £325 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +38.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £227 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £468 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Blackberry
South East

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 7 (50.00%) iPad
5 7 (50.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (35.71%) Service Management
6 5 (35.71%) Lotus
6 5 (35.71%) IBM Notes
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) HP
6 5 (35.71%) VPN
6 5 (35.71%) Asset Management
6 5 (35.71%) iPhone
6 5 (35.71%) ITSM
7 4 (28.57%) PDA
7 4 (28.57%) SLA
7 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (21.43%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
9 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 5 (35.71%) IBM Notes
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Desktop Support
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
1 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Desktop Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Deskside Support
3 4 (28.57%) Deskside Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Deskside Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) iPad
2 5 (35.71%) iPhone
3 4 (28.57%) PDA
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (7.14%) Clustering
5 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 7 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 5 (35.71%) ITSM
2 5 (35.71%) Asset Management
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) HP
2 5 (35.71%) Lotus
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) CA
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Apple