The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 58 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 4 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.81% 3.88% 1.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.29% 11.51% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
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£155 £155 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +3.12%
Blackberry
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
175 139 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.35% 33.74% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 77 33
Average daily rate £420 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £540 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 10
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% +51.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Blackpool -27 2 £155 -55.71%
Blackburn - 1 £170 -
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (60.00%) iPad
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) iPhone
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) DSL
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) ITSM

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) DSL
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) iPhone
1 3 (60.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco