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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 46 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +15
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.69% 1.89% 1.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.10% 6.52% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-40.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
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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
143 46 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.80% 28.93% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 20 37
Average daily rate £338 £260 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £176 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £13.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.07% -11.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £10.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £20.00 £18.78
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows XP
2 18 (94.74%) Citrix
3 17 (89.47%) Windows Vista
3 17 (89.47%) SCCM
3 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
3 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
4 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
5 15 (78.95%) MS Office
5 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
6 14 (73.68%) CA
6 14 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (73.68%) AppSense
6 14 (73.68%) Lumension
6 14 (73.68%) Software Deployment
7 13 (68.42%) SLA
8 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
9 4 (21.05%) TQM
10 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
11 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (5.26%) SCOM
11 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
11 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
11 1 (5.26%) ScanSafe

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) Lync
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (78.95%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Support Engineer
2 13 (68.42%) Desktop Support
3 11 (57.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 11 (57.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows XP
3 17 (89.47%) Windows Vista
4 16 (84.21%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Software Deployment
2 4 (21.05%) TQM
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (68.42%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (89.47%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Citrix
2 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (73.68%) CA
3 14 (73.68%) AppSense
3 14 (73.68%) Lumension
4 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.26%) ScanSafe
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) IBM