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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 32 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 16 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.89% 1.06% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.84% 4.84% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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UK excluding London average daily rate £214 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.67% -8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
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
95 62 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.11% 21.91% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 25 37
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £206 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £350 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -48.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £10.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.20 £45.25 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (87.80%) Security Cleared
3 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
3 35 (85.37%) SC Cleared
4 31 (75.61%) Citrix
4 31 (75.61%) Windows XP
4 31 (75.61%) Windows 7
5 30 (73.17%) SCCM
5 30 (73.17%) Windows Vista
5 30 (73.17%) MS Office
6 29 (70.73%) CA
6 29 (70.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 29 (70.73%) AppSense
7 27 (65.85%) Lumension
8 25 (60.98%) Software Deployment
9 24 (58.54%) SLA
10 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
11 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (24.39%) TQM
13 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
13 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (17.07%) F5
14 7 (17.07%) IronPort
14 7 (17.07%) Release Management
14 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
14 7 (17.07%) Symantec
15 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
16 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (7.32%) Service Management
17 3 (7.32%) ITSM

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
1 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 30 (73.17%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) VPN
1 3 (7.32%) Wireless
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Desktop Support
1 23 (56.10%) Support Engineer
2 19 (46.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 19 (46.34%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Support Specialist
4 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Support
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Network Support
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Security Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (75.61%) Windows XP
2 31 (75.61%) Windows 7
3 30 (73.17%) Windows Vista
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Software Deployment
2 10 (24.39%) TQM
3 7 (17.07%) Release Management
4 3 (7.32%) ITSM
4 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) CRM
5 1 (2.44%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (87.80%) Security Cleared
2 35 (85.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (58.54%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (73.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 31 (75.61%) Citrix
3 29 (70.73%) CA
3 29 (70.73%) AppSense
4 27 (65.85%) Lumension
5 7 (17.07%) IronPort
5 7 (17.07%) F5
5 7 (17.07%) Symantec
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco
7 2 (4.88%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) IBM
8 1 (2.44%) VMware
8 1 (2.44%) NetApp
8 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.44%) ScanSafe