The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 25 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 24 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.71% 2.39% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.65% 11.11% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £225 £125 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £233 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.43% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
136 45 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.38% 21.53% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 22 49
Average daily rate £278 £268 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% -21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £179 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £376 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% -7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Blackberry
North West

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
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 18 April 2014.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
3 20 (80.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (72.00%) MS Office
4 18 (72.00%) Citrix
5 17 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (68.00%) AppSense
5 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
6 16 (64.00%) Windows XP
7 15 (60.00%) SLA
7 15 (60.00%) Windows Vista
8 14 (56.00%) CA
8 14 (56.00%) SCCM
9 12 (48.00%) Lumension
9 12 (48.00%) Software Deployment
10 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
11 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
12 7 (28.00%) Symantec
12 7 (28.00%) TQM
12 7 (28.00%) IronPort
12 7 (28.00%) Release Management
12 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (28.00%) F5
13 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (16.00%) HP
14 3 (12.00%) VPN
14 3 (12.00%) ITIL

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (72.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Support Engineer
2 11 (44.00%) Desktop Support
3 8 (32.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (4.00%) Security Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (12.00%) iPad
1 3 (12.00%) iPhone
1 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (64.00%) Windows XP
4 15 (60.00%) Windows Vista
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Software Deployment
2 7 (28.00%) TQM
2 7 (28.00%) Release Management
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (80.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (56.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Citrix
3 17 (68.00%) AppSense
4 14 (56.00%) CA
5 12 (48.00%) Lumension
6 7 (28.00%) Symantec
6 7 (28.00%) IronPort
6 7 (28.00%) F5
7 4 (16.00%) HP
8 3 (12.00%) Apple