The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 24 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 Manchester 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 76 66 79
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 11 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.80% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.97% 3.10% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate £135 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.07% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £260 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
-31.48% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
277 258 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.17% 26.68% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 119 125
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.67 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.01% -25.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £10.95 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.24 £61.00 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
3 20 (64.52%) Windows XP
3 20 (64.52%) MS Office
3 20 (64.52%) Citrix
4 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
5 18 (58.06%) MS Exchange
6 17 (54.84%) Windows 2000
6 17 (54.84%) VPN
7 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
7 16 (51.61%) HP
8 14 (45.16%) NetWare
8 14 (45.16%) IBM Notes
8 14 (45.16%) Lotus
8 14 (45.16%) ServiceCenter
9 10 (32.26%) Novell
9 10 (32.26%) VBScript
9 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
9 10 (32.26%) XenDesktop
10 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
11 6 (19.35%) ITIL
12 5 (16.13%) Project Management
12 5 (16.13%) Change Management
12 5 (16.13%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) VMware
13 4 (12.90%) Windows NT
13 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3 (9.68%) Time Management
14 3 (9.68%) Incident Management

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 18 (58.06%) MS Exchange
2 14 (45.16%) IBM Notes
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.45%) CMS
4 2 (6.45%) WordPress
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (64.52%) MS Office
2 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MySQL
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Support Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (22.58%) Desktop Support
3 7 (22.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Team Leader
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support
6 2 (6.45%) Remote Desktop Support
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) jQuery
1 2 (6.45%) HTML5
1 2 (6.45%) CSS3
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) iPad
2 2 (6.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows XP
3 17 (54.84%) Windows 2000
4 14 (45.16%) NetWare
5 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.90%) Windows NT
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Project Management
2 5 (16.13%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.68%) Change Control
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.45%) Web Development
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
5 2 (6.45%) Content Management
6 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) VBScript
1 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) PHP
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (32.26%) XenDesktop
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) MetaFrame
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Citrix
2 19 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (51.61%) HP
4 14 (45.16%) Lotus
5 10 (32.26%) Novell
6 5 (16.13%) VMware
7 3 (9.68%) Avaya
8 2 (6.45%) Dell
8 2 (6.45%) Adobe
8 2 (6.45%) Symantec
8 2 (6.45%) Sony
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco