The 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 84 77 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 12 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.72% 0.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.68% 3.16% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
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£225 £200 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £181 £235
% change year-on-year
+24.65% -23.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.35%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
447 285 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.56% 22.66% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 162 137
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.38 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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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
Stockport - - - -
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
4 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) Apple
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) VBA
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (26.67%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (26.67%) IP Telephony
7 4 (26.67%) HP
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (20.00%) Service Management
8 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (13.33%) Lync
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (13.33%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (13.33%) IronPort
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.67%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) J2ME
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
1 5 (33.33%) VBA
2 2 (13.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCDST
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Apple
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Symantec
6 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
6 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) IronPort
7 1 (6.67%) Lotus
7 1 (6.67%) Symbian
7 1 (6.67%) Computacenter