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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 89 57 69
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 3 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 2.01% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 7.74% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £135 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+140.74% -53.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £170 £281
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -39.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.11 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.13 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.29% -2.24%
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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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
370 297 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.26% 25.98% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 163 174
Average daily rate £350 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.71% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 24
Average hourly rate £14.63 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £32.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) VPN
4 8 (61.54%) MS Office
4 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) ITIL
7 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
7 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
8 4 (30.77%) iPad
8 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (30.77%) Coaching
8 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
8 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
8 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 4 (30.77%) SLA
8 4 (30.77%) HP
8 4 (30.77%) Lotus
9 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
10 2 (15.38%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (15.38%) SCCM
10 2 (15.38%) Statistics
10 2 (15.38%) Axway
10 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
10 2 (15.38%) QA
10 2 (15.38%) PowerShell

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) SSL
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Desktop Support
1 4 (30.77%) Team Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Team Lead
4 1 (7.69%) Support Manager
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) J2ME
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) iPad
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Apple iOS
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) NetWare
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
5 2 (15.38%) AIX
5 2 (15.38%) Solaris
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (30.77%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) SIEM
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITSM
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Document Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) VBScript
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OpenView
1 2 (15.38%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (15.38%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) Lotus
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) EMC
4 2 (15.38%) Axway
4 2 (15.38%) MobileIron
4 2 (15.38%) Apple
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) Avaya
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) Novell
4 2 (15.38%) StorageTek
4 2 (15.38%) Sun
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Symbian
5 1 (7.69%) Computacenter