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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 72 72 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 12 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.86% 0.86% 1.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 3.38% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £177 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £415 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £345 £260
% change year-on-year
-47.82% +32.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.50 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
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
428 296 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.77% 25.36% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 159 163
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 36
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.90 £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £21.00 £29.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 October 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 October 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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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 24 October 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) VPN
4 8 (57.14%) Citrix
4 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 7 (50.00%) MS Office
6 6 (42.86%) ITIL
6 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
7 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
8 4 (28.57%) SLA
8 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
8 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 4 (28.57%) Lotus
8 4 (28.57%) HP
8 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (28.57%) iPad
8 4 (28.57%) Coaching
8 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
9 3 (21.43%) Android
9 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
10 2 (14.29%) NetWare
10 2 (14.29%) Cisco
10 2 (14.29%) SSL
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (14.29%) Avaya
10 2 (14.29%) Juniper

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) WorkSite
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 4 (28.57%) Team Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Desktop Team Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Team Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) J2ME
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) iPad
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) Statistics
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (21.43%) Android
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) NetWare
5 2 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (14.29%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) ITSM
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
1 2 (14.29%) VBScript
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) OpenView
1 2 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Lotus
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 2 (14.29%) Axway
4 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
4 2 (14.29%) Avaya
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Novell
4 2 (14.29%) StorageTek
4 2 (14.29%) Sun
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Symbian