The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 35 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.34% 0.47% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 1.28% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £100 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £178 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
78 78 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.90% 36.79% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 16
Average daily rate £275 £313 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +27.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -3 1 - -
Blackberry
North West

Blackberry
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) PDA
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec