The first table below looks at the demand for Blackberry Enterprise Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry Enterprise Server over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the North West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Research In Motion Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES)
Rank 127 101 127
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +26
Contract jobs citing Blackberry Enterprise Server 4 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 1.03% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.90% 5.63% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 19 4
Average daily rate
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- £240 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £263 £313
% change year-on-year
-29.52% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £15.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.84 £15.90
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +5.91%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
442 497 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 18.34% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 228 380
Average daily rate £325 £310 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 51
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% -8.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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Blackberry Enterprise Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry Enterprise Server across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Blackberry Enterprise Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Blackberry Enterprise Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Blackberry Enterprise Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Blackberry Enterprise Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Blackberry Enterprise Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Blackberry Enterprise Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry Enterprise Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire -13 4 - -
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - -
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Blackberry Enterprise Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Blackberry Enterprise Server 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 Enterprise Server.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Citrix
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (75.00%) MS Office
4 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
5 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (43.75%) VPN
7 7 (43.75%) Blackberry
8 6 (37.50%) SLA
8 6 (37.50%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) iPad
10 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (25.00%) AppSense
11 3 (18.75%) HP
11 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (18.75%) Apple
11 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
11 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (18.75%) Symantec
11 3 (18.75%) XenApp
11 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 3 (18.75%) iPhone
11 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
11 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
11 3 (18.75%) Handset
12 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
12 2 (12.50%) Cisco

Blackberry Enterprise Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Blackberry Enterprise Server 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 Enterprise Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Support Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Blackberry
2 5 (31.25%) iPad
3 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
3 3 (18.75%) Handset
3 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
3 3 (18.75%) iPhone
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows XP
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Transformation
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) MCDST
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
1 13 (81.25%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) AppSense
3 3 (18.75%) Apple
3 3 (18.75%) Symantec
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) Lumension