The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RIM Blackberry
Rank 144 133 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -38
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 20 24 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.62% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.55% 2.00% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Median daily rate £110 £225 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.11% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £225 £185
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 15
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
Blackberry
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1293 1201 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.04% 30.90% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 649 463
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 76 80
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Blackberry as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Blackberry
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 across the North West region.

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Blackberry
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 across the North West region.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 16 £110 -51.11% 1
Cheshire -18 2 £294 - 1
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Blackberry.

1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
4 21 (52.50%) Citrix
5 20 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (45.00%) VPN
6 18 (45.00%) ITIL
6 18 (45.00%) Apple iOS
7 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (37.50%) MS Office
8 15 (37.50%) Banking
9 13 (32.50%) Finance
9 13 (32.50%) Law
10 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
10 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
11 10 (25.00%) Legal
11 10 (25.00%) Document Management
11 10 (25.00%) MCDST
12 9 (22.50%) Skype for Business
13 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
13 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 8 (20.00%) Android
14 7 (17.50%) MOS
14 7 (17.50%) Local Government
14 7 (17.50%) iPad
14 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
15 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
15 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (27.50%) MS Exchange
3 9 (22.50%) Skype for Business
4 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) VPN
2 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) SSL
4 4 (10.00%) Extranet
5 3 (7.50%) DHCP
5 3 (7.50%) Wireless
6 2 (5.00%) LDAP
6 2 (5.00%) SMTP
7 1 (2.50%) LAN
7 1 (2.50%) Skype
7 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
1 1 (2.50%) QUnit
General
1 15 (37.50%) Banking
2 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Law
3 10 (25.00%) Legal
4 7 (17.50%) Local Government
5 3 (7.50%) French Language
5 3 (7.50%) German Language
6 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Italian Language
6 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Service Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (17.50%) Support Analyst
5 6 (15.00%) Developer
6 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
7 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Messaging Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (5.00%) HTML Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Messaging Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) Ajax
3 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.50%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.50%) Dojo
3 1 (2.50%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) iPad
2 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.50%) Handset
3 3 (7.50%) iPhone
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (45.00%) Apple iOS
4 11 (27.50%) Windows XP
5 8 (20.00%) Android
6 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.00%) NetWare
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.50%) webOS
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Document Management
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
5 3 (7.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.00%) Android Development
6 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.00%) iOS Development
6 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Development
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Time Management
7 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) VBScript
4 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (25.00%) MCDST
3 7 (17.50%) MOS
4 6 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (7.50%) MCP
7 2 (5.00%) MCSA
7 2 (5.00%) MCSE
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.00%) Postfix
3 2 (5.00%) Sendmail
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) Juniper
3 5 (12.50%) MobileIron
4 4 (10.00%) Dell
4 4 (10.00%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) IronPort
4 4 (10.00%) Symantec
5 3 (7.50%) Lotus
6 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.00%) Novell
6 2 (5.00%) Proofpoint
6 2 (5.00%) Trustwave
7 1 (2.50%) AppSense
7 1 (2.50%) VMware
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