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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 132 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -5
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 23 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 1.41% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.97% 5.11% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 15
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£225 £165 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -60.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £83 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £185 £318
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -41.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.13 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.52% +10.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.74 £12.35 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.47 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.67%
Blackberry
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1165 861 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.85% 27.60% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 446 306
Average daily rate £400 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 75 57
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +1.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.89 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -15 10 £225 +66.66% 2
Cheshire -3 8 - - 1
Merseyside - 5 £245 -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
4 11 (35.48%) Apple iOS
4 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
5 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
6 9 (29.03%) Citrix
6 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
6 9 (29.03%) MS Office
7 8 (25.81%) ITIL
7 8 (25.81%) iPhone
8 6 (19.35%) Apple
8 6 (19.35%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) iPad
8 6 (19.35%) Smartphone
9 5 (16.13%) Android
9 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
9 5 (16.13%) VBA
9 5 (16.13%) Oracle
9 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
9 5 (16.13%) HP
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (16.13%) Service Management
10 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (12.90%) DHCP
10 4 (12.90%) DNS
10 4 (12.90%) Broadband
10 4 (12.90%) MS Excel

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.45%) Lync
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) Broadband
2 4 (12.90%) IP Telephony
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Wireless
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Support Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Desktop Support
4 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Service Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.23%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) JSON
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) iPhone
2 6 (19.35%) iPad
2 6 (19.35%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Handset
4 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.23%) Informatics
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Apple iOS
4 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
5 5 (16.13%) Android
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
7 3 (9.68%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Service Management
3 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (3.23%) Information Management
5 1 (3.23%) Document Management
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) VBA
3 2 (6.45%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) PHP5
4 1 (3.23%) PHP
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCDST
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) XenApp
2 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 6 (19.35%) Apple
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 3 (9.68%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Dell
6 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
6 2 (6.45%) IronPort
6 2 (6.45%) VMware
7 1 (3.23%) AppSense
7 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.23%) Remedy
7 1 (3.23%) Avaya
Warrington, Cheshire
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