The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 93 95 122
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +27
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 43 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.04% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.96% 4.51% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 10
Average daily rate £158 £358 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.94% +24.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £161 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £450 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £233 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.43% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Blackberry
England

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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -3 24 £225 +80.00%
Manchester -10 11 £135 -48.07% 7
Cheshire -16 7 £120 -70.55%
Merseyside +4 1 £150 -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 56 (80.00%) Windows
2 47 (67.14%) Microsoft
3 43 (61.43%) MS Office
4 42 (60.00%) Citrix
5 41 (58.57%) Active Directory
6 39 (55.71%) Windows XP
7 30 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 28 (40.00%) Windows 7
9 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
9 23 (32.86%) VPN
10 22 (31.43%) HP
11 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
12 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
13 19 (27.14%) SLA
13 19 (27.14%) Windows 2000
13 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
13 19 (27.14%) Windows Vista
14 17 (24.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (24.29%) AppSense
15 16 (22.86%) ServiceCenter
15 16 (22.86%) IBM Notes
15 16 (22.86%) NetWare
15 16 (22.86%) Lotus
16 14 (20.00%) SCCM
16 14 (20.00%) CA
17 13 (18.57%) XenDesktop
18 12 (17.14%) Lumension
18 12 (17.14%) Software Deployment
18 12 (17.14%) Novell
18 12 (17.14%) VBScript

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 30 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 16 (22.86%) IBM Notes
3 11 (15.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) CMS
5 2 (2.86%) WordPress
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (61.43%) MS Office
2 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.86%) VPN
2 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) DHCP
3 2 (2.86%) Broadband
3 2 (2.86%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) 3G
4 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) MySQL
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Law
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 21 (30.00%) Desktop Support
3 15 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (17.14%) Analyst
5 11 (15.71%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Service Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (8.57%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) Support Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) Remote Desktop Support
11 3 (4.29%) Team Leader
11 3 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
12 2 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
12 2 (2.86%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 2 (2.86%) Technical Support
12 2 (2.86%) Developer
12 2 (2.86%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) jQuery
1 2 (2.86%) CSS
1 2 (2.86%) HTML
1 2 (2.86%) CSS3
1 2 (2.86%) HTML5
2 1 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) iPad
2 5 (7.14%) NHS
3 4 (5.71%) iPhone
4 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.86%) Statistics
6 1 (1.43%) Open Source
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.43%) PDA
6 1 (1.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 56 (80.00%) Windows
2 39 (55.71%) Windows XP
3 28 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (27.14%) Windows 2000
4 19 (27.14%) Windows Vista
5 16 (22.86%) NetWare
6 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (7.14%) UNIX
8 4 (5.71%) Windows NT
8 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.14%) Software Deployment
1 12 (17.14%) Release Management
2 10 (14.29%) ITIL
3 7 (10.00%) TQM
4 6 (8.57%) Project Management
5 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.14%) Change Management
6 4 (5.71%) ITSM
6 4 (5.71%) Time Management
6 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.29%) Change Control
7 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.29%) Service Management
8 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.86%) Content Management
8 2 (2.86%) Web Development
8 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.14%) VBScript
3 2 (2.86%) PHP
3 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
4 1 (1.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (32.86%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MCP
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 41 (58.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (18.57%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.14%) XenApp
5 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.43%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 16 (22.86%) ServiceCenter
2 14 (20.00%) SCCM
3 3 (4.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 47 (67.14%) Microsoft
2 42 (60.00%) Citrix
3 22 (31.43%) HP
4 17 (24.29%) AppSense
5 16 (22.86%) Lotus
6 14 (20.00%) CA
7 12 (17.14%) Lumension
7 12 (17.14%) Novell
8 10 (14.29%) Symantec
9 7 (10.00%) F5
9 7 (10.00%) IronPort
10 5 (7.14%) VMware
11 3 (4.29%) Avaya
11 3 (4.29%) Apple
12 2 (2.86%) Sony
12 2 (2.86%) Dell
12 2 (2.86%) Adobe
13 1 (1.43%) Cisco
13 1 (1.43%) Actuate
13 1 (1.43%) NetApp
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