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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 152 110 82
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -28
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 15 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.84% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 2.66% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 32
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£155 £180 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £370 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £214 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Average hourly rate £17.92 £21.12 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.13% +38.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.06 £16.40 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £32.30 £17.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
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
1236 976 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.58% 31.64% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 518 413
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 52
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £10.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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
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 28 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -19 5 £175 -50.00% 5
Merseyside -7 4 - -
Lancashire -23 4 £155 -
Cheshire -9 2 - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
3 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
4 18 (58.06%) Citrix
5 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
6 11 (35.48%) iPad
7 10 (32.26%) DNS
7 10 (32.26%) DHCP
7 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
7 10 (32.26%) Windows 8
8 9 (29.03%) VMware
8 9 (29.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (25.81%) Firewall
9 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
9 8 (25.81%) MS Office
9 8 (25.81%) iPhone
9 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (22.58%) Android
10 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
10 7 (22.58%) VPN
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (22.58%) Wireless
11 6 (19.35%) Service Management
11 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
11 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
11 6 (19.35%) Windows Vista
12 5 (16.13%) BlackBerry OS
12 5 (16.13%) ITIL

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (29.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
3 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
5 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (9.68%) IIS
6 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) WorkSite
7 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) DHCP
1 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) Firewall
3 7 (22.58%) Wireless
3 7 (22.58%) VPN
4 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.90%) Broadband
5 4 (12.90%) LAN
5 4 (12.90%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) VoIP
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) MPLS
7 1 (3.23%) DSL
7 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (9.68%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (3.23%) French Language
2 1 (3.23%) German Language
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
3 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) JSON
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) iPad
2 8 (25.81%) iPhone
3 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.90%) Handset
3 4 (12.90%) Smartphone
4 3 (9.68%) Clustering
5 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.45%) Replication
6 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (3.23%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (32.26%) Windows 8
3 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (22.58%) Android
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Vista
6 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
7 5 (16.13%) BlackBerry OS
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Service Management
2 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.68%) Document Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) ITSM
6 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.23%) Information Management
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.23%) VB
2 1 (3.23%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) MCDST
3 3 (9.68%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
3 4 (12.90%) XenApp
4 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.68%) WSUS
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (58.06%) Citrix
3 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) Sophos
4 3 (9.68%) WatchGuard
4 3 (9.68%) Acronis
4 3 (9.68%) Veritas
4 3 (9.68%) Symantec
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) AppSense
6 1 (3.23%) IronPort
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Reuters
6 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.23%) Interwoven
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Dell