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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 126 100 82
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -18
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 18 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 1.13% 1.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.83% 4.21% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 21
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£225 £135 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -61.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £160 £235
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -31.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £12.70 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.29% -27.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £12.15 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.76 £14.58 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -6.96%
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
984 736 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.68% 26.92% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 426 323
Average daily rate £375 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 64
Average hourly rate £20.35 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.61 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 11 £225 +66.66% 2
Lancashire -15 2 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Blackberry
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Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
4 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (42.11%) Citrix
6 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
6 14 (36.84%) MS Office
7 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
7 13 (34.21%) Apple iOS
8 12 (31.58%) ITIL
9 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
10 7 (18.42%) VPN
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Vista
11 6 (15.79%) iPhone
11 6 (15.79%) HP
11 6 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (15.79%) Apple
11 6 (15.79%) SLA
12 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
12 5 (13.16%) VBA
12 5 (13.16%) Oracle
12 5 (13.16%) SQL
12 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
12 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
12 5 (13.16%) iPad
12 5 (13.16%) Smartphone
12 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
13 4 (10.53%) Lotus
13 4 (10.53%) IP Telephony

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 4 (10.53%) Lync
4 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.63%) WorkSite
Applications
1 14 (36.84%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.42%) VPN
3 4 (10.53%) IP Telephony
4 3 (7.89%) Broadband
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) DNS
5 2 (5.26%) SSL
6 1 (2.63%) 3G
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Desktop Support
3 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Service Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) Support Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop Support
10 1 (2.63%) Mobile Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (2.63%) Help Desk Team Lead
10 1 (2.63%) Support Team Leader
10 1 (2.63%) Security Architect
10 1 (2.63%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
1 1 (2.63%) J2ME
1 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) iPhone
2 5 (13.16%) iPad
2 5 (13.16%) Smartphone
2 5 (13.16%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Handset
5 1 (2.63%) PDA
5 1 (2.63%) CMDB
5 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 14 (36.84%) Windows XP
4 13 (34.21%) Apple iOS
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Vista
6 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.89%) Android
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (5.26%) NetWare
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Service Management
3 3 (7.89%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) ITSM
5 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.63%) Document Management
5 1 (2.63%) Logistics
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) TQM
5 1 (2.63%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.63%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
1 5 (13.16%) VBA
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) VBScript
2 2 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) MCDST
4 1 (2.63%) VCP4
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 16 (42.11%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) HP
3 6 (15.79%) Apple
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec
5 4 (10.53%) Lotus
6 3 (7.89%) LANDesk
7 2 (5.26%) IronPort
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco
7 2 (5.26%) Novell
7 2 (5.26%) Business Objects
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper
8 1 (2.63%) CA
8 1 (2.63%) Avaya
8 1 (2.63%) Symbian
8 1 (2.63%) Lumension
8 1 (2.63%) VMware
8 1 (2.63%) AppSense