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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 119 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 20 31 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 1.11% 1.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.35% 3.89% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 16
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£224 £150 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.33% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £135 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £15.61 £13.92 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -25.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.58 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.26 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
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
851 796 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.08% 28.56% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 401 382
Average daily rate £350 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £176 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 63 46
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £32.50 £26.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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
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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 -21 8 £234 +73.14% 6
Cheshire +5 7 £268 -51.27%
Lancashire -22 3 - -
Merseyside -2 2 £180 +80.00%
Cumbria - - - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 35 (74.47%) Citrix
3 34 (72.34%) Windows 7
4 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
5 29 (61.70%) Windows XP
5 29 (61.70%) MS Office
6 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
7 23 (48.94%) Windows Vista
8 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
9 19 (40.43%) SCCM
10 18 (38.30%) SLA
10 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
11 16 (34.04%) VPN
12 14 (29.79%) CA
12 14 (29.79%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (29.79%) AppSense
12 14 (29.79%) Lumension
12 14 (29.79%) Software Deployment
13 9 (19.15%) ITIL
14 8 (17.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
15 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
15 7 (14.89%) iPad
15 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
16 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
17 5 (10.64%) Local Government
17 5 (10.64%) HP
17 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (8.51%) Juniper

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 8 (17.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.38%) Lync
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.13%) WorkSite
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (61.70%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) VPN
2 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.51%) SSL
3 4 (8.51%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) SAN
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) NAS
5 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) Broadband
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) VoIP
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) 3G
General
1 5 (10.64%) Local Government
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Desktop Support
2 16 (34.04%) Support Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Desktop Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 11 (23.40%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Service Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Team Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
8 2 (4.26%) Support Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Support Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Support Specialist
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) RESTful
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
1 1 (2.13%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) iPad
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Handset
3 3 (6.38%) PDA
4 2 (4.26%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.26%) Statistics
4 2 (4.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) CMDB
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 34 (72.34%) Windows 7
3 29 (61.70%) Windows XP
4 23 (48.94%) Windows Vista
5 7 (14.89%) Apple iOS
6 4 (8.51%) Android
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.26%) NetWare
8 2 (4.26%) AIX
8 2 (4.26%) Solaris
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Software Deployment
2 9 (19.15%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Service Management
3 4 (8.51%) TQM
3 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (8.51%) Coaching
4 3 (6.38%) ITSM
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
5 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) SIEM
5 2 (4.26%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) Line Management
5 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (2.13%) Network Management
6 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Java
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VBScript
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.38%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (38.30%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (40.43%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.26%) OpenView
3 2 (4.26%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.26%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (74.47%) Citrix
2 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) CA
3 14 (29.79%) AppSense
3 14 (29.79%) Lumension
4 5 (10.64%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) Juniper
5 4 (8.51%) Lotus
6 3 (6.38%) MobileIron
6 3 (6.38%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco
6 3 (6.38%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.26%) Apple
7 2 (4.26%) Novell
7 2 (4.26%) StorageTek
7 2 (4.26%) Avaya
7 2 (4.26%) Sun
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle
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