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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 108 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 31 58 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.95% 1.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.34% 7.60% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 35 17
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£180 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £156 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 12
Average hourly rate £21.73 £15.25 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.49% +0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £11.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.84 £18.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.47%
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
927 763 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.20% 25.64% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 392 416
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 53 89
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.64 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -14 9 £325 +18.18% 4
Cheshire -17 4 - -
Merseyside +1 3 £180 +2.85%
Cumbria - - - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 55 (91.67%) Windows
2 48 (80.00%) Citrix
3 44 (73.33%) Windows 7
4 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
5 42 (70.00%) MS Office
6 39 (65.00%) Windows XP
7 36 (60.00%) Security Cleared
8 34 (56.67%) Windows Vista
9 33 (55.00%) SC Cleared
10 32 (53.33%) SCCM
11 29 (48.33%) Active Directory
12 28 (46.67%) CA
12 28 (46.67%) Microsoft App-V
12 28 (46.67%) AppSense
13 26 (43.33%) SLA
13 26 (43.33%) Lumension
14 25 (41.67%) Software Deployment
15 15 (25.00%) VPN
16 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
17 9 (15.00%) TQM
18 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 7 (11.67%) iPad
19 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 6 (10.00%) Symantec
20 6 (10.00%) HP
20 6 (10.00%) ITIL
21 5 (8.33%) Cisco
21 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
21 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) Lync
6 1 (1.67%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (70.00%) MS Office
2 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.00%) VPN
2 5 (8.33%) Wireless
2 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.00%) SSL
3 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (3.33%) DHCP
4 2 (3.33%) SAN
4 2 (3.33%) Firewall
4 2 (3.33%) DNS
4 2 (3.33%) NAS
5 1 (1.67%) Broadband
5 1 (1.67%) VoIP
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Local Government
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (48.33%) Desktop Support
2 27 (45.00%) Support Engineer
3 19 (31.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 19 (31.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.67%) Support Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Support Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Team Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Desktop Technician
9 2 (3.33%) Security Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) iPad
2 3 (5.00%) PDA
2 3 (5.00%) Handset
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.33%) Statistics
3 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.33%) iPhone
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (91.67%) Windows
2 44 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 39 (65.00%) Windows XP
4 34 (56.67%) Windows Vista
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.00%) Android
9 2 (3.33%) NetWare
9 2 (3.33%) AIX
9 2 (3.33%) Solaris
9 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Software Deployment
2 9 (15.00%) TQM
3 6 (10.00%) ITIL
4 5 (8.33%) Service Management
4 5 (8.33%) ITSM
5 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (6.67%) Coaching
6 3 (5.00%) Project Management
6 3 (5.00%) Release Management
7 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Migration
7 2 (3.33%) Change Management
7 2 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.33%) SIEM
7 2 (3.33%) Change Control
7 2 (3.33%) Line Management
7 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.67%) Service Desk Management
8 1 (1.67%) Mobile Transformation
8 1 (1.67%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 2 (3.33%) VBScript
4 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.33%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (43.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 29 (48.33%) Active Directory
2 28 (46.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (53.33%) SCCM
2 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.33%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (3.33%) OpenView
3 2 (3.33%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (80.00%) Citrix
2 43 (71.67%) Microsoft
3 28 (46.67%) CA
3 28 (46.67%) AppSense
4 26 (43.33%) Lumension
5 6 (10.00%) Symantec
5 6 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (8.33%) Cisco
7 3 (5.00%) Juniper
7 3 (5.00%) IronPort
7 3 (5.00%) F5
7 3 (5.00%) MobileIron
7 3 (5.00%) VMware
8 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.33%) Axway
8 2 (3.33%) Oracle
8 2 (3.33%) Novell
8 2 (3.33%) StorageTek
8 2 (3.33%) Lotus
8 2 (3.33%) Apple
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