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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 134 109 60
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -49
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 11 21 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.30% 0.70% 2.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 2.31% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 41
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £205 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -21.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.52% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.94 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £28.28 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.89 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.83% -0.68%
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
987 910 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.78% 30.34% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 471 341
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £600 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 55 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 July 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
Cheshire +2 6 - - 2
Manchester -8 3 - - 4
Lancashire -10 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
3 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
4 15 (40.54%) Citrix
5 13 (35.14%) MS Exchange
5 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
6 12 (32.43%) Apple iOS
7 11 (29.73%) iPhone
7 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
8 10 (27.03%) Windows XP
8 10 (27.03%) iPad
9 9 (24.32%) MS Office
10 8 (21.62%) ITIL
11 7 (18.92%) DNS
11 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (18.92%) DHCP
11 7 (18.92%) XenDesktop
11 7 (18.92%) Smartphone
12 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
12 6 (16.22%) Service Management
12 6 (16.22%) Android
12 6 (16.22%) XenApp
12 6 (16.22%) Apple
12 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
12 6 (16.22%) Broadband
12 6 (16.22%) SQL
13 5 (13.51%) VBA
13 5 (13.51%) Oracle
13 5 (13.51%) HP

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (35.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.41%) Lync
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.92%) DNS
2 7 (18.92%) DHCP
3 6 (16.22%) Broadband
4 4 (10.81%) VPN
4 4 (10.81%) Firewall
4 4 (10.81%) IP Telephony
5 3 (8.11%) Wireless
6 2 (5.41%) LAN
6 2 (5.41%) VoIP
6 2 (5.41%) WAN
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) Extranet
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Advertising
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Support Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Desktop Support
4 7 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (16.22%) Service Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
8 3 (8.11%) Developer
9 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
10 1 (2.70%) Technical Support Engineer
10 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
10 1 (2.70%) Architect
10 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) JSON
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) iPhone
2 10 (27.03%) iPad
3 7 (18.92%) Smartphone
4 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.11%) Handset
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.70%) Clustering
6 1 (2.70%) Informatics
6 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Windows 7
3 12 (32.43%) Apple iOS
4 10 (27.03%) Windows XP
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (16.22%) Android
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 8
7 4 (10.81%) BlackBerry OS
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Vista
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Service Management
2 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.70%) Information Management
4 1 (2.70%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VBA
3 2 (5.41%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCDST
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (8.11%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) XenDesktop
3 6 (16.22%) XenApp
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.41%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.41%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Microsoft
2 15 (40.54%) Citrix
3 6 (16.22%) Apple
4 5 (13.51%) HP
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
5 4 (10.81%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) LANDesk
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) WatchGuard
7 2 (5.41%) IronPort
7 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) Reuters
8 1 (2.70%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) Veritas
8 1 (2.70%) Acronis
8 1 (2.70%) AppSense
8 1 (2.70%) Remedy