The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 27 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.24% 1.21% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.89% 6.00% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £233 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.43% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £17.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.50 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
Miscellaneous Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
38 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.77% 20.16% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 36
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.09 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -39.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £10.06 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Blackberry
Oxfordshire

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Blackberry across the Oxford region.

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry across the Oxford region.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Blackberry
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) Nortel
6 1 (14.29%) OCA
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Remedy
6 1 (14.29%) MIIS
6 1 (14.29%) MS Project
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) SLA
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (14.29%) Replication
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) OCA
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) MIIS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Nortel
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy