The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 16 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 Preston 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 12 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 13 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 12.15% 5.45% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 43.33% 27.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £165 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £200 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Miscellaneous Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
30 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 28.04% 20.00% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 19
Average daily rate £280 £275 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -34.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £218 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £312 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.80 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £19.80 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Blackberry
Lancashire

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Blackberry
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 14 (100.00%) MS Office
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Vista
2 13 (92.86%) SCCM
2 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
2 13 (92.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
2 13 (92.86%) CA
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (92.86%) AppSense
3 12 (85.71%) Windows XP
4 11 (78.57%) SLA
4 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 11 (78.57%) Lumension
4 11 (78.57%) Software Deployment
5 7 (50.00%) TQM
6 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Desktop Support
2 9 (64.29%) Support Engineer
3 8 (57.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 8 (57.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
6 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Security Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Vista
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Software Deployment
2 7 (50.00%) TQM
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
1 13 (92.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (92.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 14 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (92.86%) CA
2 13 (92.86%) AppSense
3 11 (78.57%) Lumension