The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 74 35 93
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +58
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 1 55 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 5.07% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 15.41% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 45 4
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£225 £425 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +80.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £345 £260
% change year-on-year
-47.82% +32.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
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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 Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
233 357 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.09% 32.90% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 211 105
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £11.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.18 £38.50 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) MCSD
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (16.67%) GIS
5 1 (16.67%) ESRI
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Data Security

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) RTCP
1 1 (16.67%) RTP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) WAP
1 1 (16.67%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) Data Security
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSD
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) ARCserve
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) ESRI