The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 115 104 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 9 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.32% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 3.01% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate
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£128 £206 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £164 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £363 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £17.25 £15.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £16.13 £15.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £17.50 £18.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
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 Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
704 631 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.13% 25.06% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 288 247
Average daily rate £350 £368 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 37
Average hourly rate £12.21 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.93% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.51 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Edinburgh -6 6 £130 - 1
Glasgow -9 2 £93 -73.57%
Fife - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Blackberry
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Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) MS Office
3 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
4 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 6 (26.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
8 5 (21.74%) IBM Notes
8 5 (21.74%) Lotus
8 5 (21.74%) Migration
9 4 (17.39%) CA
9 4 (17.39%) SLA
9 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
9 4 (17.39%) iPhone
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
10 3 (13.04%) Lumension
10 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
10 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (13.04%) AppSense
10 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
10 3 (13.04%) SCCM
11 2 (8.70%) assyst
11 2 (8.70%) Finance
11 2 (8.70%) ITIL
11 2 (8.70%) A+ Certification
11 2 (8.70%) Thin Client

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (26.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (21.74%) IBM Notes
3 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (65.22%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
1 7 (30.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Designer
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) Ajax
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) CSS3
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) iPhone
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
2 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.70%) Android
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 5 (21.74%) Lotus
4 4 (17.39%) CA
5 3 (13.04%) AppSense
5 3 (13.04%) Lumension
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Altiris
6 1 (4.35%) Sencha
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) CommVault