The first 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 23 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 Scotland 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 120 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 5 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.75% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 3.26% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate £100 £145 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -35.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
-29.52% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
524 552 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.59% 22.87% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 261 193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.42 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Blackberry
UK

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
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -2 2 - -
Edinburgh -29 2 £100 -17.52% 1
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Blackberry
UK

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) MS Office
4 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) Handset
6 3 (18.75%) SCCM
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (18.75%) Avaya
7 2 (12.50%) Apple
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) Nortel
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) LAN
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) MCSE
7 2 (12.50%) MCITP
7 2 (12.50%) PDA
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Broadband
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support
2 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Deskside Support
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Handset
2 2 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) MCITP
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Avaya
2 2 (12.50%) Apple
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Nortel
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix