The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 South West 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 122 89 120
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +31
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 22 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 1.46% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.88% 6.81% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 12
Average daily rate £250 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £140 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £288 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £233 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.43% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £11.55 £10.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.50% -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 499 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.10% 21.45% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 257 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.20 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 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
Bristol -12 9 - -
Somerset -24 4 £198 -1.25% 1
Wiltshire -17 3 £413 +36.36%
Devon - 1 £325 - 1
Dorset - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
3 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
5 16 (45.71%) Windows XP
5 16 (45.71%) MS Office
6 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 13 (37.14%) Citrix
8 12 (34.29%) VMware
9 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (31.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
10 10 (28.57%) ITIL
11 9 (25.71%) VPN
12 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
12 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
12 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
13 7 (20.00%) Cisco
13 7 (20.00%) Nortel
13 7 (20.00%) Internet
13 7 (20.00%) Nortel Meridian
14 6 (17.14%) Android
14 6 (17.14%) iPhone
14 6 (17.14%) SCCM
14 6 (17.14%) Firewall
14 6 (17.14%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (17.14%) WAN
14 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
15 5 (14.29%) VoIP
15 5 (14.29%) Linux

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (31.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
4 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (45.71%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) VPN
2 7 (20.00%) Internet
2 7 (20.00%) Nortel Meridian
3 6 (17.14%) Firewall
3 6 (17.14%) WAN
4 5 (14.29%) VoIP
5 4 (11.43%) Network Security
5 4 (11.43%) IP Telephony
6 3 (8.57%) LAN
6 3 (8.57%) DHCP
7 2 (5.71%) DNS
8 1 (2.86%) FTP
8 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.86%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MSI
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Network Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Technician
5 3 (8.57%) Support Technician
5 3 (8.57%) Security Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support
6 2 (5.71%) Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.86%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) iPhone
2 5 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (11.43%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) PDA
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.86%) CMDB
4 1 (2.86%) RMADS
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (45.71%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.14%) Android
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Service Management
2 5 (14.29%) Network Management
3 3 (8.57%) CRM
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (5.71%) Change Control
4 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
4 2 (5.71%) ITSM
4 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Security Management
5 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (11.43%) CCNP
5 4 (11.43%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) MCP
6 1 (2.86%) MCSE
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.71%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.86%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.86%) XenServer
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) Citrix
3 12 (34.29%) VMware
4 7 (20.00%) Cisco
4 7 (20.00%) Nortel
5 4 (11.43%) Sourcefire
5 4 (11.43%) Altiris
5 4 (11.43%) Avaya
5 4 (11.43%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) Apple
5 4 (11.43%) McAfee
6 3 (8.57%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) Capita
7 2 (5.71%) Novell
8 1 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (2.86%) Adobe
8 1 (2.86%) Sophos
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy
8 1 (2.86%) CODA
8 1 (2.86%) Actuate
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