The 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 24 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 134 123 88
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -35
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 6 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.65% 1.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 2.41% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £415 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £185 £263
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £11.55 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +9.67%
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
733 870 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.33% 26.96% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 510 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 46
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.14 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Wiltshire +11 2 £278 -32.72% 2
Gloucestershire -14 2 £300 -6.25% 1
Devon 0 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 £100 -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) Citrix
3 13 (40.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (34.38%) Firewall
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (28.13%) Apple iOS
6 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
7 8 (25.00%) CCNA
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (25.00%) VPN
7 8 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (25.00%) WAN
7 8 (25.00%) VoIP
7 8 (25.00%) MCSE
7 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
8 7 (21.88%) IP Telephony
8 7 (21.88%) LAN
8 7 (21.88%) DHCP
8 7 (21.88%) MS Office

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 16 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (40.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
5 3 (9.38%) IIS
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (3.13%) Lync
7 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 8 (25.00%) VPN
2 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (25.00%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) VoIP
3 7 (21.88%) IP Telephony
3 7 (21.88%) LAN
3 7 (21.88%) DHCP
3 7 (21.88%) MPLS
4 6 (18.75%) Internet
4 6 (18.75%) WLAN
5 5 (15.63%) Wireless
5 5 (15.63%) VLAN
5 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Support Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 4 (12.50%) CSS
2 4 (12.50%) HTML5
2 4 (12.50%) CSS3
2 4 (12.50%) jQuery
3 3 (9.38%) Backbone.js
3 3 (9.38%) Ember.js
3 3 (9.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5 Canvas
3 3 (9.38%) Dojo
3 3 (9.38%) SVG
4 2 (6.25%) XMPP
5 1 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) WAP
5 1 (3.13%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 3 (9.38%) User Experience
3 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 3 (9.38%) Handset
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Streaming Video
4 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (28.13%) Apple iOS
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.63%) Android
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Phone
7 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 3 (9.38%) Windows Phone 7
8 3 (9.38%) Linux
9 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (3.13%) bada
10 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
10 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Service Delivery
2 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
2 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (9.38%) Analytics
2 3 (9.38%) MVC
2 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.38%) SEO
2 3 (9.38%) Web Analytics
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) Mobile Development
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 2 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.13%) SIEM
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (3.13%) Graceful Degradation
4 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (25.00%) CCNA
3 8 (25.00%) MCSE
4 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.25%) CCNP
5 2 (6.25%) MCP
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.13%) MCDST
6 1 (3.13%) HND
6 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.25%) ISA Server
4 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.13%) Xen
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
1 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.25%) ARCserve
2 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) Citrix
3 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco
4 7 (21.88%) McAfee
4 7 (21.88%) Avaya
4 7 (21.88%) Juniper
5 5 (15.63%) Polycom
5 5 (15.63%) SonicWALL
5 5 (15.63%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Acronis
7 1 (3.13%) Wyse
7 1 (3.13%) OpenText
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Symbian
7 1 (3.13%) Adobe