The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RIM Blackberry
Rank 390 301 193
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -108
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 276 394 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.73% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.55% 2.29% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 214 278
Median daily rate £178 £263 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.38% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £190 £185
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 80 113
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.73 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17751 17219 16727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.73% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11493 10520 10308
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 702 734
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -14.63%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Blackberry as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Blackberry Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Blackberry
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -88 258 £180 -34.54% 49
London -93 109 £175 -36.36% 25
South East -7 42 £175 -41.66% 4
East of England +19 38 £325 +16.07% 6
Essex +19 32 £375 -9.09% 6
Colchester -6 29 £400 -3.03% 3
South West +5 21 £338 +206.81% 6
Yorkshire +3 18 £140 -49.09% 3
Surrey +3 14 £150 -11.76% 1
City of London -15 14 £256 -10.48% 4
West Yorkshire -2 13 £550 +323.07% 2
Leeds +1 12 £550 +323.07% 2
East Midlands +9 11 £137 -55.16%
Berkshire +2 10 £148 -66.28% 1
Scotland -19 10 £295 +156.52%
North West -28 10 £110 -55.10% 2
Manchester -8 8 £110 - 1
East Sussex +8 7 - -
Bristol -3 7 £338 +237.50% 2
Bournemouth - 7 £368 -
Dorset - 7 £368 -
West Midlands -17 6 £160 +39.13% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £174 -
Weybridge -2 5 £175 -
South Yorkshire -7 5 £124 -55.00%
Hampshire -8 5 £415 +17.31%
Lincolnshire +4 4 - -
Spalding +1 4 - -
Edinburgh -15 4 £116 +1.08%
Erskine - 4 £300 -

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Blackberry.

1 458 (79.51%) Windows
2 367 (63.72%) Active Directory
3 296 (51.39%) Windows 7
4 272 (47.22%) MS Office
5 259 (44.97%) Microsoft
6 214 (37.15%) Citrix
7 209 (36.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 205 (35.59%) Finance
9 193 (33.51%) ITIL
10 163 (28.30%) MS Exchange
11 142 (24.65%) Windows XP
12 140 (24.31%) MS Excel
13 108 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 104 (18.06%) Law
15 96 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
16 92 (15.97%) Android
17 88 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 88 (15.28%) Windows Server
18 87 (15.10%) Apple iOS
19 86 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
20 79 (13.72%) Document Management
21 77 (13.37%) Incident Management
22 73 (12.67%) TCP/IP
23 72 (12.50%) Legal
24 70 (12.15%) SCCM
25 65 (11.28%) VMware
26 64 (11.11%) LAN
26 64 (11.11%) SLA
27 62 (10.76%) MCP
28 61 (10.59%) WAN

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 209 (36.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 163 (28.30%) MS Exchange
3 96 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (10.59%) Skype for Business
5 51 (8.85%) IBM Notes
6 45 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 45 (7.81%) SharePoint
7 39 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (2.78%) IBM Domino
10 12 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.87%) Confluence
11 5 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.69%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.52%) CMS
13 3 (0.52%) IIS
13 3 (0.52%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.35%) Apache
15 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 272 (47.22%) MS Office
2 140 (24.31%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.87%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.04%) Eikon
3 5 (0.87%) assyst
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.90%) Office 365
2 17 (2.95%) Mimecast
3 3 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.52%) OneDrive
3 3 (0.52%) SaaS
4 2 (0.35%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.35%) Yammer
5 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 73 (12.67%) TCP/IP
2 64 (11.11%) LAN
3 61 (10.59%) WAN
4 58 (10.07%) VPN
5 50 (8.68%) Internet
6 43 (7.47%) DNS
7 41 (7.12%) Wireless
8 35 (6.08%) Firewall
9 25 (4.34%) SAN
9 25 (4.34%) VoIP
10 23 (3.99%) DHCP
10 23 (3.99%) Skype
11 12 (2.08%) Extranet
12 9 (1.56%) IP Telephony
13 8 (1.39%) Intranet
13 8 (1.39%) WebEx
14 7 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.04%) IPsec
15 6 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.52%) RavenDB
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.69%) JIRA
3 3 (0.52%) Artifactory
3 3 (0.52%) NuGet
3 3 (0.52%) NUnit
3 3 (0.52%) Subversion
3 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.52%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.52%) Xcode
4 2 (0.35%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.35%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.35%) Selenium
4 2 (0.35%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.17%) QUnit
General
1 205 (35.59%) Finance
2 104 (18.06%) Law
3 72 (12.50%) Legal
4 57 (9.90%) Banking
5 17 (2.95%) Billing
6 15 (2.60%) Retail
7 14 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.08%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.74%) Back Office
10 8 (1.39%) Front Office
10 8 (1.39%) Local Government
11 7 (1.22%) German Language
11 7 (1.22%) Spanish Language
12 6 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.69%) French Language
14 4 (0.69%) International Banking
14 4 (0.69%) Military
15 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 269 (46.70%) Analyst
2 156 (27.08%) Service Analyst
3 145 (25.17%) Service Desk Analyst
4 120 (20.83%) Support Analyst
5 112 (19.44%) Desktop Support
6 81 (14.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 76 (13.19%) Support Engineer
8 69 (11.98%) IT Analyst
9 65 (11.28%) IT Support
10 55 (9.55%) Desktop Analyst
11 53 (9.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 47 (8.16%) Help Desk Analyst
13 42 (7.29%) Service Desk Support
14 40 (6.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 39 (6.77%) IT Support Analyst
16 36 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
17 34 (5.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
18 32 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
18 32 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 31 (5.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.43%) .NET
1 14 (2.43%) Web Services
2 12 (2.08%) CSS
2 12 (2.08%) HTML
3 8 (1.39%) jQuery
4 7 (1.22%) Ajax
4 7 (1.22%) JSON
5 6 (1.04%) NHibernate
5 6 (1.04%) WCF
6 5 (0.87%) Backbone.js
6 5 (0.87%) Dojo
6 5 (0.87%) Ember.js
6 5 (0.87%) Java EE
7 4 (0.69%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.69%) CSS3
7 4 (0.69%) HTML5
8 3 (0.52%) Entity Framework
8 3 (0.52%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (0.52%) REST
8 3 (0.52%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.72%) iPhone
2 47 (8.16%) iPad
3 43 (7.47%) Smartphone
4 40 (6.94%) Data Centre
5 23 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
7 19 (3.30%) Clustering
8 18 (3.13%) Mobile App
9 16 (2.78%) Mathematics
10 14 (2.43%) AS400
11 13 (2.26%) BYOD
11 13 (2.26%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.91%) Driving Licence
12 11 (1.91%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.91%) Thin Client
13 8 (1.39%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.39%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.39%) Handset
13 8 (1.39%) PDA
14 6 (1.04%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 458 (79.51%) Windows
2 296 (51.39%) Windows 7
3 142 (24.65%) Windows XP
4 92 (15.97%) Android
5 88 (15.28%) Windows Server
5 88 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (15.10%) Apple iOS
7 86 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (8.68%) Windows 8
9 40 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (6.60%) Windows 10
11 34 (5.90%) Linux
12 25 (4.34%) Windows 2000 Server
13 22 (3.82%) Mac OS X
14 18 (3.13%) Windows Phone
15 13 (2.26%) Windows 2000
16 10 (1.74%) Mac OS
17 9 (1.56%) Unix
17 9 (1.56%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.87%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (33.51%) ITIL
2 79 (13.72%) Document Management
3 77 (13.37%) Incident Management
4 48 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 47 (8.16%) Service Management
6 42 (7.29%) Service Delivery
7 34 (5.90%) ITIL V3
8 28 (4.86%) ITSM
9 27 (4.69%) Migration
10 22 (3.82%) Mentoring
11 19 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (3.13%) Coaching
12 18 (3.13%) Project Management
13 16 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (2.43%) Change Management
14 14 (2.43%) CRM
14 14 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
14 14 (2.43%) Workflow
15 13 (2.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 20 (3.47%) C
2 20 (3.47%) Java
3 18 (3.13%) SQL
4 17 (2.95%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.60%) C#
6 10 (1.74%) VBScript
7 6 (1.04%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.04%) Ruby
8 2 (0.35%) Apple Swift
8 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.35%) Perl
8 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.35%) VB
8 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (10.76%) MCP
3 52 (9.03%) MCSE
4 47 (8.16%) MCDST
5 39 (6.77%) Security Cleared
6 31 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
7 25 (4.34%) SC Cleared
8 20 (3.47%) Degree
9 16 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (2.08%) MOS
11 11 (1.91%) MCSA
12 8 (1.39%) CCNP
12 8 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.39%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.04%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.04%) MCITP
13 6 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.87%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (11.11%) SLA
2 7 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.17%) COBIT
3 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 367 (63.72%) Active Directory
2 52 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.56%) XenApp
4 18 (3.13%) vSphere
5 15 (2.60%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.04%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.87%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.87%) Xen
10 4 (0.69%) Postfix
10 4 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.52%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.17%) Firmware
13 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 70 (12.15%) SCCM
2 27 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 25 (4.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (2.26%) Backup Exec
5 12 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 11 (1.91%) AirWatch
6 11 (1.91%) HP SIM
6 11 (1.91%) SCOM
7 9 (1.56%) WSUS
8 4 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.35%) DameWare
10 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.35%) MOM
10 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.35%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.17%) MIMEsweeper
11 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 259 (44.97%) Microsoft
2 214 (37.15%) Citrix
3 65 (11.28%) VMware
4 53 (9.20%) HP
5 51 (8.85%) Lotus
5 51 (8.85%) Symantec
6 49 (8.51%) Cisco
7 38 (6.60%) Apple
8 34 (5.90%) Bloomberg
9 30 (5.21%) Reuters
10 27 (4.69%) Remedy
11 21 (3.65%) IBM
12 20 (3.47%) Dell
12 20 (3.47%) iManage
13 18 (3.13%) LANDesk
14 16 (2.78%) Avaya
15 14 (2.43%) Juniper
15 14 (2.43%) MobileIron
16 13 (2.26%) Intel Security
17 11 (1.91%) Oracle
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