The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 203 163 163
Rank change year-on-year
-40 0
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 606 687 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.32% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.41% 4.22% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 359 323
Average daily rate
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£210 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £155 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 106 136
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.33 £24.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.63 £15.90
% change year-on-year
-0.75% +4.55%

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
17795 16274 17176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.66% 31.30% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10961 10094 9993
Average daily rate £410 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 730 633 875
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.69 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -29.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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
England -33 576 £213 -28.91% 127
London -50 291 £215 -24.56% 82
South East +6 112 £251 -40.94% 19
City of London +4 93 £275 -15.38% 38
East of England -3 58 £156 -34.89% 11
Hampshire +14 39 £285 +46.15% 4
West Midlands -8 33 £155 -46.55% 1
North West -23 32 £180 -37.39% 6
Yorkshire +10 28 £275 +57.14% 2
Cambridge +15 22 £150 -38.46% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 22 £150 -11.76% 4
Essex -12 20 £120 -67.65% 2
Colchester 0 18 £120 -60.00% 2
Berkshire -27 17 £400 -5.88% 6
Birmingham -7 16 £144 -48.66% 1
South West -31 16 £325 +35.59% 8
South Yorkshire +14 15 £275 +74.60%
Scotland -6 15 £110 -43.22% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £345 +91.66% 3
East Midlands +7 13 £103 -50.60%
Hertfordshire -18 13 £160 -3.03% 2
Edinburgh +16 12 £113 - 1
Kent - 12 £145 - 1
West Sussex +16 11 £325 +62.50%
Surrey -6 11 £145 -50.42% 3
Manchester -7 11 £325 +18.18% 3
Sheffield +9 9 £275 +96.42%
West Yorkshire -8 9 £295 +9.25% 1
Docklands, London +24 8 £135 -
Milton Keynes +6 7 £348 +28.70% 3

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 953 (81.94%) Windows
2 668 (57.44%) Active Directory
3 573 (49.27%) Microsoft
4 517 (44.45%) Windows 7
5 498 (42.82%) MS Office
6 397 (34.14%) MS Exchange
7 386 (33.19%) Citrix
8 317 (27.26%) Windows XP
9 314 (27.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 250 (21.50%) MS Excel
11 247 (21.24%) ITIL
12 235 (20.21%) Finance
13 206 (17.71%) Exchange Server 2010
14 205 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 200 (17.20%) VMware
16 186 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
17 184 (15.82%) Android
18 151 (12.98%) Apple iOS
19 142 (12.21%) Cisco
20 137 (11.78%) SLA
21 135 (11.61%) VPN
22 130 (11.18%) Security Cleared
23 128 (11.01%) iPhone
24 127 (10.92%) DNS
24 127 (10.92%) Symantec
25 123 (10.58%) SCCM
26 121 (10.40%) Firewall
27 118 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
28 106 (9.11%) LAN
29 105 (9.03%) SC Cleared

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 397 (34.14%) MS Exchange
2 314 (27.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 206 (17.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 103 (8.86%) IBM Notes
5 101 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 91 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 86 (7.39%) SharePoint
8 65 (5.59%) Lync
9 55 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (1.98%) IIS
11 20 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (1.55%) WorkSite
14 15 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
16 10 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
17 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
18 4 (0.34%) CMS
18 4 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.34%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 498 (42.82%) MS Office
2 250 (21.50%) MS Excel
3 23 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.34%) MS Project
5 4 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.26%) InDesign
6 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 11 (0.95%) assyst
2 8 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.52%) Eikon
4 4 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.086%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.086%) Maximo
5 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.086%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.086%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.086%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.53%) Office 365
2 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.52%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.26%) SaaS
5 1 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (11.61%) VPN
2 127 (10.92%) DNS
3 121 (10.40%) Firewall
4 106 (9.11%) LAN
5 102 (8.77%) WAN
6 99 (8.51%) DHCP
7 88 (7.57%) TCP/IP
7 88 (7.57%) SAN
8 67 (5.76%) Internet
9 64 (5.50%) VoIP
10 43 (3.70%) Wireless
11 36 (3.10%) NAS
12 32 (2.75%) Cisco IOS
13 28 (2.41%) 3G
13 28 (2.41%) MPLS
14 27 (2.32%) DSL
15 26 (2.24%) IP Telephony
16 25 (2.15%) BIG-IP
17 22 (1.89%) Broadband
17 22 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (0.60%) MS Access
5 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (0.26%) DataStage
7 2 (0.17%) DB2
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.086%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.086%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.086%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.086%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (0.86%) Subversion
2 7 (0.60%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.52%) MSI
3 6 (0.52%) Calabash
3 6 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.43%) JIRA
4 5 (0.43%) Robotium
5 4 (0.34%) Xcode
5 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.34%) eggPlant
6 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.26%) JBehave
6 3 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.17%) NUnit
8 1 (0.086%) Selenium
8 1 (0.086%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.086%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.086%) Appium
8 1 (0.086%) LoadUI
General
1 235 (20.21%) Finance
2 93 (8.00%) Banking
3 75 (6.45%) Law
4 57 (4.90%) Legal
5 51 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 31 (2.67%) Retail
7 30 (2.58%) Back Office
8 23 (1.98%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 17 (1.46%) Front Office
11 13 (1.12%) Games
11 13 (1.12%) Advertising
12 12 (1.03%) French Language
13 8 (0.69%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.69%) Marketing
14 7 (0.60%) German Language
15 6 (0.52%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.43%) Publishing
17 4 (0.34%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 375 (32.24%) Analyst
2 201 (17.28%) Support Engineer
3 175 (15.05%) Service Analyst
4 173 (14.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 171 (14.70%) Desktop Support
6 167 (14.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 148 (12.73%) Support Analyst
8 83 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 72 (6.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 62 (5.33%) IT Support
11 58 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 55 (4.73%) Developer
13 51 (4.39%) Help Desk Analyst
13 51 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
14 50 (4.30%) Desktop Analyst
14 50 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
15 48 (4.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 44 (3.78%) Consultant
17 43 (3.70%) Administrator
18 38 (3.27%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.15%) Web Services
2 22 (1.89%) HTML
3 19 (1.63%) XML
4 16 (1.38%) .NET
4 16 (1.38%) CSS
4 16 (1.38%) HTML5
5 14 (1.20%) JSON
6 12 (1.03%) Ajax
7 11 (0.95%) Middleware
8 10 (0.86%) CSS3
8 10 (0.86%) jQuery
9 9 (0.77%) Android SDK
10 8 (0.69%) SOAP
11 6 (0.52%) RESTful
12 5 (0.43%) Application Packaging
12 5 (0.43%) iOS SDK
12 5 (0.43%) J2ME
12 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.34%) X-Windows
13 4 (0.34%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 128 (11.01%) iPhone
2 93 (8.00%) iPad
3 78 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (4.47%) Mobile App
5 49 (4.21%) Handset
6 40 (3.44%) PDA
7 39 (3.35%) Thin Client
7 39 (3.35%) Fat Client
8 37 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
9 33 (2.84%) Clustering
10 29 (2.49%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.72%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.38%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 13 (1.12%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.95%) User Experience
15 10 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
15 10 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.86%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 953 (81.94%) Windows
2 517 (44.45%) Windows 7
3 317 (27.26%) Windows XP
4 205 (17.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 186 (15.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 184 (15.82%) Android
7 151 (12.98%) Apple iOS
8 72 (6.19%) Windows Vista
9 66 (5.67%) Windows 8
10 53 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (3.44%) Windows Phone
12 34 (2.92%) Mac OS X
13 31 (2.67%) Linux
14 26 (2.24%) Windows Mobile
15 25 (2.15%) Mac OS
16 21 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
17 14 (1.20%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 9 (0.77%) UNIX
20 6 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (21.24%) ITIL
2 101 (8.68%) Incident Management
3 88 (7.57%) Migration
4 76 (6.53%) Service Management
5 61 (5.25%) Document Management
6 51 (4.39%) Problem Management
7 46 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (3.53%) Asset Management
9 40 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (3.27%) Software Deployment
11 35 (3.01%) Service Delivery
12 31 (2.67%) Mobile Device Management
12 31 (2.67%) Project Management
12 31 (2.67%) ITSM
13 30 (2.58%) Change Management
14 27 (2.32%) Android Development
15 26 (2.24%) Performance Management
16 24 (2.06%) Business Continuity
17 22 (1.89%) E-Commerce
17 22 (1.89%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (4.82%) SQL
2 52 (4.47%) Java
3 47 (4.04%) PowerShell
4 34 (2.92%) C
5 17 (1.46%) Objective-C
5 17 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.03%) C#
7 10 (0.86%) C++
8 9 (0.77%) Perl
8 9 (0.77%) VBScript
9 6 (0.52%) Python
10 4 (0.34%) VB
10 4 (0.34%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.26%) VBA
11 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.086%) VC++
Qualifications
1 130 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 105 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 102 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (5.76%) MCSE
5 66 (5.67%) MCP
6 45 (3.87%) Degree
7 28 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.98%) MCSA
9 21 (1.81%) MOS
9 21 (1.81%) A+ Certification
9 21 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.46%) CCNA
11 16 (1.38%) MCITP
12 14 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (1.12%) DV Cleared
13 13 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (1.12%) MCDST
14 7 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.52%) CCA
15 6 (0.52%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (11.78%) SLA
2 9 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.43%) QA
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.086%) COBIT
5 1 (0.086%) PAS 55
5 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 668 (57.44%) Active Directory
2 118 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (5.93%) XenApp
4 46 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 41 (3.53%) vSphere
6 34 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 32 (2.75%) Terminal Services
8 31 (2.67%) Xen
9 25 (2.15%) NLBS
9 25 (2.15%) XenDesktop
9 25 (2.15%) VMware ESX
10 21 (1.81%) XenServer
11 20 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (1.03%) ISA Server
12 12 (1.03%) Terminal Server
13 10 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.86%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.77%) MetaFrame
15 8 (0.69%) UAG
16 6 (0.52%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 123 (10.58%) SCCM
2 45 (3.87%) Backup Exec
3 39 (3.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 36 (3.10%) WSUS
5 35 (3.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 21 (1.81%) SCOM
7 19 (1.63%) NetBackup
8 18 (1.55%) ARCserve
9 15 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
11 11 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 9 (0.77%) DameWare
13 8 (0.69%) MIMEsweeper
14 6 (0.52%) Nagios
14 6 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 6 (0.52%) Cobbler
14 6 (0.52%) Opsview
14 6 (0.52%) Puppet
15 5 (0.43%) HP SIM
15 5 (0.43%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 573 (49.27%) Microsoft
2 386 (33.19%) Citrix
3 200 (17.20%) VMware
4 142 (12.21%) Cisco
5 127 (10.92%) Symantec
6 102 (8.77%) Lotus
7 93 (8.00%) HP
8 70 (6.02%) Apple
9 65 (5.59%) Remedy
10 59 (5.07%) Dell
11 47 (4.04%) CheckPoint
12 38 (3.27%) CA
12 38 (3.27%) McAfee
13 37 (3.18%) Bloomberg
14 35 (3.01%) Reuters
15 34 (2.92%) AppSense
16 30 (2.58%) Altiris
16 30 (2.58%) MobileIron
17 29 (2.49%) Avaya
18 26 (2.24%) Lumension
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