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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 213 166 141
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -25
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 541 661 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.26% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.77% 4.82% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 326 367
Average daily rate
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£240 £277 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 105 123
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.75 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%

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
14338 13715 14464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.14% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 8388 8401
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 612 795
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% -25.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -49 511 £260 -8.77% 120
London -65 241 £275 -8.33% 64
South East +49 117 £241 -31.14% 16
City of London -18 78 £261 -19.61% 29
East of England -2 47 £160 -11.11% 9
Hampshire +20 36 £310 +87.87% 2
West Midlands -9 28 £180 -45.45% 6
Yorkshire +19 27 £281 +100.89% 6
North West -35 24 £228 -17.27% 9
Buckinghamshire +11 21 £335 +86.11% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 19 £150 -11.76% 2
Cambridge +1 19 £150 - 2
East Midlands -2 18 £120 -26.15%
Milton Keynes +15 17 £345 +27.77% 1
Lancashire +1 16 £155 -
West Sussex +11 15 £268 +33.75% 2
Surrey +3 15 £160 +6.66% 1
South Yorkshire +9 14 £275 +96.42%
Essex -4 14 £265 - 4
Scotland -25 13 £110 -31.25% 6
Hertfordshire -7 12 £160 - 1
Colchester -2 11 - - 2
Edinburgh -10 11 £110 +3.28% 4
South West -44 11 £325 +150.00% 4
Oxfordshire +5 10 £225 - 3
Berkshire -23 10 £425 +6.25% 5
Sheffield +17 9 £275 +139.13%
Nottinghamshire +14 9 - -
Oxford +10 8 - - 1
West Yorkshire +8 8 £385 +175.00% 6

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 958 (82.23%) Windows
2 654 (56.14%) Active Directory
3 572 (49.10%) Microsoft
4 529 (45.41%) Windows 7
5 464 (39.83%) MS Office
6 395 (33.91%) MS Exchange
7 377 (32.36%) Citrix
8 341 (29.27%) Windows XP
9 320 (27.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 257 (22.06%) ITIL
11 233 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 225 (19.31%) Finance
13 202 (17.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 199 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 190 (16.31%) VMware
16 179 (15.36%) Windows Server 2003
17 167 (14.33%) Android
18 144 (12.36%) iPhone
19 142 (12.19%) VPN
20 140 (12.02%) Security Cleared
21 138 (11.85%) Cisco
22 137 (11.76%) Apple iOS
23 131 (11.24%) SCCM
24 130 (11.16%) SLA
25 128 (10.99%) DNS
26 121 (10.39%) SC Cleared
27 118 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
28 117 (10.04%) Symantec
29 112 (9.61%) Firewall
30 101 (8.67%) IBM Notes

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 395 (33.91%) MS Exchange
2 320 (27.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 202 (17.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 101 (8.67%) IBM Notes
5 87 (7.47%) SharePoint
6 84 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 80 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 55 (4.72%) Lync
9 47 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (1.46%) IIS
12 16 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
14 12 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
15 11 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
16 9 (0.77%) WorkSite
16 9 (0.77%) CMS
17 5 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.34%) Exchange Server 5.5
19 3 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 464 (39.83%) MS Office
2 233 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.34%) MS Project
6 3 (0.26%) InDesign
7 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.086%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.086%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.086%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.086%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Eikon
2 8 (0.69%) assyst
3 7 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.26%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.086%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.086%) Khalix
6 1 (0.086%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.086%) Magento
6 1 (0.086%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.09%) Office 365
2 3 (0.26%) SaaS
2 3 (0.26%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (12.19%) VPN
2 128 (10.99%) DNS
3 112 (9.61%) Firewall
4 98 (8.41%) DHCP
5 97 (8.33%) LAN
6 86 (7.38%) WAN
7 73 (6.27%) SAN
8 72 (6.18%) Internet
9 71 (6.09%) TCP/IP
10 54 (4.64%) VoIP
11 43 (3.69%) Wireless
12 33 (2.83%) IP Telephony
13 32 (2.75%) NAS
14 30 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
15 23 (1.97%) 3G
16 22 (1.89%) MPLS
17 21 (1.80%) DSL
17 21 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
18 20 (1.72%) BIG-IP
18 20 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.77%) MS Access
5 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.26%) DataStage
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.17%) MySQL
8 1 (0.086%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.086%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.086%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.086%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.086%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 13 (1.12%) Subversion
2 6 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.43%) JIRA
3 5 (0.43%) Calabash
4 4 (0.34%) eggPlant
4 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
4 4 (0.34%) Robotium
4 4 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.34%) MSI
5 3 (0.26%) Xcode
5 3 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.26%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.26%) JBehave
5 3 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.17%) Selenium
6 2 (0.17%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.17%) NUnit
7 1 (0.086%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.086%) JMeter
7 1 (0.086%) Ant
General
1 225 (19.31%) Finance
2 83 (7.12%) Banking
3 70 (6.01%) Law
4 58 (4.98%) Legal
5 47 (4.03%) Telecoms
6 29 (2.49%) Retail
7 21 (1.80%) Front Office
7 21 (1.80%) Back Office
8 19 (1.63%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.20%) Advertising
10 13 (1.12%) Games
10 13 (1.12%) Dutch Language
11 12 (1.03%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.86%) Marketing
12 10 (0.86%) French Language
13 6 (0.52%) German Language
13 6 (0.52%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.43%) Publishing
14 5 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 363 (31.16%) Analyst
2 204 (17.51%) Support Engineer
3 180 (15.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 176 (15.11%) Desktop Support
5 162 (13.91%) Service Analyst
5 162 (13.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 155 (13.30%) Support Analyst
7 97 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 75 (6.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 61 (5.24%) IT Support
10 55 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
11 54 (4.64%) Developer
11 54 (4.64%) Desktop Analyst
12 53 (4.55%) Consultant
12 53 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
13 52 (4.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 51 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
14 51 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 41 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 33 (2.83%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.15%) HTML
2 23 (1.97%) Web Services
3 20 (1.72%) XML
4 19 (1.63%) .NET
4 19 (1.63%) CSS
5 18 (1.55%) HTML5
6 12 (1.03%) CSS3
7 11 (0.94%) JSON
7 11 (0.94%) Ajax
8 10 (0.86%) jQuery
9 9 (0.77%) SOAP
10 8 (0.69%) Middleware
10 8 (0.69%) SyncML
10 8 (0.69%) Application Packaging
11 7 (0.60%) WAP
12 6 (0.52%) J2EE
12 6 (0.52%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.52%) J2ME
12 6 (0.52%) Software Packaging
12 6 (0.52%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 144 (12.36%) iPhone
2 86 (7.38%) iPad
3 59 (5.06%) Handset
4 55 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 38 (3.26%) Thin Client
5 38 (3.26%) Fat Client
6 36 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
7 30 (2.58%) PDA
8 28 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.40%) Clustering
9 22 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.63%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.03%) Open Source
14 10 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
15 9 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.69%) Replication
17 7 (0.60%) NHS
17 7 (0.60%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 958 (82.23%) Windows
2 529 (45.41%) Windows 7
3 341 (29.27%) Windows XP
4 199 (17.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (15.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 167 (14.33%) Android
7 137 (11.76%) Apple iOS
8 82 (7.04%) Windows Vista
9 57 (4.89%) Windows 8
9 57 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (3.35%) Linux
11 32 (2.75%) Windows Phone
12 29 (2.49%) Mac OS X
13 23 (1.97%) Windows Mobile
14 20 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
15 17 (1.46%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.20%) UNIX
17 12 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.94%) Windows 2000
19 8 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (22.06%) ITIL
2 84 (7.21%) Incident Management
3 83 (7.12%) Migration
4 78 (6.70%) Service Management
5 56 (4.81%) Document Management
6 46 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (3.95%) Problem Management
7 45 (3.86%) Project Management
8 42 (3.61%) Mobile Device Management
9 38 (3.26%) Software Deployment
10 35 (3.00%) Service Delivery
10 35 (3.00%) Asset Management
11 28 (2.40%) Android Development
12 27 (2.32%) ITSM
13 26 (2.23%) Change Control
14 25 (2.15%) Change Management
15 23 (1.97%) iOS Development
16 22 (1.89%) Business Continuity
17 20 (1.72%) E-Commerce
18 19 (1.63%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (5.41%) SQL
2 59 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 39 (3.35%) Java
4 26 (2.23%) C
5 18 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.20%) Objective-C
7 12 (1.03%) C#
8 9 (0.77%) C++
8 9 (0.77%) Perl
8 9 (0.77%) VB
9 7 (0.60%) VBA
9 7 (0.60%) VBScript
10 6 (0.52%) Python
11 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.086%) PHP
13 1 (0.086%) VC++
Qualifications
1 140 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 121 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 97 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (5.58%) MCP
5 62 (5.32%) MCSE
6 54 (4.64%) Degree
7 26 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.80%) MCITP
10 20 (1.72%) MCDST
10 20 (1.72%) A+ Certification
11 18 (1.55%) MCSA
12 15 (1.29%) CCNA
13 14 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (1.12%) MOS
15 12 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (0.60%) CCA
16 7 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.60%) DV Cleared
17 5 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (11.16%) SLA
2 8 (0.69%) ISO 9001
2 8 (0.69%) QA
3 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
System Software
1 654 (56.14%) Active Directory
2 118 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.52%) XenApp
4 48 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 44 (3.78%) Hyper-V
6 40 (3.43%) vSphere
7 35 (3.00%) Terminal Services
8 25 (2.15%) VMware ESX
9 24 (2.06%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.89%) Xen
11 21 (1.80%) XenServer
12 20 (1.72%) NLBS
12 20 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 15 (1.29%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (0.86%) MetaFrame
15 10 (0.86%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.69%) Terminal Server
17 6 (0.52%) UAG
18 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 131 (11.24%) SCCM
2 46 (3.95%) Backup Exec
3 35 (3.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 33 (2.83%) SCOM
5 32 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 28 (2.40%) WSUS
7 18 (1.55%) ARCserve
8 16 (1.37%) NetBackup
9 15 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
11 10 (0.86%) DameWare
11 10 (0.86%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.86%) SCDPM
11 10 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.69%) MIMEsweeper
14 7 (0.60%) Nagios
14 7 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.52%) Puppet
15 6 (0.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 572 (49.10%) Microsoft
2 377 (32.36%) Citrix
3 190 (16.31%) VMware
4 138 (11.85%) Cisco
5 117 (10.04%) Symantec
6 99 (8.50%) HP
6 99 (8.50%) Lotus
7 89 (7.64%) Apple
8 59 (5.06%) Remedy
9 57 (4.89%) Dell
10 52 (4.46%) Bloomberg
11 46 (3.95%) Reuters
12 44 (3.78%) CA
13 41 (3.52%) AppSense
14 40 (3.43%) McAfee
15 39 (3.35%) CheckPoint
16 37 (3.18%) MobileIron
17 33 (2.83%) Lumension
18 30 (2.58%) Altiris
19 29 (2.49%) Avaya
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £23000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bootle, Merseyside
Steria
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
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Rate: £140 - £150 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Berkshire
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East London
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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Colchester, Essex
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