The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 98 92 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 15 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 1.12% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.27% 4.16% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 17
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£350 £190 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -42.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £159 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £228 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £210 £250
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.75 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.12 £19.85 £17.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +3.12%
Blackberry
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
661 697 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.80% 26.96% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 341 289
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 36
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

Blackberry
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Blackberry Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Blackberry
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Blackberry Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Blackberry
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Blackberry across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Blackberry Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Blackberry
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Blackberry Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
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Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 10 £350 +112.12%
West Bromwich +9 2 - -
Worcestershire -6 1 - -
Shropshire -6 1 - -
Staffordshire -13 1 - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (75.76%) Active Directory
2 22 (66.67%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) MS Office
3 15 (45.45%) Citrix
4 14 (42.42%) Windows XP
5 12 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 7 (21.21%) WorkSite
7 7 (21.21%) WAN
7 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
7 7 (21.21%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) Firewall
7 7 (21.21%) Legal
8 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
9 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (15.15%) Finance
9 5 (15.15%) Law
10 4 (12.12%) MobileIron
10 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (9.09%) Android
11 3 (9.09%) LANDesk
11 3 (9.09%) XenServer
11 3 (9.09%) VLAN
12 2 (6.06%) PDA
12 2 (6.06%) VMware
12 2 (6.06%) Service Management

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (21.21%) WorkSite
2 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.06%) Apache
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) WAN
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) 3G
3 1 (3.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) MS Access
General
1 7 (21.21%) Legal
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Service Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (21.21%) Desktop Support
4 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (12.12%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Messaging Specialist
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) PDA
2 2 (6.06%) CMDB
2 2 (6.06%) iPhone
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows XP
3 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (9.09%) Android
8 2 (6.06%) Linux
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Phone
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Service Management
3 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (3.03%) Change Control
3 1 (3.03%) Line Management
3 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) XenServer
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Citrix
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) MobileIron
4 3 (9.09%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Remedy
5 2 (6.06%) Progress
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Dell
6 1 (3.03%) McAfee