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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 85 103 79
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 23 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.08% 0.28% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.09% 1.17% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 10
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£136 £370 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.17% +23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £162 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £370 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £155 £260
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -40.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -52.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
563 512 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.43% 24.20% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 295 205
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £209 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 37 60
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 12 £123 +11.36%
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 3
Staffordshire - - - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 45 (73.77%) Windows
2 37 (60.66%) MS Office
3 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
4 29 (47.54%) Windows XP
5 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
6 20 (32.79%) Citrix
7 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
8 12 (19.67%) MS Exchange
8 12 (19.67%) SCCM
9 11 (18.03%) Legal
9 11 (18.03%) ITIL
10 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
10 9 (14.75%) Java
10 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
10 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (13.11%) VMware
11 8 (13.11%) IBM Notes
11 8 (13.11%) Back Office
11 8 (13.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (13.11%) Symantec
11 8 (13.11%) Lotus
12 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.48%) SAN
12 7 (11.48%) DNS
12 7 (11.48%) Law
12 7 (11.48%) Banking
12 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (11.48%) PDA

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (13.11%) IBM Notes
2 8 (13.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.56%) WorkSite
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Lync
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (60.66%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.48%) SAN
2 7 (11.48%) DNS
3 6 (9.84%) VLAN
3 6 (9.84%) NAS
3 6 (9.84%) DHCP
4 5 (8.20%) WAN
4 5 (8.20%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) VoIP
6 1 (1.64%) VPN
6 1 (1.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.64%) Internet
General
1 11 (18.03%) Legal
2 8 (13.11%) Back Office
3 7 (11.48%) Law
3 7 (11.48%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Analyst
2 18 (29.51%) Service Analyst
2 18 (29.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (24.59%) Support Analyst
4 11 (18.03%) Desktop Support
5 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (14.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (14.75%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (13.11%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (8.20%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (6.56%) Consultant
11 4 (6.56%) Exchange Consultant
12 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 3 (4.92%) Server Engineer
13 2 (3.28%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.64%) jQuery
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) PDA
2 4 (6.56%) CMDB
2 4 (6.56%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.28%) iPad
4 2 (3.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.64%) Pocket PC
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (73.77%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows XP
3 28 (45.90%) Windows 7
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.28%) Android
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) ITIL
2 6 (9.84%) Migration
3 3 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.28%) Service Management
4 2 (3.28%) Change Management
4 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.64%) Android Development
5 1 (1.64%) iOS Development
5 1 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.64%) OOP
5 1 (1.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) C#
3 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) VMware Server
3 6 (9.84%) XenApp
3 6 (9.84%) XenServer
3 6 (9.84%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Citrix
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 8 (13.11%) Symantec
3 8 (13.11%) Lotus
4 6 (9.84%) Dell
5 5 (8.20%) Remedy
6 4 (6.56%) Progress
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco
7 3 (4.92%) Mercator
8 1 (1.64%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) BT
8 1 (1.64%) McAfee
8 1 (1.64%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.64%) Nokia