The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 98 91 94
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 20 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.19% 3.79% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 7
Average daily rate £253 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.48% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £234 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £368 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £233 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.43% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +17.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
477 317 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.06% 17.30% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Blackberry
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -7 6 £250 -32.43% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £238 -
Staffordshire -4 1 £330 - 2
Coventry -7 1 £275 +83.33%
Solihull - 1 - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 10 (38.46%) ITIL
3 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 10 (38.46%) iPad
4 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
6 7 (26.92%) Android
6 7 (26.92%) IBM Notes
6 7 (26.92%) Lotus
7 6 (23.08%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (23.08%) SLA
7 6 (23.08%) MS Office
7 6 (23.08%) iPhone
7 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (23.08%) Migration
7 6 (23.08%) Office 365
8 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
8 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (19.23%) Service Management
8 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
8 5 (19.23%) HP
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 4 (15.38%) HTML
9 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) CSS
9 4 (15.38%) jQuery

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (34.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) IBM Notes
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) CMS
4 3 (11.54%) WordPress
5 1 (3.85%) WorkSite
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Magento
2 1 (3.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) RTCP
1 1 (3.85%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 2 (7.69%) Banking
1 2 (7.69%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Desktop Support
3 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (15.38%) Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
7 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 1 (3.85%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
1 4 (15.38%) CSS
1 4 (15.38%) jQuery
1 4 (15.38%) HTML5
1 4 (15.38%) CSS3
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) Ajax
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) XHTML
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) iPad
2 6 (23.08%) iPhone
3 2 (7.69%) PDA
3 2 (7.69%) Handset
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) WURFL
4 1 (3.85%) GIS
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 7 (26.92%) Android
5 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Phone
7 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.85%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (19.23%) Service Management
3 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
4 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
4 4 (15.38%) Content Management
5 3 (11.54%) Software Distribution
5 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) User Experience Design
7 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.85%) Document Management
7 1 (3.85%) SEO
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) PHP5
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (7.69%) DameWare
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Lotus
2 5 (19.23%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Adobe
4 3 (11.54%) Sony
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) ESRI
6 1 (3.85%) AccuRev
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
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