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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 107 92 85
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 18 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.03% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.74% 4.17% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 10
Average daily rate
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£115 £250 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% -20.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £125 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £348 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £185 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -38.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.83
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.39%
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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
658 575 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.81% 24.60% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 264 176
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £168 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 46 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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
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 22 May 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 3 £100 -20.00% 1
Worcestershire +1 2 £115 -67.37%
Staffordshire -9 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Solihull +3 1 - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (90.24%) Active Directory
2 28 (68.29%) Windows
3 27 (65.85%) MS Office
4 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
5 16 (39.02%) Citrix
5 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
6 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
7 13 (31.71%) LAN
7 13 (31.71%) WAN
8 11 (26.83%) Legal
9 10 (24.39%) ITIL
10 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (21.95%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
12 7 (17.07%) Progress
12 7 (17.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (17.07%) CMDB
12 7 (17.07%) WorkSite
12 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (14.63%) SCCM
13 6 (14.63%) XenServer
13 6 (14.63%) PDA
13 6 (14.63%) VLAN
14 5 (12.20%) VMware
14 5 (12.20%) SAN
14 5 (12.20%) DNS
14 5 (12.20%) DHCP
14 5 (12.20%) XenApp
15 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
15 4 (9.76%) NAS

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (17.07%) WorkSite
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (65.85%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) LAN
1 13 (31.71%) WAN
2 6 (14.63%) VLAN
3 5 (12.20%) SAN
3 5 (12.20%) DNS
3 5 (12.20%) DHCP
4 4 (9.76%) NAS
5 3 (7.32%) Firewall
6 2 (4.88%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) Broadband
7 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) VPN
7 1 (2.44%) 3G
General
1 11 (26.83%) Legal
2 4 (9.76%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) French Language
3 1 (2.44%) German Language
3 1 (2.44%) Polish Language
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (63.41%) Analyst
2 23 (56.10%) Service Analyst
2 23 (56.10%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (19.51%) Support Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Desktop Support
5 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (12.20%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (7.32%) VMware Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) IT Support
9 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (17.07%) CMDB
3 6 (14.63%) PDA
4 4 (9.76%) iPhone
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (68.29%) Windows
2 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
3 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
4 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.88%) Android
6 2 (4.88%) Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) Migration
3 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.44%) ITSM
3 1 (2.44%) Service Management
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (90.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) XenServer
3 5 (12.20%) XenApp
4 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) Citrix
3 7 (17.07%) Progress
4 5 (12.20%) VMware
5 4 (9.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.88%) Remedy
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee
7 1 (2.44%) BT