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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
RIM Blackberry
Rank 80 102 89
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 35 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.51% 0.33% 0.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.55% 1.35% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 12
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£130 £150 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -52.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £126 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £268 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £178 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.25 £9.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
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
631 517 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.17% 24.19% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 287 201
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £211 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 40 52
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.40 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Birmingham +12 17 £130 -13.33% 2
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Staffordshire +3 1 £313 -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 48 (78.69%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) MS Office
3 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
4 26 (42.62%) Windows XP
4 26 (42.62%) Windows 7
5 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
5 20 (32.79%) Citrix
6 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
7 16 (26.23%) SCCM
8 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
8 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
9 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (19.67%) VMware
10 11 (18.03%) XenApp
10 11 (18.03%) PDA
10 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (18.03%) DNS
10 11 (18.03%) Dell
10 11 (18.03%) ITIL
11 10 (16.39%) DHCP
11 10 (16.39%) SAN
11 10 (16.39%) VLAN
11 10 (16.39%) XenServer
11 10 (16.39%) XenDesktop
11 10 (16.39%) NAS
12 9 (14.75%) Back Office
12 9 (14.75%) Lotus
12 9 (14.75%) Symantec

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (14.75%) IBM Notes
4 7 (11.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.28%) Lync
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (59.02%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) DNS
2 10 (16.39%) DHCP
2 10 (16.39%) SAN
2 10 (16.39%) VLAN
2 10 (16.39%) NAS
3 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.92%) VoIP
5 2 (3.28%) Internet
5 2 (3.28%) Firewall
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) LAN
6 1 (1.64%) VPN
General
1 9 (14.75%) Back Office
2 7 (11.48%) Law
2 7 (11.48%) Legal
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Games
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Desktop Support
2 13 (21.31%) Support Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Support Engineer
3 12 (19.67%) Service Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (19.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Desktop Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (14.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (13.11%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) jQuery
2 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) PDA
2 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) iPad
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.64%) iPhone
5 1 (1.64%) Pocket PC
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 48 (78.69%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Windows XP
2 26 (42.62%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.28%) Android
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.64%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) ITIL
2 4 (6.56%) Service Management
2 4 (6.56%) Migration
3 3 (4.92%) Change Management
3 3 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.64%) OOP
5 1 (1.64%) OO
5 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.64%) Project 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
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) C#
3 1 (1.64%) VB
3 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (49.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.03%) XenApp
4 10 (16.39%) XenServer
4 10 (16.39%) XenDesktop
5 8 (13.11%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.64%) vSphere
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.64%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
1 20 (32.79%) Citrix
2 12 (19.67%) VMware
3 11 (18.03%) Dell
4 9 (14.75%) Lotus
4 9 (14.75%) Symantec
5 5 (8.20%) Remedy
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) Mercator
7 2 (3.28%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) Juniper
8 1 (1.64%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.64%) Nokia
8 1 (1.64%) McAfee
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