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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
RIM Blackberry
Rank 98 85 99
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +14
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 23 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 1.09% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.29% 3.91% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 3
Average daily rate £250 £190 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -48.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £225 £155
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +45.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.55 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
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
700 614 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.58% 27.77% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 340 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 67 46
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 12 £175 +42.85%
Warwickshire +8 6 £490 +157.89%
Coventry - 4 £150 -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (63.27%) Windows
2 29 (59.18%) MS Office
3 26 (53.06%) Citrix
4 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
5 23 (46.94%) Windows 7
6 22 (44.90%) Finance
7 21 (42.86%) Windows XP
8 19 (38.78%) MS Exchange
8 19 (38.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
9 17 (34.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (34.69%) Law
10 16 (32.65%) Legal
10 16 (32.65%) iManage
11 12 (24.49%) Apple iOS
11 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
12 11 (22.45%) ITIL
13 10 (20.41%) IBM Notes
13 10 (20.41%) Lotus
13 10 (20.41%) Firewall
13 10 (20.41%) Office 365
14 9 (18.37%) MobileIron
15 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
15 8 (16.33%) IBM Domino
16 7 (14.29%) IBM
16 7 (14.29%) Skype for Business
16 7 (14.29%) Migration
16 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (14.29%) Skype

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (38.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 19 (38.78%) MS Exchange
2 17 (34.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (20.41%) IBM Notes
4 8 (16.33%) IBM Domino
5 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (14.29%) Skype for Business
6 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (59.18%) MS Office
2 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) Skype
3 6 (12.24%) WAN
3 6 (12.24%) Wireless
4 5 (10.20%) LAN
4 5 (10.20%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) DNS
5 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.16%) VoIP
6 3 (6.12%) Internet
6 3 (6.12%) Junos
7 2 (4.08%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 17 (34.69%) Law
3 16 (32.65%) Legal
4 5 (10.20%) German Language
5 3 (6.12%) Billing
6 2 (4.08%) Banking
6 2 (4.08%) Front Office
6 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (4.08%) Retail
7 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Service Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Legal Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Desktop Support
5 6 (12.24%) Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Messaging Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.16%) Exchange Specialist
8 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.12%) Deskside Support
8 3 (6.12%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) IT Support
8 3 (6.12%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.12%) SecurID
4 3 (6.12%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.08%) iPad
5 2 (4.08%) iPhone
5 2 (4.08%) User Experience
6 1 (2.04%) BYOD
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Windows
2 23 (46.94%) Windows 7
3 21 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 12 (24.49%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.16%) Android
6 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.08%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.29%) Migration
4 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.20%) Time Management
5 4 (8.16%) Change Management
5 4 (8.16%) Coaching
5 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.16%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.12%) Workflow
7 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.08%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.08%) Mobile Development
7 2 (4.08%) Security Patching
7 2 (4.08%) Ticket Management
8 1 (2.04%) ITSM
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCSE
3 4 (8.16%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) MCDST
4 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) Citrix
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.65%) iManage
4 10 (20.41%) Lotus
5 9 (18.37%) MobileIron
6 7 (14.29%) IBM
7 5 (10.20%) Apple
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco
9 2 (4.08%) Acronis
9 2 (4.08%) Juniper
9 2 (4.08%) Mitel
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle
9 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.04%) Adobe
10 1 (2.04%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) Symantec
10 1 (2.04%) VMware
10 1 (2.04%) Xamarin