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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
RIM Blackberry
Rank 101 98 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 17 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.54% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.47% 2.06% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
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£115 £275 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £217 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £349 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £180 £235
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.30 £17.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.81%
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
688 582 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.35% 26.22% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 291 193
Average daily rate £350 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 45 70
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -5 7 £225 -14.28% 2
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
2 34 (72.34%) Windows
3 32 (68.09%) MS Office
4 23 (48.94%) Windows 7
5 21 (44.68%) Windows XP
6 16 (34.04%) Citrix
7 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
8 12 (25.53%) ITIL
8 12 (25.53%) Legal
9 10 (21.28%) LAN
9 10 (21.28%) WAN
10 8 (17.02%) SCCM
11 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (14.89%) Law
12 6 (12.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
12 6 (12.77%) PDA
13 5 (10.64%) CMDB
13 5 (10.64%) WorkSite
13 5 (10.64%) iPhone
13 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (10.64%) XenApp
13 5 (10.64%) Progress
13 5 (10.64%) DHCP
13 5 (10.64%) DNS
13 5 (10.64%) SAN
13 5 (10.64%) Remedy
13 5 (10.64%) Migration
13 5 (10.64%) VMware

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
1 6 (12.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (10.64%) WorkSite
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (68.09%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) WAN
1 10 (21.28%) LAN
2 5 (10.64%) DNS
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
2 5 (10.64%) DHCP
3 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.51%) VLAN
3 4 (8.51%) NAS
4 3 (6.38%) VoIP
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) 3G
6 1 (2.13%) Broadband
General
1 12 (25.53%) Legal
2 7 (14.89%) Law
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
4 1 (2.13%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) Polish Language
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Analyst
2 23 (48.94%) Service Analyst
2 23 (48.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Support Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (17.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (17.02%) Desktop Support
6 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) VMware Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) IT Support
10 2 (4.26%) Server Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) HTML
1 1 (2.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (12.77%) PDA
3 5 (10.64%) CMDB
3 5 (10.64%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) iPad
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.13%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Windows 7
3 21 (44.68%) Windows XP
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.38%) Android
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.13%) Android Development
3 1 (2.13%) iOS Development
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile Development
3 1 (2.13%) OOP
3 1 (2.13%) OO
3 1 (2.13%) Service Management
3 1 (2.13%) Change Management
3 1 (2.13%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) MCP
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) XenApp
3 4 (8.51%) XenServer
3 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Citrix
2 15 (31.91%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) Progress
3 5 (10.64%) Remedy
3 5 (10.64%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) Dell
5 3 (6.38%) Symantec
5 3 (6.38%) Lotus
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) BT
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) NetIQ
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