The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

RIM Blackberry
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 142 126
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16  
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 21 17 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 0.50% 1.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.86% 1.40% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 36
Median daily rate £128 £213 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -9.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £177 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £335 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -41.81% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Median hourly rate £21.75 £15.00 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -17.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Blackberry is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1128 1217 1865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.72% 35.95% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 970 1423
Median daily rate £525 £500 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £35.60 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

Blackberry
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Blackberry as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Blackberry in the City of London

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blackberry in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blackberry in the City of London

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blackberry in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blackberry in the City of London

Blackberry
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blackberry in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Blackberry.

1 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 31 (65.96%) MS Office
3 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
4 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
5 18 (38.30%) Finance
6 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
7 12 (25.53%) Citrix
7 12 (25.53%) Android
8 11 (23.40%) iPad
8 11 (23.40%) Apple
9 9 (19.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (19.15%) ITIL
10 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
10 8 (17.02%) iPhone
11 7 (14.89%) Coaching
11 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (14.89%) Banking
11 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
13 5 (10.64%) Law
13 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
13 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (10.64%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (10.64%) MOS
14 4 (8.51%) Front End Development
14 4 (8.51%) HTML5
14 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (8.51%) jQuery
14 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
14 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared

Blackberry
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (19.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (65.96%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
2 3 (6.38%) Wireless
3 2 (4.26%) 3G
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
3 2 (4.26%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.26%) SSL
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) VoIP
4 1 (2.13%) Broadband
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco IPT
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Law
4 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Desktop Support
2 13 (27.66%) Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
4 10 (21.28%) Help Desk Support
4 10 (21.28%) Service Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (17.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (17.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (17.02%) Service Desk Support
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Support Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (10.64%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 5 (10.64%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Ajax
1 4 (8.51%) Backbone.js
1 4 (8.51%) CSS
1 4 (8.51%) CSS3
1 4 (8.51%) Dojo
1 4 (8.51%) Ember.js
1 4 (8.51%) HTML
1 4 (8.51%) HTML5
1 4 (8.51%) jQuery
1 4 (8.51%) JSON
2 1 (2.13%) HTML5 Canvas
2 1 (2.13%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) iPad
2 8 (17.02%) iPhone
3 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.38%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.26%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.26%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) BYOD
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.13%) PDA
6 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.53%) Android
4 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.64%) Apple iOS
6 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
6 4 (8.51%) webOS
6 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Phone
6 4 (8.51%) Windows Phone 7
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.26%) Unix
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Coaching
3 5 (10.64%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) Front End Development
4 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.51%) MVC
4 4 (8.51%) Web Development
5 2 (4.26%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) ITSM
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
5 2 (4.26%) Time Management
6 1 (2.13%) Email Management
6 1 (2.13%) Graceful Degradation
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.13%) Project Management
6 1 (2.13%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.13%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) MOS
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.26%) DameWare
3 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) Citrix
3 11 (23.40%) Apple
4 4 (8.51%) Bloomberg
4 4 (8.51%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Reuters
5 3 (6.38%) VMware
6 2 (4.26%) Altiris
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
6 2 (4.26%) Toshiba
7 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec
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