The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RIM Blackberry
England / North West
Rank 120 131 130
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 10 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.21% 2.27% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 6
Median daily rate £120 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.36% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -41.81% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.92 £21.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.70% -2.58%  
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 North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 828 1233 1037
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.85% 32.25% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 735 555
Median daily rate £375 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 56 60
Median hourly rate £17.25 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.46% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.56 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Blackberry
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Blackberry in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Blackberry in the North West

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blackberry in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blackberry in the North West

Blackberry
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blackberry in the North West

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 4 £170 +54.54% 2
Cheshire +26 3 £120 -61.60%
Merseyside +2 2 £300 -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for Blackberry.

1 18 (90.00%) Windows
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Problem Management
4 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (40.00%) Change Management
5 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 6 (30.00%) AirWatch
6 6 (30.00%) Android
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Phone
7 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (25.00%) Citrix
7 5 (25.00%) Apple
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (20.00%) iPhone
8 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.00%) Document Management

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Extranet
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (10.00%) SMTP
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Law
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Floorwalker
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.00%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Mobility Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) iPhone
3 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Handset
4 1 (5.00%) iPad
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (30.00%) Android
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Phone
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Problem Management
2 8 (40.00%) Change Management
2 8 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.00%) Document Management
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
8 1 (5.00%) Change Control
8 1 (5.00%) DevOps
8 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (5.00%) Open Source
8 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
8 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) MCDST
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) AirWatch
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (10.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Apple
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) IronPort
3 2 (10.00%) Sophos
3 2 (10.00%) Trend Micro
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
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