Period
to 18 October 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blackberry over the 6 months to 18 October 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
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 494 435 330
Rank change year-on-year -59 -105 -102
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 398 554 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.52% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.19% 1.56% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 280 412
UK median daily rate £166 £216 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.47% -13.50% +16.28%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £131
90th Percentile £423 £488 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £235 £240
% change year-on-year -28.78% -2.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 102 182
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +2.68% -2.61%
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.78 £11.50
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.35 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.43
% change year-on-year -9.09% +6.93% -6.48%

Blackberry is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33378 35433 36676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.59% 33.26% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22022 23249 23185
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1195 1439
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.96 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +16.67% -2.33%

Blackberry
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Blackberry as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Blackberry in the UK

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blackberry in the UK

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blackberry over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blackberry in the UK

Blackberry
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blackberry in the UK

Blackberry
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blackberry over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Blackberry in the UK

Blackberry
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -52 386 £166 -24.77% 30
London -33 230 £165 -17.38% 18
UK excluding London -66 168 £168 -28.78% 13
North of England +71 69 £140 -50.00% 3
South East -7 36 £223 +11.25% 3
North West +47 35 £128 -8.93% 3
Yorkshire +21 33 £425 +44.68%
Midlands +10 28 £125 -47.92% 1
West Midlands +25 22 £113 -53.13% 1
East of England -32 16 £240 +38.04% 4
Scotland +9 9 £110 -61.06%
South West -23 7 £168 -35.58% 1
East Midlands -6 6 £125 +19.05%
Wales +1 2 £450 -
North East +62 1 £290 +12.58%
Northern Ireland -53 1 £370 +361.06% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 with a requirement for Blackberry.

1 319 (80.15%) Windows
2 228 (57.29%) Microsoft
3 213 (53.52%) Windows 7
4 204 (51.26%) Active Directory
5 182 (45.73%) Microsoft Office
6 153 (38.44%) Citrix
7 124 (31.16%) ITIL
8 121 (30.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 102 (25.63%) Android
10 88 (22.11%) Finance
11 77 (19.35%) Cisco
12 76 (19.10%) MS Exchange
12 76 (19.10%) iPhone
13 73 (18.34%) SCCM
14 64 (16.08%) VPN
15 63 (15.83%) Office 365
15 63 (15.83%) Windows 10
16 61 (15.33%) Apple iOS
17 60 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
18 58 (14.57%) Apple
19 55 (13.82%) Banking
20 54 (13.57%) VMware
21 52 (13.07%) Lotus
21 52 (13.07%) iPad
22 50 (12.56%) IBM Notes
23 49 (12.31%) Security Cleared
24 45 (11.31%) Windows Server
25 44 (11.06%) TCP/IP
25 44 (11.06%) Windows XP
25 44 (11.06%) SC Cleared

Blackberry
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 121 (30.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 76 (19.10%) MS Exchange
3 50 (12.56%) IBM Notes
4 35 (8.79%) Skype for Business
5 31 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (7.04%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.51%) IIS
10 9 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.26%) GroupWise
12 5 (1.26%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.75%) CMS
14 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.25%) Quickr
15 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 182 (45.73%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 15 (3.77%) Eikon
2 4 (1.01%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 63 (15.83%) Office 365
2 15 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.01%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) G Suite
5 1 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.08%) VPN
2 44 (11.06%) TCP/IP
3 39 (9.80%) LAN
4 35 (8.79%) DNS
4 35 (8.79%) Internet
4 35 (8.79%) Remote Desktop
5 33 (8.29%) Cisco IOS
6 31 (7.79%) Wireless
7 26 (6.53%) DHCP
8 21 (5.28%) Skype
9 19 (4.77%) VoIP
10 16 (4.02%) Ethernet
11 14 (3.52%) WAN
12 11 (2.76%) Unified Communications
13 10 (2.51%) SAN
14 9 (2.26%) Firewall
15 7 (1.76%) Broadband
16 6 (1.51%) 3G
16 6 (1.51%) ADSL
16 6 (1.51%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.50%) GIS
2 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) Bitbucket
1 4 (1.01%) Eclipse
1 4 (1.01%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.01%) Subversion
1 4 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (1.01%) Xcode
2 1 (0.25%) Serena SBM
General
1 88 (22.11%) Finance
2 55 (13.82%) Banking
3 24 (6.03%) Law
4 19 (4.77%) Legal
5 13 (3.27%) Retail
6 12 (3.02%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.51%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.76%) Advertising
9 6 (1.51%) Front Office
10 5 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.75%) Back Office
12 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.50%) Electronics
13 2 (0.50%) Local Government
13 2 (0.50%) Marketing
14 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (28.39%) Analyst
2 109 (27.39%) Desktop Support
3 93 (23.37%) Support Engineer
4 82 (20.60%) 2nd Line Support
5 56 (14.07%) Service Analyst
6 53 (13.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 47 (11.81%) Desktop Engineer
8 43 (10.80%) Support Analyst
9 36 (9.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 32 (8.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 32 (8.04%) Service Desk Support
11 30 (7.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (7.04%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 24 (6.03%) Deskside Support
14 23 (5.78%) IT Support
15 21 (5.28%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 19 (4.77%) Windows Engineer
17 18 (4.52%) Help Desk Support
17 18 (4.52%) Technical Support
18 17 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.26%) HTML
2 6 (1.51%) Apache Cordova
2 6 (1.51%) HTML5
3 5 (1.26%) Cocoa
3 5 (1.26%) Cocoa Touch
3 5 (1.26%) MEAP
3 5 (1.26%) Web Services
4 4 (1.01%) Core Animation
4 4 (1.01%) Core Data
4 4 (1.01%) PhoneGap
4 4 (1.01%) RESTful
5 3 (0.75%) .NET
6 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.50%) Java EE
7 1 (0.25%) CSS3
7 1 (0.25%) OAuth
7 1 (0.25%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.25%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 76 (19.10%) iPhone
2 52 (13.07%) iPad
3 36 (9.05%) BYOD
4 27 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.53%) Video Conferencing
6 21 (5.28%) Data Centre
6 21 (5.28%) Management Information System
7 17 (4.27%) Client/Server
8 16 (4.02%) Fat Client
8 16 (4.02%) Smartphone
8 16 (4.02%) Thin Client
9 13 (3.27%) NHS
10 9 (2.26%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.26%) User Experience
11 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
11 8 (2.01%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.01%) PDA
12 4 (1.01%) Animation
12 4 (1.01%) Clustering
12 4 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 319 (80.15%) Windows
2 213 (53.52%) Windows 7
3 102 (25.63%) Android
4 63 (15.83%) Windows 10
5 61 (15.33%) Apple iOS
6 45 (11.31%) Windows Server
7 44 (11.06%) Windows XP
8 39 (9.80%) Mac OS
9 35 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (6.78%) Windows 8
12 15 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (2.76%) Windows Phone
14 10 (2.51%) Windows Vista
15 8 (2.01%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.76%) Unix
17 6 (1.51%) Linux
17 6 (1.51%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (31.16%) ITIL
2 37 (9.30%) Service Management
3 33 (8.29%) Change Management
4 32 (8.04%) Mobile Device Management
5 26 (6.53%) Incident Management
6 24 (6.03%) Coaching
6 24 (6.03%) Service Delivery
7 23 (5.78%) Time Management
8 19 (4.77%) Asset Management
9 18 (4.52%) ITSM
10 16 (4.02%) Validation
11 15 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (3.02%) Knowledge Management
12 12 (3.02%) Line Management
13 11 (2.76%) Software Deployment
14 8 (2.01%) Break/Fix
14 8 (2.01%) Migration
14 8 (2.01%) Problem Management
15 7 (1.76%) Identity Management
15 7 (1.76%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.28%) Java
1 21 (5.28%) PowerShell
2 15 (3.77%) SQL
3 9 (2.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.01%) VBScript
5 5 (1.26%) Objective-C
6 4 (1.01%) Apple Swift
6 4 (1.01%) PHP
7 3 (0.75%) VB
8 2 (0.50%) C
8 2 (0.50%) C#
8 2 (0.50%) C++
8 2 (0.50%) COBOL
8 2 (0.50%) Perl
8 2 (0.50%) Python
8 2 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (15.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 44 (11.06%) SC Cleared
4 38 (9.55%) MCSE
5 33 (8.29%) MCP
6 26 (6.53%) Degree
6 26 (6.53%) MCSA
7 21 (5.28%) MCDST
8 17 (4.27%) MCSM
9 16 (4.02%) ACHDS
9 16 (4.02%) Network+ Certification
10 15 (3.77%) ACDT
10 15 (3.77%) ACTC
11 11 (2.76%) A+ Certification
12 9 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (1.01%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.29%) SLA
2 5 (1.26%) PMO
3 2 (0.50%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 204 (51.26%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (8.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (5.28%) Virtual Servers
5 18 (4.52%) XenApp
6 16 (4.02%) Hyper-V
7 15 (3.77%) Terminal Services
7 15 (3.77%) VMware Workstation
8 12 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (2.26%) vSphere
9 9 (2.26%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.26%) XenServer
13 3 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 73 (18.34%) SCCM
2 14 (3.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (3.02%) SafeCom
3 12 (3.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (2.76%) AirWatch
4 11 (2.76%) WSUS
5 10 (2.51%) DameWare
5 10 (2.51%) SCOM
6 9 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.26%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.75%) AppDNA
10 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.25%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 228 (57.29%) Microsoft
2 153 (38.44%) Citrix
3 77 (19.35%) Cisco
4 58 (14.57%) Apple
5 54 (13.57%) VMware
6 52 (13.07%) Lotus
7 40 (10.05%) Bloomberg
7 40 (10.05%) HP
8 34 (8.54%) Symantec
9 30 (7.54%) Reuters
10 19 (4.77%) Oracle
10 19 (4.77%) Remedy
11 18 (4.52%) McAfee
12 17 (4.27%) IBM
12 17 (4.27%) MobileIron
12 17 (4.27%) NetApp
12 17 (4.27%) ServiceNow
13 13 (3.27%) Altiris
14 12 (3.02%) FactSet
14 12 (3.02%) Wyse