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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 408 307
Rank change year-on-year -46 -101  
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 141 254 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.45% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 1.39% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 110 187
Median daily rate £150 £195 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -15.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £111 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £416 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -50.00% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 49 71
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £19.47 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% +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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15506 18222 17715
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 32.60% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10146 11991 10810
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 556 670
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +22.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

Blackberry
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Blackberry in the UK

Blackberry
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 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
England -71 124 £150 -23.07% 21
London +11 80 £155 -13.88% 11
City of London +8 20 £128 -40.69% 2
South East -15 15 £113 -43.50% 5
North West +16 11 £225 -18.18% 3
Scotland +32 6 £120 -46.96%
Manchester +1 6 £225 +104.54% 2
South West +4 5 £183 -49.59%
Hampshire -2 5 £133 -67.12%
West Midlands +24 4 £400 - 1
Bristol +5 4 £183 -45.86%
East Midlands -8 4 £125 +12.61% 1
Derby -14 4 £125 +13.63%
Derbyshire -16 4 £125 +13.63%
Oxford - 4 £100 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £100 -
Channel Islands - 4 - -
Jersey - 4 - -
Edinburgh +11 3 £110 -53.43%
Glasgow +4 3 £125 -
Cheshire +31 2 £120 -59.14%
Yorkshire +17 2 - -
West Sussex +14 2 - -
Coventry +10 2 £400 -
East of England -33 2 £160 -50.76%
Hertfordshire - 2 £160 -
Merseyside - 2 £300 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £150 -
Tyne and Wear +20 1 £290 +6.22%
West Yorkshire +17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 231 (75.74%) Windows
2 185 (60.66%) Microsoft
3 155 (50.82%) Active Directory
4 150 (49.18%) Microsoft Office
5 142 (46.56%) Windows 7
6 100 (32.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 92 (30.16%) Citrix
8 83 (27.21%) MS Exchange
9 82 (26.89%) Android
10 79 (25.90%) ITIL
11 69 (22.62%) Finance
12 58 (19.02%) Cisco
13 57 (18.69%) Windows XP
14 55 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
15 53 (17.38%) iPhone
16 50 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
17 47 (15.41%) Office 365
18 46 (15.08%) Apple iOS
19 44 (14.43%) Windows 10
20 42 (13.77%) Skype for Business
20 42 (13.77%) iPad
20 42 (13.77%) Apple
20 42 (13.77%) Windows Server
21 39 (12.79%) Windows 8
22 36 (11.80%) VMware
22 36 (11.80%) Lotus
22 36 (11.80%) IBM Notes
23 34 (11.15%) Security Cleared
24 32 (10.49%) SharePoint
24 32 (10.49%) SLA

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
1 100 (32.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 83 (27.21%) MS Exchange
3 50 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 42 (13.77%) Skype for Business
5 36 (11.80%) IBM Notes
6 32 (10.49%) SharePoint
7 24 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 23 (7.54%) Office Communications Server
9 22 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (6.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (1.31%) IIS
14 3 (0.98%) CMS
15 1 (0.33%) Confluence
15 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 150 (49.18%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.61%) Eikon
2 6 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) assyst
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.41%) Office 365
2 18 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.61%) Mimecast
4 5 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) G Suite
5 1 (0.33%) GitHub
5 1 (0.33%) iTunes
5 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.33%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) SaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 28 (9.18%) VPN
3 23 (7.54%) Wireless
4 18 (5.90%) DNS
4 18 (5.90%) VoIP
5 17 (5.57%) DHCP
6 13 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (4.26%) Internet
6 13 (4.26%) Skype
7 12 (3.93%) LAN
8 10 (3.28%) Firewall
9 7 (2.30%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.64%) Intranet
10 5 (1.64%) SSL
10 5 (1.64%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.31%) Extranet
11 4 (1.31%) SAN
11 4 (1.31%) WAN
11 4 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) Big Data
4 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Bitbucket
1 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.66%) Subversion
1 2 (0.66%) WinDbg
1 2 (0.66%) Xcode
2 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 69 (22.62%) Finance
2 31 (10.16%) Banking
3 26 (8.52%) Legal
4 25 (8.20%) Law
5 14 (4.59%) Retail
6 12 (3.93%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.62%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.64%) Multimedia
10 4 (1.31%) Back Office
10 4 (1.31%) Games
10 4 (1.31%) Local Government
11 3 (0.98%) Advertising
11 3 (0.98%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 110 (36.07%) Analyst
2 59 (19.34%) Service Analyst
2 59 (19.34%) Support Engineer
3 58 (19.02%) Desktop Support
4 57 (18.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 55 (18.03%) Support Analyst
6 40 (13.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (12.13%) Service Desk Support
8 35 (11.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 29 (9.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 23 (7.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 22 (7.21%) IT Analyst
12 20 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 20 (6.56%) Help Desk Support
12 20 (6.56%) IT Support
13 19 (6.23%) 1st Line Support
14 18 (5.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 17 (5.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 16 (5.25%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
17 14 (4.59%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.30%) HTML
1 7 (2.30%) HTML5
2 4 (1.31%) Backbone.js
2 4 (1.31%) CSS
2 4 (1.31%) CSS3
2 4 (1.31%) Dojo
2 4 (1.31%) Ember.js
2 4 (1.31%) jQuery
2 4 (1.31%) WAP
3 3 (0.98%) Ajax
3 3 (0.98%) AngularJS
3 3 (0.98%) JSON
3 3 (0.98%) Marmalade SDK
3 3 (0.98%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (0.66%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (0.66%) Core Animation
4 2 (0.66%) Core Data
4 2 (0.66%) React
4 2 (0.66%) RESTful
4 2 (0.66%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.38%) iPhone
2 42 (13.77%) iPad
3 22 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.59%) BYOD
5 10 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.95%) Clustering
6 9 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.30%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.30%) Handset
7 7 (2.30%) PDA
7 7 (2.30%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.64%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.64%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.64%) Replication
9 4 (1.31%) NHS
9 4 (1.31%) User Experience
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile Games
10 3 (0.98%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 231 (75.74%) Windows
2 142 (46.56%) Windows 7
3 82 (26.89%) Android
4 57 (18.69%) Windows XP
5 46 (15.08%) Apple iOS
6 44 (14.43%) Windows 10
7 42 (13.77%) Windows Server
8 39 (12.79%) Windows 8
9 28 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (7.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (6.56%) Mac OS X
13 17 (5.57%) Mac OS
14 15 (4.92%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.31%) Linux
15 4 (1.31%) webOS
15 4 (1.31%) Windows Phone 7
16 3 (0.98%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (25.90%) ITIL
2 28 (9.18%) Service Management
3 25 (8.20%) Mobile Device Management
4 23 (7.54%) Migration
5 22 (7.21%) Incident Management
5 22 (7.21%) Problem Management
6 14 (4.59%) Change Management
7 13 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (4.26%) Time Management
8 12 (3.93%) Coaching
9 11 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (3.61%) Information Security
9 11 (3.61%) ITIL V3
10 10 (3.28%) ITSM
11 8 (2.62%) Visualisation
12 7 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (2.30%) Email Management
13 6 (1.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (1.97%) Document Management
13 6 (1.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.87%) PowerShell
2 9 (2.95%) SQL
3 6 (1.97%) VBScript
4 4 (1.31%) Apple Swift
4 4 (1.31%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.98%) C++
5 3 (0.98%) Java
6 2 (0.66%) C#
6 2 (0.66%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (11.15%) Security Cleared
3 28 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 22 (7.21%) MCP
5 21 (6.89%) MCSE
6 14 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (4.26%) MCDST
8 8 (2.62%) Degree
9 6 (1.97%) MCSA
10 5 (1.64%) CCNA
10 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.64%) MOS
10 5 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.31%) MCSD
11 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 3 (0.98%) ACDT
12 3 (0.98%) ACHDS
12 3 (0.98%) ACTC
12 3 (0.98%) MCITP
12 3 (0.98%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 155 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 14 (4.59%) XenDesktop
6 13 (4.26%) XenApp
7 11 (3.61%) vSphere
8 8 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.31%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.98%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.98%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.33%) Docker
11 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (8.20%) SCCM
2 13 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (2.62%) AirWatch
3 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.30%) MIMEsweeper
4 7 (2.30%) NetBackup
4 7 (2.30%) SCOM
5 4 (1.31%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.98%) DameWare
6 3 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.98%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.33%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 185 (60.66%) Microsoft
2 92 (30.16%) Citrix
3 58 (19.02%) Cisco
4 42 (13.77%) Apple
5 36 (11.80%) Lotus
5 36 (11.80%) VMware
6 31 (10.16%) HP
7 23 (7.54%) Bloomberg
7 23 (7.54%) Symantec
8 19 (6.23%) Reuters
9 15 (4.92%) Dell
10 14 (4.59%) Remedy
11 13 (4.26%) LANDesk
12 12 (3.93%) MobileIron
12 12 (3.93%) ServiceNow
13 8 (2.62%) NetApp
13 8 (2.62%) Trend Micro
14 7 (2.30%) Clearswift
14 7 (2.30%) Google
14 7 (2.30%) Intel Security
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