Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 567 521 441
Rank change year-on-year -46 -80 -102
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 345 356 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.37% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.98% 1.09% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 169 259
UK median daily rate £190 £165 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -26.67% -13.46%
10th Percentile £119 £106 £110
90th Percentile £486 £455 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £140 £240
% change year-on-year +85.71% -41.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 58 117
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £14.88 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.37% -9.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.27 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £22.06 £20.93 £20.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.22 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% -13.85% +10.00%

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 35,131 32,717 37,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.09% 34.18% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,761 21,330 24,372
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,065 1,040 1,248
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year +1.91% -4.27% +13.89%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Blackberry in the UK

Blackberry
Top 15 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 17 August 2018. 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 -63 310 £188 +13.64% 24
London -37 196 £184 +5.14% 17
UK excluding London -19 148 £260 +85.71% 8
North of England -53 34 £178 -21.11% 1
South East -9 31 £381 +174.77% 3
Scotland -18 31 £260 +136.36% 1
North West -22 25 £170 +13.33% 1
Midlands -6 22 £128 +2.00%
South West 0 16 £190 +2.70%
East of England -7 11 £378 +135.94% 3
West Midlands -23 11 £450 +300.00%
East Midlands -1 10 £128 +2.00%
Yorkshire -38 7 £300 -29.41%
Northern Ireland - 3 £143 -
North East -10 2 £294 +1.29%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Blackberry also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Blackberry.

1 250 (72.46%) Windows
2 201 (58.26%) Active Directory
3 156 (45.22%) Windows 7
4 148 (42.90%) Microsoft
5 108 (31.30%) Microsoft Office
6 102 (29.57%) Finance
7 100 (28.99%) Citrix
8 95 (27.54%) ITIL
8 95 (27.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 81 (23.48%) MS Exchange
10 70 (20.29%) Office 365
10 70 (20.29%) Android
11 68 (19.71%) iPhone
12 67 (19.42%) DNS
13 62 (17.97%) Apple
14 59 (17.10%) Windows 10
15 53 (15.36%) VMware
16 51 (14.78%) Windows Server
17 49 (14.20%) VPN
18 48 (13.91%) Cisco
19 47 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
20 44 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
21 43 (12.46%) Service Management
22 42 (12.17%) Law
23 40 (11.59%) DHCP
23 40 (11.59%) LAN
24 39 (11.30%) Skype for Business
25 38 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
26 37 (10.72%) iPad
27 36 (10.43%) SCCM

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 95 (27.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 81 (23.48%) MS Exchange
3 44 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (11.30%) Skype for Business
5 23 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.90%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.16%) CMS
8 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 108 (31.30%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (7.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) InVision
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Carpe Diem
1 8 (2.32%) Elite 3E
2 6 (1.74%) Eikon
3 3 (0.87%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.29%) assyst
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 70 (20.29%) Office 365
2 18 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.74%) iTunes
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (19.42%) DNS
2 49 (14.20%) VPN
3 40 (11.59%) DHCP
3 40 (11.59%) LAN
4 34 (9.86%) WAN
5 32 (9.28%) Skype
6 20 (5.80%) TCP/IP
7 18 (5.22%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (4.06%) Internet
9 10 (2.90%) Broadband
9 10 (2.90%) VoIP
10 9 (2.61%) ADSL
10 9 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (2.61%) Wireless
11 8 (2.32%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (1.74%) Firewall
12 6 (1.74%) NAS
12 6 (1.74%) WebEx
13 5 (1.45%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.87%) GIS
2 1 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 102 (29.57%) Finance
2 42 (12.17%) Law
3 32 (9.28%) Banking
4 30 (8.70%) Legal
5 22 (6.38%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.06%) Spanish Language
7 10 (2.90%) Front Office
8 6 (1.74%) Corporate Banking
8 6 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.16%) French Language
10 3 (0.87%) Back Office
10 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.87%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.58%) Advertising
11 2 (0.58%) German Language
11 2 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.58%) Retail
12 1 (0.29%) International Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (27.25%) Analyst
2 61 (17.68%) Desktop Support
3 50 (14.49%) Support Engineer
4 49 (14.20%) Service Analyst
5 48 (13.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 48 (13.91%) Support Analyst
6 34 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (9.28%) IT Support
8 24 (6.96%) Desktop Engineer
8 24 (6.96%) Service Desk Support
9 23 (6.67%) IT Analyst
10 22 (6.38%) Messaging Engineer
11 20 (5.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 19 (5.51%) Service Desk Support Analyst
13 17 (4.93%) Architect
14 16 (4.64%) IT Support Analyst
15 15 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 15 (4.35%) IT Engineer
16 14 (4.06%) Android Developer
16 14 (4.06%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.06%) J2ME
2 11 (3.19%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.29%) COM
3 1 (0.29%) Middleware
3 1 (0.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.71%) iPhone
2 37 (10.72%) iPad
3 22 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.38%) Smartphone
4 19 (5.51%) Mobile App
5 16 (4.64%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (3.77%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.61%) Taxonomies
9 7 (2.03%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (1.74%) NHS
11 5 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.45%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.16%) BYOD
12 4 (1.16%) Clustering
13 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.87%) EMC Centera
13 3 (0.87%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.87%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 250 (72.46%) Windows
2 156 (45.22%) Windows 7
3 70 (20.29%) Android
4 59 (17.10%) Windows 10
5 51 (14.78%) Windows Server
6 38 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (8.99%) Windows XP
8 27 (7.83%) Apple iOS
9 24 (6.96%) Windows 8
10 21 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (4.64%) Mac OS X
12 14 (4.06%) Linux
13 9 (2.61%) Mac OS
14 7 (2.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.74%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.16%) SUSE
17 3 (0.87%) Unix
17 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.54%) ITIL
2 47 (13.62%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (12.46%) Service Management
4 29 (8.41%) Migration
5 24 (6.96%) Time Management
6 23 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.80%) Change Management
8 19 (5.51%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.64%) BCP
10 15 (4.35%) Coaching
10 15 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (4.06%) Android Development
11 14 (4.06%) API Design
11 14 (4.06%) Asset Management
11 14 (4.06%) Mobile Application Development
11 14 (4.06%) Mobile Device Management
11 14 (4.06%) OO
12 13 (3.77%) Memory Management
12 13 (3.77%) Multithreading
13 12 (3.48%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.93%) Java
2 15 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.61%) VBScript
4 8 (2.32%) VB
5 2 (0.58%) VBA
6 1 (0.29%) C
6 1 (0.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.48%) MCSE
5 10 (2.90%) MCSA
6 7 (2.03%) Degree
6 7 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.16%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.87%) CCNA
8 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.87%) MCITP
8 3 (0.87%) MCSM
9 2 (0.58%) CCA
9 2 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.58%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) MCP
10 1 (0.29%) CISSP
10 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.29%) COBIT
2 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.29%) GDPR
2 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.29%) PMO
2 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 201 (58.26%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.38%) XenDesktop
4 20 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (5.80%) XenApp
5 19 (5.51%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (4.93%) BitLocker
7 12 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.03%) Hyper-V
8 7 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.03%) VMware Server
8 7 (2.03%) vSphere
9 5 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.58%) XenServer
12 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (10.43%) SCCM
2 17 (4.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (4.06%) WSUS
4 9 (2.61%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (2.03%) ZENworks
6 6 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.16%) AirWatch
8 4 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.16%) SafeCom
8 4 (1.16%) SCOM
9 3 (0.87%) DameWare
9 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.87%) vRealize
10 2 (0.58%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.58%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.58%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 148 (42.90%) Microsoft
2 100 (28.99%) Citrix
3 62 (17.97%) Apple
4 53 (15.36%) VMware
5 48 (13.91%) Cisco
6 26 (7.54%) HP
7 22 (6.38%) McAfee
8 20 (5.80%) Bloomberg
9 18 (5.22%) Reuters
10 16 (4.64%) Ivanti
11 15 (4.35%) Avaya
11 15 (4.35%) iManage
11 15 (4.35%) MobileIron
12 14 (4.06%) Clearswift
13 11 (3.19%) Micro Focus
13 11 (3.19%) ServiceNow
13 11 (3.19%) Sony
14 10 (2.90%) Lotus
14 10 (2.90%) NetApp
14 10 (2.90%) Veeam