Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 440 316
Rank change year-on-year -71 -124 -96
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 361 569 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.52% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.13% 1.58% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 256 435
UK median daily rate £165 £225 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.56% -13.46% +15.56%
10th Percentile £106 £110 £120
90th Percentile £473 £484 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £240 £231
% change year-on-year -41.67% +3.90% +14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 116 176
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.58% +3.13% -5.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.64 £21.34 £20.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.36 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.98% +10.00% -9.09%

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 31970 35976 36234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.37% 33.17% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20886 23566 22629
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £253 £238
90th Percentile £644 £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 972 1202 1411
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.24 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 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 -75 349 £165 -28.26% 20
London -4 213 £170 -16.05% 15
UK excluding London -88 145 £140 -41.67% 5
North of England +61 72 £200 -29.20%
North West +40 38 £145 -50.00%
Yorkshire +30 33 £425 +47.83%
South East -24 28 £140 -28.21% 3
Midlands +15 24 £125 -47.92% 1
West Midlands +36 17 £113 -53.13% 1
Scotland +20 7 £110 -62.07%
South West -22 7 £185 -45.19%
East Midlands -24 7 £125 +12.61%
East of England -62 5 £450 +80.36% 1
Wales +9 2 £450 +12.50%
North East +40 1 £290 +4.88%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 290 (80.33%) Windows
2 218 (60.39%) Microsoft
3 192 (53.19%) Windows 7
4 180 (49.86%) Active Directory
5 161 (44.60%) Microsoft Office
6 135 (37.40%) Citrix
7 119 (32.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 117 (32.41%) Android
9 91 (25.21%) ITIL
10 78 (21.61%) Finance
10 78 (21.61%) Cisco
11 69 (19.11%) MS Exchange
12 63 (17.45%) Office 365
13 62 (17.17%) iPhone
14 59 (16.34%) VPN
15 57 (15.79%) SCCM
16 54 (14.96%) Apple
17 53 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
18 52 (14.40%) Apple iOS
18 52 (14.40%) Windows 10
19 48 (13.30%) VMware
20 46 (12.74%) Banking
21 44 (12.19%) Lotus
21 44 (12.19%) Security Cleared
22 43 (11.91%) HP
22 43 (11.91%) IBM Notes
23 42 (11.63%) Mac OS
24 40 (11.08%) BYOD
25 39 (10.80%) iPad
26 38 (10.53%) 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
1 119 (32.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 69 (19.11%) MS Exchange
3 43 (11.91%) IBM Notes
4 37 (10.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (8.86%) Skype for Business
6 27 (7.48%) SharePoint
7 15 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.49%) IIS
9 9 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.11%) CMS
10 4 (1.11%) GroupWise
10 4 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.55%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.28%) Confluence
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.28%) Quickr
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 161 (44.60%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.55%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Eikon
2 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 63 (17.45%) Office 365
2 28 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.39%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.83%) IaaS
6 2 (0.55%) G Suite
6 2 (0.55%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (16.34%) VPN
2 35 (9.70%) Cisco IOS
3 31 (8.59%) Remote Desktop
4 28 (7.76%) TCP/IP
5 26 (7.20%) Internet
6 24 (6.65%) Wireless
7 23 (6.37%) DNS
7 23 (6.37%) LAN
8 17 (4.71%) DHCP
9 15 (4.16%) Skype
10 11 (3.05%) Unified Communications
11 10 (2.77%) Firewall
12 9 (2.49%) SAN
12 9 (2.49%) VoIP
12 9 (2.49%) WAN
13 8 (2.22%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.39%) 3G
14 5 (1.39%) ADSL
14 5 (1.39%) Extranet
14 5 (1.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.28%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Bitbucket
1 5 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 5 (1.39%) Subversion
1 5 (1.39%) Xcode
2 4 (1.11%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 78 (21.61%) Finance
2 46 (12.74%) Banking
3 24 (6.65%) Law
4 16 (4.43%) Legal
5 14 (3.88%) Retail
6 11 (3.05%) Retail Banking
6 11 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.39%) Front Office
8 5 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.83%) Games
9 3 (0.83%) Local Government
10 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 100 (27.70%) Analyst
2 89 (24.65%) Desktop Support
3 70 (19.39%) Support Engineer
4 68 (18.84%) 2nd Line Support
5 54 (14.96%) Service Analyst
6 51 (14.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 39 (10.80%) Support Analyst
8 35 (9.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 33 (9.14%) Service Desk Support
10 26 (7.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 25 (6.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 24 (6.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
13 22 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (5.54%) Deskside Support
14 20 (5.54%) IT Support
15 19 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 17 (4.71%) Help Desk Support
16 17 (4.71%) Mac Engineer
16 17 (4.71%) Technical Support
16 17 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.32%) HTML
2 9 (2.49%) HTML5
3 6 (1.66%) Apache Cordova
4 5 (1.39%) Cocoa
4 5 (1.39%) Cocoa Touch
4 5 (1.39%) Core Animation
4 5 (1.39%) Core Data
4 5 (1.39%) MEAP
4 5 (1.39%) RESTful
4 5 (1.39%) Web Services
5 4 (1.11%) PhoneGap
6 3 (0.83%) .NET
6 3 (0.83%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.83%) Marmalade SDK
6 3 (0.83%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 3 (0.83%) WAP
7 2 (0.55%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.55%) Java EE
7 2 (0.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.17%) iPhone
2 40 (11.08%) BYOD
3 39 (10.80%) iPad
4 29 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (3.88%) Fat Client
6 14 (3.88%) Thin Client
7 13 (3.60%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.77%) Client/Server
8 10 (2.77%) Clustering
8 10 (2.77%) User Experience
9 9 (2.49%) NHS
10 7 (1.94%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.94%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.94%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.66%) PDA
11 6 (1.66%) Replication
12 5 (1.39%) Animation
12 5 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 290 (80.33%) Windows
2 192 (53.19%) Windows 7
3 117 (32.41%) Android
4 52 (14.40%) Apple iOS
4 52 (14.40%) Windows 10
5 42 (11.63%) Mac OS
6 37 (10.25%) Windows Server
7 36 (9.97%) Windows 8
7 36 (9.97%) Windows XP
8 28 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (5.26%) Windows Phone
11 16 (4.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (2.77%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.49%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.94%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.66%) Linux
15 6 (1.66%) Unix
16 4 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (25.21%) ITIL
2 37 (10.25%) Service Management
3 36 (9.97%) Mobile Device Management
4 28 (7.76%) Incident Management
5 26 (7.20%) Coaching
6 24 (6.65%) Change Management
7 19 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.43%) ITSM
8 16 (4.43%) Time Management
9 15 (4.16%) Migration
10 14 (3.88%) Asset Management
10 14 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (3.32%) Knowledge Management
12 11 (3.05%) Line Management
13 9 (2.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (2.49%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (2.22%) Software Deployment
14 8 (2.22%) Validation
15 7 (1.94%) Project Management
15 7 (1.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.82%) PowerShell
2 17 (4.71%) SQL
3 12 (3.32%) Java
4 10 (2.77%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.77%) VBScript
5 7 (1.94%) Apple Swift
6 5 (1.39%) C++
6 5 (1.39%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.11%) C#
7 4 (1.11%) PHP
8 3 (0.83%) VB
9 2 (0.55%) C
9 2 (0.55%) COBOL
9 2 (0.55%) Perl
9 2 (0.55%) Python
9 2 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (12.19%) Security Cleared
3 38 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 27 (7.48%) MCP
5 26 (7.20%) MCSE
6 15 (4.16%) Degree
7 14 (3.88%) MCDST
8 11 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (3.05%) MCSA
9 9 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.22%) A+ Certification
10 8 (2.22%) ACDT
10 8 (2.22%) ACHDS
10 8 (2.22%) ACTC
10 8 (2.22%) MCSM
10 8 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 5 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.11%) CCNA
13 4 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.09%) SLA
2 4 (1.11%) PMO
3 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 180 (49.86%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (4.99%) XenDesktop
5 17 (4.71%) Hyper-V
6 14 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (3.88%) XenApp
7 12 (3.32%) VMware Workstation
8 11 (3.05%) Terminal Services
8 11 (3.05%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.22%) vSphere
10 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.39%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.83%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.83%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.55%) XenServer
14 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 57 (15.79%) SCCM
2 13 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (3.05%) SCOM
4 10 (2.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (2.49%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.49%) SafeCom
5 9 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (2.22%) WSUS
7 7 (1.94%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.39%) DameWare
8 5 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.28%) MAILsweeper
12 1 (0.28%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 218 (60.39%) Microsoft
2 135 (37.40%) Citrix
3 78 (21.61%) Cisco
4 54 (14.96%) Apple
5 48 (13.30%) VMware
6 44 (12.19%) Lotus
7 43 (11.91%) HP
8 32 (8.86%) Bloomberg
9 30 (8.31%) Symantec
10 24 (6.65%) Reuters
11 18 (4.99%) McAfee
12 17 (4.71%) MobileIron
13 16 (4.43%) Remedy
14 13 (3.60%) Dell
14 13 (3.60%) IBM
14 13 (3.60%) NetApp
15 11 (3.05%) ServiceNow
16 10 (2.77%) Altiris
16 10 (2.77%) Wyse
17 9 (2.49%) AppSense