The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Blackberry in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Blackberry over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
RIM Blackberry
England / West Midlands
Rank 113 118 103
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15  
Contract jobs citing Blackberry 5 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.45% 0.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.84% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £400 £480 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +317.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £360 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £504 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -41.81% +22.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £15.30
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 West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 638 651 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.70% 24.16% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 387 361
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -41.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.96 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Blackberry
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Blackberry in the West Midlands

Blackberry
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Blackberry in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Blackberry in the West Midlands

Blackberry
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Blackberry in the West Midlands

Blackberry
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Blackberry within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Coventry +5 2 £400 -
Birmingham -3 2 - -
Blackberry
England

Blackberry
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Blackberry.

1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) MOS
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Toshiba
3 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis

Blackberry
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Public Sector Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CMDB
1 1 (16.67%) Handset
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Toshiba
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix