The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - - 18
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - 5.84%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.79 £16.20 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+3.61% +17.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Qualifications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.74% 19.82% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 12
Average daily rate £340 £130 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.53% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCP across the Belfast region.

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCP across the Belfast region.

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast