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 9 December 2016 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 27 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.85% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £175 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £315 £220
% change year-on-year
-1.58% +43.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
MCP
County Antrim

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
49 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 30.25% 17.19% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 2 18
Median daily rate £330 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £425 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £12.34 £16.51 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.25% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.25 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £17.77 £16.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCP 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 Belfast region with a requirement for MCP.

1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) SLA
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (33.33%) Civica
4 2 (33.33%) HND
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) CommVault
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Dell
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Civica
2 2 (33.33%) CommVault
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) Compuware