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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.52% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £245 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £14.50 £16.79
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -13.61%
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
39 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 32.77% 33.85% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 6
Median daily rate £333 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.40% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Civica
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) CommVault
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) HND
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Compuware
3 1 (33.33%) Altiris
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management

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 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Dell
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Civica
2 2 (66.67%) CommVault
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Altiris
3 1 (33.33%) Compuware