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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.75% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 8.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.93% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +43.62%

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
47 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.61% 15.53% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 5 8
Median daily rate £326 £450 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.55% +263.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £209
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+4.03% +0.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +147.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.69 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.41% +84.44%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) MCDBA
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) MCTS
4 3 (42.86%) Software Distribution
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DBA
1 4 (57.14%) SQL DBA
2 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Software Distribution
3 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCDBA
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCTS
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft