The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.06% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
MCP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
17 7 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.09% 6.19% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 38
Average daily rate £475 £190 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £175 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

MCP
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCP Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

MCP
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCP Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 1 - -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) CCA
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee