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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 23 -
Contract jobs citing MCP 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.08% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £274 £287
% change year-on-year
+11.41% -4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+42.20% +7.14%
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
27 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.84% 18.28% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Median daily rate £315 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% +35.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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