Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 70 27
Rank change year-on-year +15 -43 +7
Contract jobs citing MCP 1 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 0.25% 1.10% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 10.17% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
County Antrim median daily rate £250 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £250 £275 -
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - £23.50

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
County Antrim
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 54 59 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 13.43% 10.81% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 48 27
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £378 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.30% +19.84% +46.51%
10th Percentile £276 £120 £230
90th Percentile £528 £552 £488
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £390 £315
% change year-on-year +10.64% +23.81% +46.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 7
County Antrim median hourly rate £39.50 £21.61 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.79% +27.12% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.80 £21.61 £11.80
90th Percentile £40.10 £21.61 £34.00
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.50 £21.61 £17.00
% change year-on-year +82.79% +27.12% -2.86%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in County Antrim

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCP in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in County Antrim

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP in County Antrim.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in County Antrim

MCP
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +16 1 £250 -9.09%
MCP
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for MCP.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) HND
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos