Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 34 -
Rank change year-on-year -53 - -
Contract jobs citing MCP 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.48% 2.34% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.95% 7.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £250 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -
UK median daily rate £258 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -14.17% - +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £18.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year -19.58% +16.32% -7.46%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 76 92 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.10% 30.77% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 17
Northern Ireland median daily rate £423 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.88% +11.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £264 £200 £163
90th Percentile £650 £420 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.75% -9.39%
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% +6.00% +31.58%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Northern Ireland

MCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCP in Northern Ireland

MCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCP in Northern Ireland

MCP
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
County Antrim -47 3 £250 +42.86% 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MCP.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
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
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Polycom