The table below looks at the statistics for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 565 537 530
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Contract jobs citing MFC 14 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.039% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.099% 0.13% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 21
Average daily rate
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£383 £340 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £223 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £445 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.58%
MFC
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14186 14116 14821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.89% 29.26% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9399 9355 8977
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 229 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £17.69 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MFC across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MFC Jobs Demand Trend in England

MFC
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MFC Daily Rate Trend in England

MFC
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MFC across the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MFC Daily Rate Histogram in England

MFC
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MFC Hourly Rate Trend in England

MFC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the England region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
London +15 6 £375 -16.66% 7
East Midlands +8 3 - -
South East -18 3 £419 +59.52% 6
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £363 - 2
North East - - - -
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
MFC
UK

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MFC 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 MFC.

1 34 (97.14%) C++
2 24 (68.57%) C#
3 15 (42.86%) Windows
4 14 (40.00%) .NET
5 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
6 11 (31.43%) OO
6 11 (31.43%) VC++
7 9 (25.71%) WPF
8 7 (20.00%) RESTful
8 7 (20.00%) CSS
8 7 (20.00%) Web Services
8 7 (20.00%) HTML
8 7 (20.00%) Project Management
8 7 (20.00%) MVC
8 7 (20.00%) WinForms
9 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
9 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (17.14%) Retail
10 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
10 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) XML
11 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
11 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (11.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MFC 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 MFC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
1 2 (5.71%) ASN.1
2 1 (2.86%) GPRS
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) MySQL
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 2 (5.71%) MSTest
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) NUnit
General
1 6 (17.14%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (74.29%) Developer
2 14 (40.00%) C++ Developer
3 6 (17.14%) C# Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Software Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Programmer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst Programmer
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (8.57%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) C++ Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) Server Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) .NET
2 9 (25.71%) WPF
3 7 (20.00%) RESTful
3 7 (20.00%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) CSS
3 7 (20.00%) Web Services
3 7 (20.00%) WinForms
4 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 5 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (11.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (11.43%) XML
6 3 (8.57%) HTML5
7 2 (5.71%) CSS3
7 2 (5.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 2 (5.71%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (5.71%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (5.71%) WCF
7 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.71%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Animation
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (5.71%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) iPhone
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Handset
2 1 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) OO
2 7 (20.00%) Project Management
2 7 (20.00%) MVC
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.57%) Scrum
5 2 (5.71%) UML
5 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
5 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (5.71%) MVVM
5 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Coaching
6 1 (2.86%) TDD
6 1 (2.86%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 34 (97.14%) C++
2 24 (68.57%) C#
3 11 (31.43%) VC++
4 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) C
6 2 (5.71%) Java
6 2 (5.71%) PHP
6 2 (5.71%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) VB
6 2 (5.71%) VB6
6 2 (5.71%) PHP5
7 1 (2.86%) Scala
7 1 (2.86%) Lua
7 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Perforce
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
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