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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 584 572 546
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -26
Contract jobs citing MFC 16 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.031% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.10% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £303 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £395 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +16.12%
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
15389 14469 14352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.56% 28.27% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 9338 9387
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 199 250
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.05 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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
South West - 8 £313 - 3
South East -25 3 £325 -21.21% 5
London -9 2 £480 +47.69% 4
North East - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 £400 - 1
East of England - 1 £338 - 1
MFC
UK

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 27 (93.10%) C++
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
2 14 (48.28%) Software Engineering
3 13 (44.83%) .NET
3 13 (44.83%) STL
4 11 (37.93%) C#
4 11 (37.93%) UML
4 11 (37.93%) Multithreading
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) Oracle
5 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) XML
6 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) Banking
6 7 (24.14%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (20.69%) Degree
7 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
7 6 (20.69%) OO
7 6 (20.69%) VC++
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 6 (20.69%) Validation
8 5 (17.24%) IBM
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
8 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.79%) VB6
9 4 (13.79%) Derivative
9 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (6.90%) Network Security
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.90%) FWSM
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
2 7 (24.14%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (10.34%) FinalBuilder
3 3 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (6.90%) Subversion
4 2 (6.90%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.45%) GCC
5 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (24.14%) Banking
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Developer
2 15 (51.72%) C++ Developer
3 12 (41.38%) Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.79%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C++/C# Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support
7 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
1 13 (44.83%) STL
2 7 (24.14%) XML
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
4 4 (13.79%) Rendezvous
4 4 (13.79%) FpML
5 2 (6.90%) Ajax
5 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.45%) COM
6 1 (3.45%) SOAP
6 1 (3.45%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.45%) Web Services
6 1 (3.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) WPF
6 1 (3.45%) LINQ
6 1 (3.45%) Qt
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.45%) HTML5
6 1 (3.45%) WebGL
6 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Derivative
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) FreeBSD
3 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.45%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Software Engineering
2 11 (37.93%) UML
2 11 (37.93%) Multithreading
3 6 (20.69%) Validation
3 6 (20.69%) OO
4 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (13.79%) Use Case
5 3 (10.34%) OOD
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Network Management
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
7 1 (3.45%) SDLC
7 1 (3.45%) TDD
7 1 (3.45%) BDD
7 1 (3.45%) ETL
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) MVC
7 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) C++
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) VC++
5 4 (13.79%) VB
5 4 (13.79%) VB6
6 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.90%) C++/CLI
7 2 (6.90%) C
7 2 (6.90%) Java
8 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.45%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.45%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) Degree
3 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) IBM
3 4 (13.79%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.90%) QNX
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Borland
5 1 (3.45%) Telelogic
5 1 (3.45%) Perforce