The table below looks at the statistics for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 592 592 580
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing MFC 21 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.097% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 11
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.45 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-0.11% -
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
13924 13441 13271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.28% 27.29% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9980 9024 8932
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 185 166
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £17.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MFC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the England region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West 0 9 £338 -12.90% 5
South East -14 9 £350 +14.75% 12
North West - 2 £390 -
London +2 1 £704 +40.80% 1
MFC
UK

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MFC 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 England region with a requirement for MFC.

1 50 (98.04%) C++
2 37 (72.55%) Windows
3 32 (62.75%) OO
4 29 (56.86%) .NET
5 27 (52.94%) C#
6 26 (50.98%) VC++
7 25 (49.02%) STL
8 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
9 21 (41.18%) Software Engineering
10 18 (35.29%) Multithreading
11 17 (33.33%) Front Office
12 16 (31.37%) Visual Studio
12 16 (31.37%) ATL
12 16 (31.37%) Derivative
13 14 (27.45%) Java
13 14 (27.45%) UML
14 13 (25.49%) OpenLink
14 13 (25.49%) Endur
14 13 (25.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
15 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
15 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
15 12 (23.53%) ETRM
15 12 (23.53%) RDBMS
15 12 (23.53%) Finance
15 12 (23.53%) OOP
15 12 (23.53%) Oracle
16 11 (21.57%) Degree
17 9 (17.65%) SQL

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (1.96%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Endur
2 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.84%) RS-232
3 2 (3.92%) RS-422
4 1 (1.96%) FTP
4 1 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.53%) RDBMS
2 12 (23.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Visual Studio
2 7 (13.73%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (7.84%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (33.33%) Front Office
2 12 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) C++ Developer
2 20 (39.22%) Software Engineer
3 14 (27.45%) Front Office Developer
4 12 (23.53%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 8 (15.69%) C# Developer
5 8 (15.69%) C++ Software Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Java Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) C++/C# Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Energy Trading Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Visual C++ Developer
10 1 (1.96%) Analyst
10 1 (1.96%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (56.86%) .NET
2 25 (49.02%) STL
3 16 (31.37%) ATL
4 13 (25.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.92%) XML
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.96%) BAPI
6 1 (1.96%) Qt
6 1 (1.96%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.96%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.96%) SAPUI5
6 1 (1.96%) SOAP
6 1 (1.96%) WCF
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
6 1 (1.96%) WinForms
6 1 (1.96%) WPF
6 1 (1.96%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Derivative
2 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (72.55%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (62.75%) OO
2 21 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 18 (35.29%) Multithreading
4 14 (27.45%) UML
5 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (23.53%) ETRM
5 12 (23.53%) OOP
6 8 (15.69%) SDLC
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.84%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (5.88%) OOD
9 3 (5.88%) Use Case
10 2 (3.92%) Analytics
10 2 (3.92%) Memory Management
10 2 (3.92%) Validation
11 1 (1.96%) BPEL
11 1 (1.96%) Change Control
11 1 (1.96%) Integration Testing
11 1 (1.96%) Requirements Management
11 1 (1.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (98.04%) C++
2 27 (52.94%) C#
3 26 (50.98%) VC++
4 14 (27.45%) Java
5 9 (17.65%) SQL
6 4 (7.84%) C++/CLI
7 3 (5.88%) C
8 2 (3.92%) Python
9 1 (1.96%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) OpenLink
2 12 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) IBM
3 4 (7.84%) QNX
3 4 (7.84%) Telelogic
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.96%) SAP