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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 542 509 493
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -16
Contract jobs citing MFC 14 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.047% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Average daily rate
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£389 £425 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £254 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +31.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +46.49%
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
12588 12167 11817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.25% 27.35% 28.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8572 7834 7621
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 258 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 East -22 6 £320 -24.70% 2
East of England +1 5 £438 - 10
South West -23 3 £525 - 3
West Midlands - - - -
London - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
MFC
UK

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (90.00%) C++
2 20 (66.67%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) C#
4 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (36.67%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) OO
5 11 (36.67%) OOD
6 10 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 9 (30.00%) UNIX
8 8 (26.67%) .NET
9 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (20.00%) MVC
10 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 5 (16.67%) VC++
10 5 (16.67%) Information Management
10 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (13.33%) Degree
11 4 (13.33%) WPF
11 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
11 4 (13.33%) SQL
12 3 (10.00%) Scrum
12 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (10.00%) HTML
12 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.00%) CSS
12 3 (10.00%) MySQL

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.33%) GPRS
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.67%) MSTest
2 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Law
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (73.33%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) C++ Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Programmer
6 2 (6.67%) Development Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C# Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.33%) SQL Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Games Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Games Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (3.33%) .NET Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (13.33%) WPF
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (6.67%) WinForms
4 2 (6.67%) OpenGL
4 2 (6.67%) CSS3
4 2 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (6.67%) Qt
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.67%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (3.33%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (3.33%) WCF
5 1 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) OO
1 11 (36.67%) OOD
2 6 (20.00%) MVC
3 5 (16.67%) Information Management
3 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.67%) UML
5 2 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.33%) TDD
6 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) C++
2 13 (43.33%) C#
3 5 (16.67%) VC++
4 4 (13.33%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) C
6 2 (6.67%) PHP
6 2 (6.67%) PHP5
7 1 (3.33%) Python
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Perforce
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle