The first table below looks at the demand for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 389 380 390
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing MFC 4 1 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.005% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.058% 0.016% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 19
Average daily rate £393 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £270 £308
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -12.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6877 6214 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.43% 28.72% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4962 4521 5077
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 66 84
Average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £54.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
MFC
England

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MFC Jobs Demand Trend in London

MFC
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MFC Daily Rate Trend in London

MFC
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MFC Hourly Rate Trend in London

MFC
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 2 £400 - 1
Croydon - 1 £385 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
MFC
England

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) VC++
3 6 (60.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) UNIX
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) OO
4 5 (50.00%) Derivative
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) Solaris
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) WPF
7 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) Windows CE
8 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
8 1 (10.00%) Flash
8 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
8 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
8 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Interactive Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) WPF
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) STL
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Derivative
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (10.00%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Solaris
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
4 1 (10.00%) MVVM
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (70.00%) VC++
3 6 (60.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Sybase