The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 422 420 395
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs citing MFC 7 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.029% 0.020% 0.050%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.064% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £450 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £355 £331
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +7.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.75
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -0.58%
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England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7428 7752 7654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.36% 31.33% 29.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5321 5587 5366
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 67
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £59.95 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MFC across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MFC Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 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
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
MFC
England

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 17 (94.44%) C++
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) C#
4 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 8 (44.44%) OO
6 7 (38.89%) RESTful
6 7 (38.89%) Project Management
6 7 (38.89%) CSS
6 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) HTML
7 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (33.33%) .NET
7 6 (33.33%) VC++
7 6 (33.33%) Retail
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (22.22%) XML
10 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 3 (16.67%) MySQL
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) HTML5
11 2 (11.11%) CSS3
11 2 (11.11%) Scrum
11 2 (11.11%) Windows CE
11 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
11 2 (11.11%) PHP
11 2 (11.11%) SQL
11 2 (11.11%) C
11 2 (11.11%) COM
11 2 (11.11%) STL

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) MySQL
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C++ Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Programmer
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Development Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Server Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.56%) Interactive Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
1 7 (38.89%) RESTful
1 7 (38.89%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (22.22%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 3 (16.67%) HTML5
5 2 (11.11%) CSS3
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (11.11%) WCF
5 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
5 2 (11.11%) COM
5 2 (11.11%) STL
6 1 (5.56%) Flash
6 1 (5.56%) OpenGL
6 1 (5.56%) DirectX
6 1 (5.56%) Qt
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) OO
2 7 (38.89%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) OOD
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) C++
2 11 (61.11%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (33.33%) VC++
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
4 2 (11.11%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) PHP5
5 1 (5.56%) Scala
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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