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 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 426 417 431
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing MFC 2 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.037% 0.012%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.026% 0.12% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Average daily rate
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£480 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.69% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +16.12%
MFC
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
7578 7504 8055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.46% 30.84% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5573 5249 5813
Average daily rate £438 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 52
Average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £17.50 £23.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 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
City of London - 2 £480 -
MFC
England

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) C++
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
1 7 (77.78%) STL
1 7 (77.78%) XML
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
1 7 (77.78%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) Derivative
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
2 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
2 4 (44.44%) Rendezvous
2 4 (44.44%) FpML
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) MQSeries
3 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 2 (22.22%) FWSM
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (22.22%) FWSM
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
1 7 (77.78%) C++ Developer
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Support
3 2 (22.22%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) STL
1 7 (77.78%) XML
2 4 (44.44%) Rendezvous
2 4 (44.44%) FpML
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Derivative
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Multithreading
2 2 (22.22%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) C++
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) TIBCO
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco