The first table below looks at the demand for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 16 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 North West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 135 116 131
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs citing MFC 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.093% 0.041% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.16% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £375 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £265 £315
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
797 645 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.70% 26.33% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 337 506
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 37
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.91% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £160.50 £42.26
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 the North West

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

MFC Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MFC
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MFC Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MFC
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MFC Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MFC
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 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
Cumbria - 3 £375 -
Cheshire - - - -
MFC
England

MFC
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) VC++
1 3 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (100.00%) Intranet
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Razor View Engine

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WPF
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) UML
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) ISO 9001