The table below looks at the statistics for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 255 221 233
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +12
Contract jobs citing MFC 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.082% 0.073%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -6.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £425 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +36.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £38.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% -10.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +43.85%
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2339 2090 2067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.78% 24.49% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1164 1123
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 87
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.93 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MFC Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MFC
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MFC Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MFC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MFC Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MFC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
MFC
England

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (71.43%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (28.57%) PaaS
3 2 (28.57%) MSTest
3 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) VC++
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) GPRS
4 1 (14.29%) ISAPI
4 1 (14.29%) ActiveX
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (14.29%) DCOM
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) GPRS
1 1 (14.29%) ASN.1
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
1 4 (57.14%) C++ Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (28.57%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 2 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) DCOM
3 1 (14.29%) ActiveX
3 1 (14.29%) ISAPI
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C++
2 3 (42.86%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) VC++
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft