The table below looks at the statistics for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 132 145 113
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -32
Contract jobs citing MFC 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% 0.067% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£388 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.62% -10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £250
% change year-on-year
+17.18% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
758 801 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.21% 27.03% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 558 318
Average daily rate £363 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £15.80 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

MFC Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MFC
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MFC Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MFC
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MFC Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MFC
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Gloucestershire - 2 £388 - 1
MFC
England

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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++
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) VC++
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) LINQ
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (66.67%) FinalBuilder
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (33.33%) WinForms
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
1 1 (33.33%) LINQ
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) VC++
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft