The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 South 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 142 116 133
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Contract jobs citing MFC 2 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.060% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 1.21% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate - £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £258 £315
% change year-on-year
+45.63% -18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
807 579 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.37% 24.89% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 360 510
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £44.60
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 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 18 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
Bristol - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
MFC
England

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Avionics
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (25.00%) VC++
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) STL

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (25.00%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
1 1 (25.00%) WPF
1 1 (25.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows CE
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded C++
3 1 (25.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Intel