The table below looks at the statistics for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 641 659 587
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -72
Contract jobs citing MFC 19 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.026% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.096% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 15
Median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £480 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15669 15697 14876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.02% 27.51% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10958 10557 9618
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 221 210
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £16.61 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.94%

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MFC as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

MFC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MFC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MFC within the UK.

MFC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MFC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MFC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

MFC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MFC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MFC within the UK.

MFC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MFC
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 19 £390 +4.00% 13
South East +12 14 £500 +53.84% 3
Surrey - 9 £500 -
South West +2 3 £275 -26.66% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £275 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 2 £325 -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 £325 -
East of England +20 1 £350 +3.70% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £330 -
Cheshire +3 1 £390 -2.50% 1
North West -6 1 £390 -2.50% 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 4
High Wycombe - 1 £330 -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MFC.

1 47 (100.00%) C++
2 23 (48.94%) Visual Studio
2 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
3 21 (44.68%) Windows
4 19 (40.43%) OO
4 19 (40.43%) .NET
5 18 (38.30%) STL
5 18 (38.30%) UML
6 16 (34.04%) C#
7 14 (29.79%) Java
7 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
8 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
8 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
9 12 (25.53%) Degree
9 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
9 12 (25.53%) Linux
10 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
11 9 (19.15%) VC++
11 9 (19.15%) SQL
11 9 (19.15%) SDLC
12 7 (14.89%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
12 7 (14.89%) XML
13 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.77%) Client/Server
13 6 (12.77%) ATL
13 6 (12.77%) Front Office
13 6 (12.77%) Finance
13 6 (12.77%) Use Case
13 6 (12.77%) Derivative

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) RS-232
3 2 (4.26%) RS-422
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (48.94%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.89%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (8.51%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (8.51%) Subversion
4 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.26%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.13%) JIRA
6 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
1 6 (12.77%) Front Office
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (53.19%) Developer
2 21 (44.68%) Software Engineer
3 17 (36.17%) C++ Developer
4 9 (19.15%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Front Office Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Senior C++ Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (6.38%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) C++/Java Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) .NET
2 18 (38.30%) STL
3 7 (14.89%) XML
4 6 (12.77%) ATL
5 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
6 4 (8.51%) AngularJS
6 4 (8.51%) FFmpeg
6 4 (8.51%) HTML
6 4 (8.51%) HTML5
6 4 (8.51%) Web Services
7 3 (6.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (4.26%) WCF
8 2 (4.26%) XML Messaging
9 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
9 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (2.13%) Qt
9 1 (2.13%) WinForms
9 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.77%) Client/Server
2 6 (12.77%) Derivative
3 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (44.68%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Android
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Software Engineering
2 19 (40.43%) OO
3 18 (38.30%) UML
4 13 (27.66%) Multithreading
5 9 (19.15%) SDLC
6 6 (12.77%) Use Case
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
8 4 (8.51%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (8.51%) Validation
8 4 (8.51%) Web Development
9 3 (6.38%) ETRM
9 3 (6.38%) MVC
9 3 (6.38%) OOD
9 3 (6.38%) OOP
10 2 (4.26%) Code Coverage
10 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.26%) Scrum
11 1 (2.13%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (34.04%) C#
3 14 (29.79%) Java
4 9 (19.15%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) VC++
5 4 (8.51%) C++/CLI
6 3 (6.38%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 12 (25.53%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) PhD
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) IBM
2 4 (8.51%) QNX
2 4 (8.51%) Telelogic
3 3 (6.38%) OpenLink
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Telerik