The table below looks at the statistics for MFC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MFC over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 581 562 568
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing MFC 25 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.057% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £355 £344
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
15699 15243 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 28.86% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9794 9627
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £17.50 £16.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

MFC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MFC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 September 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
England -14 15 £375 +5.63% 24
Scotland - 8 £338 - 2
London +19 7 £325 -27.77% 6
South East -15 5 £419 +25.00% 6
East Midlands +5 3 - -
Berkshire +4 3 £419 +4.68%
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Hampshire -4 2 - - 4
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Street - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wells - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Worcester - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
Loughborough - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 1

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 41 (93.18%) C++
2 26 (59.09%) C#
3 22 (50.00%) Windows
4 16 (36.36%) .NET
5 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 12 (27.27%) XML
6 11 (25.00%) OO
7 10 (22.73%) VC++
7 10 (22.73%) WPF
7 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
8 9 (20.45%) DCOM
8 9 (20.45%) STL
8 9 (20.45%) SQL
9 8 (18.18%) COM+
9 8 (18.18%) OLE DB
9 8 (18.18%) Performance Management
10 7 (15.91%) WinForms
10 7 (15.91%) RESTful
10 7 (15.91%) Project Management
10 7 (15.91%) MVC
10 7 (15.91%) ATL
10 7 (15.91%) Web Services
10 7 (15.91%) CSS
10 7 (15.91%) HTML
11 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
11 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
11 6 (13.64%) HTTP
11 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.64%) Retail
12 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.36%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (2.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) HTTP
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) Intranet
2 2 (4.55%) ASN.1
3 1 (2.27%) GPRS
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) Subversion
2 2 (4.55%) MSTest
3 1 (2.27%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) NUnit
General
1 6 (13.64%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (81.82%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) C++ Developer
3 8 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 6 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Programmer
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.82%) C++/C# Developer
7 3 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Analyst Developer
9 1 (2.27%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Interactive Developer
9 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) .NET
2 12 (27.27%) XML
3 10 (22.73%) WPF
4 9 (20.45%) STL
4 9 (20.45%) DCOM
5 8 (18.18%) OLE DB
5 8 (18.18%) COM+
6 7 (15.91%) WinForms
6 7 (15.91%) RESTful
6 7 (15.91%) CSS
6 7 (15.91%) ATL
6 7 (15.91%) HTML
6 7 (15.91%) Web Services
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
7 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (6.82%) HTML5
10 2 (4.55%) CSS3
10 2 (4.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.55%) iPhone
2 2 (4.55%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) Handset
3 1 (2.27%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) OO
2 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
3 8 (18.18%) Performance Management
4 7 (15.91%) Project Management
4 7 (15.91%) MVC
5 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
6 5 (11.36%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.82%) Scrum
8 2 (4.55%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (4.55%) MVVM
8 2 (4.55%) Time Management
8 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.55%) UML
9 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.27%) Coaching
9 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Memory Management
9 1 (2.27%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (93.18%) C++
2 26 (59.09%) C#
3 10 (22.73%) VC++
4 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.09%) C
7 2 (4.55%) Java
7 2 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (4.55%) VB
7 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.55%) VB6
7 2 (4.55%) PHP5
8 1 (2.27%) Scala
8 1 (2.27%) Lua
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) Perforce
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
2 1 (2.27%) Symbian
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