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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 597 600 569
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -31
Contract jobs citing MFC 29 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.023% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.087% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 11
Average daily rate £465 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £334 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £41.83 £40.00 £41.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.56% -4.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.00 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.83 £40.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year
+4.56% -4.19%

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
14606 13867 13355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.39% 26.78% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10113 9219 8392
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 196 274
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 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 16 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +11 24 £465 +55.00% 20
London - 13 £551 - 3
South West +12 8 £333 - 3
Devon - 6 £333 -
Exmouth - 6 £333 -
City of London - 3 £475 - 1
Somerset +2 2 - - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £677 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £551 -
Yeovil - 2 - - 1
East of England +1 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
North West - 1 £343 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £343 -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 44 (97.78%) C++
2 33 (73.33%) Windows
3 27 (60.00%) C#
3 27 (60.00%) .NET
4 26 (57.78%) VC++
5 23 (51.11%) SQL Server
6 22 (48.89%) OO
7 18 (40.00%) Front Office
7 18 (40.00%) ATL
8 16 (35.56%) STL
8 16 (35.56%) Derivative
9 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
10 13 (28.89%) Finance
11 12 (26.67%) OpenLink
11 12 (26.67%) Endur
11 12 (26.67%) OOP
11 12 (26.67%) Visual Studio
11 12 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 11 (24.44%) Multithreading
13 10 (22.22%) ETRM
13 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
14 9 (20.00%) Oracle
14 9 (20.00%) SQL
14 9 (20.00%) UML
14 9 (20.00%) RDBMS
15 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
15 8 (17.78%) Degree
16 5 (11.11%) Banking

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Endur
2 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 9 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) GIS
4 2 (4.44%) SQLite
5 1 (2.22%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (40.00%) Front Office
2 13 (28.89%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 30 (66.67%) Developer
2 20 (44.44%) C++ Developer
3 13 (28.89%) Front Office Developer
3 13 (28.89%) Software Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.89%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) C++/C# Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) iOS Developer
8 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Visual C++ Developer
9 1 (2.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) ERP Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) ERP Business Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Java Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) SAP Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (60.00%) .NET
2 18 (40.00%) ATL
3 16 (35.56%) STL
4 12 (26.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (11.11%) Web Services
6 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.67%) OpenGL
7 3 (6.67%) XML
8 2 (4.44%) CSS
8 2 (4.44%) CSS3
8 2 (4.44%) DCOM
8 2 (4.44%) DirectX
8 2 (4.44%) HTML
8 2 (4.44%) HTML5
8 2 (4.44%) WCF
8 2 (4.44%) WF
9 1 (2.22%) SAP Fiori
9 1 (2.22%) SAPUI5
9 1 (2.22%) SOAP
9 1 (2.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Derivative
2 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) iPhone
4 2 (4.44%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) OO
2 14 (31.11%) Software Engineering
3 12 (26.67%) OOP
4 11 (24.44%) Multithreading
5 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.22%) ETRM
6 9 (20.00%) UML
7 5 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 5 (11.11%) SDLC
7 5 (11.11%) Validation
8 4 (8.89%) Requirements Management
8 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Use Case
10 2 (4.44%) Analytics
10 2 (4.44%) Data Security
10 2 (4.44%) iOS Development
10 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.44%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (4.44%) SOA
10 2 (4.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (97.78%) C++
2 27 (60.00%) C#
3 26 (57.78%) VC++
4 9 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) Java
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) Objective-C
6 2 (4.44%) Python
6 2 (4.44%) VB
6 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.22%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.44%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) OpenLink
2 9 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Symbian
5 1 (2.22%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.22%) SAP