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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 580 588 541
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -47
Contract jobs citing MFC 14 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.022% 0.037%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.094% 0.080% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +42.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £365 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £270
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
14860 15075 13098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.67% 27.30% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9628 9762 8191
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 221 356
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 12 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 24 April 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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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 +3 13 £375 -1.31% 22
London +9 8 £500 +27.38% 4
South East - 4 £300 - 6
Horsham - 2 £275 -
West Sussex - 2 £275 - 1
City of London +17 1 - -
Somerset +9 1 - -
South West +3 1 - - 3
Gosport - 1 £300 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £310 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £310 -
Hampshire - 1 £300 - 4

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 27 (87.10%) C++
2 20 (64.52%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) OOD
4 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 10 (32.26%) C#
6 9 (29.03%) OO
6 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Multithreading
7 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Linux
7 8 (25.81%) .NET
8 7 (22.58%) STL
8 7 (22.58%) DV Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle
9 6 (19.35%) XML
9 6 (19.35%) UNIX
9 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
10 5 (16.13%) Banking
10 5 (16.13%) Derivative
10 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
10 5 (16.13%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
10 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (12.90%) C
11 4 (12.90%) MQSeries
11 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
11 4 (12.90%) IBM
11 4 (12.90%) TIBCO

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (12.90%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.45%) FWSM
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (16.13%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 20 (64.52%) C++ Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Software Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (12.90%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support
7 1 (3.23%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) STL
3 6 (19.35%) XML
4 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 4 (12.90%) Rendezvous
5 4 (12.90%) FpML
6 2 (6.45%) WPF
6 2 (6.45%) LINQ
7 1 (3.23%) OLE DB
7 1 (3.23%) WinForms
7 1 (3.23%) jQuery
7 1 (3.23%) Web Services
7 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.23%) ATL
7 1 (3.23%) COM
7 1 (3.23%) CSS
7 1 (3.23%) HTML
7 1 (3.23%) MSMQ
7 1 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
2 5 (16.13%) Derivative
2 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 6 (19.35%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) OOD
2 9 (29.03%) OO
3 8 (25.81%) Multithreading
4 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Information Management
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
6 2 (6.45%) UML
7 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.23%) Code Coverage
7 1 (3.23%) ETL
7 1 (3.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C++
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 10 (32.26%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) C
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) DV Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) HL7
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
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