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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 598 566 532
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -34
Contract jobs citing MFC 15 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.049% 0.051%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.098% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £302 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £397 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £305 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.60% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%

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
15302 14868 13755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.09% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10241 9644 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 213 332
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 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 20 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 3 July 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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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 -38 15 £375 +15.38% 26
South East -11 5 £318 -0.78% 11
London -19 5 £480 +47.69% 4
South West -7 3 £388 +33.62% 7
Gloucestershire - 3 £388 - 5
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £310 -3.12%
Horsham - 2 £325 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £325 - 2
East of England +2 1 £338 - 1
Hampshire +1 1 £300 - 3
Hertfordshire -11 1 £338 - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £415 -
Letchworth - 1 £338 -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 £375 - 3
Gosport - 1 £300 -
West Midlands - 1 £415 - 2
City of London - 1 £480 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £310 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £415 -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (92.00%) C++
2 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) .NET
3 12 (48.00%) Multithreading
4 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio
4 11 (44.00%) C#
5 10 (40.00%) STL
6 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 9 (36.00%) Oracle
6 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (28.00%) XML
9 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (24.00%) Banking
9 6 (24.00%) Degree
10 5 (20.00%) Derivative
10 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
10 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (20.00%) UML
10 5 (20.00%) Finance
10 5 (20.00%) IBM
10 5 (20.00%) OOD
11 4 (16.00%) TIBCO
11 4 (16.00%) Rendezvous
11 4 (16.00%) FpML
11 4 (16.00%) VC++
11 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
11 4 (16.00%) VB

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (16.00%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (8.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.00%) FWSM
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (12.00%) FinalBuilder
3 1 (4.00%) GCC
3 1 (4.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Developer
2 17 (68.00%) C++ Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Developer
5 4 (16.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Support
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) VB Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 10 (40.00%) STL
3 7 (28.00%) XML
4 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.00%) Rendezvous
5 4 (16.00%) FpML
6 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.00%) Ajax
7 2 (8.00%) WPF
7 2 (8.00%) LINQ
7 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.00%) Web Services
7 2 (8.00%) HTML
7 2 (8.00%) WinForms
8 1 (4.00%) OLE DB
8 1 (4.00%) Middleware
8 1 (4.00%) MSMQ
8 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
8 1 (4.00%) ATL
8 1 (4.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Derivative
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) FreeBSD
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Multithreading
2 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) UML
3 5 (20.00%) OOD
4 3 (12.00%) OO
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) MVC
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) C++
2 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) C#
4 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (16.00%) VB6
5 4 (16.00%) C
5 4 (16.00%) VB
5 4 (16.00%) VC++
6 3 (12.00%) Java
7 2 (8.00%) Assembly Language
8 1 (4.00%) C++/CLI
8 1 (4.00%) Python
8 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
8 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) IBM
3 4 (16.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) QNX
5 1 (4.00%) Telelogic
5 1 (4.00%) Perforce
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