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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
Rank 586 597 608
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing MFC 10 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.053% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.071% 0.19% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 4
Median daily rate £348 £465 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.26% +48.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £333 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.51% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.18 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.08% +5.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.18 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.08% +5.43%

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
14112 14564 13890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.12% 28.47% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9817 10041 9189
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 245 189
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £20.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.38 £38.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +13.97%

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
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 8 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +13 10 £348 -25.26% 10
South West -3 4 - -
Devon -4 4 - -
London -1 3 - - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £348 -
New Malden - 3 - -
South East - 3 £348 - 6
Hampshire - 3 £348 - 2

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 18 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) C#
4 11 (61.11%) .NET
4 11 (61.11%) XML
4 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
5 10 (55.56%) Validation
5 10 (55.56%) Linux
6 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
7 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
7 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
7 7 (38.89%) SQL
7 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
7 7 (38.89%) Client/Server
8 6 (33.33%) Eclipse
8 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 6 (33.33%) MySQL
8 6 (33.33%) Java
8 6 (33.33%) C
8 6 (33.33%) MVC
8 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
8 6 (33.33%) WCF
9 5 (27.78%) Multithreading
9 5 (27.78%) Data Transformation
9 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (27.78%) SDLC
9 5 (27.78%) Scrum
9 5 (27.78%) Replication
9 5 (27.78%) Device Driver

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 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Visual Studio
2 6 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 5 (27.78%) JIRA
3 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Software Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Developer
3 8 (44.44%) C++ Developer
4 7 (38.89%) Software Developer
5 6 (33.33%) C++ Software Developer
5 6 (33.33%) C++/Java Developer
5 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (27.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (27.78%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (27.78%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
7 2 (11.11%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (11.11%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 1 (5.56%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
1 11 (61.11%) XML
2 6 (33.33%) WCF
2 6 (33.33%) XML Messaging
3 5 (27.78%) Qt
4 4 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (22.22%) WPF
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) CSS3
5 1 (5.56%) DCOM
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Client/Server
2 5 (27.78%) Device Driver
2 5 (27.78%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) RIA
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Software Engineering
2 10 (55.56%) Validation
3 6 (33.33%) MVC
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Code Coverage
4 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
4 5 (27.78%) Data Transformation
4 5 (27.78%) Multithreading
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Data Security
7 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C++
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 7 (38.89%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) C
4 6 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) VC++
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Telerik