The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 575 536 477
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -59
Contract jobs citing MFC 13 20 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.042% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.086% 0.16% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 33
Average daily rate £389 £265 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.69% -15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £311 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £265 £315
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 27
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15092 12752 15272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 26.68% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9721 7959 9018
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 359 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -37 10 £385 +28.33% 28
London -31 5 £396 - 4
North West -16 3 £375 +20.00%
Cumbria - 3 £375 -
Glasgow +8 2 £400 +60.00%
Scotland -21 2 £400 +60.00% 1
South West -29 2 - - 2
City of London - 2 £400 -
Croydon - 1 £385 - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
South East - - - - 8
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 32 (96.97%) C++
2 21 (63.64%) VC++
3 17 (51.52%) Windows
4 16 (48.48%) C#
5 14 (42.42%) OO
5 14 (42.42%) Software Engineering
6 10 (30.30%) Linux
6 10 (30.30%) C
7 9 (27.27%) .NET
7 9 (27.27%) UML
7 9 (27.27%) STL
8 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
8 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
9 7 (21.21%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (21.21%) UNIX
10 6 (18.18%) Windows CE
10 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (18.18%) WPF
11 5 (15.15%) Derivative
11 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
11 5 (15.15%) Finance
11 5 (15.15%) HTML
11 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
12 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
12 4 (12.12%) XML
12 4 (12.12%) Solaris
12 4 (12.12%) MVC
12 4 (12.12%) Embedded C++
12 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
12 4 (12.12%) Computer Science

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) Intranet
3 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) CTI
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Hudson
3 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.03%) Military
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) German Language
3 1 (3.03%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) C++ Developer
3 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (3.03%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) .NET
1 9 (27.27%) STL
2 6 (18.18%) WPF
3 5 (15.15%) HTML
3 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.12%) XML
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.09%) COM
5 3 (9.09%) DCOM
5 3 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (6.06%) WinForms
7 1 (3.03%) Flash
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (3.03%) SOAP
7 1 (3.03%) ATL
7 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (15.15%) Derivative
3 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Firmware
5 1 (3.03%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (3.03%) Machine Learning
5 1 (3.03%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) UNIX
4 6 (18.18%) Windows CE
5 4 (12.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) OO
1 14 (42.42%) Software Engineering
2 9 (27.27%) UML
3 8 (24.24%) Multithreading
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) MVC
6 3 (9.09%) RUP
6 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.06%) Validation
7 2 (6.06%) TDD
8 1 (3.03%) OOD
8 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
8 1 (3.03%) Image Processing
8 1 (3.03%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) C++
2 21 (63.64%) VC++
3 16 (48.48%) C#
4 10 (30.30%) C
5 5 (15.15%) Embedded C
6 4 (12.12%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.06%) SQL
8 1 (3.03%) Lua
8 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) Intel
2 1 (3.03%) Sybase
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