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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 624 613 599
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing MFC 24 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.026% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.096% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 11
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £348
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.45 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-0.11% -

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
14868 14636 14455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 26.97% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10538 9608 9611
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 198 174
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.30 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +7.14%

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
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 26 May 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 14 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 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 21 £350 -12.50% 20
South East -2 9 £350 +14.75% 11
South West -2 9 £338 -12.90% 4
Yeovil - 6 - -
Somerset - 6 - - 1
Surrey - 5 £550 - 5
Buckinghamshire +18 4 £335 +8.06%
High Wycombe - 4 £335 -
North West - 2 £390 -
Cheshire - 2 £390 -
Devon - 2 £338 -
Exmouth - 2 £338 -
London -14 1 £704 +40.80% 1
Dorset - 1 - -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 54 (98.18%) C++
2 38 (69.09%) Windows
3 35 (63.64%) OO
4 30 (54.55%) .NET
5 28 (50.91%) C#
5 28 (50.91%) STL
6 26 (47.27%) VC++
7 25 (45.45%) Software Engineering
8 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
9 18 (32.73%) Multithreading
9 18 (32.73%) UML
10 17 (30.91%) Front Office
10 17 (30.91%) Visual Studio
11 16 (29.09%) ATL
11 16 (29.09%) Derivative
12 14 (25.45%) Java
13 13 (23.64%) OpenLink
13 13 (23.64%) Endur
13 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
13 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
13 13 (23.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 12 (21.82%) ETRM
14 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
14 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (21.82%) OOP
14 12 (21.82%) RDBMS
14 12 (21.82%) Finance
14 12 (21.82%) Oracle
15 11 (20.00%) Degree
16 10 (18.18%) Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.82%) CMS
1 1 (1.82%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (23.64%) Endur
2 1 (1.82%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.27%) RS-232
3 2 (3.64%) RS-422
4 1 (1.82%) FTP
4 1 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.82%) RDBMS
2 12 (21.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) GIS
3 1 (1.82%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.55%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (7.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (30.91%) Front Office
2 12 (21.82%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (54.55%) Developer
2 23 (41.82%) Software Engineer
3 20 (36.36%) C++ Developer
4 14 (25.45%) Front Office Developer
5 12 (21.82%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 10 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (14.55%) C# Developer
8 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
9 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Senior C++ Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.45%) Java Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Java Software Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) C++/C# Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Energy Trading Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
11 2 (3.64%) Software Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Visual C++ Developer
12 1 (1.82%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (54.55%) .NET
2 28 (50.91%) STL
3 16 (29.09%) ATL
4 13 (23.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.64%) XML
6 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.82%) BAPI
6 1 (1.82%) Qt
6 1 (1.82%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.82%) SAP PI
6 1 (1.82%) SAPUI5
6 1 (1.82%) SOAP
6 1 (1.82%) WCF
6 1 (1.82%) Web Services
6 1 (1.82%) WinForms
6 1 (1.82%) WPF
6 1 (1.82%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Derivative
2 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (69.09%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Android
4 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (63.64%) OO
2 25 (45.45%) Software Engineering
3 18 (32.73%) Multithreading
3 18 (32.73%) UML
4 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (21.82%) ETRM
4 12 (21.82%) OOP
5 9 (16.36%) SDLC
6 6 (10.91%) Use Case
7 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.27%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (5.45%) OOD
10 2 (3.64%) Analytics
10 2 (3.64%) Memory Management
10 2 (3.64%) Requirements Management
10 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.64%) Validation
11 1 (1.82%) Change Control
11 1 (1.82%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (98.18%) C++
2 28 (50.91%) C#
3 26 (47.27%) VC++
4 14 (25.45%) Java
5 9 (16.36%) SQL
6 4 (7.27%) C++/CLI
7 3 (5.45%) C
8 2 (3.64%) Python
9 1 (1.82%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) OpenLink
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.27%) IBM
4 4 (7.27%) QNX
4 4 (7.27%) Telelogic
5 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.82%) SAP