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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 622 640 616
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing MFC 17 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.029% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 11
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.25 £39.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -12.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £39.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -12.77%

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
15892 16325 15688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.81% 28.00% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11020 11072 9962
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 292 216
Median hourly rate £40.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.19% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.77 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.77%

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 28 August 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 16 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 28 August 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 +3 17 £375 +15.38% 18
South East +15 11 £475 +46.15% 7
South West +6 4 £275 -12.00%
Hampshire - 4 £400 - 1
Surrey - 4 £500 - 3
Wiltshire - 3 £275 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
Brighton - 2 £325 -
East Sussex - 2 £325 -
East of England +18 1 £350 +3.70% 7
Horsham +1 1 £450 +38.46%
West Sussex -5 1 £450 +38.46% 1
North East -20 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 7

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (53.66%) Visual Studio
3 21 (51.22%) Software Engineering
4 16 (39.02%) Windows
4 16 (39.02%) UML
5 15 (36.59%) OO
5 15 (36.59%) .NET
6 14 (34.15%) Linux
7 13 (31.71%) Degree
7 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
8 12 (29.27%) Multithreading
8 12 (29.27%) STL
8 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
9 11 (26.83%) Java
9 11 (26.83%) C#
9 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
10 10 (24.39%) SQL
11 8 (19.51%) XML
11 8 (19.51%) SDLC
12 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
12 7 (17.07%) Client/Server
12 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
13 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
14 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
14 5 (12.20%) Web Services
14 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
14 5 (12.20%) HTML
14 5 (12.20%) HTML5
14 5 (12.20%) Web Development

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 (12.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) RS-232
3 2 (4.88%) LAN
3 2 (4.88%) RS-422
4 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (53.66%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.76%) Eclipse
2 4 (9.76%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (9.76%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (9.76%) Subversion
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
3 2 (4.88%) MSBuild
3 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.44%) Front Office
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Developer
2 19 (46.34%) Software Engineer
3 12 (29.27%) C++ Developer
4 9 (21.95%) Senior Developer
5 8 (19.51%) C++ Software Engineer
5 8 (19.51%) Software Developer
6 6 (14.63%) Senior C++ Developer
7 4 (9.76%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) C++ Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Java Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Java Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
9 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.88%) C++/Java Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
10 1 (2.44%) C# Software Engineer
10 1 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
10 1 (2.44%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) STL
3 8 (19.51%) XML
4 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
4 5 (12.20%) HTML
4 5 (12.20%) HTML5
4 5 (12.20%) Web Services
5 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
5 4 (9.76%) FFmpeg
6 3 (7.32%) WCF
6 3 (7.32%) XML Messaging
7 2 (4.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (2.44%) ATL
8 1 (2.44%) CSS
8 1 (2.44%) CSS3
8 1 (2.44%) OpenGL
8 1 (2.44%) Qt
8 1 (2.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Client/Server
1 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.44%) Derivative
4 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Software Engineering
2 16 (39.02%) UML
3 15 (36.59%) OO
4 12 (29.27%) Multithreading
5 8 (19.51%) SDLC
6 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
7 5 (12.20%) Web Development
8 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.76%) Embedded Software Development
8 4 (9.76%) Use Case
8 4 (9.76%) Validation
9 3 (7.32%) Code Coverage
9 3 (7.32%) MVC
9 3 (7.32%) OOD
9 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (7.32%) Scrum
10 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
10 2 (4.88%) Data Transformation
10 2 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (26.83%) C#
2 11 (26.83%) Java
3 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 4 (9.76%) C
4 4 (9.76%) C++/CLI
4 4 (9.76%) VC++
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Degree
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) IBM
2 4 (9.76%) QNX
2 4 (9.76%) Telelogic
3 2 (4.88%) Telerik
4 1 (2.44%) OpenLink
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle