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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 577 548 510
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -38
Contract jobs citing MFC 10 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.035% 0.046%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.071% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 -
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -

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
14092 13775 12340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.14% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9244 8596 7738
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 264 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £15.98 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
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 3 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 10 £300 -17.24% 16
South East -12 7 £300 +3.44% 5
West Sussex - 5 £288 - 2
Horsham - 4 £275 - 1
East of England +5 1 - - 5
London +3 1 - -
South West -14 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £340 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 5
Crawley - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Faringdon - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Havant - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Chertsey - - - - 1
Kendal - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Malvern - - - -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 29 (93.55%) C++
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
3 14 (45.16%) OOD
4 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (35.48%) Linux
5 11 (35.48%) OO
6 10 (32.26%) C#
6 10 (32.26%) Client/Server
6 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared
7 9 (29.03%) UNIX
8 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
9 6 (19.35%) Degree
10 5 (16.13%) Information Management
10 5 (16.13%) SQL
10 5 (16.13%) .NET
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
11 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
11 4 (12.90%) MVC
11 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
11 4 (12.90%) WPF
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (12.90%) Multithreading
12 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
12 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
12 3 (9.68%) Electronics
12 3 (9.68%) Scrum
12 3 (9.68%) CSS

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) MSTest
General
1 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 18 (58.06%) C++ Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Software Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) C# Developer
4 4 (12.90%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) WPF Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C++ Games Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (3.23%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) C++ Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Programmer
6 1 (3.23%) Games Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
2 4 (12.90%) WPF
3 3 (9.68%) HTML
3 3 (9.68%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) STL
4 2 (6.45%) OpenGL
4 2 (6.45%) Qt
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.45%) HTML5
4 2 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (6.45%) CSS3
4 2 (6.45%) WinForms
5 1 (3.23%) Ajax
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) LINQ
5 1 (3.23%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.23%) Derivative
3 1 (3.23%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Linux
3 9 (29.03%) UNIX
4 2 (6.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) OOD
2 11 (35.48%) OO
3 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.13%) Information Management
5 4 (12.90%) Multithreading
5 4 (12.90%) MVC
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) UML
6 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.23%) Workflow
8 1 (3.23%) Code Coverage
8 1 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) C++
2 10 (32.26%) C#
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) VC++
5 3 (9.68%) Python
5 3 (9.68%) C
6 2 (6.45%) PHP5
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
7 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) DV Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) Perforce