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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 630 619 605
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing MFC 28 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.021% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.080% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 8
Average daily rate £465 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £295 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £704 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - -

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
15413 14955 14841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.57% 26.78% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10766 9686 9710
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 202 204
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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
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 30 April 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 18 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 25 £465 +24.00% 29
South West - 13 £338 - 4
Somerset - 10 - - 1
Yeovil - 10 - -
London -7 6 £668 +33.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £340 +9.67% 3
South East -21 3 £340 +13.33% 14
High Wycombe - 3 £340 - 1
City of London +43 2 £650 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £575 -
Exmouth - 2 £338 -
Devon - 2 £338 -
North West - 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 2

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 55 (98.21%) C++
2 40 (71.43%) Windows
3 35 (62.50%) .NET
4 34 (60.71%) C#
4 34 (60.71%) OO
5 29 (51.79%) VC++
5 29 (51.79%) STL
6 27 (48.21%) Software Engineering
7 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
8 19 (33.93%) Visual Studio
9 18 (32.14%) UML
9 18 (32.14%) Front Office
10 17 (30.36%) ATL
10 17 (30.36%) Derivative
11 15 (26.79%) OOP
12 14 (25.00%) OpenLink
12 14 (25.00%) Endur
12 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
12 14 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 13 (23.21%) ETRM
13 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (23.21%) Finance
14 12 (21.43%) SC Cleared
14 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
14 12 (21.43%) Relational Database
14 12 (21.43%) SDLC
14 12 (21.43%) RDBMS
14 12 (21.43%) Oracle
14 12 (21.43%) Java
15 11 (19.64%) SQL

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.93%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (25.00%) Endur
2 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) RS-232
1 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) RS-422
2 1 (1.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.43%) RDBMS
2 12 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.14%) GIS
4 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (33.93%) Visual Studio
2 11 (19.64%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.36%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (32.14%) Front Office
2 13 (23.21%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 2 (3.57%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
5 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (51.79%) Developer
2 24 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 19 (33.93%) C++ Developer
4 14 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
5 12 (21.43%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 9 (16.07%) C# Developer
7 8 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
9 4 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (5.36%) C++/C# Developer
10 3 (5.36%) Java Engineer
10 3 (5.36%) Java Software Engineer
11 2 (3.57%) Energy Trading Developer
11 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
11 2 (3.57%) Visual C++ Developer
12 1 (1.79%) Android Engineer
12 1 (1.79%) C# WCF Developer
12 1 (1.79%) C# WPF Developer
12 1 (1.79%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (62.50%) .NET
2 29 (51.79%) STL
3 17 (30.36%) ATL
4 14 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.14%) XML
6 3 (5.36%) WCF
6 3 (5.36%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) CSS
7 2 (3.57%) CSS3
7 2 (3.57%) HTML
7 2 (3.57%) HTML5
8 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.79%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.79%) Qt
8 1 (1.79%) SAP PI
8 1 (1.79%) SOAP
8 1 (1.79%) WPF
8 1 (1.79%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Derivative
2 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.36%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Android
3 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) OO
2 27 (48.21%) Software Engineering
3 18 (32.14%) UML
4 15 (26.79%) OOP
5 14 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (23.21%) ETRM
7 12 (21.43%) SDLC
8 6 (10.71%) Risk Management
8 6 (10.71%) Use Case
9 5 (8.93%) Requirements Management
9 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
10 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
11 3 (5.36%) Embedded Software Development
12 2 (3.57%) Analytics
12 2 (3.57%) Data Security
12 2 (3.57%) Front End Development
12 2 (3.57%) Validation
13 1 (1.79%) MVC
13 1 (1.79%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (98.21%) C++
2 34 (60.71%) C#
3 29 (51.79%) VC++
4 12 (21.43%) Java
5 11 (19.64%) SQL
6 3 (5.36%) C++/CLI
7 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.57%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) ABAP
8 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 14001
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) OpenLink
2 12 (21.43%) Oracle
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) QNX
4 3 (5.36%) Telelogic
5 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
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