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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 602 582 550
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -32
Contract jobs citing MFC 18 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.053% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £45.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.85 £45.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £45.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-12.77% +16.12%

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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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 26 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 31 July 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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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 -28 17 £375 +15.38% 16
South West - 7 £375 - 5
South East -9 4 £325 +1.56% 8
Gloucestershire - 4 £375 - 4
Somerset - 3 - -
Yeovil - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 2 - -
London -10 2 £480 +47.69% 1
West Sussex - 2 £325 - 1
Horsham - 2 £325 -
City of London - 2 £480 - 1
East of England 0 1 £338 - 1
Glasgow -2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -4 1 £338 - 1
Cheshire -9 1 £400 +53.84% 1
Scotland -17 1 - - 1
North West -27 1 £400 +21.21% 1
West Midlands - 1 £415 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £325 -
Staffordshire - 1 £415 -
North East - 1 £325 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £375 - 2
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £325 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £415 -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (93.33%) C++
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 14 (46.67%) Visual Studio
3 14 (46.67%) .NET
3 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
4 13 (43.33%) Multithreading
4 13 (43.33%) STL
4 13 (43.33%) C#
5 11 (36.67%) Windows
6 10 (33.33%) Oracle
6 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 9 (30.00%) UML
8 8 (26.67%) XML
9 7 (23.33%) Finance
9 7 (23.33%) Banking
9 7 (23.33%) Degree
9 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
10 6 (20.00%) OO
10 6 (20.00%) VC++
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.67%) IBM
11 5 (16.67%) Derivative
11 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
12 4 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (13.33%) VB6
12 4 (13.33%) FpML
12 4 (13.33%) MQSeries
12 4 (13.33%) TIBCO

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.67%) FWSM
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (10.00%) FinalBuilder
3 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.33%) GCC
5 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
1 7 (23.33%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 17 (56.67%) C++ Developer
3 10 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Support
7 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 13 (43.33%) STL
3 8 (26.67%) XML
4 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 4 (13.33%) Rendezvous
5 4 (13.33%) FpML
6 3 (10.00%) Ajax
7 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (3.33%) ATL
8 1 (3.33%) COM
8 1 (3.33%) SOAP
8 1 (3.33%) MSMQ
8 1 (3.33%) Web Services
8 1 (3.33%) WCF
8 1 (3.33%) WPF
8 1 (3.33%) LINQ
8 1 (3.33%) Qt
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.33%) HTML5
8 1 (3.33%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Derivative
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
4 1 (3.33%) FreeBSD
4 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.33%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 13 (43.33%) Multithreading
3 9 (30.00%) UML
4 6 (20.00%) OO
5 4 (13.33%) OOD
6 3 (10.00%) Validation
6 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Use Case
7 2 (6.67%) Network Management
7 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 1 (3.33%) SDLC
8 1 (3.33%) TDD
8 1 (3.33%) OOP
8 1 (3.33%) ETL
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) MVC
8 1 (3.33%) Database Theory
8 1 (3.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (93.33%) C++
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 13 (43.33%) C#
4 6 (20.00%) VC++
5 4 (13.33%) VB
5 4 (13.33%) C
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) VB6
6 3 (10.00%) Java
7 2 (6.67%) C++/CLI
7 2 (6.67%) Assembly Language
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) IBM
3 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.67%) QNX
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) Borland
5 1 (3.33%) Telelogic
5 1 (3.33%) Perforce
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