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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 566 556 538
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing MFC 20 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.039% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 11
Average daily rate
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£456 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £425 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +36.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +19.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £34.60 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +19.70%

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
14772 14272 13910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.09% 27.70% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10119 9132 8723
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 301 365
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.15 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 22 December 2014.

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 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 22 December 2014. 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 -32 18 £475 +11.76% 22
East of England -7 9 £500 - 7
South West -28 4 £500 - 2
South East -23 3 £300 -29.41% 6
Gloucestershire - 3 £500 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £300 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 - 7
North West -8 1 £363 - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Sheffield - 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Street - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wells - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 40 (88.89%) C++
2 30 (66.67%) Windows
3 18 (40.00%) C#
4 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
5 12 (26.67%) OO
5 12 (26.67%) OOD
5 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 11 (24.44%) Linux
7 10 (22.22%) .NET
7 10 (22.22%) Client/Server
7 10 (22.22%) DV Cleared
8 9 (20.00%) UNIX
8 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.00%) Multithreading
9 8 (17.78%) SQL
9 8 (17.78%) DCOM
9 8 (17.78%) STL
10 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
10 7 (15.56%) COM+
10 7 (15.56%) XML
10 7 (15.56%) WPF
10 7 (15.56%) Performance Management
11 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.33%) ATL
11 6 (13.33%) OLE DB
11 6 (13.33%) MVC
12 5 (11.11%) C
12 5 (11.11%) VC++
12 5 (11.11%) HTTP
12 5 (11.11%) Microsoft

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 (8.89%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
2 3 (6.67%) Wireshark
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.44%) ASN.1
4 1 (2.22%) GPRS
4 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.67%) Subversion
3 2 (4.44%) MSTest
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.22%) NUnit
General
1 2 (4.44%) Electronics
1 2 (4.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 34 (75.56%) Developer
2 23 (51.11%) C++ Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Software Developer
4 7 (15.56%) Software Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Programmer
8 2 (4.44%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.44%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.22%) iOS Developer
9 1 (2.22%) SQL Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) C++ Games Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) C# Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) DCOM
2 8 (17.78%) STL
3 7 (15.56%) XML
3 7 (15.56%) COM+
3 7 (15.56%) WPF
4 6 (13.33%) ATL
4 6 (13.33%) OLE DB
5 5 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (8.89%) WinForms
6 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
7 3 (6.67%) OpenGL
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.44%) CSS3
8 2 (4.44%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (4.44%) Silverlight
8 2 (4.44%) wxWidgets
8 2 (4.44%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.22%) Animation
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 9 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (4.44%) Windows CE
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) OO
1 12 (26.67%) OOD
2 9 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 7 (15.56%) Performance Management
4 6 (13.33%) MVC
5 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) Information Management
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (4.44%) UML
8 2 (4.44%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.44%) Dependency Injection
8 2 (4.44%) Time Management
9 1 (2.22%) Memory Management
9 1 (2.22%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.22%) TDD
9 1 (2.22%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.22%) Workflow
9 1 (2.22%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 40 (88.89%) C++
2 18 (40.00%) C#
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 5 (11.11%) VC++
4 5 (11.11%) C
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) PHP5
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Perforce
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Symbian
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