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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
Rank 555 540 511
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -29
Contract jobs citing MFC 16 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.039% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 12
Average daily rate
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£333 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.76% +70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +19.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +17.60%

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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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 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 29 January 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 -23 14 £389 -8.52% 17
South East -12 7 £320 -24.70% 2
East of England +1 4 £438 - 5
West Sussex - 4 £300 -
South West -16 3 £525 - 3
Horsham - 3 - -
Cambridge - 2 £300 - 5
Cambridgeshire - 2 £300 - 5
Gloucestershire - 2 £525 - 1
Hampshire -20 1 £340 - 2
Somerset - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

MFC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 31 (88.57%) C++
2 24 (68.57%) Windows
3 14 (40.00%) C#
4 13 (37.14%) OOD
5 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
6 11 (31.43%) Linux
6 11 (31.43%) OO
7 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
7 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
8 9 (25.71%) UNIX
8 9 (25.71%) .NET
9 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
10 6 (17.14%) Degree
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 6 (17.14%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) MVC
11 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
11 5 (14.29%) VC++
11 5 (14.29%) Information Management
11 5 (14.29%) WPF
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (11.43%) Wireshark
12 4 (11.43%) C
12 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
12 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
13 3 (8.57%) Python
13 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
13 3 (8.57%) Electronics

MFC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Wireshark
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) Intranet
3 1 (2.86%) GPRS
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) MSTest
3 1 (2.86%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Electronics
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (71.43%) Developer
2 19 (54.29%) C++ Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Development Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Games Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Server Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) WPF
3 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.57%) HTML
4 3 (8.57%) CSS
4 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (5.71%) Qt
5 2 (5.71%) HTML5
5 2 (5.71%) CSS3
5 2 (5.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.71%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (5.71%) WinForms
5 2 (5.71%) STL
5 2 (5.71%) DCOM
5 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.86%) DirectX
6 1 (2.86%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.86%) Animation
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Linux
3 9 (25.71%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) OOD
2 11 (31.43%) OO
3 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (17.14%) MVC
5 5 (14.29%) Information Management
6 3 (8.57%) Scrum
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.71%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (5.71%) UML
8 1 (2.86%) Code Coverage
8 1 (2.86%) Workflow
8 1 (2.86%) TDD
8 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Time Management
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 31 (88.57%) C++
2 14 (40.00%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 5 (14.29%) VC++
5 4 (11.43%) C
6 3 (8.57%) Python
6 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.71%) PHP5
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Perforce
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle