Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MFC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MFC over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 815 847 837
Rank change year-on-year +32 -10 -24
Contract jobs citing MFC 16 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.026% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.053% 0.086% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 17
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £294 £278 £301
90th Percentile £465 £533 £504
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
England median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -4.46% -12.78%
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +26.67% -4.46% -12.78%

MFC is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30396 30149 30253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.38% 30.72% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21638 21071 20980
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 348 499
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £18.58 £14.50 £14.91
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

MFC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MFC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MFC in England

MFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MFC in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MFC in England

MFC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MFC in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MFC in England

MFC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MFC in England

MFC
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 5 - -
South East +1 4 £440 -12.00% 7
South West +9 3 £363 +20.83% 1
East of England -17 3 £308 -12.14% 3
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Midlands - 1 £475 - 3
MFC
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MFC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MFC.

1 15 (93.75%) C++
2 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
3 10 (62.50%) C#
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) .NET
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
7 5 (31.25%) C
7 5 (31.25%) WPF
8 3 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (18.75%) Electronics
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
8 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) STL
9 2 (12.50%) XML
9 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
9 2 (12.50%) SQL
9 2 (12.50%) VB
9 2 (12.50%) OO
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
9 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (6.25%) Image Processing

MFC
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.25%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Rational Rose
General
1 3 (18.75%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) C++ Software Engineer
3 6 (37.50%) Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C++ Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior GUI Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) WPF
3 3 (18.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (12.50%) STL
4 2 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) ActiveX
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) OLE
5 1 (6.25%) QML
5 1 (6.25%) Qt
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
5 1 (6.25%) Web Services
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms
5 1 (6.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Software Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Data Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Image Processing
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) OOD
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) C++
2 10 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) C
4 3 (18.75%) Embedded C
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (6.25%) ANSI C
6 1 (6.25%) C++/CLI
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
6 1 (6.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Atmel
2 1 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau