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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 615 607
Rank change year-on-year +40 -8  
Contract jobs citing MFC 15 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.044% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 13
Median daily rate £385 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -1.28% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88%  

MFC is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13923 14344 14192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.35% 28.96% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10235 9678
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 188
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £18.80 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

MFC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MFC as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +16 9 £385 -23.00% 7
East Midlands - 5 £325 -
South West +8 1 £425 +25.92% 2
MFC
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 26 (100.00%) C++
2 20 (76.92%) Windows
3 13 (50.00%) C#
3 13 (50.00%) .NET
4 12 (46.15%) MySQL
4 12 (46.15%) XML
4 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
6 9 (34.62%) XML Messaging
6 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
6 9 (34.62%) Java
6 9 (34.62%) MVC
6 9 (34.62%) Eclipse
7 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
9 6 (23.08%) Scrum
9 6 (23.08%) Linux
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
10 5 (19.23%) OO
10 5 (19.23%) WPF
10 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (15.38%) Bitbucket
11 4 (15.38%) JIRA
11 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
11 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (15.38%) RESTful
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++

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 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) MySQL
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Eclipse
1 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (15.38%) Bitbucket
2 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Developer
2 20 (76.92%) C++ Developer
3 9 (34.62%) C++/Java Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) C++ Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Embedded Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior C++ Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
6 3 (11.54%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (7.69%) C Developer
7 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 2 (7.69%) C/C++ Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) XML
3 9 (34.62%) XML Messaging
4 5 (19.23%) WPF
5 4 (15.38%) RESTful
5 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 3 (11.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (11.54%) DirectX
6 3 (11.54%) STL
6 3 (11.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Software Engineering
3 9 (34.62%) MVC
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (19.23%) OO
6 3 (11.54%) Code Coverage
6 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
6 3 (11.54%) Data Transformation
6 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (11.54%) SDLC
6 3 (11.54%) UML
6 3 (11.54%) Use Case
6 3 (11.54%) User Stories
6 3 (11.54%) Validation
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.85%) Kanban
7 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (50.00%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) Embedded C++
6 2 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) ILOG
2 3 (11.54%) Telerik