The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 27 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)
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 423 - 428
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MFC 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% - 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% - 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -1.28% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 7469 7068 7228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.88% 32.45% 31.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5550 5424 5248
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 49
Median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

MFC
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

MFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MFC in London

MFC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MFC in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region with a requirement for MFC.

1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (75.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Qt
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) QML
4 1 (25.00%) RIA

MFC
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) GUI Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior GUI Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
1 3 (75.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) QML
2 1 (25.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared