The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 264 265
Rank change year-on-year +36 +1  
Contract jobs citing MFC 10 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.15% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 0.55% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Median daily rate £385 £500 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.00% +57.48%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £445 £325
% change year-on-year -13.48% +36.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2097 2354 2390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.45% 26.72% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1340 1510 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 29
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £55.00 £50.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

MFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MFC in the South East

MFC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MFC in the South East

MFC
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hampshire - 6 £440 - 1
Surrey -2 4 £385 -23.00% 1
MFC
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for MFC.

1 16 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (81.25%) MySQL
3 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 10 (62.50%) XML
4 10 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 10 (62.50%) Java
4 10 (62.50%) MVC
4 10 (62.50%) XML Messaging
4 10 (62.50%) Eclipse
5 9 (56.25%) Client/Server
6 8 (50.00%) .NET
7 7 (43.75%) Linux
7 7 (43.75%) SQL
7 7 (43.75%) C#
7 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 6 (37.50%) Scrum
9 5 (31.25%) JIRA
9 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (31.25%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (25.00%) Data Transformation
10 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (25.00%) SDLC
10 4 (25.00%) Replication
10 4 (25.00%) LAN
10 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (25.00%) Embedded C++
10 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling

MFC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) MySQL
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (62.50%) Eclipse
1 10 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) C++ Developer
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 10 (62.50%) C++/Java Developer
2 10 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Embedded Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior C++ Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java Software Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) XML
1 10 (62.50%) XML Messaging
2 8 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) DirectX
3 3 (18.75%) STL
3 3 (18.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Client/Server
2 4 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 4 (25.00%) Data Transformation
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) Code Coverage
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) Use Case
6 3 (18.75%) User Stories
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C++
2 10 (62.50%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Embedded C++
5 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) ILOG
2 3 (18.75%) Telerik