The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
England / South West
Rank - 129 143
Contract jobs citing MFC 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.34% 0.032%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.41% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £329 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £308
% change year-on-year -2.25% +8.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £41.13 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £40.93 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.73% +2.31%  

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 743 710 762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.61% 24.47% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 472 495
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

MFC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

MFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MFC in the South West

MFC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MFC in the South West

MFC
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 West region with a requirement for MFC.

1 5 (100.00%) C++
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) C
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) Device Driver
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (80.00%) Qt
3 1 (20.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) DCOM
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) InstallShield

MFC
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C++/C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Qt
2 1 (20.00%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VC++