Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 867 860
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 -8
Contract jobs citing MFC 17 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.023% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.075% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 19
UK median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -10.00%
10th Percentile £294 £270 £304
90th Percentile £465 £525 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -4.46% -12.78%
10th Percentile £38.50 £33.55 £32.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £46.50 £41.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32971 31981 32228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.98% 30.38% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23277 22154 22091
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 367 553
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.35 £14.40 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

MFC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MFC in the UK

MFC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MFC in the UK

MFC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MFC over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MFC in the UK

MFC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MFC in the UK

MFC
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MFC within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +8 16 £425 +21.43% 17
UK excluding London +24 11 £425 +21.43% 18
London -12 5 - -
South East -6 4 £440 -7.37% 8
South West -8 3 £363 +20.83% 1
East of England -16 3 £308 -12.14% 2
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Midlands - 1 £475 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for MFC.

1 15 (88.24%) C++
2 11 (64.71%) C#
2 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
3 10 (58.82%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) WPF
5 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
5 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
6 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
6 5 (29.41%) C
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Electronics
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (11.76%) WCF
8 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (11.76%) Scrum
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
8 2 (11.76%) VxWorks
8 2 (11.76%) OO
8 2 (11.76%) SQL
8 2 (11.76%) VB

MFC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (5.88%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) MSI
3 1 (5.88%) Rational Rose
3 1 (5.88%) WiX
General
1 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) C++ Software Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++/Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (5.88%) GUI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior GUI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) WPF
3 3 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.76%) STL
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) ActiveX
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.88%) CSS
5 1 (5.88%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) jQuery
5 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
5 1 (5.88%) OLE
5 1 (5.88%) QML
5 1 (5.88%) WinForms
5 1 (5.88%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) VxWorks
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.88%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) Image Processing
4 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) MVVM
4 1 (5.88%) OOD
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) C++
2 11 (64.71%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) C
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) ANSI C
6 1 (5.88%) C++/CLI
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (5.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Atmel
2 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.88%) Tableau
2 1 (5.88%) VMware