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 3 months to 27 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.

Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 610 622
Rank change year-on-year +38 +12  
Contract jobs citing MFC 11 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.056% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.078% 0.20% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 3
Median daily rate £325 £650 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +91.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £336 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £704 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £308
% change year-on-year -2.25% +8.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £40.93 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.40% +2.31%  
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14119 14879 14337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.43% 27.95% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9794 10317 9294
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 227 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

MFC
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MFC in the UK

MFC
Top 9 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 3 months to 27 March 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
England +34 11 £325 -50.00% 11
South East +17 6 £348 +2.20% 5
Portsmouth - 6 £348 -
Hampshire - 6 £348 - 2
London +24 3 - - 2
New Malden - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 2 £308 - 3
Cambridge +7 2 £308 - 2
East of England -4 2 £308 - 3

MFC
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 21 (100.00%) C++
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 16 (76.19%) C#
4 15 (71.43%) .NET
5 13 (61.90%) XML
6 12 (57.14%) Linux
7 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
8 10 (47.62%) Validation
8 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
9 9 (42.86%) MySQL
9 9 (42.86%) Java
9 9 (42.86%) Client/Server
9 9 (42.86%) Eclipse
9 9 (42.86%) XML Messaging
9 9 (42.86%) MVC
10 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (38.10%) SQL
10 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
11 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 7 (33.33%) JIRA
11 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
11 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (28.57%) WCF
12 6 (28.57%) Data Transformation
12 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (28.57%) SDLC
12 6 (28.57%) Telerik
12 6 (28.57%) Code Coverage

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 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) MySQL
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
2 9 (42.86%) Eclipse
3 7 (33.33%) JIRA
3 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) C++ Developer
1 12 (57.14%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) Software Engineer
3 9 (42.86%) C++/Java Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Java Developer
4 8 (38.10%) C++ Software Developer
4 8 (38.10%) Software Developer
5 6 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (28.57%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (19.05%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
8 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
8 2 (9.52%) C++/C# Developer
8 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
9 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (4.76%) C/C++ Developer
9 1 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 13 (61.90%) XML
3 9 (42.86%) XML Messaging
4 6 (28.57%) WCF
5 5 (23.81%) WPF
6 4 (19.05%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 4 (19.05%) Qt
7 1 (4.76%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Client/Server
2 6 (28.57%) Replication
3 4 (19.05%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.76%) CAN bus
4 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Software Engineering
2 10 (47.62%) Validation
3 9 (42.86%) MVC
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (28.57%) Code Coverage
6 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 6 (28.57%) Data Modelling
6 6 (28.57%) Data Transformation
6 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 6 (28.57%) SDLC
7 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
8 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (76.19%) C#
3 9 (42.86%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) C
6 1 (4.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Telerik