The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 559 544 525
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs citing Drools 16 16 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.033% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.11% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 26
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£400 £550 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +31.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £450 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Drools
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14111 14299 14859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.05% 29.32% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9087 9364 9271
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 254 352
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in England

Drools
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools across the England region.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in England

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in England

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools across the England region.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in England

Drools
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 6 £388 -29.54% 1
South East -7 5 £370 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -
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Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 33 (73.33%) Java
2 22 (48.89%) Spring
3 19 (42.22%) Hibernate
4 17 (37.78%) JBoss
5 16 (35.56%) Oracle
6 15 (33.33%) J2EE
6 15 (33.33%) XML
7 14 (31.11%) SQL
7 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (28.89%) SOA
9 11 (24.44%) Banking
10 10 (22.22%) Investment Banking
10 10 (22.22%) Web Services
11 9 (20.00%) XSLT
12 8 (17.78%) MVC
12 8 (17.78%) Requirements Analysis
13 7 (15.56%) jBPM
13 7 (15.56%) Derivative
13 7 (15.56%) Finance
13 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
13 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
14 6 (13.33%) Reference Data
14 6 (13.33%) JRules
14 6 (13.33%) Business Transformation
14 6 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (13.33%) DSL
14 6 (13.33%) FpML
14 6 (13.33%) Project Management
14 6 (13.33%) SOAP
14 6 (13.33%) Struts

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) Liferay
2 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) Alfresco
2 2 (4.44%) Mule
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Cordys
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) DSL
2 1 (2.22%) NGN
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Maven
2 4 (8.89%) JUnit
2 4 (8.89%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (4.44%) Hudson
3 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) Ant
4 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.22%) Mockito
4 1 (2.22%) Hamcrest
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) Subversion
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 11 (24.44%) Banking
2 10 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 7 (15.56%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (51.11%) Developer
2 16 (35.56%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Software Designer
6 2 (4.44%) Designer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.22%) J2EE Technical Architect
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) Spring
2 19 (42.22%) Hibernate
3 15 (33.33%) XML
3 15 (33.33%) J2EE
4 10 (22.22%) Web Services
5 9 (20.00%) XSLT
6 7 (15.56%) jBPM
7 6 (13.33%) FpML
7 6 (13.33%) JRules
7 6 (13.33%) Java SE
7 6 (13.33%) Spring MVC
7 6 (13.33%) .NET
7 6 (13.33%) SOAP
7 6 (13.33%) Struts
8 5 (11.11%) Middleware
9 4 (8.89%) JMS
9 4 (8.89%) Spring Batch
10 3 (6.67%) JAX-WS
10 3 (6.67%) RESTful
10 3 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Derivative
2 6 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (13.33%) Reference Data
3 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.22%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) SOA
3 8 (17.78%) MVC
3 8 (17.78%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
5 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) Wealth Management
5 6 (13.33%) Business Transformation
6 5 (11.11%) UML
7 4 (8.89%) OO
7 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 4 (8.89%) TDD
7 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.89%) Software Architecture
8 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.67%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.67%) C++
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) C
4 3 (6.67%) Python
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) JBoss
2 16 (35.56%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Sybase
4 2 (4.44%) Google
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.44%) Software AG
5 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
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