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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank 532 515 462
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -53
Contract jobs citing Drools 25 24 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.054% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.20% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 25
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£391 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £655 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
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
12432 12178 11781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.31% 28.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 7786 7583
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 252 317
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +10 12 £525 -17.64%
South East -8 7 £370 -1.33% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £330 -
East of England - - - -
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Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (84.62%) Java
2 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (46.15%) Spring
3 18 (46.15%) Python
4 16 (41.03%) SQL
5 15 (38.46%) JUnit
5 15 (38.46%) Hibernate
5 15 (38.46%) REST
6 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
7 13 (33.33%) J2EE
8 12 (30.77%) JMS
8 12 (30.77%) XML
8 12 (30.77%) Apache Camel
9 11 (28.21%) MVC
9 11 (28.21%) jQuery
10 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (25.64%) RESTful
10 10 (25.64%) HTML
11 9 (23.08%) UML
11 9 (23.08%) JSON
12 8 (20.51%) Maven
12 8 (20.51%) JPA
12 8 (20.51%) SOA
12 8 (20.51%) Oracle
13 7 (17.95%) CSS
13 7 (17.95%) Linux
13 7 (17.95%) Web Services
13 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
13 7 (17.95%) Network Security
13 7 (17.95%) ActiveMQ

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 6 (15.38%) Liferay
2 5 (12.82%) JBoss
2 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.82%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Network Security
2 5 (12.82%) Firewall
2 5 (12.82%) NGN
3 2 (5.13%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) DSL
4 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (17.95%) NoSQL
2 6 (15.38%) Pentaho
3 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (7.69%) JasperReports
5 3 (7.69%) Hazelcast
6 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.13%) SQLite
6 2 (5.13%) MySQL
7 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) JUnit
2 8 (20.51%) Maven
3 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
4 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.82%) JMeter
5 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
5 5 (12.82%) Subversion
5 5 (12.82%) YourKit
5 5 (12.82%) VisualVM
5 5 (12.82%) QUnit
6 2 (5.13%) Selenium
7 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.56%) ANTLR
7 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (79.49%) Developer
2 17 (43.59%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) UI Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Applications Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Java Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Business Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Software Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Junior
8 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Java Software Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Environment Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) Spring
2 15 (38.46%) Hibernate
2 15 (38.46%) REST
3 13 (33.33%) J2EE
4 12 (30.77%) JMS
4 12 (30.77%) XML
4 12 (30.77%) Apache Camel
5 11 (28.21%) jQuery
6 10 (25.64%) RESTful
6 10 (25.64%) HTML
7 9 (23.08%) JSON
8 8 (20.51%) JPA
9 7 (17.95%) CSS
9 7 (17.95%) Web Services
9 7 (17.95%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (17.95%) Ajax
10 6 (15.38%) Mustache
10 6 (15.38%) JRules
10 6 (15.38%) Spring MVC
11 5 (12.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Smartcard
1 5 (12.82%) PKI
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Open Source
3 3 (7.69%) Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Web 2.0
4 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.56%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) CentOS
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) MVC
3 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (23.08%) UML
5 8 (20.51%) SOA
6 7 (17.95%) ICONIX
7 6 (15.38%) Multithreading
7 6 (15.38%) Workflow
7 6 (15.38%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) Code Coverage
8 5 (12.82%) BPMN
8 5 (12.82%) TDD
8 5 (12.82%) Low Latency
9 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (10.26%) Validation
10 3 (7.69%) Project Management
10 3 (7.69%) OO
10 3 (7.69%) Web Development
10 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (5.13%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) Java
2 18 (46.15%) Python
3 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 14 (35.90%) JavaScript
5 6 (15.38%) PHP
5 6 (15.38%) C#
6 3 (7.69%) Golang
7 2 (5.13%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco
2 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
2 5 (12.82%) Splunk
3 2 (5.13%) Google
4 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Sun
4 1 (2.56%) Twitter
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