The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 562 470 543
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +73
Contract jobs citing Drools 28 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.077% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 19
Average daily rate £500 £438 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £580 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £393 £294
% change year-on-year
-27.38% +33.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13782 11568 14360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.85% 26.85% 25.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9018 7371 8668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 331 363
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Drools
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -15 20 £500 - 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 3
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Drools
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Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 47 (85.45%) Java
2 29 (52.73%) Spring
3 22 (40.00%) XML
4 21 (38.18%) SQL
5 20 (36.36%) Banking
6 18 (32.73%) JRules
6 18 (32.73%) Hibernate
6 18 (32.73%) Oracle
6 18 (32.73%) JMS
7 17 (30.91%) Web Services
7 17 (30.91%) Java EE
8 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (27.27%) Investment Banking
9 15 (27.27%) J2EE
10 14 (25.45%) UML
10 14 (25.45%) JBoss
10 14 (25.45%) Finance
11 12 (21.82%) JUnit
11 12 (21.82%) Eclipse
12 11 (20.00%) WebLogic
12 11 (20.00%) TDD
12 11 (20.00%) TeamCity
13 10 (18.18%) Hudson
13 10 (18.18%) jBPM
13 10 (18.18%) JSON
13 10 (18.18%) Project Management
14 9 (16.36%) Degree
14 9 (16.36%) Technical Architecture
14 9 (16.36%) Cash Management
14 9 (16.36%) Apache Camel

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.64%) Mule
2 2 (3.64%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.82%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) DSL
2 3 (5.45%) NGN
2 3 (5.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.45%) DB2
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) JUnit
1 12 (21.82%) Eclipse
2 11 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 10 (18.18%) Hudson
4 7 (12.73%) Subversion
5 4 (7.27%) Maven
6 3 (5.45%) Ant
7 1 (1.82%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.82%) Mockito
7 1 (1.82%) Hamcrest
7 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (36.36%) Banking
2 15 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 14 (25.45%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 36 (65.45%) Developer
2 24 (43.64%) Java Developer
3 13 (23.64%) Architect
4 7 (12.73%) Java Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Lead Architect
6 4 (7.27%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Business Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Lead Technical Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Designer
8 2 (3.64%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.64%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (3.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (52.73%) Spring
2 22 (40.00%) XML
3 18 (32.73%) JRules
3 18 (32.73%) Hibernate
3 18 (32.73%) JMS
4 17 (30.91%) Web Services
4 17 (30.91%) Java EE
5 15 (27.27%) J2EE
6 10 (18.18%) jBPM
6 10 (18.18%) JSON
7 9 (16.36%) Apache Camel
8 8 (14.55%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (12.73%) JAXB
9 7 (12.73%) DOM
9 7 (12.73%) XSLT
9 7 (12.73%) HornetQ
10 6 (10.91%) JPA
10 6 (10.91%) SOAP
10 6 (10.91%) FpML
11 5 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Derivative
2 6 (10.91%) Reference Data
2 6 (10.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.82%) RIA
4 1 (1.82%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 4 (7.27%) UNIX
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.45%) UML
3 11 (20.00%) TDD
4 10 (18.18%) Project Management
5 9 (16.36%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (16.36%) Cash Management
6 8 (14.55%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (14.55%) OO
7 7 (12.73%) Data Modelling
7 7 (12.73%) Migration
8 6 (10.91%) Business Transformation
8 6 (10.91%) Wealth Management
8 6 (10.91%) SOA
9 5 (9.09%) Code Coverage
9 5 (9.09%) AOP
9 5 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum
9 5 (9.09%) Automated Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Agile Project Management
11 3 (5.45%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 47 (85.45%) Java
2 21 (38.18%) SQL
3 6 (10.91%) XPath
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.27%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.45%) C
7 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.82%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) Ruby
8 1 (1.82%) Golang
8 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Oracle
2 14 (25.45%) JBoss
3 4 (7.27%) Sybase
3 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.45%) ILOG
5 2 (3.64%) Perforce
5 2 (3.64%) Software AG
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) Cordys
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