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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 557 543 517
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs citing Drools 22 17 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.035% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.12% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £422 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £585 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
14164 14098 14919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.27% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9322 9291 9042
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 235 364
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £17.61 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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
South East - 9 £370 -
London +5 6 £388 -22.50% 8
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East of England - - - -
Drools
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Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (76.74%) Java
2 21 (48.84%) Spring
3 18 (41.86%) Hibernate
4 16 (37.21%) JBoss
5 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (30.23%) J2EE
6 13 (30.23%) Oracle
6 13 (30.23%) SOA
7 11 (25.58%) XML
8 10 (23.26%) MVC
8 10 (23.26%) Liferay
9 9 (20.93%) XSLT
9 9 (20.93%) Apache Camel
10 8 (18.60%) Web Services
10 8 (18.60%) Spring MVC
11 7 (16.28%) JSON
11 7 (16.28%) SOAP
11 7 (16.28%) UML
11 7 (16.28%) SQL
11 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
12 6 (13.95%) Spring Batch
12 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
12 6 (13.95%) Scrum
12 6 (13.95%) JMS
12 6 (13.95%) jBPM
13 5 (11.63%) Maven
13 5 (11.63%) ActiveMQ
13 5 (11.63%) RESTful
13 5 (11.63%) Python
13 5 (11.63%) Middleware

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 10 (23.26%) Liferay
2 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Cordys
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) NGN
1 3 (6.98%) Network Security
2 2 (4.65%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.30%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.98%) SQLite
3 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) DB2
5 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Maven
2 4 (9.30%) JUnit
2 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.33%) Mockito
4 1 (2.33%) Hamcrest
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) Hudson
4 1 (2.33%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.98%) UI Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Java Technical Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Designer
7 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 1 (2.33%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) Spring
2 18 (41.86%) Hibernate
3 13 (30.23%) J2EE
4 11 (25.58%) XML
5 9 (20.93%) XSLT
5 9 (20.93%) Apache Camel
6 8 (18.60%) Spring MVC
6 8 (18.60%) Web Services
7 7 (16.28%) JSON
7 7 (16.28%) SOAP
7 7 (16.28%) AngularJS
8 6 (13.95%) JMS
8 6 (13.95%) jBPM
8 6 (13.95%) Spring Batch
9 5 (11.63%) RESTful
9 5 (11.63%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (11.63%) Middleware
9 5 (11.63%) JAX-RS
10 4 (9.30%) Struts
10 4 (9.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Open Source
2 2 (4.65%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.33%) Derivative
3 1 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) UNIX
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) SOA
3 10 (23.26%) MVC
4 7 (16.28%) UML
5 6 (13.95%) Scrum
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.30%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.98%) ICONIX
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.98%) Software Architecture
8 2 (4.65%) Website Architecture
8 2 (4.65%) EAI
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL
8 2 (4.65%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) TDD
8 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.65%) Service Management
9 1 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (76.74%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.63%) C++
4 5 (11.63%) Python
5 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.98%) Golang
7 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.65%) Ruby
7 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.65%) Perl
7 2 (4.65%) C#
8 1 (2.33%) C
8 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) JBoss
2 13 (30.23%) Oracle
3 4 (9.30%) Google
4 2 (4.65%) Sybase
5 1 (2.33%) Software AG
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat