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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank 556 539 491
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -48
Contract jobs citing Drools 35 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.069% 0.056% 0.072%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 17
Average daily rate
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£500 £388 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £350 £412
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £510 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £315 £393
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -19.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- +300.00%
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
13882 13695 11708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.38% 27.55% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9144 9096 7485
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 201 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +27 28 £513 +10.81% 2
South East - 4 - -
South West +4 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Drools
UK

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 59 (93.65%) Java
2 34 (53.97%) Spring
3 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (46.03%) SQL
5 28 (44.44%) Python
6 27 (42.86%) JUnit
7 23 (36.51%) REST
8 22 (34.92%) Oracle
9 20 (31.75%) Maven
10 19 (30.16%) Linux
11 18 (28.57%) J2EE
11 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (26.98%) MVC
12 17 (26.98%) Finance
13 15 (23.81%) Workflow
13 15 (23.81%) HTML
13 15 (23.81%) Web Services
13 15 (23.81%) Eclipse
13 15 (23.81%) Pentaho
14 14 (22.22%) JMS
14 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
15 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
15 13 (20.63%) Multithreading
15 13 (20.63%) Apache Camel
15 13 (20.63%) Relational Database
16 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
16 12 (19.05%) BPMN
16 12 (19.05%) JPA
16 12 (19.05%) jQuery
16 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (12.70%) JBoss
1 8 (12.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (11.11%) Apache
3 6 (9.52%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.76%) Alfresco
5 3 (4.76%) nginx
5 3 (4.76%) Confluence
6 2 (3.17%) Apache Qpid
6 2 (3.17%) Node.js
6 2 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.17%) Mule
6 2 (3.17%) GlassFish
6 2 (3.17%) Jetty
6 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.17%) Tornado
6 2 (3.17%) WildFly
6 2 (3.17%) Mule ESB
6 2 (3.17%) Apache TomEE
6 2 (3.17%) iPlanet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) GitHub
1 2 (3.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) Network Security
3 3 (4.76%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (4.76%) NGN
4 2 (3.17%) HTTP
5 1 (1.59%) SAN
5 1 (1.59%) DSL
5 1 (1.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) Pentaho
2 13 (20.63%) Relational Database
3 11 (17.46%) Oracle Database
3 11 (17.46%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (12.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (12.70%) NoSQL
5 6 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (7.94%) MySQL
7 2 (3.17%) Redis
7 2 (3.17%) Riak
7 2 (3.17%) Hazelcast
7 2 (3.17%) Infinispan
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.17%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (3.17%) JasperReports
8 1 (1.59%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (42.86%) JUnit
2 20 (31.75%) Maven
3 15 (23.81%) Eclipse
4 12 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 10 (15.87%) VisualVM
5 10 (15.87%) YourKit
5 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
6 8 (12.70%) JMeter
7 6 (9.52%) Subversion
7 6 (9.52%) QUnit
8 4 (6.35%) Selenium
8 4 (6.35%) JIRA
9 3 (4.76%) Gradle
10 2 (3.17%) Artifactory
10 2 (3.17%) ANTLR
10 2 (3.17%) Mockito
10 2 (3.17%) Mocha
10 2 (3.17%) Lombardi
10 2 (3.17%) SonarQube
10 2 (3.17%) Gerrit
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
3 9 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (76.19%) Developer
2 36 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 14 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (7.94%) J2EE Developer
5 5 (7.94%) Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Middleware Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Junior Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Junior Java Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Junior
8 2 (3.17%) Java Software Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Java Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.59%) Junior Java Software Developer
9 1 (1.59%) UI Developer
9 1 (1.59%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (53.97%) Spring
2 23 (36.51%) REST
3 18 (28.57%) J2EE
4 15 (23.81%) HTML
4 15 (23.81%) Web Services
5 14 (22.22%) JMS
6 13 (20.63%) Apache Camel
7 12 (19.05%) Hibernate
7 12 (19.05%) jQuery
7 12 (19.05%) JPA
8 11 (17.46%) RESTful
8 11 (17.46%) Spring MVC
9 10 (15.87%) HTML5
9 10 (15.87%) Ajax
9 10 (15.87%) XML
9 10 (15.87%) Spring Integration
10 9 (14.29%) JSON
11 8 (12.70%) Dojo
11 8 (12.70%) ActiveMQ
12 7 (11.11%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (14.29%) Open Source
2 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 8 (12.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (12.70%) Equities
3 8 (12.70%) Derivative
3 8 (12.70%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (9.52%) PKI
4 6 (9.52%) Smartcard
5 2 (3.17%) Clustering
5 2 (3.17%) W3C
5 2 (3.17%) CMDB
6 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Linux
2 8 (12.70%) CentOS
3 4 (6.35%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.17%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.98%) MVC
3 15 (23.81%) Workflow
4 13 (20.63%) Software Engineering
4 13 (20.63%) Multithreading
5 12 (19.05%) BPMN
5 12 (19.05%) SOA
5 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (15.87%) Low Latency
6 10 (15.87%) Code Coverage
7 9 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 9 (14.29%) TDD
8 8 (12.70%) Dimensional Modelling
8 8 (12.70%) ETL
9 7 (11.11%) Scrum
10 6 (9.52%) Validation
10 6 (9.52%) Concurrent Programming
11 5 (7.94%) UML
11 5 (7.94%) ICONIX
12 4 (6.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (93.65%) Java
2 29 (46.03%) SQL
3 28 (44.44%) Python
4 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.70%) C#
6 7 (11.11%) PHP
7 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.17%) VBScript
8 2 (3.17%) VB
8 2 (3.17%) Perl
9 1 (1.59%) C++
9 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.59%) Go
9 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.17%) Varnish
2 2 (3.17%) vCloud
2 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Squid
2 2 (3.17%) Xen
3 1 (1.59%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) OpenIDM
2 4 (6.35%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) ZABBIX
3 3 (4.76%) logstash
3 3 (4.76%) Kibana
4 2 (3.17%) Salt
4 2 (3.17%) Zenoss
4 2 (3.17%) Nagios
4 2 (3.17%) SCCM
4 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.17%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) Red Hat
2 8 (12.70%) Splunk
3 6 (9.52%) Cisco
4 5 (7.94%) VMware
5 4 (6.35%) IBM
6 3 (4.76%) Twitter
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.17%) HP
7 2 (3.17%) BMC
7 2 (3.17%) CA
7 2 (3.17%) ILOG
7 2 (3.17%) Pega
7 2 (3.17%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.17%) TIBCO
7 2 (3.17%) Remedy
8 1 (1.59%) OpenText
8 1 (1.59%) Sun