The first table below looks at the demand for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 25 July 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 London 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 405 393 400
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing Drools 6 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.087% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.083% 0.28% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 10
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£408 £538 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.18% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7263 7580 7539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.76% 31.27% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5169 5471 5259
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £574
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 80 82
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%
Drools
England

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in London

Drools
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Drools Daily Rate Trend in London

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in London

Drools
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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Job
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Drools
England

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 19 (70.37%) Java
2 13 (48.15%) XML
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Banking
3 11 (40.74%) Spring
3 11 (40.74%) Investment Banking
3 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 10 (37.04%) Finance
5 9 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 9 (33.33%) Project Management
6 8 (29.63%) J2EE
6 8 (29.63%) Oracle
6 8 (29.63%) JRules
6 8 (29.63%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (25.93%) Derivative
7 7 (25.93%) JBoss
7 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
8 6 (22.22%) JMS
8 6 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (22.22%) DSL
8 6 (22.22%) FpML
8 6 (22.22%) Java EE
8 6 (22.22%) QA
8 6 (22.22%) Wealth Management
8 6 (22.22%) Reference Data
8 6 (22.22%) Business Transformation
9 5 (18.52%) JSON
9 5 (18.52%) Maven
9 5 (18.52%) JAXB
9 5 (18.52%) SOA

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) Mule
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (3.70%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.70%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.70%) DB2
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Maven
2 4 (14.81%) JUnit
3 3 (11.11%) Ant
4 2 (7.41%) Hudson
4 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.70%) Mockito
5 1 (3.70%) Hamcrest
5 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.70%) Subversion
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
5 1 (3.70%) FitNesse
5 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (40.74%) Banking
1 11 (40.74%) Investment Banking
2 10 (37.04%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) Java Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Software Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Java Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) XML
2 11 (40.74%) Spring
3 9 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 8 (29.63%) JRules
4 8 (29.63%) J2EE
5 6 (22.22%) JMS
5 6 (22.22%) FpML
5 6 (22.22%) Java EE
6 5 (18.52%) JSON
6 5 (18.52%) JAXB
6 5 (18.52%) .NET
7 4 (14.81%) Struts
7 4 (14.81%) Web Services
7 4 (14.81%) DOM
7 4 (14.81%) XSLT
7 4 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (14.81%) HornetQ
8 3 (11.11%) HTML
9 2 (7.41%) JSP
9 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Derivative
2 6 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (22.22%) Reference Data
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) Project Management
3 8 (29.63%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
5 6 (22.22%) Wealth Management
5 6 (22.22%) Business Transformation
6 5 (18.52%) SOA
6 5 (18.52%) OO
7 4 (14.81%) UML
7 4 (14.81%) TDD
8 3 (11.11%) MVC
8 3 (11.11%) Software Architecture
8 3 (11.11%) BDD
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
9 2 (7.41%) Release Management
9 2 (7.41%) Time Management
9 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) Scrum
9 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) Java
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) XPath
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.41%) C
4 2 (7.41%) C#
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 7 (25.93%) JBoss
3 3 (11.11%) Sybase
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.41%) Software AG
5 1 (3.70%) ILOG
5 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) IBM