The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 415 405 367
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -38
Contract jobs citing Drools 4 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.056% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.055% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 23
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£588 £450 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% -21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.18% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Drools
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7215 7606 6825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.19% 30.44% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5471 5559 4901
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 51 58
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
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 21 November 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
Surbiton - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Drools
England

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) J2EE
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (40.00%) JBoss
6 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) Maven
6 3 (30.00%) jQuery
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
7 2 (20.00%) Open Source
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (20.00%) REST
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (20.00%) GitHub
7 2 (20.00%) Hazelcast
7 2 (20.00%) Clustering

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (20.00%) JasperReports
2 2 (20.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 5 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (30.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) JMS
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) JSP
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) Struts
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (20.00%) REST
5 2 (20.00%) jBPM
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
6 1 (10.00%) FreeMarker
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) OO
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Sun