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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank 374 384 361
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs citing Drools 12 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.078% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 10
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£525 £638 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £661 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
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
6178 6407 6168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.87% 29.31% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4625 4562 4472
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 60
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £21.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +60.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £77.50 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +16 2 £525 -17.64%
Docklands, London +9 1 - -
New Malden - - - -
Drools
England

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 14 (87.50%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) Spring
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Maven
4 8 (50.00%) JMS
4 8 (50.00%) REST
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) HTML
6 6 (37.50%) Oracle
6 6 (37.50%) RESTful
7 5 (31.25%) Low Latency
7 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
7 5 (31.25%) VisualVM
7 5 (31.25%) YourKit
7 5 (31.25%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
7 5 (31.25%) BPMN
7 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (31.25%) J2EE
7 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (31.25%) JUnit
7 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
7 5 (31.25%) Code Coverage
7 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
8 4 (25.00%) MVC
8 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (25.00%) Spring MVC
8 4 (25.00%) SOA

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) Hazelcast
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (18.75%) JasperReports
4 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Maven
2 5 (31.25%) VisualVM
2 5 (31.25%) YourKit
2 5 (31.25%) JUnit
2 5 (31.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) ANTLR
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Java Developer
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Junior
2 1 (6.25%) Environment Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Junior Java Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Consultant
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) Spring
2 8 (50.00%) JMS
2 8 (50.00%) REST
3 7 (43.75%) Web Services
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) RESTful
5 5 (31.25%) jQuery
5 5 (31.25%) J2EE
5 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
6 4 (25.00%) Spring MVC
7 3 (18.75%) HTML5
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) SOAP
7 3 (18.75%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) jBPM
9 1 (6.25%) XACML
9 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
9 1 (6.25%) Spring Integration
9 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) Clustering
4 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Low Latency
2 5 (31.25%) Multithreading
2 5 (31.25%) BPMN
2 5 (31.25%) Code Coverage
3 4 (25.00%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) OO
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Sun
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO