The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Drools
Rank - 81 72
Contract jobs citing Drools 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.24% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £323 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £180.00 -
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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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
371 404 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 24.26% 32.45% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 246 178
Average daily rate £325 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Drools
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Drools Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) EAI
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
1 2 (100.00%) Apache CXF
1 2 (100.00%) Liferay
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Spring Batch
1 2 (100.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Camel
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (100.00%) JBoss
1 2 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (100.00%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Java Technical Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (50.00%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) JMS
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) JSON
1 2 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 2 (100.00%) JPA
1 2 (100.00%) Apache CXF
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Spring Batch
1 2 (100.00%) JAX-RS
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) EAI
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript