The first table below looks at the demand for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 17 April 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 North West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 129 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Drools 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% - 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £360 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £409 £294
% change year-on-year
-30.27% +39.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
+300.00% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
784 630 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.77% 26.13% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 330 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +32.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £160.50 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Drools
England

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Drools
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools across the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) Apache Camel
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 4 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) JBoss
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (37.50%) CSS
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) HTML
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) JSON
5 3 (37.50%) HornetQ
5 3 (37.50%) Java EE
6 2 (25.00%) XPath
6 2 (25.00%) HTML5
6 2 (25.00%) REST
6 2 (25.00%) CSS3
6 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (25.00%) Ajax
6 2 (25.00%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) XML
6 2 (25.00%) DOM
6 2 (25.00%) XSLT
6 2 (25.00%) JMS
6 2 (25.00%) SOA
6 2 (25.00%) JAXB
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) SOAP
7 1 (12.50%) XHTML

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) Apache Camel
3 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 3 (37.50%) Java EE
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) HornetQ
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) DOM
5 2 (25.00%) XSLT
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) CSS3
5 2 (25.00%) Ajax
5 2 (25.00%) JMS
5 2 (25.00%) JAXB
5 2 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (12.50%) Java EE 5
6 1 (12.50%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) XPath
4 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) JBoss
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat