The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 134 130 133
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Drools 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
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 - - -
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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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
776 776 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.36% 28.10% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 418 498
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £16.00 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £40.00
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) JBoss
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Website Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) Spring Batch
2 2 (50.00%) JAX-RS
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) JPA
2 2 (50.00%) Apache CXF
2 2 (50.00%) Liferay
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) FTP
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) Liferay
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Applications Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Java Technical Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Software Architect
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) JMS
1 4 (100.00%) RESTful
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (50.00%) JPA
2 2 (50.00%) Apache CXF
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) Spring Batch
2 2 (50.00%) JAX-RS
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Website Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) UML
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle