The first table below looks at the demand for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 16 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 South 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank - 122 -
Contract jobs citing Drools 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.21% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £409 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.10% +25.76%
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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
824 599 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.52% 25.09% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 372 507
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.60
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 South West

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

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Drools
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Drools
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) jBPM
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Cordys
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BPM

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) jBPM
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) Cordys