The table below looks at the statistics for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Drools 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
- +38.46%
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
650 581 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.15% 27.92% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 361 324
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Drools
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Drools
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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
2 3 (75.00%) jBPM
2 3 (75.00%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) JBoss
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) JAX-WS
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) JAX-RS
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Alfresco
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate

Drools
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Alfresco
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) Middleware
1 3 (75.00%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (75.00%) jBPM
1 3 (75.00%) JAX-WS
1 3 (75.00%) JAX-RS
1 3 (75.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) JBoss