The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Drools skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Drools
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 163 204
Contract jobs citing Drools 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.059% 0.017%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.17% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £363 £370
% change year-on-year +37.93% -2.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Drools is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1238 1183 1708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.94% 35.14% 29.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3865 4052 4838
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £313 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 38
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.00 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.29 £21.00 £193.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Drools
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Drools as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Drools in the City of London

Drools
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Drools in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Drools in the City of London