The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 262 268
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6  
Contract jobs citing Drools 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.054% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £453 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.80% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82%  
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 South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2096 2203 2357
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.75% 23.75% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1479 1369
Median daily rate £400 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 51 52
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Drools
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Drools as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Drools in the South East

Drools
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Drools in the South East

Drools
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Drools in the South East

Drools
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +14 5 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £453 -
Drools
England

Drools
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Drools also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Drools.

1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
1 8 (100.00%) BPMN
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (75.00%) MyBatis
2 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (75.00%) ANTLR
2 6 (75.00%) XACML
2 6 (75.00%) REST
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) Maven
2 6 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (75.00%) Eclipse
2 6 (75.00%) TIBCO
2 6 (75.00%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) JMS
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) JUnit
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Apache Thrift
3 5 (62.50%) Python
3 5 (62.50%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) EAI

Drools
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (75.00%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) ANTLR
1 6 (75.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (75.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (75.00%) JUnit
1 6 (75.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Java Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Senior Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Senior Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Apache Thrift
1 6 (75.00%) JMS
1 6 (75.00%) MyBatis
1 6 (75.00%) REST
1 6 (75.00%) Spring
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
1 6 (75.00%) XACML
2 2 (25.00%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) BPMN
1 8 (100.00%) SOA
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (62.50%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Domain Models
4 2 (25.00%) EAI
4 2 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Python
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) TIBCO