The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 35 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 2 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 1.25% 0.56% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.90% 1.79% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Average salary £27,500 £40,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.25% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Open Source
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
69 56 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 43.13% 31.28% 19.08%
Number of salaries quoted 66 45 22
Average salary £33,750 £45,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +57.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Open Source
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Colchester region.

Open Source Salary Trend in Colchester

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Open Source 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) JUnit
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) JBoss
3 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (50.00%) Rational Rose
4 3 (50.00%) IBM
4 3 (50.00%) Swing
4 3 (50.00%) OOP
4 3 (50.00%) OO
4 3 (50.00%) Ant
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (50.00%) JMeter
4 3 (50.00%) NUnit
4 3 (50.00%) ArgoUML
4 3 (50.00%) Maven
4 3 (50.00%) Cactus
4 3 (50.00%) Java EE
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Use Case
4 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (50.00%) DbUnit

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Open Source also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) JUnit
2 3 (50.00%) Rational Rose
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) JMeter
2 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 3 (50.00%) ArgoUML
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) Cactus
2 3 (50.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (50.00%) DbUnit
2 3 (50.00%) JProfiler
2 3 (50.00%) Hudson
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) Redmine
2 3 (50.00%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) Mockito
3 1 (16.67%) jMock
General
1 1 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Swing
1 3 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) Struts
3 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) OOP
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) Use Case
2 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft