The first table below looks at the demand for ActionScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActionScript over the 3 months to 18 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 Programming Languages category for the England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 515 414 360
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -54
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 75 89 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.39% 0.56% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 145
Average daily rate £330 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £34.24 - £24.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.24 - £30.00
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19076 15932 19789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.16% 36.97% 35.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12561 10005 11910
Average daily rate £375 £385 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 578 705
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
ActionScript
UK

ActionScript
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ActionScript Jobs Demand Trend in England

ActionScript
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ActionScript Daily Rate Trend in England

ActionScript
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActionScript across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

ActionScript Daily Rate Histogram in England

ActionScript
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript across the England region.

ActionScript Hourly Rate Trend in England

ActionScript
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActionScript across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

ActionScript Hourly Rate Histogram in England

ActionScript
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -46 34 £375 -6.25% 19
South East -6 15 £325 -7.14% 5
North West -18 8 £331 -5.35%
East Midlands -4 6 £413 +13.79% 5
West Midlands -15 4 £458 - 5
East of England - 4 £325 - 3
South West -21 3 £350 +75.00% 1
Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire -25 1 - - 5
North East - - - - 2
ActionScript
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ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ActionScript 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 ActionScript.

1 122 (64.89%) HTML
2 116 (61.70%) Flash
3 102 (54.26%) JavaScript
4 94 (50.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 86 (45.74%) CSS
6 67 (35.64%) XML
6 67 (35.64%) ActionScript 2.0
7 61 (32.45%) HTML5
8 53 (28.19%) Adobe
9 37 (19.68%) Apache Flex
10 35 (18.62%) Java
11 34 (18.09%) jQuery
12 30 (15.96%) Photoshop
13 29 (15.43%) Games
14 28 (14.89%) OO
15 27 (14.36%) SQL
15 27 (14.36%) CSS3
16 26 (13.83%) PHP
16 26 (13.83%) Finance
17 25 (13.30%) Microsoft
18 24 (12.77%) C#
18 24 (12.77%) Windows
19 22 (11.70%) OOP
20 21 (11.17%) XHTML
20 21 (11.17%) FTP
20 21 (11.17%) Marketing
21 20 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
21 20 (10.64%) Web Services
21 20 (10.64%) Project Management
22 19 (10.11%) HTTP

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing ActionScript 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 ActionScript. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (4.26%) CMS
1 8 (4.26%) Node.js
2 6 (3.19%) IIS
3 5 (2.66%) Drupal
4 4 (2.13%) WordPress
5 3 (1.60%) Gentran
5 3 (1.60%) Sonic ESB
5 3 (1.60%) Apache
6 2 (1.06%) MTS
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.06%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.06%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.53%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.53%) Moodle
7 1 (0.53%) nginx
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 30 (15.96%) Photoshop
2 17 (9.04%) Fireworks
3 12 (6.38%) Adobe Captivate
3 12 (6.38%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (5.85%) PaintShop Pro
4 11 (5.85%) MS Office
5 8 (4.26%) MS Excel
6 4 (2.13%) InDesign
6 4 (2.13%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.53%) MS Project
7 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.79%) Aligne
1 9 (4.79%) ZaiNet
1 9 (4.79%) Endur
2 2 (1.06%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.06%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.17%) FTP
2 19 (10.11%) HTTP
3 14 (7.45%) Internet
4 5 (2.66%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.66%) SSL
5 4 (2.13%) Intranet
6 3 (1.60%) Firewall
7 2 (1.06%) Extranet
7 2 (1.06%) RTP
7 2 (1.06%) X.400
8 1 (0.53%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.53%) VLAN
8 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.53%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.45%) MySQL
2 8 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (7.98%) Dreamweaver
2 10 (5.32%) Subversion
2 10 (5.32%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.66%) Flash Builder
5 4 (2.13%) JUnit
6 3 (1.60%) Maven
6 3 (1.60%) JIRA
6 3 (1.60%) Ant
7 2 (1.06%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.06%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.06%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.06%) WiX
7 2 (1.06%) Hudson
8 1 (0.53%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.53%) Paros
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 29 (15.43%) Games
2 26 (13.83%) Finance
3 21 (11.17%) Marketing
4 19 (10.11%) Advertising
5 8 (4.26%) Banking
6 7 (3.72%) Retail
7 6 (3.19%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.13%) German Language
8 4 (2.13%) Publishing
8 4 (2.13%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.60%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.06%) Legal
11 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Front Office
11 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 120 (63.83%) Developer
2 46 (24.47%) Flash Developer
3 24 (12.77%) ActionScript Developer
4 16 (8.51%) Designer
5 15 (7.98%) Flex Developer
6 13 (6.91%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 13 (6.91%) Front-End Developer
7 12 (6.38%) Analyst
8 8 (4.26%) Operations Manager
8 8 (4.26%) Web Developer
8 8 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.72%) Consultant
10 6 (3.19%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.19%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.19%) Author
10 6 (3.19%) Technical Author
10 6 (3.19%) PHP Developer
11 5 (2.66%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.66%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (64.89%) HTML
2 116 (61.70%) Flash
3 86 (45.74%) CSS
4 67 (35.64%) XML
5 61 (32.45%) HTML5
6 37 (19.68%) Apache Flex
7 34 (18.09%) jQuery
8 27 (14.36%) CSS3
9 21 (11.17%) XHTML
10 20 (10.64%) Web Services
11 19 (10.11%) .NET
12 14 (7.45%) Backbone.js
13 13 (6.91%) XSLT
14 12 (6.38%) DHTML
14 12 (6.38%) Ajax
15 9 (4.79%) ASP.NET
15 9 (4.79%) EDI
16 8 (4.26%) Hibernate
16 8 (4.26%) AngularJS
17 7 (3.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.51%) E-Learning
2 14 (7.45%) SCORM
3 13 (6.91%) Mobile App
4 12 (6.38%) Client/Server
4 12 (6.38%) W3C
5 10 (5.32%) Streaming Video
6 9 (4.79%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.26%) Animation
8 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
9 6 (3.19%) RIA
9 6 (3.19%) New Media
10 5 (2.66%) Open Source
10 5 (2.66%) Copywriting
11 4 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (2.13%) Spread Betting
11 4 (2.13%) iPad
12 3 (1.60%) Social Gaming
12 3 (1.60%) Kindle
12 3 (1.60%) Social Media
12 3 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.77%) Windows
2 12 (6.38%) Windows 7
2 12 (6.38%) Android
3 10 (5.32%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.26%) Linux
5 2 (1.06%) zOS
5 2 (1.06%) UNIX
5 2 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.89%) OO
2 22 (11.70%) OOP
3 20 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.64%) Project Management
4 18 (9.57%) Content Management
5 17 (9.04%) Web Development
6 16 (8.51%) E-Commerce
6 16 (8.51%) TDD
6 16 (8.51%) Scrum
7 15 (7.98%) MVC
8 14 (7.45%) SEO
9 11 (5.85%) ETRM
9 11 (5.85%) Software Engineering
10 9 (4.79%) Analytics
10 9 (4.79%) Time Management
10 9 (4.79%) Migration
10 9 (4.79%) ITIL
11 8 (4.26%) SOA
11 8 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.26%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 102 (54.26%) JavaScript
2 94 (50.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 67 (35.64%) ActionScript 2.0
4 35 (18.62%) Java
5 27 (14.36%) SQL
6 26 (13.83%) PHP
7 24 (12.77%) C#
8 10 (5.32%) C++
9 7 (3.72%) VB
9 7 (3.72%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.72%) Python
10 6 (3.19%) C
11 5 (2.66%) Lua
12 4 (2.13%) Ruby
12 4 (2.13%) XPath
13 3 (1.60%) VBScript
14 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.06%) ABAP
14 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.06%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 14 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
2 13 (6.91%) Degree
3 9 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.91%) QA
2 3 (1.60%) WCAG
2 3 (1.60%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) Puppet
1 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (28.19%) Adobe
2 25 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.79%) Oracle
4 8 (4.26%) Facebook
5 7 (3.72%) IBM
6 5 (2.66%) EPiServer
7 4 (2.13%) SAP
7 4 (2.13%) Zend
8 3 (1.60%) Twitter
8 3 (1.60%) OpenTV
8 3 (1.60%) DoubleClick
9 2 (1.06%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.06%) SEEBURGER
9 2 (1.06%) Axway
10 1 (0.53%) Apple
10 1 (0.53%) webMethods
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