The table below looks at the statistics for Flash skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Flash over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Flash
Rank 344 281 229
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -52
Contract jobs citing Flash 54 115 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.53% 0.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.85% 1.82% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 88
Average daily rate
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£428 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £12.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -8.57%
Flash
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6328 6319 6051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.96% 29.32% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4744 4501 4387
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 60
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £21.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +60.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £77.50 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Flash
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Flash Jobs Demand Trend in London

Flash
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Flash Daily Rate Trend in London

Flash
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Flash across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Flash Daily Rate Histogram in London

Flash
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Flash Hourly Rate Trend in London

Flash
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Flash within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 13 £338 -3.57% 6
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Flash
England

Flash
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Flash 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 Flash.

1 103 (75.18%) HTML
2 67 (48.91%) JavaScript
3 58 (42.34%) CSS
4 45 (32.85%) ActionScript
5 42 (30.66%) Adobe
6 41 (29.93%) HTML5
7 36 (26.28%) XML
8 35 (25.55%) Photoshop
9 33 (24.09%) Apache Flex
10 32 (23.36%) ActionScript 3.0
11 30 (21.90%) User Experience
12 28 (20.44%) Games
13 26 (18.98%) Adobe Illustrator
14 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
15 24 (17.52%) Marketing
16 21 (15.33%) Java
17 20 (14.60%) Finance
17 20 (14.60%) jQuery
18 18 (13.14%) OO
18 18 (13.14%) CSS3
19 17 (12.41%) Adobe AIR
19 17 (12.41%) QA
19 17 (12.41%) Software Engineering
20 16 (11.68%) Subversion
20 16 (11.68%) OOP
21 15 (10.95%) JSON
22 14 (10.22%) Android
22 14 (10.22%) MVC
23 13 (9.49%) Project Management
23 13 (9.49%) XHTML

Flash
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Flash 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 Flash. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.57%) Adobe CQ
1 9 (6.57%) SAS
2 8 (5.84%) CMS
3 4 (2.92%) Drupal
4 3 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.73%) Apache
5 1 (0.73%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (25.55%) Photoshop
2 26 (18.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (7.30%) Shockwave
4 6 (4.38%) MS Office
5 5 (3.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.19%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.19%) Maya
7 2 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (1.46%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.46%) AutoCAD
7 2 (1.46%) MS Project
8 1 (0.73%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.73%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.73%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.73%) InDesign
8 1 (0.73%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 9 (6.57%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (1.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) RTSP
1 6 (4.38%) SPDY
2 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.73%) VPN
4 1 (0.73%) VoIP
4 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.92%) InterSystems Cache
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (2.19%) DbVisualizer
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.19%) DB2
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.73%) OLAP
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (11.68%) Subversion
2 12 (8.76%) Cucumber
3 8 (5.84%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.11%) JIRA
5 6 (4.38%) Axure RP
6 5 (3.65%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.92%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (2.19%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.19%) Selenium
9 1 (0.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.73%) Toad
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
General
1 28 (20.44%) Games
2 24 (17.52%) Marketing
3 20 (14.60%) Finance
4 11 (8.03%) Advertising
5 8 (5.84%) Banking
5 8 (5.84%) Retail
6 5 (3.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.92%) Interactive Media
8 2 (1.46%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.46%) Publishing
9 1 (0.73%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 71 (51.82%) Developer
2 25 (18.25%) Flash Developer
3 24 (17.52%) Designer
4 14 (10.22%) Front-End Developer
5 10 (7.30%) Software Engineer
6 8 (5.84%) Flex Developer
6 8 (5.84%) Games Developer
7 7 (5.11%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.11%) Analyst
7 7 (5.11%) ActionScript Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Flash Games Developer
8 6 (4.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Web Designer
8 6 (4.38%) UI Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Android Developer
8 6 (4.38%) UI Programmer
9 5 (3.65%) UX Designer
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Designer
10 4 (2.92%) Web Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (75.18%) HTML
2 58 (42.34%) CSS
3 41 (29.93%) HTML5
4 36 (26.28%) XML
5 33 (24.09%) Apache Flex
6 20 (14.60%) jQuery
7 18 (13.14%) CSS3
8 17 (12.41%) Adobe AIR
9 15 (10.95%) JSON
10 13 (9.49%) XHTML
11 12 (8.76%) Web Services
12 10 (7.30%) Ajax
12 10 (7.30%) DHTML
12 10 (7.30%) Backbone.js
13 9 (6.57%) .NET
13 9 (6.57%) PureMVC
14 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET
15 7 (5.11%) Stage3D
15 7 (5.11%) Away3D
15 7 (5.11%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.90%) User Experience
2 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.30%) Flash Games
3 10 (7.30%) Open Source
4 9 (6.57%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.38%) Online Games
5 6 (4.38%) W3C
6 5 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.65%) Streaming Video
6 5 (3.65%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.92%) Animation
7 4 (2.92%) Clustering
7 4 (2.92%) Mobile Games
7 4 (2.92%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.19%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.19%) Social Gaming
8 3 (2.19%) iPad
8 3 (2.19%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.19%) Semantic Web
9 2 (1.46%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.22%) Android
2 8 (5.84%) Windows
3 5 (3.65%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.92%) UNIX
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.73%) VMS
6 1 (0.73%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (13.14%) OO
3 17 (12.41%) Software Engineering
4 16 (11.68%) OOP
5 14 (10.22%) MVC
6 13 (9.49%) Project Management
7 11 (8.03%) Mentoring
7 11 (8.03%) TDD
8 10 (7.30%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (7.30%) Scrum
8 10 (7.30%) CRM
8 10 (7.30%) E-Commerce
8 10 (7.30%) Analytics
8 10 (7.30%) Game Development
9 9 (6.57%) Android Development
9 9 (6.57%) Web Design
10 8 (5.84%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (5.11%) Progressive Enhancement
11 7 (5.11%) Web Development
12 6 (4.38%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 67 (48.91%) JavaScript
2 45 (32.85%) ActionScript
3 32 (23.36%) ActionScript 3.0
4 21 (15.33%) Java
5 12 (8.76%) ActionScript 2.0
6 11 (8.03%) C#
7 10 (7.30%) Ruby
7 10 (7.30%) PHP
8 9 (6.57%) C
9 6 (4.38%) SQL
10 5 (3.65%) Perl
11 4 (2.92%) Lua
12 3 (2.19%) BrightScript
12 3 (2.19%) C++
13 1 (0.73%) Python
13 1 (0.73%) VBA
13 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.73%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (2.19%) ISEB
2 3 (2.19%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.73%) OCP
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.41%) QA
2 1 (0.73%) EMIR
2 1 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 42 (30.66%) Adobe
2 9 (6.57%) Oracle
2 9 (6.57%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.19%) Roku
4 3 (2.19%) SAP
4 3 (2.19%) DoubleClick
5 1 (0.73%) Facebook
5 1 (0.73%) Sun
5 1 (0.73%) Veritas
5 1 (0.73%) Apple
5 1 (0.73%) Intel
5 1 (0.73%) Perforce
5 1 (0.73%) Tandberg
5 1 (0.73%) Omniture
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