The first table below looks at the demand for ActionScript skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActionScript over the 3 months to 23 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 North West 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 135 109 85
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -24
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 7 10 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.41% 1.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 1.25% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 29
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £313 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.80% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.24 - £30.00
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1011 802 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.98% 32.61% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 388 574
Average daily rate £328 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 53
Average hourly rate £36.15 £29.96 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.64% +33.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £13.18 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £112.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.14% +2.94%
ActionScript
England

ActionScript
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

ActionScript Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ActionScript
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ActionScript Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ActionScript
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActionScript across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

ActionScript Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ActionScript
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ActionScript Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ActionScript
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -12 5 £338 -3.57%
ActionScript
England

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) OOP
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Games
3 3 (37.50%) OpenTV
3 3 (37.50%) Adobe
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Interactive TV
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) IPTV
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) MHEG
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 3 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) New Media
4 2 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe AIR
4 2 (25.00%) Flash
4 2 (25.00%) BBC
5 1 (12.50%) Objective-C

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 3 (37.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ActionScript Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Flash Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe AIR
2 2 (25.00%) Flash
3 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSL
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
3 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Interactive TV
2 3 (37.50%) IPTV
2 3 (37.50%) MHEG
2 3 (37.50%) New Media
3 2 (25.00%) BBC
4 1 (12.50%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) OOP
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Android Development
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
4 2 (25.00%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (12.50%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) OpenTV
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Apple