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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank - 124 130
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.36% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £220 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £288 £281
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
888 841 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.10% 33.01% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 437 679
Average daily rate £338 £310 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 70
Average hourly rate £26.88 £30.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.61 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
ActionScript
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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
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 11 July 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
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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
Cheshire - - - -
ActionScript
England

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 July 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 Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ActionScript Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) Flash
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe AIR
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
3 1 (12.50%) Android SDK
3 1 (12.50%) EDIFACT
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSL
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) New Media
2 3 (37.50%) Interactive TV
2 3 (37.50%) IPTV
2 3 (37.50%) MHEG
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%) OOP
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
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%) PHP5
5 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe
1 3 (37.50%) OpenTV
2 1 (12.50%) Apple