The table below looks at the statistics for Flash 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 Flash over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Flash
Rank 136 121 132
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Flash 1 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.031% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 1.24% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Average daily rate
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£263 £338 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £16.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+102.71% -19.83%
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

Flash
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Flash Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Flash
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Flash Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Flash
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Flash Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Flash
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 Flash within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 1 £263 -19.23% 3
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Flash
England

Flash
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 5 (55.56%) Android
2 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
3 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 4 (44.44%) Adobe
4 3 (33.33%) Games
4 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Adobe AIR
5 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 3.0
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (22.22%) User Experience
5 2 (22.22%) JSP
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) XSLT
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (11.11%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) SVG
6 1 (11.11%) CGI
6 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Flash
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
1 1 (11.11%) CorelDRAW
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (11.11%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) HTTP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Xcode
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) OpenSTA
1 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
General
1 3 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Flash Developer
2 3 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (33.33%) CSS Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 2 (22.22%) ActionScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 4 (44.44%) CSS
3 3 (33.33%) Adobe AIR
4 2 (22.22%) JSP
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
5 1 (11.11%) SVG
5 1 (11.11%) CGI
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (11.11%) SOAP
5 1 (11.11%) Ajax
5 1 (11.11%) jQuery
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5 Canvas
5 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 2 (22.22%) User Experience
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Android
1 5 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Web Design
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
2 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 3.0
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Adobe