The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Flash
Rank 129 106 96
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -10
Contract jobs citing Flash 7 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.58% 1.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 2.24% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 25
Average daily rate £300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £294 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £17.33 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-36.50% -18.47%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
782 626 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.65% 26.00% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 322 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 36
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.96 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +37.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £146.10 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Flash
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Flash Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Manchester -20 6 £300 -14.28% 1
Lancashire - 1 £185 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
Flash
England

Flash
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (86.67%) HTML
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (73.33%) CSS
3 9 (60.00%) HTML5
4 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
4 8 (53.33%) Android
5 7 (46.67%) Adobe
6 6 (40.00%) Games
6 6 (40.00%) jQuery
7 5 (33.33%) ActionScript
7 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (33.33%) Content Management
7 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
8 4 (26.67%) Digital Media
8 4 (26.67%) Ajax
8 4 (26.67%) JIRA
8 4 (26.67%) Web Services
8 4 (26.67%) XML
8 4 (26.67%) Photoshop
8 4 (26.67%) Project Management
9 3 (20.00%) Internet
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (20.00%) Multimedia
9 3 (20.00%) New Media
9 3 (20.00%) Game Development
9 3 (20.00%) CSS3
9 3 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (20.00%) Axure RP
9 3 (20.00%) Kindle

Flash
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (26.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (20.00%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (6.67%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (6.67%) InDesign
3 1 (6.67%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) Axure RP
3 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (40.00%) Games
2 3 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Designer
2 4 (26.67%) HTML Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (20.00%) CSS Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) User Experience Designer
4 2 (13.33%) ActionScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Web Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Flash Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (86.67%) HTML
2 11 (73.33%) CSS
3 9 (60.00%) HTML5
4 6 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (26.67%) Ajax
5 4 (26.67%) Web Services
5 4 (26.67%) XML
6 3 (20.00%) CSS3
7 2 (13.33%) Adobe AIR
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
8 1 (6.67%) J2EE
8 1 (6.67%) SVG
8 1 (6.67%) CGI
8 1 (6.67%) XSLT
8 1 (6.67%) JSP
8 1 (6.67%) SOAP
8 1 (6.67%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Media
3 3 (20.00%) New Media
3 3 (20.00%) Kindle
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Apple iOS
1 8 (53.33%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Content Management
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Game Development
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (13.33%) Information Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Android Development
5 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (33.33%) ActionScript
3 2 (13.33%) ActionScript 3.0
3 2 (13.33%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Adobe