The table below looks at the statistics for ActionScript 2.0 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActionScript 2.0 over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript 2.0 (AS2)
Rank 571 529 506
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -23
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 24 53 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 26
Average daily rate
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£356 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -11.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £171 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £52.82 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

ActionScript 2.0
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ActionScript 2.0 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ActionScript 2.0
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 within the UK.

ActionScript 2.0 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ActionScript 2.0
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ActionScript 2.0 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ActionScript 2.0
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 within the UK.

ActionScript 2.0 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ActionScript 2.0
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England -61 21 £363 +13.25% 2
London -7 11 £365 -2.79% 1
South East -25 8 £366 +11.38% 1
Hampshire -23 3 £370 +12.93%
Surrey -5 2 - - 1
South West - 1 £175 -
Plymouth - 1 £175 -
Devon - 1 £175 -
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Brentford - - - -

ActionScript 2.0
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActionScript 2.0 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 2.0.

1 45 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 26 (57.78%) Flash
3 23 (51.11%) HTML
4 18 (40.00%) XML
5 17 (37.78%) ActionScript 3.0
6 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
7 11 (24.44%) Photoshop
7 11 (24.44%) FTP
7 11 (24.44%) IBM
8 10 (22.22%) SAP
8 10 (22.22%) EDI
9 9 (20.00%) CSS
9 9 (20.00%) Adobe
9 9 (20.00%) Games
10 8 (17.78%) EDIFACT
10 8 (17.78%) HTTP
10 8 (17.78%) B2B
10 8 (17.78%) HTML5
11 7 (15.56%) Game Development
11 7 (15.56%) Windows
12 6 (13.33%) E-Learning
13 5 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
13 5 (11.11%) Linux
13 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.11%) SQL
14 4 (8.89%) C#
14 4 (8.89%) MS Office
14 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
14 4 (8.89%) OO
14 4 (8.89%) EFT

ActionScript 2.0
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActionScript 2.0 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 2.0. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) Gentran
1 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Photoshop
2 5 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.89%) MS Office
3 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
4 3 (6.67%) Adobe Captivate
4 3 (6.67%) Maya
4 3 (6.67%) PaintShop Pro
4 3 (6.67%) Fireworks
5 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (2.22%) MS Project
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Aligne
1 2 (4.44%) Endur
1 2 (4.44%) ZaiNet
2 1 (2.22%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) FTP
2 8 (17.78%) HTTP
3 4 (8.89%) HTTPS
3 4 (8.89%) VPN
3 4 (8.89%) Firewall
4 3 (6.67%) SSH
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
General
1 9 (20.00%) Games
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
2 3 (6.67%) Advertising
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Flash Developer
3 8 (17.78%) Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Designer
5 6 (13.33%) ActionScript Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.89%) Games Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Flash Games Developer
8 3 (6.67%) E-Learning Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Author
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Author
8 3 (6.67%) Programmer
9 2 (4.44%) EDI Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Flash ActionScript Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (57.78%) Flash
2 23 (51.11%) HTML
3 18 (40.00%) XML
4 10 (22.22%) EDI
5 9 (20.00%) CSS
6 8 (17.78%) EDIFACT
6 8 (17.78%) HTML5
7 4 (8.89%) Apache Flex
8 3 (6.67%) Silverlight
8 3 (6.67%) WinForms
8 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.67%) .NET
8 3 (6.67%) CSS3
9 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.44%) XHTML
9 2 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 1 (2.22%) WPF
10 1 (2.22%) jQuery
10 1 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) E-Learning
2 4 (8.89%) EFT
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile Games
2 4 (8.89%) SCORM
2 4 (8.89%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.67%) Social Gaming
3 3 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) DataPower
5 1 (2.22%) Online Games
5 1 (2.22%) Statistics
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.22%) Social Media
5 1 (2.22%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Android
3 3 (6.67%) UNIX
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) zOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) B2B
2 7 (15.56%) Game Development
3 4 (8.89%) OO
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 3 (6.67%) Time Management
4 3 (6.67%) Data Mapping
4 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.67%) Scrum
4 3 (6.67%) MVC
4 3 (6.67%) Project Management
4 3 (6.67%) Android Development
4 3 (6.67%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.44%) Data Transformation
5 2 (4.44%) Change Control
5 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Online Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) ETRM
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 17 (37.78%) ActionScript 3.0
3 14 (31.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.11%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) C#
5 4 (8.89%) XPath
5 4 (8.89%) Lua
6 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) Java
8 1 (2.22%) Korn
8 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.22%) Python
8 1 (2.22%) C
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) IBM
2 10 (22.22%) SAP
3 9 (20.00%) Adobe
4 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.22%) DoubleClick
6 1 (2.22%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.22%) Perforce
6 1 (2.22%) BMC