The table below looks at the statistics for ActionScript 3.0 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 3.0 over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript 3.0 (AS3)
Rank 552 499 481
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -18
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 19 60 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.33% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 36 36
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £256 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £284 £245
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +15.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
18999 18097 17372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.92% 37.05% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12660 11367 10676
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 419 493 726
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.25 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

ActionScript 3.0
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

ActionScript 3.0 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ActionScript 3.0
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 within the UK.

ActionScript 3.0 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ActionScript 3.0
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

ActionScript 3.0 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ActionScript 3.0
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 within the UK.

ActionScript 3.0 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ActionScript 3.0
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
England -55 19 £363 -3.33% 19
London -13 17 £364 -11.81% 10
South East -12 2 £338 +28.57% 1
City of London +5 1 - - 3
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 3
Plymouth - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3

ActionScript 3.0
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActionScript 3.0 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 3.0.

1 54 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 49 (90.74%) Flash
3 40 (74.07%) JavaScript
4 36 (66.67%) HTML
5 24 (44.44%) CSS
6 22 (40.74%) Apache Flex
7 21 (38.89%) Adobe
8 19 (35.19%) HTML5
9 17 (31.48%) XML
10 16 (29.63%) Games
10 16 (29.63%) jQuery
11 15 (27.78%) Photoshop
12 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
12 14 (25.93%) ActionScript 2.0
13 13 (24.07%) Adobe AIR
13 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (18.52%) OO
14 10 (18.52%) Game Development
14 10 (18.52%) CSS3
15 9 (16.67%) Cucumber
15 9 (16.67%) Ruby
15 9 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
16 8 (14.81%) Scrum
16 8 (14.81%) TDD
16 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (14.81%) Open Source
16 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
17 7 (12.96%) JIRA
17 7 (12.96%) Progressive Enhancement
18 6 (11.11%) OOP

ActionScript 3.0
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActionScript 3.0 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 3.0. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Photoshop
2 9 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.56%) Maya
4 2 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) Internet
1 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) MySQL
1 1 (1.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 8 (14.81%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.96%) JIRA
4 4 (7.41%) Subversion
5 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.85%) Flash Builder
5 1 (1.85%) Hudson
5 1 (1.85%) WiX
5 1 (1.85%) Ant
5 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (29.63%) Games
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Automotive
2 2 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Interactive Media
3 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (85.19%) Developer
2 22 (40.74%) Flash Developer
3 13 (24.07%) ActionScript Developer
4 9 (16.67%) Games Developer
5 8 (14.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
7 6 (11.11%) Flash Games Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Flash ActionScript Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Flex Developer
9 3 (5.56%) UI Developer
9 3 (5.56%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (5.56%) UI Programmer
9 3 (5.56%) Programmer
9 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.56%) E-Learning Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Mobile Games Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Designer
10 2 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (90.74%) Flash
2 36 (66.67%) HTML
3 24 (44.44%) CSS
4 22 (40.74%) Apache Flex
5 19 (35.19%) HTML5
6 17 (31.48%) XML
7 16 (29.63%) jQuery
8 13 (24.07%) Adobe AIR
9 10 (18.52%) CSS3
10 6 (11.11%) Backbone.js
11 3 (5.56%) JSLint
11 3 (5.56%) Underscore.js
11 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
11 3 (5.56%) XSLT
11 3 (5.56%) Web Services
12 2 (3.70%) PureMVC
12 2 (3.70%) D-Bus
12 2 (3.70%) JSON
13 1 (1.85%) Java SE
13 1 (1.85%) Robotlegs
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (14.81%) Open Source
2 6 (11.11%) User Experience
3 5 (9.26%) Mobile Games
4 4 (7.41%) Digital Media
4 4 (7.41%) Graphic Design
5 3 (5.56%) Semantic Web
5 3 (5.56%) Social Gaming
5 3 (5.56%) E-Learning
6 2 (3.70%) Online Games
6 2 (3.70%) Flash Games
7 1 (1.85%) RIA
7 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.85%) Statistics
7 1 (1.85%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.85%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Android
1 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
2 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.52%) OO
3 10 (18.52%) Game Development
4 8 (14.81%) Scrum
4 8 (14.81%) TDD
5 7 (12.96%) Progressive Enhancement
6 6 (11.11%) OOP
6 6 (11.11%) MVC
7 5 (9.26%) Web Development
7 5 (9.26%) Functional Programming
8 3 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.56%) Kanban
8 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.56%) Android Development
8 3 (5.56%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.56%) Project Management
8 3 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.56%) SEO
9 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 40 (74.07%) JavaScript
3 14 (25.93%) ActionScript 2.0
4 9 (16.67%) Ruby
5 4 (7.41%) Java
6 3 (5.56%) Lua
7 2 (3.70%) C
7 2 (3.70%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) BrightScript
8 1 (1.85%) PHP
8 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Adobe
2 1 (1.85%) Roku
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.85%) Omniture
2 1 (1.85%) Perforce
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