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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript 3.0 (AS3)
Rank 590 526 503
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -23
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 39 55 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.10% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.27% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 47
Average daily rate
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£250 £358 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.06% +11.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £248 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £260 £239
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
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
21680 20490 20870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.20% 38.90% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14326 13135 12388
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 563 735
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 £15.00 £16.37 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 20 October 2014.

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 29 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 20 October 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
England -42 39 £250 -30.06% 19
London -11 19 £275 -31.25% 10
South East -8 12 £225 -19.64% 1
Hampshire -15 10 £225 -25.00% 1
Southampton -7 6 £225 -25.00%
West Midlands -12 5 £375 +44.23% 6
City of London +20 3 £200 -60.00% 5
Staffordshire - 3 £325 - 4
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £325 - 4
South West -33 1 £175 - 1
Plymouth - 1 £175 -
Devon - 1 £175 - 1
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Dundee - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -

ActionScript 3.0
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 62 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 47 (75.81%) Flash
3 34 (54.84%) HTML
4 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
5 23 (37.10%) HTML5
6 21 (33.87%) Photoshop
7 20 (32.26%) CSS
8 17 (27.42%) XML
8 17 (27.42%) Apache Flex
9 15 (24.19%) Adobe
10 14 (22.58%) Games
10 14 (22.58%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (22.58%) ActionScript 2.0
11 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (20.97%) MVC
11 13 (20.97%) CSS3
12 12 (19.35%) OO
13 11 (17.74%) jQuery
13 11 (17.74%) OOP
14 9 (14.52%) DoubleClick
14 9 (14.52%) User Experience
15 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
15 8 (12.90%) TDD
15 8 (12.90%) Scrum
16 7 (11.29%) Java
16 7 (11.29%) Subversion
17 6 (9.68%) Adobe AIR
17 6 (9.68%) Web Services
17 6 (9.68%) Advertising
17 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills

ActionScript 3.0
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 1 (1.61%) ColdFusion
1 1 (1.61%) CMS
1 1 (1.61%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Photoshop
2 14 (22.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (6.45%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.84%) Maya
6 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
6 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (1.61%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (1.61%) Fireworks
7 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) SSL
1 1 (1.61%) Internet
1 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) OLAP
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Subversion
2 2 (3.23%) Ant
2 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.23%) Mercurial
2 2 (3.23%) Flash Builder
2 2 (3.23%) Hudson
2 2 (3.23%) WiX
3 1 (1.61%) Redmine
3 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (22.58%) Games
2 6 (9.68%) Advertising
3 3 (4.84%) Multimedia
3 3 (4.84%) Automotive
4 2 (3.23%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (79.03%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Flash Developer
3 13 (20.97%) ActionScript Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Designer
5 8 (12.90%) Digital Designer
6 6 (9.68%) Flex Developer
6 6 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Games Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Lead Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.06%) UI Developer
7 5 (8.06%) UI Programmer
8 4 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Flash Games Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Flash Designer
9 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Programmer
9 3 (4.84%) Flash ActionScript Developer
10 2 (3.23%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (75.81%) Flash
2 34 (54.84%) HTML
3 23 (37.10%) HTML5
4 20 (32.26%) CSS
5 17 (27.42%) XML
5 17 (27.42%) Apache Flex
6 13 (20.97%) CSS3
7 11 (17.74%) jQuery
8 6 (9.68%) Adobe AIR
8 6 (9.68%) Web Services
9 4 (6.45%) .NET
9 4 (6.45%) JSLint
9 4 (6.45%) Backbone.js
9 4 (6.45%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.84%) Robotlegs
10 3 (4.84%) D-Bus
10 3 (4.84%) SOAP
10 3 (4.84%) JSON
11 2 (3.23%) XHTML
11 2 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) User Experience
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) Graphic Design
3 5 (8.06%) Mobile Games
4 3 (4.84%) Social Gaming
5 2 (3.23%) Social Media
5 2 (3.23%) Flash Games
6 1 (1.61%) RIA
6 1 (1.61%) Online Games
6 1 (1.61%) Open Source
6 1 (1.61%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.61%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.61%) SCORM
6 1 (1.61%) Statistics
6 1 (1.61%) W3C
6 1 (1.61%) Animation
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Android
1 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Linux
2 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (20.97%) MVC
2 12 (19.35%) OO
3 11 (17.74%) OOP
4 8 (12.90%) TDD
4 8 (12.90%) Scrum
4 8 (12.90%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.68%) Game Development
6 4 (6.45%) iOS Development
6 4 (6.45%) Kanban
7 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 3 (4.84%) Performance Testing
7 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.84%) Android Development
7 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.23%) Line Management
8 2 (3.23%) UML
8 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.23%) Web Development
9 1 (1.61%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 62 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 30 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.58%) ActionScript 2.0
4 7 (11.29%) Java
5 4 (6.45%) C++
5 4 (6.45%) Lua
6 2 (3.23%) BrightScript
6 2 (3.23%) PowerHouse
6 2 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) PHP
6 2 (3.23%) SQL
7 1 (1.61%) VBScript
7 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) C
7 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Section 508
2 1 (1.61%) WAI
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Adobe
2 9 (14.52%) DoubleClick
3 2 (3.23%) Roku
4 1 (1.61%) Facebook
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.61%) Apple
4 1 (1.61%) Perforce
4 1 (1.61%) Omniture
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