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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript 3.0 (AS3)
Rank 559 526 491
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -35
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 17 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.080% 0.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.086% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £245
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +14.28%
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
19708 18586 16741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.56% 36.98% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12891 11631 10237
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 478 655
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 February 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 24 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 27 February 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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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 -39 17 £350 +7.69% 13
London -29 15 £359 -4.33% 10
City of London +11 2 - - 4
South East -29 2 £338 +28.57%
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Plymouth - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

ActionScript 3.0
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 35 (87.50%) Flash
3 33 (82.50%) JavaScript
4 30 (75.00%) HTML
5 22 (55.00%) CSS
6 19 (47.50%) Apache Flex
7 18 (45.00%) Adobe
8 16 (40.00%) HTML5
9 14 (35.00%) XML
10 13 (32.50%) Games
10 13 (32.50%) jQuery
11 12 (30.00%) Adobe AIR
12 11 (27.50%) ActionScript 2.0
12 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
13 9 (22.50%) Ruby
13 9 (22.50%) Photoshop
13 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
13 9 (22.50%) Game Development
14 8 (20.00%) CSS3
14 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
14 8 (20.00%) OO
15 7 (17.50%) Open Source
15 7 (17.50%) JIRA
15 7 (17.50%) Progressive Enhancement
16 6 (15.00%) Backbone.js
16 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
16 6 (15.00%) Web Development
16 6 (15.00%) TDD
16 6 (15.00%) Scrum

ActionScript 3.0
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Photoshop
2 5 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.00%) Maya
4 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
2 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (17.50%) JIRA
4 3 (7.50%) Subversion
5 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (32.50%) Games
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 34 (85.00%) Developer
2 15 (37.50%) Flash Developer
3 10 (25.00%) ActionScript Developer
4 8 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Games Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (15.00%) Flash Games Developer
6 3 (7.50%) E-Learning Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Programmer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Flex Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Interactive Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Interactive Developer
8 1 (2.50%) UI Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Mobile Games Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (87.50%) Flash
2 30 (75.00%) HTML
3 22 (55.00%) CSS
4 19 (47.50%) Apache Flex
5 16 (40.00%) HTML5
6 14 (35.00%) XML
7 13 (32.50%) jQuery
8 12 (30.00%) Adobe AIR
9 8 (20.00%) CSS3
10 6 (15.00%) Backbone.js
11 4 (10.00%) Underscore.js
11 4 (10.00%) XSLT
12 3 (7.50%) Web Services
12 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
13 2 (5.00%) JSLint
14 1 (2.50%) Parsley
14 1 (2.50%) .NET
14 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
14 1 (2.50%) Spring
14 1 (2.50%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Open Source
2 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) User Experience
3 4 (10.00%) Digital Media
3 4 (10.00%) Semantic Web
4 3 (7.50%) Mobile Games
4 3 (7.50%) E-Learning
4 3 (7.50%) Graphic Design
5 2 (5.00%) Flash Games
5 2 (5.00%) Online Games
5 2 (5.00%) Social Gaming
6 1 (2.50%) RIA
6 1 (2.50%) SCORM
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Android
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Software Engineering
1 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Game Development
3 8 (20.00%) OO
4 7 (17.50%) Progressive Enhancement
5 6 (15.00%) TDD
5 6 (15.00%) Web Development
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Functional Programming
7 4 (10.00%) OOP
7 4 (10.00%) SEO
8 3 (7.50%) Project Management
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
9 2 (5.00%) Kanban
9 2 (5.00%) MVC
9 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.00%) Android Development
9 2 (5.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 33 (82.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) ActionScript 2.0
4 9 (22.50%) Ruby
5 3 (7.50%) Java
6 2 (5.00%) SQL
6 2 (5.00%) C
6 2 (5.00%) Lua
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Adobe
2 1 (2.50%) Perforce
2 1 (2.50%) DoubleClick
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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