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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript 3.0 (AS3)
Rank 576 515 493
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -22
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 24 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 34 52
Average daily rate
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£363 £413 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £245
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +12.24%
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
21602 19764 19116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.45% 38.18% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14611 12659 11541
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 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 560 710
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £14.54 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 November 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 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 28 November 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 -92 24 £363 -12.12% 9
London -26 15 £364 -25.38% 3
West Midlands -13 5 £375 +33.33% 1
City of London +18 2 £200 -61.90%
South East -35 2 £225 -19.64% 3
South West - 1 £175 -
Plymouth - 1 £175 -
Devon - 1 £175 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Oxford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 2
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -

ActionScript 3.0
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 57 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 48 (84.21%) Flash
3 35 (61.40%) HTML
4 33 (57.89%) JavaScript
5 22 (38.60%) HTML5
6 20 (35.09%) XML
7 19 (33.33%) Photoshop
8 18 (31.58%) Games
8 18 (31.58%) CSS
9 16 (28.07%) Apache Flex
10 15 (26.32%) ActionScript 2.0
11 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (24.56%) Adobe
12 13 (22.81%) OO
13 12 (21.05%) MVC
13 12 (21.05%) Adobe Illustrator
13 12 (21.05%) CSS3
14 11 (19.30%) OOP
15 10 (17.54%) Game Development
16 9 (15.79%) jQuery
16 9 (15.79%) Scrum
17 8 (14.04%) User Experience
18 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
19 6 (10.53%) Adobe AIR
19 6 (10.53%) TDD
19 6 (10.53%) Advertising
19 6 (10.53%) Web Services
19 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
20 5 (8.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 5 (8.77%) Java

ActionScript 3.0
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 19 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 12 (21.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (8.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (5.26%) Maya
6 2 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
7 1 (1.75%) MS Project
7 1 (1.75%) Adobe After Effects
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SSL
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
1 1 (1.75%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Subversion
2 1 (1.75%) Redmine
2 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.75%) Ant
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
2 1 (1.75%) Flash Builder
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) WiX
General
1 18 (31.58%) Games
2 6 (10.53%) Advertising
3 3 (5.26%) Multimedia
3 3 (5.26%) Automotive
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Finance
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.75%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (89.47%) Developer
2 19 (33.33%) Flash Developer
3 15 (26.32%) ActionScript Developer
4 9 (15.79%) Games Developer
5 7 (12.28%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Flash Games Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Flex Developer
7 5 (8.77%) UI Programmer
7 5 (8.77%) UI Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Designer
8 4 (7.02%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Programmer
9 3 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Flash Designer
10 2 (3.51%) Mobile Games Developer
10 2 (3.51%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (84.21%) Flash
2 35 (61.40%) HTML
3 22 (38.60%) HTML5
4 20 (35.09%) XML
5 18 (31.58%) CSS
6 16 (28.07%) Apache Flex
7 12 (21.05%) CSS3
8 9 (15.79%) jQuery
9 6 (10.53%) Adobe AIR
9 6 (10.53%) Web Services
10 5 (8.77%) Backbone.js
11 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
11 3 (5.26%) SOAP
11 3 (5.26%) D-Bus
11 3 (5.26%) JSLint
11 3 (5.26%) JSON
12 2 (3.51%) Ajax
12 2 (3.51%) REST
12 2 (3.51%) Robotlegs
12 2 (3.51%) PureMVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) User Experience
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Mobile Games
4 4 (7.02%) Graphic Design
5 3 (5.26%) Social Gaming
6 2 (3.51%) Online Games
6 2 (3.51%) Flash Games
6 2 (3.51%) Semantic Web
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.75%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.75%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.75%) SCORM
7 1 (1.75%) Open Source
7 1 (1.75%) Social Media
7 1 (1.75%) RIA
7 1 (1.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
1 4 (7.02%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.81%) OO
3 12 (21.05%) MVC
4 11 (19.30%) OOP
5 10 (17.54%) Game Development
6 9 (15.79%) Scrum
7 7 (12.28%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.53%) TDD
9 4 (7.02%) Web Development
9 4 (7.02%) iOS Development
10 3 (5.26%) Android Development
10 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.26%) Project Management
10 3 (5.26%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Kanban
10 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
11 2 (3.51%) SEO
11 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.51%) Line Management
12 1 (1.75%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 57 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 33 (57.89%) JavaScript
3 15 (26.32%) ActionScript 2.0
4 5 (8.77%) Java
5 4 (7.02%) Lua
5 4 (7.02%) C++
6 2 (3.51%) C
6 2 (3.51%) BrightScript
7 1 (1.75%) C#
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
7 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL
7 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Adobe
2 3 (5.26%) DoubleClick
3 2 (3.51%) Roku
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Perforce
4 1 (1.75%) Facebook
4 1 (1.75%) Omniture