The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript 3.0 (AS3)
Rank 564 537 523
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -14
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 26 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.065% 0.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 37
Average daily rate
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£255 £283 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.73% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £471 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £256 £268
% change year-on-year
-8.29% -4.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20303 19440 20650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.13% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13004 12029 12335
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 572 792
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.94 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 24 July 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 30 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 24 July 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 -16 26 £255 -9.73% 18
London +4 20 £288 -13.53% 13
City of London +20 6 - - 5
South East -10 4 £245 -10.90% 3
Hampshire -11 2 £225 -18.18% 3
Surrey - 2 £248 -
Southampton -6 1 £225 -18.18% 2
South West -26 1 £150 -33.33% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Street - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Derby - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

ActionScript 3.0
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 54 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 40 (74.07%) Flash
3 27 (50.00%) HTML
4 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 21 (38.89%) CSS
5 20 (37.04%) Adobe
6 19 (35.19%) HTML5
7 16 (29.63%) OO
8 14 (25.93%) OOP
8 14 (25.93%) Photoshop
9 12 (22.22%) DoubleClick
9 12 (22.22%) CSS3
10 11 (20.37%) ActionScript 2.0
11 10 (18.52%) Adobe Illustrator
12 9 (16.67%) Apache Flex
12 9 (16.67%) XML
13 8 (14.81%) Scrum
13 8 (14.81%) TDD
13 8 (14.81%) jQuery
13 8 (14.81%) Backbone.js
14 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
14 7 (12.96%) Subversion
14 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
14 7 (12.96%) MVC
15 6 (11.11%) Java
15 6 (11.11%) Animation
15 6 (11.11%) Adobe AIR
16 5 (9.26%) Android
16 5 (9.26%) Social Media
16 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS

ActionScript 3.0
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (7.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) Facebook Platform
2 1 (1.85%) WordPress
2 1 (1.85%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (1.85%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Photoshop
2 10 (18.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (7.41%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (5.56%) InDesign
5 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.85%) MS Project
5 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.85%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) SSL
2 1 (1.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Subversion
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) Flash Builder
3 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.70%) Ant
3 2 (3.70%) Mercurial
3 2 (3.70%) Hudson
3 2 (3.70%) WiX
4 1 (1.85%) Redmine
4 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (7.41%) Games
1 4 (7.41%) Advertising
1 4 (7.41%) Marketing
2 3 (5.56%) Multimedia
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (77.78%) Developer
2 17 (31.48%) Flash Developer
3 15 (27.78%) Designer
4 11 (20.37%) ActionScript Developer
5 8 (14.81%) Digital Designer
6 6 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (9.26%) Flash Designer
7 5 (9.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) Lead Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Flash ActionScript Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.70%) UI Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Flex Developer
9 2 (3.70%) UI Programmer
10 1 (1.85%) Mobile Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Instructional Designer
10 1 (1.85%) Web Designer
10 1 (1.85%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (74.07%) Flash
2 27 (50.00%) HTML
3 21 (38.89%) CSS
4 19 (35.19%) HTML5
5 12 (22.22%) CSS3
6 9 (16.67%) Apache Flex
6 9 (16.67%) XML
7 8 (14.81%) jQuery
7 8 (14.81%) Backbone.js
8 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
9 6 (11.11%) Adobe AIR
10 5 (9.26%) XHTML
11 4 (7.41%) Web Services
11 4 (7.41%) JSLint
12 3 (5.56%) Robotlegs
12 3 (5.56%) Ajax
12 3 (5.56%) .NET
12 3 (5.56%) SOAP
12 3 (5.56%) XSLT
13 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Animation
2 5 (9.26%) Social Media
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.70%) Semantic Web
4 2 (3.70%) iPad
4 2 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.85%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.85%) W3C
5 1 (1.85%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.85%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.26%) Android
1 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) OO
2 14 (25.93%) OOP
3 8 (14.81%) Scrum
3 8 (14.81%) TDD
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.96%) MVC
5 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.41%) Kanban
7 3 (5.56%) Analytics
7 3 (5.56%) iOS Development
7 3 (5.56%) Web Development
7 3 (5.56%) SEO
8 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.70%) UML
8 2 (3.70%) Android Development
9 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.85%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (1.85%) Game Development
9 1 (1.85%) Information Architecture
9 1 (1.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 21 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 11 (20.37%) ActionScript 2.0
4 6 (11.11%) Java
5 4 (7.41%) C++
6 3 (5.56%) C
7 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.70%) C#
7 2 (3.70%) PHP
7 2 (3.70%) SQL
8 1 (1.85%) Lua
8 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Section 508
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) WAI
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Adobe
2 12 (22.22%) DoubleClick
3 4 (7.41%) Facebook
4 3 (5.56%) Twitter
5 2 (3.70%) Apple
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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