The table below looks at the statistics for ActionScript 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 over the 3 months to 20 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 533 451 452
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +1
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 68 124 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.60% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 75 95
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-35.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
20551 20555 21561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.64% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13037 12871 12891
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 403 565 800
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

ActionScript
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ActionScript Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ActionScript
Daily Rate Trend

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

ActionScript Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ActionScript
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActionScript within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

ActionScript Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ActionScript
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ActionScript Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ActionScript
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 -74 68 £325 -13.33% 51
London -34 41 £475 +26.66% 15
South East +14 17 £245 -10.90% 9
City of London +12 11 £500 +81.81% 5
Hampshire -8 8 £225 -18.18% 5
Surrey - 5 £275 -
Southampton -3 4 £225 -18.18% 3
West Midlands -12 4 £300 +11.11% 3
East of England -15 3 £219 - 12
Berkshire +6 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £350 +64.70% 2
Birmingham 0 2 £300 +11.11% 2
Maidenhead - 2 - -
South West -32 1 £150 -33.33% 1
Oxford - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 3
Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 5
North West - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActionScript 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.

1 87 (60.84%) Flash
2 83 (58.04%) HTML
3 67 (46.85%) JavaScript
4 60 (41.96%) ActionScript 3.0
5 59 (41.26%) CSS
6 52 (36.36%) HTML5
7 37 (25.87%) ActionScript 2.0
8 36 (25.17%) XML
9 34 (23.78%) Adobe
10 30 (20.98%) jQuery
11 29 (20.28%) Photoshop
12 23 (16.08%) CSS3
12 23 (16.08%) OOP
12 23 (16.08%) OO
13 22 (15.38%) Apache Flex
13 22 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
14 20 (13.99%) Windows
14 20 (13.99%) MVC
15 19 (13.29%) .NET
15 19 (13.29%) PHP
15 19 (13.29%) Java
16 17 (11.89%) C#
17 15 (10.49%) Finance
18 14 (9.79%) Subversion
19 13 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (9.09%) E-Learning
19 13 (9.09%) Microsoft
19 13 (9.09%) Mobile App
20 12 (8.39%) Linux
20 12 (8.39%) DoubleClick

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ActionScript 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.59%) CMS
2 5 (3.50%) Moodle
2 5 (3.50%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.80%) IIS
4 3 (2.10%) WordPress
4 3 (2.10%) Drupal
5 2 (1.40%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.40%) MTS
5 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.40%) Node.js
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
6 1 (0.70%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.70%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) JRun
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (20.28%) Photoshop
2 22 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.20%) Adobe Captivate
3 6 (4.20%) Fireworks
4 5 (3.50%) InDesign
5 4 (2.80%) PaintShop Pro
5 4 (2.80%) MS Excel
6 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 3 (2.10%) MS Office
6 3 (2.10%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (1.40%) MS Project
8 1 (0.70%) ImageReady
8 1 (0.70%) Maya
8 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) ZaiNet
1 4 (2.80%) HFM
1 4 (2.80%) Endur
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (2.80%) Aligne
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.20%) GitHub
2 2 (1.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) Internet
2 6 (4.20%) FTP
3 3 (2.10%) HTTP
3 3 (2.10%) SSL
3 3 (2.10%) Extranet
3 3 (2.10%) 2G
4 2 (1.40%) SSH
4 2 (1.40%) X.509
4 2 (1.40%) Firewall
4 2 (1.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.99%) MySQL
2 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.20%) NoSQL
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.80%) Essbase
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Subversion
2 8 (5.59%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (4.20%) Grunt
3 6 (4.20%) Bower
4 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.80%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.10%) Flash Builder
7 2 (1.40%) Xcode
7 2 (1.40%) Introscope
7 2 (1.40%) Ant
7 2 (1.40%) JUnit
7 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.40%) WiX
7 2 (1.40%) Hudson
8 1 (0.70%) Redmine
8 1 (0.70%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.70%) Flex Builder
8 1 (0.70%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (10.49%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Marketing
3 11 (7.69%) Games
4 9 (6.29%) Advertising
5 4 (2.80%) Retail
5 4 (2.80%) Publishing
6 3 (2.10%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.40%) Interactive Media
7 2 (1.40%) German Language
7 2 (1.40%) Italian Language
7 2 (1.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) Back Office
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (65.73%) Developer
2 31 (21.68%) Flash Developer
3 26 (18.18%) Designer
4 12 (8.39%) ActionScript Developer
5 10 (6.99%) Web Developer
5 10 (6.99%) Digital Designer
6 8 (5.59%) Consultant
6 8 (5.59%) Analyst
6 8 (5.59%) PHP Developer
7 6 (4.20%) Flash Designer
7 6 (4.20%) Flex Developer
7 6 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (4.20%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (4.20%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.20%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.20%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.50%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 5 (3.50%) UI Programmer
8 5 (3.50%) Architect
8 5 (3.50%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (60.84%) Flash
2 83 (58.04%) HTML
3 59 (41.26%) CSS
4 52 (36.36%) HTML5
5 36 (25.17%) XML
6 30 (20.98%) jQuery
7 23 (16.08%) CSS3
8 22 (15.38%) Apache Flex
9 19 (13.29%) .NET
10 9 (6.29%) REST
10 9 (6.29%) Ajax
10 9 (6.29%) Web Services
10 9 (6.29%) XHTML
11 8 (5.59%) ASP.NET
11 8 (5.59%) Backbone.js
12 7 (4.90%) AngularJS
12 7 (4.90%) Adobe AIR
13 6 (4.20%) EDI
13 6 (4.20%) XSLT
14 5 (3.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) E-Learning
1 13 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 11 (7.69%) Animation
2 11 (7.69%) SCORM
3 9 (6.29%) Client/Server
4 8 (5.59%) Open Source
5 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.50%) Social Media
6 5 (3.50%) Learning Management System
6 5 (3.50%) Copywriting
7 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.80%) W3C
8 3 (2.10%) iPad
8 3 (2.10%) Streaming Video
8 3 (2.10%) Graphic Design
9 2 (1.40%) Clustering
9 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.40%) DTV
9 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.99%) Windows
2 12 (8.39%) Linux
3 9 (6.29%) Android
4 8 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.20%) UNIX
6 5 (3.50%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.40%) zOS
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.08%) OOP
1 23 (16.08%) OO
2 20 (13.99%) MVC
3 13 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 10 (6.99%) Scrum
6 8 (5.59%) Project Management
6 8 (5.59%) TDD
7 7 (4.90%) User Experience Design
7 7 (4.90%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (4.20%) Content Management
8 6 (4.20%) Migration
8 6 (4.20%) B2B
8 6 (4.20%) SOA
9 5 (3.50%) iOS Development
9 5 (3.50%) DRM
9 5 (3.50%) Web Development
9 5 (3.50%) Time Management
10 4 (2.80%) Kanban
10 4 (2.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 67 (46.85%) JavaScript
2 60 (41.96%) ActionScript 3.0
3 37 (25.87%) ActionScript 2.0
4 19 (13.29%) PHP
4 19 (13.29%) Java
5 17 (11.89%) C#
6 11 (7.69%) SQL
7 8 (5.59%) Perl
8 7 (4.90%) Ruby
9 6 (4.20%) PHP5
9 6 (4.20%) C
10 5 (3.50%) C++
10 5 (3.50%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.50%) PHP4
10 5 (3.50%) Lua
11 4 (2.80%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.80%) VB
11 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.10%) Python
13 2 (1.40%) BrightScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.29%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) Section 508
2 1 (0.70%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (1.40%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 34 (23.78%) Adobe
2 13 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.39%) DoubleClick
4 11 (7.69%) Oracle
5 5 (3.50%) SAP
6 4 (2.80%) Hyperion
6 4 (2.80%) Facebook
7 3 (2.10%) Twitter
8 2 (1.40%) Tumbleweed
8 2 (1.40%) Omniture
8 2 (1.40%) Axway
8 2 (1.40%) Perforce
8 2 (1.40%) Radianz
8 2 (1.40%) IBM
8 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.40%) Apple
8 2 (1.40%) ExactTarget
8 2 (1.40%) Roku
8 2 (1.40%) Splunk
9 1 (0.70%) Sencha
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