The table below looks at the statistics for ActionScript skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActionScript over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 587 595 561
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -34
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 51 54 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.099% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.26% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 50
Median daily rate £419 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £262 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £496 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
20811 21143 21240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.88% 38.65% 37.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14312 14401 14440
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 546 413
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

ActionScript
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ActionScript as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 2016.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 49 £419 +19.64% 5
London +8 33 £469 +38.88% 2
North West +6 6 £268 -
Manchester - 6 £268 -
South East +13 5 £563 +73.07%
South West +12 5 £375 +66.66% 2
Wiltshire - 5 £375 -
Swindon - 5 £375 -
Surrey +17 3 £275 -15.38%
Buckinghamshire +18 2 £575 +43.75%
Salford - 2 £419 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £575 -
Angus - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ActionScript.

1 35 (43.75%) Java
1 35 (43.75%) XML
2 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.50%) MVC
4 29 (36.25%) JSON
5 27 (33.75%) Flash
6 26 (32.50%) JavaScript
7 25 (31.25%) C#
8 24 (30.00%) C++
8 24 (30.00%) HTML
8 24 (30.00%) ActionScript 2.0
9 21 (26.25%) Spring
9 21 (26.25%) Scrum
10 20 (25.00%) XSLT
11 19 (23.75%) Windows
11 19 (23.75%) Oracle
12 18 (22.50%) OO
12 18 (22.50%) Adobe
13 17 (21.25%) .NET
13 17 (21.25%) Apache Flex
14 16 (20.00%) Cucumber
14 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
14 16 (20.00%) CSS
15 15 (18.75%) Objective-C
16 14 (17.50%) Hibernate
16 14 (17.50%) Games
16 14 (17.50%) XSL
16 14 (17.50%) J2EE
16 14 (17.50%) SQL
16 14 (17.50%) SOA

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (17.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (12.50%) Confluence
3 7 (8.75%) CMS
3 7 (8.75%) IIS
4 5 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.50%) Apache
5 2 (2.50%) Moodle
5 2 (2.50%) nginx
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.50%) WordPress
6 1 (1.25%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (1.25%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.25%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.75%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.50%) InDesign
3 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.25%) 3ds Max
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.25%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) GitHub
2 8 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (8.75%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (8.75%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (8.75%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.75%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) FTP
1 9 (11.25%) HTTP
2 8 (10.00%) Internet
3 7 (8.75%) DVB
3 7 (8.75%) HTTPS
4 4 (5.00%) SSL
5 2 (2.50%) NAS
5 2 (2.50%) SAN
6 1 (1.25%) ISDN
6 1 (1.25%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.50%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.25%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (13.75%) Oracle Forms
3 10 (12.50%) JIRA
3 10 (12.50%) Subversion
4 7 (8.75%) Maven
5 5 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.50%) Grunt
6 2 (2.50%) gulp
6 2 (2.50%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (17.50%) Games
2 6 (7.50%) Back Office
2 6 (7.50%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Advertising
4 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (57.50%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) Architect
3 8 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (10.00%) Java Architect
4 7 (8.75%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.75%) Software Architect
5 6 (7.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.00%) J2EE Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Java Software Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Designer
8 3 (3.75%) HTML Developer
8 3 (3.75%) Mobile Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.75%) XML
2 29 (36.25%) JSON
3 27 (33.75%) Flash
4 24 (30.00%) HTML
5 21 (26.25%) Spring
6 20 (25.00%) XSLT
7 17 (21.25%) .NET
7 17 (21.25%) Apache Flex
8 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
8 16 (20.00%) CSS
9 14 (17.50%) BlazeDS
9 14 (17.50%) Hibernate
9 14 (17.50%) HTML5
9 14 (17.50%) J2EE
9 14 (17.50%) RESTful
9 14 (17.50%) Spring MVC
9 14 (17.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 14 (17.50%) XSL
10 9 (11.25%) SOAP
11 8 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Interactive TV
2 9 (11.25%) User Experience
3 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.75%) Fat Client
3 7 (8.75%) MPEG
3 7 (8.75%) Thin Client
4 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 6 (7.50%) W3C
5 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.75%) Applied Mathematics
5 3 (3.75%) iPad
5 3 (3.75%) iPhone
5 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.75%) MHEG
5 3 (3.75%) Physics
6 2 (2.50%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.50%) IPTV
6 2 (2.50%) SCORM
6 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.25%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Apple iOS
3 6 (7.50%) Android
4 3 (3.75%) Linux
5 2 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.50%) MVC
3 21 (26.25%) Scrum
4 18 (22.50%) OO
5 14 (17.50%) SOA
6 11 (13.75%) ArchiMate
6 11 (13.75%) OOA/OOD
6 11 (13.75%) Software Architecture
6 11 (13.75%) TDD
6 11 (13.75%) UML
7 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.25%) Kanban
9 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 8 (10.00%) Front End Development
9 8 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
9 8 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
9 8 (10.00%) TOGAF
10 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.75%) Java
2 26 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 25 (31.25%) C#
4 24 (30.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 24 (30.00%) C++
5 15 (18.75%) Objective-C
6 14 (17.50%) SQL
7 13 (16.25%) PL/SQL
8 10 (12.50%) Ruby
9 9 (11.25%) ActionScript 3.0
10 8 (10.00%) PHP
11 7 (8.75%) ANSI C
11 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
11 7 (8.75%) C
12 4 (5.00%) Python
13 3 (3.75%) Apple Swift
14 2 (2.50%) PHP 4
14 2 (2.50%) PHP 5
14 2 (2.50%) PHP 7
15 1 (1.25%) Lua
Qualifications
1 7 (8.75%) Degree
1 7 (8.75%) ISEB
1 7 (8.75%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle
2 18 (22.50%) Adobe
3 11 (13.75%) Sybase
4 10 (12.50%) OpenTV
5 7 (8.75%) IBM
6 5 (6.25%) Apple
6 5 (6.25%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.50%) Axway
7 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.25%) Roku
8 1 (1.25%) SAP
8 1 (1.25%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (1.25%) Teradata
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