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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 537 438 396
Rank change year-on-year
-99 -42
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 41 119 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.21% 0.66% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 65 87
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £247 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.36%
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
19274 18137 17083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.00% 37.23% 38.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12858 11442 10509
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 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 522 714
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.23% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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 -96 40 £375 +7.14% 34
London -36 32 £375 -9.09% 18
South East -31 6 £338 +3.01% 2
Surrey -2 2 - - 2
City of London -10 2 - - 7
Middlesex - 2 - -
North West -4 1 £450 +38.46% 1
West Midlands -8 1 - - 3
Staines - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Coventry - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 6
South West - - - - 3

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 86 (64.18%) HTML
2 80 (59.70%) JavaScript
2 80 (59.70%) Flash
3 53 (39.55%) ActionScript 3.0
4 50 (37.31%) CSS
5 48 (35.82%) HTML5
6 44 (32.84%) XML
7 38 (28.36%) ActionScript 2.0
8 31 (23.13%) Apache Flex
8 31 (23.13%) jQuery
9 28 (20.90%) Adobe
10 27 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (14.93%) CSS3
12 18 (13.43%) Games
12 18 (13.43%) Photoshop
13 17 (12.69%) Open Source
14 16 (11.94%) User Experience
14 16 (11.94%) Java
14 16 (11.94%) OO
15 15 (11.19%) Windows
16 14 (10.45%) MVC
17 13 (9.70%) Software Engineering
17 13 (9.70%) Ruby
18 12 (8.96%) AngularJS
19 11 (8.21%) Game Development
19 11 (8.21%) Adobe Illustrator
19 11 (8.21%) Linux
19 11 (8.21%) FTP
19 11 (8.21%) Web Development
20 10 (7.46%) Adobe AIR

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (5.97%) CMS
2 2 (1.49%) Gentran
3 1 (0.75%) ColdFusion
3 1 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.75%) WordPress
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (13.43%) Photoshop
2 11 (8.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (2.99%) MS Office
3 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.99%) Maya
4 3 (2.24%) Fireworks
4 3 (2.24%) PaintShop Pro
4 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.24%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.49%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.75%) InDesign
6 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.24%) HFM
1 3 (2.24%) Magento
2 2 (1.49%) Aligne
2 2 (1.49%) ZaiNet
2 2 (1.49%) Endur
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.22%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) FTP
2 9 (6.72%) Internet
3 8 (5.97%) HTTP
4 5 (3.73%) Firewall
5 4 (2.99%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.99%) VPN
6 3 (2.24%) SSH
7 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) MySQL
2 7 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.24%) Essbase
4 3 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.49%) OLAP
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.22%) Subversion
2 7 (5.22%) Bower
2 7 (5.22%) Grunt
3 6 (4.48%) Cucumber
3 6 (4.48%) JIRA
4 4 (2.99%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.75%) Xcode
6 1 (0.75%) Introscope
6 1 (0.75%) Ant
6 1 (0.75%) JUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.75%) Flash Builder
6 1 (0.75%) Flex Builder
6 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.75%) WiX
6 1 (0.75%) Hudson
6 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (13.43%) Games
2 9 (6.72%) Finance
3 8 (5.97%) Marketing
4 4 (2.99%) Banking
5 3 (2.24%) Retail
5 3 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.49%) Automotive
6 2 (1.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 93 (69.40%) Developer
2 26 (19.40%) Flash Developer
3 18 (13.43%) ActionScript Developer
4 16 (11.94%) Web Developer
5 12 (8.96%) Architect
6 11 (8.21%) Designer
7 9 (6.72%) Games Developer
8 8 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Flex Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Flash ActionScript Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Flash Games Developer
10 6 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.73%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.73%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.73%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (64.18%) HTML
2 80 (59.70%) Flash
3 50 (37.31%) CSS
4 48 (35.82%) HTML5
5 44 (32.84%) XML
6 31 (23.13%) Apache Flex
6 31 (23.13%) jQuery
7 20 (14.93%) CSS3
8 12 (8.96%) AngularJS
9 10 (7.46%) Adobe AIR
10 8 (5.97%) EDI
10 8 (5.97%) EDIFACT
11 7 (5.22%) Web Services
11 7 (5.22%) REST
12 6 (4.48%) Backbone.js
12 6 (4.48%) JSON
12 6 (4.48%) .NET
13 5 (3.73%) XSLT
13 5 (3.73%) Ajax
14 4 (2.99%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Open Source
2 16 (11.94%) User Experience
3 10 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.97%) Animation
4 8 (5.97%) E-Learning
5 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.73%) Mobile Games
6 5 (3.73%) Streaming Video
7 4 (2.99%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.99%) SCORM
7 4 (2.99%) EFT
8 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.24%) Semantic Web
8 3 (2.24%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.24%) Social Gaming
8 3 (2.24%) Social Media
9 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.49%) Online Games
9 2 (1.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.19%) Windows
2 11 (8.21%) Linux
3 5 (3.73%) Android
4 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.24%) UNIX
5 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.94%) OO
3 14 (10.45%) MVC
4 13 (9.70%) Software Engineering
5 11 (8.21%) Game Development
5 11 (8.21%) Web Development
6 10 (7.46%) TDD
6 10 (7.46%) Scrum
7 9 (6.72%) OOP
8 8 (5.97%) UX Design
8 8 (5.97%) Project Management
9 7 (5.22%) Migration
9 7 (5.22%) Mobile Application Development
10 6 (4.48%) B2B
11 5 (3.73%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.73%) Online Marketing
11 5 (3.73%) Progressive Enhancement
11 5 (3.73%) Mentoring
12 4 (2.99%) Android Development
12 4 (2.99%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (59.70%) JavaScript
2 53 (39.55%) ActionScript 3.0
3 38 (28.36%) ActionScript 2.0
4 16 (11.94%) Java
5 13 (9.70%) Ruby
6 10 (7.46%) PHP
6 10 (7.46%) SQL
7 7 (5.22%) Perl
7 7 (5.22%) C#
8 6 (4.48%) C++
9 4 (2.99%) BrightScript
9 4 (2.99%) Lua
9 4 (2.99%) XPath
10 3 (2.24%) C
10 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.49%) PHP5
11 2 (1.49%) PHP4
11 2 (1.49%) Delphi
11 2 (1.49%) Python
12 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (4.48%) Degree
2 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) Control-M
1 1 (0.75%) cPanel
Vendors
1 28 (20.90%) Adobe
2 9 (6.72%) IBM
3 8 (5.97%) SAP
4 6 (4.48%) Oracle
4 6 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.99%) Roku
6 3 (2.24%) Hyperion
6 3 (2.24%) Perforce
7 2 (1.49%) Macromedia
8 1 (0.75%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.75%) Omniture
8 1 (0.75%) Splunk
8 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
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