The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 511 450 354
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -96
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 77 106 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.60% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 67 154
Average daily rate £330 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £344 £295
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +16.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £34.24 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.24 - £30.00
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20792 17589 21064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 36.80% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13463 10809 12441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 633 742
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ActionScript within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

ActionScript Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -49 76 £330 -8.96% 51
London -56 34 £375 -6.25% 22
South East -10 15 £325 -1.88% 8
Hampshire - 10 £330 - 2
North West -20 8 £331 -5.35%
East Midlands -7 6 £413 +13.79% 6
City of London -13 6 £400 - 9
Manchester -14 6 £331 -5.35%
West Midlands -21 4 £458 - 5
East of England - 4 £325 - 2
Nottinghamshire +3 3 - -
South West -24 3 £350 +75.00% 2
Midlands - 3 - -
Yorkshire -12 2 £215 -30.64% 4
Berkshire -12 2 £210 -40.00% 1
Bristol -13 2 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £333 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £250 -
Sheffield -5 1 - -
South Yorkshire -5 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -9 1 £440 - 4
Reading -10 1 - - 1
South Wales -15 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -21 1 - -
West Yorkshire -23 1 £215 - 2
Wales -24 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -25 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £215 - 2
Norwich - 1 £325 -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 128 (64.65%) HTML
2 125 (63.13%) Flash
3 107 (54.04%) JavaScript
4 100 (50.51%) ActionScript 3.0
5 91 (45.96%) CSS
6 71 (35.86%) XML
7 69 (34.85%) ActionScript 2.0
8 65 (32.83%) HTML5
9 56 (28.28%) Adobe
10 38 (19.19%) Apache Flex
11 37 (18.69%) Java
11 37 (18.69%) jQuery
12 32 (16.16%) Photoshop
13 31 (15.66%) OO
13 31 (15.66%) Games
14 29 (14.65%) PHP
15 28 (14.14%) CSS3
16 27 (13.64%) SQL
16 27 (13.64%) Finance
17 25 (12.63%) C#
17 25 (12.63%) Microsoft
18 24 (12.12%) Windows
19 23 (11.62%) OOP
20 22 (11.11%) XHTML
21 21 (10.61%) FTP
21 21 (10.61%) Marketing
22 20 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
22 20 (10.10%) Web Services
22 20 (10.10%) Project Management
23 19 (9.60%) HTTP

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (4.04%) CMS
1 8 (4.04%) Node.js
2 7 (3.54%) IIS
3 5 (2.53%) Drupal
4 4 (2.02%) WordPress
4 4 (2.02%) Apache
5 3 (1.52%) Gentran
5 3 (1.52%) Sonic ESB
6 2 (1.01%) LiveCycle
6 2 (1.01%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.01%) MTS
6 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.51%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.51%) nginx
7 1 (0.51%) Moodle
7 1 (0.51%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (16.16%) Photoshop
2 17 (8.59%) Fireworks
3 14 (7.07%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (6.06%) Adobe Captivate
5 11 (5.56%) PaintShop Pro
5 11 (5.56%) MS Office
6 8 (4.04%) MS Excel
7 5 (2.53%) InDesign
8 4 (2.02%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.51%) ImageReady
9 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.55%) Endur
1 9 (4.55%) ZaiNet
1 9 (4.55%) Aligne
2 2 (1.01%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.01%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.61%) FTP
2 19 (9.60%) HTTP
3 15 (7.58%) Internet
4 5 (2.53%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.53%) SSL
5 4 (2.02%) Intranet
5 4 (2.02%) Firewall
6 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.01%) Extranet
6 2 (1.01%) RTP
6 2 (1.01%) X.400
7 1 (0.51%) RFID
7 1 (0.51%) VLAN
7 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.08%) MySQL
2 8 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.04%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (8.08%) Dreamweaver
2 10 (5.05%) Subversion
2 10 (5.05%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.04%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.53%) Flash Builder
5 4 (2.02%) JUnit
6 3 (1.52%) Ant
6 3 (1.52%) Maven
6 3 (1.52%) JIRA
7 2 (1.01%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.01%) Hudson
7 2 (1.01%) WiX
7 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.01%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.51%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.51%) Paros
General
1 31 (15.66%) Games
2 27 (13.64%) Finance
3 21 (10.61%) Marketing
4 19 (9.60%) Advertising
5 9 (4.55%) Banking
6 7 (3.54%) Retail
7 6 (3.03%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.02%) Publishing
8 4 (2.02%) German Language
8 4 (2.02%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.52%) Italian Language
10 2 (1.01%) Legal
11 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.51%) Front Office
11 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (64.14%) Developer
2 49 (24.75%) Flash Developer
3 24 (12.12%) ActionScript Developer
4 19 (9.60%) Designer
5 16 (8.08%) Flex Developer
6 13 (6.57%) Front-End Developer
6 13 (6.57%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 12 (6.06%) Analyst
8 9 (4.55%) Web Developer
9 8 (4.04%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.04%) Operations Manager
9 8 (4.04%) JavaScript Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Consultant
10 7 (3.54%) Software Engineer
11 6 (3.03%) Business Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Author
11 6 (3.03%) Technical Author
11 6 (3.03%) Programmer
11 6 (3.03%) PHP Developer
12 5 (2.53%) Flash Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (64.65%) HTML
2 125 (63.13%) Flash
3 91 (45.96%) CSS
4 71 (35.86%) XML
5 65 (32.83%) HTML5
6 38 (19.19%) Apache Flex
7 37 (18.69%) jQuery
8 28 (14.14%) CSS3
9 22 (11.11%) XHTML
10 20 (10.10%) Web Services
11 19 (9.60%) .NET
12 15 (7.58%) XSLT
12 15 (7.58%) Backbone.js
13 13 (6.57%) Ajax
14 12 (6.06%) DHTML
15 9 (4.55%) ASP.NET
15 9 (4.55%) EDI
16 8 (4.04%) Hibernate
16 8 (4.04%) AngularJS
17 7 (3.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.59%) E-Learning
2 15 (7.58%) SCORM
3 14 (7.07%) W3C
4 13 (6.57%) Mobile App
5 12 (6.06%) Client/Server
6 10 (5.05%) Streaming Video
7 9 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 8 (4.04%) Animation
9 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
9 7 (3.54%) RIA
10 6 (3.03%) New Media
11 5 (2.53%) Open Source
11 5 (2.53%) Copywriting
12 4 (2.02%) Spread Betting
12 4 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (2.02%) iPad
13 3 (1.52%) Social Gaming
13 3 (1.52%) Kindle
13 3 (1.52%) Social Media
13 3 (1.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.12%) Windows
2 14 (7.07%) Android
3 13 (6.57%) Apple iOS
4 12 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 9 (4.55%) Linux
6 2 (1.01%) zOS
6 2 (1.01%) UNIX
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.66%) OO
2 23 (11.62%) OOP
3 20 (10.10%) Project Management
3 20 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (9.60%) Content Management
4 19 (9.60%) Web Development
5 16 (8.08%) TDD
5 16 (8.08%) Scrum
5 16 (8.08%) E-Commerce
6 15 (7.58%) MVC
7 14 (7.07%) SEO
8 13 (6.57%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.56%) ETRM
10 9 (4.55%) Analytics
10 9 (4.55%) Time Management
10 9 (4.55%) Migration
10 9 (4.55%) ITIL
11 8 (4.04%) SOA
11 8 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (4.04%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 107 (54.04%) JavaScript
2 100 (50.51%) ActionScript 3.0
3 69 (34.85%) ActionScript 2.0
4 37 (18.69%) Java
5 29 (14.65%) PHP
6 27 (13.64%) SQL
7 25 (12.63%) C#
8 11 (5.56%) C++
9 7 (3.54%) PL/SQL
9 7 (3.54%) VB
9 7 (3.54%) Python
10 6 (3.03%) C
11 5 (2.53%) Lua
12 4 (2.02%) Ruby
12 4 (2.02%) XPath
13 3 (1.52%) VBScript
14 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.01%) ABAP
14 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.07%) Degree
1 14 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.57%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) WCAG
2 3 (1.52%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.51%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 1 (0.51%) Puppet
1 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 56 (28.28%) Adobe
2 25 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.55%) Oracle
3 9 (4.55%) Facebook
4 7 (3.54%) IBM
5 5 (2.53%) Zend
5 5 (2.53%) EPiServer
6 4 (2.02%) SAP
7 3 (1.52%) Twitter
7 3 (1.52%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.52%) DoubleClick
8 2 (1.01%) Axway
8 2 (1.01%) SEEBURGER
8 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.51%) Apple
9 1 (0.51%) webMethods
9 1 (0.51%) Orchard
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