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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 534 464 428
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -36
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 78 122 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.59% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 65 102
Average daily rate
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£310 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £506 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00

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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -50 75 £310 -17.33% 45
London -31 44 £450 +20.00% 19
South East +20 21 £225 -7.21% 7
City of London +12 11 £500 +100.00% 4
Hampshire -3 11 £225 - 1
Southampton -5 6 £225 -
West Midlands -19 4 £338 +29.80%
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
East Midlands +4 2 - - 6
Oxford -1 2 - -
Oxfordshire -3 2 - - 1
Birmingham -6 2 £338 +29.80%
East of England -21 2 £240 - 6
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1
South West -44 1 £150 - 3
Dorset - 1 £150 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 4
Bournemouth - 1 £150 -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Northampton - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Doncaster - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 85 (58.62%) Flash
2 84 (57.93%) HTML
3 73 (50.34%) JavaScript
4 63 (43.45%) ActionScript 3.0
5 58 (40.00%) CSS
6 53 (36.55%) HTML5
7 38 (26.21%) XML
8 35 (24.14%) ActionScript 2.0
9 31 (21.38%) jQuery
10 30 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (20.69%) Photoshop
10 30 (20.69%) Adobe
11 27 (18.62%) User Experience
12 26 (17.93%) OOP
13 25 (17.24%) CSS3
14 24 (16.55%) Windows
14 24 (16.55%) MVC
15 23 (15.86%) Java
16 22 (15.17%) Apache Flex
17 20 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
17 20 (13.79%) PHP
17 20 (13.79%) OO
18 16 (11.03%) Subversion
19 13 (8.97%) Finance
19 13 (8.97%) Games
19 13 (8.97%) Linux
19 13 (8.97%) Mobile App
20 12 (8.28%) .NET
20 12 (8.28%) Internet
20 12 (8.28%) E-Learning

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (4.83%) CMS
2 5 (3.45%) Moodle
3 4 (2.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.07%) WordPress
4 3 (2.07%) Drupal
4 3 (2.07%) IIS
5 2 (1.38%) Node.js
5 2 (1.38%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.69%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion MX
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) JRun
6 1 (0.69%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (20.69%) Photoshop
2 20 (13.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.14%) Fireworks
4 5 (3.45%) Adobe Captivate
5 4 (2.76%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (2.07%) InDesign
6 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.38%) Maya
7 2 (1.38%) MS Excel
7 2 (1.38%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.69%) MS Project
8 1 (0.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) HFM
1 7 (4.83%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.52%) GitHub
2 2 (1.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) Internet
2 6 (4.14%) FTP
2 6 (4.14%) HTTP
3 3 (2.07%) SSL
3 3 (2.07%) Extranet
3 3 (2.07%) 2G
4 2 (1.38%) Firewall
4 2 (1.38%) X.509
4 2 (1.38%) LDAP
4 2 (1.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) MySQL
2 8 (5.52%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.83%) Essbase
3 7 (4.83%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.83%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (11.03%) Subversion
2 8 (5.52%) Grunt
2 8 (5.52%) Bower
2 8 (5.52%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.76%) Flash Builder
5 3 (2.07%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.07%) Ant
5 3 (2.07%) WiX
5 3 (2.07%) Hudson
6 2 (1.38%) Introscope
6 2 (1.38%) Xcode
6 2 (1.38%) JUnit
7 1 (0.69%) Flex Builder
7 1 (0.69%) JIRA
7 1 (0.69%) Redmine
7 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
General
1 13 (8.97%) Finance
1 13 (8.97%) Games
2 11 (7.59%) Marketing
3 7 (4.83%) Advertising
4 5 (3.45%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.07%) Automotive
6 2 (1.38%) Publishing
6 2 (1.38%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (67.59%) Developer
2 27 (18.62%) Flash Developer
3 21 (14.48%) Designer
4 15 (10.34%) Web Developer
5 14 (9.66%) ActionScript Developer
6 11 (7.59%) Consultant
7 9 (6.21%) Digital Designer
8 8 (5.52%) PHP Developer
9 7 (4.83%) Hyperion Consultant
10 6 (4.14%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Architect
10 6 (4.14%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Interactive Developer
11 5 (3.45%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Flash Designer
11 5 (3.45%) Flex Developer
11 5 (3.45%) UI Programmer
11 5 (3.45%) Flash ActionScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (58.62%) Flash
2 84 (57.93%) HTML
3 58 (40.00%) CSS
4 53 (36.55%) HTML5
5 38 (26.21%) XML
6 31 (21.38%) jQuery
7 25 (17.24%) CSS3
8 22 (15.17%) Apache Flex
9 12 (8.28%) .NET
10 11 (7.59%) REST
11 10 (6.90%) Ajax
12 9 (6.21%) EDI
12 9 (6.21%) AngularJS
13 8 (5.52%) XHTML
14 7 (4.83%) Adobe AIR
14 7 (4.83%) ASP.NET
14 7 (4.83%) Web Services
14 7 (4.83%) Backbone.js
15 6 (4.14%) EDIFACT
16 5 (3.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.62%) User Experience
2 13 (8.97%) Mobile App
3 12 (8.28%) E-Learning
4 10 (6.90%) Open Source
4 10 (6.90%) SCORM
5 9 (6.21%) Client/Server
5 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (5.52%) Animation
7 6 (4.14%) Computer Science
8 5 (3.45%) Learning Management System
9 4 (2.76%) Social Media
9 4 (2.76%) Streaming Video
9 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.76%) W3C
9 4 (2.76%) Mobile Games
10 3 (2.07%) Graphic Design
10 3 (2.07%) Copywriting
11 2 (1.38%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.38%) Social Gaming
11 2 (1.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.55%) Windows
2 13 (8.97%) Linux
3 9 (6.21%) Android
3 9 (6.21%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.14%) UNIX
5 5 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.38%) zOS
8 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.93%) OOP
3 24 (16.55%) MVC
4 20 (13.79%) OO
5 11 (7.59%) Scrum
6 10 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.21%) TDD
7 9 (6.21%) User Experience Design
7 9 (6.21%) Migration
7 9 (6.21%) Project Management
7 9 (6.21%) Mobile Application Development
8 8 (5.52%) DRM
8 8 (5.52%) B2B
9 7 (4.83%) Workflow
10 6 (4.14%) Content Management
11 5 (3.45%) SOA
11 5 (3.45%) iOS Development
12 4 (2.76%) Android Development
12 4 (2.76%) Analytics
12 4 (2.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (50.34%) JavaScript
2 63 (43.45%) ActionScript 3.0
3 35 (24.14%) ActionScript 2.0
4 23 (15.86%) Java
5 20 (13.79%) PHP
6 11 (7.59%) C#
7 10 (6.90%) Perl
8 9 (6.21%) Ruby
9 7 (4.83%) Lua
10 6 (4.14%) C++
10 6 (4.14%) SQL
10 6 (4.14%) C
10 6 (4.14%) PHP5
10 6 (4.14%) PHP4
11 5 (3.45%) Objective-C
12 4 (2.76%) Python
12 4 (2.76%) XPath
13 3 (2.07%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.38%) BrightScript
15 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.83%) Degree
2 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) WAI
2 1 (0.69%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 2 (1.38%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 30 (20.69%) Adobe
2 11 (7.59%) DoubleClick
3 9 (6.21%) Oracle
3 9 (6.21%) SAP
3 9 (6.21%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.83%) Hyperion
5 6 (4.14%) IBM
6 4 (2.76%) Perforce
7 3 (2.07%) Facebook
8 2 (1.38%) Splunk
8 2 (1.38%) Twitter
8 2 (1.38%) ExactTarget
8 2 (1.38%) Roku
8 2 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.38%) Apple
8 2 (1.38%) Radianz
8 2 (1.38%) Axway
8 2 (1.38%) Tumbleweed
8 2 (1.38%) Omniture
9 1 (0.69%) EPiServer
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