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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 519 452 392
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -60
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 94 125 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.43% 0.61% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 63 109
Average daily rate
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£363 £351 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +9.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £278
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £52.82 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 583 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.35 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -59 89 £363 - 30
London -36 51 £450 +12.50% 14
South East -11 21 £275 -8.33% 2
City of London +5 11 £463 +15.62% 6
Hampshire -7 11 £225 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -14 6 £375 +47.05% 5
Southampton -5 5 £225 -25.00%
East of England -16 4 £240 +20.00% 2
Berkshire +13 3 - -
Staffordshire -6 3 £325 - 3
South West -32 3 £175 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent -3 2 £325 - 3
Oxfordshire -11 2 - - 1
Oxford -15 2 - - 1
Suffolk - 2 £230 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £230 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Birmingham -6 1 £375 +47.05% 2
Yorkshire -7 1 £300 +2.12% 1
Devon - 1 £175 - 2
Plymouth - 1 £175 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 96 (61.94%) HTML
2 87 (56.13%) Flash
3 83 (53.55%) JavaScript
4 63 (40.65%) CSS
5 62 (40.00%) ActionScript 3.0
6 60 (38.71%) HTML5
7 47 (30.32%) XML
8 35 (22.58%) jQuery
9 34 (21.94%) ActionScript 2.0
10 29 (18.71%) Apache Flex
10 29 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (18.71%) Photoshop
11 26 (16.77%) MVC
11 26 (16.77%) User Experience
12 25 (16.13%) CSS3
13 23 (14.84%) Adobe
13 23 (14.84%) Java
13 23 (14.84%) Windows
14 22 (14.19%) OOP
14 22 (14.19%) PHP
15 20 (12.90%) OO
16 19 (12.26%) Adobe Illustrator
17 18 (11.61%) Games
18 15 (9.68%) Finance
18 15 (9.68%) Linux
18 15 (9.68%) Subversion
19 14 (9.03%) .NET
20 13 (8.39%) Internet
21 12 (7.74%) MySQL
21 12 (7.74%) Ajax

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (5.81%) CMS
2 5 (3.23%) Moodle
3 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.94%) IIS
4 3 (1.94%) Drupal
5 2 (1.29%) Gentran
5 2 (1.29%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) JRun
6 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion MX
6 1 (0.65%) Facebook Platform
6 1 (0.65%) WordPress
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
6 1 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (18.71%) Photoshop
2 19 (12.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (4.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.58%) Fireworks
5 3 (1.94%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (1.94%) Maya
5 3 (1.94%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.94%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.29%) Edge Animate
6 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.65%) InDesign
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (4.52%) HFM
2 3 (1.94%) Magento
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) GitHub
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) Internet
2 6 (3.87%) FTP
2 6 (3.87%) HTTP
3 3 (1.94%) SSL
3 3 (1.94%) Firewall
3 3 (1.94%) 2G
4 2 (1.29%) SSH
4 2 (1.29%) LDAP
4 2 (1.29%) Extranet
4 2 (1.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.74%) MySQL
2 8 (5.16%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.52%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.52%) Essbase
4 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Subversion
2 8 (5.16%) Grunt
2 8 (5.16%) Bower
3 6 (3.87%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.58%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.94%) Introscope
6 3 (1.94%) Xcode
6 3 (1.94%) JUnit
7 2 (1.29%) Ant
7 2 (1.29%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.29%) Flash Builder
7 2 (1.29%) Hudson
7 2 (1.29%) WiX
8 1 (0.65%) Redmine
8 1 (0.65%) JIRA
8 1 (0.65%) Flex Builder
8 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (11.61%) Games
2 15 (9.68%) Finance
3 12 (7.74%) Marketing
4 7 (4.52%) Advertising
5 5 (3.23%) Retail
6 3 (1.94%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.94%) Banking
6 3 (1.94%) Automotive
6 3 (1.94%) Interactive Media
7 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (69.68%) Developer
2 22 (14.19%) Designer
3 21 (13.55%) Flash Developer
4 19 (12.26%) Web Developer
5 14 (9.03%) ActionScript Developer
6 10 (6.45%) Consultant
6 10 (6.45%) Architect
7 9 (5.81%) Digital Designer
8 8 (5.16%) Front-End Developer
8 8 (5.16%) PHP Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Hyperion Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Flex Developer
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Developer
10 6 (3.87%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.87%) Games Developer
10 6 (3.87%) Interactive Developer
11 5 (3.23%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.23%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (61.94%) HTML
2 87 (56.13%) Flash
3 63 (40.65%) CSS
4 60 (38.71%) HTML5
5 47 (30.32%) XML
6 35 (22.58%) jQuery
7 29 (18.71%) Apache Flex
8 25 (16.13%) CSS3
9 14 (9.03%) .NET
10 12 (7.74%) Ajax
11 10 (6.45%) Web Services
11 10 (6.45%) EDI
11 10 (6.45%) REST
11 10 (6.45%) AngularJS
12 8 (5.16%) EDIFACT
13 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET
13 7 (4.52%) JSON
14 6 (3.87%) Adobe AIR
14 6 (3.87%) XHTML
15 5 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.77%) User Experience
2 12 (7.74%) Animation
3 10 (6.45%) Open Source
3 10 (6.45%) E-Learning
4 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.16%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.87%) SCORM
7 5 (3.23%) Mobile Games
7 5 (3.23%) Graphic Design
7 5 (3.23%) Social Media
8 4 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.58%) W3C
9 3 (1.94%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.94%) Social Gaming
10 2 (1.29%) SWIFT
10 2 (1.29%) Flash Games
10 2 (1.29%) DataPower
10 2 (1.29%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.84%) Windows
2 15 (9.68%) Linux
3 8 (5.16%) UNIX
3 8 (5.16%) Android
4 6 (3.87%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.29%) zOS
8 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.77%) MVC
3 22 (14.19%) OOP
4 20 (12.90%) OO
5 11 (7.10%) TDD
6 10 (6.45%) B2B
6 10 (6.45%) Project Management
7 9 (5.81%) Migration
7 9 (5.81%) Scrum
7 9 (5.81%) Web Development
7 9 (5.81%) UX Design
8 8 (5.16%) Mobile Application Development
8 8 (5.16%) Software Engineering
8 8 (5.16%) DRM
9 7 (4.52%) Workflow
10 6 (3.87%) Content Management
10 6 (3.87%) Email Marketing
10 6 (3.87%) Game Development
11 5 (3.23%) iOS Development
11 5 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 83 (53.55%) JavaScript
2 62 (40.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 34 (21.94%) ActionScript 2.0
4 23 (14.84%) Java
5 22 (14.19%) PHP
6 11 (7.10%) C#
7 10 (6.45%) Perl
8 8 (5.16%) SQL
8 8 (5.16%) Ruby
9 7 (4.52%) Lua
9 7 (4.52%) C++
10 6 (3.87%) PHP5
10 6 (3.87%) PHP4
11 5 (3.23%) C
12 4 (2.58%) XPath
12 4 (2.58%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.94%) Python
14 2 (1.29%) PowerHouse
14 2 (1.29%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (3.87%) Degree
2 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.58%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) Section 508
2 1 (0.65%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 23 (14.84%) Adobe
2 11 (7.10%) SAP
3 10 (6.45%) Oracle
4 9 (5.81%) DoubleClick
5 8 (5.16%) IBM
6 7 (4.52%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.52%) Hyperion
7 5 (3.23%) Perforce
8 3 (1.94%) Splunk
9 2 (1.29%) ExactTarget
9 2 (1.29%) Roku
9 2 (1.29%) Omniture
9 2 (1.29%) Radianz
9 2 (1.29%) Axway
9 2 (1.29%) Tumbleweed
9 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.29%) Macromedia
10 1 (0.65%) BMC
10 1 (0.65%) Apple
10 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
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