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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 576 570 479
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -91
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 50 42 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.081% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.21% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 64
Average daily rate £375 £371 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £268 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - -

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
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 11 February 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 26 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 49 £375 - 14
South East +24 14 £419 +82.17% 1
London -9 14 £475 +26.66% 7
West Midlands -3 12 £320 - 2
Staffordshire - 11 £320 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 9 £320 -
Hampshire - 9 £425 -
North West -14 4 £315 -30.00%
East Midlands - 4 £375 - 2
Derbyshire - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 £343 -
Southampton - 3 - -
Surrey -9 2 £325 +41.30%
Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 1
Huddersfield - 2 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Derby - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 - -
Birmingham -3 1 £375 -
Manchester -15 1 £310 -31.11%
Northamptonshire - 1 £375 - 1
Dorking - 1 £325 -
Northampton - 1 £375 - 1
Brentford - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 91 (79.13%) HTML
2 78 (67.83%) JavaScript
3 74 (64.35%) CSS
4 64 (55.65%) Flash
5 60 (52.17%) HTML5
6 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (35.65%) ActionScript 3.0
8 39 (33.91%) PHP
9 32 (27.83%) Photoshop
10 31 (26.96%) jQuery
11 30 (26.09%) XML
12 29 (25.22%) .NET
13 26 (22.61%) VB
13 26 (22.61%) ActionScript 2.0
14 25 (21.74%) Linux
15 22 (19.13%) OO
15 22 (19.13%) Games
16 21 (18.26%) SEO
16 21 (18.26%) Unix
16 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
16 21 (18.26%) FTP
17 20 (17.39%) C
17 20 (17.39%) CMS
17 20 (17.39%) Social Media
17 20 (17.39%) CSS3
18 19 (16.52%) 4G
18 19 (16.52%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (16.52%) 3G
18 19 (16.52%) Adobe Illustrator
18 19 (16.52%) Content Management

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (17.39%) CMS
2 9 (7.83%) Drupal
3 6 (5.22%) Apache
4 4 (3.48%) Node.js
5 3 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.61%) Joomla!
5 3 (2.61%) WordPress
6 2 (1.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (1.74%) concrete5
6 2 (1.74%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.74%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.87%) Confluence
7 1 (0.87%) JBoss
7 1 (0.87%) Mule
7 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (27.83%) Photoshop
2 19 (16.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (5.22%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (4.35%) MS Office
4 5 (4.35%) SketchUp
5 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.74%) 3ds Max
6 2 (1.74%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.74%) GIMP
6 2 (1.74%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.87%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (0.87%) MS Project
7 1 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) GitHub
2 3 (2.61%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.26%) FTP
2 19 (16.52%) 3G
2 19 (16.52%) 4G
2 19 (16.52%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (13.91%) HTTP
3 16 (13.91%) SSH
4 6 (5.22%) DVB
4 6 (5.22%) Internet
5 5 (4.35%) Intranet
6 2 (1.74%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.87%) AMQP
7 1 (0.87%) Firewall
7 1 (0.87%) Skype
7 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.78%) MySQL
3 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (11.30%) GitLab
2 9 (7.83%) Dreamweaver
3 7 (6.09%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.09%) Maven
4 4 (3.48%) Eclipse
4 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.48%) Grunt
5 3 (2.61%) Subversion
6 2 (1.74%) gulp
6 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.87%) Bower
7 1 (0.87%) Calabash
7 1 (0.87%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.87%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.87%) JIRA
7 1 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.87%) Xcode
General
1 22 (19.13%) Games
2 16 (13.91%) Marketing
3 8 (6.96%) Finance
4 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.61%) Retail
6 2 (1.74%) Advertising
6 2 (1.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Billing
7 1 (0.87%) German Language
7 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 94 (81.74%) Developer
2 26 (22.61%) Flash Developer
3 14 (12.17%) HTML Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Flash ActionScript Developer
5 12 (10.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 11 (9.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (8.70%) ActionScript Developer
8 8 (6.96%) Games Developer
8 8 (6.96%) HTML CSS Developer
9 7 (6.09%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.22%) UI Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Agile Developer
11 5 (4.35%) C Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Designer
11 5 (4.35%) Flash Games Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (4.35%) Lead Developer
11 5 (4.35%) Prototyper
11 5 (4.35%) Technologist
11 5 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (79.13%) HTML
2 74 (64.35%) CSS
3 64 (55.65%) Flash
4 60 (52.17%) HTML5
5 31 (26.96%) jQuery
6 30 (26.09%) XML
7 29 (25.22%) .NET
8 20 (17.39%) CSS3
9 19 (16.52%) RSS
10 12 (10.43%) Apache Flex
11 9 (7.83%) JSON
12 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
12 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
12 7 (6.09%) Drush
12 7 (6.09%) Robotlegs
12 7 (6.09%) Spring
13 6 (5.22%) Ajax
13 6 (5.22%) Web Services
13 6 (5.22%) XSD
14 5 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Social Media
2 15 (13.04%) User Experience
3 14 (12.17%) N-Tier
4 12 (10.43%) Animation
5 8 (6.96%) Algorithms
5 8 (6.96%) Data Structures
5 8 (6.96%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (6.96%) STB
6 7 (6.09%) Online Games
7 6 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (5.22%) Fat Client
7 6 (5.22%) Interactive TV
7 6 (5.22%) MPEG
7 6 (5.22%) Thin Client
8 5 (4.35%) Internet of Things
8 5 (4.35%) Raspberry Pi
8 5 (4.35%) Streaming Video
9 4 (3.48%) Flash Games
10 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.61%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.74%) Linux
2 21 (18.26%) Unix
3 18 (15.65%) Mac OS
4 8 (6.96%) Apple iOS
5 7 (6.09%) Android
6 6 (5.22%) Windows
7 2 (1.74%) CentOS
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.13%) OO
3 21 (18.26%) SEO
4 19 (16.52%) Content Management
5 17 (14.78%) MVC
5 17 (14.78%) SDLC
6 16 (13.91%) Open Source
7 14 (12.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (12.17%) High Availability
7 14 (12.17%) OOP
7 14 (12.17%) SOA
8 13 (11.30%) Change Control
8 13 (11.30%) TDD
9 12 (10.43%) Front End Development
9 12 (10.43%) Performance Management
9 12 (10.43%) Scrum
9 12 (10.43%) Web Design
10 10 (8.70%) Performance Testing
11 9 (7.83%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 78 (67.83%) JavaScript
2 41 (35.65%) ActionScript 3.0
3 39 (33.91%) PHP
4 26 (22.61%) ActionScript 2.0
4 26 (22.61%) VB
5 20 (17.39%) C
6 19 (16.52%) C++
7 16 (13.91%) C#
8 15 (13.04%) Java
9 11 (9.57%) TypeScript
10 6 (5.22%) ANSI C
11 5 (4.35%) Python
11 5 (4.35%) Ruby
12 4 (3.48%) PHP 4
12 4 (3.48%) PHP 5
12 4 (3.48%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.61%) Apple Swift
13 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.61%) Objective-C
14 2 (1.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) Degree
2 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) RosettaNet
Vendors
1 19 (16.52%) Adobe
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.22%) OpenTV
4 3 (2.61%) DoubleClick
4 3 (2.61%) Facebook
4 3 (2.61%) IBM
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle
5 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.74%) Zend
6 1 (0.87%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.87%) PubNub
6 1 (0.87%) SAP
6 1 (0.87%) Software AG
6 1 (0.87%) Talend
6 1 (0.87%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.87%) Twitter
6 1 (0.87%) webMethods
6 1 (0.87%) WSO2
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