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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 529 446 433
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -13
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 61 124 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.30% 0.64% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 70 83
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +20.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £220 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £527 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £281
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Average hourly rate - £32.58 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.00
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20303 19440 20650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.12% 38.13% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13004 12029 12335
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £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 416 572 792
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.94 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 July 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 July 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 -62 61 £300 -12.40% 29
London -31 41 £369 -1.66% 18
City of London +9 14 £425 +54.54% 7
South East -10 9 £250 -13.04% 4
West Midlands -10 7 £325 +20.37%
Birmingham -2 4 £325 +20.37%
Surrey - 4 £275 -
Hampshire -10 3 £225 -18.18% 3
East of England -19 2 £204 -
Southampton -6 1 £225 -18.18% 2
South West -27 1 £150 -50.00% 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Street - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Redditch - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 80 (61.54%) Flash
2 77 (59.23%) HTML
3 60 (46.15%) JavaScript
4 57 (43.85%) CSS
5 54 (41.54%) ActionScript 3.0
6 44 (33.85%) HTML5
7 36 (27.69%) ActionScript 2.0
7 36 (27.69%) XML
8 34 (26.15%) Adobe
9 26 (20.00%) Photoshop
10 24 (18.46%) OOP
11 23 (17.69%) OO
11 23 (17.69%) jQuery
12 19 (14.62%) PHP
13 18 (13.85%) .NET
13 18 (13.85%) Adobe Illustrator
14 17 (13.08%) C#
14 17 (13.08%) Windows
14 17 (13.08%) CSS3
15 16 (12.31%) Finance
16 15 (11.54%) MVC
16 15 (11.54%) E-Learning
16 15 (11.54%) Apache Flex
17 14 (10.77%) Java
18 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 13 (10.00%) Subversion
19 12 (9.23%) Games
19 12 (9.23%) DoubleClick
19 12 (9.23%) Marketing
19 12 (9.23%) Web Services

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (6.15%) CMS
2 6 (4.62%) Moodle
2 6 (4.62%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.08%) IIS
5 3 (2.31%) Drupal
6 2 (1.54%) Node.js
6 2 (1.54%) WordPress
6 2 (1.54%) MTS
6 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.54%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.77%) JRun
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.77%) ColdFusion MX
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.77%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.77%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 26 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 18 (13.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.62%) Adobe Captivate
3 6 (4.62%) Fireworks
4 4 (3.08%) InDesign
4 4 (3.08%) Adobe After Effects
4 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
4 4 (3.08%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (2.31%) MS Office
6 2 (1.54%) MS Project
6 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.77%) ImageReady
7 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Aligne
1 4 (3.08%) HFM
1 4 (3.08%) ZaiNet
1 4 (3.08%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (3.08%) Endur
2 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) GitHub
1 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) FTP
2 5 (3.85%) Internet
3 4 (3.08%) HTTP
4 3 (2.31%) Extranet
4 3 (2.31%) 2G
4 3 (2.31%) SSL
5 2 (1.54%) SSH
5 2 (1.54%) LDAP
5 2 (1.54%) Firewall
5 2 (1.54%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.92%) MySQL
2 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.08%) Essbase
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.77%) Big Data
6 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Subversion
2 9 (6.92%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.31%) Flash Builder
5 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.54%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.54%) PhoneGap
6 2 (1.54%) WiX
6 2 (1.54%) Hudson
6 2 (1.54%) Xcode
6 2 (1.54%) Ant
6 2 (1.54%) JUnit
6 2 (1.54%) Introscope
7 1 (0.77%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.77%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.77%) Grunt
7 1 (0.77%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.77%) Redmine
General
1 16 (12.31%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Games
2 12 (9.23%) Marketing
3 8 (6.15%) Advertising
4 4 (3.08%) Publishing
5 3 (2.31%) Retail
5 3 (2.31%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.54%) Interactive Media
6 2 (1.54%) German Language
6 2 (1.54%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Automotive
7 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (64.62%) Developer
2 27 (20.77%) Flash Developer
3 26 (20.00%) Designer
4 11 (8.46%) ActionScript Developer
5 10 (7.69%) Digital Designer
6 8 (6.15%) Front-End Developer
7 7 (5.38%) Analyst
7 7 (5.38%) Consultant
7 7 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (5.38%) PHP Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Web Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Interactive Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Flash Designer
10 4 (3.08%) Flash ActionScript Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Technical Support Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) E-Learning Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Hyperion Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (61.54%) Flash
2 77 (59.23%) HTML
3 57 (43.85%) CSS
4 44 (33.85%) HTML5
5 36 (27.69%) XML
6 23 (17.69%) jQuery
7 18 (13.85%) .NET
8 17 (13.08%) CSS3
9 15 (11.54%) Apache Flex
10 12 (9.23%) Web Services
11 10 (7.69%) XHTML
12 9 (6.92%) Backbone.js
12 9 (6.92%) Ajax
13 7 (5.38%) XSLT
13 7 (5.38%) ASP.NET
13 7 (5.38%) AngularJS
14 6 (4.62%) Adobe AIR
14 6 (4.62%) EDI
15 4 (3.08%) REST
15 4 (3.08%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) E-Learning
2 11 (8.46%) Animation
2 11 (8.46%) SCORM
3 9 (6.92%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.92%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.62%) Copywriting
6 5 (3.85%) Learning Management System
6 5 (3.85%) Social Media
7 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.08%) W3C
8 3 (2.31%) DataPower
8 3 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.31%) iPad
9 2 (1.54%) Open Source
9 2 (1.54%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.54%) Video on Demand
9 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.54%) Clustering
9 2 (1.54%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.08%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Linux
3 8 (6.15%) UNIX
4 7 (5.38%) Android
5 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.85%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.08%) zOS
8 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.77%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) OOP
2 23 (17.69%) OO
3 15 (11.54%) MVC
4 11 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.69%) Scrum
6 9 (6.92%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.92%) TDD
7 8 (6.15%) B2B
8 7 (5.38%) Content Management
9 6 (4.62%) Web Development
9 6 (4.62%) Migration
10 5 (3.85%) DRM
10 5 (3.85%) Project Management
10 5 (3.85%) SOA
10 5 (3.85%) Time Management
10 5 (3.85%) Workflow
11 4 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (3.08%) Analytics
11 4 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.08%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 54 (41.54%) ActionScript 3.0
3 36 (27.69%) ActionScript 2.0
4 19 (14.62%) PHP
5 17 (13.08%) C#
6 14 (10.77%) Java
7 10 (7.69%) SQL
8 7 (5.38%) C
9 5 (3.85%) C++
9 5 (3.85%) PHP5
9 5 (3.85%) Objective-C
10 4 (3.08%) Lua
10 4 (3.08%) PHP4
10 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.08%) VB
10 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.31%) Python
11 3 (2.31%) Perl
11 3 (2.31%) Ruby
12 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (7.69%) Degree
2 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.77%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) WAI
2 1 (0.77%) Section 508
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 34 (26.15%) Adobe
2 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.23%) DoubleClick
4 11 (8.46%) Oracle
5 5 (3.85%) SAP
6 4 (3.08%) Facebook
6 4 (3.08%) Hyperion
6 4 (3.08%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.08%) IBM
7 3 (2.31%) Twitter
8 2 (1.54%) ExactTarget
8 2 (1.54%) Splunk
8 2 (1.54%) Perforce
8 2 (1.54%) Axway
8 2 (1.54%) Tumbleweed
8 2 (1.54%) Radianz
8 2 (1.54%) Apple
9 1 (0.77%) BMC
9 1 (0.77%) webMethods
9 1 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
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