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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 563 493 433
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -60
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 36 77 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.40% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 66
Average daily rate
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£360 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £247 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.24 -

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
19937 19106 17035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 36.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12929 12211 10557
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
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 411 457 624
Average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £16.78 £16.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 34 £360 +2.85% 30
London -13 21 £360 -4.00% 15
City of London +13 4 - - 2
East of England +7 4 £298 -8.46% 3
West Midlands -10 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire +5 3 £298 - 1
Birmingham - 3 - - 1
South West -8 2 £425 +21.42%
South East -38 2 £340 +15.74% 4
Surrey +5 1 £230 -12.38% 1
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £450 -
Guildford -6 1 £230 -12.38%
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 3
Nottinghamshire -9 1 - - 1
East Midlands -11 1 - - 1
Leeds -12 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 3
Suffolk - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Shepperton - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 68 (66.67%) HTML
2 67 (65.69%) JavaScript
3 61 (59.80%) Flash
4 44 (43.14%) CSS
5 35 (34.31%) ActionScript 3.0
6 31 (30.39%) HTML5
6 31 (30.39%) XML
7 27 (26.47%) ActionScript 2.0
8 26 (25.49%) Adobe
9 25 (24.51%) jQuery
10 20 (19.61%) Apache Flex
11 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (18.63%) Games
12 14 (13.73%) Software Engineering
12 14 (13.73%) CMS
12 14 (13.73%) SQL
13 13 (12.75%) OO
14 12 (11.76%) TDD
14 12 (11.76%) Web Development
14 12 (11.76%) C#
14 12 (11.76%) Photoshop
15 11 (10.78%) Adobe AIR
16 10 (9.80%) Open Source
16 10 (9.80%) Git (software)
16 10 (9.80%) PHP
16 10 (9.80%) .NET
16 10 (9.80%) FTP
16 10 (9.80%) CSS3
16 10 (9.80%) User Experience
17 9 (8.82%) Windows

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 14 (13.73%) CMS
2 5 (4.90%) IIS
3 3 (2.94%) EPiServer CMS
4 2 (1.96%) JBoss
4 2 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (0.98%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.98%) Node.js
5 1 (0.98%) Gentran
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 6 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.90%) MS Office
4 3 (2.94%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (1.96%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.96%) InDesign
5 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.96%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.96%) PaintShop Pro
5 2 (1.96%) Maya
6 1 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.98%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Magento
1 3 (2.94%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.96%) Aligne
2 2 (1.96%) Endur
2 2 (1.96%) ZaiNet
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) FTP
2 6 (5.88%) Firewall
3 5 (4.90%) HTTPS
4 4 (3.92%) HTTP
4 4 (3.92%) Internet
4 4 (3.92%) VPN
5 3 (2.94%) DVB
5 3 (2.94%) SSH
6 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) MySQL
3 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.94%) DB2
3 3 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.94%) DB2 UDB
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.96%) OLAP
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.82%) Cucumber
2 9 (8.82%) JIRA
3 4 (3.92%) Axure RP
4 3 (2.94%) Subversion
4 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.98%) JUnit
6 1 (0.98%) Introscope
6 1 (0.98%) Xcode
General
1 19 (18.63%) Games
2 9 (8.82%) Marketing
3 7 (6.86%) Finance
4 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Retail
5 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.98%) Advertising
7 1 (0.98%) Publishing
7 1 (0.98%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 65 (63.73%) Developer
2 18 (17.65%) Flash Developer
3 14 (13.73%) ActionScript Developer
4 13 (12.75%) Designer
5 8 (7.84%) Games Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Web Developer
6 7 (6.86%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.86%) JavaScript Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Flash Games Developer
7 6 (5.88%) Architect
7 6 (5.88%) Analyst
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Programmer
8 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.90%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (4.90%) Flash ActionScript Developer
9 4 (3.92%) UI Designer
9 4 (3.92%) Flex Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (66.67%) HTML
2 61 (59.80%) Flash
3 44 (43.14%) CSS
4 31 (30.39%) XML
4 31 (30.39%) HTML5
5 25 (24.51%) jQuery
6 20 (19.61%) Apache Flex
7 11 (10.78%) Adobe AIR
8 10 (9.80%) CSS3
8 10 (9.80%) .NET
9 8 (7.84%) ASP.NET
9 8 (7.84%) Web Services
9 8 (7.84%) AngularJS
10 6 (5.88%) XSLT
11 5 (4.90%) Ajax
11 5 (4.90%) Backbone.js
12 4 (3.92%) Underscore.js
12 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (3.92%) JSON
12 4 (3.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Open Source
1 10 (9.80%) User Experience
2 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.88%) E-Learning
3 6 (5.88%) Animation
4 4 (3.92%) EFT
4 4 (3.92%) W3C
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.92%) Digital Media
4 4 (3.92%) Semantic Web
5 3 (2.94%) Social Media
5 3 (2.94%) Social Gaming
5 3 (2.94%) SCORM
5 3 (2.94%) STB
5 3 (2.94%) IPTV
5 3 (2.94%) Flash Games
5 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.94%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.96%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 6 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (3.92%) Android
4 3 (2.94%) UNIX
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.98%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (13.73%) Software Engineering
3 13 (12.75%) OO
4 12 (11.76%) TDD
4 12 (11.76%) Web Development
5 9 (8.82%) MVC
5 9 (8.82%) Game Development
6 8 (7.84%) OOP
7 7 (6.86%) Scrum
7 7 (6.86%) Project Management
7 7 (6.86%) Progressive Enhancement
8 6 (5.88%) Online Marketing
9 5 (4.90%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (4.90%) Functional Programming
9 5 (4.90%) Web Design
9 5 (4.90%) SEO
10 4 (3.92%) Migration
10 4 (3.92%) Email Marketing
10 4 (3.92%) Time Management
10 4 (3.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (65.69%) JavaScript
2 35 (34.31%) ActionScript 3.0
3 27 (26.47%) ActionScript 2.0
4 14 (13.73%) SQL
5 12 (11.76%) C#
6 10 (9.80%) PHP
7 9 (8.82%) Ruby
8 7 (6.86%) C++
9 6 (5.88%) Java
9 6 (5.88%) Dart
10 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.94%) BrightScript
11 2 (1.96%) C
11 2 (1.96%) Delphi
11 2 (1.96%) Korn
11 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.96%) Python
11 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.98%) JCL
12 1 (0.98%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.96%) Control-M
Vendors
1 26 (25.49%) Adobe
2 5 (4.90%) Oracle
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.92%) IBM
4 3 (2.94%) Ab Initio
4 3 (2.94%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.94%) Roku
5 2 (1.96%) Facebook
5 2 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.96%) Macromedia
5 2 (1.96%) Apple
6 1 (0.98%) Perforce
6 1 (0.98%) SAP
6 1 (0.98%) Splunk
6 1 (0.98%) DoubleClick
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