The table below looks at the statistics for ActionScript skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ActionScript over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 622 601 549
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -52
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 24 44 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.079% 0.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 39
Median daily rate £388 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £400 £328
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +22.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £45.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.55% -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £45.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
-75.55% -14.28%

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
20697 21096 19957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.54% 37.67% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14274 13985 13187
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 438 461
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.40 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.02% +1.11%

ActionScript
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ActionScript as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 23 £388 +3.33% 10
London -1 13 £400 +11.11% 9
South East 0 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - -
East Midlands +10 3 - -
Derby - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
North West -1 1 £340 -15.00%
South West -7 1 £375 -11.76%
Cheshire -8 1 £340 -15.00%
West Midlands -9 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ActionScript.

1 51 (68.92%) Flash
2 39 (52.70%) HTML
3 36 (48.65%) JavaScript
4 35 (47.30%) ActionScript 3.0
5 27 (36.49%) ActionScript 2.0
5 27 (36.49%) CSS
6 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (33.78%) Adobe
8 22 (29.73%) Photoshop
9 20 (27.03%) HTML5
10 18 (24.32%) XML
11 17 (22.97%) OO
12 16 (21.62%) C
12 16 (21.62%) HTTP
13 15 (20.27%) Java
14 14 (18.92%) C++
14 14 (18.92%) Games
14 14 (18.92%) Apache Flex
15 12 (16.22%) Web Development
15 12 (16.22%) .NET
16 10 (13.51%) N-Tier
16 10 (13.51%) Performance Testing
16 10 (13.51%) High Availability
17 9 (12.16%) CSS3
17 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
17 9 (12.16%) SOA
17 9 (12.16%) FTP
17 9 (12.16%) MySQL
17 9 (12.16%) C#
17 9 (12.16%) PHP

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.11%) CMS
2 4 (5.41%) Apache
2 4 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.05%) ColdFusion
3 3 (4.05%) ColdFusion MX
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) JRun
4 2 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.70%) concrete5
4 2 (2.70%) Confluence
4 2 (2.70%) Drupal
4 2 (2.70%) ExpressionEngine
4 2 (2.70%) Joomla!
4 2 (2.70%) Node.js
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.70%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.70%) WordPress
5 1 (1.35%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (1.35%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (29.73%) Photoshop
2 7 (9.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) 3ds Max
4 2 (2.70%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.70%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (2.70%) GIMP
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.35%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.35%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (1.35%) Edge Animate
5 1 (1.35%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (1.35%) MS Project
5 1 (1.35%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) WebTrends
2 2 (2.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) GitHub
1 2 (2.70%) MailChimp
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) HTTP
2 9 (12.16%) FTP
3 5 (6.76%) DVB
4 4 (5.41%) Internet
5 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.35%) AMQP
6 1 (1.35%) Firewall
6 1 (1.35%) Skype
6 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) MySQL
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Cucumber
2 7 (9.46%) Maven
3 5 (6.76%) JIRA
4 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.41%) LoadUI
4 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.41%) Subversion
5 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.70%) Grunt
7 1 (1.35%) Ant
7 1 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.35%) Gradle
7 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (18.92%) Games
2 4 (5.41%) Back Office
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
3 3 (4.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (75.68%) Developer
2 16 (21.62%) ActionScript Developer
2 16 (21.62%) Flash Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Designer
3 9 (12.16%) HTML Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 8 (10.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (9.46%) Software Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Games Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Agile Developer
8 4 (5.41%) C Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (5.41%) Performance Tester
8 4 (5.41%) Tester
8 4 (5.41%) Visual Designer
8 4 (5.41%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.05%) ColdFusion Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Flash Designer
10 2 (2.70%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.70%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (68.92%) Flash
2 39 (52.70%) HTML
3 27 (36.49%) CSS
4 20 (27.03%) HTML5
5 18 (24.32%) XML
6 14 (18.92%) Apache Flex
7 12 (16.22%) .NET
8 9 (12.16%) CSS3
9 8 (10.81%) JSON
9 8 (10.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 6 (8.11%) jQuery
10 6 (8.11%) Middleware
10 6 (8.11%) Spring
10 6 (8.11%) XSD
11 5 (6.76%) Web Services
12 4 (5.41%) Robotlegs
12 4 (5.41%) XHTML
13 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
13 3 (4.05%) EDI
13 3 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) N-Tier
2 9 (12.16%) User Experience
3 8 (10.81%) Data Structures
3 8 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
4 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
4 7 (9.46%) STB
5 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (8.11%) Mobile Games
6 5 (6.76%) Animation
6 5 (6.76%) Fat Client
6 5 (6.76%) Interactive TV
6 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
6 5 (6.76%) MPEG
6 5 (6.76%) Thin Client
7 3 (4.05%) Online Games
7 3 (4.05%) Social Gaming
8 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.70%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.70%) TRADACOMS
9 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) Windows
2 6 (8.11%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.11%) Unix
3 5 (6.76%) Android
3 5 (6.76%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) CentOS
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.97%) OO
3 12 (16.22%) Web Development
4 10 (13.51%) High Availability
4 10 (13.51%) Performance Testing
5 9 (12.16%) OOP
5 9 (12.16%) Scrum
5 9 (12.16%) SOA
5 9 (12.16%) TDD
6 7 (9.46%) Front End Development
6 7 (9.46%) MVC
7 6 (8.11%) BDD
8 5 (6.76%) Kanban
8 5 (6.76%) Pair Programming
8 5 (6.76%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (6.76%) Typography
8 5 (6.76%) Unit Testing
8 5 (6.76%) Web Design
9 4 (5.41%) Android Development
9 4 (5.41%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.65%) JavaScript
2 35 (47.30%) ActionScript 3.0
3 27 (36.49%) ActionScript 2.0
4 16 (21.62%) C
5 15 (20.27%) Java
6 14 (18.92%) C++
7 9 (12.16%) C#
7 9 (12.16%) PHP
7 9 (12.16%) SQL
8 6 (8.11%) Objective-C
8 6 (8.11%) Ruby
8 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.76%) ANSI C
10 4 (5.41%) VB
11 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
11 3 (4.05%) Python
12 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
12 2 (2.70%) Perl
12 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
13 1 (1.35%) ES6
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) RosettaNet
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) Adobe
2 5 (6.76%) OpenTV
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle
3 2 (2.70%) SEEBURGER
3 2 (2.70%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.70%) TIBCO
3 2 (2.70%) Zend
4 1 (1.35%) DoubleClick
4 1 (1.35%) Facebook
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.35%) RedPrairie
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) Software AG
4 1 (1.35%) Talend
4 1 (1.35%) webMethods
4 1 (1.35%) WSO2
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