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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 537 481 416
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -65
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 42 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.45% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 47 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £237 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.97 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.97 -

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
19423 18510 16408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.45% 36.96% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 12626 11669 10107
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 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 470 626
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 5 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 5 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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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 -49 39 £350 +7.69% 26
London -13 29 £360 +2.85% 16
City of London +7 4 - - 5
West Midlands -8 4 - -
East of England +3 3 £298 -0.41% 2
South East -25 3 £230 -12.38% 3
Birmingham - 3 - -
Surrey +3 1 £230 -12.38% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £450 - 1
Guildford -3 1 £230 -12.38%
Halesowen - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Leicester - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 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 73 (66.36%) HTML
2 70 (63.64%) JavaScript
3 63 (57.27%) Flash
4 45 (40.91%) CSS
5 37 (33.64%) ActionScript 3.0
6 36 (32.73%) XML
7 34 (30.91%) HTML5
8 30 (27.27%) ActionScript 2.0
9 28 (25.45%) Adobe
10 25 (22.73%) jQuery
11 22 (20.00%) Apache Flex
12 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (17.27%) Games
13 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
14 14 (12.73%) OO
14 14 (12.73%) SQL
15 13 (11.82%) TDD
16 12 (10.91%) Web Development
16 12 (10.91%) Photoshop
16 12 (10.91%) CMS
16 12 (10.91%) AngularJS
17 11 (10.00%) PHP
17 11 (10.00%) Adobe AIR
18 10 (9.09%) Git (software)
18 10 (9.09%) Open Source
18 10 (9.09%) Game Development
18 10 (9.09%) FTP
18 10 (9.09%) MVC
18 10 (9.09%) CSS3
19 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 12 (10.91%) CMS
2 3 (2.73%) IIS
2 3 (2.73%) EPiServer CMS
3 2 (1.82%) JBoss
3 2 (1.82%) Gentran
4 1 (0.91%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.91%) Confluence
4 1 (0.91%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) Photoshop
2 7 (6.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.64%) MS Office
4 3 (2.73%) Fireworks
4 3 (2.73%) PaintShop Pro
4 3 (2.73%) Maya
4 3 (2.73%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (1.82%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.82%) InDesign
5 2 (1.82%) Edge Animate
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Markit EDM
1 3 (2.73%) Magento
2 2 (1.82%) Aligne
2 2 (1.82%) ZaiNet
2 2 (1.82%) Endur
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.91%) HFM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) FTP
2 5 (4.55%) Firewall
2 5 (4.55%) HTTP
3 4 (3.64%) VPN
3 4 (3.64%) HTTPS
4 3 (2.73%) DVB
4 3 (2.73%) SSH
5 1 (0.91%) Internet
5 1 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) MySQL
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.73%) DB2
2 3 (2.73%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.73%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (1.82%) OLAP
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.91%) Essbase
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.18%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.27%) JIRA
4 5 (4.55%) Subversion
5 3 (2.73%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (2.73%) Axure RP
6 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.91%) Xcode
7 1 (0.91%) Introscope
7 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.91%) JUnit
General
1 19 (17.27%) Games
2 9 (8.18%) Marketing
3 7 (6.36%) Finance
4 5 (4.55%) Banking
5 4 (3.64%) Retail
5 4 (3.64%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.91%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 70 (63.64%) Developer
2 19 (17.27%) Flash Developer
3 14 (12.73%) ActionScript Developer
4 12 (10.91%) Designer
5 9 (8.18%) Architect
6 8 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Games Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Flash Games Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.45%) Programmer
7 6 (5.45%) Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.55%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Flex Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
10 3 (2.73%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (66.36%) HTML
2 63 (57.27%) Flash
3 45 (40.91%) CSS
4 36 (32.73%) XML
5 34 (30.91%) HTML5
6 25 (22.73%) jQuery
7 22 (20.00%) Apache Flex
8 12 (10.91%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.00%) Adobe AIR
10 10 (9.09%) CSS3
11 8 (7.27%) Web Services
11 8 (7.27%) .NET
12 6 (5.45%) XSLT
12 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET
12 6 (5.45%) Backbone.js
13 5 (4.55%) XHTML
14 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (3.64%) Ajax
14 4 (3.64%) JSON
14 4 (3.64%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Open Source
2 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.27%) E-Learning
3 8 (7.27%) User Experience
4 7 (6.36%) Animation
5 4 (3.64%) Semantic Web
5 4 (3.64%) Social Gaming
5 4 (3.64%) Graphic Design
5 4 (3.64%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.64%) SCORM
5 4 (3.64%) EFT
5 4 (3.64%) Digital Media
6 3 (2.73%) IPTV
6 3 (2.73%) Flash Games
6 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.73%) STB
6 3 (2.73%) Social Media
7 2 (1.82%) Online Games
7 2 (1.82%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.82%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) Windows
2 7 (6.36%) Linux
3 5 (4.55%) Android
4 3 (2.73%) UNIX
4 3 (2.73%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.91%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 14 (12.73%) OO
4 13 (11.82%) TDD
5 12 (10.91%) Web Development
6 10 (9.09%) Game Development
6 10 (9.09%) MVC
7 8 (7.27%) OOP
7 8 (7.27%) Project Management
7 8 (7.27%) Scrum
8 7 (6.36%) Progressive Enhancement
9 6 (5.45%) Online Marketing
10 5 (4.55%) Functional Programming
10 5 (4.55%) Migration
10 5 (4.55%) SEO
10 5 (4.55%) Time Management
11 4 (3.64%) Email Marketing
11 4 (3.64%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.64%) Web Design
11 4 (3.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 70 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 37 (33.64%) ActionScript 3.0
3 30 (27.27%) ActionScript 2.0
4 14 (12.73%) SQL
5 11 (10.00%) PHP
6 9 (8.18%) Dart
6 9 (8.18%) C#
6 9 (8.18%) Ruby
7 7 (6.36%) C++
7 7 (6.36%) Java
8 3 (2.73%) BrightScript
8 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.82%) Lua
9 2 (1.82%) Korn
9 2 (1.82%) Python
9 2 (1.82%) Delphi
9 2 (1.82%) C
9 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Degree
2 5 (4.55%) VCP4
3 3 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (25.45%) Adobe
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle
2 6 (5.45%) IBM
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.73%) Roku
3 3 (2.73%) SAP
3 3 (2.73%) Ab Initio
3 3 (2.73%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.82%) Macromedia
4 2 (1.82%) Facebook
5 1 (0.91%) Splunk
5 1 (0.91%) Hyperion
5 1 (0.91%) Perforce
5 1 (0.91%) DoubleClick
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NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago