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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 551 531 446
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -85
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 62 61 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.29% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £199 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
21268 19830 18656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.09% 37.47% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14258 12810 11434
Average daily rate £400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 409 589
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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 3 July 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 28 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 3 July 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 -40 52 £375 +15.38% 35
London -20 29 £369 -7.81% 16
West Midlands +1 9 £364 +21.25% 3
City of London -10 9 £175 -63.63% 4
Staffordshire +4 8 £364 - 2
South East -14 6 £410 +28.12% 7
Scotland - 5 £325 -
Glasgow - 5 £325 -
Stoke-on-Trent +6 4 £363 - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 4 £418 +51.81%
North West -13 3 £400 - 4
Wales - 3 £400 -
South Wales - 3 £400 -
Cheshire - 3 £400 - 2
Cardiff - 3 £400 -
Chester - 3 £400 - 2
East of England 0 2 - - 1
South West -7 2 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Northamptonshire +5 1 £163 -35.00%
East Midlands -7 1 £163 -60.60%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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%) Flash
2 56 (54.90%) JavaScript
3 55 (53.92%) HTML
4 53 (51.96%) CSS
5 39 (38.24%) ActionScript 3.0
6 29 (28.43%) HTML5
7 25 (24.51%) XML
8 21 (20.59%) Games
8 21 (20.59%) Apache Flex
9 19 (18.63%) ActionScript 2.0
9 19 (18.63%) Apple iOS
10 18 (17.65%) CSS3
11 17 (16.67%) Android
12 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (15.69%) OO
13 15 (14.71%) Adobe
13 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
14 14 (13.73%) Photoshop
14 14 (13.73%) User Experience
15 13 (12.75%) Web Services
15 13 (12.75%) HTTP
15 13 (12.75%) Ruby
16 12 (11.76%) jQuery
16 12 (11.76%) C#
17 11 (10.78%) SQL
17 11 (10.78%) TDD
17 11 (10.78%) Project Management
17 11 (10.78%) Content Management
17 11 (10.78%) Mobile App
17 11 (10.78%) Git (software)

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (8.82%) CMS
2 7 (6.86%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (5.88%) IIS
4 3 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.94%) Confluence
4 3 (2.94%) EPiServer CMS
5 2 (1.96%) Node.js
5 2 (1.96%) JBoss
5 2 (1.96%) Xceptor
6 1 (0.98%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.98%) Gentran
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Photoshop
2 7 (6.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.92%) InDesign
5 3 (2.94%) MS Excel
6 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.96%) MS Office
6 2 (1.96%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.98%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
1 1 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) HTTP
2 10 (9.80%) FTP
3 8 (7.84%) Internet
4 5 (4.90%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.94%) DVB
5 3 (2.94%) SMTP
6 2 (1.96%) X.400
7 1 (0.98%) Firewall
7 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) DB2
3 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.96%) DB2 UDB
3 2 (1.96%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (10.78%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.80%) JIRA
3 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.88%) FlexUnit
4 6 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.88%) Android Studio
5 5 (4.90%) Xcode
5 5 (4.90%) Subversion
6 4 (3.92%) Axure RP
7 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.98%) Flash Builder
8 1 (0.98%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.98%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (20.59%) Games
2 9 (8.82%) Finance
3 6 (5.88%) Marketing
4 5 (4.90%) Retail
4 5 (4.90%) Multimedia
5 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Publishing
6 1 (0.98%) Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (68.63%) Developer
2 29 (28.43%) Flash Developer
3 9 (8.82%) Designer
4 8 (7.84%) Flash ActionScript Developer
4 8 (7.84%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) ActionScript Developer
5 7 (6.86%) JavaScript Developer
5 7 (6.86%) BizTalk Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (4.90%) iOS Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Mobile Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Developer
7 5 (4.90%) Programmer
8 4 (3.92%) Technical Project Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.92%) UI Designer
8 4 (3.92%) Flex Developer
9 3 (2.94%) Digital Designer
9 3 (2.94%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (66.67%) Flash
2 55 (53.92%) HTML
3 53 (51.96%) CSS
4 29 (28.43%) HTML5
5 25 (24.51%) XML
6 21 (20.59%) Apache Flex
7 18 (17.65%) CSS3
8 13 (12.75%) Web Services
9 12 (11.76%) jQuery
10 8 (7.84%) PureMVC
11 7 (6.86%) Adobe AIR
11 7 (6.86%) SOAP
11 7 (6.86%) Parsley
12 6 (5.88%) Robotlegs
12 6 (5.88%) .NET
12 6 (5.88%) ASP.NET
12 6 (5.88%) XHTML
12 6 (5.88%) EDI
12 6 (5.88%) XSLT
12 6 (5.88%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.73%) User Experience
2 11 (10.78%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.84%) Video on Demand
4 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.90%) N-Tier
4 5 (4.90%) W3C
4 5 (4.90%) Streaming Video
5 4 (3.92%) TRADACOMS
6 3 (2.94%) New Media
6 3 (2.94%) Clustering
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.94%) STB
6 3 (2.94%) IPTV
6 3 (2.94%) Online Games
7 2 (1.96%) FMCG
7 2 (1.96%) Semantic Web
7 2 (1.96%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.96%) AS400
7 2 (1.96%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.96%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.63%) Apple iOS
2 17 (16.67%) Android
3 9 (8.82%) Windows
4 3 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (0.98%) MVS
5 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.69%) OO
1 16 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
3 11 (10.78%) TDD
3 11 (10.78%) Content Management
3 11 (10.78%) Project Management
3 11 (10.78%) iOS Development
4 8 (7.84%) Android Development
5 7 (6.86%) MVC
5 7 (6.86%) Web Development
5 7 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (5.88%) Analytics
7 5 (4.90%) Mobile Application Development
7 5 (4.90%) Mobile Development
7 5 (4.90%) Performance Testing
7 5 (4.90%) SOA
8 4 (3.92%) OOP
8 4 (3.92%) SEO
8 4 (3.92%) Web Design
8 4 (3.92%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 56 (54.90%) JavaScript
2 39 (38.24%) ActionScript 3.0
3 19 (18.63%) ActionScript 2.0
4 13 (12.75%) Ruby
5 12 (11.76%) C#
6 11 (10.78%) SQL
7 10 (9.80%) Objective-C
8 9 (8.82%) Java
9 8 (7.84%) PHP
10 7 (6.86%) C++
11 4 (3.92%) Python
12 2 (1.96%) RPG
13 1 (0.98%) Perl
13 1 (0.98%) C
13 1 (0.98%) REXX
13 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.98%) JCL
13 1 (0.98%) Korn
13 1 (0.98%) XPath
13 1 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) SLA
1 1 (0.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) Adobe
2 4 (3.92%) EPiServer
3 3 (2.94%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.94%) SAP
3 3 (2.94%) Apple
4 2 (1.96%) OpenText
4 2 (1.96%) Ab Initio
4 2 (1.96%) Facebook
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.98%) Omniture
5 1 (0.98%) DoubleClick
5 1 (0.98%) Google
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