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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 609 604 561
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -43
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 38 36 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.065% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 41
Median daily rate £375 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 £45.00 £34.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.55% +31.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £45.00 £34.24
% change year-on-year
-75.55% +31.44%

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
21245 20831 20664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.33% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14607 13531 13433
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 444 491
Median hourly rate £38.00 £35.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.89 £18.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 3 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 3 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 -17 38 £375 +2.04% 12
London -13 25 £375 +4.16% 6
South East -2 5 - - 1
Surrey -2 5 - - 1
West Midlands -5 3 - - 2
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 - -
East Midlands +6 2 - -
North West -6 2 £355 -11.25% 1
Cheshire -14 2 £355 -11.25%
Derby - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
South West -2 1 £375 -11.76%
Bristol - 1 £375 -
Weybridge - 1 - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 58 (67.44%) Flash
2 49 (56.98%) HTML
3 47 (54.65%) JavaScript
4 38 (44.19%) ActionScript 3.0
5 35 (40.70%) CSS
6 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (32.56%) ActionScript 2.0
8 26 (30.23%) HTML5
9 25 (29.07%) XML
9 25 (29.07%) Adobe
10 24 (27.91%) Photoshop
11 21 (24.42%) OO
12 19 (22.09%) Java
12 19 (22.09%) C
12 19 (22.09%) HTTP
13 17 (19.77%) C++
13 17 (19.77%) Web Development
14 16 (18.60%) Apache Flex
15 14 (16.28%) Games
15 14 (16.28%) MVC
15 14 (16.28%) .NET
16 13 (15.12%) MySQL
16 13 (15.12%) PHP
16 13 (15.12%) SOA
16 13 (15.12%) Scrum
16 13 (15.12%) TDD
16 13 (15.12%) CSS3
17 12 (13.95%) High Availability
17 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
17 12 (13.95%) Performance Testing

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 (6.98%) CMS
2 5 (5.81%) Apache
3 4 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.49%) ColdFusion
4 3 (3.49%) ColdFusion MX
4 3 (3.49%) IIS
4 3 (3.49%) Joomla!
4 3 (3.49%) JRun
4 3 (3.49%) Node.js
4 3 (3.49%) WordPress
5 2 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.33%) concrete5
5 2 (2.33%) Confluence
5 2 (2.33%) Drupal
5 2 (2.33%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.16%) JBoss
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (27.91%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.49%) PaintShop Pro
4 2 (2.33%) 3ds Max
4 2 (2.33%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (2.33%) GIMP
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.16%) CINEMA 4D
5 1 (1.16%) Edge Animate
5 1 (1.16%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.65%) WebTrends
2 3 (3.49%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) GitHub
2 3 (3.49%) MailChimp
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) HTTP
2 8 (9.30%) DVB
2 8 (9.30%) FTP
3 4 (4.65%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) AMQP
4 1 (1.16%) Firewall
4 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.16%) Skype
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) MySQL
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Cucumber
2 10 (11.63%) Maven
3 7 (8.14%) Subversion
4 5 (5.81%) JIRA
5 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.65%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.65%) LoadUI
5 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.49%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.49%) Grunt
7 1 (1.16%) Ant
7 1 (1.16%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.16%) Gradle
7 1 (1.16%) gulp
7 1 (1.16%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.16%) Xcode
General
1 14 (16.28%) Games
2 6 (6.98%) Marketing
3 4 (4.65%) Back Office
4 3 (3.49%) Finance
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (77.91%) Developer
2 17 (19.77%) Flash Developer
3 16 (18.60%) ActionScript Developer
4 10 (11.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (9.30%) Designer
5 8 (9.30%) Flash ActionScript Developer
5 8 (9.30%) HTML Developer
6 7 (8.14%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Agile Developer
7 6 (6.98%) C Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Games Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Web Developer
9 4 (4.65%) EDI Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Performance Tester
9 4 (4.65%) Tester
9 4 (4.65%) Visual Designer
10 3 (3.49%) Flash Designer
10 3 (3.49%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (67.44%) Flash
2 49 (56.98%) HTML
3 35 (40.70%) CSS
4 26 (30.23%) HTML5
5 25 (29.07%) XML
6 16 (18.60%) Apache Flex
7 14 (16.28%) .NET
8 13 (15.12%) CSS3
9 11 (12.79%) JSON
10 9 (10.47%) jQuery
10 9 (10.47%) Spring
11 8 (9.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 8 (9.30%) Web Services
11 8 (9.30%) XSD
12 7 (8.14%) XHTML
13 6 (6.98%) Ajax
13 6 (6.98%) AngularJS
14 5 (5.81%) Middleware
15 4 (4.65%) EDI
15 4 (4.65%) Robotlegs
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) N-Tier
2 10 (11.63%) User Experience
3 8 (9.30%) Data Structures
3 8 (9.30%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (9.30%) Fat Client
3 8 (9.30%) Interactive TV
3 8 (9.30%) MPEG
3 8 (9.30%) STB
3 8 (9.30%) Thin Client
4 7 (8.14%) Algorithms
5 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.98%) Animation
5 6 (6.98%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.81%) Mobile Games
7 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.49%) Online Games
7 3 (3.49%) Social Gaming
8 2 (2.33%) Graphic Design
8 2 (2.33%) Streaming Video
8 2 (2.33%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.47%) Windows
2 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.98%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) Unix
3 5 (5.81%) Android
4 2 (2.33%) CentOS
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.42%) OO
3 17 (19.77%) Web Development
4 14 (16.28%) MVC
5 13 (15.12%) Scrum
5 13 (15.12%) SOA
5 13 (15.12%) TDD
6 12 (13.95%) High Availability
6 12 (13.95%) Performance Testing
7 9 (10.47%) OOP
8 8 (9.30%) Kanban
8 8 (9.30%) Pair Programming
9 7 (8.14%) BDD
9 7 (8.14%) Front End Development
10 6 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (6.98%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.98%) Web Design
11 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
11 5 (5.81%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 47 (54.65%) JavaScript
2 38 (44.19%) ActionScript 3.0
3 28 (32.56%) ActionScript 2.0
4 19 (22.09%) C
4 19 (22.09%) Java
5 17 (19.77%) C++
6 13 (15.12%) PHP
7 10 (11.63%) C#
8 9 (10.47%) SQL
9 8 (9.30%) ANSI C
10 6 (6.98%) Objective-C
10 6 (6.98%) Ruby
10 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.65%) VB
12 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
12 3 (3.49%) PHP 4
12 3 (3.49%) PHP 5
12 3 (3.49%) Python
12 3 (3.49%) TypeScript
13 2 (2.33%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) RosettaNet
Vendors
1 25 (29.07%) Adobe
2 8 (9.30%) OpenTV
3 3 (3.49%) Facebook
3 3 (3.49%) IBM
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.33%) SEEBURGER
4 2 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.33%) Zend
5 1 (1.16%) DoubleClick
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.16%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.16%) PubNub
5 1 (1.16%) SAP
5 1 (1.16%) Software AG
5 1 (1.16%) Talend
5 1 (1.16%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.16%) Twitter
5 1 (1.16%) webMethods
5 1 (1.16%) WSO2