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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 522 452 365
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -87
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 79 125 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.37% 0.63% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 65 110
Average daily rate
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£365 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £243 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £52.82 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
21276 19790 19628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.38% 38.19% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14386 12667 11836
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 563 685
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.12 £16.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 2014. 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 -85 75 £365 +11.00% 21
London -24 46 £425 +2.10% 9
South East -32 15 £275 -12.00% 4
City of London +12 8 £338 -35.71% 3
West Midlands -12 6 £375 +36.36% 1
Surrey -6 3 £245 -26.03% 1
Staffordshire -6 3 £325 +13.04% 1
South West -28 3 £175 -36.36% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +2 2 £325 - 1
East of England -14 2 £230 +8.23%
Bristol -18 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £230 -
Suffolk - 2 £230 -
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Staines -5 1 - -
Birmingham -5 1 £375 +47.05%
North West -11 1 £450 +44.00% 3
Yorkshire -14 1 £300 +9.09% 3
Oxford -18 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -27 1 - - 2
Devon - 1 £175 - 1
Plymouth - 1 £175 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
Leeds - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 97 (63.40%) HTML
2 86 (56.21%) Flash
3 83 (54.25%) JavaScript
4 58 (37.91%) ActionScript 3.0
5 55 (35.95%) HTML5
6 54 (35.29%) CSS
7 49 (32.03%) XML
8 41 (26.80%) ActionScript 2.0
9 32 (20.92%) jQuery
10 28 (18.30%) Apache Flex
10 28 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (16.34%) MVC
12 24 (15.69%) Windows
12 24 (15.69%) Photoshop
13 23 (15.03%) Adobe
13 23 (15.03%) CSS3
14 22 (14.38%) Java
15 21 (13.73%) User Experience
16 20 (13.07%) OO
17 19 (12.42%) OOP
17 19 (12.42%) Games
18 16 (10.46%) Linux
19 15 (9.80%) PHP
19 15 (9.80%) Finance
19 15 (9.80%) Adobe Illustrator
20 14 (9.15%) .NET
21 13 (8.50%) Internet
21 13 (8.50%) Marketing
22 12 (7.84%) Subversion
22 12 (7.84%) C#

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 10 (6.54%) CMS
2 4 (2.61%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.96%) IIS
4 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.31%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.31%) Gentran
5 1 (0.65%) Node.js
5 1 (0.65%) Facebook Platform
5 1 (0.65%) Confluence
5 1 (0.65%) Moodle
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) WordPress
5 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.65%) JRun
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion MX
Applications
1 24 (15.69%) Photoshop
2 15 (9.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.96%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (1.96%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (1.96%) Maya
5 3 (1.96%) Fireworks
5 3 (1.96%) MS Excel
6 2 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.31%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.65%) InDesign
7 1 (0.65%) MS Project
7 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) HFM
1 7 (4.58%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (1.96%) Magento
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.23%) GitHub
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.50%) Internet
2 9 (5.88%) FTP
2 9 (5.88%) HTTP
3 6 (3.92%) Firewall
4 4 (2.61%) SSL
4 4 (2.61%) SSH
5 3 (1.96%) 2G
5 3 (1.96%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.96%) VPN
6 2 (1.31%) LDAP
6 2 (1.31%) X.509
6 2 (1.31%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) MySQL
2 8 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.23%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.58%) Essbase
3 7 (4.58%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.31%) OLAP
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.84%) Subversion
2 8 (5.23%) Grunt
2 8 (5.23%) Bower
3 5 (3.27%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.61%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.96%) Xcode
5 3 (1.96%) Introscope
5 3 (1.96%) JUnit
6 2 (1.31%) Ant
6 2 (1.31%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.31%) Flash Builder
6 2 (1.31%) WiX
6 2 (1.31%) Hudson
7 1 (0.65%) Redmine
7 1 (0.65%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.65%) Flex Builder
7 1 (0.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (12.42%) Games
2 15 (9.80%) Finance
3 13 (8.50%) Marketing
4 7 (4.58%) Advertising
5 5 (3.27%) Retail
6 3 (1.96%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.96%) Banking
6 3 (1.96%) Automotive
7 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (68.63%) Developer
2 23 (15.03%) Flash Developer
3 19 (12.42%) Web Developer
4 18 (11.76%) ActionScript Developer
5 17 (11.11%) Designer
6 12 (7.84%) Architect
7 10 (6.54%) Consultant
8 9 (5.88%) Games Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Flex Developer
9 7 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Hyperion Consultant
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.58%) Analyst
10 6 (3.92%) PHP Developer
10 6 (3.92%) Flash Games Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Flash ActionScript Developer
11 5 (3.27%) UI Programmer
11 5 (3.27%) UI Developer
11 5 (3.27%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (63.40%) HTML
2 86 (56.21%) Flash
3 55 (35.95%) HTML5
4 54 (35.29%) CSS
5 49 (32.03%) XML
6 32 (20.92%) jQuery
7 28 (18.30%) Apache Flex
8 23 (15.03%) CSS3
9 14 (9.15%) .NET
10 12 (7.84%) Web Services
10 12 (7.84%) AngularJS
11 10 (6.54%) EDI
11 10 (6.54%) Ajax
11 10 (6.54%) REST
12 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET
12 8 (5.23%) EDIFACT
13 7 (4.58%) JSON
14 6 (3.92%) Adobe AIR
15 5 (3.27%) XHTML
16 4 (2.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) User Experience
2 10 (6.54%) Open Source
3 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 9 (5.88%) Animation
4 7 (4.58%) E-Learning
5 6 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.27%) Mobile Games
7 4 (2.61%) SCORM
7 4 (2.61%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.61%) Social Media
7 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.96%) Social Gaming
8 3 (1.96%) Streaming Video
8 3 (1.96%) EFT
8 3 (1.96%) W3C
9 2 (1.31%) Clustering
9 2 (1.31%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.31%) Copywriting
9 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.69%) Windows
2 16 (10.46%) Linux
3 9 (5.88%) UNIX
4 8 (5.23%) Android
5 6 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.31%) zOS
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.30%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.34%) MVC
3 20 (13.07%) OO
4 19 (12.42%) OOP
5 10 (6.54%) B2B
5 10 (6.54%) Migration
5 10 (6.54%) TDD
5 10 (6.54%) Scrum
5 10 (6.54%) Web Development
5 10 (6.54%) Game Development
6 9 (5.88%) UX Design
7 8 (5.23%) Project Management
7 8 (5.23%) DRM
7 8 (5.23%) Software Engineering
7 8 (5.23%) Mobile Application Development
8 7 (4.58%) Workflow
9 6 (3.92%) Content Management
9 6 (3.92%) Email Marketing
10 5 (3.27%) iOS Development
10 5 (3.27%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 83 (54.25%) JavaScript
2 58 (37.91%) ActionScript 3.0
3 41 (26.80%) ActionScript 2.0
4 22 (14.38%) Java
5 15 (9.80%) PHP
6 12 (7.84%) C#
7 10 (6.54%) Perl
7 10 (6.54%) SQL
8 8 (5.23%) Ruby
9 7 (4.58%) C++
10 6 (3.92%) C
11 5 (3.27%) Lua
12 4 (2.61%) XPath
12 4 (2.61%) PHP5
12 4 (2.61%) PHP4
13 3 (1.96%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.96%) Python
13 3 (1.96%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.31%) Delphi
14 2 (1.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (3.27%) Degree
2 3 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 23 (15.03%) Adobe
2 11 (7.19%) Oracle
2 11 (7.19%) SAP
3 10 (6.54%) IBM
4 8 (5.23%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.58%) Hyperion
6 5 (3.27%) Perforce
7 4 (2.61%) DoubleClick
8 3 (1.96%) Splunk
9 2 (1.31%) Radianz
9 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.31%) Macromedia
9 2 (1.31%) Omniture
9 2 (1.31%) Axway
9 2 (1.31%) Tumbleweed
9 2 (1.31%) ExactTarget
9 2 (1.31%) Roku
10 1 (0.65%) Sencha
10 1 (0.65%) Facebook
10 1 (0.65%) Rackspace
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