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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 561 528 443
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -85
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 41 76 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.37% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 45 67
Average daily rate
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£360 £330 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.24 -

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
20868 20751 17601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 36.93% 36.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13534 13439 10836
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 £575 £550 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 486 629
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -32 39 £360 +9.09% 30
London -11 20 £360 -4.00% 13
City of London +17 4 - - 2
East of England +11 4 £298 -8.46%
West Midlands -8 4 - -
East Midlands -4 3 £363 -12.12% 2
Nottinghamshire -7 3 £363 - 1
South East -18 3 £265 -18.46% 6
Hertfordshire - 3 £298 -
Birmingham - 3 - -
South West +4 2 £425 +21.42% 1
North West -21 2 £400 +20.75% 4
Chester - 2 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £300 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £400 - 1
Surrey +3 1 £230 -14.41% 5
Guildford +3 1 £230 -12.38%
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 4
Suffolk - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 - - 3
Leicester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 47 (56.63%) JavaScript
1 47 (56.63%) Flash
2 43 (51.81%) HTML
3 30 (36.14%) CSS
4 25 (30.12%) ActionScript 3.0
4 25 (30.12%) ActionScript 2.0
5 21 (25.30%) XML
6 19 (22.89%) Adobe
7 18 (21.69%) HTML5
8 16 (19.28%) jQuery
9 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (16.87%) Software Engineering
10 14 (16.87%) Games
10 14 (16.87%) Apache Flex
11 12 (14.46%) C#
12 11 (13.25%) SQL
12 11 (13.25%) OO
12 11 (13.25%) User Experience
13 10 (12.05%) Open Source
13 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
13 10 (12.05%) FTP
13 10 (12.05%) CMS
14 9 (10.84%) TDD
14 9 (10.84%) Photoshop
14 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
14 9 (10.84%) Ruby
14 9 (10.84%) Adobe AIR
14 9 (10.84%) JIRA
14 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
15 8 (9.64%) Apple iOS

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 10 (12.05%) CMS
2 5 (6.02%) IIS
3 3 (3.61%) EPiServer CMS
4 2 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.41%) JBoss
4 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.41%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.02%) MS Office
2 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.41%) InDesign
3 2 (2.41%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.20%) Maya
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.41%) Aligne
2 2 (2.41%) Endur
2 2 (2.41%) ZaiNet
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) FTP
2 6 (7.23%) HTTP
3 5 (6.02%) HTTPS
3 5 (6.02%) Firewall
4 4 (4.82%) VPN
5 3 (3.61%) Internet
5 3 (3.61%) DVB
5 3 (3.61%) SSH
6 2 (2.41%) SMTP
7 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) MySQL
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.61%) DB2
3 3 (3.61%) DB2 UDB
3 3 (3.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) SQLite
4 1 (1.20%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (10.84%) JIRA
1 9 (10.84%) Git (software)
1 9 (10.84%) Cucumber
2 4 (4.82%) Axure RP
3 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.61%) Android Studio
4 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.20%) Xcode
General
1 14 (16.87%) Games
2 7 (8.43%) Marketing
3 5 (6.02%) Finance
4 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.61%) Retail
6 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Advertising
7 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (62.65%) Developer
2 16 (19.28%) Flash Developer
3 10 (12.05%) ActionScript Developer
3 10 (12.05%) Designer
4 7 (8.43%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.02%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) UI Designer
7 4 (4.82%) Games Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Programmer
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Flash ActionScript Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Flex Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (56.63%) Flash
2 43 (51.81%) HTML
3 30 (36.14%) CSS
4 21 (25.30%) XML
5 18 (21.69%) HTML5
6 16 (19.28%) jQuery
7 14 (16.87%) Apache Flex
8 9 (10.84%) Adobe AIR
9 8 (9.64%) CSS3
10 7 (8.43%) .NET
10 7 (8.43%) ASP.NET
11 6 (7.23%) XSLT
11 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
12 5 (6.02%) Backbone.js
12 5 (6.02%) Web Services
12 5 (6.02%) JMS
13 4 (4.82%) XHTML
13 4 (4.82%) Underscore.js
14 3 (3.61%) Android SDK
14 3 (3.61%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) User Experience
2 10 (12.05%) Open Source
3 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.82%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.82%) Semantic Web
4 4 (4.82%) EFT
4 4 (4.82%) W3C
4 4 (4.82%) Streaming Video
5 3 (3.61%) STB
5 3 (3.61%) IPTV
5 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) Social Gaming
6 2 (2.41%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.41%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.41%) Flash Games
6 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.41%) Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Apple iOS
2 7 (8.43%) Android
3 6 (7.23%) Windows
4 5 (6.02%) Linux
5 2 (2.41%) UNIX
6 1 (1.20%) MVS
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (16.87%) Software Engineering
3 11 (13.25%) OO
4 9 (10.84%) TDD
5 7 (8.43%) Web Development
5 7 (8.43%) Progressive Enhancement
5 7 (8.43%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (7.23%) iOS Development
6 6 (7.23%) Scrum
7 5 (6.02%) MVC
7 5 (6.02%) SEO
7 5 (6.02%) OOP
7 5 (6.02%) Content Management
7 5 (6.02%) Online Marketing
7 5 (6.02%) Functional Programming
7 5 (6.02%) Game Development
8 4 (4.82%) Project Management
8 4 (4.82%) Android Development
8 4 (4.82%) Migration
8 4 (4.82%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 47 (56.63%) JavaScript
2 25 (30.12%) ActionScript 3.0
2 25 (30.12%) ActionScript 2.0
3 12 (14.46%) C#
4 11 (13.25%) SQL
5 9 (10.84%) Ruby
6 7 (8.43%) PHP
6 7 (8.43%) Java
7 5 (6.02%) C++
7 5 (6.02%) Objective-C
8 4 (4.82%) Dart
9 3 (3.61%) BrightScript
9 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.41%) Korn
10 2 (2.41%) Python
10 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.20%) JCL
11 1 (1.20%) REXX
11 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Adobe
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) IBM
3 3 (3.61%) Ab Initio
3 3 (3.61%) EPiServer
3 3 (3.61%) Roku
4 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.41%) Facebook
4 2 (2.41%) Apple
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.20%) DoubleClick
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