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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 523 446 375
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -71
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 72 136 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.34% 0.70% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 71 108
Average daily rate
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£363 £344 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £525 £508
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
20975 19538 18709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.02% 37.86% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14282 12430 11439
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 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 572 738
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -89 69 £363 - 20
London -24 45 £370 -12.94% 9
South East -29 11 £275 -16.06% 2
City of London -17 6 £250 -52.38% 2
West Midlands -16 5 £375 +27.65% 1
Staffordshire -1 3 £325 +10.63% 1
South West -20 3 £175 -36.36% 1
Hampshire -23 3 £370 +12.93%
Stoke-on-Trent +3 2 £325 - 1
Surrey -7 2 - - 1
Bristol -12 2 - -
East of England -21 2 £230 +8.23% 2
Ipswich - 2 £230 -
Suffolk - 2 £230 -
Berkshire -1 1 £225 -49.79%
Staines -7 1 - -
North West -12 1 £450 +46.93% 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £300 +4.34% 4
Devon - 1 £175 - 1
Plymouth - 1 £175 - 1
Sheffield - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 94 (62.67%) HTML
2 86 (57.33%) Flash
3 80 (53.33%) JavaScript
4 56 (37.33%) ActionScript 3.0
5 54 (36.00%) HTML5
6 51 (34.00%) CSS
7 48 (32.00%) XML
8 45 (30.00%) ActionScript 2.0
9 30 (20.00%) jQuery
10 28 (18.67%) Apache Flex
11 27 (18.00%) Adobe
12 26 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (15.33%) Windows
14 20 (13.33%) CSS3
15 19 (12.67%) OO
15 19 (12.67%) Photoshop
15 19 (12.67%) Java
15 19 (12.67%) MVC
16 17 (11.33%) Games
16 17 (11.33%) User Experience
17 16 (10.67%) Linux
18 15 (10.00%) Open Source
19 14 (9.33%) Finance
20 13 (8.67%) OOP
20 13 (8.67%) .NET
21 12 (8.00%) Web Services
21 12 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
22 11 (7.33%) Marketing
22 11 (7.33%) Web Development
22 11 (7.33%) IBM

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.67%) CMS
2 2 (1.33%) Gentran
2 2 (1.33%) ColdFusion
2 2 (1.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.67%) WordPress
3 1 (0.67%) Apache
3 1 (0.67%) JRun
3 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.67%) ColdFusion MX
3 1 (0.67%) IIS
3 1 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 19 (12.67%) Photoshop
2 12 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.67%) MS Office
6 3 (2.00%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (2.00%) Fireworks
6 3 (2.00%) PaintShop Pro
6 3 (2.00%) Maya
7 2 (1.33%) Edge Animate
7 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.67%) InDesign
8 1 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) HFM
1 7 (4.67%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.00%) Magento
3 2 (1.33%) Aligne
3 2 (1.33%) Endur
3 2 (1.33%) ZaiNet
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) GitHub
2 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.33%) FTP
2 10 (6.67%) Internet
3 8 (5.33%) HTTP
4 5 (3.33%) Firewall
5 4 (2.67%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.67%) VPN
6 3 (2.00%) SSH
6 3 (2.00%) 2G
7 2 (1.33%) Extranet
8 1 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.33%) MySQL
3 7 (4.67%) Essbase
3 7 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.33%) OLAP
5 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.67%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) DB2
6 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (5.33%) Subversion
2 7 (4.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.67%) Grunt
2 7 (4.67%) Bower
3 4 (2.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.67%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (2.67%) JIRA
4 3 (2.00%) Introscope
4 3 (2.00%) Xcode
4 3 (2.00%) JUnit
4 3 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.67%) Flex Builder
5 1 (0.67%) Ant
5 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.67%) Hudson
5 1 (0.67%) WiX
5 1 (0.67%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.67%) Flash Builder
5 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (11.33%) Games
2 14 (9.33%) Finance
3 11 (7.33%) Marketing
4 5 (3.33%) Advertising
5 4 (2.67%) Banking
5 4 (2.67%) Retail
6 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.00%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.00%) Automotive
7 1 (0.67%) Interactive Media
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 102 (68.00%) Developer
2 26 (17.33%) Flash Developer
3 19 (12.67%) ActionScript Developer
4 16 (10.67%) Web Developer
5 15 (10.00%) Designer
6 12 (8.00%) Architect
7 10 (6.67%) Consultant
8 9 (6.00%) Games Developer
9 8 (5.33%) Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Flex Developer
10 7 (4.67%) Hyperion Consultant
10 7 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
11 6 (4.00%) UI Programmer
11 6 (4.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
11 6 (4.00%) UI Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Flash Games Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Java Developer
12 5 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (62.67%) HTML
2 86 (57.33%) Flash
3 54 (36.00%) HTML5
4 51 (34.00%) CSS
5 48 (32.00%) XML
6 30 (20.00%) jQuery
7 28 (18.67%) Apache Flex
8 20 (13.33%) CSS3
9 13 (8.67%) .NET
10 12 (8.00%) Web Services
11 11 (7.33%) AngularJS
12 10 (6.67%) EDI
13 8 (5.33%) EDIFACT
13 8 (5.33%) Ajax
13 8 (5.33%) JSON
13 8 (5.33%) Adobe AIR
14 7 (4.67%) ASP.NET
14 7 (4.67%) REST
15 4 (2.67%) Backbone.js
15 4 (2.67%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) User Experience
2 15 (10.00%) Open Source
3 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.33%) E-Learning
4 8 (5.33%) Animation
5 7 (4.67%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.00%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.33%) Mobile Games
7 5 (3.33%) Streaming Video
8 4 (2.67%) Social Media
8 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.67%) EFT
8 4 (2.67%) SCORM
8 4 (2.67%) Graphic Design
9 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.00%) Social Gaming
10 2 (1.33%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.33%) DataPower
10 2 (1.33%) Semantic Web
10 2 (1.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.33%) Windows
2 16 (10.67%) Linux
3 7 (4.67%) Android
3 7 (4.67%) UNIX
4 4 (2.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.33%) zOS
6 2 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.67%) OO
2 19 (12.67%) MVC
3 13 (8.67%) OOP
4 11 (7.33%) Web Development
4 11 (7.33%) Migration
5 10 (6.67%) Game Development
5 10 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.00%) Project Management
6 9 (6.00%) Scrum
7 8 (5.33%) UX Design
7 8 (5.33%) B2B
8 7 (4.67%) TDD
8 7 (4.67%) DRM
8 7 (4.67%) Workflow
8 7 (4.67%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (3.33%) Email Marketing
9 5 (3.33%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.33%) Online Marketing
9 5 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 80 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 56 (37.33%) ActionScript 3.0
3 45 (30.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 19 (12.67%) Java
5 11 (7.33%) PHP
5 11 (7.33%) SQL
5 11 (7.33%) C#
6 10 (6.67%) Ruby
7 7 (4.67%) C++
7 7 (4.67%) Perl
8 6 (4.00%) C
9 4 (2.67%) BrightScript
9 4 (2.67%) XPath
9 4 (2.67%) Lua
10 3 (2.00%) PHP5
10 3 (2.00%) PHP4
10 3 (2.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.00%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.33%) Delphi
12 1 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (4.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Control-M
1 1 (0.67%) cPanel
Vendors
1 27 (18.00%) Adobe
2 11 (7.33%) IBM
2 11 (7.33%) SAP
3 10 (6.67%) Oracle
4 8 (5.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.67%) Hyperion
6 5 (3.33%) Perforce
7 4 (2.67%) Roku
8 3 (2.00%) DoubleClick
8 3 (2.00%) Splunk
9 2 (1.33%) ExactTarget
9 2 (1.33%) Macromedia
9 2 (1.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.67%) Omniture
10 1 (0.67%) BMC
10 1 (0.67%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.67%) Rackspace
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