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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 560 529 466
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -63
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 73 81 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.39% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 69
Average daily rate
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£413 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £620 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £240 £375
% change year-on-year
+101.04% -36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
22386 20754 20268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.31% 37.15% 38.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15063 13125 12778
Average daily rate £400 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 523 429 570
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £16.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -20 63 £413 +37.50% 14
London -14 26 £350 -24.11% 4
West Midlands +22 16 £363 +20.83% 4
North East - 14 £503 -
Staffordshire - 13 £363 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £510 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £510 -
City of London +4 7 £126 -74.90%
Scotland - 7 £325 - 2
Glasgow - 5 £325 -
Yorkshire - 4 £495 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £364 - 1
Leeds - 4 £493 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £493 -
East of England +6 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £510 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £503 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £503 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £410 -
South East -44 1 £410 +82.22% 1
Cheshire - 1 £510 -
Lancashire - 1 £510 -
Warrington - 1 £510 -
Watford - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £510 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - - 1

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 83 (69.17%) HTML
2 77 (64.17%) JavaScript
3 75 (62.50%) CSS
4 71 (59.17%) Flash
5 53 (44.17%) HTML5
6 46 (38.33%) ActionScript 3.0
7 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
8 30 (25.00%) Content Management
9 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (24.17%) PHP
10 27 (22.50%) XML
11 26 (21.67%) jQuery
12 25 (20.83%) Games
13 22 (18.33%) SEO
14 21 (17.50%) VB
14 21 (17.50%) RSS
14 21 (17.50%) Social Media
14 21 (17.50%) Apple iOS
15 20 (16.67%) Photoshop
15 20 (16.67%) .NET
16 19 (15.83%) CSS3
17 18 (15.00%) FTP
18 17 (14.17%) ActionScript 2.0
18 17 (14.17%) Android
19 16 (13.33%) OO
19 16 (13.33%) Finance
20 15 (12.50%) HTTP
21 14 (11.67%) C#
21 14 (11.67%) Apache Flex
22 13 (10.83%) iOS Development

ActionScript
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (5.83%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (5.00%) Drupal
3 3 (2.50%) CMS
3 3 (2.50%) IIS
3 3 (2.50%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.67%) Confluence
4 2 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.83%) Gentran
5 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 12 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.67%) MS Office
5 2 (1.67%) InDesign
5 2 (1.67%) Adobe After Effects
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.00%) FTP
2 15 (12.50%) HTTP
3 11 (9.17%) 3G
3 11 (9.17%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (9.17%) 4G
4 8 (6.67%) Internet
4 8 (6.67%) SSH
5 5 (4.17%) HTTPS
6 4 (3.33%) Intranet
7 3 (2.50%) SMTP
8 2 (1.67%) X.400
9 1 (0.83%) Firewall
9 1 (0.83%) SSL
9 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) MySQL
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) GitLab
2 7 (5.83%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.00%) FlexUnit
3 6 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (5.00%) Android Studio
4 5 (4.17%) JIRA
4 5 (4.17%) Xcode
5 3 (2.50%) Subversion
6 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.83%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.83%) Flash Builder
General
1 25 (20.83%) Games
2 16 (13.33%) Finance
3 10 (8.33%) Marketing
4 5 (4.17%) Multimedia
5 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.67%) Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Publishing
7 1 (0.83%) German Language
Job Titles
1 100 (83.33%) Developer
2 34 (28.33%) Flash Developer
3 17 (14.17%) AWS Developer
4 13 (10.83%) Front-End Developer
5 12 (10.00%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Mobile Developer
6 7 (5.83%) ActionScript Developer
6 7 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (5.83%) BizTalk Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Designer
8 5 (4.17%) iOS Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
9 4 (3.33%) HTML Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Digital Designer
9 4 (3.33%) Technical Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Lead Designer
10 3 (2.50%) Flex Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (69.17%) HTML
2 75 (62.50%) CSS
3 71 (59.17%) Flash
4 53 (44.17%) HTML5
5 27 (22.50%) XML
6 26 (21.67%) jQuery
7 21 (17.50%) RSS
8 20 (16.67%) .NET
9 19 (15.83%) CSS3
10 14 (11.67%) Apache Flex
11 13 (10.83%) Web Services
12 10 (8.33%) PureMVC
13 8 (6.67%) Robotlegs
14 7 (5.83%) SOAP
14 7 (5.83%) Ajax
14 7 (5.83%) JSON
15 6 (5.00%) Drush
15 6 (5.00%) iOS SDK
15 6 (5.00%) REST
15 6 (5.00%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.50%) Social Media
2 12 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 12 (10.00%) User Experience
3 8 (6.67%) Video on Demand
3 8 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 8 (6.67%) Online Games
4 7 (5.83%) Streaming Video
4 7 (5.83%) Animation
5 4 (3.33%) TRADACOMS
5 4 (3.33%) W3C
6 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.50%) Clustering
6 3 (2.50%) New Media
7 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.67%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.67%) Statistics
7 2 (1.67%) AS400
7 2 (1.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.50%) Apple iOS
2 17 (14.17%) Android
3 12 (10.00%) UNIX
4 11 (9.17%) Linux
5 10 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 7 (5.83%) Windows
7 1 (0.83%) MVS
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.00%) Content Management
2 29 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (18.33%) SEO
4 16 (13.33%) OO
5 13 (10.83%) iOS Development
6 10 (8.33%) Android Development
7 9 (7.50%) SDLC
8 8 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (6.67%) SOA
8 8 (6.67%) Project Management
8 8 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 8 (6.67%) Open Source
8 8 (6.67%) Change Control
9 7 (5.83%) Performance Management
9 7 (5.83%) Web Development
9 7 (5.83%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.83%) MVC
9 7 (5.83%) Mobile Development
10 6 (5.00%) Web Design
11 5 (4.17%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 77 (64.17%) JavaScript
2 46 (38.33%) ActionScript 3.0
3 29 (24.17%) PHP
4 21 (17.50%) VB
5 17 (14.17%) ActionScript 2.0
6 14 (11.67%) C#
7 12 (10.00%) Objective-C
8 9 (7.50%) Ruby
8 9 (7.50%) C++
8 9 (7.50%) Java
9 6 (5.00%) SQL
10 4 (3.33%) Python
10 4 (3.33%) C
11 2 (1.67%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.67%) VBScript
11 2 (1.67%) RPG
12 1 (0.83%) Perl
12 1 (0.83%) REXX
12 1 (0.83%) JCL
12 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) SLA
1 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 10 (8.33%) Adobe
2 3 (2.50%) Apple
2 3 (2.50%) SAP
2 3 (2.50%) Sitecore
3 2 (1.67%) OpenText
4 1 (0.83%) Omniture
4 1 (0.83%) DoubleClick
4 1 (0.83%) Google
4 1 (0.83%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft
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