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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Adobe ActionScript
Rank 616 587 561
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -26
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 29 75 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 53 43
Median daily rate £433 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £510 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £243
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +95.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
21567 22340 20718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.92% 38.12% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14783 15024 13118
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 504 414
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £63.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

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 31 August 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 14 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 31 August 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 -32 27 £433 +4.84% 9
London -29 18 £490 +30.66% 5
East Midlands - 5 £500 - 1
City of London +20 3 £325 +158.96%
Derby - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £350 -
South West - 3 £350 - 1
Northampton - 2 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £500 -
South East +12 1 £275 -32.92% 1
Scotland +10 1 - -
Angus - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £275 -

ActionScript
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 31 (58.49%) Flash
2 28 (52.83%) HTML
3 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
4 19 (35.85%) XML
5 18 (33.96%) Photoshop
6 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (30.19%) ActionScript 2.0
7 15 (28.30%) ActionScript 3.0
7 15 (28.30%) C++
7 15 (28.30%) CSS
7 15 (28.30%) Adobe
8 14 (26.42%) Java
8 14 (26.42%) HTML5
9 13 (24.53%) Windows
10 11 (20.75%) C
10 11 (20.75%) Subversion
10 11 (20.75%) Degree
10 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
11 10 (18.87%) User Experience
11 10 (18.87%) JSON
11 10 (18.87%) TDD
11 10 (18.87%) Scrum
11 10 (18.87%) C#
11 10 (18.87%) .NET
11 10 (18.87%) HTTP
12 9 (16.98%) XSD
12 9 (16.98%) Maven
12 9 (16.98%) GitHub
13 8 (15.09%) ANSI C
13 8 (15.09%) Interactive TV

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 5 (9.43%) CMS
2 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 4 (7.55%) IIS
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.77%) ColdFusion
4 2 (3.77%) ColdFusion MX
4 2 (3.77%) JRun
4 2 (3.77%) Moodle
4 2 (3.77%) nginx
4 2 (3.77%) WordPress
5 1 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) Flash Media Server
5 1 (1.89%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.89%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) Photoshop
2 7 (13.21%) PaintShop Pro
3 6 (11.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (3.77%) 3ds Max
4 2 (3.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.89%) Edge Animate
5 1 (1.89%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.89%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.89%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) GitHub
2 2 (3.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) HTTP
2 8 (15.09%) DVB
2 8 (15.09%) FTP
3 4 (7.55%) HTTPS
3 4 (7.55%) Internet
4 3 (5.66%) SSL
5 1 (1.89%) ISDN
5 1 (1.89%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) MySQL
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.89%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
1 11 (20.75%) Subversion
2 9 (16.98%) Maven
3 4 (7.55%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.77%) Grunt
4 2 (3.77%) gulp
5 1 (1.89%) Ant
5 1 (1.89%) Gradle
5 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.89%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (11.32%) Games
2 2 (3.77%) Advertising
2 2 (3.77%) Back Office
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Interactive Media
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (66.04%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Designer
3 4 (7.55%) Flash Developer
3 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
3 4 (7.55%) Visual Designer
4 3 (5.66%) ActionScript Developer
4 3 (5.66%) Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (5.66%) Games Developer
4 3 (5.66%) HTML Developer
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (5.66%) Mobile Designer
4 3 (5.66%) Test Leader
5 2 (3.77%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) C++/C# Developer
5 2 (3.77%) EDI Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Flash Designer
5 2 (3.77%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (58.49%) Flash
2 28 (52.83%) HTML
3 19 (35.85%) XML
4 15 (28.30%) CSS
5 14 (26.42%) HTML5
6 10 (18.87%) .NET
6 10 (18.87%) JSON
7 9 (16.98%) XSD
8 8 (15.09%) Spring
9 7 (13.21%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 7 (13.21%) XHTML
10 6 (11.32%) Apache Flex
11 5 (9.43%) EDI
11 5 (9.43%) Node.js
12 4 (7.55%) AngularJS
12 4 (7.55%) Middleware
13 3 (5.66%) Ajax
13 3 (5.66%) CSS3
13 3 (5.66%) LAMP
13 3 (5.66%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) User Experience
2 8 (15.09%) Fat Client
2 8 (15.09%) Interactive TV
2 8 (15.09%) MPEG
2 8 (15.09%) Thin Client
3 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
4 4 (7.55%) Animation
5 3 (5.66%) Mobile Games
5 3 (5.66%) Social Gaming
6 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.77%) e-Learning
6 2 (3.77%) SCORM
6 2 (3.77%) Streaming Video
6 2 (3.77%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.89%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.89%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.89%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.89%) Physics
7 1 (1.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.87%) Scrum
2 10 (18.87%) TDD
3 8 (15.09%) Kanban
3 8 (15.09%) MVC
3 8 (15.09%) OO
3 8 (15.09%) Pair Programming
3 8 (15.09%) Web Development
4 7 (13.21%) Automated Testing
4 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.43%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (7.55%) Typography
6 4 (7.55%) Web Design
6 4 (7.55%) Wireframes
7 3 (5.66%) Data Transformation
7 3 (5.66%) ERP
7 3 (5.66%) Front End Development
7 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.77%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (45.28%) JavaScript
2 16 (30.19%) ActionScript 2.0
3 15 (28.30%) ActionScript 3.0
3 15 (28.30%) C++
4 14 (26.42%) Java
5 11 (20.75%) C
6 10 (18.87%) C#
7 8 (15.09%) ANSI C
7 8 (15.09%) PHP
8 7 (13.21%) Objective-C
9 5 (9.43%) Ruby
10 3 (5.66%) Python
10 3 (5.66%) SQL
11 2 (3.77%) BrightScript
11 2 (3.77%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (3.77%) Lua
11 2 (3.77%) Perl
11 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.77%) VBScript
12 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.66%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Adobe
2 8 (15.09%) OpenTV
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) SEEBURGER
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.77%) Roku
5 1 (1.89%) RedPrairie
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Teradata
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO