The first table below looks at the demand for Flash skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Flash over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Flash
Rank 383 334 224
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -110
Contract jobs citing Flash 230 234 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.48% 0.82%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.50% 1.80% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 139 297
Average daily rate £361 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 23
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.33 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.50% -23.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £17.33 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-36.50% -13.37%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15377 12977 15258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.75% 26.71% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9880 8116 8998
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 361 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.95 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

Flash
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Flash within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Flash Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Flash
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Flash within the UK.

Flash Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Flash
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Flash within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Flash Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Flash
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Flash within the UK.

Flash Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Flash
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Flash within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Flash Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Flash
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 Flash within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 224 £363 +11.53% 98
London -28 129 £406 +17.75% 46
City of London -9 36 £400 +23.07% 16
West Midlands +7 28 £250 -13.79% 5
South East -15 27 £313 - 15
Warwickshire +13 24 £250 - 4
Hampshire +4 13 £325 - 5
East of England -31 10 £325 +15.55% 8
Hertfordshire -5 8 - - 2
South West -11 8 £350 +7.69% 2
East Midlands -1 7 £300 - 8
Manchester -22 6 £300 -14.28% 1
North West -29 6 £300 -14.28% 4
Surrey -13 5 £263 +22.09% 1
Berkshire -19 5 £425 +6.25% 2
Yorkshire -20 5 £183 -39.16% 7
Hemel Hempstead 0 4 - -
Bristol -11 4 £350 +7.69%
West Yorkshire -15 4 £183 -33.63% 1
Guildford -3 3 £256 +20.58%
Reading -13 3 £450 +5.88% 2
North East -23 3 £363 +52.63% 3
Scotland -23 3 £180 -62.06% 1
Midlands - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Glasgow +8 2 £180 -29.54%
Leicester -11 2 £300 - 1
Leicestershire -13 2 £300 - 3
South Wales -17 2 £250 +5.26%
Leeds -19 2 £239 -13.18% 1

Flash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Flash 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 Flash.

1 282 (68.28%) HTML
2 176 (42.62%) CSS
3 169 (40.92%) JavaScript
4 136 (32.93%) Photoshop
5 132 (31.96%) HTML5
6 125 (30.27%) Adobe
7 124 (30.02%) ActionScript
8 98 (23.73%) XML
9 91 (22.03%) Adobe Illustrator
10 74 (17.92%) Java
10 74 (17.92%) ActionScript 3.0
11 60 (14.53%) jQuery
11 60 (14.53%) CSS3
12 58 (14.04%) Finance
13 57 (13.80%) Games
14 47 (11.38%) E-Learning
14 47 (11.38%) Project Management
14 47 (11.38%) Microsoft
15 45 (10.90%) OO
15 45 (10.90%) Android
16 44 (10.65%) Fireworks
16 44 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
17 43 (10.41%) E-Commerce
18 39 (9.44%) Advertising
18 39 (9.44%) ActionScript 2.0
19 38 (9.20%) Adobe Captivate
19 38 (9.20%) Apache Flex
19 38 (9.20%) Dreamweaver
20 37 (8.96%) Marketing
21 36 (8.72%) Degree

Flash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Flash 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 Flash. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (7.02%) CMS
2 11 (2.66%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.18%) MQSeries
5 7 (1.69%) Apache
6 6 (1.45%) IIS
6 6 (1.45%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.45%) WordPress
7 5 (1.21%) Drupal
8 4 (0.97%) Node.js
8 4 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.48%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.48%) Kentico
10 2 (0.48%) Moodle
11 1 (0.24%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.24%) concrete5
Applications
1 136 (32.93%) Photoshop
2 91 (22.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 44 (10.65%) Fireworks
4 38 (9.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 27 (6.54%) MS Office
6 23 (5.57%) InDesign
7 18 (4.36%) Adobe After Effects
8 17 (4.12%) MS Excel
9 16 (3.87%) OmniGraffle
10 13 (3.15%) Quicktime
11 11 (2.66%) PaintShop Pro
11 11 (2.66%) QuarkXPress
12 10 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (2.18%) MS Project
14 5 (1.21%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.73%) MS Visio
15 3 (0.73%) Mingle
16 1 (0.24%) ImageReady
16 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.24%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (1.94%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.45%) SiteCatalyst
3 3 (0.73%) Tridion
4 1 (0.24%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.97%) GitHub
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.36%) Internet
2 17 (4.12%) HTTP
3 16 (3.87%) Intranet
4 8 (1.94%) SAN
5 6 (1.45%) RTSP
5 6 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.45%) FTP
6 4 (0.97%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.73%) RTP
7 3 (0.73%) DHCP
7 3 (0.73%) DNS
8 2 (0.48%) GSM
8 2 (0.48%) SMS
8 2 (0.48%) RFID
8 2 (0.48%) RTCP
9 1 (0.24%) Extranet
9 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.24%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.87%) MySQL
2 13 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.18%) DB2
3 9 (2.18%) DbVisualizer
4 7 (1.69%) NonStop SQL
5 2 (0.48%) SQLite
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.48%) Big Data
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.24%) MS Access
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.24%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 38 (9.20%) Dreamweaver
2 32 (7.75%) Subversion
3 24 (5.81%) Axure RP
4 17 (4.12%) Git (software)
5 11 (2.66%) JIRA
6 10 (2.42%) Flash Builder
7 9 (2.18%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (1.94%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.94%) Maven
9 7 (1.69%) Selenium
9 7 (1.69%) Ant
9 7 (1.69%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.69%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.45%) Hudson
10 6 (1.45%) Mercurial
10 6 (1.45%) Xcode
11 5 (1.21%) LoadRunner
12 4 (0.97%) JUnit
12 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 58 (14.04%) Finance
2 57 (13.80%) Games
3 39 (9.44%) Advertising
4 37 (8.96%) Marketing
5 33 (7.99%) Retail
6 31 (7.51%) Multimedia
7 11 (2.66%) Banking
8 10 (2.42%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.42%) Front Office
9 8 (1.94%) Automotive
9 8 (1.94%) Publishing
10 6 (1.45%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.97%) Legal
12 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.24%) Electronics
14 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 196 (47.46%) Developer
2 101 (24.46%) Designer
3 55 (13.32%) Flash Developer
4 27 (6.54%) Web Developer
5 23 (5.57%) Multimedia Developer
6 22 (5.33%) Front-End Developer
7 21 (5.08%) ActionScript Developer
7 21 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 20 (4.84%) Web Designer
9 18 (4.36%) Graphic Designer
10 17 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (4.12%) Digital Designer
11 16 (3.87%) User Experience Designer
11 16 (3.87%) Graduate
12 13 (3.15%) Flash ActionScript Developer
12 13 (3.15%) Flex Developer
13 10 (2.42%) UI Designer
13 10 (2.42%) Visual Designer
13 10 (2.42%) Senior Designer
14 9 (2.18%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (68.28%) HTML
2 176 (42.62%) CSS
3 132 (31.96%) HTML5
4 98 (23.73%) XML
5 60 (14.53%) CSS3
5 60 (14.53%) jQuery
6 38 (9.20%) Apache Flex
7 33 (7.99%) Web Services
8 29 (7.02%) Ajax
9 28 (6.78%) Backbone.js
10 26 (6.30%) .NET
11 25 (6.05%) XHTML
12 14 (3.39%) J2EE
12 14 (3.39%) DHTML
12 14 (3.39%) JSON
13 13 (3.15%) XSLT
14 11 (2.66%) LESS
15 10 (2.42%) ASP.NET
15 10 (2.42%) Symfony
16 9 (2.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.38%) E-Learning
2 34 (8.23%) Graphic Design
3 26 (6.30%) Social Media
4 22 (5.33%) Animation
5 19 (4.60%) iPhone
6 17 (4.12%) W3C
7 16 (3.87%) SCORM
7 16 (3.87%) Mobile App
8 15 (3.63%) Digital Media
9 14 (3.39%) Streaming Video
9 14 (3.39%) Client/Server
10 13 (3.15%) Management Information System
11 12 (2.91%) Computer Science
12 9 (2.18%) Online Games
13 8 (1.94%) RIA
13 8 (1.94%) New Media
13 8 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.94%) Web 2.0
14 7 (1.69%) Visualisation
15 6 (1.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.90%) Android
2 36 (8.72%) Windows
3 35 (8.47%) Apple iOS
4 16 (3.87%) Windows 7
4 16 (3.87%) UNIX
5 11 (2.66%) Linux
6 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.97%) Nucleus RTOS
7 4 (0.97%) AIX
8 3 (0.73%) Solaris
8 3 (0.73%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.24%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (11.38%) Project Management
2 45 (10.90%) OO
3 44 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (10.41%) E-Commerce
5 31 (7.51%) Content Management
6 30 (7.26%) OOP
7 29 (7.02%) Web Development
8 23 (5.57%) Scrum
9 20 (4.84%) TDD
10 19 (4.60%) SEO
11 16 (3.87%) Software Engineering
11 16 (3.87%) Unit Testing
11 16 (3.87%) System Testing
12 15 (3.63%) Time Management
12 15 (3.63%) Information Architecture
12 15 (3.63%) Analytics
12 15 (3.63%) iOS Development
13 14 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (3.39%) MVC
14 13 (3.15%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 169 (40.92%) JavaScript
2 124 (30.02%) ActionScript
3 74 (17.92%) Java
3 74 (17.92%) ActionScript 3.0
4 39 (9.44%) ActionScript 2.0
5 33 (7.99%) PHP
6 27 (6.54%) SQL
7 22 (5.33%) C#
8 20 (4.84%) C++
9 12 (2.91%) Objective-C
10 9 (2.18%) Ruby
10 9 (2.18%) C
11 8 (1.94%) Python
12 5 (1.21%) Lua
13 4 (0.97%) Perl
14 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.73%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.48%) VBA
16 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (8.72%) Degree
2 15 (3.63%) SC Cleared
2 15 (3.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.91%) ISEB
4 4 (0.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.24%) CIPD
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.51%) QA
2 4 (0.97%) WAI
3 3 (0.73%) SLA
3 3 (0.73%) WCAG
4 2 (0.48%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (0.73%) Terminal Services
1 3 (0.73%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.73%) Cygwin
2 2 (0.48%) PowerHA
2 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.24%) Nmap
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.24%) XenServer
3 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (1.94%) Tivoli
1 8 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.97%) Puppet
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 125 (30.27%) Adobe
2 47 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.08%) IBM
4 17 (4.12%) Facebook
5 16 (3.87%) Oracle
5 16 (3.87%) Apple
6 14 (3.39%) HP
7 11 (2.66%) Google
8 9 (2.18%) DoubleClick
9 8 (1.94%) Twitter
9 8 (1.94%) NetApp
10 6 (1.45%) Zend
11 5 (1.21%) SAP
12 3 (0.73%) Cisco
12 3 (0.73%) Stellent
13 2 (0.48%) VMware
13 2 (0.48%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.48%) Macromedia
13 2 (0.48%) EMC
13 2 (0.48%) Citrix
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