The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Flash
Rank 431 390 286
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -104
Contract jobs citing Flash 188 184 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.21% 1.21% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 77 189
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.23 £14.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.10 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £17.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+83.71% -11.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15521 15181 15281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 29.01% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10288 9859 9171
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 276 389
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £17.91 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -18 181 £300 +1.35% 69
London +7 87 £325 +9.06% 32
South East +6 44 £275 -8.33% 10
East of England -13 18 £250 - 7
Yorkshire +5 15 £215 -14.00% 3
City of London +5 15 £325 +23.80% 7
Norfolk +4 12 £350 +75.00%
West Midlands -11 12 £325 +52.76% 4
Berkshire +21 11 £300 -2.43% 5
Leeds +5 10 £175 -17.15% 2
West Yorkshire +3 10 £175 -17.15% 2
Hampshire -22 10 £225 -25.00% 1
Bracknell - 9 £300 -
Surrey +1 6 £245 -22.83% 2
Birmingham -3 6 £315 +26.00%
Brighton -4 6 £210 -6.66% 1
Southampton -6 6 £225 -25.00%
East Sussex -9 6 £210 -6.66% 1
Slough - 6 £300 -
York - 5 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £263 - 2
Oxfordshire -11 3 £375 +54.63% 1
Scotland -21 3 £378 -11.17% 1
South West -34 3 £175 -9.60% 8
Staffordshire - 3 £325 - 3
East Midlands -2 2 - - 3
Oxford -14 2 - -
North West -27 2 £199 -36.40% 2

Flash
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 249 (66.40%) HTML
2 180 (48.00%) CSS
3 160 (42.67%) JavaScript
4 158 (42.13%) Photoshop
5 128 (34.13%) Adobe
6 103 (27.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 94 (25.07%) User Experience
8 92 (24.53%) HTML5
9 85 (22.67%) ActionScript
10 80 (21.33%) XML
11 66 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
12 56 (14.93%) Java
13 54 (14.40%) XHTML
14 53 (14.13%) jQuery
15 48 (12.80%) Android
16 47 (12.53%) ActionScript 3.0
17 43 (11.47%) Dreamweaver
18 42 (11.20%) Degree
19 40 (10.67%) Marketing
20 39 (10.40%) Web Services
21 38 (10.13%) CSS3
22 35 (9.33%) E-Commerce
22 35 (9.33%) Finance
23 34 (9.07%) Apache Flex
24 33 (8.80%) Windows
25 31 (8.27%) OO
25 31 (8.27%) Games
26 30 (8.00%) Content Management
26 30 (8.00%) InDesign
26 30 (8.00%) Web Development

Flash
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 27 (7.20%) CMS
2 14 (3.73%) Moodle
3 12 (3.20%) WordPress
3 12 (3.20%) Drupal
4 11 (2.93%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.67%) MQSeries
6 9 (2.40%) IIS
7 8 (2.13%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
8 7 (1.87%) GlassFish
8 7 (1.87%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.07%) Apache
10 3 (0.80%) Lync
10 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.53%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.27%) Node.js
12 1 (0.27%) Facebook Platform
12 1 (0.27%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 158 (42.13%) Photoshop
2 103 (27.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 30 (8.00%) InDesign
4 23 (6.13%) Adobe After Effects
5 17 (4.53%) MS Office
5 17 (4.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (4.27%) Fireworks
7 11 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
8 9 (2.40%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (2.13%) MS Excel
10 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
11 5 (1.33%) MS Project
12 4 (1.07%) Maya
12 4 (1.07%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.80%) PaintShop Pro
13 3 (0.80%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.53%) Edge Animate
14 2 (0.53%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.53%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (0.53%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.80%) GitHub
2 2 (0.53%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.73%) Internet
2 13 (3.47%) RTSP
3 9 (2.40%) SPDY
4 8 (2.13%) DNS
4 8 (2.13%) FTP
5 7 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.07%) LAN
7 3 (0.80%) SAN
8 2 (0.53%) LDAP
8 2 (0.53%) Intranet
8 2 (0.53%) Extranet
9 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.20%) DB2
3 11 (2.93%) DbVisualizer
4 8 (2.13%) MySQL
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.07%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.07%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) QlikView
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (11.47%) Dreamweaver
2 26 (6.93%) Axure RP
3 14 (3.73%) Subversion
4 11 (2.93%) LoadRunner
5 10 (2.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 8 (2.13%) Mercurial
7 7 (1.87%) Flex Builder
7 7 (1.87%) JIRA
7 7 (1.87%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 6 (1.60%) Xcode
9 4 (1.07%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.80%) Selenium
10 3 (0.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.53%) Ant
11 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.53%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.53%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.53%) Flash Builder
General
1 40 (10.67%) Marketing
2 35 (9.33%) Finance
3 31 (8.27%) Games
4 26 (6.93%) Retail
4 26 (6.93%) Advertising
5 13 (3.47%) Banking
6 11 (2.93%) Legal
7 10 (2.67%) Multimedia
7 10 (2.67%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.13%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.33%) Publishing
10 3 (0.80%) Interactive Media
11 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.53%) Front Office
11 2 (0.53%) Automotive
12 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 176 (46.93%) Developer
2 111 (29.60%) Designer
3 49 (13.07%) Web Designer
4 40 (10.67%) Flash Developer
5 30 (8.00%) Front-End Developer
6 28 (7.47%) Web Developer
7 16 (4.27%) Analyst
8 15 (4.00%) Digital Designer
9 14 (3.73%) UI Developer
10 13 (3.47%) UX Designer
10 13 (3.47%) Android Developer
10 13 (3.47%) UI Programmer
11 12 (3.20%) Tester
11 12 (3.20%) E-Learning Developer
12 11 (2.93%) UI Designer
12 11 (2.93%) Photoshop Designer
12 11 (2.93%) Graphic Designer
13 9 (2.40%) ActionScript Developer
13 9 (2.40%) Software Engineer
14 8 (2.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (66.40%) HTML
2 180 (48.00%) CSS
3 92 (24.53%) HTML5
4 80 (21.33%) XML
5 54 (14.40%) XHTML
6 53 (14.13%) jQuery
7 39 (10.40%) Web Services
8 38 (10.13%) CSS3
9 34 (9.07%) Apache Flex
10 29 (7.73%) .NET
11 25 (6.67%) JSON
12 23 (6.13%) Ajax
13 20 (5.33%) ASP.NET
14 16 (4.27%) Backbone.js
15 15 (4.00%) DHTML
16 13 (3.47%) Android SDK
17 11 (2.93%) Adobe AIR
17 11 (2.93%) J2EE
18 10 (2.67%) JSP
18 10 (2.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 94 (25.07%) User Experience
2 29 (7.73%) Animation
3 26 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (6.67%) Mobile App
5 22 (5.87%) E-Learning
5 22 (5.87%) Social Media
6 21 (5.60%) W3C
7 19 (5.07%) Graphic Design
8 14 (3.73%) SCORM
9 13 (3.47%) Visualisation
10 11 (2.93%) iPhone
10 11 (2.93%) Streaming Video
11 10 (2.67%) Digital Media
11 10 (2.67%) Smartphone
12 9 (2.40%) RIA
13 8 (2.13%) Management Information System
14 7 (1.87%) Photography
14 7 (1.87%) Computer Science
14 7 (1.87%) CLARiiON
15 6 (1.60%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.80%) Android
2 33 (8.80%) Windows
3 24 (6.40%) Apple iOS
4 15 (4.00%) UNIX
5 11 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.60%) Linux
6 6 (1.60%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.53%) Solaris
9 2 (0.53%) Nucleus RTOS
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.60%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (9.33%) E-Commerce
3 31 (8.27%) OO
4 30 (8.00%) Content Management
4 30 (8.00%) Web Development
5 28 (7.47%) OOP
6 27 (7.20%) Web Design
7 20 (5.33%) SEO
8 19 (5.07%) MVC
8 19 (5.07%) Online Marketing
9 18 (4.80%) Web Accessibility
9 18 (4.80%) Scrum
10 17 (4.53%) Project Management
10 17 (4.53%) Android Development
11 13 (3.47%) Web Application Development
11 13 (3.47%) Software Engineering
12 12 (3.20%) Migration
12 12 (3.20%) System Testing
13 11 (2.93%) Automated Testing
13 11 (2.93%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 160 (42.67%) JavaScript
2 85 (22.67%) ActionScript
3 56 (14.93%) Java
4 47 (12.53%) ActionScript 3.0
5 27 (7.20%) C#
6 26 (6.93%) PHP
7 25 (6.67%) SQL
8 21 (5.60%) ActionScript 2.0
9 14 (3.73%) C++
10 12 (3.20%) C
11 8 (2.13%) Perl
12 7 (1.87%) Lua
13 2 (0.53%) Delphi
13 2 (0.53%) Python
13 2 (0.53%) PowerHouse
13 2 (0.53%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.53%) Ruby
14 1 (0.27%) PHP5
14 1 (0.27%) PHP4
14 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (11.20%) Degree
2 13 (3.47%) ISEB
3 11 (2.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.07%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.80%) PMP
5 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) CCAB
7 1 (0.27%) OCP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.80%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) WCAG
3 2 (0.53%) WAI
4 1 (0.27%) Section 508
4 1 (0.27%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) EMIR
4 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 7 (1.87%) vSphere
2 5 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) SRDF
5 1 (0.27%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (2.40%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.07%) Tivoli
2 4 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.27%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 128 (34.13%) Adobe
2 22 (5.87%) Oracle
3 21 (5.60%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.73%) IBM
5 12 (3.20%) VMware
6 10 (2.67%) HP
6 10 (2.67%) EMC
7 8 (2.13%) Lotus
8 7 (1.87%) DoubleClick
8 7 (1.87%) Google
8 7 (1.87%) Symantec
9 6 (1.60%) Apple
10 5 (1.33%) Brocade
10 5 (1.33%) Facebook
11 4 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.80%) Omniture
12 3 (0.80%) Appcelerator
12 3 (0.80%) Stellent
12 3 (0.80%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.80%) Veritas
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