The table below looks at the statistics for Flash skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Flash over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Adobe Flash
Rank 103 95 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Flash 4 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.67% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.83% 2.64% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £284 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% +15.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £273 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -8.57%
Flash
England

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
481 530 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.24% 25.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 307 282
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Flash
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Flash Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Flash
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Flash across the West Midlands region.

Flash Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Flash
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Flash across the West Midlands region.

Flash Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Flash
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Flash within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 £267 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Flash
England

Flash
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Photoshop
3 6 (37.50%) Adobe
3 6 (37.50%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) ActionScript 3.0
4 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) Apache Flex
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) W3C
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
6 3 (18.75%) XHTML
6 3 (18.75%) FTP
7 2 (12.50%) Cognos
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) SAP
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Adobe AIR
7 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 2 (12.50%) Photography
8 1 (6.25%) Interactive Media
8 1 (6.25%) QA
8 1 (6.25%) Animation
8 1 (6.25%) Marketing

Flash
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Photoshop
2 5 (31.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Flex Builder
1 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (6.25%) Interactive Media
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Designer
4 3 (18.75%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Flash Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Graphic Designer
5 2 (12.50%) Flash Designer
5 2 (12.50%) UI Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) UI Developer
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Report Writer
6 1 (6.25%) Interactive Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Interactive Developer
6 1 (6.25%) CSS Developer
6 1 (6.25%) ActionScript Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 6 (37.50%) HTML5
4 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) Apache Flex
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) XHTML
6 2 (12.50%) Adobe AIR
7 1 (6.25%) CSS3
7 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) W3C
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Photography
3 1 (6.25%) Animation
3 1 (6.25%) RIA
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) Streaming Video
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) 3D Animation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) ActionScript 3.0
2 5 (31.25%) ActionScript
3 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Adobe
2 2 (12.50%) Cognos
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Apple