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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Adobe Flash
Rank 112 99 102
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing Flash 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.56% 1.39% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Average daily rate
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£315 £255 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £150 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £320 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £315 £263
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £16.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+102.71% -19.83%
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
643 574 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.12% 27.69% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 360 335
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -16.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 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
Birmingham +1 8 £315 +23.52%
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Flash
England

Flash
Top 28 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 17 (80.95%) HTML
2 15 (71.43%) Adobe
3 11 (52.38%) E-Learning
4 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
5 8 (38.10%) Multimedia
5 8 (38.10%) Adobe Captivate
5 8 (38.10%) HTML5
6 7 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (33.33%) CSS
6 7 (33.33%) XHTML
6 7 (33.33%) FTP
6 7 (33.33%) W3C
7 3 (14.29%) SCORM
7 3 (14.29%) Stellent
7 3 (14.29%) Content Management
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) Automotive
7 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Content Management
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) SEO
8 2 (9.52%) XML
8 2 (9.52%) ActionScript
8 2 (9.52%) Learning Management System
9 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (4.76%) Marketing
9 1 (4.76%) Moodle
9 1 (4.76%) Saba

Flash
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 8 (38.10%) Adobe Captivate
3 7 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) FTP
General
1 8 (38.10%) Multimedia
2 3 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Multimedia Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Web Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Front-End Web Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Graduate
5 3 (14.29%) Designer
5 3 (14.29%) Flash Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Graphic Designer
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) Flash Designer
7 1 (4.76%) E-Learning Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (80.95%) HTML
2 8 (38.10%) HTML5
3 7 (33.33%) XHTML
3 7 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) E-Learning
2 7 (33.33%) W3C
3 3 (14.29%) SCORM
4 2 (9.52%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Content Management
1 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Content Management
2 2 (9.52%) SEO
2 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Adobe
2 3 (14.29%) Stellent
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Saba