The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ActionScript 2.0 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ActionScript 2.0 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Adobe ActionScript 2.0 (AS2)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 627 620
Rank change year-on-year +28 -7  
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 6 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.039% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.032% 0.10% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

ActionScript 2.0 is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

ActionScript 2.0
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ActionScript 2.0 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for ActionScript 2.0 in the UK

ActionScript 2.0
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ActionScript 2.0.

Contractor daily rate trend for ActionScript 2.0 in the UK

ActionScript 2.0
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript 2.0.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ActionScript 2.0 in the UK

ActionScript 2.0
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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 +34 6 £350 -6.66% 2
North West +34 5 £350 +12.90%
Manchester +23 5 £350 +12.90%
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript 2.0 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 2.0.

1 16 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 12 (75.00%) XML
3 8 (50.00%) SOAP
3 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) Scrum
4 7 (43.75%) JSON
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon S3
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (43.75%) Bash Shell
4 7 (43.75%) REST
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (43.75%) Docker
4 7 (43.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (43.75%) Swagger
5 6 (37.50%) Axway
5 6 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
5 6 (37.50%) Unix
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
5 6 (37.50%) SSL
5 6 (37.50%) FTP
5 6 (37.50%) HTTP
6 5 (31.25%) Java
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) EDIFACT
7 4 (25.00%) Retail
7 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) MySQL

ActionScript 2.0
Co-occurring 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 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) FTP
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
1 6 (37.50%) HTTPS
1 6 (37.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Integration Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Product Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) EDI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Web Architect
4 1 (6.25%) XML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) XML
2 8 (50.00%) SOAP
3 7 (43.75%) JSON
3 7 (43.75%) REST
3 7 (43.75%) Swagger
4 5 (31.25%) EDIFACT
5 4 (25.00%) Apache Camel
5 4 (25.00%) JDBC
5 4 (25.00%) JMS
5 4 (25.00%) ODBC
6 2 (12.50%) EDI
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
7 1 (6.25%) cXML
7 1 (6.25%) ebXML
7 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Logistics
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (6.25%) SSADM
5 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 7 (43.75%) Bash Shell
3 6 (37.50%) ActionScript 3.0
4 5 (31.25%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GxP
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Axway
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) SAP