The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ActionScript 3.0 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ActionScript 3.0 over the 3 months to 28 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 3.0 (AS3)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 612 631
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19  
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 5 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.050% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.027% 0.13% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 8
Median daily rate £350 £320 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -12.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £320 £450
% change year-on-year +9.37% -28.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.00 -

ActionScript 3.0 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 18600 20427 20076
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.25% 38.12% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12804 13984 13005
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 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 480 413
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £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 3.0
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ActionScript 3.0 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for ActionScript 3.0 in the UK

ActionScript 3.0
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ActionScript 3.0.

Contractor daily rate trend for ActionScript 3.0 in the UK

ActionScript 3.0
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript 3.0.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ActionScript 3.0 in the UK

ActionScript 3.0
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +9 5 £350 +9.37% 4
North West +30 4 £350 +7.69%
Manchester +15 4 £350 +12.90%
London +18 1 £435 +48.08% 1

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript 3.0 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 3.0.

1 8 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) SSL
2 7 (87.50%) ActionScript 2.0
3 6 (75.00%) Axway
3 6 (75.00%) FTP
3 6 (75.00%) HTTP
3 6 (75.00%) HTTPS
3 6 (75.00%) Unix
4 5 (62.50%) XML
5 4 (50.00%) ODBC
5 4 (50.00%) JDBC
5 4 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (50.00%) MySQL
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle
5 4 (50.00%) IBM
5 4 (50.00%) EDIFACT
5 4 (50.00%) Retail
5 4 (50.00%) JMS
6 2 (25.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) Use Case
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) NAS
6 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Middleware
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 1 (12.50%) J2EE

ActionScript 3.0
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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InDesign
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) SSL
2 6 (75.00%) FTP
2 6 (75.00%) HTTP
2 6 (75.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Integration Specialist
1 3 (37.50%) Product Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) XML
2 4 (50.00%) EDIFACT
2 4 (50.00%) JDBC
2 4 (50.00%) JMS
2 4 (50.00%) ODBC
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe AIR
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) CSS3
4 1 (12.50%) Flash
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) jQuery
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) PhoneGap
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) Robotlegs
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) Use Case
1 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
2 1 (12.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) ActionScript
2 7 (87.50%) ActionScript 2.0
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) BrightScript
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) Lua
4 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Axway
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Roku
3 1 (12.50%) SAP