Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ActionScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ActionScript over the 6 months to 21 November 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 815 754
Rank change year-on-year -16 -61 -28
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 46 66 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.063% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.16% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 101
UK median daily rate £350 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £218 £231 £261
90th Percentile £544 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

ActionScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43314 42222 43547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.00% 40.32% 38.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30261 28989 29461
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £369
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.76% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 805 881 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.18 £14.34 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

ActionScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ActionScript as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ActionScript in the UK

ActionScript
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ActionScript in the UK

ActionScript
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ActionScript over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ActionScript in the UK

ActionScript
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ActionScript in the UK

ActionScript
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ActionScript within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 43 £350 -15.15% 3
London -33 26 £416 -11.44%
UK excluding London +11 18 £338 -10.00% 3
South East +10 14 £350 -16.42% 3
North of England +49 2 - -
North West +20 2 - -
Midlands +14 1 £250 -50.00%
Scotland -7 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ActionScript 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.

1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 16 (34.78%) XML
2 16 (34.78%) ActionScript 2.0
3 15 (32.61%) Flash
3 15 (32.61%) IBM
4 14 (30.43%) EDI
4 14 (30.43%) SQL
5 13 (28.26%) C++
5 13 (28.26%) B2B
5 13 (28.26%) MVC
5 13 (28.26%) Games
6 12 (26.09%) Back Office
6 12 (26.09%) FTP
6 12 (26.09%) HTTP
6 12 (26.09%) HTML
6 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 12 (26.09%) .NET
6 12 (26.09%) Confluence
6 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
6 12 (26.09%) JIRA
6 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
7 11 (23.91%) ActionScript 3.0
7 11 (23.91%) C#
7 11 (23.91%) CSS
7 11 (23.91%) EAI
7 11 (23.91%) Internet
7 11 (23.91%) RosettaNet
7 11 (23.91%) WebSphere
8 10 (21.74%) Objective-C
8 10 (21.74%) SMTP

ActionScript
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 12 (26.09%) Confluence
2 11 (23.91%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.52%) CMS
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) JBoss
4 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.52%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.17%) Edge Animate
4 1 (2.17%) InDesign
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Bluemix
1 2 (4.35%) IBM Cloud
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
1 2 (4.35%) Serverless
2 1 (2.17%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) FTP
1 12 (26.09%) HTTP
2 11 (23.91%) Internet
3 10 (21.74%) SMTP
4 9 (19.57%) SSL
5 3 (6.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) Endeca
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Cucumber
1 12 (26.09%) JIRA
2 4 (8.70%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.35%) Subversion
3 2 (4.35%) WebObjects
General
1 13 (28.26%) Games
2 12 (26.09%) Back Office
3 5 (10.87%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Finance
5 1 (2.17%) German Language
5 1 (2.17%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.17%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Flash Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Games Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Designer
5 4 (8.70%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Graphic Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Unity 3D Developer
7 2 (4.35%) ActionScript Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.17%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) XML
2 15 (32.61%) Flash
3 14 (30.43%) EDI
4 12 (26.09%) .NET
4 12 (26.09%) HTML
5 11 (23.91%) CSS
6 9 (19.57%) cXML
6 9 (19.57%) ebXML
6 9 (19.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 9 (19.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 9 (19.57%) XML Schema
7 6 (13.04%) HTML5
8 5 (10.87%) CSS3
8 5 (10.87%) EDIFACT
9 4 (8.70%) Web Services
9 4 (8.70%) XSLT
10 3 (6.52%) Ajax
10 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.52%) DOM
10 3 (6.52%) Robotlegs
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) DataPower
1 9 (19.57%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Animation
3 2 (4.35%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.17%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.17%) FMCG
4 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.17%) PlayStation
4 1 (2.17%) SCORM
4 1 (2.17%) Social Gaming
4 1 (2.17%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Unix
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) B2B
1 13 (28.26%) MVC
2 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
3 11 (23.91%) EAI
4 9 (19.57%) API Development
4 9 (19.57%) Data Security
4 9 (19.57%) High Availability
5 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.87%) SOA
6 4 (8.70%) OO
7 3 (6.52%) Data Transformation
7 3 (6.52%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (6.52%) Scrum
7 3 (6.52%) Software Architecture
8 2 (4.35%) Big Data Analytics
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.35%) Data Analytics
8 2 (4.35%) Data Mapping
8 2 (4.35%) Game Development
8 2 (4.35%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 16 (34.78%) ActionScript 2.0
3 14 (30.43%) SQL
4 13 (28.26%) C++
5 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 11 (23.91%) ActionScript 3.0
6 11 (23.91%) C#
7 10 (21.74%) Objective-C
8 8 (17.39%) Ruby
9 5 (10.87%) Python
10 3 (6.52%) PHP
10 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
11 2 (4.35%) Perl
11 2 (4.35%) VBA
12 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) RosettaNet
2 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) IBM
2 9 (19.57%) webMethods
3 6 (13.04%) Adobe
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) ATG
5 2 (4.35%) hybris
5 2 (4.35%) RedPrairie
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
5 2 (4.35%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.17%) IBM Sterling
6 1 (2.17%) Sybase