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 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 589 605
Rank change year-on-year +8 +16  
Contract jobs citing ActionScript 27 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.093% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 22
Median daily rate £413 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £286 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +10.73% +6.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

ActionScript 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
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 15 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 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 +6 25 £413 +10.00% 15
London +12 8 £450 +16.12% 7
South West +3 7 £413 +10.00%
Wiltshire - 7 £413 -
Swindon - 7 £413 -
North West +30 5 £350 +2.94% 2
Manchester +16 5 £350 +12.90% 1
East Midlands -10 3 - -
Angus - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 £300 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 34 (45.33%) MVC
2 33 (44.00%) C#
2 33 (44.00%) Java
3 32 (42.67%) XML
4 30 (40.00%) XSLT
5 29 (38.67%) .NET
6 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
7 25 (33.33%) HTML
8 24 (32.00%) Oracle
9 23 (30.67%) Flash
9 23 (30.67%) JSON
10 22 (29.33%) Windows
11 21 (28.00%) CSS
12 20 (26.67%) J2EE
12 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (25.33%) Objective-C
13 19 (25.33%) Spring
13 19 (25.33%) Ajax
13 19 (25.33%) Spring MVC
14 18 (24.00%) jQuery
14 18 (24.00%) C++
14 18 (24.00%) Adobe
15 17 (22.67%) Games
15 17 (22.67%) Content Management
15 17 (22.67%) ActionScript 2.0
16 16 (21.33%) Apache Flex
16 16 (21.33%) User Experience
16 16 (21.33%) CMS
16 16 (21.33%) Apple
16 16 (21.33%) SQL

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 16 (21.33%) CMS
2 15 (20.00%) IIS
2 15 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 14 (18.67%) Confluence
4 2 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.67%) SAS
5 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) InDesign
1 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon S3
2 4 (5.33%) iTunes
3 2 (2.67%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (2.67%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.67%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) Internet
2 10 (13.33%) HTTP
3 7 (9.33%) SSL
4 6 (8.00%) FTP
4 6 (8.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.67%) NAS
5 2 (2.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (17.33%) MySQL
2 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 15 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 14 (18.67%) Cucumber
2 14 (18.67%) JIRA
3 12 (16.00%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (5.33%) Maven
5 1 (1.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 17 (22.67%) Games
2 15 (20.00%) Finance
3 10 (13.33%) Back Office
4 4 (5.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (65.33%) Developer
2 18 (24.00%) Architect
3 13 (17.33%) Sitecore Developer
4 12 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 9 (12.00%) Java Architect
6 8 (10.67%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
7 7 (9.33%) Software Architect
7 7 (9.33%) Software Developer
8 6 (8.00%) .NET Developer
8 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.00%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.67%) J2EE Architect
9 5 (6.67%) Java/J2EE Architect
9 5 (6.67%) Lead Developer
9 5 (6.67%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.33%) Java Software Architect
11 3 (4.00%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (42.67%) XML
2 30 (40.00%) XSLT
3 29 (38.67%) .NET
4 25 (33.33%) HTML
5 23 (30.67%) Flash
5 23 (30.67%) JSON
6 21 (28.00%) CSS
7 20 (26.67%) J2EE
8 19 (25.33%) Ajax
8 19 (25.33%) Spring
8 19 (25.33%) Spring MVC
9 18 (24.00%) jQuery
10 16 (21.33%) Apache Flex
11 15 (20.00%) AngularJS
11 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 15 (20.00%) BlazeDS
11 15 (20.00%) Hibernate
11 15 (20.00%) RESTful
11 15 (20.00%) Sass
11 15 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) User Experience
2 15 (20.00%) W3C
3 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.33%) iPad
4 4 (5.33%) iPhone
4 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) RIA
6 1 (1.33%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 10 (13.33%) Apple iOS
3 9 (12.00%) Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Android
5 6 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.33%) MVC
2 20 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.67%) Content Management
4 16 (21.33%) OO
5 15 (20.00%) SOA
5 15 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 15 (20.00%) Web Development
6 14 (18.67%) Front End Development
7 12 (16.00%) ArchiMate
7 12 (16.00%) OOA/OOD
7 12 (16.00%) Software Architecture
7 12 (16.00%) UML
8 10 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (13.33%) Scrum
9 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (12.00%) Logical Data Model
9 9 (12.00%) Physical Data Model
9 9 (12.00%) TOGAF
10 8 (10.67%) Integration Testing
11 7 (9.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (44.00%) C#
1 33 (44.00%) Java
2 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.33%) Objective-C
4 18 (24.00%) C++
5 17 (22.67%) ActionScript 2.0
6 16 (21.33%) SQL
7 15 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 9 (12.00%) Ruby
9 8 (10.67%) ActionScript 3.0
10 7 (9.33%) Bash Shell
11 4 (5.33%) Apple Swift
11 4 (5.33%) Python
12 2 (2.67%) PHP
13 1 (1.33%) BrightScript
13 1 (1.33%) C
13 1 (1.33%) Lua
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) ISEB
1 8 (10.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) GxP
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Oracle
2 18 (24.00%) Adobe
3 16 (21.33%) Apple
4 15 (20.00%) Sitecore
5 12 (16.00%) IBM
5 12 (16.00%) Sybase
6 6 (8.00%) Axway
7 3 (4.00%) Google
7 3 (4.00%) SAP
8 2 (2.67%) comScore
8 2 (2.67%) Maxymiser
8 2 (2.67%) Omniture
8 2 (2.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 2 (2.67%) Tableau
8 2 (2.67%) Tealium
9 1 (1.33%) Facebook
9 1 (1.33%) Roku