Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Flash skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Flash over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 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 Flash
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 732 673
Rank change year-on-year -82 -59 -35
Contract jobs citing Flash 52 119 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.40% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 72 132
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +12.90%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £250
90th Percentile £473 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £334
% change year-on-year - +12.36% +21.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £12.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.39% -63.97% -5.56%
10th Percentile £14.74 £9.73 £29.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £15.50 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £12.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +189.80% -69.38% -11.11%

Flash is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 31,886 30,061 31,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.58% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,717 20,840 21,621
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 338 531
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.68 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.17 £56.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +8.97% +0.65% +10.71%

Flash
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Flash in the UK

Flash
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Flash in the UK

Flash
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Flash over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Flash in the UK

Flash
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Flash in the UK

Flash
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Flash over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Flash in the UK

Flash
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Flash within the UK over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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 -79 48 £400 +1.27% 45
UK excluding London -21 28 £375 - 34
London -61 24 £400 +1.27% 15
North of England +30 9 £400 +196.30% 10
Midlands +19 8 £344 - 1
West Midlands +19 8 £344 - 1
North West +17 5 £375 +177.78% 4
South East -14 5 £290 +93.33% 9
Scotland -15 4 - -
North East +61 3 £460 - 3
East of England -24 2 - - 5
Yorkshire -5 1 £450 +24.14% 3

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Flash also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Flash.

1 22 (42.31%) HTML
2 19 (36.54%) Java
3 17 (32.69%) Web Services
4 14 (26.92%) Photoshop
4 14 (26.92%) Adobe
5 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (23.08%) XML
7 11 (21.15%) CSS
7 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
7 11 (21.15%) Project Management
7 11 (21.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (21.15%) User Experience
8 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (19.23%) CMS
9 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Scrum
10 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.38%) PlayStation
10 8 (15.38%) Android
11 7 (13.46%) System Testing
11 7 (13.46%) JIRA
11 7 (13.46%) Selenium
11 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
11 7 (13.46%) Finance
11 7 (13.46%) Internet
11 7 (13.46%) IBM
11 7 (13.46%) J2EE
12 6 (11.54%) Oracle
12 6 (11.54%) C#
12 6 (11.54%) ActionScript

Flash
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 10 (19.23%) CMS
2 3 (5.77%) Drupal
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.85%) Moodle
4 1 (1.92%) Confluence
4 1 (1.92%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (26.92%) Photoshop
2 11 (21.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (9.62%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (5.77%) InVision
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.85%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (3.85%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (3.85%) Fireworks
5 2 (3.85%) Mingle
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle CRM On Demand
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI-GL
2 1 (1.92%) Summit
2 1 (1.92%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (5.77%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Internet
2 5 (9.62%) RTSP
3 4 (7.69%) SMS
4 3 (5.77%) SAN
5 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.92%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (3.85%) IBM PureData
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) JIRA
1 7 (13.46%) Selenium
2 6 (11.54%) Appium
2 6 (11.54%) Applitools
2 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.54%) TestDirector
2 6 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (3.85%) TestNG
5 1 (1.92%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.92%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.92%) Protractor
5 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Marketing
3 4 (7.69%) Games
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 3 (5.77%) Electronics
5 2 (3.85%) Advertising
5 2 (3.85%) Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.92%) Law
6 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Designer
4 5 (9.62%) Android Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) e-Learning Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Flash Developer
6 3 (5.77%) UI Developer
6 3 (5.77%) UX Designer
6 3 (5.77%) UX Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Backup Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Data Scientist
7 2 (3.85%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) UI/UX Developer
7 2 (3.85%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) HTML
2 17 (32.69%) Web Services
3 12 (23.08%) XML
4 11 (21.15%) CSS
5 7 (13.46%) J2EE
6 6 (11.54%) JSON
7 5 (9.62%) Android SDK
8 4 (7.69%) .NET
9 3 (5.77%) RESTful
9 3 (5.77%) WPF
10 2 (3.85%) HTML5
10 2 (3.85%) RAML
10 2 (3.85%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 1 (1.92%) Apache Flex
11 1 (1.92%) HTML5 Canvas
11 1 (1.92%) LDAP
11 1 (1.92%) Node.js
11 1 (1.92%) OpenGL
11 1 (1.92%) Sass
11 1 (1.92%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) User Experience
2 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (15.38%) PlayStation
3 3 (5.77%) e-Learning
3 3 (5.77%) Graphic Design
3 3 (5.77%) Social Media
4 2 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.85%) SCORM
4 2 (3.85%) STB
4 2 (3.85%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) Derivative
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.92%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.92%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Solaris
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) AIX
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) E-Commerce
1 11 (21.15%) Project Management
2 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.31%) Regression Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Scrum
5 7 (13.46%) System Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
6 6 (11.54%) Agile Project Management
6 6 (11.54%) Analytics
6 6 (11.54%) Android Development
6 6 (11.54%) Content Management
6 6 (11.54%) Defect Management
6 6 (11.54%) Functional Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
6 6 (11.54%) Wireframes
7 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Migration
8 4 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (7.69%) Visualisation
8 4 (7.69%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Java
2 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (11.54%) ActionScript
3 6 (11.54%) C#
3 6 (11.54%) Python
4 4 (7.69%) PHP
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) XAML
6 2 (3.85%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.92%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.77%) PMP
3 2 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.92%) RHCE
4 1 (1.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.92%) COREP
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.92%) MISRA
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) PowerHA
1 1 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.92%) Nagios
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Adobe
2 7 (13.46%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.77%) EMC
5 3 (5.77%) Google
5 3 (5.77%) Netezza
5 3 (5.77%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.85%) Apple
6 2 (3.85%) Brocade
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) Infragistics
6 2 (3.85%) Sony
6 2 (3.85%) Sun
6 2 (3.85%) Tableau
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas
7 1 (1.92%) Dell
7 1 (1.92%) HP
7 1 (1.92%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow