Period
to 22 September 2017

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 22 September 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 Flash
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 748 746 625
Rank change year-on-year -2 -121 -125
Contract jobs citing Flash 104 155 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.49% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 93 156
UK median daily rate £381 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +19.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £206 £196 £150
90th Percentile £538 £650 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £303 £300
% change year-on-year +15.70% +0.83% +18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 26 12
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -43.64% +19.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% -52.83% +20.45%

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 31672 31766 31843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.10% 29.55% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22013 22197 21577
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 382 516
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +7.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.28 £14.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +14.50%

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 22 September 2017.

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 22 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Flash in the UK

Flash
Top 14 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 22 September 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 -20 92 £381 -2.87% 10
UK excluding London +55 58 £350 +15.70% 7
London -54 43 £383 -10.00% 4
South East +10 19 £488 +62.50%
East of England +2 13 £295 -
North of England +81 10 £493 +48.12% 3
Scotland +24 8 - -
North West +32 6 £525 +108.96%
Midlands +24 5 £240 -43.53% 3
West Midlands +36 4 £245 -42.35%
North East - 4 £460 - 1
South West +12 2 £506 +68.75%
East Midlands -7 1 £200 - 3
Wales - 1 £338 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Flash 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 Flash.

1 55 (52.88%) HTML
2 42 (40.38%) CSS
3 33 (31.73%) Photoshop
4 29 (27.88%) Adobe
4 29 (27.88%) Marketing
5 28 (26.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 28 (26.92%) Java
5 28 (26.92%) User Experience
6 25 (24.04%) JavaScript
7 22 (21.15%) Dreamweaver
7 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (20.19%) E-Commerce
9 19 (18.27%) Web Services
9 19 (18.27%) Degree
9 19 (18.27%) HTML5
10 18 (17.31%) Project Management
11 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (14.42%) OO
12 15 (14.42%) PHP
12 15 (14.42%) Web Development
13 14 (13.46%) Ajax
13 14 (13.46%) J2EE
13 14 (13.46%) XML
13 14 (13.46%) Wireframes
14 13 (12.50%) Windows
14 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
14 13 (12.50%) Finance
15 12 (11.54%) ActionScript
15 12 (11.54%) CMS
16 11 (10.58%) Scrum

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 12 (11.54%) CMS
2 7 (6.73%) IIS
3 6 (5.77%) WordPress
4 5 (4.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (2.88%) Confluence
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.96%) Apache
7 1 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.96%) Drupal
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (31.73%) Photoshop
2 28 (26.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (7.69%) Adobe After Effects
4 6 (5.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (5.77%) ImageReady
4 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (4.81%) Fireworks
5 5 (4.81%) Quicktime
6 4 (3.85%) MS Visio
7 3 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.92%) InDesign
8 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.96%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.96%) Edge Animate
9 1 (0.96%) Mingle
9 1 (0.96%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.96%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (3.85%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (0.96%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) RTSP
2 9 (8.65%) Internet
3 5 (4.81%) HTTP
3 5 (4.81%) Multicast
3 5 (4.81%) SAN
4 3 (2.88%) Firewall
4 3 (2.88%) NAS
5 2 (1.92%) Intranet
5 2 (1.92%) Network Security
5 2 (1.92%) SMS
5 2 (1.92%) VoIP
6 1 (0.96%) ADSL
6 1 (0.96%) Broadband
6 1 (0.96%) DHCP
6 1 (0.96%) DNS
6 1 (0.96%) LAN
6 1 (0.96%) LDAP
6 1 (0.96%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.96%) WAN
6 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.92%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.92%) IBM PureData
2 2 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (0.96%) DB2
3 1 (0.96%) DbVisualizer
3 1 (0.96%) Essbase
3 1 (0.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.96%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (21.15%) Dreamweaver
2 8 (7.69%) JIRA
3 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Blend
4 5 (4.81%) Selenium
4 5 (4.81%) TestDirector
5 3 (2.88%) Axure RP
5 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.96%) Appium
6 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.96%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.96%) TestNG
6 1 (0.96%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (27.88%) Marketing
2 13 (12.50%) Finance
3 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.77%) Games
5 4 (3.85%) Banking
6 3 (2.88%) Back Office
7 2 (1.92%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.92%) French Language
7 2 (1.92%) German Language
7 2 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.96%) Advertising
8 1 (0.96%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (27.88%) Developer
2 24 (23.08%) Designer
3 9 (8.65%) Analyst
3 9 (8.65%) Architect
4 8 (7.69%) Domain Architect
4 8 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (6.73%) Flash Developer
5 7 (6.73%) UX Designer
6 6 (5.77%) Android Developer
6 6 (5.77%) Graphic Designer
6 6 (5.77%) Web Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Digital Designer
7 5 (4.81%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) WPF Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Campaign Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Email Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Systems Test Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (52.88%) HTML
2 42 (40.38%) CSS
3 19 (18.27%) HTML5
3 19 (18.27%) Web Services
4 14 (13.46%) Ajax
4 14 (13.46%) J2EE
4 14 (13.46%) XML
5 8 (7.69%) .NET
5 8 (7.69%) EJB
5 8 (7.69%) JNDI
5 8 (7.69%) JSTL
5 8 (7.69%) Struts
6 7 (6.73%) CSS3
6 7 (6.73%) WPF
7 6 (5.77%) Android SDK
7 6 (5.77%) JSON
8 5 (4.81%) jQuery
8 5 (4.81%) XHTML
9 4 (3.85%) Apache Flex
9 4 (3.85%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.92%) User Experience
2 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.69%) Web 2.0
4 6 (5.77%) PlayStation
5 5 (4.81%) IPTV
5 5 (4.81%) MPEG
5 5 (4.81%) Streaming Video
6 4 (3.85%) Interactive TV
6 4 (3.85%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (2.88%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.88%) Graphic Design
7 3 (2.88%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.92%) Animation
8 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.92%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.92%) iPad
8 2 (1.92%) iPhone
8 2 (1.92%) Photography
8 2 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.50%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) Android
3 4 (3.85%) Unix
3 4 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.88%) Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.96%) AIX
6 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.96%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (0.96%) Solaris
6 1 (0.96%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.19%) E-Commerce
3 18 (17.31%) Project Management
4 15 (14.42%) OO
4 15 (14.42%) Web Development
5 14 (13.46%) Wireframes
6 11 (10.58%) Scrum
7 9 (8.65%) Migration
7 9 (8.65%) MVVM
8 8 (7.69%) B2B
8 8 (7.69%) B2C
8 8 (7.69%) Microservices
8 8 (7.69%) Prototyping
8 8 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (6.73%) Content Management
9 7 (6.73%) Front End Development
9 7 (6.73%) OOD
9 7 (6.73%) OOP
9 7 (6.73%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (6.73%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.92%) Java
2 25 (24.04%) JavaScript
3 15 (14.42%) PHP
4 12 (11.54%) ActionScript
5 10 (9.62%) SQL
6 8 (7.69%) C#
7 7 (6.73%) C++
7 7 (6.73%) XAML
8 5 (4.81%) Ruby
9 2 (1.92%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (1.92%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.92%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.92%) VBScript
10 1 (0.96%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (18.27%) Degree
2 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.92%) ACCA
4 2 (1.92%) CIMA
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.96%) RHCE
5 1 (0.96%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.62%) SLA
2 8 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) vSphere
4 2 (1.92%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.96%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.88%) BladeLogic
2 3 (2.88%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.88%) vRealize
3 1 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.96%) Nagios
3 1 (0.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 29 (27.88%) Adobe
2 13 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.65%) Demandware
4 8 (7.69%) ATG
4 8 (7.69%) HP
4 8 (7.69%) Intershop
5 7 (6.73%) IBM
5 7 (6.73%) Xerox
6 6 (5.77%) VMware
7 4 (3.85%) EMC
7 4 (3.85%) NetApp
7 4 (3.85%) Oracle
8 3 (2.88%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.88%) BMC
8 3 (2.88%) Cisco
8 3 (2.88%) Netezza
9 2 (1.92%) Infragistics
9 2 (1.92%) McAfee
9 2 (1.92%) Meridio
9 2 (1.92%) Roku