The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 113 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing SEO 17 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.69% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.94% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Average daily rate
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£345 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £260 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £85.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-77.64% +325.00%
SEO
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2079 2126 1614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.72% 73.51% 69.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1106 1104 655
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 55
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £123.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SEO across the Berkshire region.

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Berkshire region.

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +3 7 £180 -60.00% 1
Slough +1 3 - - 3
Maidenhead +5 2 £345 - 2
Reading -2 1 - - 2
Windsor - 1 £243 - 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
SEO
South East

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SEO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SEO.

1 14 (48.28%) E-Commerce
1 14 (48.28%) Analytics
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) CMS
4 10 (34.48%) JIRA
5 9 (31.03%) HTML
6 8 (27.59%) Web Analytics
6 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (27.59%) User Experience
7 7 (24.14%) Marketing
7 7 (24.14%) Content Management
7 7 (24.14%) Migration
8 6 (20.69%) Scrum
8 6 (20.69%) Extreme Programming
8 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 6 (20.69%) Pair Programming
8 6 (20.69%) Java
8 6 (20.69%) HTTP
8 6 (20.69%) Web 2.0
8 6 (20.69%) Drupal
8 6 (20.69%) User Stories
8 6 (20.69%) BDD
8 6 (20.69%) MongoDB
8 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
8 6 (20.69%) RESTful
8 6 (20.69%) Scala
8 6 (20.69%) Groovy
8 6 (20.69%) Feature Driven Development
9 5 (17.24%) Magento
9 5 (17.24%) SAP

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SEO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SEO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (37.93%) CMS
2 6 (20.69%) Drupal
3 4 (13.79%) WordPress
3 4 (13.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MongoDB
1 6 (20.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (24.14%) Marketing
2 5 (17.24%) Publishing
3 3 (10.34%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Czech Language
4 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
4 1 (3.45%) French Language
4 1 (3.45%) German Language
4 1 (3.45%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.45%) Japanese Language
4 1 (3.45%) Korean Language
4 1 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Analyst
1 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
1 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
1 6 (20.69%) Agile Business Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Content Editor
2 5 (17.24%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Content Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Product Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Campaign Manager
4 1 (3.45%) PPC Manager
4 1 (3.45%) PPC Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) PPC Executive
4 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) PPC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) HTML
2 6 (20.69%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) User Experience
2 6 (20.69%) Web 2.0
3 4 (13.79%) Open Source
4 2 (6.90%) Social Media
4 2 (6.90%) Copywriting
5 1 (3.45%) FMCG
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (3.45%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) E-Commerce
1 14 (48.28%) Analytics
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (27.59%) Web Analytics
4 7 (24.14%) Content Management
4 7 (24.14%) Migration
5 6 (20.69%) Feature Driven Development
5 6 (20.69%) User Stories
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
5 6 (20.69%) Scrum
5 6 (20.69%) Extreme Programming
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
5 6 (20.69%) Pair Programming
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Kanban
7 3 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (10.34%) Pay per click
8 2 (6.90%) Digital Content Management
9 1 (3.45%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
1 6 (20.69%) Groovy
1 6 (20.69%) Scala
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Adobe
1 5 (17.24%) SAP
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Facebook
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter