The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 60 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing SEO 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.54% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£280 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.88% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -1.72%
SEO
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
495 446 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.27% 66.87% 66.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 295 245
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.71% +743.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £112.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 3 (37.50%) MySQL
3 3 (37.50%) WordPress
4 2 (25.00%) Joomla!
4 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Magento
4 2 (25.00%) Online Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) XHTML
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe
4 2 (25.00%) WebTrends
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 1 (12.50%) Social Media
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) WURFL
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (12.50%) CMS
5 1 (12.50%) Stellent
5 1 (12.50%) Games

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (37.50%) WordPress
2 2 (25.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) WebTrends
1 2 (25.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (25.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior PHP Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SEO Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Marketing Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) CSS3
3 2 (25.00%) XHTML
3 2 (25.00%) Ajax
4 1 (12.50%) JSON
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) XSLT
4 1 (12.50%) Flash
4 1 (12.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 1 (12.50%) W3C
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) Social Media
1 1 (12.50%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) Online Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Web Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Customer Segmentation
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (12.50%) Document Management
2 1 (12.50%) Web Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) Internet Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience Design
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (12.50%) PHP5
4 1 (12.50%) PHP4
4 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Stellent
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) AccuRev
2 1 (12.50%) Facebook
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle