The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 68 - 67
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SEO 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% - 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.35% -17.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -69.56%
SEO
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
705 705 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.02% 78.68% 80.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 521 497
Average daily rate £375 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

SEO
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
1 2 (100.00%) CMS
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) Online Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) ActionScript
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Flash
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (100.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (100.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Content Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (50.00%) Web Content Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Web Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Website Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Flash
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Online Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Google