The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 44 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing SEO 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.41% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
- -38.46%
SEO
Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
314 241 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.18% 77.00% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 151 103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

SEO
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) DOM
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
1 1 (100.00%) Web Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Biology
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Rapid Prototyping
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) Data Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) DOM
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Biology
1 1 (100.00%) Life Science
1 1 (100.00%) Social Media
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
1 1 (100.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
1 1 (100.00%) Data Visualisation
1 1 (100.00%) Human Factors
1 1 (100.00%) Product Management
1 1 (100.00%) Rapid Prototyping
1 1 (100.00%) Web Analytics
1 1 (100.00%) Web Design
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript