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 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 48 39 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing SEO 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.41% 0.81% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.09% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £313 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.05%
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%
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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
313 274 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 64.67% 74.25% 63.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 121 125
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 76
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +3.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.44 £30.00 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £60.00 £45.00
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 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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 5 (83.33%) Retail
3 4 (66.67%) Subversion
3 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) XHTML
4 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (50.00%) Internet
4 3 (50.00%) Firebug
4 3 (50.00%) Fiddler
4 3 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
4 3 (50.00%) SaaS
4 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
5 2 (33.33%) Graphic Design
5 2 (33.33%) Web Design
5 2 (33.33%) W3C
5 2 (33.33%) Content Management
5 2 (33.33%) Marketing
5 2 (33.33%) HTML5
5 2 (33.33%) REST
5 2 (33.33%) CSS3
5 2 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (33.33%) Sitecore
5 2 (33.33%) Advertising

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
1 2 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 3 (50.00%) Firebug
2 3 (50.00%) Fiddler
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 2 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
2 2 (33.33%) Digital Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Development
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (50.00%) XHTML
4 2 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
4 2 (33.33%) DOM
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
5 1 (16.67%) LESS
5 1 (16.67%) XSLT
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) W3C
2 2 (33.33%) Graphic Design
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Sitecore
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
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