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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 46 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing SEO 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.53% 1.09% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.40% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£264 £285 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% +1.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £330 £260
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £43.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-71.09% +214.54%
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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
279 286 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.81% 77.93% 62.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 175 108
Average daily rate £375 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 28
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.37 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Firebug
3 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (33.33%) WordPress
3 1 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Grunt
3 1 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) DOM
3 1 (33.33%) OO

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 1 (33.33%) WordPress
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Firebug
1 1 (33.33%) Fiddler
1 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Grunt
1 1 (33.33%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) UX Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience Researcher
2 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Graduate
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) DOM
3 1 (33.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe