The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 54 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SEO 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.47% - 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-36.36% +12.82%
SEO
North 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 Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
533 805 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.81% 80.34% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 560 324
Median daily rate £425 £440 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.66 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.22% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 2 £400 - 2
Warrington - 1 £300 - 1
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SEO.

1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) CMS
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) Adobe
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) DOM
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) PowerMock
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) SonarQube

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) Informix
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Introscope
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Mockito
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media Executive
2 1 (16.67%) Web Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Website Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Website Manager
2 1 (16.67%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) DOM
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (33.33%) XHTML
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) JDBC
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) PowerMock
4 1 (16.67%) SAML
4 1 (16.67%) Servlets
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
1 2 (33.33%) Web 2.0
2 1 (16.67%) Copywriting
2 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (16.67%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Content Management
2 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Lua
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Compuware
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Perforce
2 1 (16.67%) Twitter