The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 75 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing SEO 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.18% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£510 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.45% -11.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £260 £311
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -16.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.34 £27.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+39.40% +55.45%
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
903 602 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.54% 74.23% 74.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 321 295
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 35
Average hourly rate £17.42 £31.53 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.76% -0.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -4 1 - - 3
Warrington - 1 £510 -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) ActionScript
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Flash
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) RSS
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe
2 1 (33.33%) Fireworks
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Pay per click
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) Fireworks
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) PPC Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) PPC Manager
1 1 (33.33%) PPC Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) PPC Executive
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Flash
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) RSS
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Copywriting
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (33.33%) Pay per click
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
1 1 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
1 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Google