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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 63 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing SEO 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +108.33%
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
582 693 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.86% 75.99% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 335 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.40 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014. 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 - 1 £275 - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Pay per click
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Magento
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
3 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (33.33%) EPoS
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (33.33%) OO

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior PHP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Creative Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Front-End Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) PHP Magento Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Magento Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) XHTML
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) CSS3
3 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (33.33%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Pay per click
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 1 (33.33%) User Stories
1 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree