The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SEO 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.71% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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of your Daily Rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.39% +3.66%
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%
SEO
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
105 130 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 74.47% 75.58% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 42 38
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £33.28 £39.29 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.81 £30.28 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Chester

SEO
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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%) Web Development
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) LESS
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
2 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Pay per click

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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%) Adobe Illustrator
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Creative Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Front-End Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) PhoneGap
2 1 (33.33%) Sass
2 1 (33.33%) LESS
2 1 (33.33%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Social Media
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree