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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £48.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-61.02% +143.75%
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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
129 179 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.63% 87.32% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 60 30
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £222 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.07 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.60 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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