The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 35 35
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.41% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.48% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £267 £330
% change year-on-year
+31.08% -19.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £12.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -71.09%
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
157 210 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 78.89% 87.14% 87.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 141 60
Median daily rate £413 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £320 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.78 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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