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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 29 22
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.74% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £38.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-38.22% +78.30%
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
137 136 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 79.65% 93.79% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 82 43
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 15
Median hourly rate - £33.00 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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