The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 182 196 183
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing SEO 24 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.40% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +80.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.26% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +96.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4408 5266 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.03% 77.10% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3466 3885 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 57 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the City of London region.

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 22 (51.16%) HTML
2 19 (44.19%) CSS
3 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
4 13 (30.23%) Marketing
4 13 (30.23%) User Experience
5 11 (25.58%) jQuery
5 11 (25.58%) Social Media
5 11 (25.58%) Web Development
5 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (23.26%) XML
6 10 (23.26%) Project Management
6 10 (23.26%) Analytics
7 9 (20.93%) HTML5
7 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
7 9 (20.93%) Java
7 9 (20.93%) Subversion
7 9 (20.93%) Content Management
8 8 (18.60%) CMS
9 7 (16.28%) Spring
9 7 (16.28%) Ajax
9 7 (16.28%) CSS3
9 7 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (13.95%) RESTful
10 6 (13.95%) Sass
10 6 (13.95%) Legal
10 6 (13.95%) .NET
11 5 (11.63%) SQL
11 5 (11.63%) Photoshop
11 5 (11.63%) JSP
11 5 (11.63%) XSL

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.60%) CMS
2 4 (9.30%) Adobe CQ
3 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.65%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.65%) Node.js
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) Apache
5 1 (2.33%) Drupal
5 1 (2.33%) Confluence
5 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.33%) WordPress
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Photoshop
2 3 (6.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.65%) MS Project
3 2 (4.65%) MS Office
4 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Jackrabbit
1 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.65%) Redis
1 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Git (software)
1 9 (20.93%) Subversion
2 4 (9.30%) JUnit
3 3 (6.98%) Maven
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
3 3 (6.98%) Mockito
3 3 (6.98%) Jasmine
3 3 (6.98%) Grunt
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Mocha
5 1 (2.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (30.23%) Marketing
2 6 (13.95%) Legal
3 4 (9.30%) Publishing
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Advertising
5 2 (4.65%) Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Retail
6 1 (2.33%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Arabic Language
6 1 (2.33%) Dutch Language
6 1 (2.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Developer
2 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.63%) UI Developer
3 5 (11.63%) UI Programmer
4 4 (9.30%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Website Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Marketing Executive
6 2 (4.65%) Designer
6 2 (4.65%) UX Designer
6 2 (4.65%) Content Manager
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Web Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) HTML
2 19 (44.19%) CSS
3 11 (25.58%) jQuery
4 10 (23.26%) XML
5 9 (20.93%) HTML5
6 7 (16.28%) Spring
6 7 (16.28%) Ajax
6 7 (16.28%) CSS3
7 6 (13.95%) RESTful
7 6 (13.95%) Sass
7 6 (13.95%) .NET
8 5 (11.63%) JSP
8 5 (11.63%) XSL
8 5 (11.63%) JSON
9 4 (9.30%) XHTML
9 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
9 4 (9.30%) J2EE
10 3 (6.98%) Web Services
10 3 (6.98%) XSD
10 3 (6.98%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.23%) User Experience
2 11 (25.58%) Social Media
3 3 (6.98%) W3C
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) iPad
4 2 (4.65%) Blog
5 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.33%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Copywriting
5 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.33%) Graphic Design
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.33%) Open Source
5 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Web Development
1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Project Management
2 10 (23.26%) Analytics
3 9 (20.93%) Content Management
4 7 (16.28%) Responsive Web Design
5 5 (11.63%) OO
5 5 (11.63%) MVC
5 5 (11.63%) Pay per click
5 5 (11.63%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (9.30%) TDD
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.98%) CRM
7 3 (6.98%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
7 3 (6.98%) Social Media Marketing
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.93%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Google
2 3 (6.98%) Adobe
3 2 (4.65%) RedDot
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) Omniture
4 1 (2.33%) hybris
4 1 (2.33%) Twitter
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) Marketo
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago