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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 158 149 187
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +38
Contract jobs citing SEO 9 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.41% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 15
Median daily rate £369 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-36.36% +12.82%
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London

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
2769 2898 4643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.99% 84.07% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2193 2324 3635
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £308 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.70 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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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 8 December 2016.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SEO.

1 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) CSS
3 7 (25.93%) Web Development
3 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 7 (25.93%) Analytics
4 6 (22.22%) User Experience
4 6 (22.22%) CMS
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (18.52%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) Retail
5 5 (18.52%) Subversion
5 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) Copywriting
6 4 (14.81%) Marketing
6 4 (14.81%) jQuery
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.81%) RESTful
6 4 (14.81%) PHP
6 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.81%) Adobe
6 4 (14.81%) Web Analytics
6 4 (14.81%) Sass
6 4 (14.81%) Grunt
6 4 (14.81%) Front End Development
7 3 (11.11%) Ajax
7 3 (11.11%) Wireframes
7 3 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (11.11%) LESS
7 3 (11.11%) Mockito

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) CMS
2 3 (11.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (11.11%) WordPress
3 2 (7.41%) Drupal
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (18.52%) Subversion
3 4 (14.81%) Grunt
4 3 (11.11%) gulp
4 3 (11.11%) JUnit
4 3 (11.11%) Maven
4 3 (11.11%) Mockito
5 2 (7.41%) Bower
5 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
5 2 (7.41%) webpack
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA
6 1 (3.70%) JMeter
6 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium
6 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (18.52%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Marketing
3 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Copywriter
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) SEO Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Subject Matter Expert
3 2 (7.41%) UI Designer
3 2 (7.41%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Angular Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) CSS
3 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 4 (14.81%) RESTful
3 4 (14.81%) Sass
4 3 (11.11%) Ajax
4 3 (11.11%) Apache Felix
4 3 (11.11%) Apache Sling
4 3 (11.11%) CSS3
4 3 (11.11%) HTML5
4 3 (11.11%) J2EE
4 3 (11.11%) Java SE
4 3 (11.11%) JSP
4 3 (11.11%) LESS
4 3 (11.11%) Servlets
4 3 (11.11%) Spring
5 2 (7.41%) JSON
5 2 (7.41%) Node.js
5 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (7.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) User Experience
2 5 (18.52%) Copywriting
3 3 (11.11%) Blog
3 3 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Social Media
4 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (3.70%) Psychology
5 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.70%) Statistics
5 1 (3.70%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Analytics
2 7 (25.93%) Web Development
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) Front End Development
4 4 (14.81%) Web Analytics
5 3 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 3 (11.11%) Content Management
5 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Wireframes
6 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) Pay per click
6 2 (7.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) PHP
3 3 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) Python
5 1 (3.70%) ES6
5 1 (3.70%) Go
5 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Adobe
2 3 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Sage
4 1 (3.70%) Akamai
4 1 (3.70%) Demandware
4 1 (3.70%) hybris
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Omniture
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