The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 180 177 204
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs citing SEO 30 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.43% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 10
Average daily rate £345 £325 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -13.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £171 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £595 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £264 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.22% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.40 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+385.18% -18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SEO
London

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 April 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 April 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 33 (55.00%) HTML
2 32 (53.33%) JavaScript
3 31 (51.67%) CSS
4 30 (50.00%) jQuery
5 25 (41.67%) Marketing
6 24 (40.00%) HTML5
6 24 (40.00%) Analytics
7 22 (36.67%) CSS3
8 17 (28.33%) Content Management
9 16 (26.67%) Ajax
10 15 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
11 14 (23.33%) CMS
11 14 (23.33%) W3C
12 13 (21.67%) E-Commerce
12 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (20.00%) Web Development
14 11 (18.33%) .NET
14 11 (18.33%) PHP
15 10 (16.67%) SQL
15 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 10 (16.67%) OO
15 10 (16.67%) XHTML
15 10 (16.67%) Pay per click
16 9 (15.00%) Subversion
16 9 (15.00%) C#
17 8 (13.33%) Finance
17 8 (13.33%) Web Analytics
17 8 (13.33%) QA
17 8 (13.33%) Dojo
18 7 (11.67%) YUI

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (23.33%) CMS
2 7 (11.67%) IIS
3 6 (10.00%) Umbraco
4 5 (8.33%) WordPress
5 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.00%) Apache
5 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.00%) Node.js
6 1 (1.67%) Immediacy CMS
6 1 (1.67%) Drupal
6 1 (1.67%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.67%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
1 4 (6.67%) MS Project
1 4 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 4 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Google Analytics
2 4 (6.67%) Magento
3 2 (3.33%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (1.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.67%) KDB
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Subversion
2 4 (6.67%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
General
1 25 (41.67%) Marketing
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 6 (10.00%) Retail
4 4 (6.67%) Legal
4 4 (6.67%) Advertising
5 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (60.00%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 12 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) UI Programmer
6 4 (6.67%) UI Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Report Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Content Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Information Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Web Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (55.00%) HTML
2 31 (51.67%) CSS
3 30 (50.00%) jQuery
4 24 (40.00%) HTML5
5 22 (36.67%) CSS3
6 16 (26.67%) Ajax
7 11 (18.33%) .NET
8 10 (16.67%) XHTML
9 8 (13.33%) Dojo
10 7 (11.67%) YUI
10 7 (11.67%) XML
10 7 (11.67%) DOM
10 7 (11.67%) Sass
11 6 (10.00%) Zepto.js
11 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
11 6 (10.00%) JSON
12 5 (8.33%) JSP
12 5 (8.33%) Web Services
12 5 (8.33%) Semantic HTML
13 4 (6.67%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) W3C
2 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.33%) Social Media
4 4 (6.67%) Digital Media
5 3 (5.00%) Taxonomies
5 3 (5.00%) New Media
6 1 (1.67%) Wiki
6 1 (1.67%) Copywriting
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Analytics
2 17 (28.33%) Content Management
3 15 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 13 (21.67%) E-Commerce
4 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.00%) Web Development
6 10 (16.67%) OO
6 10 (16.67%) Pay per click
7 8 (13.33%) Web Analytics
8 6 (10.00%) User Stories
8 6 (10.00%) Information Architecture
8 6 (10.00%) Memory Management
8 6 (10.00%) Progressive Enhancement
9 5 (8.33%) Scrum
9 5 (8.33%) MVC
9 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
10 4 (6.67%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 32 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (18.33%) PHP
3 10 (16.67%) SQL
4 9 (15.00%) C#
5 6 (10.00%) Java
6 4 (6.67%) C++
7 3 (5.00%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.67%) Ruby
8 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ACCA
2 2 (3.33%) CIMA
3 1 (1.67%) PMP
3 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.33%) QA
2 6 (10.00%) Section 508
3 1 (1.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Google
1 7 (11.67%) Adobe
2 6 (10.00%) Yahoo!
3 4 (6.67%) Twitter
3 4 (6.67%) EPiServer
4 3 (5.00%) Informatica
5 2 (3.33%) Facebook
5 2 (3.33%) Apple
5 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.33%) ATG
5 2 (3.33%) DoubleClick
6 1 (1.67%) Omniture
6 1 (1.67%) Interwoven
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.67%) hybris
6 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.67%) Eloqua
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