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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 148 194 175
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -19
Contract jobs citing SEO 18 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.37% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.46% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 15
Median daily rate £375 £206 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £172 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £32.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-38.71% -20.98%
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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
2912 4771 4673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.62% 80.60% 80.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 3788 3470
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £323 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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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

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 9 (39.13%) Finance
1 9 (39.13%) Analytics
2 7 (30.43%) User Experience
2 7 (30.43%) Google Analytics
3 6 (26.09%) Google
3 6 (26.09%) CMS
3 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) Publishing
4 5 (21.74%) Content Management
4 5 (21.74%) Copywriting
4 5 (21.74%) Wireframes
4 5 (21.74%) Social Media
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Internet
5 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
5 4 (17.39%) Photoshop
5 4 (17.39%) CSS
6 3 (13.04%) Retail
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Web Analytics
6 3 (13.04%) jQuery
6 3 (13.04%) Marketing
6 3 (13.04%) Web Development
6 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills

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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 (26.09%) CMS
2 2 (8.70%) Umbraco
2 2 (8.70%) WordPress
3 1 (4.35%) Kentico
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Photoshop
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (8.70%) GIMP
2 2 (8.70%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Grunt
2 2 (8.70%) gulp
3 1 (4.35%) Bower
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Publishing
4 3 (13.04%) Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) Designer
1 3 (13.04%) Developer
1 3 (13.04%) Digital Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) SEO Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Subject Matter Expert
2 2 (8.70%) UI Designer
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Communications Officer
3 1 (4.35%) Content Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Content Editor
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Editor
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (4.35%) Head of E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Search Manager
3 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
3 1 (4.35%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) Ajax
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) CSS3
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) JSON
4 2 (8.70%) Sass
4 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.35%) LESS
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) User Experience
2 5 (21.74%) Copywriting
2 5 (21.74%) Social Media
3 4 (17.39%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
5 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.35%) Animation
6 1 (4.35%) Blog
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
6 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
6 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Analytics
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Content Management
3 5 (21.74%) Wireframes
4 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Digital Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 3 (13.04%) Tag Management
5 3 (13.04%) Web Analytics
5 3 (13.04%) Web Development
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Marketing Strategy
7 1 (4.35%) Project Governance
7 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.70%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe
2 2 (8.70%) Tableau
3 1 (4.35%) Crazy Egg
3 1 (4.35%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.35%) Optimizely
3 1 (4.35%) Sage
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
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