The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 91 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing SEO 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.62% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £32.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-38.71% -20.98%
SEO
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1067 1299 998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 83.36% 82.01% 78.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 668 579
Median daily rate £389 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
Median hourly rate £42.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.72% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £42.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SEO.

1 4 (80.00%) Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (60.00%) Sass
2 3 (60.00%) LESS
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) CMS
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) JSON
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (60.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (40.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (40.00%) HTML Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Angular Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Copywriter
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Copywriter
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Search Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) jQuery
1 3 (60.00%) JSON
1 3 (60.00%) LESS
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) Sass
1 3 (60.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Analytics
2 3 (60.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (60.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Google