The first table below looks at the demand for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 28 July 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 England 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 334 367 373
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +6
Contract jobs citing SEO 245 193 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.50% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.56% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 117 112
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £162 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.01% -23.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.20 £25.90 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+80.00% +30.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SEO
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SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in England

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in England

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in England

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in England

SEO
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SEO Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SEO
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 123 £325 +8.33% 57
South East -22 41 £278 +29.06% 39
Yorkshire +18 20 £413 +106.25% 22
East of England -26 18 £260 -13.33% 9
North West -5 14 £275 -1.78% 22
South West -22 14 £300 -29.41% 7
West Midlands -9 13 £278 -15.26% 7
East Midlands -4 1 £105 -70.00% 17
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
SEO
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SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 268 (58.26%) HTML
2 234 (50.87%) CSS
3 191 (41.52%) JavaScript
4 149 (32.39%) jQuery
5 148 (32.17%) Analytics
6 145 (31.52%) Marketing
7 143 (31.09%) CMS
8 133 (28.91%) E-Commerce
8 133 (28.91%) HTML5
9 118 (25.65%) Content Management
10 112 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
11 101 (21.96%) CSS3
12 85 (18.48%) PHP
13 83 (18.04%) Google
14 81 (17.61%) Social Media
15 80 (17.39%) Project Management
15 80 (17.39%) Ajax
16 79 (17.17%) Adobe
17 76 (16.52%) MySQL
18 73 (15.87%) Scrum
19 70 (15.22%) Google Analytics
20 69 (15.00%) XML
20 69 (15.00%) XHTML
21 66 (14.35%) Git (software)
22 60 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
23 59 (12.83%) Web Development
24 58 (12.61%) Responsive Web Design
25 56 (12.17%) SQL Server
25 56 (12.17%) Subversion
26 53 (11.52%) Web Analytics

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 143 (31.09%) CMS
2 46 (10.00%) WordPress
3 24 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.00%) Drupal
4 23 (5.00%) Umbraco
5 19 (4.13%) Confluence
5 19 (4.13%) IIS
6 18 (3.91%) Tomcat
7 17 (3.70%) Adobe CQ
8 8 (1.74%) Magnolia
9 7 (1.52%) Node.js
9 7 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.87%) Joomla!
11 4 (0.87%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.65%) TeamSite
12 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.43%) Apache
13 2 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.22%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 53 (11.52%) Photoshop
2 37 (8.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.83%) MS Office
3 13 (2.83%) MS Excel
4 10 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.30%) Fireworks
7 5 (1.09%) MS Project
7 5 (1.09%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.22%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 70 (15.22%) Google Analytics
2 31 (6.74%) Magento
3 19 (4.13%) WebTrends
4 12 (2.61%) SiteCatalyst
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.43%) Agresso
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.87%) GitHub
3 3 (0.65%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.87%) Internet
2 10 (2.17%) Intranet
3 4 (0.87%) DNS
4 2 (0.43%) SSL
4 2 (0.43%) FTP
4 2 (0.43%) Firewall
4 2 (0.43%) MVNO
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Broadband
5 1 (0.22%) SMS
5 1 (0.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.52%) MySQL
2 56 (12.17%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.87%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (14.35%) Git (software)
2 56 (12.17%) Subversion
3 29 (6.30%) JIRA
4 20 (4.35%) JUnit
4 20 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
4 20 (4.35%) Mercurial
5 19 (4.13%) TeamCity
5 19 (4.13%) Kiln
6 16 (3.48%) Visual Studio
7 12 (2.61%) JSUnit
7 12 (2.61%) PHPUnit
8 11 (2.39%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.09%) Ant
10 4 (0.87%) Mocha
11 3 (0.65%) QUnit
11 3 (0.65%) RSpec
11 3 (0.65%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.65%) JMeter
11 3 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 145 (31.52%) Marketing
2 47 (10.22%) Finance
3 46 (10.00%) Legal
3 46 (10.00%) Retail
4 39 (8.48%) Publishing
5 21 (4.57%) Advertising
6 12 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (2.61%) German Language
7 11 (2.39%) Banking
8 8 (1.74%) Games
9 6 (1.30%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.09%) Automotive
10 5 (1.09%) French Language
11 3 (0.65%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.65%) Arabic Language
11 3 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 206 (44.78%) Developer
2 81 (17.61%) Web Developer
3 68 (14.78%) Front-End Developer
4 40 (8.70%) Designer
5 32 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 21 (4.57%) Analyst
7 19 (4.13%) Content Manager
8 18 (3.91%) Digital Project Manager
9 15 (3.26%) Front-End Web Developer
9 15 (3.26%) Senior Developer
10 12 (2.61%) .NET Developer
10 12 (2.61%) Web Manager
10 12 (2.61%) UI Programmer
10 12 (2.61%) UI Developer
11 11 (2.39%) Content Editor
11 11 (2.39%) Copywriter
11 11 (2.39%) PPC Specialist
11 11 (2.39%) PPC Executive
11 11 (2.39%) PPC Manager
11 11 (2.39%) PPC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (58.26%) HTML
2 234 (50.87%) CSS
3 149 (32.39%) jQuery
4 133 (28.91%) HTML5
5 101 (21.96%) CSS3
6 80 (17.39%) Ajax
7 69 (15.00%) XHTML
7 69 (15.00%) XML
8 45 (9.78%) .NET
9 38 (8.26%) AngularJS
10 36 (7.83%) Sass
11 35 (7.61%) JSP
12 33 (7.17%) ASP.NET
13 32 (6.96%) JSON
14 31 (6.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 26 (5.65%) LESS
16 21 (4.57%) XSLT
17 19 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (3.91%) Spring
18 18 (3.91%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 81 (17.61%) Social Media
2 24 (5.22%) Copywriting
3 23 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.57%) Digital Media
5 16 (3.48%) W3C
6 14 (3.04%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.74%) Open Source
8 8 (1.74%) Blog
9 6 (1.30%) Statistics
10 5 (1.09%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.09%) iPad
11 4 (0.87%) Wiki
11 4 (0.87%) Social Network
11 4 (0.87%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.65%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.65%) Animation
12 3 (0.65%) FMCG
12 3 (0.65%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.61%) Windows
2 28 (6.09%) UNIX
3 19 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (3.04%) Linux
5 10 (2.17%) Android
6 8 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.30%) Solaris
8 3 (0.65%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (32.17%) Analytics
2 133 (28.91%) E-Commerce
3 118 (25.65%) Content Management
4 112 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (17.39%) Project Management
6 73 (15.87%) Scrum
7 60 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
8 59 (12.83%) Web Development
9 58 (12.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 53 (11.52%) Web Analytics
11 51 (11.09%) MVC
12 50 (10.87%) Pay per click
13 44 (9.57%) Unit Testing
14 41 (8.91%) OO
15 37 (8.04%) TDD
15 37 (8.04%) Kanban
16 36 (7.83%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (7.17%) User Acceptance Testing
18 26 (5.65%) B2C
18 26 (5.65%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 191 (41.52%) JavaScript
2 85 (18.48%) PHP
3 49 (10.65%) Java
4 45 (9.78%) C#
4 45 (9.78%) SQL
5 7 (1.52%) Ruby
6 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
6 4 (0.87%) ActionScript
6 4 (0.87%) Python
7 3 (0.65%) C
7 3 (0.65%) Groovy
7 3 (0.65%) ActionScript 3.0
8 2 (0.43%) PHP5
8 2 (0.43%) C++
9 1 (0.22%) PHP4
9 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (9.78%) Degree
2 4 (0.87%) PMP
2 4 (0.87%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.65%) ISEB
4 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) ACCA
4 1 (0.22%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.65%) QA
2 6 (1.30%) SLA
3 4 (0.87%) WCAG
4 2 (0.43%) Section 508
5 1 (0.22%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 83 (18.04%) Google
2 79 (17.17%) Adobe
3 20 (4.35%) hybris
4 19 (4.13%) Venda
5 18 (3.91%) Omniture
6 16 (3.48%) Facebook
6 16 (3.48%) Twitter
7 15 (3.26%) Microsoft
8 10 (2.17%) FatWire
8 10 (2.17%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.74%) Oracle
10 6 (1.30%) Zend
11 5 (1.09%) IBM
11 5 (1.09%) Apple
11 5 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.87%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.87%) Open Text
12 4 (0.87%) Lotus
12 4 (0.87%) SAP
12 4 (0.87%) AccuRev
Reading
Volt
Rate: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 to £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Computer People
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Amnesty International
Rate: £43,812
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
University of Southampton
Rate: From £30,728 to £34,565 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Citybase Apartments (Worldview Limited)
Rate: £30,000 - £40,000
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £neg on experience
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £31 - £42 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Creative Personnel
Rate: £210 - £220 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Loughborough
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
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West Midlands
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