The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 408 359 340
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -19
Contract jobs citing SEO 167 212 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.45% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.59% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 130 118
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.35% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £26.40 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £29.60 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £85.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-77.64% +325.00%
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UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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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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 -20 99 £335 +8.06% 56
South East -24 36 £331 -11.66% 29
East of England +7 14 £250 -37.50% 4
West Midlands -7 8 £450 +38.46% 8
South West -8 4 £325 +56.62% 10
East Midlands -13 3 £200 - 6
North West -22 3 £350 +27.27% 25
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 12
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UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 155 (44.16%) HTML
2 133 (37.89%) Analytics
3 129 (36.75%) CSS
4 127 (36.18%) Marketing
5 120 (34.19%) JavaScript
6 109 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (25.64%) CMS
8 89 (25.36%) E-Commerce
9 87 (24.79%) Content Management
10 85 (24.22%) jQuery
11 83 (23.65%) User Experience
12 74 (21.08%) HTML5
13 62 (17.66%) Java
14 52 (14.81%) Adobe
15 51 (14.53%) Google
15 51 (14.53%) Digital Marketing
16 50 (14.25%) Project Management
17 49 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
18 46 (13.11%) Web Analytics
18 46 (13.11%) Degree
19 45 (12.82%) CSS3
19 45 (12.82%) Social Media
20 44 (12.54%) MVC
21 42 (11.97%) Git (software)
22 41 (11.68%) Pay per click
23 40 (11.40%) Subversion
23 40 (11.40%) Spring
23 40 (11.40%) XML
24 38 (10.83%) JSP
25 37 (10.54%) Photoshop

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 90 (25.64%) CMS
2 23 (6.55%) Adobe CQ
3 20 (5.70%) Drupal
4 19 (5.41%) WordPress
5 17 (4.84%) Confluence
6 16 (4.56%) Umbraco
6 16 (4.56%) Tomcat
7 11 (3.13%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.28%) Apache
9 7 (1.99%) TeamSite
10 6 (1.71%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.42%) IIS
11 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.14%) Node.js
13 3 (0.85%) Jadu
13 3 (0.85%) Kentico
13 3 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (10.54%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.56%) MS Office
5 6 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.57%) MS Project
8 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.28%) SPSS
8 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 25 (7.12%) Google Analytics
2 13 (3.70%) SiteCatalyst
3 8 (2.28%) WebTrends
4 7 (1.99%) Magento
5 3 (0.85%) Radian6
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.42%) SaaS
2 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.55%) Internet
2 20 (5.70%) HTTP
3 9 (2.56%) Intranet
4 3 (0.85%) Extranet
5 2 (0.57%) SAN
5 2 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.55%) MySQL
2 14 (3.99%) Jackrabbit
3 9 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.99%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.57%) Redis
7 2 (0.57%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 42 (11.97%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.40%) Subversion
3 36 (10.26%) JUnit
4 29 (8.26%) JIRA
5 20 (5.70%) Maven
6 16 (4.56%) Jasmine
6 16 (4.56%) Selenium
7 15 (4.27%) Mockito
8 9 (2.56%) Ant
9 8 (2.28%) Mocha
10 7 (1.99%) Dreamweaver
10 7 (1.99%) Grunt
11 6 (1.71%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.42%) QUnit
13 3 (0.85%) Xdebug
13 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.57%) RSpec
14 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.57%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 127 (36.18%) Marketing
2 35 (9.97%) Publishing
3 33 (9.40%) Retail
4 23 (6.55%) Legal
5 20 (5.70%) Finance
6 14 (3.99%) Advertising
7 13 (3.70%) Arabic Language
8 5 (1.42%) Banking
9 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.14%) Automotive
10 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.57%) Law
11 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.57%) French Language
11 2 (0.57%) German Language
12 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.28%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 133 (37.89%) Developer
2 34 (9.69%) Web Developer
3 29 (8.26%) Front-End Developer
4 28 (7.98%) Designer
5 26 (7.41%) Content Manager
6 25 (7.12%) Analyst
7 22 (6.27%) Java Developer
8 19 (5.41%) Marketing Manager
9 18 (5.13%) .NET Developer
10 17 (4.84%) Senior Developer
10 17 (4.84%) Project Manager
11 16 (4.56%) Digital Marketing Manager
12 14 (3.99%) Senior Designer
13 13 (3.70%) Digital Project Manager
14 11 (3.13%) .NET Web Developer
15 10 (2.85%) Content Editor
15 10 (2.85%) Business Analyst
15 10 (2.85%) Hybris Developer
16 9 (2.56%) PHP Developer
16 9 (2.56%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (44.16%) HTML
2 129 (36.75%) CSS
3 85 (24.22%) jQuery
4 74 (21.08%) HTML5
5 45 (12.82%) CSS3
6 40 (11.40%) XML
6 40 (11.40%) Spring
7 38 (10.83%) JSP
8 27 (7.69%) .NET
9 25 (7.12%) AngularJS
10 24 (6.84%) Ajax
11 23 (6.55%) RESTful
12 21 (5.98%) Backbone.js
13 20 (5.70%) Flash
13 20 (5.70%) Web Services
14 19 (5.41%) J2EE
14 19 (5.41%) Sass
15 18 (5.13%) REST
16 17 (4.84%) Spring MVC
17 16 (4.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 83 (23.65%) User Experience
2 49 (13.96%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (12.82%) Social Media
4 33 (9.40%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.13%) Digital Media
6 15 (4.27%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.99%) W3C
8 13 (3.70%) Open Source
9 12 (3.42%) Visualisation
10 10 (2.85%) iPad
10 10 (2.85%) Web 2.0
11 8 (2.28%) Statistics
11 8 (2.28%) Copywriting
12 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.99%) Taxonomies
13 5 (1.42%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
14 4 (1.14%) Semantic Web
14 4 (1.14%) Google Search Appliance
15 3 (0.85%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.12%) Linux
2 22 (6.27%) UNIX
3 11 (3.13%) Windows
4 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.14%) Android
6 3 (0.85%) Solaris
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.28%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (37.89%) Analytics
2 109 (31.05%) Agile Software Development
3 89 (25.36%) E-Commerce
4 87 (24.79%) Content Management
5 51 (14.53%) Digital Marketing
6 50 (14.25%) Project Management
7 46 (13.11%) Web Analytics
8 44 (12.54%) MVC
9 41 (11.68%) Pay per click
10 35 (9.97%) Web Development
10 35 (9.97%) TDD
11 33 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (9.12%) Scrum
13 24 (6.84%) Online Marketing
14 23 (6.55%) Kanban
15 21 (5.98%) OO
16 19 (5.41%) B2C
16 19 (5.41%) Email Marketing
16 19 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (5.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 120 (34.19%) JavaScript
2 62 (17.66%) Java
3 30 (8.55%) PHP
4 18 (5.13%) SQL
5 17 (4.84%) C#
6 12 (3.42%) Groovy
7 11 (3.13%) Ruby
8 10 (2.85%) Python
9 7 (1.99%) Scala
9 7 (1.99%) R
10 5 (1.42%) PHP5
10 5 (1.42%) C
10 5 (1.42%) ActionScript
11 4 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.14%) ActionScript 3.0
12 3 (0.85%) Perl
13 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (13.11%) Degree
2 13 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) PMP
4 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.57%) CIPD
5 1 (0.28%) HNC
5 1 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.70%) QA
2 6 (1.71%) SLA
2 6 (1.71%) WCAG
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) P3O
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (14.81%) Adobe
2 51 (14.53%) Google
3 26 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.99%) EPiServer
5 11 (3.13%) hybris
6 9 (2.56%) Tableau
7 7 (1.99%) Omniture
7 7 (1.99%) HP
8 6 (1.71%) SAP
8 6 (1.71%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.71%) Facebook
9 5 (1.42%) Twitter
9 5 (1.42%) Oracle
9 5 (1.42%) FatWire
10 4 (1.14%) Endeca
10 4 (1.14%) Marketo
11 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.85%) IBM
12 2 (0.57%) Citrix
12 2 (0.57%) Sun
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