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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 399 350 366
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +16
Contract jobs citing SEO 183 212 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.59% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 127 100
Average daily rate
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£319 £340 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +32.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £330 £260
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £93.75 £38.80 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.62% +187.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £23.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.75 £43.80 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £43.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-71.09% +214.54%
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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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -30 76 £350 - 78
South East -9 36 £275 -12.07% 44
West Midlands +3 24 £291 -11.74% 13
East of England +13 22 £250 -24.24% 7
East Midlands -4 11 £300 +14.28% 8
North West -20 9 £310 -27.05% 19
Yorkshire -29 2 - - 8
South West -10 1 £200 -34.42% 9
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SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 141 (43.79%) Analytics
2 140 (43.48%) HTML
3 128 (39.75%) Marketing
4 116 (36.02%) CSS
5 107 (33.23%) JavaScript
6 103 (31.99%) Content Management
7 88 (27.33%) CMS
8 85 (26.40%) E-Commerce
9 82 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (25.47%) User Experience
10 75 (23.29%) jQuery
11 69 (21.43%) Google
12 58 (18.01%) Adobe
13 57 (17.70%) HTML5
14 56 (17.39%) Digital Marketing
15 49 (15.22%) Pay per click
16 48 (14.91%) Photoshop
17 44 (13.66%) Project Management
18 43 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
19 42 (13.04%) Web Analytics
20 41 (12.73%) Social Media
21 40 (12.42%) CSS3
22 38 (11.80%) Google Analytics
22 38 (11.80%) Degree
23 35 (10.87%) Java
24 32 (9.94%) Internet
24 32 (9.94%) Web Development
25 31 (9.63%) XML
26 30 (9.32%) Publishing
26 30 (9.32%) Mobile App

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 88 (27.33%) CMS
2 26 (8.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 20 (6.21%) Umbraco
4 15 (4.66%) Drupal
5 12 (3.73%) WordPress
6 11 (3.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (2.80%) Confluence
8 8 (2.48%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.48%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.17%) Apache
9 7 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 7 (2.17%) Node.js
10 6 (1.86%) Kentico
10 6 (1.86%) IIS
11 5 (1.55%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (1.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.93%) SAS
14 2 (0.62%) Immediacy CMS
14 2 (0.62%) DNN
Applications
1 48 (14.91%) Photoshop
2 16 (4.97%) Spreadsheet
2 16 (4.97%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (3.11%) MS Office
5 6 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.24%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.93%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.31%) SPSS
8 1 (0.31%) MS Project
8 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.31%) InDesign
8 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (3.11%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.86%) Magento
3 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.62%) Tridion
5 1 (0.31%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.80%) Google Analytics
2 20 (6.21%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (1.86%) SaaS
4 4 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.93%) Google Checkout
6 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.62%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.94%) Internet
2 13 (4.04%) HTTP
3 8 (2.48%) Intranet
4 4 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.93%) Extranet
6 2 (0.62%) FTP
6 2 (0.62%) SSL
7 1 (0.31%) DNS
7 1 (0.31%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.28%) MySQL
2 14 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.48%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.17%) Jackrabbit
5 6 (1.86%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.24%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.24%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.62%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 25 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 24 (7.45%) Subversion
3 18 (5.59%) JUnit
3 18 (5.59%) JIRA
4 15 (4.66%) Selenium
5 12 (3.73%) Maven
6 10 (3.11%) Jasmine
7 9 (2.80%) Ant
8 8 (2.48%) Mockito
8 8 (2.48%) Visual Studio
9 6 (1.86%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (1.24%) Grunt
11 3 (0.93%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.93%) Mocha
11 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.62%) RSpec
13 1 (0.31%) Bower
13 1 (0.31%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
13 1 (0.31%) JSHint
General
1 128 (39.75%) Marketing
2 30 (9.32%) Publishing
3 29 (9.01%) Retail
4 27 (8.39%) Finance
5 22 (6.83%) Legal
6 16 (4.97%) Advertising
7 13 (4.04%) Arabic Language
8 12 (3.73%) Banking
9 5 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.24%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.93%) Law
12 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.62%) Games
12 2 (0.62%) Automotive
13 1 (0.31%) Back Office
13 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.31%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.31%) French Language
13 1 (0.31%) German Language
Job Titles
1 105 (32.61%) Developer
2 32 (9.94%) Web Developer
3 26 (8.07%) Analyst
4 25 (7.76%) Front-End Developer
5 24 (7.45%) Designer
6 22 (6.83%) Content Manager
7 19 (5.90%) .NET Developer
8 17 (5.28%) Marketing Manager
9 14 (4.35%) Digital Marketing Manager
10 13 (4.04%) Java Developer
10 13 (4.04%) Project Manager
11 12 (3.73%) Web Analyst
12 11 (3.42%) .NET Web Developer
12 11 (3.42%) E-Commerce Manager
12 11 (3.42%) Consultant
12 11 (3.42%) Senior Designer
13 9 (2.80%) Digital Project Manager
14 8 (2.48%) PHP Developer
15 7 (2.17%) Senior Developer
15 7 (2.17%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (43.48%) HTML
2 116 (36.02%) CSS
3 75 (23.29%) jQuery
4 57 (17.70%) HTML5
5 40 (12.42%) CSS3
6 31 (9.63%) XML
7 27 (8.39%) .NET
8 25 (7.76%) Web Services
8 25 (7.76%) Spring
9 23 (7.14%) Flash
10 22 (6.83%) XHTML
10 22 (6.83%) JSP
11 20 (6.21%) Ajax
12 19 (5.90%) ASP.NET
13 17 (5.28%) AngularJS
14 16 (4.97%) Sass
15 14 (4.35%) RESTful
15 14 (4.35%) REST
16 13 (4.04%) XSLT
17 12 (3.73%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 82 (25.47%) User Experience
2 43 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (12.73%) Social Media
4 30 (9.32%) Mobile App
5 20 (6.21%) W3C
6 15 (4.66%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.66%) Digital Media
6 15 (4.66%) Visualisation
7 13 (4.04%) Open Source
8 11 (3.42%) Copywriting
9 8 (2.48%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.48%) Statistics
10 7 (2.17%) Web 2.0
11 5 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (1.24%) iPad
12 4 (1.24%) Google Search Appliance
12 4 (1.24%) Online Banking
12 4 (1.24%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.93%) Blog
13 3 (0.93%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.21%) Linux
2 15 (4.66%) Windows
3 14 (4.35%) UNIX
4 6 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.55%) Android
6 4 (1.24%) Windows Phone 7
6 4 (1.24%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.93%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (43.79%) Analytics
2 103 (31.99%) Content Management
3 85 (26.40%) E-Commerce
4 82 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (17.39%) Digital Marketing
6 49 (15.22%) Pay per click
7 44 (13.66%) Project Management
8 42 (13.04%) Web Analytics
9 32 (9.94%) Web Development
10 26 (8.07%) MVC
11 23 (7.14%) Email Marketing
11 23 (7.14%) Scrum
12 22 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (6.52%) Online Marketing
14 19 (5.90%) TDD
15 18 (5.59%) OO
15 18 (5.59%) Web Design
16 17 (5.28%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (4.66%) Responsive Web Design
18 14 (4.35%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 107 (33.23%) JavaScript
2 35 (10.87%) Java
3 24 (7.45%) PHP
4 21 (6.52%) C#
5 16 (4.97%) SQL
6 10 (3.11%) Python
7 9 (2.80%) Ruby
8 8 (2.48%) R
9 5 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.55%) C
9 5 (1.55%) Scala
10 4 (1.24%) Groovy
10 4 (1.24%) PHP5
10 4 (1.24%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.93%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.31%) VB
13 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 38 (11.80%) Degree
2 13 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.31%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.04%) QA
2 6 (1.86%) WCAG
2 6 (1.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) WAI
3 1 (0.31%) P3O
Systems Management
1 6 (1.86%) TeamSite
2 2 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 69 (21.43%) Google
2 58 (18.01%) Adobe
3 27 (8.39%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.66%) EPiServer
5 11 (3.42%) Sitecore
6 10 (3.11%) Tableau
7 9 (2.80%) hybris
8 8 (2.48%) Facebook
8 8 (2.48%) Omniture
8 8 (2.48%) Oracle
9 7 (2.17%) HP
9 7 (2.17%) SAP
9 7 (2.17%) Twitter
10 4 (1.24%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.24%) FatWire
10 4 (1.24%) Endeca
10 4 (1.24%) IBM
11 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.93%) Coremetrics
11 3 (0.93%) PayPal
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