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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 387 348 337
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -11
Contract jobs citing SEO 196 235 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.68% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 120 113
Average daily rate
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£350 £314 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
Average hourly rate £26.75 £37.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.66% +102.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £19.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +96.96%
SEO
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
38343 34678 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.75% 74.28% 72.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 25330 21958 19908
Average daily rate £425 £403 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% -1.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1031 1366
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

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 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 0 118 £376 +13.78% 70
South East -46 39 £313 -2.34% 32
North West -6 8 £338 -16.66% 25
West Midlands -14 7 £431 +50.00% 6
East of England -31 7 £350 +16.66% 14
Yorkshire -8 5 £250 -13.04% 8
North East -26 5 £275 -8.33% 1
East Midlands -1 4 £250 +5.26% 15
South West -38 3 £500 +81.81% 9
Midlands - - - -
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 224 (53.08%) HTML
2 190 (45.02%) CSS
3 158 (37.44%) JavaScript
4 148 (35.07%) Marketing
5 137 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
6 114 (27.01%) jQuery
7 105 (24.88%) HTML5
8 100 (23.70%) Analytics
9 95 (22.51%) CMS
10 93 (22.04%) User Experience
11 92 (21.80%) Social Media
12 86 (20.38%) E-Commerce
13 76 (18.01%) Content Management
14 73 (17.30%) CSS3
15 66 (15.64%) Project Management
16 60 (14.22%) Photoshop
17 59 (13.98%) XML
18 57 (13.51%) Java
19 56 (13.27%) Subversion
20 54 (12.80%) PHP
21 52 (12.32%) Adobe
21 52 (12.32%) Git (software)
21 52 (12.32%) Digital Marketing
22 50 (11.85%) Ajax
23 49 (11.61%) MVC
23 49 (11.61%) MySQL
24 47 (11.14%) Google
25 45 (10.66%) Web Development
26 44 (10.43%) Pay per click
26 44 (10.43%) Retail

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 95 (22.51%) CMS
2 30 (7.11%) WordPress
3 24 (5.69%) Drupal
4 20 (4.74%) SharePoint
5 19 (4.50%) Confluence
6 18 (4.27%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.61%) IIS
8 10 (2.37%) Adobe CQ
9 9 (2.13%) Node.js
9 9 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.42%) Apache
11 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.95%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.71%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.47%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.47%) TeamSite
Applications
1 60 (14.22%) Photoshop
2 31 (7.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.84%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.84%) MS Office
4 9 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.95%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.71%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.71%) MS Project
8 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.47%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (8.06%) Google Analytics
2 12 (2.84%) WebTrends
3 7 (1.66%) SiteCatalyst
4 6 (1.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.18%) GitHub
1 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.74%) Intranet
2 16 (3.79%) Internet
3 10 (2.37%) HTTP
4 4 (0.95%) DNS
4 4 (0.95%) SSL
5 3 (0.71%) FTP
5 3 (0.71%) MVNO
6 2 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.61%) MySQL
2 9 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.66%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.66%) Jackrabbit
4 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.47%) Redis
6 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 56 (13.27%) Subversion
2 52 (12.32%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.58%) JUnit
4 27 (6.40%) JIRA
5 25 (5.92%) Dreamweaver
6 17 (4.03%) Jasmine
7 12 (2.84%) Mocha
8 10 (2.37%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.37%) Visual Studio
9 9 (2.13%) Maven
9 9 (2.13%) QUnit
10 7 (1.66%) Mockito
11 5 (1.18%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 5 (1.18%) Grunt
12 4 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 3 (0.71%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.71%) Xdebug
14 2 (0.47%) Firebug
14 2 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 148 (35.07%) Marketing
2 44 (10.43%) Retail
3 40 (9.48%) Publishing
4 37 (8.77%) Legal
5 28 (6.64%) Finance
6 26 (6.16%) Advertising
7 8 (1.90%) German Language
8 7 (1.66%) Automotive
9 6 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.18%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.95%) Games
12 3 (0.71%) Back Office
12 3 (0.71%) Banking
12 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.71%) Arabic Language
13 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
14 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 169 (40.05%) Developer
2 60 (14.22%) Front-End Developer
3 50 (11.85%) Web Developer
4 48 (11.37%) Designer
5 23 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 22 (5.21%) Analyst
7 18 (4.27%) Content Editor
8 17 (4.03%) Front-End Web Developer
8 17 (4.03%) Web Manager
8 17 (4.03%) PHP Developer
8 17 (4.03%) Senior Developer
9 15 (3.55%) Hybris Developer
9 15 (3.55%) Content Manager
9 15 (3.55%) Digital Project Manager
9 15 (3.55%) Copywriter
10 12 (2.84%) Business Analyst
11 11 (2.61%) Java Developer
11 11 (2.61%) Web Designer
12 10 (2.37%) Marketing Manager
12 10 (2.37%) Digital Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (53.08%) HTML
2 190 (45.02%) CSS
3 114 (27.01%) jQuery
4 105 (24.88%) HTML5
5 73 (17.30%) CSS3
6 59 (13.98%) XML
7 50 (11.85%) Ajax
8 43 (10.19%) XHTML
9 30 (7.11%) JSP
9 30 (7.11%) .NET
10 27 (6.40%) Spring
10 27 (6.40%) Sass
11 26 (6.16%) AngularJS
12 20 (4.74%) Backbone.js
13 18 (4.27%) Flash
13 18 (4.27%) Web Services
14 17 (4.03%) Spring MVC
14 17 (4.03%) XSD
14 17 (4.03%) ASP.NET
15 14 (3.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 93 (22.04%) User Experience
2 92 (21.80%) Social Media
3 38 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.92%) Mobile App
5 19 (4.50%) W3C
6 18 (4.27%) Copywriting
7 14 (3.32%) Digital Media
7 14 (3.32%) Management Information System
8 13 (3.08%) Blog
9 10 (2.37%) Taxonomies
10 8 (1.90%) Open Source
10 8 (1.90%) iPad
11 7 (1.66%) Web 2.0
11 7 (1.66%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.42%) Wiki
12 6 (1.42%) Smartphone
13 5 (1.18%) Social Network
14 4 (0.95%) Graphic Design
15 3 (0.71%) Animation
15 3 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.92%) Linux
2 24 (5.69%) UNIX
3 12 (2.84%) Windows
4 6 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.95%) Android
6 2 (0.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.24%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (23.70%) Analytics
3 86 (20.38%) E-Commerce
4 76 (18.01%) Content Management
5 66 (15.64%) Project Management
6 52 (12.32%) Digital Marketing
7 49 (11.61%) MVC
8 45 (10.66%) Web Development
9 44 (10.43%) Pay per click
10 38 (9.00%) Web Analytics
11 36 (8.53%) Scrum
12 34 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (7.82%) Online Marketing
13 33 (7.82%) Responsive Web Design
13 33 (7.82%) TDD
14 32 (7.58%) OO
15 30 (7.11%) Web Design
16 28 (6.64%) Kanban
17 24 (5.69%) Web Application Development
18 22 (5.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (37.44%) JavaScript
2 57 (13.51%) Java
3 54 (12.80%) PHP
4 23 (5.45%) SQL
5 16 (3.79%) C#
6 14 (3.32%) Groovy
7 5 (1.18%) Ruby
7 5 (1.18%) PHP5
7 5 (1.18%) Scala
8 4 (0.95%) C
9 3 (0.71%) Perl
9 3 (0.71%) Python
10 2 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.24%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.24%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.24%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 40 (9.48%) Degree
2 10 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.47%) CIPD
4 2 (0.47%) PMP
4 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.24%) HNC
5 1 (0.24%) HND
5 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.55%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) WCAG
2 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.47%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 52 (12.32%) Adobe
2 47 (11.14%) Google
3 22 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.21%) Facebook
3 22 (5.21%) Twitter
4 15 (3.55%) hybris
5 11 (2.61%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.37%) Omniture
7 7 (1.66%) RedDot
7 7 (1.66%) Zend
8 4 (0.95%) Sencha
8 4 (0.95%) FatWire
8 4 (0.95%) Coremetrics
8 4 (0.95%) Oracle
8 4 (0.95%) Lotus
9 3 (0.71%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.47%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.47%) Stellent
10 2 (0.47%) Open Text
10 2 (0.47%) DoubleClick
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