The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 408 408 396
Rank change year-on-year
0 -12
Contract jobs citing SEO 227 230 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.54% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 164 130
Median daily rate £325 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £350 £268
% change year-on-year
-9.35% +30.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 8
Median hourly rate £27.84 £38.34 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.37% +21.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £27.80 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £40.00 £68.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £38.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-38.22% +78.30%
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
41710 42817 39755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.12% 80.53% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27739 28398 25061
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1151 1110
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 112 £348 +20.86% 25
South East +28 60 £288 +35.29% 17
West Midlands -10 18 £308 -31.66% 10
North West +27 15 £375 - 15
Yorkshire -5 15 £425 +21.42% 8
South West +17 3 £300 -28.99% 7
East of England +9 3 £310 +19.23% 6
East Midlands -7 3 - - 8
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UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 England region with a requirement for SEO.

1 159 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (34.80%) Marketing
3 149 (34.57%) User Experience
4 146 (33.87%) HTML
5 129 (29.93%) Analytics
6 125 (29.00%) Social Media
7 122 (28.31%) CSS
8 117 (27.15%) CMS
9 102 (23.67%) JavaScript
10 93 (21.58%) Google
11 78 (18.10%) Google Analytics
11 78 (18.10%) Publishing
12 76 (17.63%) Digital Marketing
13 73 (16.94%) E-Commerce
14 72 (16.71%) HTML5
15 70 (16.24%) Web Development
16 69 (16.01%) CSS3
17 68 (15.78%) Pay per click
18 59 (13.69%) Legal
19 52 (12.06%) Web Application Development
19 52 (12.06%) Project Management
19 52 (12.06%) jQuery
20 51 (11.83%) Content Management
20 51 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
21 47 (10.90%) Finance
22 44 (10.21%) Degree
23 43 (9.98%) Git (software)
24 41 (9.51%) Digital Media
25 39 (9.05%) Management Information System
26 38 (8.82%) Scrum

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 117 (27.15%) CMS
2 19 (4.41%) Drupal
2 19 (4.41%) WordPress
3 11 (2.55%) Apache
4 10 (2.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (2.09%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.09%) Umbraco
6 8 (1.86%) Apache Solr
7 7 (1.62%) Confluence
7 7 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.39%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.16%) Magnolia
9 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.93%) Kentico
11 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.70%) Mule
11 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (6.96%) Photoshop
2 20 (4.64%) MS Excel
3 19 (4.41%) MS Office
4 15 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.62%) GIMP
7 6 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.93%) InDesign
8 4 (0.93%) MS Project
8 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.48%) WebTrends
2 7 (1.62%) Magento
3 5 (1.16%) Sage X3
4 3 (0.70%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) Radian6
6 1 (0.23%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 78 (18.10%) Google Analytics
2 21 (4.87%) SaaS
3 10 (2.32%) GitHub
4 7 (1.62%) AdWords
4 7 (1.62%) Google Tag Manager
4 7 (1.62%) IaaS
5 6 (1.39%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.70%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.70%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.70%) Office 365
8 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.71%) Internet
2 10 (2.32%) LDAP
3 8 (1.86%) Intranet
4 7 (1.62%) HTTP
5 5 (1.16%) Network Security
6 4 (0.93%) Skype
7 3 (0.70%) DNS
7 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.70%) Wireless
8 2 (0.46%) DHCP
8 2 (0.46%) Extranet
8 2 (0.46%) Firewall
8 2 (0.46%) FTP
8 2 (0.46%) LAN
8 2 (0.46%) VoIP
8 2 (0.46%) WAN
9 1 (0.23%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.23%) PBX
9 1 (0.23%) TETRA
9 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.62%) MySQL
3 5 (1.16%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.70%) Big Data
5 3 (0.70%) Jackrabbit
5 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.70%) Redis
6 2 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.23%) Informix
7 1 (0.23%) OLAP
7 1 (0.23%) OLTP
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (9.98%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.34%) JIRA
3 13 (3.02%) Grunt
4 11 (2.55%) gulp
4 11 (2.55%) JUnit
5 10 (2.32%) Subversion
6 8 (1.86%) Jasmine
6 8 (1.86%) Maven
7 7 (1.62%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.62%) git-flow
8 6 (1.39%) Bower
8 6 (1.39%) Selenium
9 5 (1.16%) WebDriver
9 5 (1.16%) webpack
10 4 (0.93%) Ant
10 4 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (0.93%) Mockito
10 4 (0.93%) Protractor
11 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.70%) Vagrant
General
1 150 (34.80%) Marketing
2 78 (18.10%) Publishing
3 59 (13.69%) Legal
4 47 (10.90%) Finance
5 24 (5.57%) Retail
6 20 (4.64%) Advertising
6 20 (4.64%) Brand Awareness
7 18 (4.18%) German Language
8 13 (3.02%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.55%) Banking
10 10 (2.32%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.16%) Electronics
11 5 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.70%) French Language
12 3 (0.70%) Games
12 3 (0.70%) Law
13 2 (0.46%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.23%) Automotive
14 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 110 (25.52%) Developer
2 68 (15.78%) Designer
3 56 (12.99%) Content Designer
4 40 (9.28%) Analyst
5 33 (7.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 33 (7.66%) Web Developer
6 22 (5.10%) Marketing Manager
7 18 (4.18%) Digital Analyst
8 17 (3.94%) Business Analyst
8 17 (3.94%) JavaScript Developer
9 15 (3.48%) Content Editor
9 15 (3.48%) Project Manager
10 14 (3.25%) SEO Manager
11 13 (3.02%) Content Manager
11 13 (3.02%) Senior Developer
12 12 (2.78%) Digital Executive
12 12 (2.78%) Web Editor
13 11 (2.55%) Digital Project Manager
13 11 (2.55%) Lead Developer
13 11 (2.55%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (33.87%) HTML
2 122 (28.31%) CSS
3 72 (16.71%) HTML5
4 69 (16.01%) CSS3
5 52 (12.06%) jQuery
6 33 (7.66%) Sass
7 32 (7.42%) .NET
8 29 (6.73%) AngularJS
8 29 (6.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (5.57%) LESS
10 22 (5.10%) Ajax
10 22 (5.10%) React
11 20 (4.64%) ASP.NET
11 20 (4.64%) XML
12 19 (4.41%) Web Services
13 15 (3.48%) Node.js
14 11 (2.55%) SAML
15 10 (2.32%) JSP
15 10 (2.32%) KnockoutJS
15 10 (2.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 149 (34.57%) User Experience
2 125 (29.00%) Social Media
3 51 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (9.51%) Digital Media
5 39 (9.05%) Management Information System
6 21 (4.87%) Copywriting
7 15 (3.48%) Blog
8 13 (3.02%) Algorithms
9 12 (2.78%) Visualisation
10 10 (2.32%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.39%) Animation
11 6 (1.39%) FMCG
11 6 (1.39%) Taxonomies
11 6 (1.39%) W3C
12 5 (1.16%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (1.16%) Wiki
13 4 (0.93%) Replication
13 4 (0.93%) Social Network
14 3 (0.70%) Clustering
14 3 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (3.94%) Linux
2 15 (3.48%) Unix
3 14 (3.25%) Windows
4 6 (1.39%) Android
4 6 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.46%) Solaris
6 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (36.89%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (29.93%) Analytics
3 76 (17.63%) Digital Marketing
4 73 (16.94%) E-Commerce
5 70 (16.24%) Web Development
6 68 (15.78%) Pay per click
7 52 (12.06%) Project Management
7 52 (12.06%) Web Application Development
8 51 (11.83%) Content Management
9 38 (8.82%) Scrum
9 38 (8.82%) Web Usability
10 36 (8.35%) Front End Development
11 32 (7.42%) CRM
12 30 (6.96%) B2B
13 28 (6.50%) Responsive Web Design
14 27 (6.26%) Web Analytics
15 26 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (5.34%) Online Marketing
16 23 (5.34%) Wireframes
17 22 (5.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 102 (23.67%) JavaScript
2 32 (7.42%) Java
2 32 (7.42%) PHP
3 16 (3.71%) SQL
4 11 (2.55%) C#
5 9 (2.09%) Python
6 8 (1.86%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.62%) C
8 5 (1.16%) Groovy
9 4 (0.93%) Clojure
9 4 (0.93%) ES6
10 3 (0.70%) Haskell
10 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.46%) Scala
11 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.23%) Lua
12 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.23%) R
12 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (10.21%) Degree
2 7 (1.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.23%) MCP
6 1 (0.23%) MCSA
6 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.23%) PMP
6 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.32%) QA
2 8 (1.86%) WCAG
3 5 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.16%) SLA
4 3 (0.70%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (2.09%) Varnish
2 6 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.46%) XenApp
4 1 (0.23%) Docker
4 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (1.86%) Puppet
2 7 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.70%) Ansible
4 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.23%) MOM
4 1 (0.23%) Rancher
4 1 (0.23%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 93 (21.58%) Google
2 27 (6.26%) Adobe
3 20 (4.64%) Microsoft
4 17 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.48%) Marketo
6 12 (2.78%) Oracle
7 11 (2.55%) Omniture
8 9 (2.09%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.86%) Sage
10 7 (1.62%) Facebook
10 7 (1.62%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.39%) DoubleClick
11 6 (1.39%) SAP
11 6 (1.39%) Tableau
11 6 (1.39%) Twitter
12 5 (1.16%) Apple
12 5 (1.16%) HP
13 4 (0.93%) Citrix
13 4 (0.93%) FrontRange
13 4 (0.93%) Lotus
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