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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 420 415 360
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -55
Contract jobs citing SEO 214 206 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.40% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.50% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 135 144
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £501 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Median hourly rate £19.61 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.97% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £27.20 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £148.00 £100.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £32.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-38.71% -20.98%
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
41414 41262 38397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.03% 79.98% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27624 27289 24283
Median daily rate £450 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 943 1073 1105
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.31 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +12 111 £375 +11.11% 58
South East +18 45 £285 +42.50% 21
West Midlands -24 19 £363 -19.44% 9
Yorkshire -9 15 £400 +14.28% 9
North West +6 13 £338 -1.45% 19
South West -1 5 £300 +50.00% 7
East of England +14 3 £413 +44.73% 6
East Midlands -12 2 - - 6
North East -36 1 £300 -41.17%
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 133 (34.73%) HTML
2 132 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (32.64%) Marketing
4 113 (29.50%) Analytics
5 109 (28.46%) CSS
6 108 (28.20%) User Experience
7 104 (27.15%) Social Media
8 100 (26.11%) JavaScript
9 93 (24.28%) CMS
10 81 (21.15%) Google
11 71 (18.54%) HTML5
12 66 (17.23%) E-Commerce
13 64 (16.71%) Google Analytics
14 63 (16.45%) Digital Marketing
14 63 (16.45%) CSS3
15 61 (15.93%) Pay per click
15 61 (15.93%) Web Development
16 56 (14.62%) Publishing
17 53 (13.84%) jQuery
18 47 (12.27%) Finance
19 46 (12.01%) Project Management
20 41 (10.70%) Legal
20 41 (10.70%) Scrum
21 40 (10.44%) Content Management
22 37 (9.66%) Degree
23 36 (9.40%) Git (software)
24 35 (9.14%) PHP
25 34 (8.88%) Front End Development
26 33 (8.62%) Web Application Development
26 33 (8.62%) Java

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 93 (24.28%) CMS
2 17 (4.44%) WordPress
3 15 (3.92%) Drupal
4 12 (3.13%) Apache Solr
5 11 (2.87%) Apache
5 11 (2.87%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.61%) Confluence
7 8 (2.09%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (1.31%) IIS
9 5 (1.31%) Magnolia
9 5 (1.31%) Umbraco
10 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.04%) Joomla!
10 4 (1.04%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.78%) Kentico
11 3 (0.78%) Mule
Applications
1 28 (7.31%) Photoshop
2 21 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.92%) MS Office
4 11 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (2.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.83%) GIMP
6 7 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
8 4 (1.04%) MS Project
9 2 (0.52%) InDesign
10 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (3.92%) WebTrends
2 3 (0.78%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.78%) Magento
2 3 (0.78%) Sage X3
2 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Radian6
4 1 (0.26%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 64 (16.71%) Google Analytics
2 20 (5.22%) SaaS
3 9 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.35%) GitHub
4 7 (1.83%) IaaS
5 5 (1.31%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.04%) Office 365
7 3 (0.78%) Basecamp
7 3 (0.78%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.78%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (0.26%) AdWords
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.18%) Internet
2 10 (2.61%) LDAP
3 7 (1.83%) Intranet
4 5 (1.31%) Network Security
5 3 (0.78%) Firewall
5 3 (0.78%) HTTP
6 2 (0.52%) DNS
6 2 (0.52%) FTP
6 2 (0.52%) Skype
6 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.52%) VoIP
6 2 (0.52%) Wireless
7 1 (0.26%) DHCP
7 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.26%) LAN
7 1 (0.26%) PBX
7 1 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.26%) VPN
7 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.09%) MySQL
3 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.78%) Redis
6 2 (0.52%) Big Data
6 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.26%) HBase
7 1 (0.26%) Informix
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) OLAP
7 1 (0.26%) OLTP
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.26%) RethinkDB
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 36 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.79%) JIRA
3 15 (3.92%) Subversion
4 14 (3.66%) Grunt
5 11 (2.87%) gulp
5 11 (2.87%) JUnit
6 8 (2.09%) Selenium
7 6 (1.57%) Bower
7 6 (1.57%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.57%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.57%) Maven
8 5 (1.31%) Ant
8 5 (1.31%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (1.31%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.04%) Protractor
10 3 (0.78%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.78%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.78%) webpack
11 2 (0.52%) AccuRev
General
1 125 (32.64%) Marketing
2 56 (14.62%) Publishing
3 47 (12.27%) Finance
4 41 (10.70%) Legal
5 20 (5.22%) Retail
6 17 (4.44%) Brand Awareness
6 17 (4.44%) German Language
7 16 (4.18%) Advertising
8 13 (3.39%) Banking
9 12 (3.13%) Manufacturing
10 9 (2.35%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.31%) Electronics
12 4 (1.04%) Games
13 3 (0.78%) French Language
14 2 (0.52%) Law
14 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.52%) Polish Language
15 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 107 (27.94%) Developer
2 43 (11.23%) Designer
3 42 (10.97%) Analyst
4 37 (9.66%) Content Designer
5 34 (8.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 30 (7.83%) Web Developer
7 22 (5.74%) Digital Analyst
8 19 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 19 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 16 (4.18%) Marketing Manager
10 14 (3.66%) HTML Developer
11 13 (3.39%) Content Editor
11 13 (3.39%) Lead Developer
11 13 (3.39%) Project Manager
12 11 (2.87%) Digital Business Analyst
12 11 (2.87%) HTML CSS Developer
12 11 (2.87%) Senior Developer
12 11 (2.87%) SEO Executive
12 11 (2.87%) SEO Manager
12 11 (2.87%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (34.73%) HTML
2 109 (28.46%) CSS
3 71 (18.54%) HTML5
4 63 (16.45%) CSS3
5 53 (13.84%) jQuery
6 31 (8.09%) .NET
7 30 (7.83%) Sass
8 28 (7.31%) AngularJS
8 28 (7.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (6.27%) Ajax
10 23 (6.01%) LESS
10 23 (6.01%) React
11 22 (5.74%) XML
12 21 (5.48%) Web Services
13 19 (4.96%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.87%) Middleware
15 10 (2.61%) JSP
15 10 (2.61%) Node.js
15 10 (2.61%) SAML
16 9 (2.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (28.20%) User Experience
2 104 (27.15%) Social Media
3 32 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (8.36%) Digital Media
4 26 (6.79%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.92%) Copywriting
6 13 (3.39%) Algorithms
6 13 (3.39%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.13%) Blog
8 11 (2.87%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.83%) W3C
10 5 (1.31%) iPad
10 5 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (1.31%) Wiki
11 4 (1.04%) FMCG
11 4 (1.04%) Replication
12 3 (0.78%) Clustering
12 3 (0.78%) Social Network
12 3 (0.78%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.27%) Linux
2 19 (4.96%) Windows
3 17 (4.44%) Unix
4 8 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.31%) Android
7 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.52%) Solaris
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (29.50%) Analytics
3 66 (17.23%) E-Commerce
4 63 (16.45%) Digital Marketing
5 61 (15.93%) Pay per click
5 61 (15.93%) Web Development
6 46 (12.01%) Project Management
7 41 (10.70%) Scrum
8 40 (10.44%) Content Management
9 34 (8.88%) Front End Development
10 33 (8.62%) Web Application Development
11 27 (7.05%) CRM
11 27 (7.05%) Web Usability
12 26 (6.79%) B2B
13 24 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (6.01%) Responsive Web Design
14 23 (6.01%) Web Analytics
15 22 (5.74%) Wireframes
16 21 (5.48%) Online Marketing
17 20 (5.22%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 100 (26.11%) JavaScript
2 35 (9.14%) PHP
3 33 (8.62%) Java
4 20 (5.22%) SQL
5 12 (3.13%) C#
6 8 (2.09%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.09%) Python
7 6 (1.57%) C
8 5 (1.31%) Groovy
9 4 (1.04%) Clojure
10 3 (0.78%) Haskell
10 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.52%) ES6
11 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.26%) Lua
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (9.66%) Degree
2 6 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.61%) QA
2 9 (2.35%) WCAG
3 5 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.52%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (2.35%) Varnish
2 7 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Docker
4 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
4 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.83%) Puppet
2 3 (0.78%) Ansible
3 2 (0.52%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.26%) MOM
4 1 (0.26%) Rancher
4 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 81 (21.15%) Google
2 23 (6.01%) Adobe
3 20 (5.22%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (4.18%) Oracle
6 13 (3.39%) Marketo
7 10 (2.61%) Twitter
8 9 (2.35%) Facebook
9 8 (2.09%) Omniture
10 7 (1.83%) SaltStack
11 6 (1.57%) Sage
11 6 (1.57%) SAP
11 6 (1.57%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.57%) Tableau
12 5 (1.31%) HP
12 5 (1.31%) hybris
13 4 (1.04%) Apple
13 4 (1.04%) EPiServer
13 4 (1.04%) Lotus
13 4 (1.04%) Red Hat
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