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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 410 315 342
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +27
Contract jobs citing SEO 147 244 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.71% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 146 109
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £232 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £29.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.75% +34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.80 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £29.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £48.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-61.02% +143.75%
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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
35919 34430 29372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.27% 75.51% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22880 21174 17901
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1051 1057
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.29 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.98 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 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 5 March 2015.

SEO Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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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 5 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 -45 98 £350 +7.69% 43
South East -27 28 £243 -25.38% 28
South West -10 6 £313 -3.84% 17
West Midlands -8 4 £450 +38.46% 15
East of England -11 4 £325 -18.75% 8
North West -26 4 £400 +45.45% 27
East Midlands -3 2 £200 -38.46% 7
Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 16
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 153 (44.74%) HTML
2 125 (36.55%) CSS
2 125 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (32.75%) JavaScript
4 111 (32.46%) Analytics
5 108 (31.58%) Marketing
6 88 (25.73%) jQuery
7 82 (23.98%) User Experience
7 82 (23.98%) CMS
8 79 (23.10%) HTML5
9 70 (20.47%) Content Management
9 70 (20.47%) E-Commerce
10 63 (18.42%) Java
11 55 (16.08%) Social Media
12 47 (13.74%) CSS3
12 47 (13.74%) Subversion
12 47 (13.74%) Publishing
13 46 (13.45%) MVC
13 46 (13.45%) Git (software)
14 44 (12.87%) XML
15 43 (12.57%) Project Management
16 42 (12.28%) Web Analytics
17 39 (11.40%) Digital Marketing
17 39 (11.40%) Web Development
18 38 (11.11%) Google
18 38 (11.11%) Degree
18 38 (11.11%) Spring
18 38 (11.11%) Adobe
19 37 (10.82%) JSP
20 36 (10.53%) JUnit

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 82 (23.98%) CMS
2 22 (6.43%) WordPress
3 21 (6.14%) Adobe CQ
4 20 (5.85%) Drupal
5 16 (4.68%) Tomcat
5 16 (4.68%) Confluence
6 12 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.63%) Apache
8 7 (2.05%) TeamSite
9 6 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.46%) IIS
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.17%) Node.js
12 3 (0.88%) Kentico
12 3 (0.88%) Jadu
12 3 (0.88%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.88%) SAS
12 3 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (7.60%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.39%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (2.05%) MS Office
6 6 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.88%) MS Project
8 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (7.60%) Google Analytics
2 9 (2.63%) WebTrends
3 6 (1.75%) Magento
4 3 (0.88%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (0.58%) Radian6
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.46%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.14%) HTTP
2 20 (5.85%) Internet
3 18 (5.26%) Intranet
4 3 (0.88%) Extranet
5 2 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.58%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.36%) MySQL
2 14 (4.09%) Jackrabbit
3 10 (2.92%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.92%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.34%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.75%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.17%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.58%) Redis
8 2 (0.58%) Big Data
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 47 (13.74%) Subversion
2 46 (13.45%) Git (software)
3 36 (10.53%) JUnit
4 30 (8.77%) JIRA
5 20 (5.85%) Maven
6 16 (4.68%) Selenium
6 16 (4.68%) Jasmine
7 15 (4.39%) Mockito
8 9 (2.63%) Ant
9 8 (2.34%) Mocha
10 7 (2.05%) Grunt
10 7 (2.05%) Dreamweaver
11 6 (1.75%) Jenkins
12 5 (1.46%) QUnit
13 3 (0.88%) Xdebug
13 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.58%) Firebug
14 2 (0.58%) RSpec
14 2 (0.58%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 108 (31.58%) Marketing
2 47 (13.74%) Publishing
3 32 (9.36%) Legal
4 31 (9.06%) Retail
5 14 (4.09%) Finance
6 13 (3.80%) Advertising
7 10 (2.92%) Arabic Language
8 4 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.88%) Automotive
9 3 (0.88%) Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.58%) French Language
10 2 (0.58%) German Language
10 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.58%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (39.18%) Developer
2 40 (11.70%) Designer
3 33 (9.65%) Web Developer
4 32 (9.36%) Front-End Developer
5 25 (7.31%) Analyst
6 21 (6.14%) Content Manager
7 20 (5.85%) Java Developer
8 17 (4.97%) Senior Developer
9 16 (4.68%) Senior Designer
10 15 (4.39%) Project Manager
10 15 (4.39%) Content Editor
11 14 (4.09%) .NET Developer
12 13 (3.80%) Marketing Manager
13 12 (3.51%) Digital Marketing Manager
14 11 (3.22%) Digital Content Designer
14 11 (3.22%) Digital Project Manager
14 11 (3.22%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.22%) PHP Developer
15 10 (2.92%) Hybris Developer
16 8 (2.34%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (44.74%) HTML
2 125 (36.55%) CSS
3 88 (25.73%) jQuery
4 79 (23.10%) HTML5
5 47 (13.74%) CSS3
6 44 (12.87%) XML
7 38 (11.11%) Spring
8 37 (10.82%) JSP
9 29 (8.48%) Ajax
10 25 (7.31%) .NET
11 24 (7.02%) RESTful
11 24 (7.02%) AngularJS
12 21 (6.14%) Backbone.js
13 20 (5.85%) Sass
14 19 (5.56%) REST
14 19 (5.56%) Web Services
14 19 (5.56%) J2EE
15 17 (4.97%) Spring MVC
15 17 (4.97%) XHTML
16 15 (4.39%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 82 (23.98%) User Experience
2 55 (16.08%) Social Media
3 36 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.14%) Mobile App
5 15 (4.39%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.39%) W3C
6 14 (4.09%) Digital Media
7 11 (3.22%) Visualisation
7 11 (3.22%) Open Source
7 11 (3.22%) Web 2.0
8 10 (2.92%) iPad
9 9 (2.63%) Copywriting
9 9 (2.63%) Taxonomies
10 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 7 (2.05%) Statistics
11 5 (1.46%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.17%) Semantic Web
12 4 (1.17%) Blog
12 4 (1.17%) Google Search Appliance
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.89%) Linux
2 22 (6.43%) UNIX
3 11 (3.22%) Windows
4 4 (1.17%) Android
4 4 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone 7
5 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone
5 3 (0.88%) Solaris
6 1 (0.29%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (32.46%) Analytics
3 70 (20.47%) Content Management
3 70 (20.47%) E-Commerce
4 46 (13.45%) MVC
5 43 (12.57%) Project Management
6 42 (12.28%) Web Analytics
7 39 (11.40%) Digital Marketing
7 39 (11.40%) Web Development
8 36 (10.53%) TDD
9 34 (9.94%) Scrum
10 33 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (9.36%) Pay per click
12 23 (6.73%) OO
13 22 (6.43%) Responsive Web Design
13 22 (6.43%) Kanban
14 20 (5.85%) BDD
14 20 (5.85%) Online Marketing
15 19 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 112 (32.75%) JavaScript
2 63 (18.42%) Java
3 35 (10.23%) PHP
4 19 (5.56%) SQL
5 13 (3.80%) Groovy
5 13 (3.80%) C#
6 10 (2.92%) Ruby
7 9 (2.63%) Python
8 8 (2.34%) Scala
9 6 (1.75%) R
10 5 (1.46%) PHP5
10 5 (1.46%) ActionScript
11 4 (1.17%) C
11 4 (1.17%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.17%) ActionScript 3.0
12 3 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (11.11%) Degree
2 15 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.05%) VCP4
5 2 (0.58%) CIPD
5 2 (0.58%) PMP
5 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.29%) HNC
6 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.80%) QA
2 7 (2.05%) WCAG
3 6 (1.75%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) P3O
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (11.11%) Google
1 38 (11.11%) Adobe
2 24 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 10 (2.92%) hybris
4 8 (2.34%) Sitecore
4 8 (2.34%) Facebook
4 8 (2.34%) Twitter
4 8 (2.34%) Tableau
5 7 (2.05%) HP
5 7 (2.05%) Omniture
6 5 (1.46%) Oracle
6 5 (1.46%) FatWire
6 5 (1.46%) Endeca
7 4 (1.17%) Marketo
8 3 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.88%) IBM
8 3 (0.88%) SAP
9 2 (0.58%) Coremetrics
9 2 (0.58%) Sun
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