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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 377 368 381
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing SEO 230 226 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.45% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 130 120
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £268 £318
% change year-on-year
+30.84% -15.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £38.34 £31.50 £17.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% +78.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.34 £21.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+78.30% +21.53%
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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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +17 115 £288 -11.53% 56
South East -19 44 £213 -29.16% 26
Yorkshire -15 24 £350 +64.70% 17
East of England -3 12 £260 - 5
North East -14 12 £510 - 1
East Midlands -3 8 £350 +7.69% 6
North West -36 8 £375 +57.89% 22
South West -13 4 £423 +87.77% 2
West Midlands -10 3 £450 +63.63% 12
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SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 213 (51.20%) HTML
2 190 (45.67%) CSS
3 178 (42.79%) Analytics
4 173 (41.59%) Marketing
5 169 (40.63%) JavaScript
6 130 (31.25%) CMS
7 127 (30.53%) Content Management
8 117 (28.13%) User Experience
9 112 (26.92%) Google
10 102 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
11 97 (23.32%) Digital Marketing
12 95 (22.84%) E-Commerce
13 89 (21.39%) jQuery
14 84 (20.19%) Google Analytics
15 81 (19.47%) Social Media
16 77 (18.51%) HTML5
17 76 (18.27%) Adobe
18 62 (14.90%) Project Management
19 56 (13.46%) Photoshop
20 51 (12.26%) Web Analytics
21 50 (12.02%) PHP
22 49 (11.78%) Pay per click
22 49 (11.78%) Finance
23 46 (11.06%) CSS3
24 38 (9.13%) .NET
24 38 (9.13%) Linux
24 38 (9.13%) Web Design
25 34 (8.17%) Ajax
26 33 (7.93%) SQL Server
26 33 (7.93%) Analytical Skills

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 130 (31.25%) CMS
2 28 (6.73%) Drupal
3 22 (5.29%) Umbraco
4 19 (4.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (4.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 17 (4.09%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.88%) ColdFusion
7 11 (2.64%) WordPress
8 9 (2.16%) Apache
9 8 (1.92%) IIS
9 8 (1.92%) Confluence
10 7 (1.68%) TYPO3
11 6 (1.44%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.44%) Node.js
12 3 (0.72%) Railo
12 3 (0.72%) Kentico
12 3 (0.72%) DNN
12 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 56 (13.46%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (2.40%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.16%) MS Office
4 9 (2.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.68%) MS Visio
7 5 (1.20%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.48%) MS Project
8 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.24%) InDesign
9 1 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.92%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.44%) Magento
3 5 (1.20%) Radian6
3 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.48%) Tridion
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 84 (20.19%) Google Analytics
2 21 (5.05%) Adobe Analytics
3 9 (2.16%) GitHub
4 8 (1.92%) SaaS
5 7 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.20%) Google Checkout
7 3 (0.72%) PaaS
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.24%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.24%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.57%) Internet
2 14 (3.37%) Intranet
3 12 (2.88%) FTP
4 10 (2.40%) 3G
4 10 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (2.40%) 4G
5 9 (2.16%) SSH
6 7 (1.68%) Extranet
7 5 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.20%) SSL
8 4 (0.96%) HTTP
8 4 (0.96%) DNS
9 2 (0.48%) LDAP
10 1 (0.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.88%) SQLite
3 11 (2.64%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.40%) MySQL
5 4 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.96%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.48%) DB2
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.24%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 14 (3.37%) Subversion
2 13 (3.13%) JIRA
3 11 (2.64%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.16%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.92%) Ant
6 7 (1.68%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (1.68%) GitLab
7 4 (0.96%) Selenium
7 4 (0.96%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.72%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.48%) gulp
9 2 (0.48%) Grunt
9 2 (0.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.24%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.24%) Mocha
10 1 (0.24%) JSUnit
General
1 173 (41.59%) Marketing
2 49 (11.78%) Finance
3 30 (7.21%) Retail
4 19 (4.57%) Banking
4 19 (4.57%) Publishing
5 18 (4.33%) Advertising
6 14 (3.37%) Legal
7 9 (2.16%) Automotive
7 9 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.20%) Arabic Language
10 4 (0.96%) German Language
11 3 (0.72%) French Language
11 3 (0.72%) Law
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 2 (0.48%) Games
12 2 (0.48%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 150 (36.06%) Developer
2 51 (12.26%) Front-End Developer
3 41 (9.86%) Web Developer
4 33 (7.93%) Project Manager
5 25 (6.01%) Content Manager
6 24 (5.77%) Analyst
7 20 (4.81%) Designer
8 17 (4.09%) Digital Project Manager
8 17 (4.09%) Consultant
9 16 (3.85%) Front-End Web Developer
9 16 (3.85%) AWS Developer
10 15 (3.61%) Web Manager
11 14 (3.37%) Marketing Manager
12 11 (2.64%) Web Analyst
12 11 (2.64%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.40%) Web Designer
13 10 (2.40%) Business Analyst
13 10 (2.40%) Architect
13 10 (2.40%) Marketing Executive
13 10 (2.40%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (51.20%) HTML
2 190 (45.67%) CSS
3 89 (21.39%) jQuery
4 77 (18.51%) HTML5
5 46 (11.06%) CSS3
6 38 (9.13%) .NET
7 34 (8.17%) Ajax
8 31 (7.45%) Web Services
9 30 (7.21%) XHTML
10 28 (6.73%) XML
11 24 (5.77%) Sass
12 22 (5.29%) RSS
12 22 (5.29%) Flash
13 18 (4.33%) LESS
13 18 (4.33%) AngularJS
14 16 (3.85%) ASP.NET
14 16 (3.85%) JSON
15 14 (3.37%) JSP
16 13 (3.13%) Backbone.js
17 12 (2.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 117 (28.13%) User Experience
2 81 (19.47%) Social Media
3 33 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (7.21%) Mobile App
5 24 (5.77%) Copywriting
6 23 (5.53%) Digital Media
7 18 (4.33%) Graphic Design
8 16 (3.85%) W3C
9 13 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.88%) Blog
11 10 (2.40%) Algorithms
12 9 (2.16%) Web 2.0
13 8 (1.92%) Visualisation
14 7 (1.68%) NHS
15 6 (1.44%) Computer Science
16 4 (0.96%) Taxonomies
16 4 (0.96%) Animation
16 4 (0.96%) Photography
16 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 4 (0.96%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.13%) Linux
2 24 (5.77%) UNIX
3 23 (5.53%) Windows
4 10 (2.40%) Mac OS
5 8 (1.92%) Solaris
6 6 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.20%) Android
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (42.79%) Analytics
2 127 (30.53%) Content Management
3 102 (24.52%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (23.32%) Digital Marketing
5 95 (22.84%) E-Commerce
6 62 (14.90%) Project Management
7 51 (12.26%) Web Analytics
8 49 (11.78%) Pay per click
9 38 (9.13%) Web Design
10 33 (7.93%) Responsive Web Design
11 32 (7.69%) Information Architecture
12 30 (7.21%) Web Development
12 30 (7.21%) TDD
13 28 (6.73%) Scrum
14 27 (6.49%) B2C
15 22 (5.29%) Email Marketing
16 21 (5.05%) OO
17 20 (4.81%) B2B
17 20 (4.81%) Open Source
17 20 (4.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 169 (40.63%) JavaScript
2 50 (12.02%) PHP
3 32 (7.69%) SQL
4 29 (6.97%) Java
5 20 (4.81%) ActionScript
6 19 (4.57%) VB
7 18 (4.33%) C#
8 12 (2.88%) CFML
9 6 (1.44%) Python
10 5 (1.20%) Ruby
10 5 (1.20%) Scala
11 4 (0.96%) R
11 4 (0.96%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.72%) C
12 3 (0.72%) PHP5
12 3 (0.72%) Groovy
13 2 (0.48%) Go
14 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (6.97%) Degree
2 11 (2.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.57%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.24%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) Varnish
Vendors
1 112 (26.92%) Google
2 76 (18.27%) Adobe
3 19 (4.57%) Sitecore
4 15 (3.61%) Facebook
4 15 (3.61%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.61%) Omniture
5 14 (3.37%) Twitter
6 13 (3.13%) EPiServer
7 9 (2.16%) FatWire
7 9 (2.16%) Oracle
8 8 (1.92%) IBM
9 7 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.68%) hybris
9 7 (1.68%) Eloqua
10 5 (1.20%) Demandware
10 5 (1.20%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.20%) PayPal
10 5 (1.20%) Coremetrics
10 5 (1.20%) SAP
11 4 (0.96%) Spiceworks
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