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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 367 363 383
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Contract jobs citing SEO 230 206 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.57% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 125 111
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-11.57% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 £17.69 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.06% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £17.69 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.25 £17.69 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -1.72%
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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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +40 116 £325 +8.33% 84
South East -4 46 £300 +36.36% 34
East of England -34 17 £260 -13.33% 12
North West +1 15 £238 -15.17% 20
West Midlands -21 13 £275 -16.66% 12
Yorkshire +8 9 £213 -26.08% 8
South West -31 8 £230 -58.18% 3
East Midlands -1 4 £325 -10.34% 10
North East - 1 - - 5
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 237 (54.11%) HTML
2 203 (46.35%) CSS
3 158 (36.07%) JavaScript
4 148 (33.79%) Marketing
5 127 (29.00%) Analytics
6 122 (27.85%) jQuery
7 117 (26.71%) HTML5
7 117 (26.71%) CMS
8 111 (25.34%) Content Management
9 103 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
10 102 (23.29%) E-Commerce
11 94 (21.46%) CSS3
12 90 (20.55%) Social Media
13 85 (19.41%) Project Management
14 81 (18.49%) XML
15 75 (17.12%) Ajax
16 68 (15.53%) Google
17 66 (15.07%) Photoshop
18 65 (14.84%) MySQL
19 62 (14.16%) PHP
20 61 (13.93%) Digital Marketing
21 60 (13.70%) Adobe
21 60 (13.70%) Subversion
22 57 (13.01%) XHTML
23 56 (12.79%) Web Analytics
24 52 (11.87%) Google Analytics
24 52 (11.87%) Pay per click
25 50 (11.42%) Retail
25 50 (11.42%) MVC
26 49 (11.19%) Finance

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 117 (26.71%) CMS
2 23 (5.25%) WordPress
2 23 (5.25%) Confluence
2 23 (5.25%) Tomcat
3 20 (4.57%) Drupal
4 19 (4.34%) SharePoint
5 18 (4.11%) IIS
6 13 (2.97%) Adobe CQ
7 10 (2.28%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.83%) Node.js
8 8 (1.83%) Magnolia
9 6 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.14%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.91%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.91%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.68%) TeamSite
13 2 (0.46%) Apache
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 66 (15.07%) Photoshop
2 26 (5.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.74%) MS Office
4 11 (2.51%) MS Excel
5 8 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.60%) Fireworks
7 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (1.14%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.68%) InDesign
8 3 (0.68%) MS Project
9 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 52 (11.87%) Google Analytics
2 20 (4.57%) WebTrends
3 13 (2.97%) SiteCatalyst
4 11 (2.51%) Magento
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.46%) Agresso
7 1 (0.23%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.37%) GitHub
2 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.68%) SaaS
5 2 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.39%) Internet
2 11 (2.51%) Intranet
3 4 (0.91%) SSL
3 4 (0.91%) DNS
4 3 (0.68%) MVNO
4 3 (0.68%) FTP
5 2 (0.46%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.23%) Extranet
6 1 (0.23%) Broadband
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.84%) MySQL
2 21 (4.79%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 60 (13.70%) Subversion
2 45 (10.27%) Git (software)
3 32 (7.31%) JIRA
4 26 (5.94%) Dreamweaver
4 26 (5.94%) JUnit
5 12 (2.74%) PHPUnit
5 12 (2.74%) Jasmine
5 12 (2.74%) JSUnit
6 9 (2.05%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.14%) Mocha
7 5 (1.14%) Ant
8 4 (0.91%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.91%) QUnit
8 4 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.68%) Selenium
9 3 (0.68%) Firebug
9 3 (0.68%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 3 (0.68%) RSpec
9 3 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 148 (33.79%) Marketing
2 50 (11.42%) Retail
3 49 (11.19%) Finance
4 45 (10.27%) Legal
5 44 (10.05%) Publishing
6 24 (5.48%) Advertising
7 12 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.51%) German Language
8 11 (2.51%) Banking
9 7 (1.60%) Automotive
9 7 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.60%) Games
10 5 (1.14%) French Language
11 4 (0.91%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.68%) Arabic Language
12 3 (0.68%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.68%) Back Office
13 2 (0.46%) Electronics
13 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 169 (38.58%) Developer
2 65 (14.84%) Web Developer
3 53 (12.10%) Front-End Developer
4 42 (9.59%) Designer
5 29 (6.62%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.48%) Analyst
7 23 (5.25%) Content Manager
8 21 (4.79%) Hybris Developer
9 18 (4.11%) Digital Project Manager
10 17 (3.88%) Copywriter
10 17 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.65%) Web Manager
12 14 (3.20%) Front-End Web Developer
13 13 (2.97%) PHP Developer
14 12 (2.74%) Content Editor
15 11 (2.51%) PPC Specialist
15 11 (2.51%) PPC Executive
15 11 (2.51%) PPC Manager
15 11 (2.51%) PPC Analyst
15 11 (2.51%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (54.11%) HTML
2 203 (46.35%) CSS
3 122 (27.85%) jQuery
4 117 (26.71%) HTML5
5 94 (21.46%) CSS3
6 81 (18.49%) XML
7 75 (17.12%) Ajax
8 57 (13.01%) XHTML
9 41 (9.36%) .NET
10 33 (7.53%) AngularJS
11 30 (6.85%) JSP
11 30 (6.85%) ASP.NET
12 23 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 23 (5.25%) XSD
12 23 (5.25%) Spring
13 22 (5.02%) Spring MVC
14 21 (4.79%) XSLT
15 20 (4.57%) Web Services
15 20 (4.57%) Backbone.js
16 18 (4.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 90 (20.55%) Social Media
2 26 (5.94%) Mobile App
2 26 (5.94%) Copywriting
3 20 (4.57%) Digital Media
4 19 (4.34%) W3C
5 12 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.74%) Blog
6 9 (2.05%) Open Source
7 6 (1.37%) Statistics
7 6 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.14%) Web 2.0
8 5 (1.14%) Animation
8 5 (1.14%) iPad
9 4 (0.91%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.91%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.91%) Social Network
9 4 (0.91%) Wiki
10 3 (0.68%) Podcast
10 3 (0.68%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.68%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.31%) UNIX
2 18 (4.11%) Windows
3 15 (3.42%) Linux
4 11 (2.51%) Android
4 11 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.37%) Solaris
6 3 (0.68%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (29.00%) Analytics
2 111 (25.34%) Content Management
3 103 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
4 102 (23.29%) E-Commerce
5 85 (19.41%) Project Management
6 61 (13.93%) Digital Marketing
7 56 (12.79%) Web Analytics
8 52 (11.87%) Pay per click
9 50 (11.42%) MVC
10 48 (10.96%) Scrum
11 47 (10.73%) Unit Testing
12 42 (9.59%) Web Development
13 36 (8.22%) OO
14 30 (6.85%) Validation
15 29 (6.62%) B2C
16 28 (6.39%) Integration Testing
17 27 (6.16%) Responsive Web Design
18 26 (5.94%) Benchmarking
19 24 (5.48%) Data Modelling
20 22 (5.02%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 158 (36.07%) JavaScript
2 62 (14.16%) PHP
3 47 (10.73%) Java
4 31 (7.08%) SQL
5 30 (6.85%) C#
6 7 (1.60%) Ruby
7 4 (0.91%) Python
7 4 (0.91%) C
7 4 (0.91%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.91%) Groovy
8 3 (0.68%) ActionScript
8 3 (0.68%) C++
9 2 (0.46%) ActionScript 3.0
9 2 (0.46%) PHP5
10 1 (0.23%) PHP4
10 1 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (10.27%) Degree
2 4 (0.91%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.68%) PMP
3 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.23%) CIMA
4 1 (0.23%) ACCA
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.48%) QA
2 5 (1.14%) SLA
3 4 (0.91%) WCAG
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 68 (15.53%) Google
2 60 (13.70%) Adobe
3 22 (5.02%) hybris
4 20 (4.57%) Facebook
4 20 (4.57%) Twitter
5 19 (4.34%) Omniture
6 16 (3.65%) Microsoft
7 13 (2.97%) Sitecore
8 9 (2.05%) FatWire
8 9 (2.05%) Oracle
9 8 (1.83%) Zend
10 7 (1.60%) RedDot
11 5 (1.14%) IBM
12 4 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.91%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.91%) Lotus
12 4 (0.91%) Open Text
12 4 (0.91%) DoubleClick
12 4 (0.91%) Sencha
12 4 (0.91%) AccuRev
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
The Curve Group
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Sand Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + great benefits scheme
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £375 - 450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: 21 days ago
North London
CPS Group
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 21 days ago