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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 414 444 388
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -56
Contract jobs citing SEO 211 176 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.43% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 115 137
Median daily rate £375 £313 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £166 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £93.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-79.08% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £28.75 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £158.75 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £12.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
+56.88% -69.13%
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
40110 40514 38511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.68% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26974 26588 24639
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 1082 1144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +34 95 £385 +12.00% 45
South East +19 47 £233 +3.33% 17
North West +7 25 £475 +53.22% 17
West Midlands -23 16 £350 +30.35% 13
Yorkshire +4 15 £400 +14.28% 11
South West +10 7 £300 +50.00% 7
East of England +9 3 £413 +65.00% 7
East Midlands -5 2 - - 5
North East - 1 £300 - 1
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SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 152 (37.91%) HTML
1 152 (37.91%) Marketing
2 129 (32.17%) Analytics
3 128 (31.92%) CSS
4 121 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (28.93%) JavaScript
6 108 (26.93%) User Experience
7 103 (25.69%) CMS
8 96 (23.94%) Social Media
9 85 (21.20%) Google
10 84 (20.95%) HTML5
11 81 (20.20%) Digital Marketing
12 78 (19.45%) E-Commerce
13 75 (18.70%) Web Development
14 71 (17.71%) Google Analytics
15 69 (17.21%) CSS3
16 65 (16.21%) jQuery
17 63 (15.71%) Pay per click
18 53 (13.22%) Project Management
19 51 (12.72%) Finance
20 50 (12.47%) Content Management
21 47 (11.72%) Git (software)
22 46 (11.47%) Sass
23 44 (10.97%) Scrum
24 43 (10.72%) Publishing
24 43 (10.72%) Front End Development
25 41 (10.22%) Ajax
25 41 (10.22%) Degree
26 40 (9.98%) LESS
27 38 (9.48%) 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
1 103 (25.69%) CMS
2 19 (4.74%) WordPress
3 18 (4.49%) Drupal
4 14 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 13 (3.24%) Confluence
6 12 (2.99%) Apache
7 11 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (2.24%) Apache Solr
8 9 (2.24%) Joomla!
9 8 (2.00%) IIS
10 7 (1.75%) Magnolia
10 7 (1.75%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (1.00%) ExpressionEngine
12 4 (1.00%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.00%) Umbraco
12 4 (1.00%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.75%) Kentico
13 3 (0.75%) Mule
13 3 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (6.73%) Photoshop
2 22 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.49%) MS Office
4 13 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (2.00%) GIMP
7 4 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.75%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.75%) MS Project
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (3.99%) WebTrends
2 5 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.00%) Magento
4 3 (0.75%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.25%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 71 (17.71%) Google Analytics
2 19 (4.74%) SaaS
3 12 (2.99%) GitHub
4 10 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
5 7 (1.75%) IaaS
6 5 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.00%) Google Tag Manager
8 3 (0.75%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.75%) Office 365
9 2 (0.50%) AdWords
10 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.74%) Internet
2 10 (2.49%) Intranet
3 5 (1.25%) FTP
3 5 (1.25%) LDAP
3 5 (1.25%) Network Security
4 2 (0.50%) DNS
4 2 (0.50%) Firewall
4 2 (0.50%) HTTP
5 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.25%) DHCP
5 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.25%) Extranet
5 1 (0.25%) PBX
5 1 (0.25%) SSL
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) TETRA
5 1 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.74%) MySQL
3 6 (1.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.25%) Big Data
4 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.00%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.75%) Redis
7 1 (0.25%) HBase
7 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.25%) OLAP
7 1 (0.25%) OLTP
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 47 (11.72%) Git (software)
2 33 (8.23%) Subversion
3 26 (6.48%) JIRA
4 17 (4.24%) Mercurial
5 13 (3.24%) Grunt
6 12 (2.99%) JUnit
7 8 (2.00%) gulp
8 7 (1.75%) Jasmine
8 7 (1.75%) Selenium
9 6 (1.50%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (1.50%) Maven
10 5 (1.25%) Ant
10 5 (1.25%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.25%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.00%) Protractor
11 4 (1.00%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.75%) Bower
12 3 (0.75%) Sublime Text
13 2 (0.50%) Gradle
13 2 (0.50%) SonarQube
General
1 152 (37.91%) Marketing
2 51 (12.72%) Finance
3 43 (10.72%) Publishing
4 25 (6.23%) Legal
5 20 (4.99%) Retail
6 18 (4.49%) Brand Awareness
7 17 (4.24%) German Language
8 15 (3.74%) Telecoms
9 14 (3.49%) Banking
10 13 (3.24%) Manufacturing
11 11 (2.74%) Advertising
12 7 (1.75%) Electronics
13 5 (1.25%) Games
14 4 (1.00%) French Language
14 4 (1.00%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.75%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.50%) Law
16 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.50%) Polish Language
16 2 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 120 (29.93%) Developer
2 50 (12.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 44 (10.97%) Analyst
4 41 (10.22%) Web Developer
5 30 (7.48%) Designer
6 24 (5.99%) Content Designer
7 23 (5.74%) Digital Analyst
8 21 (5.24%) HTML Developer
9 20 (4.99%) Business Analyst
9 20 (4.99%) JavaScript Developer
10 18 (4.49%) HTML CSS Developer
11 17 (4.24%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 17 (4.24%) Marketing Manager
12 16 (3.99%) Project Manager
13 15 (3.74%) Lead Developer
13 15 (3.74%) UI Developer
14 14 (3.49%) Content Editor
14 14 (3.49%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.49%) SEO Manager
15 13 (3.24%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (37.91%) HTML
2 128 (31.92%) CSS
3 84 (20.95%) HTML5
4 69 (17.21%) CSS3
5 65 (16.21%) jQuery
6 46 (11.47%) Sass
7 41 (10.22%) Ajax
8 40 (9.98%) LESS
9 32 (7.98%) .NET
9 32 (7.98%) XML
10 27 (6.73%) AngularJS
11 26 (6.48%) Web Services
12 24 (5.99%) React
13 20 (4.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (4.99%) XHTML
14 17 (4.24%) ASP.NET
15 13 (3.24%) JSP
16 12 (2.99%) Middleware
16 12 (2.99%) XSLT
17 9 (2.24%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 108 (26.93%) User Experience
2 96 (23.94%) Social Media
3 34 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (7.48%) Digital Media
5 17 (4.24%) Algorithms
5 17 (4.24%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.74%) Mobile App
7 13 (3.24%) Copywriting
8 9 (2.24%) Blog
8 9 (2.24%) W3C
9 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.75%) iPad
9 7 (1.75%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.25%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.25%) Wiki
11 4 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (1.00%) Statistics
12 3 (0.75%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.75%) NHS
12 3 (0.75%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.49%) Linux
2 20 (4.99%) Windows
3 15 (3.74%) Unix
4 9 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.75%) Android
8 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Debian
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (32.17%) Analytics
2 121 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (20.20%) Digital Marketing
4 78 (19.45%) E-Commerce
5 75 (18.70%) Web Development
6 63 (15.71%) Pay per click
7 53 (13.22%) Project Management
8 50 (12.47%) Content Management
9 44 (10.97%) Scrum
10 43 (10.72%) Front End Development
11 33 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (8.23%) Web Analytics
12 29 (7.23%) B2B
13 28 (6.98%) Wireframes
14 25 (6.23%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
14 25 (6.23%) Online Marketing
15 24 (5.99%) CRM
16 23 (5.74%) Web Application Development
17 22 (5.49%) Data Analysis
18 20 (4.99%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 116 (28.93%) JavaScript
2 38 (9.48%) Java
3 33 (8.23%) PHP
4 25 (6.23%) SQL
5 11 (2.74%) Python
6 10 (2.49%) XPath
7 9 (2.24%) C#
8 8 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.25%) Groovy
10 4 (1.00%) Clojure
10 4 (1.00%) ES6
11 3 (0.75%) C
11 3 (0.75%) Haskell
11 3 (0.75%) VBA
12 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.25%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (10.22%) Degree
2 3 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (0.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.49%) QA
2 8 (2.00%) WCAG
3 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.25%) Varnish
3 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.25%) vSphere
4 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.75%) Puppet
2 2 (0.50%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 85 (21.20%) Google
2 25 (6.23%) Adobe
3 20 (4.99%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (3.74%) Oracle
6 13 (3.24%) Twitter
7 12 (2.99%) Marketo
8 11 (2.74%) Facebook
9 10 (2.49%) Tableau
10 9 (2.24%) hybris
11 8 (2.00%) SAP
11 8 (2.00%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.75%) Omniture
12 7 (1.75%) SaltStack
13 5 (1.25%) EPiServer
13 5 (1.25%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.00%) Lotus
14 4 (1.00%) Optimizely
14 4 (1.00%) Zend
15 3 (0.75%) Tealium
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