The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 379 329 364
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +35
Contract jobs citing SEO 217 175 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 117 128
Average daily rate £325 £255 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £138 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £264 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.22% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 13
Average hourly rate £34.40 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £13.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.84 £69.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+385.18% -18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SEO
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -2 111 £325 +28.71% 82
South East -4 32 £325 +42.85% 37
East of England -17 16 £375 +42.85% 24
South West -10 15 £228 -24.16% 7
Yorkshire -18 12 £275 -18.51% 14
North West -16 11 £275 +66.66% 30
East Midlands -5 10 £263 +39.07% 7
West Midlands -25 10 £325 +12.06% 12
Midlands - - - -
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 284 (60.94%) HTML
2 263 (56.44%) CSS
3 217 (46.57%) JavaScript
4 188 (40.34%) jQuery
5 169 (36.27%) CMS
6 154 (33.05%) HTML5
7 153 (32.83%) E-Commerce
8 145 (31.12%) Analytics
9 130 (27.90%) CSS3
10 127 (27.25%) Marketing
11 101 (21.67%) Content Management
12 95 (20.39%) Ajax
13 90 (19.31%) PHP
14 89 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
15 84 (18.03%) Responsive Web Design
16 74 (15.88%) Scrum
17 72 (15.45%) Project Management
18 71 (15.24%) XHTML
19 70 (15.02%) SQL Server
20 67 (14.38%) Adobe
20 67 (14.38%) Google
21 66 (14.16%) C#
21 66 (14.16%) Web Development
22 64 (13.73%) Git (software)
23 61 (13.09%) XML
24 60 (12.88%) Google Analytics
24 60 (12.88%) Social Media
25 59 (12.66%) MySQL
26 56 (12.02%) Retail
26 56 (12.02%) MVC

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 169 (36.27%) CMS
2 40 (8.58%) WordPress
3 38 (8.15%) Umbraco
4 27 (5.79%) Adobe CQ
5 19 (4.08%) IIS
6 18 (3.86%) Drupal
7 17 (3.65%) Confluence
7 17 (3.65%) Tomcat
8 14 (3.00%) Apache
9 13 (2.79%) SharePoint
10 10 (2.15%) Magnolia
11 7 (1.50%) Node.js
12 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.64%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.64%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.64%) TeamSite
12 3 (0.64%) Documentum
12 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 53 (11.37%) Photoshop
2 35 (7.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.79%) MS Office
4 12 (2.58%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.72%) Fireworks
5 8 (1.72%) MS Excel
6 5 (1.07%) MS Project
7 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.21%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.21%) InDesign
9 1 (0.21%) SPSS
9 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 60 (12.88%) Google Analytics
2 24 (5.15%) Magento
3 9 (1.93%) SiteCatalyst
4 7 (1.50%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.29%) GitHub
2 5 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.86%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.22%) Internet
2 9 (1.93%) SSL
2 9 (1.93%) DNS
3 8 (1.72%) FTP
4 4 (0.86%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.64%) Firewall
5 3 (0.64%) Intranet
6 2 (0.43%) HTTP
7 1 (0.21%) Extranet
7 1 (0.21%) Broadband
7 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 59 (12.66%) MySQL
3 27 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.64%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.43%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.21%) KDB
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 47 (10.09%) Subversion
3 33 (7.08%) Mercurial
4 29 (6.22%) TeamCity
5 24 (5.15%) JIRA
6 14 (3.00%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.79%) JUnit
8 9 (1.93%) JSUnit
9 8 (1.72%) Dreamweaver
10 7 (1.50%) PHPUnit
11 6 (1.29%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.29%) Axure RP
12 5 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.86%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.64%) Selenium
14 3 (0.64%) Jasmine
14 3 (0.64%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 3 (0.64%) RSpec
14 3 (0.64%) JMeter
General
1 127 (27.25%) Marketing
2 56 (12.02%) Retail
3 42 (9.01%) Finance
4 23 (4.94%) Publishing
5 17 (3.65%) Legal
5 17 (3.65%) Advertising
6 13 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.07%) Automotive
8 5 (1.07%) Banking
9 3 (0.64%) Games
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) French Language
10 2 (0.43%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.21%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 240 (51.50%) Developer
2 102 (21.89%) Front-End Developer
3 74 (15.88%) Web Developer
4 30 (6.44%) Analyst
5 25 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 24 (5.15%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (4.94%) Project Manager
8 21 (4.51%) UI Programmer
8 21 (4.51%) UI Developer
9 19 (4.08%) Architect
10 18 (3.86%) Content Manager
11 17 (3.65%) Front-End Web Developer
12 16 (3.43%) Copywriter
13 15 (3.22%) .NET Developer
14 13 (2.79%) Designer
15 12 (2.58%) Web Editor
15 12 (2.58%) Information Architect
15 12 (2.58%) Consultant
16 11 (2.36%) Digital Project Manager
16 11 (2.36%) CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (60.94%) HTML
2 263 (56.44%) CSS
3 188 (40.34%) jQuery
4 154 (33.05%) HTML5
5 130 (27.90%) CSS3
6 95 (20.39%) Ajax
7 71 (15.24%) XHTML
8 61 (13.09%) XML
9 53 (11.37%) .NET
10 42 (9.01%) LESS
11 41 (8.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 38 (8.15%) ASP.NET
13 37 (7.94%) JSON
14 36 (7.73%) Sass
15 35 (7.51%) JSP
16 28 (6.01%) AngularJS
17 23 (4.94%) Semantic HTML
18 19 (4.08%) Flash
19 17 (3.65%) Dojo
20 16 (3.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.88%) Social Media
2 35 (7.51%) W3C
3 24 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.29%) Digital Media
6 18 (3.86%) Copywriting
7 16 (3.43%) Computer Science
8 15 (3.22%) Taxonomies
9 12 (2.58%) Statistics
10 10 (2.15%) iPad
11 9 (1.93%) Ontologies
12 8 (1.72%) Semantic Web
13 7 (1.50%) FMCG
13 7 (1.50%) Visualisation
14 5 (1.07%) Social Network
14 5 (1.07%) New Media
15 4 (0.86%) Web 2.0
15 4 (0.86%) Linked Data
15 4 (0.86%) Blog
16 3 (0.64%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 47 (10.09%) Windows
2 29 (6.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 29 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (3.65%) UNIX
4 13 (2.79%) Android
4 13 (2.79%) Linux
5 10 (2.15%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (32.83%) E-Commerce
2 145 (31.12%) Analytics
3 101 (21.67%) Content Management
4 89 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (18.03%) Responsive Web Design
6 74 (15.88%) Scrum
7 72 (15.45%) Project Management
8 66 (14.16%) Web Development
9 56 (12.02%) MVC
10 52 (11.16%) Digital Marketing
11 51 (10.94%) TDD
12 50 (10.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 47 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (9.87%) Pay per click
15 45 (9.66%) Web Analytics
16 43 (9.23%) Kanban
17 39 (8.37%) OO
18 35 (7.51%) Unit Testing
19 33 (7.08%) BDD
20 28 (6.01%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 217 (46.57%) JavaScript
2 90 (19.31%) PHP
3 66 (14.16%) C#
4 51 (10.94%) SQL
5 47 (10.09%) Java
6 14 (3.00%) ActionScript
7 13 (2.79%) Ruby
8 8 (1.72%) Python
9 6 (1.29%) C
9 6 (1.29%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (1.07%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.86%) C++
12 3 (0.64%) VB
13 2 (0.43%) ActionScript 2.0
14 1 (0.21%) Groovy
14 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (11.16%) Degree
2 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (0.86%) ACCA
2 4 (0.86%) CIMA
3 3 (0.64%) ISEB
4 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) PMP
5 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.29%) QA
2 12 (2.58%) Section 508
3 11 (2.36%) SLA
4 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.64%) WCAG
4 3 (0.64%) WAI
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.64%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 67 (14.38%) Adobe
1 67 (14.38%) Google
2 29 (6.22%) Venda
3 19 (4.08%) hybris
4 17 (3.65%) Facebook
4 17 (3.65%) Twitter
5 15 (3.22%) Oracle
5 15 (3.22%) Microsoft
6 12 (2.58%) Yahoo!
7 9 (1.93%) Omniture
7 9 (1.93%) Apple
8 8 (1.72%) Stellent
9 7 (1.50%) Interwoven
10 6 (1.29%) FatWire
10 6 (1.29%) EPiServer
10 6 (1.29%) Zend
11 5 (1.07%) Sitecore
11 5 (1.07%) ATG
11 5 (1.07%) Endeca
12 4 (0.86%) SAP
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: Yesterday
London
Centum Recruitment Limited
Rate: £0 - £32,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day £250-350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £36000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £310 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 24 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Posted: 28 days ago