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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 409 423 386
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -37
Contract jobs citing SEO 203 194 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.39% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 112 125
Median daily rate £350 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £250 £328
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £93.75 £38.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.40% +141.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £28.75 £23.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.57 £158.75 £43.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £12.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -71.09%
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
40453 39757 38477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.12% 79.42% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27165 25700 24694
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 1131 1160
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.85 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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
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 30 May 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 +9 87 £375 +7.14% 47
South East -2 49 £245 +2.08% 28
North West -2 22 £500 +61.29% 25
Yorkshire +18 15 £400 - 14
West Midlands -26 12 £350 +29.62% 8
East of England -2 8 £400 +60.00% 12
South West 0 7 £350 +75.00% 10
East Midlands -3 4 £225 -30.76% 7
North East - 1 £300 -
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 156 (39.39%) Marketing
2 150 (37.88%) HTML
3 132 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (32.83%) CSS
5 129 (32.58%) Analytics
6 120 (30.30%) JavaScript
7 106 (26.77%) User Experience
8 102 (25.76%) CMS
9 100 (25.25%) HTML5
10 94 (23.74%) Social Media
11 87 (21.97%) Google
12 83 (20.96%) Digital Marketing
13 79 (19.95%) Web Development
14 77 (19.44%) Google Analytics
15 76 (19.19%) E-Commerce
16 69 (17.42%) CSS3
17 67 (16.92%) jQuery
18 58 (14.65%) Git (software)
19 53 (13.38%) Publishing
20 52 (13.13%) Pay per click
21 51 (12.88%) Project Management
22 50 (12.63%) Finance
23 49 (12.37%) Java
24 48 (12.12%) Scrum
24 48 (12.12%) Sass
25 47 (11.87%) Content Management
26 42 (10.61%) LESS
27 41 (10.35%) Front End Development
27 41 (10.35%) PHP
27 41 (10.35%) Subversion

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
1 102 (25.76%) CMS
2 21 (5.30%) Tomcat
3 19 (4.80%) IIS
4 18 (4.55%) Drupal
5 17 (4.29%) WordPress
6 15 (3.79%) Apache Solr
7 14 (3.54%) Confluence
8 13 (3.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (3.28%) Apache
9 10 (2.53%) Node.js
10 8 (2.02%) Joomla!
11 7 (1.77%) Magnolia
11 7 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (1.52%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.52%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.26%) nginx
14 4 (1.01%) Facebook Platform
14 4 (1.01%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.76%) Kentico
15 3 (0.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.05%) MS Excel
3 14 (3.54%) MS Office
4 11 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (2.02%) GIMP
7 3 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.76%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.76%) MS Project
7 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.54%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.76%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.76%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Primavera
4 1 (0.25%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.44%) Google Analytics
2 17 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.04%) Adobe Analytics
3 16 (4.04%) SaaS
4 12 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.03%) Google Tag Manager
5 8 (2.02%) GitHub
6 7 (1.77%) IaaS
7 4 (1.01%) AdWords
8 3 (0.76%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.76%) Office 365
9 2 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.29%) Intranet
2 9 (2.27%) Internet
3 4 (1.01%) FTP
3 4 (1.01%) LDAP
3 4 (1.01%) Network Security
4 2 (0.51%) DNS
4 2 (0.51%) Firewall
4 2 (0.51%) HTTP
5 1 (0.25%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.25%) DHCP
5 1 (0.25%) Ethernet
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
5 1 (0.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.27%) MySQL
4 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.26%) Big Data
5 5 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.01%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.76%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.76%) Redis
8 1 (0.25%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.25%) HBase
8 1 (0.25%) OLAP
8 1 (0.25%) OLTP
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 41 (10.35%) Subversion
3 26 (6.57%) JIRA
4 17 (4.29%) Mercurial
5 14 (3.54%) Grunt
6 12 (3.03%) JUnit
7 8 (2.02%) gulp
8 7 (1.77%) Selenium
9 6 (1.52%) Maven
10 5 (1.26%) Ant
10 5 (1.26%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.26%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.26%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (1.01%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.76%) Bower
12 3 (0.76%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.76%) Sublime Text
13 2 (0.51%) AccuRev
13 2 (0.51%) Gradle
General
1 156 (39.39%) Marketing
2 53 (13.38%) Publishing
3 50 (12.63%) Finance
4 24 (6.06%) Legal
5 20 (5.05%) Retail
6 16 (4.04%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.54%) German Language
8 13 (3.28%) Brand Awareness
8 13 (3.28%) Manufacturing
9 11 (2.78%) Banking
10 10 (2.53%) Advertising
11 8 (2.02%) Electronics
12 6 (1.52%) Games
13 4 (1.01%) French Language
13 4 (1.01%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.76%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.76%) Law
15 2 (0.51%) Polish Language
15 2 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
15 2 (0.51%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 127 (32.07%) Developer
2 46 (11.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 44 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 43 (10.86%) Analyst
5 32 (8.08%) HTML Developer
6 27 (6.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 26 (6.57%) Designer
8 24 (6.06%) HTML CSS Developer
9 23 (5.81%) Content Designer
9 23 (5.81%) Digital Analyst
10 20 (5.05%) Business Analyst
10 20 (5.05%) Project Manager
11 19 (4.80%) Architect
12 18 (4.55%) Lead Developer
12 18 (4.55%) UI Developer
13 17 (4.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (4.04%) Marketing Manager
15 15 (3.79%) Product Owner
16 14 (3.54%) Senior Developer
17 13 (3.28%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (37.88%) HTML
2 130 (32.83%) CSS
3 100 (25.25%) HTML5
4 69 (17.42%) CSS3
5 67 (16.92%) jQuery
6 48 (12.12%) Sass
7 42 (10.61%) LESS
8 40 (10.10%) Ajax
9 37 (9.34%) .NET
10 31 (7.83%) XML
11 30 (7.58%) AngularJS
12 25 (6.31%) Web Services
13 24 (6.06%) XHTML
14 20 (5.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (4.80%) ASP.NET
16 18 (4.55%) React
17 16 (4.04%) Middleware
18 14 (3.54%) Spring
19 13 (3.28%) JSP
20 12 (3.03%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (26.77%) User Experience
2 94 (23.74%) Social Media
3 29 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.30%) Digital Media
5 20 (5.05%) Management Information System
6 16 (4.04%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.53%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.02%) W3C
9 7 (1.77%) iPad
9 7 (1.77%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.52%) Blog
11 5 (1.26%) Web 2.0
11 5 (1.26%) Wiki
12 4 (1.01%) Copywriting
12 4 (1.01%) Statistics
13 3 (0.76%) Economics
13 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.76%) NHS
14 2 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (7.58%) Windows
2 29 (7.32%) Linux
3 19 (4.80%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.79%) Unix
5 12 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.76%) Android
8 2 (0.51%) Debian
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
8 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (32.58%) Analytics
3 83 (20.96%) Digital Marketing
4 79 (19.95%) Web Development
5 76 (19.19%) E-Commerce
6 52 (13.13%) Pay per click
7 51 (12.88%) Project Management
8 48 (12.12%) Scrum
9 47 (11.87%) Content Management
10 41 (10.35%) Front End Development
11 32 (8.08%) Web Application Development
12 30 (7.58%) B2B
13 28 (7.07%) Web Analytics
14 26 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (6.57%) Wireframes
15 25 (6.31%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
15 25 (6.31%) TDD
16 23 (5.81%) B2C
16 23 (5.81%) CRM
17 22 (5.56%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 120 (30.30%) JavaScript
2 49 (12.37%) Java
3 41 (10.35%) PHP
4 27 (6.82%) SQL
5 18 (4.55%) C#
6 15 (3.79%) Python
7 10 (2.53%) XPath
8 8 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.26%) Groovy
10 4 (1.01%) Clojure
10 4 (1.01%) ES6
11 3 (0.76%) C
11 3 (0.76%) C++
11 3 (0.76%) Haskell
11 3 (0.76%) VBA
12 2 (0.51%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.25%) ECMAScript
13 1 (0.25%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (8.84%) Degree
2 5 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (1.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.25%) ISEB
4 1 (0.25%) MBA
4 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.28%) QA
2 8 (2.02%) WCAG
3 5 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) P3O
4 1 (0.25%) SLA
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.01%) Varnish
3 2 (0.51%) 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 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.77%) Puppet
2 2 (0.51%) TeamSite
3 1 (0.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 87 (21.97%) Google
2 32 (8.08%) Adobe
3 20 (5.05%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.54%) Oracle
4 14 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (3.28%) Tableau
6 12 (3.03%) Facebook
6 12 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 12 (3.03%) Twitter
7 9 (2.27%) hybris
7 9 (2.27%) Marketo
8 8 (2.02%) SAP
9 7 (1.77%) SaltStack
9 7 (1.77%) Sitecore
10 6 (1.52%) EPiServer
10 6 (1.52%) Omniture
11 4 (1.01%) IBM
11 4 (1.01%) Lotus
11 4 (1.01%) Optimizely
12 3 (0.76%) Zend
Northampton
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
North Surrey
Simon James IT
Posted: 19 days ago
North Surrey
Simon James IT
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 23 days ago