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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 408 353 374
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +21
Contract jobs citing SEO 190 221 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.62% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 114 92
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.60 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +23.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.81 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-33.07% +96.96%
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
39381 35768 36229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.87% 74.65% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25694 22646 21510
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1037 1346
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -1 103 £350 +16.66% 66
South East -42 42 £340 +13.33% 24
North West -3 12 £338 -16.66% 26
East of England -38 9 £360 +22.55% 19
East Midlands +6 6 £250 -33.33% 11
North East - 6 £275 -
Yorkshire -1 5 £175 -53.33% 14
West Midlands -20 5 £456 +33.40% 6
South West -39 2 £241 -12.27% 11
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 232 (52.49%) HTML
2 194 (43.89%) CSS
3 156 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (35.07%) JavaScript
4 155 (35.07%) Marketing
5 122 (27.60%) Analytics
6 115 (26.02%) jQuery
7 107 (24.21%) Social Media
7 107 (24.21%) CMS
8 104 (23.53%) User Experience
9 103 (23.30%) E-Commerce
10 102 (23.08%) HTML5
11 96 (21.72%) Content Management
12 72 (16.29%) CSS3
13 71 (16.06%) XML
13 71 (16.06%) Project Management
14 65 (14.71%) Google
15 64 (14.48%) Photoshop
16 62 (14.03%) Ajax
17 57 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
17 57 (12.90%) Subversion
18 56 (12.67%) Legal
19 55 (12.44%) Publishing
19 55 (12.44%) PHP
19 55 (12.44%) MySQL
20 53 (11.99%) Java
21 52 (11.76%) MVC
22 51 (11.54%) Retail
22 51 (11.54%) Google Analytics
23 50 (11.31%) XHTML

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 107 (24.21%) CMS
2 27 (6.11%) Drupal
3 26 (5.88%) WordPress
4 23 (5.20%) Confluence
4 23 (5.20%) SharePoint
5 22 (4.98%) Tomcat
6 14 (3.17%) IIS
7 12 (2.71%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.81%) Node.js
9 6 (1.36%) Magnolia
10 5 (1.13%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.90%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.90%) Apache
11 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.45%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.45%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.45%) TeamSite
12 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 64 (14.48%) Photoshop
2 25 (5.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (2.94%) MS Excel
4 12 (2.71%) MS Office
5 9 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (1.58%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.90%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.68%) MS Project
10 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.45%) InDesign
10 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 51 (11.54%) Google Analytics
2 18 (4.07%) WebTrends
3 10 (2.26%) SiteCatalyst
4 8 (1.81%) Magento
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.23%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.58%) GitHub
2 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.23%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.52%) Intranet
1 20 (4.52%) Internet
2 4 (0.90%) HTTP
2 4 (0.90%) DNS
2 4 (0.90%) SSL
3 3 (0.68%) FTP
3 3 (0.68%) MVNO
4 2 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.44%) MySQL
2 14 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.36%) MongoDB
3 6 (1.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.23%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 57 (12.90%) Subversion
2 42 (9.50%) Git (software)
3 30 (6.79%) JIRA
4 28 (6.33%) Dreamweaver
5 27 (6.11%) JUnit
6 13 (2.94%) Jasmine
7 9 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.81%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.36%) Mocha
10 5 (1.13%) QUnit
11 4 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.90%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.90%) Ant
11 4 (0.90%) JSUnit
12 3 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 3 (0.68%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.68%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (0.68%) Xdebug
13 2 (0.45%) Grunt
13 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 155 (35.07%) Marketing
2 56 (12.67%) Legal
3 55 (12.44%) Publishing
4 51 (11.54%) Retail
5 37 (8.37%) Finance
6 23 (5.20%) Advertising
7 13 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (2.71%) German Language
9 8 (1.81%) Games
9 8 (1.81%) Banking
10 6 (1.36%) Automotive
11 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.90%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.90%) Dutch Language
12 4 (0.90%) French Language
13 3 (0.68%) Arabic Language
13 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.68%) Back Office
14 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 164 (37.10%) Developer
2 60 (13.57%) Designer
3 53 (11.99%) Front-End Developer
4 52 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 27 (6.11%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.88%) Analyst
7 21 (4.75%) Senior Developer
8 20 (4.52%) Hybris Developer
9 19 (4.30%) Content Manager
9 19 (4.30%) Web Manager
10 18 (4.07%) Content Editor
10 18 (4.07%) Digital Project Manager
11 17 (3.85%) PHP Developer
12 15 (3.39%) Copywriter
13 13 (2.94%) Front-End Web Developer
14 12 (2.71%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.71%) Digital Content Designer
15 11 (2.49%) Consultant
16 10 (2.26%) .NET Developer
16 10 (2.26%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (52.49%) HTML
2 194 (43.89%) CSS
3 115 (26.02%) jQuery
4 102 (23.08%) HTML5
5 72 (16.29%) CSS3
6 71 (16.06%) XML
7 62 (14.03%) Ajax
8 50 (11.31%) XHTML
9 35 (7.92%) .NET
10 31 (7.01%) JSP
11 27 (6.11%) Spring
12 23 (5.20%) ASP.NET
12 23 (5.20%) Web Services
13 22 (4.98%) XSD
13 22 (4.98%) AngularJS
14 21 (4.75%) Backbone.js
14 21 (4.75%) Spring MVC
15 20 (4.52%) Flash
16 19 (4.30%) Sass
17 16 (3.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 107 (24.21%) Social Media
2 104 (23.53%) User Experience
3 33 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.56%) Copywriting
5 27 (6.11%) Mobile App
6 19 (4.30%) Digital Media
7 18 (4.07%) W3C
8 14 (3.17%) Management Information System
8 14 (3.17%) Blog
9 8 (1.81%) Open Source
10 7 (1.58%) iPad
10 7 (1.58%) Web 2.0
10 7 (1.58%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.36%) Taxonomies
11 6 (1.36%) Wiki
12 5 (1.13%) Social Network
12 5 (1.13%) Animation
13 4 (0.90%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.90%) FMCG
14 3 (0.68%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.79%) UNIX
2 22 (4.98%) Linux
3 16 (3.62%) Windows
4 9 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.58%) Android
6 5 (1.13%) Solaris
7 2 (0.45%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.23%) webOS
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (27.60%) Analytics
3 103 (23.30%) E-Commerce
4 96 (21.72%) Content Management
5 71 (16.06%) Project Management
6 57 (12.90%) Digital Marketing
7 52 (11.76%) MVC
8 49 (11.09%) Scrum
8 49 (11.09%) Web Analytics
9 48 (10.86%) Pay per click
10 41 (9.28%) Web Development
11 39 (8.82%) Unit Testing
12 33 (7.47%) Web Application Development
13 32 (7.24%) OO
14 30 (6.79%) Responsive Web Design
15 28 (6.33%) B2C
15 28 (6.33%) Web Design
16 27 (6.11%) Integration Testing
16 27 (6.11%) Kanban
16 27 (6.11%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 155 (35.07%) JavaScript
2 55 (12.44%) PHP
3 53 (11.99%) Java
4 25 (5.66%) SQL
5 23 (5.20%) C#
6 8 (1.81%) Groovy
7 5 (1.13%) Ruby
8 4 (0.90%) C
9 3 (0.68%) C++
9 3 (0.68%) Perl
9 3 (0.68%) PHP5
9 3 (0.68%) Scala
9 3 (0.68%) Python
10 2 (0.45%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.23%) PHP4
11 1 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (8.14%) Degree
2 9 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.13%) PMP
4 5 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.23%) HNC
5 1 (0.23%) HND
5 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.52%) QA
2 5 (1.13%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) WCAG
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.45%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 65 (14.71%) Google
2 47 (10.63%) Adobe
3 22 (4.98%) Microsoft
4 21 (4.75%) hybris
4 21 (4.75%) Twitter
5 20 (4.52%) Facebook
6 16 (3.62%) Omniture
7 14 (3.17%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.81%) Oracle
9 7 (1.58%) RedDot
9 7 (1.58%) FatWire
9 7 (1.58%) Zend
10 4 (0.90%) Coremetrics
10 4 (0.90%) Sencha
10 4 (0.90%) IBM
10 4 (0.90%) Lotus
10 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.68%) Open Text
12 2 (0.45%) Sun
12 2 (0.45%) Stellent
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kingston upon Thames
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £175.56 - £221.83 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Excellent rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley
Blue Town Online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-350 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + DOE
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago