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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 355 367 378
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs citing SEO 227 202 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.56% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 122 114
Average daily rate
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£280 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.39% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.69 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.85% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £17.69 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.50 £17.69 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.45% -1.72%
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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
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
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 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +28 115 £325 +8.33% 89
South East -13 45 £300 +36.36% 25
East of England -29 18 £260 -9.56% 13
North West +3 14 £238 -15.17% 23
West Midlands -13 12 £275 -16.66% 11
Yorkshire +11 10 £213 -26.08% 11
South West -39 7 £225 -59.09% 3
East Midlands 0 4 £325 -10.34% 7
North East - 1 - - 3
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 236 (53.88%) HTML
2 202 (46.12%) CSS
3 156 (35.62%) JavaScript
4 153 (34.93%) Marketing
5 129 (29.45%) Analytics
6 122 (27.85%) jQuery
7 115 (26.26%) CMS
8 114 (26.03%) HTML5
9 110 (25.11%) Content Management
10 103 (23.52%) E-Commerce
11 102 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
12 94 (21.46%) Social Media
13 92 (21.00%) CSS3
14 85 (19.41%) Project Management
15 79 (18.04%) XML
16 75 (17.12%) Ajax
17 69 (15.75%) Google
18 64 (14.61%) Photoshop
18 64 (14.61%) MySQL
19 61 (13.93%) PHP
19 61 (13.93%) Subversion
20 60 (13.70%) Digital Marketing
21 59 (13.47%) Adobe
22 57 (13.01%) Web Analytics
23 56 (12.79%) XHTML
24 53 (12.10%) Google Analytics
25 51 (11.64%) Pay per click
25 51 (11.64%) Retail
26 50 (11.42%) MVC
27 49 (11.19%) Finance

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 115 (26.26%) CMS
2 24 (5.48%) Tomcat
2 24 (5.48%) Confluence
3 22 (5.02%) WordPress
4 21 (4.79%) Drupal
5 19 (4.34%) SharePoint
6 17 (3.88%) IIS
7 13 (2.97%) Adobe CQ
8 8 (1.83%) Magnolia
8 8 (1.83%) Node.js
8 8 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
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%) TeamSite
12 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.46%) Apache
Applications
1 64 (14.61%) Photoshop
2 26 (5.94%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.74%) MS Office
4 11 (2.51%) MS Excel
5 8 (1.83%) Fireworks
5 8 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.14%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.68%) InDesign
7 3 (0.68%) MS Project
8 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 53 (12.10%) Google Analytics
2 20 (4.57%) WebTrends
3 13 (2.97%) SiteCatalyst
4 10 (2.28%) Magento
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.46%) Agresso
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.23%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.60%) 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 27 (6.16%) Internet
2 11 (2.51%) Intranet
3 4 (0.91%) DNS
3 4 (0.91%) SSL
4 3 (0.68%) FTP
4 3 (0.68%) MVNO
5 2 (0.46%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.23%) Extranet
6 1 (0.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.61%) MySQL
2 19 (4.34%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.23%) DB2
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 61 (13.93%) Subversion
2 45 (10.27%) Git (software)
3 31 (7.08%) JIRA
4 27 (6.16%) JUnit
5 26 (5.94%) Dreamweaver
6 12 (2.74%) JSUnit
6 12 (2.74%) PHPUnit
6 12 (2.74%) Jasmine
7 9 (2.05%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.14%) Ant
8 5 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.14%) Mocha
9 4 (0.91%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.91%) QUnit
10 3 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 3 (0.68%) Firebug
10 3 (0.68%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
General
1 153 (34.93%) Marketing
2 51 (11.64%) Retail
3 49 (11.19%) Finance
4 46 (10.50%) Legal
5 44 (10.05%) Publishing
6 26 (5.94%) Advertising
7 12 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (2.51%) German Language
8 11 (2.51%) Banking
9 8 (1.83%) Games
10 7 (1.60%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.60%) Automotive
11 5 (1.14%) French Language
12 4 (0.91%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.68%) Arabic Language
13 3 (0.68%) Back Office
13 3 (0.68%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.46%) Electronics
14 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 168 (38.36%) Developer
2 63 (14.38%) Web Developer
3 54 (12.33%) Front-End Developer
4 42 (9.59%) Designer
5 29 (6.62%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.94%) Analyst
7 22 (5.02%) Content Manager
7 22 (5.02%) Hybris Developer
8 18 (4.11%) Digital Project Manager
9 17 (3.88%) Copywriter
9 17 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.65%) Web Manager
11 13 (2.97%) Front-End Web Developer
11 13 (2.97%) PHP Developer
12 11 (2.51%) Lead Developer
12 11 (2.51%) PPC Manager
12 11 (2.51%) PPC Analyst
12 11 (2.51%) Content Editor
12 11 (2.51%) PPC Specialist
12 11 (2.51%) PPC Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (53.88%) HTML
2 202 (46.12%) CSS
3 122 (27.85%) jQuery
4 114 (26.03%) HTML5
5 92 (21.00%) CSS3
6 79 (18.04%) XML
7 75 (17.12%) Ajax
8 56 (12.79%) XHTML
9 41 (9.36%) .NET
10 33 (7.53%) AngularJS
11 31 (7.08%) JSP
12 29 (6.62%) ASP.NET
13 24 (5.48%) XSD
13 24 (5.48%) Spring
14 23 (5.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (5.25%) Spring MVC
15 20 (4.57%) Web Services
16 19 (4.34%) XSLT
16 19 (4.34%) Backbone.js
17 18 (4.11%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 94 (21.46%) Social Media
2 27 (6.16%) Copywriting
3 24 (5.48%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.79%) Digital Media
5 20 (4.57%) W3C
6 13 (2.97%) Blog
7 12 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.05%) Open Source
9 6 (1.37%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.37%) Statistics
10 5 (1.14%) Animation
10 5 (1.14%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.14%) iPad
10 5 (1.14%) Social Network
11 4 (0.91%) Wiki
11 4 (0.91%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.91%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.68%) Handset
12 3 (0.68%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.53%) UNIX
2 18 (4.11%) Windows
3 15 (3.42%) Linux
4 13 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.74%) Android
6 6 (1.37%) Solaris
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.68%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (29.45%) Analytics
2 110 (25.11%) Content Management
3 103 (23.52%) E-Commerce
4 102 (23.29%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (19.41%) Project Management
6 60 (13.70%) Digital Marketing
7 57 (13.01%) Web Analytics
8 51 (11.64%) Pay per click
9 50 (11.42%) MVC
10 49 (11.19%) Scrum
11 46 (10.50%) Unit Testing
12 39 (8.90%) Web Development
13 35 (7.99%) OO
14 31 (7.08%) Validation
15 30 (6.85%) B2C
16 28 (6.39%) Responsive Web Design
17 27 (6.16%) Integration Testing
18 26 (5.94%) Benchmarking
19 25 (5.71%) Data Modelling
20 24 (5.48%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 156 (35.62%) JavaScript
2 61 (13.93%) PHP
3 48 (10.96%) Java
4 30 (6.85%) SQL
5 29 (6.62%) C#
6 7 (1.60%) Ruby
7 4 (0.91%) Groovy
7 4 (0.91%) Python
7 4 (0.91%) C
7 4 (0.91%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.68%) C++
9 2 (0.46%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.46%) PHP5
10 1 (0.23%) PHP4
10 1 (0.23%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.23%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (10.50%) Degree
2 4 (0.91%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.68%) PMP
3 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.23%) ACCA
4 1 (0.23%) CIMA
4 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.23%) ISEB
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.23%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.25%) 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 69 (15.75%) Google
2 59 (13.47%) Adobe
3 23 (5.25%) hybris
4 21 (4.79%) Twitter
5 20 (4.57%) Facebook
6 19 (4.34%) Omniture
7 16 (3.65%) Microsoft
8 11 (2.51%) Sitecore
9 9 (2.05%) Oracle
10 8 (1.83%) FatWire
10 8 (1.83%) Zend
11 7 (1.60%) RedDot
12 5 (1.14%) IBM
13 4 (0.91%) Open Text
13 4 (0.91%) Lotus
13 4 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.91%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.91%) AccuRev
13 4 (0.91%) DoubleClick
13 4 (0.91%) Sencha
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - £350
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hot Rec
Rate: £22k - 24k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £140 - £180 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Teamcore
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Sand Resources
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £375 - 450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago