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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 401 353 371
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +18
Contract jobs citing SEO 186 235 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.63% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 141 109
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £181 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £93.75 £38.15 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.74% +182.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £18.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.75 £43.25 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £40.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-69.13% +194.54%
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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
39551 37200 33391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.31% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26015 23704 20533
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 1117 1018
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -46 79 £330 -5.71% 64
South East -29 35 £225 -18.18% 41
West Midlands +7 21 £270 -3.57% 9
Yorkshire -14 17 £338 -25.00% 14
East Midlands +4 13 £325 +51.16% 5
East of England -11 9 £264 -13.52% 7
North West -20 8 £310 -11.42% 21
South West -17 1 £200 -33.33% 2
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SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 174 (49.29%) Analytics
2 143 (40.51%) HTML
3 142 (40.23%) Marketing
4 117 (33.14%) CSS
5 113 (32.01%) JavaScript
6 108 (30.59%) User Experience
7 101 (28.61%) Content Management
8 91 (25.78%) E-Commerce
9 88 (24.93%) Google
10 86 (24.36%) CMS
11 80 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
12 73 (20.68%) jQuery
13 62 (17.56%) Digital Marketing
13 62 (17.56%) Adobe
14 54 (15.30%) Web Analytics
14 54 (15.30%) Google Analytics
15 52 (14.73%) Project Management
15 52 (14.73%) Photoshop
16 47 (13.31%) Pay per click
17 46 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (12.46%) HTML5
19 43 (12.18%) Social Media
20 38 (10.76%) Degree
21 34 (9.63%) Finance
21 34 (9.63%) CSS3
21 34 (9.63%) Mobile App
22 31 (8.78%) Internet
22 31 (8.78%) Retail
22 31 (8.78%) Publishing
23 29 (8.22%) Information Architecture

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 86 (24.36%) CMS
2 21 (5.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 20 (5.67%) Umbraco
4 14 (3.97%) Drupal
5 12 (3.40%) Sitecore CMS
6 10 (2.83%) WordPress
7 9 (2.55%) WebLogic
7 9 (2.55%) Apache
8 8 (2.27%) IIS
8 8 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.27%) Confluence
9 6 (1.70%) Kentico
10 5 (1.42%) Node.js
10 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.42%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.57%) TYPO3
12 2 (0.57%) DNN
12 2 (0.57%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 52 (14.73%) Photoshop
2 17 (4.82%) Spreadsheet
3 13 (3.68%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.68%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.55%) MS Office
4 9 (2.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.85%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
7 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) MS Project
7 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (2.83%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.70%) Magento
3 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) Radian6
4 2 (0.57%) Tridion
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.30%) Google Analytics
2 21 (5.95%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (1.42%) Google Checkout
3 5 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.42%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) PaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.78%) Internet
2 13 (3.68%) HTTP
3 8 (2.27%) Intranet
4 6 (1.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.42%) Extranet
6 4 (1.13%) SSL
7 3 (0.85%) DNS
8 2 (0.57%) FTP
9 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.83%) MySQL
3 9 (2.55%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.42%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.13%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.57%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (0.57%) DB2
9 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.28%) Big Data
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 18 (5.10%) JIRA
1 18 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.82%) Subversion
3 9 (2.55%) Selenium
4 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.70%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (1.70%) Jasmine
6 4 (1.13%) JUnit
7 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.57%) RSpec
8 2 (0.57%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.57%) Mockito
8 2 (0.57%) Ant
8 2 (0.57%) Maven
8 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.57%) gulp
9 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.28%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.28%) Mocha
9 1 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 142 (40.23%) Marketing
2 34 (9.63%) Finance
3 31 (8.78%) Publishing
3 31 (8.78%) Retail
4 16 (4.53%) Legal
5 15 (4.25%) Advertising
6 14 (3.97%) Banking
7 13 (3.68%) Arabic Language
8 9 (2.55%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.85%) Law
11 2 (0.57%) Back Office
11 2 (0.57%) Automotive
11 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.57%) Games
12 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.28%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.28%) French Language
12 1 (0.28%) German Language
12 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 97 (27.48%) Developer
2 28 (7.93%) Web Developer
3 26 (7.37%) Front-End Developer
4 25 (7.08%) Content Manager
5 23 (6.52%) Analyst
5 23 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 22 (6.23%) Designer
7 19 (5.38%) .NET Developer
8 14 (3.97%) Consultant
8 14 (3.97%) Marketing Manager
9 13 (3.68%) Digital Project Manager
10 11 (3.12%) Senior Designer
10 11 (3.12%) E-Commerce Manager
10 11 (3.12%) .NET Web Developer
10 11 (3.12%) Web Analyst
10 11 (3.12%) Web Manager
11 9 (2.55%) Digital Marketing Manager
12 8 (2.27%) Web Editor
12 8 (2.27%) Java Developer
13 7 (1.98%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (40.51%) HTML
2 117 (33.14%) CSS
3 73 (20.68%) jQuery
4 44 (12.46%) HTML5
5 34 (9.63%) CSS3
6 28 (7.93%) .NET
7 25 (7.08%) Web Services
8 22 (6.23%) Flash
9 21 (5.95%) ASP.NET
10 20 (5.67%) XHTML
10 20 (5.67%) XML
11 19 (5.38%) Ajax
12 16 (4.53%) Sass
13 15 (4.25%) Spring
14 14 (3.97%) AngularJS
15 13 (3.68%) LESS
15 13 (3.68%) JSP
16 12 (3.40%) JSON
17 11 (3.12%) Backbone.js
18 9 (2.55%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (30.59%) User Experience
2 46 (13.03%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (12.18%) Social Media
4 34 (9.63%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.10%) Visualisation
5 18 (5.10%) W3C
6 16 (4.53%) Management Information System
7 15 (4.25%) Copywriting
8 14 (3.97%) Digital Media
9 10 (2.83%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.27%) Statistics
11 7 (1.98%) NHS
12 5 (1.42%) Web 2.0
13 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.13%) Blog
13 4 (1.13%) Google Search Appliance
13 4 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.85%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.85%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.53%) Windows
1 16 (4.53%) Linux
2 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
2 7 (1.98%) UNIX
3 6 (1.70%) Android
4 4 (1.13%) Windows Phone 7
4 4 (1.13%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (49.29%) Analytics
2 101 (28.61%) Content Management
3 91 (25.78%) E-Commerce
4 80 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (17.56%) Digital Marketing
6 54 (15.30%) Web Analytics
7 52 (14.73%) Project Management
8 47 (13.31%) Pay per click
9 29 (8.22%) Information Architecture
10 26 (7.37%) Web Development
10 26 (7.37%) Web Design
11 25 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (6.80%) Scrum
13 23 (6.52%) Email Marketing
14 20 (5.67%) MVC
14 20 (5.67%) Responsive Web Design
15 19 (5.38%) Online Marketing
16 16 (4.53%) TDD
17 15 (4.25%) B2B
17 15 (4.25%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 113 (32.01%) JavaScript
2 25 (7.08%) Java
3 22 (6.23%) C#
4 21 (5.95%) PHP
5 17 (4.82%) SQL
6 10 (2.83%) Python
7 9 (2.55%) Ruby
8 8 (2.27%) R
9 6 (1.70%) Groovy
9 6 (1.70%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.42%) C
10 5 (1.42%) Scala
11 4 (1.13%) PHP5
11 4 (1.13%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.57%) VB
13 2 (0.57%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.28%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (10.76%) Degree
2 14 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.82%) QA
2 6 (1.70%) SLA
3 1 (0.28%) WCAG
3 1 (0.28%) WAI
3 1 (0.28%) P3O
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 88 (24.93%) Google
2 62 (17.56%) Adobe
3 24 (6.80%) Microsoft
4 16 (4.53%) EPiServer
5 12 (3.40%) Sitecore
6 10 (2.83%) Tableau
7 9 (2.55%) Facebook
7 9 (2.55%) Omniture
7 9 (2.55%) Oracle
8 8 (2.27%) Twitter
9 7 (1.98%) SAP
9 7 (1.98%) hybris
10 6 (1.70%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.42%) PayPal
11 5 (1.42%) Demandware
11 5 (1.42%) Coremetrics
11 5 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.13%) Endeca
12 4 (1.13%) Marketo
12 4 (1.13%) Eloqua
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