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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 396 314 337
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +23
Contract jobs citing SEO 188 264 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.76% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 146 115
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £320 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.90% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £26.75 £20.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.91% +22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £14.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £27.35 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +96.96%
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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
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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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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 -2 113 £405 +11.72% 50
South East -46 43 £315 -1.56% 24
East of England -27 9 £350 +7.69% 5
West Midlands -5 7 £375 +30.43% 4
North West -19 5 £300 -14.28% 12
South West -32 5 £425 +21.42% 13
East Midlands -5 2 £250 - 2
Yorkshire -10 2 £250 -13.04% 5
North East -28 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
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UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 207 (52.01%) HTML
2 181 (45.48%) CSS
3 147 (36.93%) JavaScript
4 140 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (32.66%) Marketing
6 115 (28.89%) jQuery
7 104 (26.13%) HTML5
8 96 (24.12%) CMS
9 87 (21.86%) User Experience
10 84 (21.11%) Analytics
11 80 (20.10%) E-Commerce
12 75 (18.84%) Social Media
13 74 (18.59%) CSS3
14 68 (17.09%) Java
15 67 (16.83%) Content Management
16 63 (15.83%) Subversion
17 59 (14.82%) XML
17 59 (14.82%) Project Management
18 56 (14.07%) Git (software)
19 52 (13.07%) MVC
19 52 (13.07%) Photoshop
20 50 (12.56%) Ajax
21 49 (12.31%) MySQL
22 46 (11.56%) Adobe
22 46 (11.56%) PHP
23 45 (11.31%) JUnit
24 44 (11.06%) Web Development
25 43 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
26 42 (10.55%) Digital Marketing
26 42 (10.55%) XHTML

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 96 (24.12%) CMS
2 26 (6.53%) WordPress
3 23 (5.78%) Drupal
4 21 (5.28%) Confluence
5 20 (5.03%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.02%) Adobe CQ
7 12 (3.02%) SharePoint
8 10 (2.51%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (2.26%) Node.js
10 8 (2.01%) IIS
11 7 (1.76%) TeamSite
12 6 (1.51%) Apache
13 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.75%) Apache Solr
15 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.50%) SAS
15 2 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
16 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
Applications
1 52 (13.07%) Photoshop
2 30 (7.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (3.27%) MS Excel
4 10 (2.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.51%) MS Office
6 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.75%) MS Project
8 2 (0.50%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.50%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 27 (6.78%) Google Analytics
2 6 (1.51%) WebTrends
3 5 (1.26%) Magento
4 4 (1.01%) Radian6
5 3 (0.75%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.01%) GitHub
2 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) SaaS
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.25%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.77%) Intranet
2 14 (3.52%) Internet
3 10 (2.51%) HTTP
4 4 (1.01%) SSL
5 3 (0.75%) FTP
6 2 (0.50%) SAN
6 2 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.50%) MVNO
7 1 (0.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.31%) MySQL
2 12 (3.02%) Jackrabbit
3 10 (2.51%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.26%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 6 (1.51%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.50%) Redis
9 1 (0.25%) Big Data
9 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (15.83%) Subversion
2 56 (14.07%) Git (software)
3 45 (11.31%) JUnit
4 29 (7.29%) JIRA
5 21 (5.28%) Dreamweaver
6 19 (4.77%) Maven
7 17 (4.27%) Jasmine
8 13 (3.27%) Mockito
8 13 (3.27%) Mocha
9 11 (2.76%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.51%) Selenium
11 9 (2.26%) Ant
11 9 (2.26%) QUnit
12 7 (1.76%) Visual Studio
13 6 (1.51%) Grunt
14 5 (1.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 4 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (0.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 3 (0.75%) Axure RP
16 3 (0.75%) Xdebug
General
1 130 (32.66%) Marketing
2 40 (10.05%) Retail
3 39 (9.80%) Publishing
4 36 (9.05%) Legal
5 25 (6.28%) Advertising
6 22 (5.53%) Finance
7 6 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.26%) Automotive
9 4 (1.01%) Games
9 4 (1.01%) German Language
10 3 (0.75%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.75%) Banking
10 3 (0.75%) Arabic Language
11 2 (0.50%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.50%) Law
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 175 (43.97%) Developer
2 60 (15.08%) Front-End Developer
3 47 (11.81%) Web Developer
4 43 (10.80%) Designer
5 23 (5.78%) Analyst
6 21 (5.28%) Project Manager
7 20 (5.03%) Content Editor
8 19 (4.77%) PHP Developer
9 18 (4.52%) Java Developer
9 18 (4.52%) Senior Developer
10 17 (4.27%) Hybris Developer
11 16 (4.02%) Front-End Web Developer
11 16 (4.02%) Digital Project Manager
12 13 (3.27%) Content Manager
13 12 (3.02%) Copywriter
13 12 (3.02%) Business Analyst
13 12 (3.02%) Web Designer
14 11 (2.76%) Consultant
15 10 (2.51%) Marketing Manager
16 9 (2.26%) Digital Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (52.01%) HTML
2 181 (45.48%) CSS
3 115 (28.89%) jQuery
4 104 (26.13%) HTML5
5 74 (18.59%) CSS3
6 59 (14.82%) XML
7 50 (12.56%) Ajax
8 42 (10.55%) XHTML
9 40 (10.05%) JSP
10 39 (9.80%) Spring
11 28 (7.04%) .NET
12 27 (6.78%) AngularJS
13 26 (6.53%) Sass
14 24 (6.03%) Spring MVC
15 20 (5.03%) RESTful
15 20 (5.03%) Backbone.js
15 20 (5.03%) Web Services
16 19 (4.77%) XSD
17 18 (4.52%) J2EE
17 18 (4.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 87 (21.86%) User Experience
2 75 (18.84%) Social Media
3 36 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.03%) W3C
5 20 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 19 (4.77%) Copywriting
7 13 (3.27%) Blog
7 13 (3.27%) Digital Media
8 11 (2.76%) iPad
9 10 (2.51%) Taxonomies
10 9 (2.26%) Web 2.0
10 9 (2.26%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.76%) Open Source
11 7 (1.76%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.51%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.75%) Wiki
13 3 (0.75%) Graphic Design
13 3 (0.75%) Animation
13 3 (0.75%) Podcast
13 3 (0.75%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.79%) Linux
2 30 (7.54%) UNIX
3 12 (3.02%) Windows
4 6 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.01%) Solaris
6 3 (0.75%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) webOS
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (21.11%) Analytics
3 80 (20.10%) E-Commerce
4 67 (16.83%) Content Management
5 59 (14.82%) Project Management
6 52 (13.07%) MVC
7 44 (11.06%) Web Development
8 43 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (10.55%) Digital Marketing
10 39 (9.80%) TDD
11 38 (9.55%) Pay per click
12 36 (9.05%) Scrum
13 33 (8.29%) OO
13 33 (8.29%) Responsive Web Design
14 32 (8.04%) Online Marketing
15 30 (7.54%) Kanban
16 28 (7.04%) Web Design
16 28 (7.04%) Web Analytics
17 24 (6.03%) Validation
18 23 (5.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 147 (36.93%) JavaScript
2 68 (17.09%) Java
3 46 (11.56%) PHP
4 25 (6.28%) SQL
5 14 (3.52%) Groovy
6 13 (3.27%) C#
7 5 (1.26%) Scala
7 5 (1.26%) PHP5
8 4 (1.01%) Ruby
9 3 (0.75%) Python
9 3 (0.75%) Perl
10 2 (0.50%) C
10 2 (0.50%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.50%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.25%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 33 (8.29%) Degree
2 11 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) PMP
4 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.50%) CIPD
5 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.25%) HNC
5 1 (0.25%) HND
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.26%) QA
2 7 (1.76%) WCAG
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.50%) cPanel
2 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 46 (11.56%) Adobe
2 39 (9.80%) Google
3 20 (5.03%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.77%) Twitter
5 17 (4.27%) Facebook
5 17 (4.27%) hybris
6 12 (3.02%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.76%) RedDot
8 5 (1.26%) Omniture
8 5 (1.26%) FatWire
8 5 (1.26%) HP
8 5 (1.26%) Zend
9 4 (1.01%) Coremetrics
9 4 (1.01%) Sencha
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle
9 4 (1.01%) IBM
10 3 (0.75%) Appcelerator
11 2 (0.50%) DoubleClick
11 2 (0.50%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.50%) Sysomos
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