The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - - 50
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
351 430 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 84.78% 80.52% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 252 186
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 40
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +29.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £62.50 £48.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SEO across the Essex region.

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Essex

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Essex region.

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Essex