The first table below looks at the demand for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 64 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SEO 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.26% - 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £266 £300
% change year-on-year
+22.06% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.50 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+385.18% -18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
577 281 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.92% 68.20% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 137 145
Average daily rate £400 £334 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £205 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £25.80 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
SEO
East of England

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
SEO
East of England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Copywriting
2 1 (50.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Social Media
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) RAD

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) JSP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
1 1 (50.00%) Copywriting
1 1 (50.00%) Social Media
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Information Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) RAD
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) FatWire