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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 43 62
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 2.35% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.06% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £260 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £38.34 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-50.97% +45.45%
SEO
East of England

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
368 392 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 85.98% 76.86% 80.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 208 202
Median daily rate £350 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 65 45
Median hourly rate £36.00 £36.67 £33.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% +8.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.80 £43.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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