The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 51 60
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.45% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.60% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £263 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year
- -38.46%
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
435 332 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.54% 75.11% 78.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 185 270
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 60
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) Ant
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) RAD
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) B2C
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Web 2.0
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) Sass
1 2 (66.67%) LESS
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Omniture
2 1 (33.33%) Google

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Ant
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Copywriter
2 1 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) JSP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior JSP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML5
1 2 (66.67%) J2EE
1 2 (66.67%) JSP
1 2 (66.67%) LESS
1 2 (66.67%) Sass
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) B2C
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) RAD
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) FatWire
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Omniture