The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 81 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing SEO 21 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.31% 0.47% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £170 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.98% +80.00%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1334 878 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.43% 82.52% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 606 383
Average daily rate £365 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -65.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.76 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 15 (71.43%) User Experience
2 12 (57.14%) HTML
2 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 12 (57.14%) CSS
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) jQuery
4 7 (33.33%) Information Architecture
5 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 6 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (28.57%) Usability Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Web Design
6 5 (23.81%) Web Accessibility
6 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) Adobe
7 4 (19.05%) NHS
7 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (19.05%) CMS
7 4 (19.05%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (19.05%) Sass
7 4 (19.05%) LESS
7 4 (19.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (14.29%) HTML5
8 3 (14.29%) Social Media
8 3 (14.29%) Content Management
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) RSS
8 3 (14.29%) PHP
8 3 (14.29%) VB

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (19.05%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) UX Developer
3 3 (14.29%) AWS Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Information Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) HTML
1 12 (57.14%) CSS
2 11 (52.38%) jQuery
3 4 (19.05%) Sass
3 4 (19.05%) LESS
4 3 (14.29%) HTML5
4 3 (14.29%) RSS
5 2 (9.52%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) XHTML
5 2 (9.52%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) .NET
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (71.43%) User Experience
2 6 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 4 (19.05%) NHS
4 3 (14.29%) Social Media
5 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 6 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 6 (28.57%) Usability Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Web Design
4 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
4 5 (23.81%) Business Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Web Accessibility
5 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Content Management
7 2 (9.52%) Pay per click
7 2 (9.52%) Qualitative Research
8 1 (4.76%) People Management
8 1 (4.76%) Use Case
8 1 (4.76%) Project Management
8 1 (4.76%) E-Procurement
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
2 3 (14.29%) VB
2 3 (14.29%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Adobe