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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 83 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +9
Contract jobs citing SEO 25 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.51% 0.79% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 0.99% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £175 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £143 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £250 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £311
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -19.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.34 £27.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+39.40% +55.45%
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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
1369 811 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.42% 80.22% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 534 410
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 28
Average hourly rate £16.38 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.32% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SEO
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 3 September 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 19 (70.37%) User Experience
2 18 (66.67%) HTML
2 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (66.67%) CSS
3 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (48.15%) jQuery
5 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 7 (25.93%) CMS
6 7 (25.93%) Information Architecture
7 6 (22.22%) HTML5
7 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (22.22%) Sass
7 6 (22.22%) LESS
7 6 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
7 6 (22.22%) Usability Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Web Design
7 6 (22.22%) TDD
7 6 (22.22%) Adobe
7 6 (22.22%) PHP
8 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) Web Accessibility
9 4 (14.81%) NHS
9 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 3 (11.11%) Content Management
10 3 (11.11%) RSS
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 3 (11.11%) VB
10 3 (11.11%) ActionScript

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 7 (25.93%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) WordPress
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Grunt
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (70.37%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) UX Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (11.11%) AWS Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Information Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (3.70%) UX Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) HTML
1 18 (66.67%) CSS
2 13 (48.15%) jQuery
3 6 (22.22%) HTML5
3 6 (22.22%) Sass
3 6 (22.22%) LESS
4 3 (11.11%) RSS
5 2 (7.41%) XML
5 2 (7.41%) XHTML
5 2 (7.41%) Ajax
6 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (3.70%) Drush
6 1 (3.70%) .NET
6 1 (3.70%) SAML
6 1 (3.70%) Middleware
6 1 (3.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (70.37%) User Experience
2 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 4 (14.81%) NHS
4 3 (11.11%) Social Media
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.70%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (25.93%) Information Architecture
4 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (22.22%) Web Design
4 6 (22.22%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) Usability Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Web Accessibility
5 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) Content Management
7 3 (11.11%) Analytics
8 2 (7.41%) Qualitative Research
8 2 (7.41%) Pay per click
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.70%) Use Case
9 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (3.70%) People Management
9 1 (3.70%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (22.22%) PHP
3 3 (11.11%) VB
3 3 (11.11%) ActionScript
4 1 (3.70%) C
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Adobe
2 2 (7.41%) Google