The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 309 308 349
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +41
Contract jobs citing SEO 121 118 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.61% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 77 58
Average daily rate
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£289 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £156 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £260 £311
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -16.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £35.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.34 £21.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+78.30% +21.53%
SEO
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19203 19218 19612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.72% 78.99% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 13370 13713
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 220 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in London

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in London

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in London

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in London

SEO
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 25 £225 -21.73% 15
Romford - 12 £250 -
Canary Wharf -7 2 £250 -13.04%
Croydon -20 2 £350 -17.64%
Hounslow - 1 - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 80 (42.11%) HTML
1 80 (42.11%) Analytics
2 74 (38.95%) Marketing
3 71 (37.37%) CSS
4 68 (35.79%) CMS
5 64 (33.68%) JavaScript
6 53 (27.89%) User Experience
7 51 (26.84%) Digital Marketing
8 50 (26.32%) Google
9 49 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (23.68%) Content Management
11 44 (23.16%) Google Analytics
12 36 (18.95%) jQuery
13 35 (18.42%) Adobe
14 33 (17.37%) Finance
15 31 (16.32%) Social Media
16 30 (15.79%) Project Management
17 29 (15.26%) E-Commerce
18 28 (14.74%) Web Analytics
19 25 (13.16%) HTML5
20 21 (11.05%) SQL
21 19 (10.00%) CSS3
22 18 (9.47%) PHP
23 17 (8.95%) Pay per click
23 17 (8.95%) Web Development
24 16 (8.42%) Banking
24 16 (8.42%) Scrum
25 15 (7.89%) Photoshop
25 15 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
26 14 (7.37%) Adobe Experience Manager

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 68 (35.79%) CMS
2 14 (7.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 13 (6.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (6.32%) ColdFusion
5 11 (5.79%) Drupal
6 7 (3.68%) TYPO3
7 6 (3.16%) Umbraco
8 5 (2.63%) IIS
8 5 (2.63%) Apache
8 5 (2.63%) Node.js
9 4 (2.11%) WordPress
10 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.58%) NetWeaver
10 3 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.58%) Railo
10 3 (1.58%) Confluence
11 1 (0.53%) Kentico
11 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 15 (7.89%) Photoshop
2 8 (4.21%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.11%) MS Office
5 2 (1.05%) MS Project
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.53%) InDesign
6 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) WebTrends
2 5 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.05%) Tridion
3 2 (1.05%) Radian6
4 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.53%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (23.16%) Google Analytics
2 8 (4.21%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.16%) SaaS
4 3 (1.58%) PaaS
4 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.58%) GitHub
5 1 (0.53%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.79%) Internet
2 3 (1.58%) HTTP
2 3 (1.58%) DNS
2 3 (1.58%) SSL
3 2 (1.05%) Intranet
4 1 (0.53%) Extranet
4 1 (0.53%) SSH
4 1 (0.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.32%) SQL Server
1 12 (6.32%) SQLite
2 5 (2.63%) MySQL
3 4 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.11%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.58%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.05%) DB2
6 1 (0.53%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 9 (4.74%) Subversion
2 6 (3.16%) JIRA
2 6 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.58%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.58%) Selenium
3 3 (1.58%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.58%) Jasmine
4 2 (1.05%) Grunt
4 2 (1.05%) gulp
4 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.05%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.05%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.53%) Mocha
General
1 74 (38.95%) Marketing
2 33 (17.37%) Finance
3 16 (8.42%) Banking
4 14 (7.37%) Publishing
5 12 (6.32%) Retail
6 11 (5.79%) Legal
7 10 (5.26%) Advertising
8 9 (4.74%) Automotive
9 3 (1.58%) Law
9 3 (1.58%) Arabic Language
10 2 (1.05%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.05%) Games
11 1 (0.53%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 57 (30.00%) Developer
2 26 (13.68%) Web Developer
3 22 (11.58%) Front-End Developer
4 19 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 16 (8.42%) Analyst
6 13 (6.84%) Designer
6 13 (6.84%) Content Manager
7 11 (5.79%) Web Manager
8 10 (5.26%) Consultant
8 10 (5.26%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) Front-End Web Developer
9 9 (4.74%) Digital Project Manager
10 8 (4.21%) Web Designer
11 6 (3.16%) Technical Architect
11 6 (3.16%) Architect
12 5 (2.63%) Website Manager
12 5 (2.63%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.63%) Web Editor
12 5 (2.63%) Content Editor
12 5 (2.63%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (42.11%) HTML
2 71 (37.37%) CSS
3 36 (18.95%) jQuery
4 25 (13.16%) HTML5
5 19 (10.00%) CSS3
6 11 (5.79%) Web Services
7 10 (5.26%) Ajax
8 9 (4.74%) .NET
8 9 (4.74%) Sass
8 9 (4.74%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.68%) Hibernate
9 7 (3.68%) Spring
10 6 (3.16%) SVG
10 6 (3.16%) HTML5 Canvas
10 6 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (3.16%) Backbone.js
11 5 (2.63%) Django
11 5 (2.63%) Modernizr
11 5 (2.63%) WebSockets
11 5 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (27.89%) User Experience
2 31 (16.32%) Social Media
3 14 (7.37%) Graphic Design
4 12 (6.32%) Copywriting
5 10 (5.26%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.74%) Digital Media
6 9 (4.74%) Mobile App
7 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.63%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.63%) Animation
8 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.11%) W3C
9 4 (2.11%) Taxonomies
9 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.11%) Blog
9 4 (2.11%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (1.58%) Social Network
10 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.79%) Linux
2 7 (3.68%) Windows
3 5 (2.63%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.11%) Android
4 4 (2.11%) UNIX
5 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (42.11%) Analytics
2 51 (26.84%) Digital Marketing
3 49 (25.79%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (23.68%) Content Management
5 30 (15.79%) Project Management
6 29 (15.26%) E-Commerce
7 28 (14.74%) Web Analytics
8 17 (8.95%) Pay per click
8 17 (8.95%) Web Development
9 16 (8.42%) Scrum
10 15 (7.89%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (6.84%) B2C
12 11 (5.79%) Workflow
13 10 (5.26%) TDD
13 10 (5.26%) Multivariate Testing
14 9 (4.74%) Data Analysis
14 9 (4.74%) CRM
15 8 (4.21%) MVC
15 8 (4.21%) Web Design
15 8 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (33.68%) JavaScript
2 21 (11.05%) SQL
3 18 (9.47%) PHP
4 13 (6.84%) Java
5 12 (6.32%) CFML
6 6 (3.16%) Python
6 6 (3.16%) C#
7 5 (2.63%) Ruby
8 4 (2.11%) ActionScript
8 4 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.11%) Scala
8 4 (2.11%) R
9 3 (1.58%) VB
10 2 (1.05%) Groovy
10 2 (1.05%) Go
11 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.53%) PHP5
11 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.53%) C
11 1 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (5.79%) Degree
2 3 (1.58%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.68%) QA
Vendors
1 50 (26.32%) Google
2 35 (18.42%) Adobe
3 13 (6.84%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.16%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.16%) Omniture
5 4 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.11%) Oracle
6 3 (1.58%) Tableau
6 3 (1.58%) Eloqua
6 3 (1.58%) Facebook
6 3 (1.58%) DoubleClick
7 2 (1.05%) Twitter
8 1 (0.53%) Sysomos
8 1 (0.53%) Demandware
8 1 (0.53%) Hitwise
8 1 (0.53%) Spiceworks
8 1 (0.53%) Zend
8 1 (0.53%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.53%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.53%) FatWire
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