The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 332 334 306
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Contract jobs citing SEO 113 116 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.49% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.59% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 81 73
Median daily rate £350 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £38.34 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-38.22% +147.32%
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
19792 19510 19407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.69% 82.15% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14234 13880 13516
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 223 232
Median hourly rate £25.69 £22.12 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the London region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 18 £350 +69.69% 5
Uxbridge - 3 £343 -
Hammersmith - 3 £175 -
Chessington - 1 £188 -
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SEO.

1 64 (32.99%) Analytics
2 62 (31.96%) HTML
2 62 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (29.90%) User Experience
4 54 (27.84%) Marketing
5 50 (25.77%) JavaScript
5 50 (25.77%) CSS
6 44 (22.68%) Google
7 42 (21.65%) Social Media
8 41 (21.13%) CMS
9 39 (20.10%) Google Analytics
10 32 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (15.98%) HTML5
11 31 (15.98%) Publishing
11 31 (15.98%) E-Commerce
12 30 (15.46%) CSS3
13 29 (14.95%) Digital Marketing
13 29 (14.95%) Pay per click
14 28 (14.43%) Web Development
14 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
15 27 (13.92%) jQuery
16 25 (12.89%) Finance
17 23 (11.86%) Project Management
17 23 (11.86%) Front End Development
18 20 (10.31%) Content Management
19 19 (9.79%) Sass
19 19 (9.79%) Responsive Web Design
20 17 (8.76%) Wireframes
20 17 (8.76%) Adobe
20 17 (8.76%) Scrum

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (21.13%) CMS
2 8 (4.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.09%) WordPress
4 4 (2.06%) Confluence
5 3 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.55%) Mule
5 3 (1.55%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.52%) Drupal
7 1 (0.52%) Facebook Platform
7 1 (0.52%) Jadu
7 1 (0.52%) Kentico
7 1 (0.52%) SAS
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (7.73%) Photoshop
2 7 (3.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (3.61%) GIMP
2 7 (3.61%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.09%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.58%) MS Office
5 4 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.06%) MS Project
5 4 (2.06%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.52%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.52%) InDesign
6 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) WebTrends
2 5 (2.58%) Magento
3 3 (1.55%) Eloqua
3 3 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) Radian6
5 1 (0.52%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.52%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.10%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.58%) Adobe Analytics
2 5 (2.58%) AdWords
2 5 (2.58%) GitHub
3 3 (1.55%) Basecamp
3 3 (1.55%) Google Apps
3 3 (1.55%) SaaS
4 2 (1.03%) Office 365
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) HTTP
1 6 (3.09%) Internet
2 3 (1.55%) Intranet
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) Extranet
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.52%) Skype
3 1 (0.52%) VoIP
3 1 (0.52%) VPN
3 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.55%) Jackrabbit
1 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
1 3 (1.55%) Redis
1 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.03%) Big Data
2 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.03%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.52%) HBase
3 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.52%) OLAP
3 1 (0.52%) OLTP
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (14.43%) Git (software)
2 13 (6.70%) Grunt
3 10 (5.15%) gulp
3 10 (5.15%) JIRA
4 8 (4.12%) Jasmine
5 6 (3.09%) Bower
5 6 (3.09%) Subversion
6 5 (2.58%) webpack
7 4 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (2.06%) Protractor
7 4 (2.06%) Selenium
7 4 (2.06%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.55%) git-flow
8 3 (1.55%) JUnit
8 3 (1.55%) Maven
8 3 (1.55%) Mockito
8 3 (1.55%) Vagrant
9 2 (1.03%) Mocha
10 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
General
1 54 (27.84%) Marketing
2 31 (15.98%) Publishing
3 25 (12.89%) Finance
4 14 (7.22%) Legal
5 11 (5.67%) Banking
5 11 (5.67%) Retail
6 7 (3.61%) Advertising
7 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.55%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (1.55%) Electronics
8 3 (1.55%) French Language
8 3 (1.55%) Games
8 3 (1.55%) German Language
8 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.03%) Law
9 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 44 (22.68%) Developer
2 26 (13.40%) Analyst
3 21 (10.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 15 (7.73%) Designer
4 15 (7.73%) Digital Analyst
5 12 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (6.19%) Web Developer
6 11 (5.67%) Business Analyst
7 10 (5.15%) Content Designer
7 10 (5.15%) Marketing Manager
8 9 (4.64%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.12%) SEO Manager
10 7 (3.61%) Digital Business Analyst
10 7 (3.61%) Digital Executive
10 7 (3.61%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 7 (3.61%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 7 (3.61%) Senior Web Developer
10 7 (3.61%) SEO Executive
10 7 (3.61%) SEO Specialist
10 7 (3.61%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (31.96%) HTML
2 50 (25.77%) CSS
3 31 (15.98%) HTML5
4 30 (15.46%) CSS3
5 27 (13.92%) jQuery
6 19 (9.79%) Sass
7 16 (8.25%) AngularJS
7 16 (8.25%) React
8 15 (7.73%) LESS
9 13 (6.70%) Ajax
10 12 (6.19%) Node.js
11 9 (4.64%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (3.61%) JSON
12 7 (3.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (3.61%) Web Services
12 7 (3.61%) XML
13 6 (3.09%) .NET
13 6 (3.09%) Ember.js
13 6 (3.09%) XHTML
14 5 (2.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 58 (29.90%) User Experience
2 42 (21.65%) Social Media
3 32 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.67%) Algorithms
4 11 (5.67%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.64%) Copywriting
5 9 (4.64%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.61%) Digital Media
7 6 (3.09%) FMCG
8 5 (2.58%) Blog
8 5 (2.58%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.55%) Wiki
10 2 (1.03%) Fintech
10 2 (1.03%) Podcast
10 2 (1.03%) Semantic Web
10 2 (1.03%) Statistics
10 2 (1.03%) W3C
11 1 (0.52%) iPad
11 1 (0.52%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
1 4 (2.06%) Linux
1 4 (2.06%) Unix
2 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.03%) Android
4 1 (0.52%) Windows
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (32.99%) Analytics
2 62 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (15.98%) E-Commerce
4 29 (14.95%) Digital Marketing
4 29 (14.95%) Pay per click
5 28 (14.43%) Web Development
6 23 (11.86%) Front End Development
6 23 (11.86%) Project Management
7 20 (10.31%) Content Management
8 19 (9.79%) Responsive Web Design
9 17 (8.76%) Scrum
9 17 (8.76%) Wireframes
10 16 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (8.25%) Web Analytics
11 14 (7.22%) Data Analysis
12 11 (5.67%) Business Analysis
12 11 (5.67%) CRM
12 11 (5.67%) Marketing Strategy
12 11 (5.67%) TDD
13 10 (5.15%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.77%) JavaScript
2 10 (5.15%) PHP
3 8 (4.12%) Java
3 8 (4.12%) SQL
4 4 (2.06%) ES6
4 4 (2.06%) Groovy
5 3 (1.55%) Clojure
5 3 (1.55%) Haskell
6 2 (1.03%) Python
7 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.52%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.52%) R
7 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (6.70%) Degree
2 4 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.03%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 4 (2.06%) WCAG
3 3 (1.55%) Actionable Recommendations
3 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.52%) WAI
Systems Management
1 3 (1.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 44 (22.68%) Google
2 17 (8.76%) Adobe
3 6 (3.09%) Tableau
4 5 (2.58%) SAP
5 4 (2.06%) DoubleClick
5 4 (2.06%) Facebook
5 4 (2.06%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.06%) Sage
5 4 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.06%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.55%) Omniture
7 2 (1.03%) Marketo
7 2 (1.03%) Twitter
8 1 (0.52%) Brandwatch
8 1 (0.52%) Canon
8 1 (0.52%) Crazy Egg
8 1 (0.52%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.52%) Pardot
8 1 (0.52%) Snowplow
8 1 (0.52%) Xerox
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