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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 294 249 283
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +34
Contract jobs citing SEO 98 146 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.68% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.86% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 96 58
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £230 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +28.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £48.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-61.02% +143.75%
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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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16501 16971 15029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.77% 78.66% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11685 11633 10573
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 232 228
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

SEO Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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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 5 March 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 -1 24 £375 +1.35% 9
Westminster - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 92 (42.99%) HTML
2 80 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (35.98%) JavaScript
4 75 (35.05%) CSS
5 69 (32.24%) Analytics
6 56 (26.17%) jQuery
7 53 (24.77%) Marketing
8 51 (23.83%) HTML5
9 48 (22.43%) User Experience
10 43 (20.09%) Java
11 41 (19.16%) Content Management
11 41 (19.16%) CMS
12 37 (17.29%) Git (software)
13 35 (16.36%) Subversion
14 34 (15.89%) Web Development
14 34 (15.89%) CSS3
15 32 (14.95%) Publishing
16 31 (14.49%) JSP
16 31 (14.49%) Social Media
17 30 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (13.55%) Degree
18 29 (13.55%) Spring
18 29 (13.55%) E-Commerce
18 29 (13.55%) MVC
19 28 (13.08%) Project Management
19 28 (13.08%) TDD
20 27 (12.62%) JUnit
20 27 (12.62%) Web Analytics
21 23 (10.75%) XML

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 41 (19.16%) CMS
2 21 (9.81%) Adobe CQ
3 13 (6.07%) Tomcat
4 10 (4.67%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.21%) Confluence
6 6 (2.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (2.34%) WordPress
7 5 (2.34%) IIS
7 5 (2.34%) Apache
8 4 (1.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.87%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.87%) Drupal
9 3 (1.40%) Kentico
9 3 (1.40%) Jadu
9 3 (1.40%) Node.js
10 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.93%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (6.54%) Photoshop
2 10 (4.67%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (3.27%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.40%) MS Office
4 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) MS Project
5 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (7.01%) Google Analytics
2 8 (3.74%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.93%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.47%) Radian6
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.40%) SaaS
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.41%) Internet
2 14 (6.54%) HTTP
3 11 (5.14%) Intranet
4 2 (0.93%) Extranet
5 1 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.54%) Jackrabbit
2 12 (5.61%) MySQL
3 7 (3.27%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.80%) Data Mining
5 4 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.93%) Redis
7 2 (0.93%) Big Data
7 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 37 (17.29%) Git (software)
2 35 (16.36%) Subversion
3 27 (12.62%) JUnit
4 16 (7.48%) JIRA
5 15 (7.01%) Mockito
5 15 (7.01%) Jasmine
6 14 (6.54%) Maven
7 10 (4.67%) Selenium
8 8 (3.74%) Mocha
9 6 (2.80%) Grunt
10 5 (2.34%) QUnit
11 3 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.93%) RSpec
12 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.47%) JSHint
13 1 (0.47%) Bower
General
1 53 (24.77%) Marketing
2 32 (14.95%) Publishing
3 20 (9.35%) Retail
4 18 (8.41%) Legal
5 13 (6.07%) Advertising
6 10 (4.67%) Finance
6 10 (4.67%) Arabic Language
7 3 (1.40%) Banking
8 2 (0.93%) Law
9 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) German Language
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 92 (42.99%) Developer
2 26 (12.15%) Designer
3 19 (8.88%) Front-End Developer
4 18 (8.41%) Java Developer
5 17 (7.94%) Web Developer
6 15 (7.01%) Senior Developer
6 15 (7.01%) Analyst
6 15 (7.01%) Senior Designer
6 15 (7.01%) Content Manager
7 13 (6.07%) .NET Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Marketing Manager
9 10 (4.67%) Digital Marketing Manager
10 9 (4.21%) Digital Content Designer
11 8 (3.74%) .NET Web Developer
12 7 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
12 7 (3.27%) Hybris Developer
13 6 (2.80%) Content Editor
14 5 (2.34%) Performance Analyst
14 5 (2.34%) Web Editor
14 5 (2.34%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (42.99%) HTML
2 75 (35.05%) CSS
3 56 (26.17%) jQuery
4 51 (23.83%) HTML5
5 34 (15.89%) CSS3
6 31 (14.49%) JSP
7 29 (13.55%) Spring
8 23 (10.75%) XML
9 21 (9.81%) AngularJS
10 18 (8.41%) Backbone.js
11 17 (7.94%) RESTful
11 17 (7.94%) Ajax
12 16 (7.48%) .NET
12 16 (7.48%) J2EE
13 15 (7.01%) Servlets
13 15 (7.01%) Java SE
13 15 (7.01%) Sass
14 14 (6.54%) Apache Sling
15 12 (5.61%) Apache Felix
16 11 (5.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 48 (22.43%) User Experience
2 31 (14.49%) Social Media
3 30 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.61%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.21%) Taxonomies
6 8 (3.74%) Visualisation
7 7 (3.27%) iPad
7 7 (3.27%) Digital Media
7 7 (3.27%) W3C
7 7 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.27%) Statistics
8 6 (2.80%) Open Source
9 5 (2.34%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.34%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.87%) Copywriting
10 4 (1.87%) Google Search Appliance
10 4 (1.87%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.87%) Semantic Web
11 2 (0.93%) Wiki
11 2 (0.93%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.54%) UNIX
2 3 (1.40%) Windows
2 3 (1.40%) Linux
3 1 (0.47%) Android
3 1 (0.47%) webOS
3 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (37.38%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (32.24%) Analytics
3 41 (19.16%) Content Management
4 34 (15.89%) Web Development
5 30 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (13.55%) E-Commerce
6 29 (13.55%) MVC
7 28 (13.08%) Project Management
7 28 (13.08%) TDD
8 27 (12.62%) Web Analytics
9 22 (10.28%) Scrum
10 20 (9.35%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (7.01%) Workflow
11 15 (7.01%) Kalman Filter
12 14 (6.54%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (6.07%) BDD
14 12 (5.61%) Online Marketing
14 12 (5.61%) Unit Testing
15 11 (5.14%) Kanban
16 10 (4.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 77 (35.98%) JavaScript
2 43 (20.09%) Java
3 13 (6.07%) SQL
4 12 (5.61%) C#
5 10 (4.67%) PHP
5 10 (4.67%) Ruby
6 9 (4.21%) Python
7 6 (2.80%) Groovy
7 6 (2.80%) R
8 5 (2.34%) ActionScript
9 4 (1.87%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.87%) ActionScript 3.0
10 3 (1.40%) C
11 2 (0.93%) PHP5
12 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (13.55%) Degree
2 6 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.34%) VCP4
4 4 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.93%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.67%) QA
2 6 (2.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (10.28%) Adobe
2 21 (9.81%) Google
3 13 (6.07%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.74%) Sitecore
4 8 (3.74%) Tableau
5 7 (3.27%) hybris
6 5 (2.34%) Oracle
6 5 (2.34%) Omniture
6 5 (2.34%) Endeca
7 4 (1.87%) Marketo
8 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.93%) FatWire
9 2 (0.93%) Wall Street Systems
9 2 (0.93%) Facebook
9 2 (0.93%) Twitter
10 1 (0.47%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.47%) HP
10 1 (0.47%) Apple
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