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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 304 332 299
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -33
Contract jobs citing SEO 115 86 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.34% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.44% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 59 74
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £145 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.39% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.45% -1.72%
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
18765 19408 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.17% 76.61% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13081 13605 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 235 359
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2014.

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 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 23 £288 -4.16% 19
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £328 - 1
New Malden - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Teddington - - - - 2
Upminster - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 121 (55.50%) HTML
2 102 (46.79%) CSS
3 79 (36.24%) JavaScript
4 72 (33.03%) Analytics
5 70 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (32.11%) Marketing
6 61 (27.98%) Content Management
6 61 (27.98%) HTML5
7 57 (26.15%) CMS
8 51 (23.39%) Project Management
8 51 (23.39%) CSS3
9 50 (22.94%) Social Media
9 50 (22.94%) jQuery
10 38 (17.43%) XML
11 37 (16.97%) E-Commerce
11 37 (16.97%) Google
11 37 (16.97%) Ajax
12 36 (16.51%) Subversion
12 36 (16.51%) Adobe
13 35 (16.06%) Publishing
14 34 (15.60%) Git (software)
15 31 (14.22%) Web Analytics
16 30 (13.76%) MySQL
17 29 (13.30%) PHP
18 27 (12.39%) Photoshop
18 27 (12.39%) Degree
19 26 (11.93%) Digital Marketing
19 26 (11.93%) Java
19 26 (11.93%) Finance
19 26 (11.93%) Legal

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 57 (26.15%) CMS
2 13 (5.96%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.59%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.13%) Adobe CQ
5 8 (3.67%) Confluence
5 8 (3.67%) Node.js
6 7 (3.21%) IIS
7 6 (2.75%) WordPress
8 5 (2.29%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.83%) Drupal
10 3 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.92%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.46%) TYPO3
12 1 (0.46%) Apache
12 1 (0.46%) Documentum
12 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 27 (12.39%) Photoshop
2 9 (4.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (3.67%) MS Office
3 8 (3.67%) Fireworks
4 5 (2.29%) MS Excel
4 5 (2.29%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.38%) MS Project
5 3 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.92%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (11.47%) Google Analytics
2 12 (5.50%) SiteCatalyst
3 6 (2.75%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.92%) Magento
4 2 (0.92%) Agresso
5 1 (0.46%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.21%) GitHub
2 2 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.46%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.88%) Internet
2 10 (4.59%) Intranet
3 4 (1.83%) SSL
4 3 (1.38%) MVNO
5 2 (0.92%) Firewall
6 1 (0.46%) HTTP
6 1 (0.46%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.76%) MySQL
2 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (16.51%) Subversion
2 34 (15.60%) Git (software)
3 15 (6.88%) Dreamweaver
4 13 (5.96%) JUnit
5 12 (5.50%) PHPUnit
5 12 (5.50%) JSUnit
6 10 (4.59%) JIRA
7 8 (3.67%) Jasmine
8 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.29%) Mocha
9 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.83%) QUnit
10 2 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
11 1 (0.46%) Maven
11 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
General
1 70 (32.11%) Marketing
2 35 (16.06%) Publishing
3 26 (11.93%) Finance
3 26 (11.93%) Legal
4 15 (6.88%) Retail
5 14 (6.42%) Advertising
6 7 (3.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.29%) Games
7 5 (2.29%) Banking
7 5 (2.29%) German Language
8 3 (1.38%) Arabic Language
8 3 (1.38%) Back Office
9 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.92%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.46%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.46%) Turkish Language
10 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 75 (34.40%) Developer
2 30 (13.76%) Web Developer
3 25 (11.47%) Front-End Developer
4 22 (10.09%) Designer
5 19 (8.72%) Analyst
6 18 (8.26%) Content Manager
7 15 (6.88%) Web Manager
8 14 (6.42%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.67%) Web Analyst
9 8 (3.67%) Hybris Developer
10 7 (3.21%) Digital Project Manager
11 6 (2.75%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.29%) Architect
12 5 (2.29%) Senior Developer
12 5 (2.29%) Website Manager
12 5 (2.29%) Webmaster
12 5 (2.29%) Copywriter
12 5 (2.29%) Campaign Manager
13 4 (1.83%) UI Developer
13 4 (1.83%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (55.50%) HTML
2 102 (46.79%) CSS
3 61 (27.98%) HTML5
4 51 (23.39%) CSS3
5 50 (22.94%) jQuery
6 38 (17.43%) XML
7 37 (16.97%) Ajax
8 25 (11.47%) AngularJS
9 21 (9.63%) XHTML
9 21 (9.63%) .NET
10 16 (7.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 14 (6.42%) ASP.NET
12 13 (5.96%) Web Services
12 13 (5.96%) Sass
13 12 (5.50%) Backbone.js
14 11 (5.05%) JSP
15 10 (4.59%) XSD
15 10 (4.59%) Spring
16 9 (4.13%) Spring MVC
17 7 (3.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (22.94%) Social Media
2 11 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.59%) W3C
4 8 (3.67%) Copywriting
5 7 (3.21%) Digital Media
6 6 (2.75%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.75%) Statistics
7 5 (2.29%) Animation
7 5 (2.29%) Blog
8 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.83%) iPad
8 4 (1.83%) Open Source
9 3 (1.38%) Handset
10 2 (0.92%) Tandem
10 2 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.92%) Video Editing
10 2 (0.92%) Psychology
10 2 (0.92%) Podcast
10 2 (0.92%) Social Network
10 2 (0.92%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.96%) UNIX
2 5 (2.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.83%) Linux
4 3 (1.38%) Android
4 3 (1.38%) Windows
5 1 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.03%) Analytics
2 70 (32.11%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (27.98%) Content Management
4 51 (23.39%) Project Management
5 37 (16.97%) E-Commerce
6 31 (14.22%) Web Analytics
7 26 (11.93%) Digital Marketing
8 25 (11.47%) Web Development
9 23 (10.55%) Unit Testing
9 23 (10.55%) OO
10 21 (9.63%) MVC
10 21 (9.63%) Scrum
11 20 (9.17%) Pay per click
12 16 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
13 15 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (6.42%) Benchmarking
15 12 (5.50%) Web Design
15 12 (5.50%) TDD
15 12 (5.50%) Web Application Development
15 12 (5.50%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 79 (36.24%) JavaScript
2 29 (13.30%) PHP
3 26 (11.93%) Java
4 13 (5.96%) C#
4 13 (5.96%) SQL
5 7 (3.21%) Ruby
6 4 (1.83%) Groovy
6 4 (1.83%) C
7 3 (1.38%) C++
7 3 (1.38%) Python
8 1 (0.46%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.46%) PHP5
8 1 (0.46%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (12.39%) Degree
2 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.26%) QA
2 5 (2.29%) SLA
3 3 (1.38%) WCAG
4 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.92%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 37 (16.97%) Google
2 36 (16.51%) Adobe
3 11 (5.05%) Facebook
4 10 (4.59%) Omniture
5 9 (4.13%) Twitter
6 8 (3.67%) hybris
6 8 (3.67%) Microsoft
7 6 (2.75%) RedDot
8 5 (2.29%) Zend
9 4 (1.83%) DoubleClick
9 4 (1.83%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.83%) Open Text
10 3 (1.38%) FatWire
10 3 (1.38%) Oracle
11 2 (0.92%) Interwoven
11 2 (0.92%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.46%) Endeca
12 1 (0.46%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.46%) Sony
12 1 (0.46%) Vignette
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hot Rec
Rate: £22k - 24k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £140 - £180 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Teamcore
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £375 - 450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago