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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 303 306 304
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing SEO 105 108 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.46% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 80 64
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £225 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £325 £261
% change year-on-year
-17.38% +24.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.85 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.16 £79.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £46.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-69.56% +240.74%
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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 2015.

SEO Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 +11 23 £319 -7.60% 17
Hammersmith - 3 - -
Canary Wharf -5 2 £288 -8.73%
Croydon -2 1 £260 -
Enfield - 1 - -
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (41.24%) Analytics
2 74 (38.14%) HTML
3 71 (36.60%) JavaScript
4 65 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (32.99%) CSS
6 56 (28.87%) Marketing
7 55 (28.35%) jQuery
8 50 (25.77%) User Experience
9 45 (23.20%) HTML5
9 45 (23.20%) Content Management
10 43 (22.16%) CMS
11 35 (18.04%) CSS3
12 34 (17.53%) Git (software)
13 33 (17.01%) Java
14 32 (16.49%) Degree
15 31 (15.98%) Web Analytics
16 29 (14.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 28 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (14.43%) Google
17 28 (14.43%) Subversion
17 28 (14.43%) Web Development
18 27 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (13.40%) Adobe
19 26 (13.40%) Internet
19 26 (13.40%) Project Management
20 25 (12.89%) TDD
21 24 (12.37%) Publishing
21 24 (12.37%) JSP
22 23 (11.86%) JUnit
22 23 (11.86%) E-Commerce

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (22.16%) CMS
2 29 (14.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (5.15%) Tomcat
4 7 (3.61%) Drupal
5 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.09%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (3.09%) Confluence
6 5 (2.58%) Apache
6 5 (2.58%) IIS
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (2.06%) Umbraco
7 4 (2.06%) WordPress
7 4 (2.06%) Node.js
7 4 (2.06%) Kentico
8 3 (1.55%) Jadu
9 2 (1.03%) Immediacy CMS
9 2 (1.03%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (6.70%) Photoshop
2 8 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.12%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.03%) MS Office
6 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.52%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.52%) Radian6
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.82%) Google Analytics
2 6 (3.09%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.55%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.40%) Internet
2 14 (7.22%) HTTP
3 4 (2.06%) Intranet
4 2 (1.03%) Extranet
5 1 (0.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.70%) Jackrabbit
2 9 (4.64%) MySQL
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.61%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.06%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.55%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.03%) Redis
7 2 (1.03%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (17.53%) Git (software)
2 28 (14.43%) Subversion
3 23 (11.86%) JUnit
4 14 (7.22%) Mockito
4 14 (7.22%) Jasmine
5 13 (6.70%) Maven
6 12 (6.19%) JIRA
7 10 (5.15%) Selenium
8 8 (4.12%) Mocha
9 5 (2.58%) QUnit
10 4 (2.06%) Grunt
11 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.03%) RSpec
11 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.52%) Bower
12 1 (0.52%) JSHint
12 1 (0.52%) Axure RP
12 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
General
1 56 (28.87%) Marketing
2 24 (12.37%) Publishing
3 19 (9.79%) Finance
4 17 (8.76%) Retail
5 15 (7.73%) Legal
6 13 (6.70%) Arabic Language
6 13 (6.70%) Advertising
7 5 (2.58%) Banking
8 3 (1.55%) Law
9 2 (1.03%) Automotive
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
10 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (39.69%) Developer
2 18 (9.28%) Content Manager
3 17 (8.76%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.25%) Web Developer
4 16 (8.25%) Designer
5 15 (7.73%) Analyst
5 15 (7.73%) .NET Developer
6 14 (7.22%) Front-End Developer
7 12 (6.19%) Senior Designer
8 11 (5.67%) .NET Web Developer
9 10 (5.15%) Marketing Manager
10 9 (4.64%) Digital Marketing Manager
10 9 (4.64%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Digital Content Designer
11 5 (2.58%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Web Analyst
11 5 (2.58%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.58%) Web Editor
12 4 (2.06%) Product Manager
12 4 (2.06%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (38.14%) HTML
2 64 (32.99%) CSS
3 55 (28.35%) jQuery
4 45 (23.20%) HTML5
5 35 (18.04%) CSS3
6 24 (12.37%) JSP
7 21 (10.82%) Spring
8 20 (10.31%) AngularJS
9 16 (8.25%) .NET
9 16 (8.25%) Backbone.js
10 15 (7.73%) RESTful
10 15 (7.73%) J2EE
10 15 (7.73%) XML
11 14 (7.22%) Servlets
11 14 (7.22%) Java SE
11 14 (7.22%) Sass
12 13 (6.70%) Apache Sling
13 12 (6.19%) ASP.NET
14 11 (5.67%) Apache Felix
14 11 (5.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 50 (25.77%) User Experience
2 28 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.82%) Social Media
4 15 (7.73%) Mobile App
5 12 (6.19%) Visualisation
6 8 (4.12%) Statistics
7 7 (3.61%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.61%) Open Source
8 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.09%) Digital Media
9 5 (2.58%) iPad
9 5 (2.58%) Copywriting
9 5 (2.58%) W3C
10 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.06%) Taxonomies
10 4 (2.06%) Semantic Web
10 4 (2.06%) Google Search Appliance
11 3 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (1.03%) Animation
12 2 (1.03%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.67%) UNIX
2 4 (2.06%) Windows
3 3 (1.55%) Linux
4 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (41.24%) Analytics
2 65 (33.51%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (23.20%) Content Management
4 31 (15.98%) Web Analytics
5 28 (14.43%) Web Development
6 27 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (13.40%) Project Management
8 25 (12.89%) TDD
9 23 (11.86%) E-Commerce
10 20 (10.31%) Digital Marketing
11 18 (9.28%) Scrum
12 17 (8.76%) MVC
13 14 (7.22%) Kalman Filter
14 12 (6.19%) Pay per click
15 11 (5.67%) Data Analysis
15 11 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (5.15%) Workflow
16 10 (5.15%) Online Marketing
17 9 (4.64%) Display Advertising
17 9 (4.64%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.60%) JavaScript
2 33 (17.01%) Java
3 15 (7.73%) C#
4 13 (6.70%) SQL
5 9 (4.64%) Ruby
6 8 (4.12%) Python
7 7 (3.61%) R
8 6 (3.09%) PHP
8 6 (3.09%) Groovy
9 5 (2.58%) ActionScript
10 4 (2.06%) C
10 4 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.06%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.03%) PHP5
12 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.52%) Scala
12 1 (0.52%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (16.49%) Degree
2 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.03%) CIPD
4 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.64%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (14.43%) Google
2 26 (13.40%) Adobe
3 11 (5.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.15%) Tableau
5 7 (3.61%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.58%) Omniture
6 5 (2.58%) Oracle
7 4 (2.06%) Endeca
7 4 (2.06%) hybris
7 4 (2.06%) Marketo
8 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.03%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.52%) Sysomos
10 1 (0.52%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.52%) Facebook
10 1 (0.52%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.52%) HP
10 1 (0.52%) Apple
10 1 (0.52%) FatWire
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