The first table below looks at the demand for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 82 70 76
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing SEO 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.40% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.57% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Average daily rate £275 £165 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -52.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £268 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.49% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.50 £13.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+385.18% -20.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1031 700 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.70% 69.93% 65.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 344 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £232 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £13.30 £13.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.36 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
SEO
North West

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) HTML
3 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 6 (54.55%) HTML5
3 6 (54.55%) CSS3
4 5 (45.45%) jQuery
4 5 (45.45%) WordPress
4 5 (45.45%) Adobe
4 5 (45.45%) PHP
5 4 (36.36%) SQL
5 4 (36.36%) MySQL
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 4 (36.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (36.36%) TDD
5 4 (36.36%) Web Development
5 4 (36.36%) JSON
5 4 (36.36%) Magento
5 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (36.36%) Sass
6 3 (27.27%) BDD
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) Ruby
7 2 (18.18%) Web Design
7 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
7 2 (18.18%) Android Development
7 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
7 2 (18.18%) CMS

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (45.45%) WordPress
2 2 (18.18%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) TeamSite
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (9.09%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Axure RP
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Front-End Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Junior
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Manager
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SEO Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Operations Manager
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UI Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Social Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) HTML5
2 6 (54.55%) CSS3
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) Sass
4 4 (36.36%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) Laravel
5 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) JSP
5 1 (9.09%) XHTML
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media
2 1 (9.09%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Android
1 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Web Development
2 4 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Android Development
4 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
4 2 (18.18%) Web Design
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Multivariate Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) PHP
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) Ruby
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Adobe
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