The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 95 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing SEO 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.61% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Median daily rate £350 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £250 £328
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £12.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -71.09%
SEO
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1473 1142 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.23% 75.13% 71.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 629 473
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 41
Median hourly rate £34.25 £16.29 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.21% -9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.85 £11.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
Stockport - 4 £350 - 3
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SEO.

1 21 (77.78%) HTML
1 21 (77.78%) CSS
2 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
3 19 (70.37%) Ajax
4 18 (66.67%) jQuery
4 18 (66.67%) Subversion
5 17 (62.96%) HTML5
6 16 (59.26%) CSS3
6 16 (59.26%) Sass
6 16 (59.26%) LESS
6 16 (59.26%) User Experience
7 15 (55.56%) Git (software)
7 15 (55.56%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 14 (51.85%) Web Development
8 14 (51.85%) Mercurial
8 14 (51.85%) XML
9 10 (37.04%) XSLT
9 10 (37.04%) XHTML
9 10 (37.04%) XPath
9 10 (37.04%) Wireframes
10 8 (29.63%) Java
10 8 (29.63%) Web Design
11 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
11 7 (25.93%) Web Services
12 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
12 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (22.22%) JIRA
13 5 (18.52%) MVC
13 5 (18.52%) Project Management
13 5 (18.52%) MySQL

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (25.93%) Tomcat
2 4 (14.81%) Confluence
3 2 (7.41%) CMS
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) CICS
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.70%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) GitHub
1 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (66.67%) Subversion
2 15 (55.56%) Git (software)
3 14 (51.85%) Mercurial
4 6 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) JUnit
6 3 (11.11%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) Axure RP
7 1 (3.70%) PhpStorm
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Developer
2 14 (51.85%) UI Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (18.52%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (18.52%) Web Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Web UI Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Hybris Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Lead Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Leader
6 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
7 2 (7.41%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (7.41%) HTML Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Digital Content Editor
8 1 (3.70%) Digital Editor
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Web UI Designer
8 1 (3.70%) Web UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (77.78%) CSS
1 21 (77.78%) HTML
2 19 (70.37%) Ajax
3 18 (66.67%) jQuery
4 17 (62.96%) HTML5
5 16 (59.26%) CSS3
5 16 (59.26%) LESS
5 16 (59.26%) Sass
6 14 (51.85%) XML
7 10 (37.04%) XHTML
7 10 (37.04%) XSLT
8 7 (25.93%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) JSP
9 4 (14.81%) Spring
9 4 (14.81%) Spring MVC
9 4 (14.81%) XSD
10 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 1 (3.70%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (3.70%) Middleware
10 1 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (59.26%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) iPad
3 3 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 3 (11.11%) NHS
3 3 (11.11%) Web 2.0
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Social Media
5 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Unix
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 14 (51.85%) Web Development
3 10 (37.04%) Wireframes
4 8 (29.63%) Web Design
5 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 5 (18.52%) MVC
6 5 (18.52%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) B2C
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
7 4 (14.81%) Data Validation
7 4 (14.81%) Front End Development
7 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Kanban
7 4 (14.81%) Scrum
7 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Validation
8 3 (11.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 20 (74.07%) JavaScript
2 10 (37.04%) XPath
3 8 (29.63%) Java
4 4 (14.81%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) hybris
2 3 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (7.41%) Adobe
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) SaltStack