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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 87 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SEO 3 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 1.02% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 1.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 3
Median daily rate £150 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £308
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +20.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-28.33% -

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
1158 1617 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.89% 82.50% 76.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 946 651
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 32
Median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 5 (50.00%) HTML
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Google
1 5 (50.00%) Google Analytics
1 5 (50.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) User Experience
2 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) CMS
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) XSL
4 2 (20.00%) DoubleClick
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Wireframes

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 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (10.00%) Kentico
2 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) AdWords
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
3 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Content Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Developer
2 2 (20.00%) SEO Manager
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Content Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) XSL
5 1 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Social Media
3 1 (10.00%) Blog
3 1 (10.00%) Podcast
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Direct Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
3 1 (10.00%) Information Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Pay per click
3 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Web Usability
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) PHP
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) DoubleClick
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
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