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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 101 100 82
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs citing SEO 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.38% 0.22% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.28% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £325 £340 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +47.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £348 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.21% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £38.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-38.22% +78.30%
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
1507 1416 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.07% 79.11% 77.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 858 617
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 31
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +124.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £42.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 - 3 £338 -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (64.29%) Marketing
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) Google
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Digital Media
4 5 (35.71%) Social Media
5 4 (28.57%) Web Development
5 4 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) PHP
5 4 (28.57%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 3 (21.43%) ERP
6 3 (21.43%) MVC
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Maven
6 3 (21.43%) WCF
6 3 (21.43%) Google Analytics
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (21.43%) Analytics
7 2 (14.29%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (14.29%) Infographics
7 2 (14.29%) Content Development
7 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell

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 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) CMS
2 2 (14.29%) WordPress
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (7.14%) AdWords
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) PhpStorm
General
1 9 (64.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Brand Awareness
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Executive
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Communications Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Content Editor
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Content Editor
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Editor
4 1 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (7.14%) Marketing Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SEO Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
1 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (21.43%) WCF
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) XSL
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.14%) LESS
3 1 (7.14%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) Sass
3 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Digital Media
1 5 (35.71%) Social Media
2 2 (14.29%) Blog
2 2 (14.29%) Copywriting
2 2 (14.29%) Social Network
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Web Development
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) ERP
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) B2B
4 2 (14.29%) Content Development
4 2 (14.29%) Content Management
4 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Direct Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Infographics
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.14%) Product Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) Facebook
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Twitter
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SaltStack