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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 101 101 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing SEO 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.31% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.38% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Median daily rate £200 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £385 £328
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +17.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £33.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-36.36% +12.82%
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
1402 1572 1104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 84.76% 80.25% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 903 700
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 42 32
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Google
1 6 (54.55%) Marketing
1 6 (54.55%) Google Analytics
1 6 (54.55%) Analytics
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) User Experience
4 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) WCF
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (18.18%) Social Media
5 2 (18.18%) DoubleClick
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Direct Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) XSL
5 2 (18.18%) MySQL
5 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
5 2 (18.18%) CMS

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 2 (18.18%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) EPiServer CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Kentico
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Google Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) AdWords
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Developer
2 2 (18.18%) SEO Manager
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Content Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
3 3 (27.27%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) XSL
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Social Media
3 1 (9.09%) Blog
3 1 (9.09%) Copywriting
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 1 (9.09%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) Direct Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
4 1 (9.09%) Content Development
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Content Writing
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Development
4 1 (9.09%) Infographics
4 1 (9.09%) Pay per click
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Web Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (9.09%) Web Usability
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Google
2 2 (18.18%) DoubleClick
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) EPiServer
3 1 (9.09%) Facebook
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Sitecore
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter