The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 83 82 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing SEO 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.46% 0.31% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.44% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £328 £260
% change year-on-year
-23.66% +25.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £43.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-71.09% +214.54%
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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
1114 911 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.39% 70.13% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 459 354
Average daily rate £370 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 40 45
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.69 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) Google
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) SAS
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
4 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) P3O
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) WordPress
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Content Management
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) CMS
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Adobe

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Web Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Product Owner
4 1 (10.00%) Planning Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SEO Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Copywriter
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Manager
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) XHTML
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) P3O
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe