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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 102 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing SEO 4 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% 0.46% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.60% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£340 £231 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.02% -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £268 £318
% change year-on-year
+30.84% -15.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.34 £21.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+78.30% +21.53%
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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
1430 1004 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.26% 76.70% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 599 469
Average daily rate £388 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 August 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 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) CSS3
5 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
6 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (18.18%) XHTML
6 2 (18.18%) PHP
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Google
6 2 (18.18%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Web Development
6 2 (18.18%) User Experience
6 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) WordPress
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe
6 2 (18.18%) Email Marketing
7 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (9.09%) Online Marketing
7 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (9.09%) Social Media
7 1 (9.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) Fireworks
7 1 (9.09%) Intranet

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (18.18%) WordPress
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) Fireworks
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Analytics
1 1 (9.09%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (9.09%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Front-End Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Copywriter
4 1 (9.09%) UI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) UX Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) UI Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Product Owner
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) XHTML
6 1 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Copywriting
2 1 (9.09%) Social Media
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
1 3 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) SDLC
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Email Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Online Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Social Media Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Channel Management
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile First
3 1 (9.09%) Content Management
3 1 (9.09%) Web Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe
1 2 (18.18%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft