The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 73 70 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing SEO 8 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.64% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.84% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £284
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+80.00% +30.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
870 831 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 69.49% 73.74% 66.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 445 466
Average daily rate £350 £333 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 44
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SEO
North West

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - - 1
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) CSS
2 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) jQuery
3 6 (40.00%) WordPress
3 6 (40.00%) PHP
3 6 (40.00%) Adobe
4 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 5 (33.33%) Web Development
4 5 (33.33%) CSS3
4 5 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (26.67%) Sass
5 4 (26.67%) Magento
5 4 (26.67%) HTML5
5 4 (26.67%) JSON
5 4 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) MySQL
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Social Media
7 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) Legal
7 2 (13.33%) Publishing
7 2 (13.33%) CMS
7 2 (13.33%) Photoshop

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (40.00%) WordPress
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (6.67%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Designer
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UI Programmer
5 1 (6.67%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SEO Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
1 7 (46.67%) jQuery
2 5 (33.33%) CSS3
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
3 4 (26.67%) HTML5
3 4 (26.67%) Sass
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) XHTML
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.67%) JSP
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) Laravel
5 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Social Media
2 1 (6.67%) Copywriting
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
1 5 (33.33%) Web Development
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) OO PHP
4 1 (6.67%) Web Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Web Design
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) PHP
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) Facebook
2 1 (6.67%) Twitter