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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 82 69 92
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +23
Contract jobs citing SEO 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.67% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.93% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£231 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.39% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -1.72%
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
977 862 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.07% 72.13% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 464 467
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 49
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - - 4
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) Scrum
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (30.00%) Social Media
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Facebook
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (20.00%) Blog
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) XHTML
3 1 (10.00%) Podcast
3 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics

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Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Legal
1 2 (20.00%) Publishing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SEO Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Copywriter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) CSS3
3 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Social Media
2 2 (20.00%) Blog
3 1 (10.00%) Podcast
3 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Scrum
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Web Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Pay per click
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Usability
3 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Facebook
1 2 (20.00%) Twitter
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Coremetrics
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