The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 140 158 127
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -31
Contract jobs citing SEO 11 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.19% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.24% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Median daily rate £325 £375 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £308 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £510 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.68 £38.34 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-38.22% +78.30%
SEO
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2798 3403 2387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.31% 80.43% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1765 2062 1327
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 133 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SEO across the North West region.

SEO Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the North West region.

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SEO
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 7 £325 -4.41% 9
Cheshire +11 3 £225 -55.88% 5
Lancashire +14 1 £375 -26.47% 3
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 North West region with a requirement for SEO.

1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (42.42%) Google
2 13 (39.39%) Web Development
3 12 (36.36%) CRM
4 11 (33.33%) HTML
4 11 (33.33%) Java
4 11 (33.33%) .NET
4 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 11 (33.33%) CSS
4 11 (33.33%) Marketing
4 11 (33.33%) Google Analytics
4 11 (33.33%) Analytics
5 10 (30.30%) User Experience
5 10 (30.30%) HTML5
6 9 (27.27%) CSS3
6 9 (27.27%) Line Management
6 9 (27.27%) JIRA
6 9 (27.27%) Open Source
6 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 8 (24.24%) Oracle
7 8 (24.24%) Apache
7 8 (24.24%) Linux
7 8 (24.24%) OO
7 8 (24.24%) Middleware
7 8 (24.24%) Project Management
7 8 (24.24%) Finance
7 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
7 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
8 7 (21.21%) Social Media
8 7 (21.21%) Puppet

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (24.24%) Apache
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) CMS
3 2 (6.06%) WordPress
4 1 (3.03%) Drupal
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) nginx
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Google Analytics
2 7 (21.21%) IaaS
3 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.03%) AdWords
4 1 (3.03%) GitHub
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.03%) Informix
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) JIRA
2 3 (9.09%) Maven
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) Introscope
4 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Mockito
4 1 (3.03%) PhpStorm
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (33.33%) Marketing
2 8 (24.24%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Brand Awareness
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Developer
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Leader
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Lead Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Lead Web Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Technical Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Digital Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Digital Executive
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
1 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 11 (33.33%) CSS
1 11 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (30.30%) HTML5
3 9 (27.27%) CSS3
4 8 (24.24%) Middleware
5 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (9.09%) WCF
5 3 (9.09%) XML
5 3 (9.09%) XSL
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
7 1 (3.03%) Ajax
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) LESS
7 1 (3.03%) PowerMock
7 1 (3.03%) SAML
7 1 (3.03%) Sass
7 1 (3.03%) Spring
7 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) User Experience
2 7 (21.21%) Social Media
3 5 (15.15%) Digital Media
4 3 (9.09%) Copywriting
5 2 (6.06%) Blog
5 2 (6.06%) Social Network
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
6 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) Unix
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Web Development
3 12 (36.36%) CRM
4 11 (33.33%) Analytics
5 9 (27.27%) Line Management
5 9 (27.27%) Open Source
6 8 (24.24%) OO
6 8 (24.24%) Project Management
6 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
7 7 (21.21%) Agile Project Management
7 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
7 7 (21.21%) OOA/OOD
7 7 (21.21%) Service Design
7 7 (21.21%) UML
7 7 (21.21%) Use Case
8 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (12.12%) TDD
10 3 (9.09%) Content Management
10 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
10 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 8 (24.24%) Bash Shell
4 7 (21.21%) Python
5 5 (15.15%) PHP
6 3 (9.09%) C#
6 3 (9.09%) SQL
6 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) Lua
7 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (21.21%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.03%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Google
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle
3 7 (21.21%) SaltStack
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) Twitter
6 2 (6.06%) Adobe
6 2 (6.06%) Facebook
6 2 (6.06%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Compuware
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Perforce
7 1 (3.03%) Samsung
7 1 (3.03%) Verint
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