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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 152 128 109
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -19
Contract jobs citing SEO 4 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.52% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £325 £268
% change year-on-year
-17.38% +21.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £65.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-74.80% +385.18%
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
2929 2314 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.80% 73.09% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1185 873
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 127 85
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.25 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% +20.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Manchester -10 3 £310 +12.72% 13
Cheshire -9 1 - - 3
Lancashire - - - - 6
Merseyside - - - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (60.00%) HTML
1 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Confluence
4 3 (30.00%) hybris
4 3 (30.00%) iPad
4 3 (30.00%) Kanban
4 3 (30.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (30.00%) Subversion
4 3 (30.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) Ajax
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Spring MVC
4 3 (30.00%) B2C
4 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) JSP
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) XSD
4 3 (30.00%) MySQL
4 3 (30.00%) JUnit
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (30.00%) Confluence
2 2 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) Fireworks
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
1 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Hybris Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SEO Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Copywriter
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Planning Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 3 (30.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) Ajax
4 3 (30.00%) Spring MVC
4 3 (30.00%) JSP
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) XSD
5 1 (10.00%) Flash
5 1 (10.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) E-Commerce
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (30.00%) B2C
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) Validation
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Kanban
3 3 (30.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Analytics
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Web Design
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) P3O
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) hybris
2 2 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
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