The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SEO 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.14% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £215 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £269 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.35% -17.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -69.56%
SEO
Oxfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 324 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 74.62% 84.38% 68.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 260 112
Average daily rate £425 £420 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 11
Average hourly rate £13.80 £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) Google
2 8 (80.00%) Apache Solr
2 8 (80.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) IIS
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) Intranet
2 8 (80.00%) Subversion
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Adobe
3 7 (70.00%) PHP
3 7 (70.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (70.00%) Web Development
4 6 (60.00%) Classic ASP
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) Publishing
5 5 (50.00%) Java
5 5 (50.00%) Google Analytics
5 5 (50.00%) Node.js
5 5 (50.00%) Analytics
5 5 (50.00%) Tag Management

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (80.00%) Apache Solr
1 8 (80.00%) IIS
1 8 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (50.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (80.00%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (70.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) Google Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) NoSQL
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (80.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Angular Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (30.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 3 (30.00%) HTML Developer
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Node.js Developer
3 3 (30.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Developer
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce Web Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Implementation Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
4 2 (20.00%) Web Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 6 (60.00%) Classic ASP
3 4 (40.00%) Middleware
3 4 (40.00%) RESTful
3 4 (40.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (20.00%) LESS
5 2 (20.00%) Sass
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Web Development
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) Tag Management
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
6 2 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (70.00%) PHP
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Google
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (70.00%) Adobe
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle