The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 127 109 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing SEO 2 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.071% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.52% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £400 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +135.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +96.96%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2114 1726 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.53% 69.74% 67.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 770
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 48 41
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +75.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.94 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
Glasgow -3 1 £250 -37.50% 1
Edinburgh -12 1 - - 3
Fife - - - -
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UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (62.50%) Marketing
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) People Management
2 4 (50.00%) Social Media
2 4 (50.00%) Pay per click
3 3 (37.50%) Advertising
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Legal
4 2 (25.00%) Publishing
4 2 (25.00%) CMS
4 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
4 2 (25.00%) RSS
4 2 (25.00%) DNA
4 2 (25.00%) Facebook
4 2 (25.00%) Twitter
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Blog
4 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Email Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Google
5 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
5 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (12.50%) Adobe
5 1 (12.50%) W3C
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) Photoshop

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (62.50%) Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Advertising
3 2 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Communications Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) RSS
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Blog
3 1 (12.50%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 4 (50.00%) People Management
2 4 (50.00%) Pay per click
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) DNA
4 2 (25.00%) Email Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Facebook
1 2 (25.00%) Twitter
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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