The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 220 192 194
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing SEO 29 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.52% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.72% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 9
Average daily rate
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£246 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.64% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £278 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £493 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +85.71%
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6866 6076 5403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.87% 72.14% 70.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3791 3186 2665
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.50 £44.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SEO
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
Hampshire -17 14 £200 -38.46% 5
Berkshire -9 12 £211 -33.46% 10
Surrey -2 1 £325 -42.22% 2
East Sussex -10 1 £450 - 5
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 35 (50.00%) HTML
2 30 (42.86%) Marketing
3 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (38.57%) CMS
5 26 (37.14%) CSS
6 20 (28.57%) HTML5
7 19 (27.14%) jQuery
8 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
9 17 (24.29%) Analytics
10 16 (22.86%) E-Commerce
11 15 (21.43%) Linux
11 15 (21.43%) PHP
12 14 (20.00%) Content Management
12 14 (20.00%) CSS3
13 13 (18.57%) Pay per click
13 13 (18.57%) Java
14 11 (15.71%) MVC
15 10 (14.29%) WordPress
15 10 (14.29%) Social Media
15 10 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
15 10 (14.29%) User Experience
16 9 (12.86%) Digital Marketing
16 9 (12.86%) .NET
16 9 (12.86%) Web Analytics
16 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (12.86%) Scrum
17 8 (11.43%) OO
17 8 (11.43%) XML
17 8 (11.43%) Drupal
17 8 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 27 (38.57%) CMS
2 10 (14.29%) WordPress
3 8 (11.43%) Drupal
4 7 (10.00%) TeamSite
5 3 (4.29%) Apache
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.43%) Confluence
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.43%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.71%) Photoshop
2 3 (4.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.43%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) HTTP
2 3 (4.29%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) FTP
3 1 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 7 (10.00%) MySQL
2 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (10.00%) Subversion
1 7 (10.00%) JIRA
2 6 (8.57%) Selenium
2 6 (8.57%) Maven
2 6 (8.57%) Ant
2 6 (8.57%) JUnit
3 3 (4.29%) Xdebug
3 3 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.43%) PHPUnit
4 1 (1.43%) Firebug
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (42.86%) Marketing
2 4 (5.71%) Publishing
2 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Advertising
3 3 (4.29%) Finance
4 2 (2.86%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Automotive
5 1 (1.43%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.43%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.43%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (11.43%) PHP Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Front-End Web Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Digital Project Manager
7 5 (7.14%) Copywriter
7 5 (7.14%) Content Editor
8 3 (4.29%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.29%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Web Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Programmer
9 2 (2.86%) Web Programmer
9 2 (2.86%) Marketing Manager
9 2 (2.86%) .NET Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (50.00%) HTML
2 26 (37.14%) CSS
3 20 (28.57%) HTML5
4 19 (27.14%) jQuery
5 14 (20.00%) CSS3
6 9 (12.86%) .NET
7 8 (11.43%) XML
7 8 (11.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (10.00%) REST
8 7 (10.00%) XSLT
9 6 (8.57%) Spring MVC
9 6 (8.57%) Spring
9 6 (8.57%) Struts
9 6 (8.57%) Web Services
9 6 (8.57%) RESTful
10 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.29%) HTML5 Canvas
11 3 (4.29%) Sass
11 3 (4.29%) Semantic HTML
11 3 (4.29%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Social Media
1 10 (14.29%) User Experience
2 7 (10.00%) W3C
3 6 (8.57%) Web 2.0
4 4 (5.71%) Digital Media
5 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.86%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.86%) Blog
6 2 (2.86%) Copywriting
6 2 (2.86%) PMI
6 2 (2.86%) FMCG
6 2 (2.86%) Open Source
6 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.43%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.43%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.43%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Android
2 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) Analytics
3 16 (22.86%) E-Commerce
4 14 (20.00%) Content Management
5 13 (18.57%) Pay per click
6 11 (15.71%) MVC
7 10 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (12.86%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (12.86%) Web Analytics
8 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.86%) Scrum
9 8 (11.43%) OO
10 7 (10.00%) User Stories
10 7 (10.00%) TDD
11 6 (8.57%) Pair Programming
11 6 (8.57%) Extreme Programming
11 6 (8.57%) BDD
11 6 (8.57%) Feature Driven Development
11 6 (8.57%) Kanban
12 5 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
2 15 (21.43%) PHP
3 13 (18.57%) Java
4 6 (8.57%) Scala
4 6 (8.57%) Groovy
5 3 (4.29%) PHP5
5 3 (4.29%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) SQL
5 3 (4.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (2.86%) PMP
2 2 (2.86%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.43%) HNC
3 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) WCAG
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
1 6 (8.57%) HP
2 5 (7.14%) Facebook
2 5 (7.14%) Google
3 4 (5.71%) Twitter
4 3 (4.29%) Appcelerator
5 2 (2.86%) Adobe
5 2 (2.86%) Sun
6 1 (1.43%) Zend
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