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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 226 207 188
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -19
Contract jobs citing SEO 44 44 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.65% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 33
Average daily rate
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£213 £300 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £203 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £359 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £268 £318
% change year-on-year
+30.84% -15.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.34 £21.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+78.30% +21.53%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7601 6804 6394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.70% 74.39% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3831 3521
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 260 258
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 August 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 August 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
Berkshire -9 24 £190 -36.66% 7
Hampshire -10 5 - - 3
Surrey -5 4 £338 -3.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £363 +51.04%
West Sussex - 4 - -
East Sussex - 2 - - 3
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (55.29%) Marketing
2 44 (51.76%) Analytics
3 32 (37.65%) HTML
4 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
4 28 (32.94%) CSS
5 27 (31.76%) CMS
6 23 (27.06%) Google
6 23 (27.06%) Social Media
7 22 (25.88%) E-Commerce
8 21 (24.71%) Content Management
8 21 (24.71%) User Experience
9 18 (21.18%) Google Analytics
9 18 (21.18%) Digital Marketing
10 16 (18.82%) Web Analytics
10 16 (18.82%) Project Management
11 14 (16.47%) Digital Media
12 13 (15.29%) HTML5
13 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (12.94%) Ajax
14 11 (12.94%) CSS3
14 11 (12.94%) jQuery
15 10 (11.76%) B2B
15 10 (11.76%) Adobe
15 10 (11.76%) Photoshop
16 9 (10.59%) TDD
16 9 (10.59%) Unit Testing
16 9 (10.59%) Facebook
16 9 (10.59%) Twitter
17 8 (9.41%) Retail
17 8 (9.41%) Copywriting

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (31.76%) CMS
2 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
3 7 (8.24%) Drupal
4 5 (5.88%) Umbraco
4 5 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.88%) Confluence
5 3 (3.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.35%) WordPress
6 2 (2.35%) Apache
6 2 (2.35%) Commerce Server
6 2 (2.35%) Kentico
7 1 (1.18%) Node.js
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.18%) DNN
7 1 (1.18%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.71%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Magento
2 3 (3.53%) Radian6
3 2 (2.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.18%) Google Analytics
2 5 (5.88%) Google Checkout
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) Internet
2 2 (2.35%) Extranet
3 1 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) MySQL
1 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Subversion
3 3 (3.53%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (55.29%) Marketing
2 8 (9.41%) Retail
3 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.06%) Finance
5 4 (4.71%) Publishing
6 3 (3.53%) French Language
6 3 (3.53%) German Language
7 2 (2.35%) Italian Language
7 2 (2.35%) Banking
7 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.35%) Automotive
8 1 (1.18%) Legal
8 1 (1.18%) Advertising
8 1 (1.18%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 22 (25.88%) Developer
2 11 (12.94%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.41%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (8.24%) Digital Project Manager
5 6 (7.06%) Marketing Executive
5 6 (7.06%) Content Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Digital Marketing Executive
6 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.71%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.71%) Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Content Editor
7 4 (4.71%) Marketing Manager
8 3 (3.53%) E-Commerce Manager
8 3 (3.53%) Designer
8 3 (3.53%) Consultant
8 3 (3.53%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Web Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Social Media Manager
9 2 (2.35%) Web Marketing Executive
9 2 (2.35%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.65%) HTML
2 28 (32.94%) CSS
3 13 (15.29%) HTML5
4 11 (12.94%) jQuery
4 11 (12.94%) CSS3
4 11 (12.94%) Ajax
5 7 (8.24%) JSON
5 7 (8.24%) XML
5 7 (8.24%) .NET
6 6 (7.06%) Sass
6 6 (7.06%) LESS
7 5 (5.88%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.88%) Spring
7 5 (5.88%) DHTML
7 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET
7 5 (5.88%) JSP
7 5 (5.88%) Struts
7 5 (5.88%) Web Services
8 4 (4.71%) XHTML
8 4 (4.71%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Social Media
2 21 (24.71%) User Experience
3 14 (16.47%) Digital Media
4 8 (9.41%) Copywriting
5 6 (7.06%) Blog
6 5 (5.88%) W3C
7 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.18%) Clustering
9 1 (1.18%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.18%) Cybernetics
9 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.18%) FMCG
9 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Windows
1 2 (2.35%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.76%) Analytics
2 22 (25.88%) E-Commerce
3 21 (24.71%) Content Management
4 18 (21.18%) Digital Marketing
5 16 (18.82%) Web Analytics
5 16 (18.82%) Project Management
6 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (11.76%) B2B
8 9 (10.59%) TDD
8 9 (10.59%) Unit Testing
9 7 (8.24%) Web Design
9 7 (8.24%) Marketing Strategy
9 7 (8.24%) Pay per click
9 7 (8.24%) B2C
9 7 (8.24%) Migration
10 6 (7.06%) OOD
10 6 (7.06%) OO
10 6 (7.06%) CRM
11 5 (5.88%) SOA
11 5 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.24%) Java
3 4 (4.71%) C#
3 4 (4.71%) PHP
4 1 (1.18%) PHP5
4 1 (1.18%) Groovy
4 1 (1.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) WAI
Vendors
1 23 (27.06%) Google
2 10 (11.76%) Adobe
3 9 (10.59%) Facebook
3 9 (10.59%) Twitter
4 5 (5.88%) Coremetrics
4 5 (5.88%) SAP
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.88%) PayPal
5 4 (4.71%) Eloqua
6 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.53%) Sitecore
6 3 (3.53%) Spiceworks
7 2 (2.35%) EPiServer
7 2 (2.35%) Omniture
7 2 (2.35%) Endeca
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) Intel
8 1 (1.18%) Apple
8 1 (1.18%) Marketo
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