The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 208 186 188
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing SEO 41 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.45% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.64% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 21
Average daily rate
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£278 £215 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.06% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £162 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £336 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £77.75 £14.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+455.35% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+80.00% +30.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6685 5980 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.66% 70.40% 69.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3664 3192 3249
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 260 315
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
SEO
England

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 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SEO Hourly Rate Histogram 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 July 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
Berkshire +16 28 £300 +42.85% 9
Surrey +1 6 £390 - 8
Hampshire -19 5 £238 -26.92% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £240 - 2
Oxfordshire -3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £275 - 4
East Sussex - - - - 5
Kent - - - - 6
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 41 (56.94%) HTML
2 35 (48.61%) CMS
3 33 (45.83%) Marketing
3 33 (45.83%) E-Commerce
4 30 (41.67%) CSS
5 29 (40.28%) Analytics
6 23 (31.94%) Content Management
6 23 (31.94%) jQuery
7 20 (27.78%) Web Analytics
8 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
9 18 (25.00%) Project Management
10 16 (22.22%) Ajax
10 16 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (20.83%) Drupal
11 15 (20.83%) Social Media
12 14 (19.44%) MVC
12 14 (19.44%) MySQL
13 13 (18.06%) B2C
13 13 (18.06%) Pay per click
13 13 (18.06%) HTML5
14 12 (16.67%) Adobe
14 12 (16.67%) Java
14 12 (16.67%) XML
15 11 (15.28%) PHP
16 10 (13.89%) JSP
16 10 (13.89%) JIRA
16 10 (13.89%) Subversion
16 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (13.89%) Confluence
16 10 (13.89%) Mobile App

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 35 (48.61%) CMS
2 15 (20.83%) Drupal
3 10 (13.89%) Confluence
4 8 (11.11%) Magnolia
4 8 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.94%) WordPress
7 4 (5.56%) IBM Notes
7 4 (5.56%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (4.17%) IIS
9 1 (1.39%) TeamSite
9 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Photoshop
1 5 (6.94%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Google Analytics
2 4 (5.56%) Magento
3 3 (4.17%) WebTrends
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (1.39%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) MySQL
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Subversion
1 10 (13.89%) JIRA
2 8 (11.11%) JUnit
3 5 (6.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.78%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (45.83%) Marketing
2 7 (9.72%) German Language
3 6 (8.33%) Retail
4 5 (6.94%) French Language
4 5 (6.94%) Finance
4 5 (6.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.17%) Dutch Language
5 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.78%) Publishing
6 2 (2.78%) Automotive
6 2 (2.78%) Legal
7 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.39%) Advertising
7 1 (1.39%) Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Electronics
7 1 (1.39%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Developer
2 10 (13.89%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.11%) Digital Project Manager
5 7 (9.72%) Senior Developer
6 4 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 4 (5.56%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Copywriter
6 4 (5.56%) Content Editor
7 3 (4.17%) PPC Specialist
7 3 (4.17%) Marketing Executive
7 3 (4.17%) PPC Manager
7 3 (4.17%) PPC Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 3 (4.17%) Relationships Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Business Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Content Manager
7 3 (4.17%) PPC Executive
8 2 (2.78%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (56.94%) HTML
2 30 (41.67%) CSS
3 23 (31.94%) jQuery
4 16 (22.22%) Ajax
5 13 (18.06%) HTML5
6 12 (16.67%) XML
7 10 (13.89%) JSP
8 9 (12.50%) CSS3
9 8 (11.11%) XSD
9 8 (11.11%) Spring
9 8 (11.11%) Spring MVC
10 6 (8.33%) JSON
11 5 (6.94%) .NET
11 5 (6.94%) Sass
12 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET
12 4 (5.56%) Flash
13 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
13 3 (4.17%) XSLT
13 3 (4.17%) Web Services
13 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Social Media
2 10 (13.89%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.56%) Open Source
4 3 (4.17%) Copywriting
4 3 (4.17%) Wiki
4 3 (4.17%) Blog
4 3 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.78%) Social Network
6 1 (1.39%) FMCG
6 1 (1.39%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.39%) W3C
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) UNIX
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) E-Commerce
2 29 (40.28%) Analytics
3 23 (31.94%) Content Management
4 20 (27.78%) Web Analytics
5 18 (25.00%) Project Management
6 16 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (19.44%) MVC
8 13 (18.06%) B2C
8 13 (18.06%) Pay per click
9 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (12.50%) Data Modelling
11 8 (11.11%) Validation
11 8 (11.11%) Migration
11 8 (11.11%) Scrum
11 8 (11.11%) Email Marketing
11 8 (11.11%) Unit Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Integration Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Kanban
11 8 (11.11%) Data Validation
12 7 (9.72%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) JavaScript
2 12 (16.67%) Java
3 11 (15.28%) PHP
4 6 (8.33%) SQL
5 4 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) PMP
2 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.39%) ACCA
3 1 (1.39%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Adobe
2 9 (12.50%) hybris
3 6 (8.33%) Google
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) Lotus
4 4 (5.56%) Omniture
5 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) FatWire
7 1 (1.39%) ATG
7 1 (1.39%) Apple
7 1 (1.39%) Akamai
7 1 (1.39%) Demandware
7 1 (1.39%) Twitter
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