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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 211 231 204
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing SEO 51 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.55% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 17
Median daily rate £280 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £158 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.85% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 - £77.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 - £27.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 - £127.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £32.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-38.71% -20.98%
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
7200 7654 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.55% 79.92% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4355 4587 3874
Median daily rate £420 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 245 254
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.04 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2016.

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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 29 £285 +52.00% 7
Surrey +4 10 £200 -33.22% 3
West Sussex - 6 £290 - 1
Kent - 3 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £293 -16.42% 3
East Sussex +6 1 - - 3
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SEO.

1 54 (56.25%) Marketing
2 35 (36.46%) Social Media
3 34 (35.42%) Digital Marketing
4 32 (33.33%) Pay per click
5 29 (30.21%) HTML
6 28 (29.17%) CMS
7 26 (27.08%) E-Commerce
8 25 (26.04%) CSS
9 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (23.96%) Analytics
10 20 (20.83%) Google
11 17 (17.71%) Digital Media
11 17 (17.71%) SaaS
11 17 (17.71%) B2B
11 17 (17.71%) User Experience
12 16 (16.67%) Degree
13 15 (15.63%) German Language
13 15 (15.63%) Project Planning
14 14 (14.58%) Online Marketing
14 14 (14.58%) Email Marketing
15 13 (13.54%) Content Management
15 13 (13.54%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
15 13 (13.54%) HTML5
15 13 (13.54%) Marketo
15 13 (13.54%) Brand Awareness
15 13 (13.54%) Marketing Automation
15 13 (13.54%) Data Acquisition
15 13 (13.54%) Integrated Marketing
16 12 (12.50%) jQuery

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (29.17%) CMS
2 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.21%) Magnolia
4 4 (4.17%) Apache Solr
4 4 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.17%) IIS
4 4 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.17%) Umbraco
4 4 (4.17%) WordPress
5 3 (3.13%) Apache
6 2 (2.08%) Confluence
6 2 (2.08%) Drupal
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.04%) Community Server
7 1 (1.04%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (1.04%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.38%) MS Office
3 8 (8.33%) Photoshop
4 5 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (3.13%) InDesign
6 1 (1.04%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Sage X3
1 4 (4.17%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.71%) SaaS
2 12 (12.50%) Google Analytics
3 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) GitHub
5 1 (1.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.29%) Intranet
2 6 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (3.13%) Skype
3 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.13%) Wireless
4 2 (2.08%) Firewall
4 2 (2.08%) LAN
4 2 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (1.04%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.04%) FTP
5 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.13%) MySQL
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Subversion
2 6 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.17%) JUnit
4 3 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.08%) JIRA
5 2 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (1.04%) Ant
6 1 (1.04%) git-flow
6 1 (1.04%) GitLab
6 1 (1.04%) Maven
General
1 54 (56.25%) Marketing
2 15 (15.63%) German Language
3 13 (13.54%) Brand Awareness
4 11 (11.46%) Publishing
5 10 (10.42%) Legal
6 9 (9.38%) Advertising
7 8 (8.33%) Manufacturing
8 3 (3.13%) Finance
8 3 (3.13%) Retail
8 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
9 2 (2.08%) Electronics
9 2 (2.08%) Polish Language
10 1 (1.04%) Automotive
10 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (15.63%) Designer
2 14 (14.58%) Developer
3 11 (11.46%) Content Designer
4 9 (9.38%) Web Developer
5 8 (8.33%) Marketing Manager
6 7 (7.29%) Content Manager
7 6 (6.25%) Web Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Coordinator
8 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce Manager
8 5 (5.21%) HTML Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.21%) Web Content Manager
9 4 (4.17%) Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
9 4 (4.17%) HTML CSS Developer
9 4 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Product Owner
9 4 (4.17%) Web Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Marketing Officer
10 3 (3.13%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.21%) HTML
2 25 (26.04%) CSS
3 13 (13.54%) HTML5
4 12 (12.50%) jQuery
5 9 (9.38%) CSS3
6 8 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (7.29%) Sass
8 6 (6.25%) Web Services
9 5 (5.21%) Ajax
9 5 (5.21%) LESS
10 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
10 4 (4.17%) Classic ASP
10 4 (4.17%) XML
11 3 (3.13%) .NET
11 3 (3.13%) Backbone.js
11 3 (3.13%) Durandal
11 3 (3.13%) JSP
11 3 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (3.13%) Spring
11 3 (3.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (36.46%) Social Media
2 17 (17.71%) Digital Media
2 17 (17.71%) User Experience
3 8 (8.33%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.21%) Blog
5 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.17%) Copywriting
6 4 (4.17%) Replication
7 3 (3.13%) Animation
7 3 (3.13%) Clustering
7 3 (3.13%) W3C
8 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.08%) iPad
8 2 (2.08%) Taxonomies
8 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Linux
1 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.17%) Android
3 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.08%) Unix
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Digital Marketing
2 32 (33.33%) Pay per click
3 26 (27.08%) E-Commerce
4 23 (23.96%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.96%) Analytics
5 17 (17.71%) B2B
6 15 (15.63%) Project Planning
7 14 (14.58%) Email Marketing
7 14 (14.58%) Online Marketing
8 13 (13.54%) Content Management
8 13 (13.54%) Data Acquisition
8 13 (13.54%) Integrated Marketing
8 13 (13.54%) Marketing Automation
9 11 (11.46%) Project Management
9 11 (11.46%) Web Development
10 8 (8.33%) Migration
10 8 (8.33%) Web Application Development
11 7 (7.29%) Link Building
12 6 (6.25%) Web Usability
12 6 (6.25%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
2 6 (6.25%) SQL
3 5 (5.21%) Java
4 1 (1.04%) C#
4 1 (1.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) SLA
1 3 (3.13%) WCAG
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.04%) vSphere
2 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) TeamSite
2 1 (1.04%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (20.83%) Google
2 13 (13.54%) Marketo
2 13 (13.54%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle
4 5 (5.21%) Twitter
5 4 (4.17%) Adobe
5 4 (4.17%) Apple
5 4 (4.17%) Lotus
5 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.17%) Sage
5 4 (4.17%) Tealium
6 3 (3.13%) arcserve
6 3 (3.13%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (3.13%) EPiServer
6 3 (3.13%) Facebook
6 3 (3.13%) FrontRange
7 2 (2.08%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) hybris
7 2 (2.08%) VMware
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