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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
England / South East
Rank 218 205 235
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +30
Contract jobs citing SEO 22 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.63% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.77% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 12
Median daily rate £358 £350 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +65.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £217 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £420 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £281
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +22.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 - £19.00

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
6225 7097 7704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.91% 81.18% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3695 4400 4216
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 271 257
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 0 11 £375 +25.00% 4
West Sussex -11 5 £350 - 4
Hampshire +11 4 £370 +13.84% 4
East Sussex - 2 £338 -
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 25 (53.19%) HTML
2 24 (51.06%) CSS
2 24 (51.06%) User Experience
3 23 (48.94%) JavaScript
4 20 (42.55%) CMS
4 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (36.17%) Content Management
5 17 (36.17%) HTML5
6 16 (34.04%) CSS3
7 14 (29.79%) Front End Development
8 11 (23.40%) Analytics
8 11 (23.40%) Social Media
8 11 (23.40%) Marketing
9 10 (21.28%) Legal
9 10 (21.28%) Web Development
9 10 (21.28%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 9 (19.15%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (19.15%) Sitecore
11 8 (17.02%) Publishing
11 8 (17.02%) Web Design
12 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.89%) Web Application Development
13 6 (12.77%) Digital Marketing
13 6 (12.77%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (12.77%) Retail
13 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
14 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
14 5 (10.64%) Scrum
14 5 (10.64%) Google

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 20 (42.55%) CMS
2 9 (19.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (8.51%) WordPress
4 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.26%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) Axure RP
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 11 (23.40%) Marketing
2 10 (21.28%) Legal
3 8 (17.02%) Publishing
4 6 (12.77%) Retail
4 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.38%) Finance
6 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.13%) Arabic Language
6 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (19.15%) UX Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Content Designer
4 7 (14.89%) Designer
5 5 (10.64%) Digital Content Designer
5 5 (10.64%) Digital Designer
6 4 (8.51%) Development Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Web Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Digital Development Manager
7 3 (6.38%) HTML Developer
7 3 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (6.38%) UI Developer
8 2 (4.26%) HTML CSS Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Online Producer
8 2 (4.26%) Product Owner
8 2 (4.26%) User Experience Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Web Development Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Web UI Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) HTML
2 24 (51.06%) CSS
3 17 (36.17%) HTML5
4 16 (34.04%) CSS3
5 4 (8.51%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (51.06%) User Experience
2 11 (23.40%) Social Media
3 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Taxonomies
4 2 (4.26%) W3C
5 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.13%) BYOD
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Content Management
3 14 (29.79%) Front End Development
4 11 (23.40%) Analytics
5 10 (21.28%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 10 (21.28%) Web Development
6 9 (19.15%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Web Design
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) Web Application Development
9 6 (12.77%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (12.77%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.64%) Scrum
10 5 (10.64%) Wireframes
11 4 (8.51%) B2B
12 3 (6.38%) Continuous Deployment
12 3 (6.38%) Pay per click
12 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
12 3 (6.38%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) WAI
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Sitecore
2 5 (10.64%) Google
2 5 (10.64%) Twitter
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
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