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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 224 210 191
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs citing SEO 41 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.60% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 24
Average daily rate
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£200 £278 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.92% +29.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £220 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £77.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +455.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.98% +80.00%
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
7376 6846 6108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.25% 74.40% 71.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4432 3751 3266
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 £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 254 273
Average hourly rate £23.29 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -1 21 £190 -36.66% 8
Hampshire +2 8 £295 +24.21% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £350 +45.83%
East Sussex - 4 £225 - 1
Surrey -7 3 £300 -23.20% 8
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 46 (57.50%) Marketing
2 39 (48.75%) Analytics
3 26 (32.50%) User Experience
3 26 (32.50%) E-Commerce
4 25 (31.25%) CMS
5 24 (30.00%) HTML
6 22 (27.50%) Social Media
7 19 (23.75%) Google
8 18 (22.50%) Content Management
8 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
8 18 (22.50%) CSS
9 15 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (18.75%) Digital Media
10 14 (17.50%) Web Analytics
11 11 (13.75%) Ajax
11 11 (13.75%) Adobe
12 10 (12.50%) Project Management
12 10 (12.50%) B2B
12 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (11.25%) Pay per click
13 9 (11.25%) Google Analytics
13 9 (11.25%) Facebook
13 9 (11.25%) Twitter
14 8 (10.00%) Search Engine Marketing
14 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 8 (10.00%) Photoshop
14 8 (10.00%) Java
14 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
15 7 (8.75%) Web Design
15 7 (8.75%) .NET

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (31.25%) CMS
2 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.50%) Drupal
3 5 (6.25%) Umbraco
3 5 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.00%) Confluence
5 3 (3.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.50%) WordPress
6 2 (2.50%) Kentico
7 1 (1.25%) Node.js
7 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.25%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (1.25%) Apache
7 1 (1.25%) DNN
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Photoshop
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Magento
2 3 (3.75%) Radian6
3 1 (1.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Google Analytics
2 5 (6.25%) Google Checkout
3 2 (2.50%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Internet
2 3 (3.75%) Extranet
3 2 (2.50%) HTTP
3 2 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) Subversion
3 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
General
1 46 (57.50%) Marketing
2 8 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.75%) Retail
4 6 (7.50%) Finance
5 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.50%) Publishing
6 2 (2.50%) Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Advertising
7 1 (1.25%) French Language
7 1 (1.25%) German Language
7 1 (1.25%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.25%) Japanese Language
7 1 (1.25%) Korean Language
7 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Developer
2 11 (13.75%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.75%) Digital Project Manager
4 6 (7.50%) E-Commerce Manager
5 5 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Marketing Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.00%) Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Marketing Executive
7 3 (3.75%) Social Media Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 3 (3.75%) Designer
7 3 (3.75%) Web Producer
7 3 (3.75%) Consultant
7 3 (3.75%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Web Editor
8 2 (2.50%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.50%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.00%) HTML
2 18 (22.50%) CSS
3 11 (13.75%) Ajax
4 7 (8.75%) jQuery
4 7 (8.75%) .NET
4 7 (8.75%) HTML5
5 5 (6.25%) CSS3
5 5 (6.25%) DHTML
5 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 5 (6.25%) JSP
5 5 (6.25%) Struts
5 5 (6.25%) Web Services
5 5 (6.25%) Spring
6 4 (5.00%) XHTML
6 4 (5.00%) XML
7 3 (3.75%) JSON
7 3 (3.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.50%) Sass
8 2 (2.50%) LESS
8 2 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) User Experience
2 22 (27.50%) Social Media
3 15 (18.75%) Digital Media
4 7 (8.75%) Copywriting
5 6 (7.50%) W3C
6 5 (6.25%) Blog
7 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.50%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.25%) Cybernetics
9 1 (1.25%) Clustering
9 1 (1.25%) FMCG
9 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) Analytics
2 26 (32.50%) E-Commerce
3 18 (22.50%) Content Management
4 15 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
5 14 (17.50%) Web Analytics
6 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (12.50%) B2B
6 10 (12.50%) Project Management
7 9 (11.25%) Pay per click
8 8 (10.00%) Search Engine Marketing
9 7 (8.75%) B2C
9 7 (8.75%) Marketing Strategy
9 7 (8.75%) Web Design
10 6 (7.50%) Information Architecture
10 6 (7.50%) OOD
10 6 (7.50%) OO
10 6 (7.50%) CRM
11 5 (6.25%) SOA
11 5 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (5.00%) C#
4 2 (2.50%) PHP
4 2 (2.50%) Groovy
4 2 (2.50%) Scala
5 1 (1.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (3.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) WAI
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) Google
2 11 (13.75%) Adobe
3 9 (11.25%) Facebook
3 9 (11.25%) Twitter
4 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.75%) SAP
6 5 (6.25%) Coremetrics
6 5 (6.25%) PayPal
7 4 (5.00%) Eloqua
8 3 (3.75%) Spiceworks
8 3 (3.75%) Sitecore
8 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.50%) EPiServer
10 1 (1.25%) Ektron
10 1 (1.25%) Tealeaf
10 1 (1.25%) Marketo
10 1 (1.25%) Omniture
10 1 (1.25%) Endeca
10 1 (1.25%) Intel
10 1 (1.25%) Apple
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