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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 233 208 196
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -12
Contract jobs citing SEO 28 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 13
Average daily rate
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£180 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £288 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £21.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 - £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £48.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-61.02% +143.75%
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
7399 6560 5453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.45% 72.87% 71.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4068 3512 2668
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 270 305
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -5 11 £165 -47.61% 14
Hampshire -15 11 £330 +1.53%
Surrey +1 3 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 32 (47.76%) HTML
1 32 (47.76%) Marketing
2 27 (40.30%) CMS
3 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (32.84%) CSS
5 19 (28.36%) E-Commerce
6 17 (25.37%) Analytics
7 16 (23.88%) User Experience
7 16 (23.88%) HTML5
8 15 (22.39%) jQuery
8 15 (22.39%) Linux
9 14 (20.90%) Java
9 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
10 13 (19.40%) Content Management
10 13 (19.40%) Pay per click
11 12 (17.91%) PHP
12 11 (16.42%) Digital Marketing
12 11 (16.42%) CSS3
13 10 (14.93%) Social Media
13 10 (14.93%) Web Analytics
14 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (13.43%) Scrum
14 9 (13.43%) MVC
14 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
15 8 (11.94%) W3C
15 8 (11.94%) OO
15 8 (11.94%) JIRA
15 8 (11.94%) WordPress
15 8 (11.94%) Responsive Web Design
16 7 (10.45%) User Stories

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (40.30%) CMS
2 8 (11.94%) WordPress
3 7 (10.45%) TeamSite
3 7 (10.45%) Drupal
4 3 (4.48%) Apache
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.49%) Confluence
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.99%) Magento
3 1 (1.49%) Radian6
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) HTTP
2 3 (4.48%) Intranet
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
3 1 (1.49%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) MySQL
1 7 (10.45%) MongoDB
1 7 (10.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) JIRA
2 7 (10.45%) Subversion
2 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.96%) Maven
3 6 (8.96%) Selenium
3 6 (8.96%) Ant
3 6 (8.96%) JUnit
4 3 (4.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.48%) Xdebug
5 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.49%) Firebug
General
1 32 (47.76%) Marketing
2 5 (7.46%) Publishing
3 3 (4.48%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.49%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.49%) French Language
5 1 (1.49%) German Language
5 1 (1.49%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.49%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.49%) Korean Language
5 1 (1.49%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Web Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) PHP Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Business Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Front-End Web Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Content Editor
6 5 (7.46%) Digital Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Content Manager
7 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Programmer
8 2 (2.99%) Web Programmer
8 2 (2.99%) Web Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (47.76%) HTML
2 22 (32.84%) CSS
3 16 (23.88%) HTML5
4 15 (22.39%) jQuery
5 11 (16.42%) CSS3
6 7 (10.45%) REST
6 7 (10.45%) RESTful
6 7 (10.45%) .NET
6 7 (10.45%) XML
7 6 (8.96%) Struts
7 6 (8.96%) Web Services
7 6 (8.96%) XSLT
7 6 (8.96%) Spring
7 6 (8.96%) Spring MVC
7 6 (8.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.48%) Sass
8 3 (4.48%) Semantic HTML
8 3 (4.48%) HTML5 Canvas
8 3 (4.48%) CakePHP
8 3 (4.48%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) User Experience
2 10 (14.93%) Social Media
3 8 (11.94%) W3C
4 7 (10.45%) Web 2.0
5 6 (8.96%) Digital Media
6 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.99%) FMCG
7 2 (2.99%) Open Source
7 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.99%) Copywriting
7 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.99%) PMI
8 1 (1.49%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.49%) Blog
8 1 (1.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Linux
2 2 (2.99%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) E-Commerce
3 17 (25.37%) Analytics
4 13 (19.40%) Content Management
4 13 (19.40%) Pay per click
5 11 (16.42%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (14.93%) Web Analytics
7 9 (13.43%) MVC
7 9 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (13.43%) Scrum
8 8 (11.94%) OO
8 8 (11.94%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (10.45%) User Stories
9 7 (10.45%) Feature Driven Development
9 7 (10.45%) BDD
9 7 (10.45%) Extreme Programming
9 7 (10.45%) TDD
9 7 (10.45%) Pair Programming
10 5 (7.46%) Project Management
10 5 (7.46%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) Java
1 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
2 12 (17.91%) PHP
3 7 (10.45%) Groovy
3 7 (10.45%) Scala
4 3 (4.48%) SQL
4 3 (4.48%) PHP5
4 3 (4.48%) Perl
5 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 2 (2.99%) PMP
2 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.49%) HNC
3 1 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) HP
3 5 (7.46%) Facebook
4 4 (5.97%) Google
5 3 (4.48%) Adobe
5 3 (4.48%) Appcelerator
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 2 (2.99%) Twitter
6 2 (2.99%) Sun
7 1 (1.49%) Zend
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