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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 203 183 206
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing SEO 45 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.78% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £220 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £398 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.39% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+21.53% -1.72%
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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +12 30 £300 +36.36% 1
Hampshire -18 7 £238 -30.35% 7
Surrey +2 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £240 +20.00% 7
East Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 5
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 36 (48.00%) HTML
1 36 (48.00%) Marketing
2 31 (41.33%) CMS
3 28 (37.33%) Analytics
4 27 (36.00%) E-Commerce
4 27 (36.00%) CSS
5 23 (30.67%) jQuery
6 20 (26.67%) Content Management
7 19 (25.33%) Web Analytics
7 19 (25.33%) Social Media
8 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
9 16 (21.33%) Project Management
9 16 (21.33%) Ajax
9 16 (21.33%) Drupal
9 16 (21.33%) Digital Marketing
10 15 (20.00%) MVC
11 13 (17.33%) B2C
11 13 (17.33%) XML
11 13 (17.33%) Pay per click
11 13 (17.33%) HTML5
12 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (14.67%) Java
13 10 (13.33%) PHP
13 10 (13.33%) MySQL
13 10 (13.33%) Subversion
13 10 (13.33%) JIRA
13 10 (13.33%) Confluence
14 9 (12.00%) hybris
14 9 (12.00%) Kanban
14 9 (12.00%) Scrum

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (41.33%) CMS
2 16 (21.33%) Drupal
3 10 (13.33%) Confluence
4 8 (10.67%) Magnolia
4 8 (10.67%) Tomcat
5 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.33%) IBM Notes
6 4 (5.33%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (4.00%) IIS
7 3 (4.00%) WordPress
8 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.33%) TeamSite
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.00%) MS Office
3 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.00%) WebTrends
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.33%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) DNS
1 3 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) DB2
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Subversion
1 10 (13.33%) JIRA
2 8 (10.67%) JUnit
3 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.33%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (48.00%) Marketing
2 7 (9.33%) Retail
3 6 (8.00%) German Language
4 5 (6.67%) French Language
4 5 (6.67%) Finance
4 5 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.00%) Advertising
5 3 (4.00%) Automotive
5 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.00%) Dutch Language
6 2 (2.67%) Legal
6 2 (2.67%) Publishing
7 1 (1.33%) Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Developer
2 11 (14.67%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Web Developer
4 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
4 8 (10.67%) Copywriter
4 8 (10.67%) Digital Project Manager
4 8 (10.67%) Hybris Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Marketing Executive
8 3 (4.00%) Relationships Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Business Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Content Editor
8 3 (4.00%) PPC Specialist
8 3 (4.00%) PPC Executive
8 3 (4.00%) PPC Manager
8 3 (4.00%) PPC Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Digital Marketing Executive
9 2 (2.67%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (48.00%) HTML
2 27 (36.00%) CSS
3 23 (30.67%) jQuery
4 16 (21.33%) Ajax
5 13 (17.33%) XML
5 13 (17.33%) HTML5
6 9 (12.00%) JSP
7 8 (10.67%) Spring
7 8 (10.67%) Spring MVC
7 8 (10.67%) XSD
7 8 (10.67%) CSS3
8 6 (8.00%) .NET
9 5 (6.67%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.33%) XSLT
10 4 (5.33%) Flash
11 3 (4.00%) Web Services
11 3 (4.00%) Backbone.js
12 2 (2.67%) Modernizr
12 2 (2.67%) JSLint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.33%) Social Media
2 7 (9.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.33%) Open Source
3 4 (5.33%) Blog
3 4 (5.33%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.33%) Copywriting
4 3 (4.00%) Wiki
4 3 (4.00%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.67%) Social Network
6 1 (1.33%) FMCG
6 1 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) W3C
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) UNIX
2 5 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (2.67%) Android
3 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) Analytics
2 27 (36.00%) E-Commerce
3 20 (26.67%) Content Management
4 19 (25.33%) Web Analytics
5 16 (21.33%) Digital Marketing
5 16 (21.33%) Project Management
6 15 (20.00%) MVC
7 13 (17.33%) B2C
7 13 (17.33%) Pay per click
8 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.00%) Scrum
9 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (12.00%) Kanban
10 8 (10.67%) Unit Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Data Validation
10 8 (10.67%) Email Marketing
10 8 (10.67%) Validation
10 8 (10.67%) Migration
11 7 (9.33%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (14.67%) Java
3 10 (13.33%) PHP
4 6 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (2.67%) SQL
6 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) PMP
2 3 (4.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.33%) ACCA
3 1 (1.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) hybris
2 8 (10.67%) Google
3 6 (8.00%) Adobe
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.33%) Lotus
5 4 (5.33%) Omniture
6 3 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle
6 3 (4.00%) Twitter
7 1 (1.33%) Akamai
7 1 (1.33%) Demandware
7 1 (1.33%) Apple
7 1 (1.33%) ATG
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