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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 215 173 218
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +45
Contract jobs citing SEO 41 61 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.71% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.99% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 33 14
Average daily rate
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£336 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £168 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £398 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £17.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 - £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-33.07% +88.40%
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
7021 6163 6818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.05% 71.29% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3450 3296
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 244 333
Average hourly rate £20.67 £32.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% +41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -5 21 £320 -5.18% 7
Surrey +4 10 £363 +31.81% 5
Hampshire -17 7 £263 -19.23% 5
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £438 +94.44% 2
Oxfordshire -15 1 £750 +368.75% 1
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 4
Kent - - - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 42 (50.00%) Marketing
2 41 (48.81%) HTML
3 38 (45.24%) CMS
3 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (33.33%) CSS
4 28 (33.33%) Analytics
5 26 (30.95%) E-Commerce
6 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
6 23 (27.38%) jQuery
7 22 (26.19%) Drupal
8 19 (22.62%) Social Media
8 19 (22.62%) Web Analytics
9 17 (20.24%) Content Management
9 17 (20.24%) Digital Marketing
10 16 (19.05%) HTML5
11 15 (17.86%) Project Management
12 14 (16.67%) PHP
12 14 (16.67%) Kanban
13 13 (15.48%) Java
14 12 (14.29%) B2C
14 12 (14.29%) XML
14 12 (14.29%) Subversion
14 12 (14.29%) JIRA
14 12 (14.29%) MVC
15 11 (13.10%) Pay per click
15 11 (13.10%) Scrum
15 11 (13.10%) Ajax
15 11 (13.10%) .NET
15 11 (13.10%) MySQL
16 9 (10.71%) Migration

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (45.24%) CMS
2 22 (26.19%) Drupal
3 9 (10.71%) Confluence
4 7 (8.33%) WordPress
5 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.14%) Magnolia
6 4 (4.76%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.57%) IIS
8 2 (2.38%) TeamSite
9 1 (1.19%) Apache
9 1 (1.19%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.19%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
2 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.57%) WebTrends
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (3.57%) HTTP
2 3 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (1.19%) Intranet
3 1 (1.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) MySQL
2 4 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) Subversion
1 12 (14.29%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.14%) JUnit
3 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.57%) Xdebug
5 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 42 (50.00%) Marketing
2 7 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (7.14%) Finance
3 6 (7.14%) German Language
4 5 (5.95%) Retail
5 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.57%) Advertising
6 3 (3.57%) Dutch Language
6 3 (3.57%) French Language
7 1 (1.19%) Publishing
7 1 (1.19%) Automotive
7 1 (1.19%) Legal
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Developer
2 13 (15.48%) Project Manager
2 13 (15.48%) Digital Project Manager
3 12 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 7 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 7 (8.33%) Front-End Web Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Hybris Developer
5 6 (7.14%) Copywriter
6 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Relationships Manager
7 3 (3.57%) Content Editor
7 3 (3.57%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 3 (3.57%) Marketing Executive
7 3 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (2.38%) Digital Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (48.81%) HTML
2 28 (33.33%) CSS
3 23 (27.38%) jQuery
4 16 (19.05%) HTML5
5 12 (14.29%) XML
6 11 (13.10%) .NET
6 11 (13.10%) Ajax
7 7 (8.33%) CSS3
7 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 7 (8.33%) JSP
8 6 (7.14%) XSD
8 6 (7.14%) Spring MVC
8 6 (7.14%) Spring
9 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.76%) XSLT
10 4 (4.76%) Flash
11 3 (3.57%) Web Services
11 3 (3.57%) RESTful
11 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Social Media
2 9 (10.71%) Mobile App
3 8 (9.52%) User Experience
4 5 (5.95%) Open Source
5 4 (4.76%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.76%) Copywriting
5 4 (4.76%) Blog
6 3 (3.57%) Wiki
6 3 (3.57%) Digital Media
6 3 (3.57%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.38%) FMCG
7 2 (2.38%) Social Network
8 1 (1.19%) RIA
8 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) PMI
8 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.19%) iPad
8 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) UNIX
2 5 (5.95%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Linux
3 2 (2.38%) Android
3 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) Analytics
3 26 (30.95%) E-Commerce
4 19 (22.62%) Web Analytics
5 17 (20.24%) Content Management
5 17 (20.24%) Digital Marketing
6 15 (17.86%) Project Management
7 14 (16.67%) Kanban
8 12 (14.29%) B2C
8 12 (14.29%) MVC
9 11 (13.10%) Scrum
9 11 (13.10%) Pay per click
10 9 (10.71%) Migration
11 8 (9.52%) Email Marketing
12 7 (8.33%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
12 7 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 6 (7.14%) Data Validation
13 6 (7.14%) Online Marketing
13 6 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) JavaScript
2 14 (16.67%) PHP
3 13 (15.48%) Java
4 7 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (3.57%) Perl
5 3 (3.57%) SQL
5 3 (3.57%) Groovy
5 3 (3.57%) Scala
6 1 (1.19%) Python
6 1 (1.19%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) PMP
1 4 (4.76%) PMI Certification
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (1.19%) HNC
2 1 (1.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Google
2 7 (8.33%) hybris
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) Lotus
4 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.57%) Adobe
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle
4 3 (3.57%) Omniture
4 3 (3.57%) Twitter
5 1 (1.19%) Sun
5 1 (1.19%) ATG
5 1 (1.19%) Akamai
5 1 (1.19%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.19%) Demandware
5 1 (1.19%) Facebook
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Posted: 6 days ago
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