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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 201 175 225
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +50
Contract jobs citing SEO 42 56 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.64% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.90% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 16
Average daily rate
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£310 £311 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +11.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £160 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £394 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £308
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £29.25 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.60 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.34% +53.30%
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
6684 6212 7076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.85% 71.33% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3468 3352
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 248 325
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.38 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +10 28 £316 -2.69% 10
Surrey +5 6 £363 -9.37% 10
Hampshire -14 6 £250 -24.92% 8
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £433 +92.22% 3
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 5
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 40 (50.00%) HTML
2 39 (48.75%) Marketing
3 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (43.75%) CMS
5 28 (35.00%) CSS
6 27 (33.75%) Analytics
7 26 (32.50%) E-Commerce
8 22 (27.50%) Drupal
8 22 (27.50%) jQuery
9 20 (25.00%) Social Media
10 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
11 17 (21.25%) Project Management
11 17 (21.25%) Content Management
11 17 (21.25%) Web Analytics
12 14 (17.50%) Ajax
12 14 (17.50%) Java
12 14 (17.50%) XML
12 14 (17.50%) HTML5
12 14 (17.50%) Digital Marketing
12 14 (17.50%) Kanban
13 13 (16.25%) B2C
13 13 (16.25%) JIRA
13 13 (16.25%) MVC
14 12 (15.00%) Pay per click
14 12 (15.00%) PHP
15 11 (13.75%) Subversion
15 11 (13.75%) Scrum
15 11 (13.75%) Confluence
16 10 (12.50%) MySQL
17 9 (11.25%) JSP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 35 (43.75%) CMS
2 22 (27.50%) Drupal
3 11 (13.75%) Confluence
4 8 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (7.50%) Magnolia
5 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.00%) WordPress
6 4 (5.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.75%) IIS
8 2 (2.50%) TeamSite
9 1 (1.25%) Apache
9 1 (1.25%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.75%) MS Office
2 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.75%) WebTrends
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.25%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Internet
2 3 (3.75%) DNS
3 2 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) Intranet
4 1 (1.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) MySQL
2 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) JIRA
2 11 (13.75%) Subversion
3 8 (10.00%) JUnit
4 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 39 (48.75%) Marketing
2 7 (8.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (7.50%) German Language
4 5 (6.25%) Finance
5 4 (5.00%) Retail
6 3 (3.75%) Dutch Language
6 3 (3.75%) French Language
6 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.75%) Advertising
7 2 (2.50%) Legal
8 1 (1.25%) Banking
8 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.25%) Publishing
8 1 (1.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (36.25%) Developer
2 13 (16.25%) Digital Project Manager
2 13 (16.25%) Front-End Developer
2 13 (16.25%) Project Manager
3 12 (15.00%) Web Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Hybris Developer
4 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.75%) IT Project Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Copywriter
7 3 (3.75%) Content Editor
7 3 (3.75%) Relationships Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.75%) PPC Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) PPC Manager
7 3 (3.75%) PPC Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 3 (3.75%) PPC Executive
7 3 (3.75%) Marketing Executive
8 2 (2.50%) Digital Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (50.00%) HTML
2 28 (35.00%) CSS
3 22 (27.50%) jQuery
4 14 (17.50%) Ajax
4 14 (17.50%) XML
4 14 (17.50%) HTML5
5 9 (11.25%) JSP
6 8 (10.00%) CSS3
6 8 (10.00%) Spring
6 8 (10.00%) Spring MVC
6 8 (10.00%) XSD
7 6 (7.50%) .NET
8 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.00%) XSLT
9 4 (5.00%) Flash
9 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
10 3 (3.75%) Web Services
11 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.50%) RESTful
11 2 (2.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Social Media
2 7 (8.75%) User Experience
3 6 (7.50%) Mobile App
4 5 (6.25%) Open Source
5 4 (5.00%) Blog
5 4 (5.00%) Copywriting
5 4 (5.00%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.75%) Wiki
6 3 (3.75%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.50%) Social Network
7 2 (2.50%) FMCG
7 2 (2.50%) Web 2.0
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) W3C
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.25%) RIA
8 1 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) UNIX
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (2.50%) Android
3 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) Analytics
3 26 (32.50%) E-Commerce
4 17 (21.25%) Project Management
4 17 (21.25%) Content Management
4 17 (21.25%) Web Analytics
5 14 (17.50%) Digital Marketing
5 14 (17.50%) Kanban
6 13 (16.25%) B2C
6 13 (16.25%) MVC
7 12 (15.00%) Pay per click
8 11 (13.75%) Scrum
9 9 (11.25%) Migration
10 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Data Validation
10 8 (10.00%) Email Marketing
10 8 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 8 (10.00%) Validation
10 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) JavaScript
2 14 (17.50%) Java
3 12 (15.00%) PHP
4 6 (7.50%) C#
5 2 (2.50%) Scala
5 2 (2.50%) Groovy
6 1 (1.25%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) PMP
2 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.25%) HNC
3 1 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Google
1 9 (11.25%) hybris
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) Lotus
4 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.75%) Adobe
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
4 3 (3.75%) Omniture
4 3 (3.75%) Twitter
5 1 (1.25%) Apple
5 1 (1.25%) ATG
5 1 (1.25%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.25%) Demandware
5 1 (1.25%) Facebook
5 1 (1.25%) Akamai
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