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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 206 191 215
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Contract jobs citing SEO 41 52 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.60% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.84% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £276 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £391 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £76.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +108.33%
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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
6818 6171 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.46% 71.56% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3428 3388
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 250 313
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -4 25 £300 +24.22% 4
Hampshire -11 8 £244 -26.80% 6
Surrey +7 6 £350 -12.50% 13
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - - 7
East Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 3
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 37 (50.68%) HTML
2 36 (49.32%) Marketing
3 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (38.36%) CSS
4 28 (38.36%) CMS
5 26 (35.62%) E-Commerce
6 25 (34.25%) Analytics
7 23 (31.51%) jQuery
8 20 (27.40%) Social Media
9 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
10 18 (24.66%) Content Management
11 16 (21.92%) Ajax
11 16 (21.92%) Web Analytics
11 16 (21.92%) Project Management
11 16 (21.92%) Drupal
12 15 (20.55%) Digital Marketing
13 14 (19.18%) HTML5
13 14 (19.18%) MVC
14 13 (17.81%) B2C
14 13 (17.81%) XML
15 12 (16.44%) Pay per click
16 11 (15.07%) Subversion
16 11 (15.07%) PHP
16 11 (15.07%) Java
17 10 (13.70%) MySQL
17 10 (13.70%) JIRA
17 10 (13.70%) Confluence
18 9 (12.33%) hybris
18 9 (12.33%) Kanban
18 9 (12.33%) Scrum

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Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 28 (38.36%) CMS
2 16 (21.92%) Drupal
3 10 (13.70%) Confluence
4 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
5 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.22%) Magnolia
6 4 (5.48%) IBM Notes
7 3 (4.11%) WordPress
7 3 (4.11%) IIS
8 1 (1.37%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.37%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.37%) Apache
8 1 (1.37%) TeamSite
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.37%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.11%) WebTrends
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (1.37%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Internet
2 3 (4.11%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Subversion
2 10 (13.70%) JIRA
3 8 (10.96%) JUnit
4 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.37%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.37%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (49.32%) Marketing
2 6 (8.22%) German Language
2 6 (8.22%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.48%) Retail
5 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.11%) Dutch Language
5 3 (4.11%) French Language
5 3 (4.11%) Advertising
6 2 (2.74%) Publishing
6 2 (2.74%) Legal
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.37%) Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Electronics
7 1 (1.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Developer
2 12 (16.44%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Web Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Project Manager
4 8 (10.96%) Digital Project Manager
4 8 (10.96%) Hybris Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Front-End Web Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Copywriter
7 5 (6.85%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Relationships Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Business Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Content Editor
8 3 (4.11%) PPC Specialist
8 3 (4.11%) Marketing Executive
8 3 (4.11%) PPC Executive
8 3 (4.11%) PPC Manager
8 3 (4.11%) PPC Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Digital Marketing Executive
9 2 (2.74%) Digital Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (50.68%) HTML
2 28 (38.36%) CSS
3 23 (31.51%) jQuery
4 16 (21.92%) Ajax
5 14 (19.18%) HTML5
6 13 (17.81%) XML
7 9 (12.33%) JSP
8 8 (10.96%) Spring MVC
8 8 (10.96%) XSD
8 8 (10.96%) CSS3
8 8 (10.96%) Spring
9 6 (8.22%) .NET
10 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
11 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
11 4 (5.48%) XSLT
11 4 (5.48%) Flash
12 3 (4.11%) Web Services
13 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (2.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Social Media
2 6 (8.22%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.22%) User Experience
3 4 (5.48%) Open Source
3 4 (5.48%) Blog
3 4 (5.48%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.48%) Copywriting
4 3 (4.11%) Wiki
5 2 (2.74%) Social Network
5 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) RIA
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) W3C
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) UNIX
2 5 (6.85%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Android
3 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) E-Commerce
3 25 (34.25%) Analytics
4 18 (24.66%) Content Management
5 16 (21.92%) Web Analytics
5 16 (21.92%) Project Management
6 15 (20.55%) Digital Marketing
7 14 (19.18%) MVC
8 13 (17.81%) B2C
9 12 (16.44%) Pay per click
10 9 (12.33%) Data Modelling
10 9 (12.33%) Scrum
10 9 (12.33%) Kanban
11 8 (10.96%) Data Validation
11 8 (10.96%) Validation
11 8 (10.96%) Migration
11 8 (10.96%) Email Marketing
11 8 (10.96%) Unit Testing
11 8 (10.96%) Integration Testing
12 7 (9.59%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
2 11 (15.07%) PHP
2 11 (15.07%) Java
3 6 (8.22%) C#
4 1 (1.37%) SQL
4 1 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (6.85%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) PMP
2 3 (4.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.37%) ACCA
3 1 (1.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) hybris
2 8 (10.96%) Google
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.48%) Lotus
4 4 (5.48%) Omniture
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle
5 3 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (4.11%) Adobe
5 3 (4.11%) Twitter
6 1 (1.37%) Akamai
6 1 (1.37%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.37%) Demandware
6 1 (1.37%) Facebook
6 1 (1.37%) Apple
6 1 (1.37%) ATG
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