The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 20 22
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.88% 9.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.33% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 17
Average daily rate
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- - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-33.07% +88.40%
SEO
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
74 75 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 57.36% 66.37% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 85
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.85 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.63% +0.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SEO across the Staffordshire region.

SEO Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
SEO
West Midlands

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Games
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# Web Developer
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) XHTML
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Mobile
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) AccuRev