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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 23 13
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.30% 7.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.92% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £330 £260
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £43.25 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-71.09% +214.54%
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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
145 104 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 76.32% 67.53% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 65 41
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £224 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.20 £19.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.30 £30.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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