The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 395 394 388
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing SEO 248 234 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.55% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 136 124
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £268 £318
% change year-on-year
+30.84% -15.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £38.34 £31.50 £17.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.69% +78.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.34 £21.50 £17.69
% change year-on-year
+78.30% +21.53%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SEO
Daily Rate Trend

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SEO
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SEO within the UK.

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SEO
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SEO Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SEO
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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
England -9 230 £325 +13.04% 149
London +17 115 £288 -11.53% 54
South East -19 44 £213 -29.16% 26
City of London +7 25 £225 -30.76% 11
West Yorkshire -7 24 £350 +80.64% 5
Berkshire -9 24 £190 -36.66% 7
Yorkshire -15 24 £350 +64.70% 17
Leeds -9 23 £350 +105.88% 3
Bracknell +1 14 £186 -25.50% 1
East of England -3 12 £260 - 5
North East -14 12 £510 - 1
Romford - 12 £250 -
Scotland +1 11 £164 -49.61% 4
Essex +5 10 £260 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £510 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £510 -
East Midlands -3 8 £350 +7.69% 5
North West -36 8 £375 +57.89% 24
Edinburgh -12 7 - - 3
Basildon -4 5 - -
Hampshire -10 5 - - 3
Nottinghamshire - 5 £360 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £360 -
Surrey -5 4 £338 -3.57% 3
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £363 +51.04%
Reading -12 4 £200 -33.33% 5
South West -13 4 £423 +87.77% 4
Manchester -21 4 £340 +47.02% 14
West Sussex - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £363 -

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 223 (49.89%) HTML
2 200 (44.74%) CSS
3 189 (42.28%) Marketing
4 188 (42.06%) Analytics
5 177 (39.60%) JavaScript
6 140 (31.32%) CMS
7 137 (30.65%) Content Management
8 126 (28.19%) User Experience
9 120 (26.85%) Google
10 106 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
11 100 (22.37%) Digital Marketing
12 98 (21.92%) E-Commerce
13 94 (21.03%) jQuery
14 92 (20.58%) Google Analytics
15 88 (19.69%) Social Media
16 83 (18.57%) HTML5
17 82 (18.34%) Adobe
18 68 (15.21%) Project Management
19 59 (13.20%) Photoshop
20 57 (12.75%) PHP
21 52 (11.63%) Finance
22 51 (11.41%) Web Analytics
22 51 (11.41%) CSS3
23 49 (10.96%) Pay per click
24 41 (9.17%) Linux
25 40 (8.95%) Web Design
26 39 (8.72%) .NET
27 36 (8.05%) SQL Server
28 35 (7.83%) Ajax
28 35 (7.83%) Responsive Web Design

SEO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 140 (31.32%) CMS
2 29 (6.49%) Drupal
3 22 (4.92%) Umbraco
4 21 (4.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 19 (4.25%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (3.80%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.68%) ColdFusion
7 12 (2.68%) WordPress
8 11 (2.46%) Apache
9 9 (2.01%) IIS
9 9 (2.01%) Confluence
10 7 (1.57%) TYPO3
11 6 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.34%) Node.js
12 4 (0.89%) Kentico
12 4 (0.89%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.67%) DNN
13 3 (0.67%) Railo
Applications
1 59 (13.20%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (2.46%) MS Excel
4 10 (2.24%) MS Office
5 9 (2.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
8 5 (1.12%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.45%) MS Project
11 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.22%) InDesign
11 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) WebTrends
2 6 (1.34%) Magento
3 5 (1.12%) Radian6
3 5 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.45%) Tridion
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 92 (20.58%) Google Analytics
2 21 (4.70%) Adobe Analytics
3 10 (2.24%) GitHub
4 9 (2.01%) SaaS
5 8 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.12%) Google Checkout
7 4 (0.89%) PaaS
7 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.22%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.25%) Internet
2 15 (3.36%) Intranet
3 12 (2.68%) FTP
4 10 (2.24%) 3G
4 10 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (2.24%) 4G
5 9 (2.01%) SSH
6 7 (1.57%) Extranet
7 6 (1.34%) DNS
7 6 (1.34%) SSL
8 5 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.89%) HTTP
10 2 (0.45%) LDAP
11 1 (0.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.68%) SQLite
3 11 (2.46%) MySQL
3 11 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.89%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.45%) DB2
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.22%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 17 (3.80%) Subversion
2 14 (3.13%) JIRA
3 13 (2.91%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.01%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.79%) Ant
6 7 (1.57%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (1.57%) GitLab
7 4 (0.89%) Selenium
7 4 (0.89%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.67%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.67%) Grunt
9 2 (0.45%) gulp
9 2 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 2 (0.45%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.45%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.22%) Mocha
General
1 189 (42.28%) Marketing
2 52 (11.63%) Finance
3 30 (6.71%) Retail
4 22 (4.92%) Publishing
5 19 (4.25%) Banking
6 18 (4.03%) Advertising
7 16 (3.58%) Legal
8 9 (2.01%) Automotive
8 9 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.12%) Arabic Language
11 4 (0.89%) German Language
12 3 (0.67%) French Language
12 3 (0.67%) Law
13 2 (0.45%) Back Office
13 2 (0.45%) Games
13 2 (0.45%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.45%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 159 (35.57%) Developer
2 54 (12.08%) Front-End Developer
3 42 (9.40%) Web Developer
4 36 (8.05%) Project Manager
5 25 (5.59%) Content Manager
6 24 (5.37%) Analyst
7 21 (4.70%) Designer
8 19 (4.25%) AWS Developer
9 18 (4.03%) Consultant
10 17 (3.80%) Marketing Manager
10 17 (3.80%) Digital Project Manager
11 16 (3.58%) Front-End Web Developer
12 15 (3.36%) Web Manager
13 14 (3.13%) Content Editor
14 11 (2.46%) Web Analyst
14 11 (2.46%) Architect
14 11 (2.46%) Java Developer
15 10 (2.24%) Web Designer
15 10 (2.24%) Business Analyst
15 10 (2.24%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (49.89%) HTML
2 200 (44.74%) CSS
3 94 (21.03%) jQuery
4 83 (18.57%) HTML5
5 51 (11.41%) CSS3
6 39 (8.72%) .NET
7 35 (7.83%) Ajax
8 31 (6.94%) Web Services
9 30 (6.71%) XHTML
10 28 (6.26%) XML
11 25 (5.59%) Sass
12 24 (5.37%) RSS
13 22 (4.92%) Flash
14 19 (4.25%) LESS
14 19 (4.25%) AngularJS
15 17 (3.80%) ASP.NET
16 16 (3.58%) JSON
17 14 (3.13%) JSP
18 13 (2.91%) Spring
18 13 (2.91%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 126 (28.19%) User Experience
2 88 (19.69%) Social Media
3 33 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.71%) Mobile App
5 24 (5.37%) Copywriting
6 23 (5.15%) Digital Media
7 18 (4.03%) Graphic Design
8 17 (3.80%) W3C
9 14 (3.13%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.68%) Blog
11 11 (2.46%) Algorithms
12 10 (2.24%) Visualisation
13 9 (2.01%) Web 2.0
14 7 (1.57%) NHS
15 6 (1.34%) Computer Science
16 5 (1.12%) Taxonomies
16 5 (1.12%) Clustering
17 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
17 4 (0.89%) GIS
17 4 (0.89%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.17%) Linux
2 26 (5.82%) UNIX
3 24 (5.37%) Windows
4 10 (2.24%) Mac OS
5 8 (1.79%) Solaris
6 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.34%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (42.06%) Analytics
2 137 (30.65%) Content Management
3 106 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (22.37%) Digital Marketing
5 98 (21.92%) E-Commerce
6 68 (15.21%) Project Management
7 51 (11.41%) Web Analytics
8 49 (10.96%) Pay per click
9 40 (8.95%) Web Design
10 35 (7.83%) Responsive Web Design
11 33 (7.38%) Information Architecture
12 32 (7.16%) Web Development
13 31 (6.94%) TDD
14 29 (6.49%) Scrum
15 27 (6.04%) B2C
16 23 (5.15%) B2B
17 22 (4.92%) Email Marketing
17 22 (4.92%) Open Source
18 21 (4.70%) OO
19 20 (4.47%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 177 (39.60%) JavaScript
2 57 (12.75%) PHP
3 33 (7.38%) SQL
4 30 (6.71%) Java
5 22 (4.92%) ActionScript
6 21 (4.70%) VB
7 18 (4.03%) C#
8 12 (2.68%) CFML
9 6 (1.34%) Python
10 5 (1.12%) Ruby
10 5 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.12%) Scala
11 4 (0.89%) R
12 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.67%) C
12 3 (0.67%) PHP5
12 3 (0.67%) Groovy
13 2 (0.45%) Go
14 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (7.38%) Degree
2 12 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.47%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (0.45%) Varnish
Vendors
1 120 (26.85%) Google
2 82 (18.34%) Adobe
3 19 (4.25%) Sitecore
4 17 (3.80%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.36%) Omniture
5 15 (3.36%) Facebook
6 14 (3.13%) Twitter
7 13 (2.91%) EPiServer
8 10 (2.24%) Oracle
9 9 (2.01%) FatWire
10 8 (1.79%) IBM
11 7 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.57%) hybris
11 7 (1.57%) Eloqua
12 5 (1.12%) Demandware
12 5 (1.12%) LogRhythm
12 5 (1.12%) PayPal
12 5 (1.12%) Coremetrics
12 5 (1.12%) SAP
13 4 (0.89%) Spiceworks
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