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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 386 378 388
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing SEO 233 215 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.55% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 127 114
Average daily rate
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£280 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £160 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £448 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.61% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.69 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.85% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £17.69 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.50 £17.69 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £17.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.45% -1.72%

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
42045 39415 41397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.46% 73.73% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26091 24205 23959
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1165 1093 1499
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 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
England -2 224 £284 -5.41% 210
London +39 111 £325 +8.33% 100
South East -9 45 £300 +36.36% 27
Berkshire +9 29 £300 +36.36% 1
City of London +26 23 £325 +8.33% 21
East of England -29 18 £260 -9.56% 15
North West -6 13 £231 -17.41% 26
Yorkshire +10 12 £194 -32.60% 12
Hertfordshire -11 12 £260 -9.56% 3
West Midlands -19 12 £275 -16.66% 12
West Yorkshire +10 11 £175 -39.13% 7
Reading +14 8 £300 -22.33%
Hampshire -13 8 £238 -30.35% 8
Leeds +11 7 £173 -40.00% 5
Maidenhead -3 7 £348 +73.75%
South West -32 7 £225 -59.09% 4
Surrey +2 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Manchester -4 6 £225 -10.00% 21
Scotland -8 6 £240 - 4
Edinburgh -10 6 £240 - 2
Lancashire -11 6 - - 1
Southampton - 5 £219 - 2
Birmingham +4 4 £280 -25.33% 4
East Midlands +1 4 £325 -10.34% 8
Cambridgeshire -8 4 - - 5
Halifax - 3 £213 - 1
Leicestershire -2 2 £325 -10.34% 1
Essex -9 2 - - 2
Cambridge -9 2 - - 4
South Wales -13 2 £275 -29.48% 2

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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.

1 243 (53.17%) HTML
2 209 (45.73%) CSS
3 165 (36.11%) Marketing
4 161 (35.23%) JavaScript
5 136 (29.76%) Analytics
6 126 (27.57%) jQuery
7 117 (25.60%) CMS
8 116 (25.38%) HTML5
9 112 (24.51%) Content Management
10 105 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
10 105 (22.98%) E-Commerce
11 99 (21.66%) Social Media
12 93 (20.35%) CSS3
13 86 (18.82%) Project Management
14 80 (17.51%) XML
15 77 (16.85%) Ajax
16 70 (15.32%) Google
17 68 (14.88%) Photoshop
18 65 (14.22%) MySQL
19 62 (13.57%) Subversion
19 62 (13.57%) Digital Marketing
20 61 (13.35%) Adobe
20 61 (13.35%) PHP
21 59 (12.91%) Web Analytics
22 58 (12.69%) XHTML
23 56 (12.25%) Pay per click
24 54 (11.82%) Google Analytics
25 53 (11.60%) Retail
26 51 (11.16%) MVC
26 51 (11.16%) Scrum

SEO
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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
1 117 (25.60%) CMS
2 24 (5.25%) Tomcat
2 24 (5.25%) Confluence
3 23 (5.03%) WordPress
4 21 (4.60%) Drupal
5 19 (4.16%) SharePoint
6 17 (3.72%) IIS
7 13 (2.84%) Adobe CQ
8 9 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (1.75%) Magnolia
9 8 (1.75%) Node.js
10 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.09%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.88%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.88%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.66%) TeamSite
13 3 (0.66%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 68 (14.88%) Photoshop
2 28 (6.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.63%) MS Office
4 11 (2.41%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.75%) Fireworks
6 5 (1.09%) Acrobat
6 5 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.66%) InDesign
7 3 (0.66%) MS Project
8 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 54 (11.82%) Google Analytics
2 20 (4.38%) WebTrends
3 14 (3.06%) SiteCatalyst
4 10 (2.19%) Magento
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.44%) Agresso
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.53%) GitHub
2 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.66%) SaaS
5 2 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.22%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.91%) Internet
2 11 (2.41%) Intranet
3 4 (0.88%) DNS
3 4 (0.88%) SSL
4 3 (0.66%) FTP
4 3 (0.66%) MVNO
5 2 (0.44%) Firewall
6 1 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.22%) Extranet
6 1 (0.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.22%) MySQL
2 19 (4.16%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.22%) DB2
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (13.57%) Subversion
2 45 (9.85%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.78%) JIRA
4 28 (6.13%) Dreamweaver
5 27 (5.91%) JUnit
6 13 (2.84%) Jasmine
7 12 (2.63%) PHPUnit
7 12 (2.63%) JSUnit
8 9 (1.97%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.09%) Ant
9 5 (1.09%) Mocha
9 5 (1.09%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.88%) QUnit
10 4 (0.88%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 3 (0.66%) Firebug
11 3 (0.66%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 165 (36.11%) Marketing
2 53 (11.60%) Retail
3 49 (10.72%) Publishing
3 49 (10.72%) Finance
3 49 (10.72%) Legal
4 29 (6.35%) Advertising
5 12 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (2.63%) Banking
6 11 (2.41%) German Language
7 8 (1.75%) Games
8 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.53%) Automotive
9 5 (1.09%) French Language
10 4 (0.88%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.66%) Arabic Language
11 3 (0.66%) Back Office
11 3 (0.66%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 172 (37.64%) Developer
2 64 (14.00%) Web Developer
3 55 (12.04%) Front-End Developer
4 44 (9.63%) Designer
5 30 (6.56%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.69%) Analyst
7 22 (4.81%) Content Manager
7 22 (4.81%) Hybris Developer
8 18 (3.94%) Digital Project Manager
9 17 (3.72%) Copywriter
9 17 (3.72%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.50%) Web Manager
11 13 (2.84%) Front-End Web Developer
11 13 (2.84%) PHP Developer
12 12 (2.63%) PPC Manager
12 12 (2.63%) PPC Analyst
12 12 (2.63%) Content Editor
12 12 (2.63%) PPC Specialist
12 12 (2.63%) PPC Executive
13 11 (2.41%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (53.17%) HTML
2 209 (45.73%) CSS
3 126 (27.57%) jQuery
4 116 (25.38%) HTML5
5 93 (20.35%) CSS3
6 80 (17.51%) XML
7 77 (16.85%) Ajax
8 58 (12.69%) XHTML
9 42 (9.19%) .NET
10 33 (7.22%) AngularJS
11 31 (6.78%) JSP
12 30 (6.56%) ASP.NET
13 24 (5.25%) XSD
13 24 (5.25%) Spring
14 23 (5.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (5.03%) Spring MVC
15 20 (4.38%) Backbone.js
15 20 (4.38%) Web Services
15 20 (4.38%) Flash
16 19 (4.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 99 (21.66%) Social Media
2 27 (5.91%) Copywriting
3 26 (5.69%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.60%) Digital Media
5 20 (4.38%) W3C
6 16 (3.50%) Blog
7 13 (2.84%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.97%) Open Source
9 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.53%) Statistics
10 5 (1.09%) Animation
10 5 (1.09%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.09%) iPad
10 5 (1.09%) Social Network
11 4 (0.88%) Wiki
11 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.88%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.66%) Handset
12 3 (0.66%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.22%) UNIX
2 18 (3.94%) Windows
3 15 (3.28%) Linux
4 13 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.63%) Android
6 6 (1.31%) Solaris
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.66%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (29.76%) Analytics
2 112 (24.51%) Content Management
3 105 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (22.98%) E-Commerce
4 86 (18.82%) Project Management
5 62 (13.57%) Digital Marketing
6 59 (12.91%) Web Analytics
7 56 (12.25%) Pay per click
8 51 (11.16%) MVC
8 51 (11.16%) Scrum
9 46 (10.07%) Unit Testing
10 41 (8.97%) Web Development
11 36 (7.88%) OO
12 31 (6.78%) Validation
13 30 (6.56%) B2C
14 29 (6.35%) Responsive Web Design
15 27 (5.91%) Integration Testing
16 26 (5.69%) Benchmarking
16 26 (5.69%) Web Design
17 25 (5.47%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 161 (35.23%) JavaScript
2 61 (13.35%) PHP
3 48 (10.50%) Java
4 31 (6.78%) SQL
5 30 (6.56%) C#
6 7 (1.53%) Ruby
7 4 (0.88%) Groovy
7 4 (0.88%) Python
7 4 (0.88%) C
7 4 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.66%) C++
9 2 (0.44%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.44%) PHP5
10 1 (0.22%) PHP4
10 1 (0.22%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.22%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (10.50%) Degree
2 4 (0.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.66%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.66%) PMP
3 3 (0.66%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.22%) ACCA
4 1 (0.22%) CIMA
4 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.22%) ISEB
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.25%) QA
2 5 (1.09%) SLA
3 4 (0.88%) WCAG
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.44%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 70 (15.32%) Google
2 61 (13.35%) Adobe
3 24 (5.25%) Twitter
4 23 (5.03%) hybris
4 23 (5.03%) Facebook
5 19 (4.16%) Omniture
6 16 (3.50%) Microsoft
7 12 (2.63%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.97%) Oracle
9 8 (1.75%) FatWire
9 8 (1.75%) Zend
10 7 (1.53%) RedDot
11 5 (1.09%) IBM
12 4 (0.88%) Open Text
12 4 (0.88%) Lotus
12 4 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.88%) TIBCO
12 4 (0.88%) AccuRev
12 4 (0.88%) DoubleClick
12 4 (0.88%) Sencha
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Recital Consulting
Rate: £100 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 450-475 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - £350
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hot Rec
Rate: £22k - 24k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £140 - £180 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Teamcore
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Aimhire Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - Sand Resources
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Newport
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago