The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 117 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing SEO 5 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.39% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.57% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 18
Average daily rate
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£456 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.40% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £308 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £369 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-33.07% +88.40%
SEO
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1697 1410 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.88% 68.51% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 781 784
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 57 113
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
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 the West Midlands

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SEO
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SEO Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SEO
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SEO across the West Midlands region.

SEO Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SEO
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the West Midlands 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
Worcestershire -8 2 £456 +33.40%
Birmingham -7 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Stourbridge - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (66.67%) HTML
2 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
2 11 (52.38%) CSS
3 9 (42.86%) XHTML
4 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
4 8 (38.10%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) CMS
5 7 (33.33%) Marketing
5 7 (33.33%) jQuery
5 7 (33.33%) Analytics
6 5 (23.81%) HTML5
6 5 (23.81%) Social Media
6 5 (23.81%) CSS3
6 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Content Management
6 5 (23.81%) XSLT
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) MySQL
6 5 (23.81%) C#
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) Adobe
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 4 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (19.05%) Automotive
7 4 (19.05%) Google
7 4 (19.05%) User Experience
8 3 (14.29%) Online Marketing

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (33.33%) CMS
2 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) WordPress
3 2 (9.52%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Photoshop
2 4 (19.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Google Analytics
2 2 (9.52%) WebTrends
3 1 (4.76%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
2 2 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (33.33%) Marketing
2 4 (19.05%) Automotive
3 2 (9.52%) Games
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Junior
2 3 (14.29%) Front-End Developer
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.52%) PHP Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Junior Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Sitecore Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Web Marketing Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Junior PHP Developer
4 1 (4.76%) SEO Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (66.67%) HTML
2 11 (52.38%) CSS
3 9 (42.86%) XHTML
4 8 (38.10%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) jQuery
6 5 (23.81%) HTML5
6 5 (23.81%) CSS3
6 5 (23.81%) XSLT
6 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 3 (14.29%) Ajax
7 3 (14.29%) Web Services
8 2 (9.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Social Media
2 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.52%) W3C
3 2 (9.52%) WURFL
4 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Android
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) BlackBerry OS
3 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Analytics
2 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Content Management
3 3 (14.29%) Online Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Use Case
3 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) Document Management
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Web Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) SIEM
4 2 (9.52%) Web Application Development
4 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Content Management
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.76%) PHP5
4 1 (4.76%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Adobe
2 4 (19.05%) Google
3 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Stellent
4 2 (9.52%) Facebook
4 2 (9.52%) Twitter
4 2 (9.52%) AccuRev
4 2 (9.52%) LogRhythm
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
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