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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 105 103 94
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing SEO 10 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.71% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £278 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -15.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.98% +80.00%
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
1791 1825 1359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.47% 75.01% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 968 680
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 133 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SEO across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SEO Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 3 £450 - 1
Birmingham +5 1 £225 -19.64% 3
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 21 (72.41%) HTML
2 18 (62.07%) CSS
2 18 (62.07%) Analytics
3 16 (55.17%) Photoshop
4 13 (44.83%) Content Management
5 12 (41.38%) Pay per click
5 12 (41.38%) User Experience
6 11 (37.93%) Marketing
6 11 (37.93%) Degree
7 10 (34.48%) Digital Marketing
7 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
7 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
7 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (31.03%) Dashboard Development
8 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
8 9 (31.03%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (31.03%) Online Marketing
8 9 (31.03%) Information Architecture
8 9 (31.03%) Retail
8 9 (31.03%) Web Design
9 8 (27.59%) Adobe
9 8 (27.59%) XHTML
10 7 (24.14%) Linux
10 7 (24.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (24.14%) jQuery
11 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
11 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
11 6 (20.69%) QA
11 6 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (20.69%) Windows

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Photoshop
2 9 (31.03%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (24.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (6.90%) FTP
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 11 (37.93%) Marketing
2 9 (31.03%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Security Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) PHP Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Junior
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.90%) HTML Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) SEO Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) HTML
2 18 (62.07%) CSS
3 8 (27.59%) XHTML
4 7 (24.14%) jQuery
5 5 (17.24%) HTML5
6 4 (13.79%) CSS3
7 3 (10.34%) Web Services
7 3 (10.34%) Flash
8 2 (6.90%) XML
8 2 (6.90%) .NET
8 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) User Experience
2 10 (34.48%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (31.03%) Management Information System
4 5 (17.24%) W3C
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Analytics
2 13 (44.83%) Content Management
3 12 (41.38%) Pay per click
4 10 (34.48%) E-Commerce
4 10 (34.48%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (31.03%) Web Design
5 9 (31.03%) Dashboard Development
5 9 (31.03%) Online Marketing
5 9 (31.03%) Information Architecture
6 6 (20.69%) High Availability
6 6 (20.69%) SIEM
6 6 (20.69%) Cyber Security
6 6 (20.69%) Protective Monitoring
7 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Content Management
7 3 (10.34%) MVC
8 2 (6.90%) Web Development
8 2 (6.90%) Change Control
8 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 1 (3.45%) Mobile Application Development
9 1 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) VB
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Degree
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Adobe
2 6 (20.69%) LogRhythm
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Google
4 2 (6.90%) Stellent
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