The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SEO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 103 117
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14  
Contract jobs citing SEO 10 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.53% 0.92% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.15% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
Median daily rate £346 £195 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.56% -43.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £135 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £280 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £331 £270
% change year-on-year +5.66% +22.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.06%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +10.71%  

SEO is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1504 1996 2223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.17% 80.10% 76.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 709 1066 1177
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 62
Median hourly rate £17.68 £15.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -45.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SEO as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SEO in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEO in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +4 4 £346 - 1
Reading +15 1 - - 2
Slough +6 1 £450 -
SEO
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SEO.

1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
2 10 (58.82%) Marketing
3 9 (52.94%) Web Design
4 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) CMS
4 7 (41.18%) Content Management
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
5 6 (35.29%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (35.29%) CSS3
5 6 (35.29%) Twitter
5 6 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (29.41%) User Experience
6 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) Web Development
7 4 (23.53%) jQuery
7 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
7 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (23.53%) Retail
7 4 (23.53%) Front End Development
8 3 (17.65%) Wireframes
8 3 (17.65%) Brand Awareness
8 3 (17.65%) Analytics
8 3 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (17.65%) Content Marketing
8 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Social Media

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) CMS
2 2 (11.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 10 (58.82%) Marketing
2 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 4 (23.53%) Retail
4 3 (17.65%) Brand Awareness
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 1 (5.88%) Advertising
5 1 (5.88%) German Language
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
5 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Development Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (11.76%) UI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Web Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Web UI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Website Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Development Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Marketing Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) Web Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Website Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) CSS
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
2 6 (35.29%) CSS3
2 6 (35.29%) HTML5
3 4 (23.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Social Media
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
3 2 (11.76%) W3C
4 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Web Design
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Content Management
3 6 (35.29%) Digital Marketing
3 6 (35.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 5 (29.41%) Web Development
5 4 (23.53%) Front End Development
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 3 (17.65%) Content Marketing
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Pay per click
6 3 (17.65%) Wireframes
7 2 (11.76%) Copywriting
7 2 (11.76%) Marketing Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) UX Design
7 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Twitter
2 2 (11.76%) Facebook
2 2 (11.76%) Google
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