The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 30 March 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 72 70
Contract jobs citing SEO 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol - 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £304 £275
% change year-on-year +11.93% +10.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -18.42%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 649 743 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.24% 81.56% 78.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 536 471
Median daily rate £396 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £16.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £44.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SEO.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Taxonomies
2 1 (33.33%) Joomla!
2 1 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Magento
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) OmniGraffle

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (33.33%) Joomla!
2 1 (33.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) CMS Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Content Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
1 1 (33.33%) PHP Web Developer
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS3
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) B2B
2 1 (33.33%) B2C
2 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google