Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SEO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SEO over the 6 months to 15 July 2018 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 80 108
Rank change year-on-year -12 +28 +4
Contract jobs citing SEO 7 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.51% 0.24% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.29% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 10
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £440 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £440 £426
90th Percentile £438 £440 £505
North West median daily rate £425 £440 £390
% change year-on-year -3.41% +12.82% +27.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

SEO is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,170 1,036 1,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.65% 84.36% 85.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 728 1,092
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%
10th Percentile £10.98 £12.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £63.13 £51.00 £44.35
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% +27.27% +2.50%

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SEO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SEO in Cheshire

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Cheshire

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in Cheshire over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEO in Cheshire

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 15 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +4 4 £425 -3.41%
Warrington - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £250 - 1
SEO
North West

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SEO.

1 6 (85.71%) CSS
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Adobe
2 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 5 (71.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (57.14%) Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) Tag Management
4 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (42.86%) Tealium
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) Web Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) Content Management
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) CMS
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) JSP
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) XSL
5 2 (28.57%) XHTML
5 2 (28.57%) DOM
5 2 (28.57%) MySQL
5 2 (28.57%) Maven
5 2 (28.57%) CSS3
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) HTML5

SEO
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 5 (71.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (42.86%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Content Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Web Content Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Web Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Clinical Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) CMS Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Agile Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) CSS
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Ajax
2 5 (71.43%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 3 (42.86%) JSP
3 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) XSL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) DOM
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (28.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
1 2 (28.57%) Web 2.0
2 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Content Management
2 3 (42.86%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (42.86%) Tag Management
2 3 (42.86%) Web Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Adobe
2 3 (42.86%) Tealium
3 1 (14.29%) Google
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle