Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 87 105
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 -9
Contract jobs citing SEO 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 0.31% 0.099%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.36% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Cheshire median daily rate £238 £300 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.83% -41.18% -
10th Percentile £213 £215 £505
90th Percentile £378 £385 £515
North West median daily rate £338 £338 £363
% change year-on-year - -6.90% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 1,037 1,112 1,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.16% 85.34% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 805 1,116
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £270
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 56
Cheshire median hourly rate £18.25 £19.66 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.17% +10.64% -3.95%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £38.47 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £23.75 £30.52
% change year-on-year -8.63% -22.18% +64.97%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +5 3 £225 -25.00% 3
SEO
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SEO.

1 6 (100.00%) Adobe
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) CMS
3 4 (66.67%) Content Management
3 4 (66.67%) HTML5
3 4 (66.67%) CSS3
3 4 (66.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 3 (50.00%) User Experience
4 3 (50.00%) Wireframes
4 3 (50.00%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Ajax
4 3 (50.00%) Web 2.0
4 3 (50.00%) XML
4 3 (50.00%) XHTML
5 2 (33.33%) DOM
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Web Development
5 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (33.33%) React
5 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (16.67%) LESS
6 1 (16.67%) AngularJS

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 4 (66.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (66.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 2 (33.33%) Web Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Content Editor
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Content Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Content Editor
2 1 (16.67%) Web Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Editor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) CSS
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
3 3 (50.00%) Ajax
3 3 (50.00%) jQuery
3 3 (50.00%) XHTML
3 3 (50.00%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) DOM
4 2 (33.33%) React
4 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
1 3 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (16.67%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Content Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (33.33%) Front End Development
4 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
5 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
5 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Adobe