The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
England / East of England
Rank 122 119 111
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing SEO 6 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.28% 0.21% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.26% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 11
Median daily rate £370 £246 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.25% -1.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £123 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £369 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +16.66% -  
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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1771 1959 2037
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.56% 80.78% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1166 1182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 134 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in the East of England

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEO in the East of England

SEO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO in the East of England

SEO
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Hertfordshire - 3 £475 - 3
Cambridgeshire +8 2 - - 1
Essex -11 1 £265 -33.75% 8
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for SEO.

1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) CMS
3 5 (62.50%) HTML5
3 5 (62.50%) User Experience
3 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
4 4 (50.00%) Analytics
4 4 (50.00%) Web Development
5 3 (37.50%) Google Analytics
5 3 (37.50%) jQuery
5 3 (37.50%) Web Design
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (37.50%) TDD
5 3 (37.50%) Google
5 3 (37.50%) Ajax
5 3 (37.50%) Marketing
5 3 (37.50%) W3C
5 3 (37.50%) Project Management
5 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (37.50%) XML
5 3 (37.50%) XHTML
5 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 3 (37.50%) Sass
5 3 (37.50%) CSS3
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Node.js
6 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
6 2 (25.00%) A/B Testing

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (62.50%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) Magnolia
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Drupal
3 1 (12.50%) Joomla!
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (12.50%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (12.50%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Grunt
1 2 (25.00%) gulp
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Ant
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (25.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SEO Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Web Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 5 (62.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 3 (37.50%) CSS3
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) Sass
4 3 (37.50%) XHTML
4 3 (37.50%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (25.00%) Node.js
5 2 (25.00%) React
6 1 (12.50%) D3.js
6 1 (12.50%) Laravel
6 1 (12.50%) LESS
6 1 (12.50%) Middleware
6 1 (12.50%) Smarty
6 1 (12.50%) Twig
6 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) User Experience
2 3 (37.50%) W3C
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Front End Development
2 4 (50.00%) Analytics
2 4 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) A/B Testing
4 2 (25.00%) API Development
4 2 (25.00%) B2C
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Content Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) FatWire
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Omniture
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