Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 18 November 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)
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 - 75
Rank change year-on-year - +75 +14
Contract jobs citing SEO 3 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.38% - 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% - 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Essex median daily rate - - £260
East of England median daily rate £200 £400 £273
% change year-on-year -50.00% +46.79% +4.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 - £38.34
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £38.34

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 674 749 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.75% 85.40% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 452 532
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £224 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £549
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 144 146
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.50 £31.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% -0.03% +5.03%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.75 £44.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for SEO in Essex

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Essex

SEO
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO in Essex

SEO
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Essex region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Brentwood - 3 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
SEO
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for SEO.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) B2C
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) Web 2.0
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Node.js
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) Grunt
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) npm
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Google Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) Omniture
2 2 (66.67%) Google
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services

SEO
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (100.00%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) GitHub
2 2 (66.67%) Google Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) npm
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Grunt
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) UI Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Angular Developer
2 1 (33.33%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) HTML Developer
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Ajax
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
1 3 (100.00%) Node.js
1 3 (100.00%) Sass
1 3 (100.00%) XHTML
1 3 (100.00%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) B2C
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Analytics
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Adobe
1 2 (66.67%) Google
1 2 (66.67%) Omniture