Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 131 117 120
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 -6
Contract jobs citing SEO 6 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.27% 0.84% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.95% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 34
Leeds median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +100.00%
10th Percentile £275 £280 £270
90th Percentile £453 £528 £515
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +80.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire 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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1924 2307 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.20% 87.82% 87.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1560 2010
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.25 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.13 £10.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.08 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -3.33% +3.45%

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for SEO in Leeds

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Leeds

SEO
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEO in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for SEO.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (33.33%) Android Development
2 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
3 1 (16.67%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) GDPR
3 1 (16.67%) React
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Node.js
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) GDPR Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) React
1 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Android Development
2 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (16.67%) API Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
1 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Apple