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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 83 94 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing SEO 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.30% 0.072% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.085% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £363 £305 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 861 1177 1008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 84.74% 84.74% 86.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 830 682
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
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 Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

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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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SEO.

1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (90.00%) User Experience
2 6 (60.00%) Web Application Development
2 6 (60.00%) Publishing
3 4 (40.00%) Legal
4 3 (30.00%) Web Design
4 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (20.00%) Social Media
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
5 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) Adobe
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) MVC
6 1 (10.00%) CSS3
6 1 (10.00%) HTML5
6 1 (10.00%) Content Writing
6 1 (10.00%) Front End Development

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Top Related 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (60.00%) Publishing
2 4 (40.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Content Designer
1 6 (60.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Content Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) CSS3
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (90.00%) User Experience
2 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (20.00%) Social Media
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (30.00%) Information Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
4 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (10.00%) Content Writing
5 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe