The median contractor rate for a SEO Manager was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Manager
England / London
Rank 402 435 -
Rank change year-on-year +33 -  
Contract jobs requiring an SEO Manager 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.021% 0.023% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.024% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £313 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

SEO Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured SEO Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SEO Manager in London

SEO Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO Manager in London

SEO Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO Manager in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEO Manager in London

SEO Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO Manager in London

SEO Manager
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO Manager within the London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +4 1 £225 - 1
SEO Manager
England

SEO Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, SEO Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring SEO Manager in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SEO
2 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (50.00%) Google Analytics
3 5 (50.00%) Google
3 5 (50.00%) Marketing
4 4 (40.00%) Link Building
5 3 (30.00%) Data Acquisition
5 3 (30.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 3 (30.00%) Affiliate Network
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 3 (30.00%) Competitor Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (10.00%) Online Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Demandware
7 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (10.00%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (10.00%) AdWords
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Advertising
7 1 (10.00%) HTML
7 1 (10.00%) MS Project
7 1 (10.00%) CSS
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

SEO Manager Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) AdWords
General
1 5 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) SEO
2 6 (60.00%) Analytics
3 4 (40.00%) Link Building
4 3 (30.00%) Affiliate Network
4 3 (30.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 3 (30.00%) Competitor Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Data Acquisition
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Online Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Search Engine Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Demandware
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft