The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 June 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 92 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing SEO 2 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% 0.49% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.60% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Median daily rate £360 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £410 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £19.61 £12.50
% change year-on-year +47.88% +56.88%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1104 1507 1143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.17% 82.21% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 912 655
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 32
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Stockport +4 1 £350 -
SEO
North West

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

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) jQuery
2 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) BrowserStack
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) DOM
2 1 (50.00%) XHTML
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) HOOD
2 1 (50.00%) CMS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) BrowserStack
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) DOM
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HOOD
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe