Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 148 142
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -26
Contract jobs citing SEO 4 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.43% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 3
Manchester median daily rate £313 £275 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -19.12% +0.74%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £274
90th Percentile £404 £356 £372
North West median daily rate £313 £313 £510
% change year-on-year - -38.73% +51.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £25.00
North West median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2405 2958 3039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.25% 83.96% 80.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1882 1800
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 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
Bury - 2 £313 -
SEO
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SEO.

1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) WordPress
1 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 2 (50.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (50.00%) Kentico
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) W3C
2 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (25.00%) Serverless
3 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Go
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps

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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 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) WordPress
2 2 (50.00%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (25.00%) Serverless
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Axure RP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (25.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) HTML Developer
2 1 (25.00%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
1 2 (50.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Email Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Go
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 1 (25.00%) Google