The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 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)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 231 231
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing SEO 24 47 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.53% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.65% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 22
Median daily rate £288 £233 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.65% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £440 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £275
% change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £19.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.88% -  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6465 7227 7633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 81.97% 80.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 4419 4405
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +32.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEO in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Berkshire -1 10 £260 +33.33% 2
Surrey +3 4 £206 -60.85% 10
West Sussex +18 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Kent 0 2 - - 4
Middlesex - 2 £475 -
Hampshire - 2 £370 - 4
Buckinghamshire -18 1 - - 3
SEO
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region with a requirement for SEO.

1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Content Management
3 22 (43.14%) CMS
4 21 (41.18%) Marketing
4 21 (41.18%) User Experience
5 20 (39.22%) HTML
6 19 (37.25%) CSS
6 19 (37.25%) Social Media
7 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
7 18 (35.29%) Publishing
8 16 (31.37%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (29.41%) HTML5
10 14 (27.45%) CSS3
11 13 (25.49%) Legal
12 11 (21.57%) Front End Development
13 10 (19.61%) Analytics
13 10 (19.61%) Project Management
14 9 (17.65%) jQuery
14 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
14 9 (17.65%) Retail
14 9 (17.65%) Web Application Development
14 9 (17.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 8 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (15.69%) Pay per click
16 7 (13.73%) Web Design
16 7 (13.73%) Advertising
17 6 (11.76%) Twitter
17 6 (11.76%) Finance
17 6 (11.76%) Digital Media
17 6 (11.76%) Git (software)

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (43.14%) CMS
2 4 (7.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (7.84%) WordPress
3 2 (3.92%) Drupal
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.96%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.92%) Google Checkout
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.96%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
1 2 (3.92%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 3 (5.88%) Subversion
3 2 (3.92%) Ant
3 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.92%) Hudson
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) Axure RP
General
1 21 (41.18%) Marketing
2 18 (35.29%) Publishing
3 13 (25.49%) Legal
4 9 (17.65%) Retail
5 7 (13.73%) Advertising
6 6 (11.76%) Finance
7 5 (9.80%) Brand Awareness
8 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.96%) German Language
9 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (17.65%) Content Designer
3 9 (17.65%) Designer
4 7 (13.73%) Digital Content Designer
4 7 (13.73%) Digital Designer
5 5 (9.80%) JavaScript Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Marketing Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing Manager
6 3 (5.88%) HTML Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) UX Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Web Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Web Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Programmer
7 2 (3.92%) UI Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) HTML
2 19 (37.25%) CSS
3 15 (29.41%) HTML5
4 14 (27.45%) CSS3
5 9 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (5.88%) Sass
7 2 (3.92%) Ajax
7 2 (3.92%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.92%) EJB
7 2 (3.92%) Java EE
7 2 (3.92%) JSP
7 2 (3.92%) JSTL
7 2 (3.92%) LESS
7 2 (3.92%) Lucene
7 2 (3.92%) Node.js
7 2 (3.92%) React
7 2 (3.92%) Spring
7 2 (3.92%) Spring MVC
7 2 (3.92%) Struts
7 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (41.18%) User Experience
2 19 (37.25%) Social Media
3 6 (11.76%) Digital Media
4 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) W3C
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) Content Management
3 16 (31.37%) Digital Marketing
4 11 (21.57%) Front End Development
5 10 (19.61%) Analytics
5 10 (19.61%) Project Management
6 9 (17.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 9 (17.65%) Web Application Development
7 8 (15.69%) Pay per click
7 8 (15.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (13.73%) Web Design
9 5 (9.80%) Content Marketing
9 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Web Accessibility
9 5 (9.80%) Web Development
10 4 (7.84%) Content Development
10 4 (7.84%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 4 (7.84%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) WCAG
2 1 (1.96%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Twitter
2 5 (9.80%) Google
3 4 (7.84%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.88%) hybris
5 2 (3.92%) Coremetrics
5 2 (3.92%) Facebook
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) PayPal
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) FatWire
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.96%) Omniture
6 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
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