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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
England / South East
Rank 218 219 234
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15  
Contract jobs citing SEO 27 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.49% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.60% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 11
Median daily rate £350 £303 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £210 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £301 £275
% change year-on-year +16.18% +9.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.06%  
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 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 6398 7492 7766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.26% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3690 4606 4268
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 277
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

SEO
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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Berkshire +7 8 £375 +70.45% 3
West Sussex +2 7 £350 - 1
Hampshire +13 5 £370 +9.62% 3
Surrey +10 3 £350 +15.70% 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 - - 3
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for SEO.

1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) HTML
3 21 (42.86%) CSS
4 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
4 20 (40.82%) User Experience
5 18 (36.73%) CMS
6 17 (34.69%) Content Management
7 16 (32.65%) Social Media
8 15 (30.61%) Marketing
9 13 (26.53%) Legal
9 13 (26.53%) Analytics
9 13 (26.53%) HTML5
9 13 (26.53%) CSS3
10 12 (24.49%) Publishing
11 10 (20.41%) Digital Marketing
12 9 (18.37%) Web Development
12 9 (18.37%) Front End Development
13 8 (16.33%) Web Application Development
13 8 (16.33%) Web Design
14 7 (14.29%) Retail
14 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 7 (14.29%) jQuery
14 7 (14.29%) Google
14 7 (14.29%) Twitter
15 6 (12.24%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (12.24%) Pay per click
15 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
16 5 (10.20%) Scrum
16 5 (10.20%) WordPress

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Top Related 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 18 (36.73%) CMS
2 5 (10.20%) WordPress
3 4 (8.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Drupal
5 1 (2.04%) ExpressionEngine
5 1 (2.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.04%) OmniGraffle
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Adobe Analytics
1 4 (8.16%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.08%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Endeca
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Subversion
3 2 (4.08%) Ant
3 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.08%) Hudson
3 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.08%) Maven
4 1 (2.04%) Axure RP
General
1 15 (30.61%) Marketing
2 13 (26.53%) Legal
3 12 (24.49%) Publishing
4 7 (14.29%) Retail
5 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
6 3 (6.12%) Finance
7 2 (4.08%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (2.04%) Advertising
8 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
8 1 (2.04%) Arabic Language
8 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (16.33%) Content Designer
3 8 (16.33%) Designer
4 7 (14.29%) Digital Content Designer
4 7 (14.29%) Digital Designer
5 4 (8.16%) Development Manager
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Digital Development Manager
6 3 (6.12%) HTML Developer
6 3 (6.12%) UX Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.08%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Online Producer
7 2 (4.08%) Product Owner
7 2 (4.08%) UI Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Web Development Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Web Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Web UI Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.90%) HTML
2 21 (42.86%) CSS
3 13 (26.53%) CSS3
3 13 (26.53%) HTML5
4 7 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (6.12%) Sass
6 2 (4.08%) Ajax
6 2 (4.08%) EJB
6 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.08%) Java EE
6 2 (4.08%) JSP
6 2 (4.08%) JSTL
6 2 (4.08%) Lucene
6 2 (4.08%) Spring
6 2 (4.08%) Spring MVC
6 2 (4.08%) Struts
6 2 (4.08%) Web Services
7 1 (2.04%) J2EE
7 1 (2.04%) LESS
7 1 (2.04%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (40.82%) User Experience
2 16 (32.65%) Social Media
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Digital Media
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.08%) W3C
6 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.04%) BYOD
6 1 (2.04%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.04%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) Content Management
3 13 (26.53%) Analytics
4 10 (20.41%) Digital Marketing
5 9 (18.37%) Front End Development
5 9 (18.37%) Web Development
6 8 (16.33%) Web Application Development
6 8 (16.33%) Web Design
7 7 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 6 (12.24%) Pay per click
8 6 (12.24%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.20%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 5 (10.20%) Scrum
10 4 (8.16%) B2B
10 4 (8.16%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 4 (8.16%) OO
10 4 (8.16%) Web Analytics
11 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.12%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) WCAG
3 1 (2.04%) WAI
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Google
1 7 (14.29%) Twitter
2 4 (8.16%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.08%) Coremetrics
3 2 (4.08%) Facebook
3 2 (4.08%) hybris
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) PayPal
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) Omniture
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
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