The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 88 80
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8  
Contract jobs citing SEO 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.33% 0.48% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.57% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £206 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.85% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £221 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £525 £381
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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1034 1048 1015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 85.88% 84.24% 78.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 700 580
Median daily rate £435 £430 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +4.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.19
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 Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO in Surrey

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO in Surrey

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Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 25 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
Staines - 2 - -
SEO
South East

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

1 6 (85.71%) Marketing
1 6 (85.71%) Digital Marketing
2 5 (71.43%) Social Media
3 4 (57.14%) Pay per click
3 4 (57.14%) CMS
4 3 (42.86%) Content Management
4 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Brand Management
5 2 (28.57%) Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Copywriting
5 2 (28.57%) WordPress
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Advertising
5 2 (28.57%) Publishing
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (28.57%) Creative Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) QA
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Web Analytics
6 1 (14.29%) Omniture
6 1 (14.29%) Retail
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 4 (57.14%) CMS
2 2 (28.57%) WordPress
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Drupal
3 1 (14.29%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 6 (85.71%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Advertising
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Publishing
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Marketing Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Campaign Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Content Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Communications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Content Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing Manager
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Executive
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (14.29%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing Communications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (57.14%) Pay per click
3 3 (42.86%) Brand Management
3 3 (42.86%) Content Management
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Copywriting
4 2 (28.57%) Creative Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) B2B
5 1 (14.29%) B2C
5 1 (14.29%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Integrated Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Web Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Web Development
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Adobe
1 1 (14.29%) hybris
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Omniture
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com