The median contractor rate for a SEO Consultant was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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) Consultant
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 655 645
Rank change year-on-year +65 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an SEO Consultant 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £300 £166 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.45% -33.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £107 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £225 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £93 £213
% change year-on-year +18.91% -56.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

SEO Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SEO Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SEO Consultant in the UK

SEO Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO Consultant in the UK

SEO Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SEO Consultant over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SEO Consultant in the UK

SEO Consultant
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SEO Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England +62 5 £300 +80.45%
London +39 4 £300 +25.00%
East of England +5 1 £110 +18.91%
Watford - 1 £110 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £110 -
Feltham - 1 - -

SEO Consultant Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, SEO Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SEO Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) SEO
2 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 7 (87.50%) Marketing
2 7 (87.50%) Analytics
3 6 (75.00%) Google
3 6 (75.00%) Pay per click
3 6 (75.00%) Google Analytics
3 6 (75.00%) Social Media
3 6 (75.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (75.00%) Adobe
4 5 (62.50%) CMS
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (62.50%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (25.00%) Link Building
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) WordPress
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 1 (12.50%) B2B
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Content Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) C
6 1 (12.50%) Algorithms

SEO Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (62.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Adobe Analytics
1 6 (75.00%) Google Analytics
General
1 7 (87.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Social Media
2 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) SEO
2 7 (87.50%) Analytics
3 6 (75.00%) Pay per click
4 5 (62.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (25.00%) Link Building
6 1 (12.50%) B2B
6 1 (12.50%) Content Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) Actionable Recommendations
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Adobe
1 6 (75.00%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM