The median contractor rate for an SEO Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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) Specialist
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 649 -
Rank change year-on-year +42 -  
Contract jobs requiring an SEO Specialist 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.009% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 - -

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

SEO Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SEO Specialist in the UK

SEO Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SEO Specialist in the UK

SEO Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SEO Specialist in the UK

SEO Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
England +20 3 - - 6
High Wycombe - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
South East - 2 - - 3
London -1 1 - - 2
Uxbridge - 1 - -

SEO Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, SEO Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SEO
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 4 (80.00%) Analytics
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Google Analytics
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) Google
3 3 (60.00%) Pay per click
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (40.00%) Content Development
4 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (40.00%) Content Writing
4 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (40.00%) Content Management
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) PHP
4 2 (40.00%) XHTML
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (40.00%) Drupal
4 2 (40.00%) Internet Marketing

SEO Specialist 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 2 (40.00%) CMS
1 2 (40.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (20.00%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
General
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) XHTML
3 1 (20.00%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (20.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) SEO
2 4 (80.00%) Analytics
3 3 (60.00%) Pay per click
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Content Development
4 2 (40.00%) Content Management
4 2 (40.00%) Content Writing
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) Internet Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) Line Management
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (40.00%) Web Development
4 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
5 1 (20.00%) Customer Acquisition
5 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (20.00%) Link Building
5 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Google
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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